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Resources in West Virginia

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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  • Beckley Support Group Southern WV
    • Phone Number: 304-575-5995
    • Address:
      ResCare Second Floor 203 Grey Flats Rd
      Beckley, WV 25801
    • Website: http://tbi.cedwvu.org/support-groups.php
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Tuesday, every month from 6-8pm
  • Martinsburg Support Group
    • Phone Number: 304-229-3765 or 304-596-3550
    • Address:
      Berkley Medical Center (formerly City Hospital) 2500 Hospital Drive
      Martinsburg, WV 25401
    • Website: http://wvepbig.org
    • Email: wvepbig@gmail.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Monday of the month 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Morgantown Support Group WV
  • Parkersburg Support Group Mid Ohio Valley Support Group WV

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: 304-346-0847

Toll Free Number: 800-950-5250

Address:
1207 Quarrier St, Litton Bldg Ste 400
Charleston, WV 25301

Website: http://www.wvadvocates.org

Email: wvainfo@wvadvocates.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: 304-255-0122

Toll Free Number: 866-687-8245

Address:
329 Prince Street
Beckley, WV 25801

Website: http://www.mtstcil.org/index.html

Email: callison@mtstcil.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: 304-558-1700

Toll Free Number: 888-483-0797

Address:
350 Capitol St Rm 251
Charleston, WV 25301

Website: http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/bms/Pages/default.aspx

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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Phone Number: 304-624-1436

Toll Free Number: 800-281-1436

Address:
99 Edmiston Way
Buckhannon, WV 26201

Website: http://www.wvpti.org

Email: wvpti@aol.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.

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Phone Number: 304-346-0847

Toll Free Number: 800-950-5250

Address:
1207 Quarrier St, Litton Bldg Ste 400
Charleston, WV 25301

Website: http://www.wvadvocates.org

Email: wvainfo@wvadvocates.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: 304-558-3386

Toll Free Number: 888-879-9842

Address:
900 Pennsylvania Avenue
Charleston, WV 25302

Website: http://www.wvinsurance.gov/default.aspx

Email: OICConsumerServices@wv.gov

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: 304-347-4850

Toll Free Number: 877-562-6878

Website: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Joint/victims.cfm

Vocational Rehabilitiation

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: 304-766-4600

Toll Free Number: (800)642-8207

Address:
107 Capitol Street
Charleston,, WV 25301

Website: http://www.wvdrs.org

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