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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: 253-472-2552
Address: 5717 South Tyler St 
Tacoma, WA 98409




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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Anacortes Brain Injury Support Group
Phone: 360 230 8010
Contact: Libby Lewis, SLP
Address: In person support group at Westminster Presbyterian Church 1300 9th St, Anacortes, WA 98221
Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Thursday of each month | 6:30-8:00pm

Kitsap Brain Injury Support Group – Online
Zoom meetings will be on 2nd Thursday of each month
3 – 4:30 p.m.
Zoom meetings peer support “koffee klatch” check in each Monday at 10 a.m.
Register Here: Kitsap Brain Injury:

Olympia TBI Support Group Meeting
Phone: 360-709-0601
Contact: Dr. Laura Damer-White
Address: In-Person Support Group Lacey Senior Center
6757 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey
Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Tuesday of each month 6 – 8 p.m.

Tacoma Brain Injury Support Group
Phone: 253-627-9990
Address: Cascade Park Active Day
246 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA
Date/Time of Meeting: Third Thursday of the month 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Puyallup Caregiver Support Group
Contact: Jeanne Email:
Address: Mt. Rainier Room, Good Samaritan Hospital
401 15th Ave SE Puyallup, WA 98372
Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Tuesday of every month 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Seattle Free Gentle Yoga for People with Traumatic Brain Injuries
Fridays from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Contact: Janet Novinger
Phone: 206-547-2526
Location: Aditi Yoga
Sponsored by the Seattle Wallingford Support Group for People with Mild Brain Injuries

Snohomish County Brain Injury Support Group

Phone: 425 818 2744 to confirm the meeting is taking place
When: 2nd Saturday of the month from 1:30 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Location: Mt. Rainier Room at the Carl Gipson Senior Center
3025 Lombard Ave, Everett, WA 98201

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Center

Brain Injury Virtual Support Group – Forth Tuesday every month 3:00 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Contact: Email and let us know which group you want to at least 48 hours prior to the to the meeting. You will receive an email with additional information and instructions on how to join.



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: 206-721-5999
Toll Free: 800-544-2121
Address: 2531 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144




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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Center for Independence Main Office
Address: Lakewood, WA


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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Toll Free: 800-562-3022
Address: 626 8th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501



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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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: 206-324-1521
Toll Free: 800-562-2702
Address: 315 5th Ave S, Ste 850
Seattle, WA 98104



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: 360-725-7009
Toll Free: 800-562-6900
Address: 5000 Capitol Blvd SE
Tacoma, WA 98501




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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Toll Free: 800-762-3716
Address: Department of Labor & Industries PO Box 44520
Olympia, WA 98504


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: 360-725-3636
Toll Free: 800-637-5627
Address: P.O. Box 45340
Olympia, WA 98504


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