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Resources in South Dakota

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: 605-773-3269

Toll Free Number: 877-579-0015

Address:
425 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501

Website: http://mva.sd.gov/default.html

Email: audry.ricketts@state.sd.us

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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  • South Dakota Brain Injury Support Group Aberdeen
    • Phone Number: 605-395-6655
    • Address:
      Rehabilitation Center at Avera St Luke's Hospital, 4th floor
      Aberdeen, SD
    • Website: http://www.braininjurysd.org/SupportGroups.html
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7 pm to 8:30 pm
  • South Dakota Brain Injury Support Group Black Hills
  • South Dakota Brain Injury Support Group Brookings Area
    • Phone Number: 605 697 6678
    • Address:
      Brookings Hospital 300 22nd Ave
      Brookings, SD
    • Email: dahschumacher@hotmail.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Thursday of the month 3 pm - 4 pm
      Brookings Area Brain Injury Support Group
      The Brookings Area Brain Injury Support Group meets the first Thursday of the month from 3PM to 4PM Please contact Doris Schumacher for information about the location of the support group: Doris Schumacher, dahschumacher@hotmail.com or call (605) 697-6678.
  • South Dakota Brain Injury Support Group Sioux Falls
    • Phone Number: 605-339-0137
    • Address:
      The Center for Active Generations at 2300 W 46th St
      Sioux Falls, SD
    • Website: http://www.braininjurysd.org/SupportGroups.html
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets 2nd Saturday of every month, from September through May from 1pm to 2:45 pm
      Contact Person / Facilitator: Karen Brokenleg (605) 339-0137, Deb Lichty (605) 322-5066, or Mary Tommeraasen 605-367-5260.
      When: Meets 2nd Saturday of every month, from 1PM to 2:30PM.
      Where: The Center for Active Generations at 2300 W. 46th Street , Sioux Falls, SD.
      The support group provides an environment where persons with brain injury and their families can share accomplishments and struggles and find others who understand. The group tries to have an educational speaker at least every 2-3 months. A monthly newsletter is sent out to those on the mailing list. If you would like to receive this newsletter or want more information, please contact Karen Brokenleg (605) 339-0137, or Deb Lichty (605) 322-5066, or Mary Tommeraasen 605-367-5260

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: 605-224-8294

Toll Free Number: 800-658-4782

Address:
221 S Central Ave
Pierre, SD 57501

Website: http://www.sdadvocacy.com

Email: cap@oepp.sc.gov

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: 605-626-2976

Address:
110 Sixth Ave SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Website: http://www.ilcchoices.org/

Email: mcain@pfcil.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: 605-773-3165

Address:
700 Governors Dr
Pierre, SD 57501

Website: http://dss.sd.gov/medicalservices/

Email: MedElig@state.sd.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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Phone Number: 605-361-3171

Toll Free Number: 800-640-4553

Address:
3701 W 49th St Ste 102
Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Website: http://www.sdparent.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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Phone Number: 605-224-8294

Toll Free Number: 800-658-4782

Address:
221 S Central Ave
Pierre, SD 57501

Website: http://www.sdadvocacy.com

Email: sdas@sdadvocacy.com

  
 

 

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: 605-773-3563

Address:
445 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501

Website: http://dlr.sd.gov/insurance/default.aspx

Email: insurance@state.sd.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: 605.773.5884

Address:
700 Governors Dr
Pierre, SD 57501

Website: https://dss.sd.gov/

Email: Victimsservices@state.sd.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: 605-773-3195

Toll Free Number: 800-265-9684

Address:
3800 E Hwy 34 c/o 500 E Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501

Website: http://dhs.sd.gov/drs/vocrehab/vr.aspx

Email: infodhs@state.sd.us

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