Resources in North Dakota
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.
Address: 815 North 12th St Bismark, ND 58501
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.
- Bismark North Dakota Brain Injury and Stroke Support Group
- Phone: 701-323-6616
- Address: Sanford Health Center 300 North 7th St
Bismark, ND 58102
- Website: https://www.sanfordhealth.org/classes-and-events
- Date/Time of Meeting: Second Monday of the month each quarter
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- Bismark North Dakota Brain Injury Support Group
- Phone: 701-222-3636
- Address: Dakota Center for Independent Living 3111 E Broadway
- Website: http://dakotacil.org/
- Date/Time of Meeting: Fourth Thursday of the Month 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Devils Lake North Dakota Brain Injury Support Group
- Phone: 701-317-4172
- Address: St Olaf Church 601 6th St Northeast
Devils Lake, ND 58301
- Website: https://www.ndbin.org/services/support
- Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Thursday of the month 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Dickinson North Dakota Brain Injury Support Group
- Fargo North Dakota Brain Injury Support Group
- Phone: 701-364-5433
- Address: Hope Lutheran Church 2900 North Broadway Fargo ND 58102
- Website: https://onwordtherapy.com/
- Date/Time of Meeting: Third Thursday of the month 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
- Fargo North Dakota Brain Injury Support Group
- Phone: 701-356-7766
- Address: 1150 Prairie Parkway West Fargo
- Date/Time of Meeting: First Thursday of the month 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- Mind Matters Group and Caregivers Support Group meet at same time
- Grand Forks North Dakota Brain Injury Support Group
- Minot North Dakota Brain Injury Support Group
- Phone: 701-857-2449
- Address: Trinity Health 1900 8th Ave SE
Minot, ND 58701
- Date/Time of Meeting: Third Thursday of the month call for details
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.
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.
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.
Toll Free: 800-755-2604
Address: 600 E Blvd Ave Dept 325 Bismarck, ND 58505
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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