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Resources for stroke survivors and their caregivers

Allina Health services

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

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

Copyright: 02/01/06

First published: 02/01/2006
Last updated: 04/02/2013

Reviewed by: Allina Health Patient Education experts