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Resources in New Mexico

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:
500 Gold Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Website: http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=245&dnum=3

Email: louis.rossi@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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  • Albuquerque Professionals
    • Phone Number: 505-281-0665
    • Address:
      Brain Injury Association of New Mexico 121 Cardenas NE
      Albuquerque, NM
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Every Thursday from noon to 1:30 pm
  • Albuquerque Support Group survivors and caregivers
    • Phone Number: 505-858-0939
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Wednesday of each month 7 pm
  • Albuquerque Survivors
    • Phone Number: 505-288-1216
    • Address:
      Albuquerque Regional Medical Center 505 Elm St NE
      Albuquerque, NM
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Friday of every month at 7 pm
  • Santa Fe Brain Injury Support Group
    • Toll Free Number: 888-292-7415
    • Address:
      Toney Anaya Building, 2550 Cerrillos Rd, Hearing Room 1
      Santa Fe, NM
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
  • The Clubhouse
    • Phone Number: 505-292-7414
    • Address:
      Brain Injury Association of New Mexico 121 Cardenas NE
      Albuquerque, NM
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st and third Friday of each month from 9 am to noon
  • Volunteer Work Group
    • Phone Number: 505-296-0173
    • Address:
      Brain Injury Association of New Mexico 121 Cardenas NE
      Albuquerque, NM
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Thursday of each month from 11 am to 3 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: 505-827-3100

Toll Free Number: 888-997-2583

Address:
1720 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste 204
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Website: http://www.drnm.org

Email: info@drnm.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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Phone Number: 575-439-1112

Toll Free Number: 877-439-1112

Address:
700 First St Suite 772
Alamogordo, NM 88310

Website: http://www.ilrcnm.com/

Email: ilrcnm@yahoo.com

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: 505-827-3100

Toll Free Number: 888-997-2583

Address:
2009 S Pacheco, Pollon Plaza
Santa Fe, NM 87504

Website: http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/mad/

Email: MADInfo.HSD@state.nm.us

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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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: 505-256-3100

Toll Free Number: 800-432-4682

Address:
1720 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste 204
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Website: http://www.drnm.org

Email: info@drnm.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: 855-427-5674

Address:
PO Box 1689
Santa Fe, NM 87504

Website: http://www.osi.state.nm.us/

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 Number: 505-841-9432

Toll Free Number: 800-306-6262

Address:
8100 Mountain Rd NE Ste 106
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Website: http://www.cvrc.state.nm.us/

Email: cvrc@state.nm.us

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: 505-827-3526

Toll Free Number: 800- 773-4072

Address:
435 Saint Michaels Dr
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Website: http://www.dvrgetsjobs.com/

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