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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: 609-526-4356

Address:
611 Beverly-Rancocas Road
Willingboro, NJ 08046

Website: www.amvets-nj.org

Email: amvets@amvets-nj.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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  • Adolescent & Parent Support Groups at Children’s Specialized Hospital NJ
    • Phone Number: 856-229-3065
    • Address:
      200 Somerset St
      New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Both groups meet the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm
  • Atlantic/Cape May Group at Bacharach Rehab NJ
    • Phone Number: 856-589-5797
    • Address:
      61 W Jimmie Leeds Rd
      Pamona, NJ 08240
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7pm
  • Bergen Support Group at Englewood Hospital
    • Phone Number: 201-666-2015
    • Address:
      350 Engle St
      Englewood, NJ 07631
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm
  • Burlington/Camden Group at Bancroft NJ
    • Phone Number: 609-799-8400
    • Address:
      201 South Kings Hwy
      Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm
  • Cape May Group at Cape Regional Medical Center NJ
    • Phone Number: 609-463-4043
    • Address:
      2 Stone Harbor Blvd, 1st Floor, Maruchi Room
      Cape May, NJ 08210
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1 pm
  • College Students Brain Injury Support Group at Rutgers NJ
    • Phone Number: 848-445-4428
    • Address:
      Rutgers Campus Lucy Stone Hall, A-Wing Ste A145, 54 Joyce Kilmer Ave
      New Brunswick, NJ 08854
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Sunday of the month at 6:30-8pm
  • Concussion Support Group Weisman Children’s Hosp NJ
    • Phone Number: 856-489-4520
    • Address:
      92 Brick Rd 3rd floor
      Marlton, NJ 08053
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the 3rd Monday of each month 6:30-7:30pm
  • Essex Group Kessler Institute for Rehab NJ
    • Phone Number: 973-414-4743
    • Address:
      1199 Pleasant Valley Way
      W Orange, NJ 07052
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the second and last Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm

  • Gloucester Group at Moss Rehab/Drucker Brain Injury Center NJ
    • Phone Number: 856-853-9900
    • Address:
      135 South Broad St
      Woodbury, NJ 08096
    • Date/Time of Meeting: This group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 3pm
  • Mercer Group at St Lawrence Rehab Hospital NJ
    • Phone Number: 609-896-9500
    • Address:
      2381 Lawrenceville Rd
      Lawrence, NJ 08648
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm
  • Middlesex Group JFK Johnson Rehab Ctr NJ
    • Phone Number: 732-906-2640
    • Address:
      Hartwyck at Oak Tree, 2048 Oak Tree Rd
      Edison, NJ 08820
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6pm
  • Monmouth Group at Dorbrook Park Recreation Area NJ
    • Phone Number: 732-745-0200
    • Address:
      Route 537
      Colts Neck, NJ 07722
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7pm
  • Morris Group at the DAWN Center for Independent Living NJ
    • Phone Number: 973-625-1940
    • Address:
      30 Broad St Ste 5
      Denville, NJ 07834
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6 pm
  • Ocean Group at Community Medical Center NJ
    • Phone Number: 732-557-8000
    • Address:
      99 Hwy 37 W
      Toms River, NJ 08755
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6pm
  • Passaic/Bergen Group at Rehab Specialists
    • Phone Number: 201-478-4200
    • Address:
      18-01 Pollitt Dr Ste 1A
      Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm
  • Salem Group at Friends Village NJ
    • Phone Number: 609-202-9902
    • Address:
      One Friends Village
      Woodstown, NJ 08098
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the last Monday of each month at 6 pm

  • Stroke Support Group Cherry Hill NJ
    • Phone Number: 856-424-1333 x1186
    • Address:
      Katz Jewish Community Center
      Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
    • Date/Time of Meeting: alternating Mondays from 10:15 to 11:30am (the second and fourth Mondays of the month).
      Attendees must be a member of the Katz Jewish Community Center. Scholarships are available, and members of the group can be of any faith
  • Support Group Community Skills Pgm Marlton NJ
    • Phone Number: 856-589-5797
    • Address:
      5000 Sagemore Dr #203
      Marlton, NJ 08053
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 7 pm
  • Support Group HealthSouth Rehab Hosp Vineland NJ
    • Phone Number: 856-696-7100
    • Address:
      1237 W Sherman Ave
      Vineland, NJ 08360
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7pm
  • Sussex Group at Redeemer Lutheran Church NJ
    • Phone Number: 703-297-7726
    • Address:
      37 Newton Sparta Rd
      Newton, NJ 07860
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the 2nd Tuesday of month at 7 pm
  • Union/Somerset Group at Community Skills Program NJ
    • Phone Number: 732-745-0200
    • Address:
      776 Mountain Blvd Ste 102
      Watchung, NJ07069
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6 pm

Brain Injury Trust Fund

Brain injury trust funds established by state governments are intended to create funding to help people with brain injury and their families. If a brain injury trust fund is available in a state, funds may be used to pay for case management, assistive technology, home modifications, transportation, respite short term therapies, and other services depending upon the rules in a given state. State funding for a brain injury trust fund may come from a surcharge on speeding or other motor vehicle violations and through other means.

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Phone Number: 609-292-7800

Toll Free Number: 888-285-3036

Address:
NJ Department of Human Services Division of Disability Services
Trenton, NJ 08625

Website: http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dds/oias/tbis/tbifund.html

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: 609-292-9742

Toll Free Number: 800-922-7233

Address:
210 S Broad St, 3rd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608

Website: http://www.drnj.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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Address:
Multiple locations in the state, NJ

Website: http://www.njsilc.org/

Visit the New Jersey Statewide Independent Living Council website to find the Independent Living Center in your county
http://www.njsilc.org/

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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Toll Free Number: 800-356-1561

Address:
222 S Warren St
Trenton, NJ 08625

Website: http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmahs/clients/medicaid/

Locate your local Social Services office http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dfd/programs/njsnap/cwa/

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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  • New Jersey Association for Special Children & Families
  • New Jersey Statewide Parent Advocacy Network
    • Phone Number: 973-642-8100
    • Toll Free Number: 800-654-7726
    • Address:
      35 Halsey St, 4th Floor
      Newark, NJ 07102
    • Website: http://www.spanadvocacy.org/

  • Stroke Support Group Cherry Hill NJ
    • Phone Number: 856-424-1333 x1186
    • Address:
      Katz Jewish Community Center
      Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
    • Date/Time of Meeting: alternating Mondays from 10:15 to 11:30am (the second and fourth Mondays of the month).
      Attendees must be a member of the Katz Jewish Community Center. Scholarships are available, and members of the group can be of any faith
  • Support Group Community Skills Pgm Marlton NJ
    • Phone Number: 856-589-5797
    • Address:
      5000 Sagemore Dr #203
      Marlton, NJ 08053
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 7 pm
  • Support Group HealthSouth Rehab Hosp Vineland NJ
    • Phone Number: 856-696-7100
    • Address:
      1237 W Sherman Ave
      Vineland, NJ 08360
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7pm
  • Sussex Group at Redeemer Lutheran Church NJ
    • Phone Number: 703-297-7726
    • Address:
      37 Newton Sparta Rd
      Newton, NJ 07860
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the 2nd Tuesday of month at 7 pm
  • Union/Somerset Group at Community Skills Program NJ
    • Phone Number: 732-745-0200
    • Address:
      776 Mountain Blvd Ste 102
      Watchung, NJ07069
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6 pm

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: 609-292-9742

Toll Free Number: 800-922-7233

Address:
210 S Broad St, 3rd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608

Website: http://www.drnj.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: 609-292-7272

Toll Free Number: 800-446-7467

Address:
NJDOBI PO BOX 471
Trenton, NJ 08625-0471

Website: http://www.state.nj.us/dobi/consumer.htm

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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Toll Free Number: 877-658-2221

Address:
50 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102

Website: http://www.nj.gov/oag/njvictims/index.html

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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Address:
PO BOX 398
Trenton, NJ 08625-0398

Website:http://careerconnections.nj.gov/careerconnections/plan/foryou/disable/vocational_rehabilitation_services.shtml#

The mailing address is for the Administrative Offices. There are multiple Vocational Rehabilitation Offices in the state. Visit the website

http://careerconnections.nj.gov/careerconnections/plan/foryou/disable/dvrs_field_office_locations.shtml to find the office closest to you.

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