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Resources in Nebraska

AMVETS

AMVETS and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) offers information, counseling and claims service to all honorably discharged veterans and their dependents concerning disability compensation, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pension, education, employment, and other benefits.

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Phone Number: 402-420-4021

Address:
PO Box 85816
Lincoln, NE 68501

Website: http://amvetsnebraska.org/

Brain Injury Support Groups

Brain injury support groups can be a valuable source of information, emotional support, encouragement and social activities for people who have sustained a brain injury as well as family members and other caregivers.

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  • Grand Island NE Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone Number: 308-398-5396
    • Address:
      2620 W Faidley Ave
      Grand Island, NE 68803
    • Email: cmcelroy@sfmc-gi.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Monday of the month 7 pm
  • Kearney NE Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone Number: 308-865-8300
    • Address:
      Good Samaritan Hospital
      Kearney, NE 68847
    • Email: mckelveyml@unk.edu
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Fourth Thursday of the month 6:30 - 8 pm
  • Lincoln NE Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone Number: 402-472-8249
    • Address:
      Call for Location
      Lincoln, NE
    • Email: khux1@unl.edu
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second Friday of the month 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Lincoln NE Support Group United Methodist Church
    • Phone Number: 402-890-4521
    • Address:
      2723 N 50th St
      Lincoln, NE 68504
    • Email: nita_sipple@yahoo.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second Tuesday of the month 7 - 8:30 pm
  • Nebraska Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group Alliance
    • Phone Number: 308 761 3372
    • Address:
      2101 Box Butte Ave
      Alliance, NE 69301
    • Email: mdouglas@bbgh.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second Tuedsy of the month 3 pm
  • Nebraska: Omaha NE Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone Number: 402-680-7861
    • Address:
      6901 North 72nd St.
      NE 68122
    • Email: ahupka@yahoo.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second Tuesday of the month 6 pm
  • Norfolk NE Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone Number: 402-843-2318
    • Address:
      1500 Koenigstein Avenue
      Norfolk, NE 68701
    • Email: mmjensen@gpcom.net
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First Monday of the month. Times Vary. Call to Check on Time of Meeting.

 

  • North Platte NE Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone Number: Judy Nichelson at 308-532-7451
    • Address:
      601 West Liota
      North Platte, NE 69101
    • Email: judy_nichelson@outlook.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meetings take place second Monday of the month in Conference Room A at 2 pm
  • Scottsbluff NE Brain Injury Support Group

 

Client Assistance Program

The Client Assistance Program (CAP) can provide information and support to individuals who have questions or complaints about Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services in their state. The CAP program can explain the rights and responsibilities of people receiving services from VR, can mediate disputes between clients and VR, and can advise or assist in filing formal complaints or appeals of VR decisions.

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Phone Number: 402 471-0801

Toll Free Number: 800-742-7594

Address:
301 Centennial Mall South Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509

Website: http://www.cap.nebraska.gov/

Independent Living Center

Independent Living Centers are non-residential, private, non-profit, consumer-controlled, community-based organizations providing services and advocacy by and for persons with all types of disabilities. Each ILC offers independent living skills training, peer counseling, and information about services that can assist a person live as independently as possible in the community.

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Medicaid Office

Medicaid provides basic health care for people who have a disability, limited income, or receive certain other government benefits. Medicaid offices offer information on who is eligible and how to apply for Medicaid. In some states, a Medicaid home and community-based services waiver (HCBS) exists, which helps people with brain injury who prefer to get long-term care services and supports in their home or community instead of an institutional setting like a nursing home.

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Phone Number: 855 632-7633

Toll Free Number: 800-383-4278

Website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/medicaid/Pages/medicaid_index.aspx

How Do I Apply?

To apply for Nebraska Medicaid you may either fill out an application online by visiting ACCESSNebraska.ne.gov or you may call one of the numbers listed below and request a paper application that you may submit by mail.

Medical Eligibility
Customer Service Contact:
Call (855) 632-7633
In Lincoln (402) 473-7000
In Omaha (402) 595-1178
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday

Parent Training and Information Center

Parent Training and Information Centers help parents of children with disabilities, including brain injury, understand their rights and obtain appropriate services for their children within the school system. Services can include peer to peer support and assistance, advocacy for services, parent or school training, and referral to available community resources.

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Phone Number: 402 346-0525

Toll Free Number: 800-284-8520

Address:
1941 S 42nd St Suite 205
Omaha, NE 68105

Website: http://pti-nebraska.org

Email: reception@pti-nebraska.org

Protection and Advocacy

The Protection and Advocacy office works with people with disabilities, including brain injury, to ensure access to appropriate supports and services which can include educational programs, financial entitlements, healthcare, accessible housing, transportation, and employment opportunities. It also works to prevent the abuse, neglect and inappropriate placement of people with disabilities.

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Phone Number: 402 474-3183

Toll Free Number: 800-422-6691

Address:
134 South 13th Street Ste 600
Omaha, NE 68508

Website: http://www.disabilityrightsnebraska.org

Email: info@disabilityrightsnebraska.org

State Insurance Department

State Insurance Departments are state agencies that ensure insurance companies obey all state insurance laws and regulations. They can offer information about insurance laws in the state, and assist consumers in resolving complaints or concerns with insurance companies.

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Phone Number: 402 471-2201

Address:
941 O Street PO Box 82089
Lincoln, NE 68501

Website: http://www.doi.nebraska.gov/

Victims of Crime Compensation Fund

Crime victim compensation programs across the country offer crucial financial assistance to victims of violent crimes. This government program is designed to pay for some of the costs that can result from being the victim of a violent crime. This can include payments for some medical expenses, counseling costs, lost wages or burial expenses.

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Address:
301 Centennial Mall South P.O. Box 94946
Lincoln, NE 68509

Website: https://ncc.nebraska.gov/crime-victims-reparations

Vocational Rehabilitation

A federal/state program designed to assist people with a disability to return to gainful employment. Individualized services can include assessment, evaluation, career counseling, counseling, job training and job support.

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Phone Number: 402 471-3644

Toll Free Number: 877-637-3422

Address:
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509

Website: http://www.vr.ne.gov/index.html

Vocational Rehabilitation Services has multiple offices in the state. You can go to http://www.vr.ne.gov/offices/index.html to identify the office closest to you.

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