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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: 402-420-4021 
Address: PO Box 85816
Lincoln, NE 68501 


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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  • Alliance Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone: 308–761- 3372
    • Address: Box Butte General Hospital Hyannis Room 2101 Box Butte Ave
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. 
  • Chadron NE Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone: 308- 761- 3372
    • Address: Chadron Community Hospital Pine Lodge Rm 825 Centennial Dr
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m.
  • Columbus NE Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone: 402-562-3333 
    • Address: Columbus Wellness Center 3912 38th St
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Last Wednesday of odd months 
  • Council Bluffs NE Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone: 402-650-7132 Ruth Hanlin
    • Address: Call for meeting details
    • Email:
    • Date/Time of Meeting:  Second Thursday of the month 10 a.m. – noon
  • Grand Island NE Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone:  Melissa Taylor 308-398-5896 
    • Address: St Francis Medical Center 2620 West Faidley Ave
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Thursday of the month 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Every other month
  • Lincoln Brain Injury Support Group 
    • Phone: Gina Simanek 402-327-0120
    • Address: Pharmacy Solutions 5750 Hidcote Drive
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second Friday of the month 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.                 
  • Lincoln NE Brain Injury Support Group Madonna Rehab
    • Phone:  Brooke Murtaugh 402-483-9891
    • Address: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Sheridan Room, 5401 South St Lincoln, NE
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Tuesday of the month 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.                 
  • Lincoln NE Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone: Nita Sipple 402-890-4521
    • Address: First United Methodist Church 2723 N. 50th St
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second Tuesday of the month 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


  • Kearney NE Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone: Sheila Kennedy  308-224-5049
    • Address:  Agency on Aging Conference Room, 620 E. 25th St Ste 12 Kearney, NE
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Thursday of the month 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Norfolk NE Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone: Margaret Jensen 402-843-2318 or Paige Luebbert 402-870-2876
    • Address: Faith Regional E. Campus Sandhills Rm Health Services 1500 Koenigsten Ave
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First Monday of the month at 1 p.m.
  • North Platte NE Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone: Judy Nicholson 308-532-7451
    • Address: Great Plains Health 601 W. Leota Conf. Room C
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second Monday of the month 2 p.m.
  • Omaha NE Brain Injury Support Group – Madonna Rehab
    • Phone: Maddie Krueger 402-401-3608
    • Address: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital 17500 Burke St 
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Thursday of the month 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Omaha NE Brain Injury Support Group – CHI
    • Phone: Anne Hupka 402-680-7861
    • Address: CHI Immanuel Centennial Room 6901 N 72nd St
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.
  • Omaha NE Brain Injury Support Group -Teen and Twenties Support Group
    • Phone: Chris Stewart  402-890-7126
    • Address: Creighton Health CHI-Bergan Mercy 7500 Mercy Rd
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Sunday of the month 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Papillon NE Brain Injury Caregiver Support Group
    • Phone: Anne Hupka 402-680-7861
    • Address: Village Inn 72nd and Giles 
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First Thursday of the month 6:30 p.m.
  • Scottsbluff NE Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone Number: 308-761-3372
    • Address:  ESU13  Scottsbluff, NE 69361
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Tuesday of the month 4:30 p.m.
  • Waterloo NE Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone: Ruth Hamlin 402-650-7132
    • Address: Christian Church of Waterloo 23720 Cedar Dr
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Fourth Thursday of the month 1 p.m. -3 p.m.

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: 402-471-0801
Toll Free: 800-742-7594
Address: 301 Centennial Mall South Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509


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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  • Nebraska – Independence Rising
    • Phone: 308-382-9255
    • Toll Free: 877-400-1004
    • Address: 3335 W Capital
      Grand Island, NE 68803
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  • Nebraska – Lincoln Center for Independent Living
  • Nebraska – Norfolk Center for Independent Living
  • Nebraska – Omaha Center for Independent Living


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: 855-632-7633 
Toll Free: 800-383-4278


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: 402-346-0525
Toll Free: 800-284-8520
Address: 1941 S 42nd St Suite 205
Omaha, NE 68105



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: 402-474-3183
Toll Free: 800-422-6691
Address: 134 South 13th Street Ste 600
Omaha, NE 68508



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: 402-471-2201
Address: 941 O Street PO Box 82089
Lincoln, NE 68501


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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Phone: 402-471-2828
Address: 301 Centennial Mall South P.O. Box 94946
Lincoln, NE 68509


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: 402-471-3644
Toll Free: 877-637-3422
Address:  P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509

Vocational Rehabilitation Services has multiple offices in the state. Find the office in your county online:


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