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Resources in Wyoming

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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Wyoming Veterans Commission
Phone:
307-777-8152 
Address:  5410 Bishop Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Website: https://www.wyomilitary.wyo.gov/veterans/service-officers/ 

 

 

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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  • Casper Wyoming Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone: 307-473-1767 
    • Address:  123 West First St Ste 400, Casper, WY 82609
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Friday of the month at Noon
  • Casper Epilepsy Support Group
    • Phone: 307-237-5316
    • Address: Wyoming Medical Center 1200 East 3rd St Bldg Auditorium A
      Casper, WY
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Monday of the month at 6 p.m.                  
  • Gillette Brain Injury Support Group
  • Jackson Brain Injury support group
    • Phone: 307-739-7463
    • Address: 625 E. Broadway St. John’ Medical Center in the Flex Room
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Fourth Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Riverton Brain Injury Support Group
    • Phone: 307-857-7074
    • Address: Teton Physical Therapy 1201 E. Jackson Ave Riverton, WY
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First Monday of the month from 5 p.m. – 6 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.

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Phone Number: 307-632-3496
Address: 7344 Stockman St
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Website: http://www.wypanda.com

 

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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Wyoming Independent Living
Phone:
307-266-6956
Toll Free: 800-735-8322
Address:  305 West First Street
Casper, WY 82601
Website: http://www.wilr.org/

Wyoming Services for Independent Living
Phone: 307-332-4889
Address: 1156 South 2nd St
Lander, WY 82520
Website: http://www.wysil.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: 307-777-7656
Toll Free: 866-571-0944
Toll Free Help with Application: 855-294-2127
Address: 401 Hathaway Bldg 
Cheyenne, WY 820
Website: https://health.wyo.gov/healthcarefin/apply/

 

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: 307- 684-2277
Address: 2232 Dell Range Blvd. Suite 204
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Website: http://www.wpic.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: 307-632-3496
Toll Free: 800-821-3091
Address: 7344 Stockman St
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Website: http://www.wypanda.com

 

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: 307- 777-7402
Address: 106 E. 6th Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Website: http://doi.wyo.gov/
Consumer Complaint Information: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/doi/consumers

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: 307-777-7200
Toll Free: 888-996-8816
Address: 320 West 25th St 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Website: http://ag.wyo.gov/victim-services-home-page/compensation

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: 307-777-7389
Toll Free: 866 804 3678
Address: Hershler Bldg. 122 W 25th St
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Website: http://wyomingworkforce.org/contact/vr/

 

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