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FACT SHEET

 

Office

Description

State Health Insurance Counseling Programs (SHICP)

http://www.medicare.gov/Contacts/Related/Ships.asp
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http://www.shiptalk.org

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program, or SHIP, is a national program that offers one-on-one counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families.

Client Assistance Programs (CAP)

http://www.ed.gov/programs/rsacap/index.html

The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is an advocacy program for all applicants for and recipients of services funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights Programs

http://www.ed.gov/programs/rsapair/index.html

The Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR) program supports the protection and advocacy system in each state to protect the legal and human rights of individuals with disabilities.

Vocational Rehabilitation State Offices

Vocational Rehabilitation, a state-supported division of services, assists individuals with disabilities who are pursuing meaningful careers through local job searches and awareness of self-employment and telecommuting opportunities.

Rural Specific

http://ruralinstitute.umt.edu

The Rural Institute: Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities

 

http://www.april-rural.org

The Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL)

http://www.ruralfamilymedicine.org

Additional Rural Resources

Tribal Specific

http://aidtac.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/

A Resource Directory for People with Disabilities and Other Tribal Members

Department of Labor One-Stop Centers

http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/training/onestop.htm#doltopics

(877) US-2JOBS

One-Stop Career Centers are designed to provide a full range of assistance to job seekers under one roof.

Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Regional Offices

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/

The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces certain Federal civil rights laws that protect the rights of all persons in the United States to receive health and human services without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, disability, age, and in some cases, sex and religion.

Administration on Aging State Elder Care Services

http://www.eldercare.gov/ELDERCARE.NET/Public/Resources/Topic/Nursing_Home.aspx

Toll-Free Number 1-800-677-1116

The Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.

Home-Ownership Efforts:

http://www.hhs.gov/od/documents/1_PO-AddrsList-march_2003.doc

Fanniemae State Partnership Office List - a resource for Understanding the Key Steps of Home Buying

Medicaid Offices

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/medicaid/allStateContacts.asp

Medicaid is a program that pays for medical assistance for certain individuals and families with low incomes and resources. Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with limited income.

 

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