Resources in Utah
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.
Phone Number: 801-326-2375
Toll Free Number: 800-827-1000
550 Foothill Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84158
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.
- Brain Injury and Stroke Survivor Meeting - Murray, UT
- Facilitated by Tracy Liu, Speech Language Pathologist
- Phone: (801) 422-0283
- Address: Intermountain Medical Center TOSH CAMPUS 2nd floor Conference Room Cottonwood Medical Tower, 181 E Medical Tower
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
- Date/Time of Meeting: Every 3rd Thursday of the month from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
- Brain Injury Caregiver Support Group – Murray, UT
- Address: Intermountain Medical Center TOSH CAMPUSCottonwood Medical Tower, 181 E Medical Tower Drive, Murray 1st floor Conference Room
- Date/Time of Meeting: Every 3rd Thursday of the month from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
- University of Utah Brain Injury Support Group – Salt Lake City
- Phone: (801) 581-2221 Sarah Gallant, SLP and Ally Cayias, SLP
- Address: Sugarhouse Health Center 1138 E. Wilmington Avenue SLC, UT 84106
- Date/Time of Meeting: Meets 4th Tuesday of the Month at 7 p.m.
- Salt Lake Regional Medical Center Brain Injury Support Group – Salt Lake City UT
- Phone: (801) 350-4290 Kathryn Waddell
- Address: Moreau Building Auditorium 1045 E. 1st South, SLC, UT 84102
Call for date and time.
- Brain Injury Alliance Support Group for Adults – Salt Lake City, UT
- Phone: (801) 585-5511 Beth Cardell or Jennifer (801) 468-0027
- Address: Community Deaf Center 5709 South 1500 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
- Date/Time of Meeting: Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month 6-8 p.m.
- Veterans Affairs OEF / OIF Brain Injury Support Group
- Phone: Dr. Jennifer Romesser with questions: (801) 582-1565 ext. 2711
- Address: George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
500 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84148
- Date/Time of Meeting: Meets every other Monday 2-3:30 p.m.
- Brain Injury Support Group – Cedar City, UT
- Phone: Contact: Jerry Cowger 435-590-6244
- Address: Cedar City Library, 303 N. 100 E. Cedar City, Utah
- Date/Time of Meeting: Meets weekly Wednesday
- Brain Injury Support Group – St. George, UT
- Phone: Spencer Poulson (435) 251-6817 or (801) 251-6817
- Address: Southern Utah Neurosciences Institute Taylor Health Sciences Building
1526 S. Medical Center Dr., St. George, Utah
- Date/Time of Meeting: Meets 4th Wednesday of every month at 6:00
- Stroke & Brain Injury Support Group – Provo, UT
- Phone: Lori Johnson, (801) 422-9132
- Address: Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
122 East 1700 South, Building C Provo, Utah 84060
- Date/Time of Meeting: Meets 1st Thursday of the month from 7-8 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Social Security Office
The Social Security Administration manages two benefit programs for people with disabilities. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides monthly income to people with limited income and work history as a result of a disability. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides disability payments for workers who have contributed to Social Security and become disabled or blind before reaching retirement age and cannot work.
Toll Free Number: 800-772-1213
The Social Security Administration manages two cash benefit programs for people with disabilities. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides disability insurance benefits for workers who have contributed to Social Security and become disabled or blind before reaching retirement age. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides monthly cash income to low-income persons with limited work history and resources on the basis of age and disability. You can apply online for benefits, or contact your local office to apply in person. To find your local office, use the Social Security Office Locator https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp
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.
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.
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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