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Resources in Nevada

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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Toll Free: 800-827-1000
Address: 5460 Reno Corporate Dr
Reno, NV 89511
Website: https://www.benefits.va.gov/reno/

 

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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  • Las Vegas NeuroRestorative Brain Injury Support Group
    • Address: NeuroRestorative 2785 South Rainbow Blvd Ste 130 Las Vegas, NV 89146
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First and Third Thursday of the month 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    • Contact: Mary Langdon at BrainInjurynv@gmail.com
  • Las Vegas Dignity Health Brain Injury Support Group
    • Address: 2930 Sienna Heights Drive Henderson, NV 
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Wednesday of the month 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    • Contact: Mary Langdon at BrainInjurynv@gmail.com  
  • Las Vegas Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group
    • Address: Summerlin Hospital 657 N. Town Center Drive Conference Room B
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Fourth Thursday of the month 3 pm - 4 pm
    • Contact: 702-233-7061
  • Carson City Nevada Travelers Support Group Meeting
    • Phone: 775-830-4261
    • Address:  Shepard of the Sierra 3680 Hwy 395 South
      Carson City, NV 89705
    • Website: http://hiann.org/
    • Email: info@hiann.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the Second Monday of the month from 6 pm. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Reno: Making Headway Support Group Reno Nevada
    • Phone: 775-830-4261
    • Address: Renown South Meadows 10101 Double R Blvd
      Reno, NV 89511
    • Website: http://hiann.org
    • Email: info@hiann.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Thursday of each month 6 - 7:30 pm
  • Reno Nevada Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone Number: 775-440-1234
    • Address:  9475 Double R Blvd Suite B6
      Reno, NV 89521
    • Website: www.brainnevada.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets Second Wednesday of the Month 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 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: 702-257-8150
Toll Free: 888-349-3843
Address: 820 West Charleston Boulevard #11 Las Vegas, NV 89102
Website: http://www.ndalc.org
Email: reno@ndalc.org

 

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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  • Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living
  • Southern Nevada Centers 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: 775-684-3676
Toll Free: 877- 543-7669
Address: Division of Health Care Financing and Policy, 1100 E William St Ste 101
Carson City, NV 89701
Website: https://dwss.nv.gov/
Email: welfare@dwss.nv.gov

 

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: 702-388-8899
Toll Free: 800- 216-5188
Address: 2101 S Jones Blvd Ste 120  Las Vegas, NV 89146
Website: http://www.nvpep.org
Email: pepinfo@nvpep.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: 702-257-8150
Toll Free: 888-349-3843
Address:  2820 West Charleston Boulevard #11  Las Vegas, NV 89102
Website: http://www.ndalc.org

 

 

Social Security Office

The Social Security Administration manages two benefit programs for people with disabilities. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides monthly income to people with limited income and work history as a result of a disability. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides disability payments for workers who have contributed to Social Security and become disabled or blind before reaching retirement age and cannot work.

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Toll Free: 800-772-1213
Website: http://ssa.gov

The Social Security Administration manages two cash benefit programs for people with disabilities. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides disability insurance benefits for workers who have contributed to Social Security and become disabled or blind before reaching retirement age. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides monthly cash income to low-income persons with limited work history and resources on the basis of age and disability. You can apply online for benefits, or contact your local office to apply in person. To find your local office, use the Social Security Office Locator https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp

 

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: 775-687-0700
Toll Free: 888-872-3234
Address: 1818 E College Pkwy Ste 103  Carson City, NV 89104
Website: http://doi.nv.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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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: 775-684-4040
Address: 1370 S Curry St Carson City, NV 89703
Website: http://detr.state.nv.us/rehab/reh_vorh.htm
Email: detrvr@nvdetr.org

 

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