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  • 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 Education, Understanding Stroke, fifth edition, neuro-ahc-90662
    Reviewed by: Allina Health Patient Education experts
    First published: 02/01/2006
    Last reviewed: 05/01/2018