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- Acquired Brain Injury Network of PA (TBI by scalpel accepted): 215-699-2139
- Brain Injury of PA (BIAPA, TBI by blunt force only): 1-800-444-6443. Note: BIAPA does not give out the alternative referral, ABI Network of PA. That lack of information cost me over a decade of searching while homeless! Apparently, those at the Harrisburg convention in 2006 don't care for those with a brain injury.
- Brain Injury Helpline: 866-412-4755
- Brain Injury Support Group, 3rd Thursday of the month at Good Shepherd Hospital, 5th & Chew St., Allentown PA.
- CBD: The Inside Story from The AMA
- Community Skills Program, Counseling & Rehab Inc. Wyomissing, PA 610-376-3380
- Hydrocephalus Association
- Outpatient - Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital: Malvern, PA 610-640-3943
- MOBE for Life healthcare solutions, but only for people with certain insurances, but the service helps with issues that arise from brain injury such as need for improved sleep.
- PA Head Injury Program: 717-772-2762 or 866-412-4755
- ReMed - facility to help people with brain injury recover.
- See Brain Injury-specific Housing below.
- Lehigh County CAO: 610-821-6509
- Lehigh County Crisis: 610-829-4801
- Lehigh County Drug & Alcohol: 610-782-3555
- Lehigh County Info & Referral: 610-782-3200
- Lehigh County Mental Health: 610-782-3135
- National Empowerment Center
- Northampton County CAO, Easton, PA: 610-250-1700
- Northampton County Crisis: 610-829-4801
- Northampton County Drug & Alcohol: 610923-0394
- Northampton County Info & Referral: 610-829-4800
Holistic / Transformation
Homeless or abused
Housing, Brain Injury-specific
- Acadia, Lancaster, PA: 717-394-3466
- Albert Einstein Medical Center, Moss Rehab: 215-663-6477 in Elkins Park, 215-663-6433 in Philadelphia
- Beachwood Neuro Rehab, Langhorne, PA: 215-750-4001 or 800-782-3299
- Neuro Restorative, Erie, PA: 800-743-6802
- New Vitae Wellness & Recovery: 610-965-9021
- Remed, Pittsburg PA: 800-847-3633
- Universal Institute, Bethlehem, PA: 610-625-4959
- Success Rehab, Quakertown, PA: 215-538-3488
- Take these steps to save wasted time getting rejected by the government (they'll try to find some way to reject you anyway, but it's worth a shot, maybe for a 20% chance they'll help you. I'm not being negative either, this is based on experience, & they continue to reject me to this day.):
- Call ABI Network of PA & get a volunteer for advice on what to do.
- After explaining your story & signing HIPPA release forms from your neurosurgeons & neurologists to speak with him or her.
- Sign a HIPPA release for for the volunteer to speak with Welfare after applying for services. Ensure that you check off the Independence or OBRA Waiver or both on the Welfare application.
- Ask your volunteer to be set up with the Head Injury Program.
- Your PA Department of Health Coordinator will call you.
- Make a copy of your IRS forms 1099 or 1040, your birth certificate & your driver's license or state ID card.
- Fill out your portion of the PA Department of Health Head Injury Program Application.
- Give your physician's form to the doctor who knows you. This is not your PCP. Your neurologist or neurosurgeon is a lot more specialized in your case. Tell your neurologist to include all medical records pertaining to concussions, surgeries & other TBI along with the physician's form. Your neurologist or neurosurgeon fills out the physician's form & mail it in with the provided envelope.
- You fill out your section of the application. Include copies of your ID, birth certificate and IRS forms stating your income for the previous year in the same envelope.
- Mail it in. Check over the application before sealing the envelope. Pay at the counter at the post office to make sure the exact postage is paid so there's no problems in delivery.
- Notify your ABI Network volunteer if there have been any changes in your Welfare benefits when you had housing & rent versus going on the street then having employment or having an actual house.
- Apply for Medicaid.
- If injured & cannot hold a job, apply for Social Security Income.
- Apply at the local housing authority.
- Apply for the Commcare Waiver.
- Apply for the Independence Waiver.
- Apply to the county insurance.
- Apply to Magellan Mental Health Insurance.
- If you cannot sleep, camping is a good option to get some peace while you wait on appropriate housing.
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