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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 Number: 800-827-1000

Address:
5460 Reno Corporate Dr
Reno, NV 89511

Website: https://www.benefits.va.gov/reno/

Email: lily.harian@va.gov

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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  • Nevada Community Enrichment Program
    • Phone Number: 702-259-1903
    • Address:
      6375 W Charleston Blvd
      Las Vegas, NV 89146
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Thursday of the month at 5:30
  • Nevada Travelers Support Group Meeting Carson City, NV
    • Phone Number: 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 2nd Monday of the month at 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Nevada: Making HeadwaySupport Group Reno Nevada
    • Phone Number: 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 – 8:00 pm

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: 702-257-8150

Toll Free Number: 888-349-3843

Address:
2820 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 Number: 775-684-3676

Toll Free Number: 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 Number: 702-388-8899

Toll Free Number: 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 Number: 702-257-8150

Toll Free Number: 888-349-3843

Address:
2820 West Charleston Boulevard #11
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Address:
6039 Eldora Ave Ste C
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Website: http://www.ndalc.org

Email: reno@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 Number: 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 Number: 775-687-0700

Toll Free Number: 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 Number: 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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