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Resources in Oklahoma

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: 918-781-7762

Address:
125 S Main St #1B38
Muskogee, OK 74401

Website: http://www.benefits.va.gov/muskogee/

Email: victor.williams2@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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  • Enid/NorthW Brain Injury Support Group OK
    • Phone Number: 580-548-5081
    • Address:
      St. Mary's RehabCare Unit, 305 S 5th
      End, OK 73701
    • Email: jeff.chace@uhsinc.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm
  • McAlester Head Injury Support Group OK
    • Phone Number: 918-426-6220
    • Address:
      Oklahoma ILC, 601 E Carl Albert Pkwy
      McAlester, OK 74501
    • Email: terryy@oilok.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 1:00 pm
  • Muskogee Brain Injury Support Group OK
    • Phone Number: 918-913-5537
    • Address:
      Conference Room of Muskogee Regional Rehab, 300 Rockefeller Dr
      Muskogee, OK
    • Email: Trina.Flowers@yahoo.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm
  • Norman Brain Injury Support Group OK
    • Address:
      Norman Public Library
      Norman, OK
    • Email: jloak52@gmail.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: The Norman Brain Injury Support Group does not have any groups scheduled at this time. Contact Janice to get more information about the group.
  • Oklahoma City Citywide Stroke Support Group
    • Phone Number: Janet Spradlin PhD at 405 272 6554
    • Address:
      American Heart Assn 5700 N Portland Rm 110
      Oklahoma City, OK
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Monday of the month from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
  • Oklahoma City Educational Series and Support
    • Phone Number: 405-644-5381
    • Address:
      Integris Jim Thorpe Rehab Hospital 4219 S. Western
      Oklahoma City, OK
    • Email: Karen.Bryan@integrisok.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm
    • Educational series and support for people with brain injury. Christmas and summer reunions for former TBI patients and therapists are held each year. Call to be included on the mailing list for current information. Meetings take place at Integris Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Hospital in the Jones Education Classroom on the First Floor.
  • Oklahoma City Head Injury Support Group
    • Phone Number: 405 721 8453
    • Address:
      Valir Rehabilitation Hospital 721 NW 7th St
      Oklahoma City, OK
    • Email: garybulmer@flash.net
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First and Third Tuessday of the month from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • The group starts together, and breaks into groups for family and for people with brain injury. Contact Gary Bulmar to get more information.
  • Oklahoma City Stroke Support Group
    • Phone Number: 405 721 8453
    • Address:
      Meets at Mercy Hospital in the glass pyramid building
      Oklahoma City, OK
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second Tuesday of the Month from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
  • Tulsa Brain Injury Support Group OK
    • Phone Number: 918-488-6165
    • Address:
      7146 S Braden Ave Ste 500
      Tulsa, OK 74136
    • Email: mhdobbsrn@sbcglobal.net
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 except for Holidays

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: 405-521-3756

Toll Free Number: 800-522-8224

Address:
2401 NW\W 23rd Ste 90
Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Website: http://www.ok.gov/odc/C.A.P./

Email: CAP@ohc.state.ok.us

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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  • Dynamic Independence OK
  • Progressive Independence Center - Norman OK
    • Phone Number: 405-321- 3203
    • Toll Free Number: 800-801-3203
    • Address:
      121 N. Porter
      Norman, OK 73071
    • Website: http://www.progind.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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Phone Number: 405-521-3646

Toll Free Number: 800-522-0310

Address:
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Website: http://www.okdhs.org/

Email: N/A

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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Address:
223 North Broadway
Holdenville, OK 74848

Website: http://oklahomaparentscenter.org/

Email: info@oklahomaparentscenter.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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Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc.

Phone Number: 405-525-7755

Toll Free Number: 800-880-7755

Address:
2915 Classen Blvd Ste 300
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Website: http://www.oklahomadisabilitylaw.org

Email: kayla@okdlc.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: 405-521-2828

Toll Free Number: 800-522-0071

Address:
Five Corporate Plaza 3625 NW 56th Ste 100
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Website: https://www.ok.gov/oid/

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: 405-264-5006

Toll Free Number: 800-745-6098

Address:
421 NW 13th Ste 290
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Website: http://www.ok.gov/dac/Victims

Email: victimsservices@dac.state.ok.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: 405-951-3400

Toll Free Number: 800-845-8476

Address:
3535 NW 58th St Ste 500
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Website: http://www.okrehab.org/

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