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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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Toll Free Number: 800-827-1000

Address:
100 SW Main St FL 2
Portland, OR 97204

Website: http://www1.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=317&dnum=All

Email: N/A

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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  • Ablitree Thursday Support Group OR
    • Phone Number: 541-388-8103
    • Address:
      2680 NE Twin Knolls Dr
      Bend, OR 97701
    • Email: michelleh@abilitree.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Every Thursday 10:30 am-12 pm
  • Astoria Support Group OR
    • Toll Free Number: 888 503 7760
    • Address:
      Pacific NW Occupational Therapy Clinic 1396 Duane St
      Astoria, OR 97103
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Tuesday of the month 6-7:30 pm
  • BIG Brain Injury Group Eugene OR
    • Phone Number: 541-998-3951
    • Address:
      Hilyard Community Center 2580 Hilyard Ave
      Eugene, OR 97401
    • Email: BCCBrown@aol.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Tuesdays 11:00 am-1 pm
  • BirrdSong Support Group Portland OR
    • Phone Number: 503-608-2378
    • Address:
      Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, Wistar Morris Room,1015 NW 22nd
      Portland, OR 97210
    • Email: peersupportcoordinator@birrdsong.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Saturday of the month 9:30 am - 11 am
  • Brain Injury Advocate Support Group Portland OR
    • Phone Number: 503-752-6065
    • Address:
      Brain Injury Help Center 1220 SW Morrison #433
      Portland, OR 97205
    • Email: braininjuryhelporg@yahoo.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00-12:00
  • Brain Injury Support Group Molalla OR
  • Brain Injury Support Group of Newport OR
  • HELP OR
    • Phone Number: 503-760-0425
    • Address:
      604 SE Water Ave
      Portland, OR 97214
    • Website: http://biaoregon.org/supportgrp.htm
    • Email: cmuse2002@yahoo.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Saturday 1:00-3:00 pm. TBI Survivor self-help group Odd months and TBI Family & Spouse Even Months.
  • Living the Creative Life Women's Coffee OR
    • Phone Number: 503-752-6065
    • Address:
      Brain Injury Help Center 1220 SW Morrison #436
      Portland, OR 97205
    • Email: braininjuryhelporg@yahoo.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Fridays 10:00 -12:00
  • OHSU Sports Concussion Support Group OR
  • Oregon Abilitree Moving Ahead Support Group Bend
    • Phone Number: 541-388-8103
    • Address:
      2680 NE Twin Knolls Dr
      Bend, OR 97701
    • Email: francinem@abilitree.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st & 3rd Friday 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Oregon City Support Group
  • Parents' Support Group Portland, OR
    • Phone Number: 503-281-4682
    • Address:
      Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035, 2801 N Gantenbein
      Portland, OR 97227
    • Email: joycek1145@aol.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Saturday 12:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Positive Brain Injury Support Group OR
    • Phone Number: 503 235-2466
    • Address:
      4511 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd
      Portland, OR 97202
    • Website: http://biaoregon.org/supportgrp.htm
    • Email: N/A
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st and 3rd Monday's 4:30-6:00 pm
  • Positive Brain Injury Support Group Redmond, OR
    • Phone Number: 541-330-4428
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st and 3rd Wednesday's 4:30- 6:00 pm
  • SALEM Brain Injury Support Group OR
  • SALEM Coffee & Conversation OR
  • Salem Stroke Support Group OR
  • Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support & Social Club
  • Spokes Unlimited Brain Injury Recreation OR
  • Spokes Unlimited Brain Injury Support Group OR
  • Stroke Support Group Corvallis, OR
    • Phone Number: 541-768-5157
    • Address:
      333 NW 35th Street
      Corvallis, OR 97330
    • Email: smjohnson@samhealth.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Tuesday 1:30 to 3:00 pm
  • TBI Caregiver Support Group Portland OR
    • Phone Number: 503-208-1787
    • Address:
      8818 NE Everett St
      Portland, OR 97220
    • Email: afripath@gmail.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Thursday 7-8:30 pm
  • TBI Social Club Portland OR
    • Phone Number: 503-775-1718
    • Address:
      Location varies
      Portland, OR
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets twice a month - days and times vary
  • TBI- Support Group Coos Bay, OR
    • Address:
      Kaffe 101, 171 South Broadway
      Coos Bay, OR 97420
    • Email: tbicbsupport@gmail.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Saturday August 9th 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Technology Time-adaptive tutoring Portland OR
    • Phone Number: 503-752-6065
    • Address:
      Brain Injury Help Center 1220 SW Morrison #437
      Portland, OR 97205
    • Email: braininjuryhelporg@yahoo.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Fridays 1:00-4:00

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: 503-243-2081

Toll Free Number: 800-452-1694

Address:
610 SW Broadway Ste 200
Portland, OR 97205

Website: http://www.disabilityrightsoregon.org

Email: welcome@disabilityrightsoregon.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: 541-388-8103

Address:
P.O Box 9425
Bend, OR 97708

Website: http://www.abilitree.org/

Email: abilitree@abilitree.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: 503-945-5772

Toll Free Number: 800-527-5772

Address:
500 Summer St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Website: http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/healthplan/Pages/index.aspx

Email: dhs.info@state.or.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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  • HELP OR
    • Phone Number: 503-760-0425
    • Address:
      604 SE Water Ave
      Portland, OR 97214
    • Website: http://biaoregon.org/supportgrp.htm
    • Email: cmuse2002@yahoo.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Saturday 1:00-3:00 pm. TBI Survivor self-help group Odd months and TBI Family & Spouse Even Months.
  • Living the Creative Life Women's Coffee OR
    • Phone Number: 503-752-6065
    • Address:
      Brain Injury Help Center 1220 SW Morrison #436
      Portland, OR 97205
    • Email: braininjuryhelporg@yahoo.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Fridays 10:00 -12:00
  • OHSU Sports Concussion Support Group OR
  • Oregon Abilitree Moving Ahead Support Group Bend
    • Phone Number: 541-388-8103
    • Address:
      2680 NE Twin Knolls Dr
      Bend, OR 97701
    • Email: francinem@abilitree.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st & 3rd Friday 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Oregon City Support Group
  • Parents' Support Group Portland, OR
    • Phone Number: 503-281-4682
    • Address:
      Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035, 2801 N Gantenbein
      Portland, OR 97227
    • Email: joycek1145@aol.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Saturday 12:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Positive Brain Injury Support Group OR
    • Phone Number: 503 235-2466
    • Address:
      4511 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd
      Portland, OR 97202
    • Website: http://biaoregon.org/supportgrp.htm
    • Email: N/A
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st and 3rd Monday's 4:30-6:00 pm
  • Positive Brain Injury Support Group Redmond, OR
    • Phone Number: 541-330-4428
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st and 3rd Wednesday's 4:30- 6:00 pm
  • SALEM Brain Injury Support Group OR
  • SALEM Coffee & Conversation OR
  • Salem Stroke Support Group OR
  • Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support & Social Club
  • Spokes Unlimited Brain Injury Recreation OR
  • Spokes Unlimited Brain Injury Support Group OR
  • Stroke Support Group Corvallis, OR
    • Phone Number: 541-768-5157
    • Address:
      333 NW 35th Street
      Corvallis, OR 97330
    • Email: smjohnson@samhealth.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Tuesday 1:30 to 3:00 pm
  • TBI Caregiver Support Group Portland OR
    • Phone Number: 503-208-1787
    • Address:
      8818 NE Everett St
      Portland, OR 97220
    • Email: afripath@gmail.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Thursday 7-8:30 pm
  • TBI Social Club Portland OR
    • Phone Number: 503-775-1718
    • Address:
      Location varies
      Portland, OR
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets twice a month - days and times vary
  • TBI- Support Group Coos Bay, OR
    • Address:
      Kaffe 101, 171 South Broadway
      Coos Bay, OR 97420
    • Email: tbicbsupport@gmail.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Saturday August 9th 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Technology Time-adaptive tutoring Portland OR
    • Phone Number: 503-752-6065
    • Address:
      Brain Injury Help Center 1220 SW Morrison #437
      Portland, OR 97205
    • Email: braininjuryhelporg@yahoo.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Fridays 1:00-4:00

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: 503-243-2081

Toll Free Number: 800-452-1694

Address:
610 SW Broadway Ste 200
Portland, OR 97205

Website: http://www.disabilityrightsoregon.org

Email: welcome@disabilityrightsoregon.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: 503-947-7980

Toll Free Number: 888-877-4894

Address:
350 Winter St NE
Salem, OR 97309

Website: http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/ins/index.html

Email: dcbs.insmail@state.or.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: 503-378-5348

Toll Free Number: 800-503-7983

Address:
1162 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Website: http://www.doj.state.or.us/victims/pages/compensation.aspx

Email: cvsd.email@doj.state.or.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: 503-945-5880

Toll Free Number: 877-277-0513

Address:
500 Summer St NE E87
Salem, OR 97301

Website: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/vr/

Email: vr.info@state.or.us

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