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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.

Baptist Hospital East Brain Injury Support Group KY
4000 Kresge Way Louisville, KY 40207
502-896-7456
Brain Tumor Support Group Gilda’s Club Louisville
633 Baxter Ave Louisville, KY
502-493-0609
BRIDGES KY Support Group
Florence Government Center Mtg Room C Lower Level Florence, KY 41042
Third Thursday of each month, 6:00 p.m.
859-466-8252
Mindy Ortlieb, mindy.ortlieb@bridgesnky.org
Website: bridgesnky.org

BRIDGES is a Northern Kentucky Brain Injury Support Group established in April 2004 at the request of numerous brain injured survivors searching for support, education, and resources. The acronym of BRIDGES means BRain Injury Demands GuidanceEducation and Support.

BRIDGES, Inc.’s mission is to provide education, awareness, support, community outreach, and avenues of advocacy to brain injured survivors, families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.

Cardinal Hill Brain Injury Support Group
2050 Versailles Rd Lexington, KY
First Thursday of each month in the Center of Learning at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, 6 p.m.
859-254-5701
Cardinal Hill Healthcare System Brain Injury Support Groups – Lexington Bluegrass Area Chapter
2050 Versailles Rd. Lexington, KY 40504
859-254-5701
Website: http://www.cardinalhill.org/chrh/support-groups?phpMyAdmin=%2CYDxzV-5pvT42EB1qOKU9WmKnO2
Frazier East Family Support Group
502-429-8640
Frazier East Family Support Group KY
220 Abraham Flexner Way Louisville, KY 40207
502-582-7484
Headliners Brain Injury Support Group KY
502-254-5035
HealthSouth KY Brain Injury Support Group
134 Heartland Dr. Elizabethtown, KY 42701
270-769-3100
Jackson Purchase Medical Center Brain Injury Support Group KY
859-409-7420
Owensboro Mercy Brain Injury Support Group
811 E Parrish Ave. Owensboro, KY 42303
Third Tuesday of odd months, 6 p.m. and third Thursday of even months, 6 p.m.
270-688-4313
Kings Daughter Medical Center Brain Injury Support Group
2201 Lexington Ave. Ashland, KY 41101
606-408-4558
Louisville Regional Office
321 W Main St. Ste. 390 Louisville, KY 40202
402- 566-4426
Website: benefits.va.gov/louisville
Email: gene.brainer@va.gov
Wellness Center Brain Injury Support Group KY 
803 Poplar St. Murray, KY 42071
270-762-1557
Western Baptist Hospital Brain Injury Support Group KY
2501 Kentucky Ave. Paducah, KY
270-575-2799
Western Kentucky ABIRP
Bowling Green, KY
270-202-6439

Resources

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.

321 West Main Street, Suite #318 Louisville, KY 40202
502-566-4426 or 1-877-797-3996
Email: vavbalou/ro/amvets@vba.va.gov
Website: amvetsofky.org

Brain Injury Trust Fund
Brain injury trust funds established by state governments are intended to create funding to help people with brain injury and their families. If a brain injury trust fund is available in a state, funds may be used to pay for case management, assistive technology, home modifications, transportation, respite short term therapies, and other services depending upon the rules in a given state. State funding for a brain injury trust fund may come from a surcharge on speeding or other motor vehicle violations and through other means.

3104 Blackiston Blvd New Albany, KY 47150
812-283-8545 or 1-855-816-9577
Website: chfs.ky.gov

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.

275 E Main St, 2nd Floor Frankfort, KY 40621
502-564-8035 or 1-800-633-6283
Email: VickiL.Staggs@ky.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.

624 Eastwood Street Bowling Green, KY 42103
270-796-5992 or 1-877-437-5045
Email: info@dri-ky.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.

275 E Main St
Frankfort, KY 40621
1-855-459-6328

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.

10301 B Deering Rd
Louisville, KY 40272
502-937-6894 or 1-800-525-7746
Email: spininc@kyspin.com
Website: kyspin.com

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.

5 Mill Creek Park
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-2967 or 1-800-372-2988
Website: kypa.net

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.

PO BOX 517
Frankfort, KY 40602
502-564-6034 or 1-800-595-6053
Website: insurance.ky.gov

State Insurance Marketplace
The Health Insurance Marketplace website allows a person to provide some information about household size and income to find what insurance options are available for private insurance plans. The Marketplace will also offer information about coverage available through Medicaid, Medicare or other state or federal programs.

215 W Main St
Frankfort, KY 40601
1-855-459-6328
Website: kyhbe.ky.gov

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.

Cabinet for Human Resources Building, 275 E Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621
502-564-4440 or 1-800-372-7172
Website: ovr.ky.gov
Email: wfd.vocrehab@ky.org

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