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Resources for stroke survivors and their caregivers

  • Allina Health services

    Stroke care

    Care Navigation Help Desk
    651-635-9173 or 1-800-261-0879

    Financial Assistance Services
    612-262-9000 or 1-800-859-5077

    Stroke organizations

    American Heart Association
    AmericanHeart.org 1-800-242-8721
    Greater Twin Cities Area Chapter 952-835-0300

    American Stroke Association
    StrokeAssociation.org 1-888-478-7653

    Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
    BrainInjuryMN.org 612-378-2742 or 1-800-669-6442

    Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin
    BIAW.org

    Hemi-Kids Foundation for children with hemiplegia or hemiparesis
    HemiKids.org

    National Aphasia Association
    Aphasia.org 1-800-922-4622

    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    NINDS.NIH.gov

    National Stroke Association
    Stroke.org 1-800-787-6537

    Minnesota Stroke Association
    StrokeMN.org 763-553-0088 or 1-800-647-4123

    Community services

    Central Minnesota Council on Aging
    CMCOA.org

    Courage Center
    CourageCenter.org 763-588-0811, Vocational services - 763-520-0564, Outpatient client intake - 763-520-0312, Driver assessment and training - 763-520-0312

    Disability Parking Permits
    Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services, 651-297-3377

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation
    608-264-7169

    Twin Cities Metro Area Meals on Wheels
    Meals-on-Wheels.com Seven-county Twin Cities metro area - 612-789-5007

    Minnesota Board on Aging
    MNaging.org 1-800-333-2433

    Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care
    longtermcare.wi.gov

    Minnesota Department of Human Services and Other Partners
    MinnesotaHelp.info

    Wisconsin Department of Health Services
    dhs.wisconsin.gov

    Minnesota Department of Veterans' Affairs
    MDVA.state.mn.us 651-296-2562

    Wisconsin Department of Veterans' Affairs
    dva.state.wi.us 1-800-947-8387

    Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services Work Force Centers
    Anoka County - 763-785-3360
    Dakota County - 651-554-5955
    Hennepin County North - 763-536-6012
    Hennepin County South - 952-346-4050
    Minneapolis North - 612-302-7061
    Minneapolis South - 612-821-4003
    Monticello - 763-295-5894
    North St. Paul - 651-779-5940
    St. Paul Midway - 651-642-0555
    Scott County - 952-402-9804
    Washington County - 651-501-6363

    Wisconsin Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
    1-800-442-3477

    Social Security Administration
    SSA.gov 1-800-772-1213 
    Western Wisconsin residents - 1-866-815-2924

    United Way's First Call for Help (24-hour helpline for transportation and other services in the Twin Cities metro area and in western Wisconsin)
    UnitedWayTwinCities.org 211

    Vulnerable adult services
    Anoka County - 763-422-7168 or 763-422-7070
    Carver County - 952-361-1600
    Dakota County - 651-554-6000
    Hennepin County - 612-348-8526
    Ramsey County - 651-266-4012
    Scott County - 952-445-7751
    Sherburne County - 763-765-4000
    Wright County - 763-682-7400
    Call your hospital social worker for help with other resources.

    Adult day care programs

    Minnesota Adult Day Services Association
    MADSA.org 763-464-2698

    Aging and Disability Resource Center (Wisconsin)
    dhs.wisconsin.gov/ltcare/adrc/ For adult day programs, benefits program information, Meals On Wheels, transportation, respite care and vulnerable adult services. Pierce County - 715-273-6780. St. Croix County - 715-381-4360.

    Domestic abuse

    Minnesota Domestic Violence Crisis Line
    1-866-223-1111

    Alexandra House
    AlexandraHouse.org 763-780-2332

    Day One Project
    651-646-9622

    Rivers of Hope (Wright and Sherburne counties)
    RiversofHope.org 763-295-3433 or 1-800-439-2652

    Turningpoint in Wisconsin
    1-800-345-5104 or 715-425-6751

    Driving evaluations for special needs/elderly

    Adaptive Experts (driving evaluations for special needs/elderly)
    adaptiveexperts.com 651-501-5680

    Courage Center
    CourageCenter.org Driver assessment and training - 763-520-0425

    Drive Safe
    651-730-6597

    Financial assistance

    Anoka County 763-422-7270

    Carver County 952-361-1600

    Dakota County 651-437-3191

    Hennepin County 612-596-1300

    Ramsey County 651-266-4444

    Scott County 952-445-7751

    Sherburne County 763-241-2600

    Wright County 763-682-7414

    Wisconsin:

    St. Croix County 715-246-8257

    Pierce County 715-273-6788

    Home health care

    Allina Health Home Health
    651-635-9173

    Transportation

    Medical Transportation of Allina Health
    Metro area - 651-222-0555
    Greater Minnesota - 1-800-258-1210

    Anoka County Traveler
    763-323-5222

    Dakota Area Resources and Transporation for Seniors (DARTS)
    DARTS1.org 651-455-1560

    First Transit
    Metro Mobility: 651-636-5000
    Metro Transit (city): 612-373-3333. There are many private pay and medical assistance-eligible transport services listed in the Yellow Pages.

  • Source: Allina Health Patient Education, Understanding Stroke: Information about Stroke and Recovery, third edition, ISBN 1-931876-13-4
    Reviewed by: Allina Health Patient Education experts
    First reviewed: 02/01/2006
    Last reviewed: 04/02/2013


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