Resources

Allina Health resources

Community resources

  • Adaptive recreation
    • Capable Partners
      763-439-1038
    • Reach for Resources, Inc.
      952-200-3030
    • Wilderness Inquiry
      612-676-9400
    • Parks and Recreation Department
      You can find information on local programs through your city. Visit your city's website to learn more.
  • Adult Day Care Programs
    • Minnesota Department of Human Services
      Visit mn.gov/dhs to learn more about local licensed service providers. Click General public and then Licensing.
    • Wisconsin Adult Day Services Association
      wadsa.org
  • Adult protective services
    • Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center
      1-844-880-1574
    • Wisconsin
      Visit dhs.wisconsin.gov/aps to learn more about adult protective services. Click Wisconsin Adult Protective Services Response Systems and then Elderly Adults-at-Risk Helplines to find your county agency and its contact information.
  • Brain Injury Alliance
  • Stroke associations
  • Crisis services
    • Minnesota
      • Crisis Connection
        612-379-6363
        1-866-379-6363
      • TXT4Life
        Text "Life" to 61222
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
      1-800-273-8255
    • Wisconsin
      • HOPELINE
        Text "HOPELINE" to 741741
      • Prevent Suicide Wisconsin
        Visit preventsuicidewi.org to find a suicide prevention coalition or crisis line near you. Click Wisconsin Coalitions & Crisis Lines to find information for your county.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Minnesota
      1-888-546-5838
    • Wisconsin
      1-800-947-8387
  • Disability parking permits
    • Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services
      Call 651-297-3377 or visit dmv.org to learn more about disability parking permits. Click Registration & Title and then Disability Plates and Placards. Select Minnesota.
    • Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles
      Call 608-264-7169 or visit dmv.org to learn more about disability parking permits. Click Registration & Title and then Disability Plates and Placards. Select Wisconsin.
  • Meals on Wheels
    • Greater Minnesota
      Visit meals-on-wheels.com to learn more about home-delivered meals. Click get meals and then Check Address to learn if you are within their service area.
    • Minnesota metro area
      612-623-3363
    • Wisconsin
      Visit gwaar.org to learn more about home-delivered meals. Click For Seniors and Families and then Elderly Nutrition Program. Select Contact someone to find your local agency and its contact information.
  • Resource centers
    • Minnesota
      • Disability Linkage Line®
        1-866-333-2466
      • Senior LinkAge Line®
        1-800-333-2433
    • Wisconsin
    • National
  • Respite care
    Call your local nursing homes, home health agencies, adult day care centers or county Department of Social Services.
  • Transportation
    • Minnesota
      • Metro Mobility
        651-602-1111
      • Visit mnhelp.info to find local transportation services. Type "medical appointment transportation" in the search bar.
    • Wisconsin
      • Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus non-emergency medical transportation
        1-866-907-1493
      • Tender Care Transport
        715-835-2435
  • Vocational rehabilitation services
    • Minnesota Employment and Economic Development
      • Metro area
        651-259-7114
      • Greater Minnesota
        1-800-657-3858
        651-642-0363
    • Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
      608-261-0050
      1-800-442-3477

Support groups

Allina Health

  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital:
    second Wednesday of the month, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Room E1220
    612-863-4317
  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital YESS (Young Enthusiastic Stroke Survivors):
    second Tuesday of the month, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Room E1220
    612-863-4872 or 612-863-4317
  • Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute – Golden Valley Campus:
    second and fourth Tuesday, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Boardroom
    612-775-2770
  • Mercy Hospital:
    third Wednesday of the month, 1:30 to 3 p.m., lower level classroom C
    763-236-8920
  • United Hospital:
    second Thursday of the month, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Nasseff Heart Center, Room 3610 (park in the Gold Ramp)
    651-241-4823
  • Buffalo Hospital:
    second Wednesday of the month, 1 to 2 p.m.
    763-684-3855
  • New Ulm Medical Center:
    second Tuesday of the month (September – May),10 to 11 a.m., Board Room
    1-507-217-5685 or 1-507-217-5686

State and National

To find out about a Minnesota stroke support group, go to allinahealth.org/stroke and click on the Support tab.

For other support groups, call the:

Source: Allina Health Patient EducationUnderstanding Stroke, fifth edition, neuro-ahc-90662
Reviewed By: Allina Health Patient Education experts
First Published: 02/01/2006
Last Reviewed: 05/01/2018