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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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  • Brain Injury Self Development TBI Advocacy Club & Leadership
  • Brain Injury Support Group- Bellevue WA
    • Phone Number: 425-653-2480
    • Address:
      Highland Community Center 14224 Bel Red Rd
      Bellevue, WA
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
  • Brain Injury Support Group Bremerton WA
    • Phone Number: 360-744-8980
    • Address:
      Harrison Silverdale Medical Center
      Bremerton, WA
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Thursday of each month from 3:00 - 4:30 pm
  • Brain Injury Support Group- Bremerton WA
    • Phone Number: 360-744-8980
    • Address:
      Harrison Annex
      Bremerton, WA
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Thursday of each month from 3:00 - 4:30 pm
  • Brain Injury Support Group WA
    • Phone Number: 360-864-4341
      Website: http://www.braininjurywa.org/supportgroups.php
      Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Tuesday, 5:00 pm game night 2nd Tuesday, 5:00 pm social group 3rd Tuesday, 5:00 pm study group 4th Tuesday, 5:00 pm social group
    • Phone Number: 509-766-1907
    • Address:
      Big Bend Community College ATEC Building
      Moses Lake, WA
    • Website: http://www.braininjurywa.org/supportgroups.php
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Monday of each month; 11:30-1:30 pm
    • Phone Number: 425-268-2934
    • Address:
      Creekside Retirement Community, Theatre Rm 400 Gilkey Rd
      Burlington, WA
    • Website: http://www.braininjuryspokane.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of the month 6:30-8:30 pm
    • Toll Free Number: 877-719-2378
    • Address:
      TACID Center, 6315 South 19th Street
      Tacoma, WA
    • Website: http://www.braininjuryspokane.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Edmonds Swedish Brain Support Group
    • Phone Number: 425-776-7264
    • Address:
      21601 76th Ave W
      Edmonds, WA
    • Email: Lou_Nash@Frontier.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8:30
  • Eern Washington Puzzle Clubs
  • Gig Harbor WA
    • Phone Number: 253-851-0007
    • Address: 8502 Skansie Ave Gig Harbor, WA 98335
    • Website: http://www.braininjurywa.org/supportgroups.php
    • Email: gigharbor.bing@gmail.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Thursday of Each Month 6-7:30pm
  • New Yakima Support Group WA
    • Phone Number: 877-982-4292
    • Address:
      Yakima Regional - Room BR A/B downstairs at the back of the cafeteria- 110 S 9th Ave, Yakima WA
      Yakima, WA
    • Website: http://www.braininjuryspokane.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Wednesday of each month 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • People 1st of Palouse WA
    • Address:
      Gladish Community & Cultural Center 115 NW State Street
      Pullman, WA
  • Puyallup WA
  • Quad Cities WA
    • Phone Number: 208-305-4789
    • Address:
      Tri State Memorial Hospital 1221 Highland Ave
      Clarkston,
    • Email: msdebys@yahoo.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Saturday of each month, 9:00 am
  • San Juan County Support Group WA
    • Phone Number: 360-378-9541
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Telephone Support ONLY 8:00 am-6:00pm
  • Seattle - Frontier Room Restaurant
    • Phone Number: 206-938-6363
    • Toll Free Number: 877-824-1766
    • Address:
      Frontier Room Restaurant 2203 1st Ave
      Seattle, WA 98121
    • Website: http://www.braininjurywa.org/supportgroups.php
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Thursday of the month 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Seattle - Harborview Medical Center
    • Phone Number: 206-535-0920
    • Email: tbi.michele@gmail.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Thursday of every month 12:00 1:45 pm
  • Seattle - Pediatric Brain Injury Support Group - King County
    • Phone Number: 206-987-2144
    • Address:
      Seattle Children's Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE
      Seattle, WA 98105
    • Email: sharon.ashman@seattlechildrens.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Quarterly meetings 1:00-3:00
  • Seattle - Swedish Cerebrovascular Support Group
  • Seattle - Swedish Medical Center/Cherry Hill Campus
    • Phone Number: 206- 938-6363
    • Address:
      500 17th Ave
      Seattle, WA 98122
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month from 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Seattle - Young Adults With TBI:
  • Seattle Wallingford Support Group WAwith Mild Brain Injuries
    • Phone Number: 206- 547-2526
    • Address:
      Embrace the Moon 1716 NW Market St
      Seattle, WA
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Most Fridays, 4-5 PM
  • Seattle Wallingford TBI Survivors
    • Phone Number: 206- 547-2526
    • Address:
      Good Shepherd Center Rm 221 4649 Sunnyside N
      Seattle, WA
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Tuesday of the month 4:00-5:30 pm
  • Seattle You & Me TBI Support Group
    • Phone Number: 206-417-8144
    • Address:
      Seattle BrainWorks Clubhouse 12550 Aurora Ave N
      Seattle, WA 98133
    • Email: mavsuniv3@comcast.net
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Wednesday of the month 3:30-5:00 pm and 4th Monday Meetings are Social Outings 
  • Sequim/Port Angeles
  • TBI-Survivors Network Walla Walla WA
    • Phone Number: 509-218-7982
    • Website: http://www.tbisn.org/
    • Date/Time of Meeting: On-line Chat Nights 6:00 p.m
  • The Meeting Place Colville, WA
    • Phone Number: 509-218-7982
    • Address:
      The Meeting Place 887 S Walnut
      Colville, WA
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Tuesday 4:00 pm-6:00 pm for Survivors                 
  • TriCities Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group WA
    • Phone Number: 509-943-8455
    • Address:
      Kadlec Neurological Resource Center 50 Gage Blvd, Ste 106
      Richland, WA 99352
    • Website: http://www.kadlec.org/index.php/knrc
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Wednesday of each month, 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Vancouver Support Group
    • Phone Number: 360-991-4928
    • Address:
      2211 NE 139th St
      Vancouver, WA 98686
    • Website: http://www.braininjuryspokane.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • W Seattle Brain Injury Support Group
  • Washington- Bellingham Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone Number: 360-631-2054
    • Address:
      1407 Commercial St in the Violence and Sexual Assault Office
      Bellingham, WA 98225
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second Thursday of the month from 7 pm - 9 pm
  • Washington- Olympia Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone Number: 855-473-3711ext. 715
    • Address:
      Providence St Peter Hospital 413 Lily Rd NE
      Olympia, WA 98506
    • Email: ediew@brainenergysupportteam.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of every month Main Hospital Bldg 2nd Floor, Rm 200 just past cafeteria
    • Olympia Brain Injury Support Group
      Second Tuesday of every month - 6:00-8:00pm
      Providence St Peter Hospital: 413 Lily Rd NE Olympia, WA 98506
      Main Hospital building, 2nd Floor, Room 200 (Just past the cafeteria)
      Olympia, WA
       
  • Wenatchee Stroke and Brain Injury Group
  • Whidbey Island Coupeville WA
    • Phone Number: 360-678-7656
    • Address:
      Whidbey General Hospital 101 N Main St
      Coupeville, WA
    • Website: http://www.braininjuryspokane.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Monday, 6:30-8:00 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 Number: 206-721-5999

Toll Free Number: 800-544-2121

Address:
2531 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

Website: http://www.washingtoncap.org

Email: info@washingtoncap.org

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: 425-558-0993

Toll Free Number: 800-216-3335

Address:
1150 NE 140th Ave NE Suite 101
Bellevue, WA 98005

Website: http://www.disabilitypride.org/

Email: http://www.disabilitypride.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: 800-562-3022

Toll Free Number: 800-562-3022

Address:
626 8th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Website: http://www.hca.wa.gov/medicaid/

Email: ASKMEDICAID@hca.wa.gov

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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  • New Yakima Support Group WA
    • Phone Number: 877-982-4292
    • Address:
      Yakima Regional - Room BR A/B downstairs at the back of the cafeteria- 110 S 9th Ave, Yakima WA
      Yakima, WA
    • Website: http://www.braininjuryspokane.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Wednesday of each month 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • People 1st of Palouse WA
    • Address:
      Gladish Community & Cultural Center 115 NW State Street
      Pullman, WA
  • Puyallup WA
  • Quad Cities WA
    • Phone Number: 208-305-4789
    • Address:
      Tri State Memorial Hospital 1221 Highland Ave
      Clarkston,
    • Email: msdebys@yahoo.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Saturday of each month, 9:00 am
  • San Juan County Support Group WA
    • Phone Number: 360-378-9541
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Telephone Support ONLY 8:00 am-6:00pm
  • Seattle - Frontier Room Restaurant
    • Phone Number: 206-938-6363
    • Toll Free Number: 877-824-1766
    • Address:
      Frontier Room Restaurant 2203 1st Ave
      Seattle, WA 98121
    • Website: http://www.braininjurywa.org/supportgroups.php
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Thursday of the month 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Seattle - Harborview Medical Center
    • Phone Number: 206-535-0920
    • Email: tbi.michele@gmail.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Thursday of every month 12:00 1:45 pm
  • Seattle - Pediatric Brain Injury Support Group - King County
    • Phone Number: 206-987-2144
    • Address:
      Seattle Children's Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE
      Seattle, WA 98105
    • Email: sharon.ashman@seattlechildrens.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Quarterly meetings 1:00-3:00
  • Seattle - Swedish Cerebrovascular Support Group
  • Seattle - Swedish Medical Center/Cherry Hill Campus
    • Phone Number: 206- 938-6363
    • Address:
      500 17th Ave
      Seattle, WA 98122
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month from 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Seattle - Young Adults With TBI:
  • Seattle Wallingford Support Group WAwith Mild Brain Injuries
    • Phone Number: 206- 547-2526
    • Address:
      Embrace the Moon 1716 NW Market St
      Seattle, WA
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Most Fridays, 4-5 PM
  • Seattle Wallingford TBI Survivors
    • Phone Number: 206- 547-2526
    • Address:
      Good Shepherd Center Rm 221 4649 Sunnyside N
      Seattle, WA
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Tuesday of the month 4:00-5:30 pm
  • Seattle You & Me TBI Support Group
    • Phone Number: 206-417-8144
    • Address:
      Seattle BrainWorks Clubhouse 12550 Aurora Ave N
      Seattle, WA 98133
    • Email: mavsuniv3@comcast.net
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Wednesday of the month 3:30-5:00 pm and 4th Monday Meetings are Social Outings 
  • Sequim/Port Angeles
  • TBI-Survivors Network Walla Walla WA
    • Phone Number: 509-218-7982
    • Website: http://www.tbisn.org/
    • Date/Time of Meeting: On-line Chat Nights 6:00 p.m
  • The Meeting Place Colville, WA
    • Phone Number: 509-218-7982
    • Address:
      The Meeting Place 887 S Walnut
      Colville, WA
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Tuesday 4:00 pm-6:00 pm for Survivors                 
  • TriCities Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group WA
    • Phone Number: 509-943-8455
    • Address:
      Kadlec Neurological Resource Center 50 Gage Blvd, Ste 106
      Richland, WA 99352
    • Website: http://www.kadlec.org/index.php/knrc
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Wednesday of each month, 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Vancouver Support Group
    • Phone Number: 360-991-4928
    • Address:
      2211 NE 139th St
      Vancouver, WA 98686
    • Website: http://www.braininjuryspokane.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • W Seattle Brain Injury Support Group
  • Washington- Bellingham Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone Number: 360-631-2054
    • Address:
      1407 Commercial St in the Violence and Sexual Assault Office
      Bellingham, WA 98225
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second Thursday of the month from 7 pm - 9 pm
  • Washington- Olympia Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone Number: 855-473-3711ext. 715
    • Address:
      Providence St Peter Hospital 413 Lily Rd NE
      Olympia, WA 98506
    • Email: ediew@brainenergysupportteam.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of every month Main Hospital Bldg 2nd Floor, Rm 200 just past cafeteria
    • Olympia Brain Injury Support Group
      Second Tuesday of every month - 6:00-8:00pm
      Providence St Peter Hospital: 413 Lily Rd NE Olympia, WA 98506
      Main Hospital building, 2nd Floor, Room 200 (Just past the cafeteria)
      Olympia, WA
       
  • Wenatchee Stroke and Brain Injury Group
  • Whidbey Island Coupeville WA
    • Phone Number: 360-678-7656
    • Address:
      Whidbey General Hospital 101 N Main St
      Coupeville, WA
    • Website: http://www.braininjuryspokane.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Monday, 6:30-8:00 pm

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: 206-324-1521

Toll Free Number: 800-562-2702

Address:
315 5th Ave S, Ste 850
Seattle, WA 98104

Website: http://www.disabilityrightswa.org/

Email: info@dr-wa.org

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: 360-725-7009

Toll Free Number: 800-562-6900

Address:
5000 Capitol Blvd SE
Tumwater, WA 98501

Website: http://www.insurance.wa.gov/index.html

Email: http://www.insurance.wa.gov/your-insurance/email-us/index.html

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: 800-762-3716

Toll Free Number: 800-762-3716

Address:
Department of Labor & IndustriesPO Box 44520
Olympia, WA 98504

Website: http://www.lni.wa.gov/claimsins/crimevictims/

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: 360-725-3636

Toll Free Number: 800-637-5627

Address:
P.O. Box 45340
Olympia, WA 98504

Website: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/dvr/

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