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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: 877-726-8387




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: 541-388-8103
    • Address: 2680 NE Twin Knolls Dr
      Bend, OR 97701
    • Email:
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Every Thursday 10:30 am-12 pm
  • Astoria Support Group OR
    • Toll Free: 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
  • BirrdSong Support Group Portland OR
    • Phone Number: 503-608-2378
    • Address: Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, Wistar Morris Room,1015 NW 22nd
      Portland, OR 97210
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    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Saturday of the month 9:30 am – 11 am
  • Brain Injury Support Group Molalla OR
  • Brain Injury Support Group of Newport OR
  • Crossroads Brain Injury Group OR
    • Phone Number: 503-232-7411
    • Address: Independent Living Resources 1839 NE Couch St Portland, OR 97232
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    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd and 4th Friday 1-3 pm
      • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Saturday 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
  • Growing Through It- Healing Art Workshop OR
  • Head Bangers OR
    • Phone Number: 503-760-0425
    • Address: 604 SE Water Ave Portland, OR 97214
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    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Saturday 1:00-3:00 pm. TBI Survivor self-help group Odd months and TBI Family & Spouse Even
  • 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
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    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st & 3rd Friday 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Positive Brain Injury Support Group OR
    • Phone Number: 503 235-2466
    • Address: 4511 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd Portland, OR 97202
    • Website:
    • 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
    When: 4th Thursday of each month | 4pm-6pm
    Where: Minds in Motion Initiative | 2870 Broadway St NE Salem, OR 97303 (location can vary depending on the activity)
    Contact: Meg Snider 971-977-3688 |

  • SALEM Coffee & Conversation OR
    • Phone Number: 971-977-3688
    • Address: 299 Cottage St
      Salem, OR 97301
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Fridays 11-12:30 pm
  • Salem Stroke Support Group OR
  • Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support & Social Club
  • Spokes Unlimited Brain Injury Recreation OR
  • TBI Caregiver Support Group Portland OR
    • Phone Number: 503-208-1787
    • Address: 8818 NE Everett St
      Portland, OR 97220
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    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Thursday 7-8:30 pm
  • TBI- Support Group Coos Bay, OR
    • Address: Kaffe 101, 171 South Broadway
      Coos Bay, OR 97420
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    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Saturday August 9th 3:00 pm – 5:00 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: 503-243-2081
Toll Free: 800-452-1694
Address: 511  SW 10th Ave Ste 200
Portland, OR 97205


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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Association of Oregon Centers for Independent Living
Address: 1839 NE Couch St
Portland, OR 97232




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: 503-945-5772
Toll Free: 800-699-9075
Address: 500 Summer St NE
Salem, OR 97301



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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  • Family and Community Together FACT OR
    • Toll Free: 888- 988-3228
    • Address: 2475 SE Ladd Ave Ste 430                    
      Portland, OR 97214
    • Website: http://www.factoregon.or


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: 503-243-2081
Toll Free: 800-452-1694
Address: 511 SW 10th Ave Ste 200
Portland, OR 97205



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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Toll Free: 888-877-4894
Address: 350 Winter St NE
Salem, OR 97309



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: 503-378-5348
Toll Free: 800-503-7983
Address:1162 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301




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: 503-945-5880
Toll Free: 877-277-0513
Address: 500 Summer St NE E87
Salem, OR 97301



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