Resources in Wyoming
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.
Wyoming Veterans Commission
Address: 5410 Bishop Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82009
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.
- 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
- Date/Time of Meeting: Third Monday of the month at 6 p.m.
- Gillette Brain Injury Support Group
- Phone: Contact Angie Laakso at 307-688-7000
- Address: Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center First Floor Conf. Room 1000 S, Douglas Hwy Gillette, WY
- Date/Time of Meeting: First Thursday of the month from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Website: https://www.cchwyo.org/News/Classes_and_Events/Brain_Injury_Support_Group.aspx
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Toll Free: 888-996-8816
Address: 320 West 25th St 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001
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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