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AMVETS

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 Number: 414-273-5288

Address:
750 N Lincoln Memorial Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Website: http://www.amvets-wi.org/

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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  • Ability Resource Center WI
    • Address:
      115 Washington Ave, Ste A
      Oshkosh, WI
    • Email: bob@arcwinnebago.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Thursday alternate months 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Acquired Brain Injury Group WI
    • Phone Number: 715-838-3310
    • Address:
      Gundersen Medical Center 1st floor in Mooney Education Room
      , WI
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Please Call
  • Aspirus Wausau Hospital WI
    • Phone Number: 715-847-2826
    • Address:
      333 Pine Ridge Blvd
      Wausau, WI
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:30 pm
  • Big River Chapter-LaCrosse WI
    • Phone Number: 608-780-4431
    • Address:
      Franciscan-Skemp Healthcare Rose Conf. Room 2nd Floor
      LaCrosse, WI
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Last Tuesday of the month, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Brain Injury Rehab Ctr. of Milw. WI
    • Phone Number: 414-325-4018
    • Address:
      5700 W Layton Ave
      Milwaukee, WI
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Monday of the month, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Brain Injury Support Group LaCrosse WI
    • Phone Number: 608-785-3261
    • Address:
      1900 South Ave
      LaCrosse, WI 54601
    • Email: EKRand@gundluth.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets the second Tuesday of each month 5-7 pm
      Gundersen La Crosse Clinic, John & Nettie Mooney Health Resource Center
  • Chequamegon Clinic
    • Phone Number: 715-682-5676
    • Address:
      415 Ellis Ave
      Ashland, WI
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Wednesday, 1-2 pm
  • Civic Center WI
    • Phone Number: 651-442-3960
    • Address:
      156 E. 1st St
      New Richmond, WI
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Thursdayof the month, 6:00 pm
  • Clearview Brain Injury Ctr. WI
    • Phone Number: 920-386-3400
    • Address:
      Clearview North - 199 Home Rd
      Juneau, WI
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Monday of the month, 6-7 pm
  • Eau Claire Self Help V
    • Phone Number: 715-838-9352
    • Address:
      Sacred Heart Hospital-Eau Claire 900 W Clairemont, Bishop Hall
      , WI
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Thursday of the month 7:00-8:30 pm
  • Embracing Hope WI
    • Phone Number: 414 405 4722
    • Address:
      Acres of Hope and Inspiration W147 S7138 Durham Place
      Muskego, WI
    • Email: acreshope@yahoo.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Wednesday of the month, 6:00-7:30 pm
      Please contact Lisa K. Alberte, RN. Advance registration required.
  • First Lutheran Church WI
    • Phone Number: 920-755-2692
    • Address:
      N 8th St
      , WI
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Monday of the month, 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Fond du Lac/TLC WI
    • Phone Number: 920-923-5462
    • Address:
      St. Agnes Hospital 430 E Division St
      Fond Du Lac, WI
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm
  • Froedtert Hospital WI
    • Phone Number: 414-805-3666
    • Address:
      9200 W Wisconsin Ave
      Milwaukee, WI
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:00-7:15 pm
  • Head Injury Support Group formerly Siren-
    • Phone Number: 715- 327-4474
    • Address:
      Frederic Public Library 127 Oak Street W
      Frederic, WI 54837
    • Email: julamartin@yahoo.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Friday of the month 2:00-3:30 pm
  • Head Injury Support Group WI
    • Phone Number: 715-349-8985
    • Address:
      Siren CoSiren Covenant Church 7686 Lofty Pines Drive venant Church
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Sunday of the month, 1:00-2:30 pm
  • Janesville WI
    • Phone Number: 608-752-4993
    • Address:
      United Way Building
      Madison, WI
    • Email: bbrown@ccddc.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm
  • Lakeview Medical Center
    • Phone Number: 715-234-0079
    • Address:
      Conference Room 1100 N Main
      Rice Lake, WI
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Sunday of the month, 1:30-3:30 pm
  • Making New Connections WI
    • Phone Number: 920-866-9493
    • Address:
      2990 Voyager Drive
      Green Bay, WI
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Wednesday of the month, 7-9 pm
  • Mild Brain Injury Group Eau Claire WI
    • Phone Number: 715-838-3258
    • Address:
      Luther Hospital 1221 Whipple Street
      Eau Claire, WI
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Tuesday of the month 6:00-7:30 pm
  • Mild Brain Injury Group for Family Madison WI
    • Phone Number: 608-222-4717
    • Address:
      202 S Park Street Meriter Hospital Conf Rm
      Madison, WI
    • Email: dpenburg@chorus.net
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rd Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:00 pm
    • Volunteer Facilitator: Dr. Deb Enburg, Ph.D., 945-6356 or 845-6356 dpenburg@chorus.net
      (Also, a doctoral student in Rehabilitation Psychology at the UW co-facilitates this group with Deb.)
    • When: 3rd Thursday of each month
    • Where: 1st floor Tower Conference Room in Meriter Hospital, 202 S. Park Street (main entrance is on S. Brooks Street.) To find the 1st Tower Conference Room, walk past the information desk on the lobby level by the front entrance, towards the main part of the hospital. Take the Patient Transport Staff (Ten Tower Elevators) to the 1st floor. Upon exiting, turn right and go to the first room on the left. Bring your parking pass with you to be validated after the meeting.
    • Time: 6:30 to 8 PM
    • Who is invited to attend: Adult survivors, family members, friends, co-workers, medical professionals, students and interested community members. Everyone is welcome to attend.
    • Cost: Membership is free. Bring the parking pass with you to be stamped for free parking.
    • Agenda: Speakers and discussions on topics of interest to survivors and their families.
  • Milwaukee Area Self Help
    • Phone Number: 414-446-5801
    • Address:
      W Milwaukee Community Center 1345 S 47th Street
      , WI
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of the month,7:00 pm
  • Miracle Pt. Brain Injury Society WI
    • Phone Number: 920-459-4642
    • Address:
      St. Nicholas Hospital/Francis Room, WI
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Monday of the month, 6:30-8:00 pm
  • NEW Curative Rehabilitation WI
    • Phone Number: 920-593-3570
    • Address:
      2900 Curry Lane
      Green Bay, WI 54311
    • Email: stumentum@newcurative.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Tues. every other month 5:30-7:00 pm
  • South WI Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone Number: 608-726-0335
    • Address:
      Shullsburg Community Townsend Bldg Senior Center Room
      Shullsburg, WI 53586
    • Email: bethlynn_author@yahoo.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm
  • Spouses and Significant Others Support Group Madison, WI
    • Phone Number: 608-222-4717
    • Address:
      Meriter Hospital, Patient Registration Area Conference Room 202 S Park Street
      Madison, WI
    • Email: hoveylynn@gmail.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 2nd Monday of the month, 6:30-8:00 pm
      Spouses and Significant Others Support GroupVolunteer Facilitator: Lynn Hovey, 222-4717 or 576-5285 or hoveylynn@gmail.com
    • When: 2nd Monday of each month
    • Where: Meriter Hospital Patient Registration area, 202 S. Park Street (main entrance is on S. Brooks Street). We meet in the conference room in the back of the patient registration area which is on the lobby level, across from the main entrance of the hospital.
    • Time: 6:30 to 8 PM
    • Who is invited to attend: Adult family members and friends of brain injury survivors. Medical professional and students are also welcome to attend.
    • Cost: Membership is free. Bring parking pass to be stamped for free parking.
    • Agenda: Speakers and discussion on topics of interest to family members.
  • St. Elizabeth Hospital WI
    • Phone Number: 920-725-0943
    • Address:
      1506 S Oneida St
      Appleton, WI
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Monday of the month, 6:00-7:30 pm 
  • TBI Support Group Oshkosh WI
    • Phone Number: 920-233-3655
    • Address:
      Aurora Medical Center 855 N Whaven Dr
      Oshkosh, WI
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:30 pm
  • TBI Support Group Teens and Adults Kenosha, WI
    • Phone Number: 262-344-1505
    • Address:
      First Christian Church 13022 Wilmot Rd
      Kenosha, WI
    • Email: statelinetbi@yahoo.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 3rdTuesday of the month 7-8:30 pm
  • Waukesha County Heading Forward WI
    • Phone Number: 262-928-2351
    • Address:
      725 American Dr
      Waukesha, WI
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Wednesday of the month 6-7:30 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: 608-224-5070

Toll Free Number: 800-362-1290

Address:
2811 Agriculture Dr
Madison, WI 53718

Website: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/cap.htm

Email: linda.vegoe@datcp.state.wi.us

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: 920-997-9999

Toll Free Number: 888-465-1515

Address:
820 W College Ave
Appleton, WI 54914

Website: http://www.optionsil.com/

Email: outreachofficepal@yahoo.com

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: 608-266-1865

Toll Free Number: 800-362-3002

Address:
1 W Wilson St
Madison, WI 53703

Website: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/medicaid/

Email: dhswebmaildhcf@wisconsin.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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Phone Number: 414-374--4645

Toll Free Number: 877-374-0511

Address:
600 W Virginia St Ste 501
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Website: http://www.wifacets.org/

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: 608-267-0214

Toll Free Number: 800-928-8778

Address:
131 W Wilson St, Ste 700
Madison, WI 53703

Website: http://www.disabilityrightswi.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: 608-266-3585

Toll Free Number: 800-236-8517

Address:
125 South Webster St
Madison, WI 53703

Website: http://oci.wi.gov/

Email: ocicomplaints@wisconsin.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: (608) 264-9497

Toll Free Number: (800) 446-6564

Address:
P.O. Box 7951
Madison, WI 53707-7951

Website: https://www.doj.state.wi.us/ocvs/contact-us

Email: ocvs@doj.state.wi.us

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: 608-261-0050

Toll Free Number: 800-442-3477

Address:
201 E Washington Ave PO Box 7852
Madison, WI 53707

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

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