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.
Toll Free: 800-827-1000
Address: 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
- Phone: (801) 422-0283
- Address: Intermountain Medical Center 9th floor Conference Room Cottonwood Medical 5171 S. Cottonwood St, Murray
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date/Time of Meeting: Third Thursday of the month from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Brain Injury Caregiver Support Group – Murray, UT
- Address: Intermountain Medical Center Cottonwood Medical Tower, 5171 S. Cottonwood St, Murray 9th floor Conference Room
- Date/Time of Meeting: Third Thursday of the month from 7 p.m.– 8 p.m.
- Aphasia Talking Practice Group
- Address: TOSH Medical Center 5770 S 250 E Suite G50, Murray
- Date/Time of Meeting: Every Tuesday noon – 1 p.m.
- Cognitive Skills Group
- Address:TOSH Medical Center 5770 S 250 E Suite G50, Murray
- Date/Time of Meeting: Every Thursday noon – 1 p.m.
- University of Utah Brain Injury Support Group – Salt Lake City
- Phone: (801) 581-2221 Annie Wallace
- Address: Sugarhouse Health Center 1138 E. Wilmington Avenue Salt Lake City
- Date/Time of Meeting: Fourth Tuesday of the Month at 7 p.m. .
- Brain Injury Alliance Support Group for Adults – Salt Lake City, UT
- Phone: (801) 585-5511 Beth Cardell
- Address: Community Deaf Center 5709 South 1500 West, Salt Lake City
- Date/Time of Meeting: Second Tuesday of the month 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Brain Injury Support Group – Ogden
- Phone: Crisi Thompson 801 387 7076
- Address: McKay Dee Hospital Education Center 4401 Harrison Blvd Ogden
- Date/Time of Meeting: Fourth Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m.
- Stroke & Brain Injury Support Group – Provo, UT
- Phone: Tracy Liu by email: email@example.com
- Address: BYU Speech and Language Clinic Rm 177 1190 N. 900 E. Provo
- Date/Time of Meeting: First 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.
Utah Options for Independence
Toll Free: 800-827-1000
Address: 1080 N Main Suite 105A
Brigham City, UT 84302
Association of Independent Living Centers in Utah
Phone: 801 466 5565
Address: 3445 South Main St
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
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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