Local Support Groups, Disability/Diag

Description: Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific disabilities, illnesses or other health conditions, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, resources, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the disability or health problem. (AIRS PN-8100.3000)

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NV

Carson City, NV

1535 Medical Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-7500
Organization Name: Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare
Address: 1535 Medical Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-7500
Email: info@carsontahoe.org
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Resource center provides information on support groups, massage therapy, exercise/yoga classes, cosmesis room, our lending library, financial assistance, Merriner Cottages, clinical trials, emotional support or nutritional counseling.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 3/19/2019
3680 Highway 395 South
Carson City, NV 89705
Phone: 775-830-4261
Organization Name: Head Injury Association of Northern Nevada
Address: 3680 Highway 395 South
Carson City, NV 89705
Phone: 775-830-4261
Email: info@hiann.org
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Offers a support group meeting once a month for individuals that have had traumatic brain injuries including their families, caregivers and professionals. Meeting are held at Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 3/19/2019

Elko, NV

618 Idaho Street
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: 775-934-6870
Organization Name: Northern Nevada Autism Network
Address: 618 Idaho Street
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: 775-934-6870
Services Provided: Support meetings for parents and grandparents of children with autism. Assistance with finding autism related resources including respite, treatment, and doctors for diagnostic evaluation.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/6/2018

Henderson, NV

10301 Jeffreys Avenue
Henderson, NV 89052
Phone: 702-381-4141
Organization Name: Friends of Parkinsons
Address: 10301 Jeffreys Avenue
Henderson, NV 89052
Phone: 702-381-4141
Fax: 702-838-2640
Email: friendsofparkinsonslv@gmail.com
Eligibility: Persons diagnosed with Parkinson's or movement disorders and their caregivers and family.
Services Provided: Professionally facilitated support groups are offered to individuals living with Parkinson’s and their caregivers to share their experiences in a warm, friendly environment.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 1/19/2018

Las Vegas, NV

3191 East Warm Springs Road
Unit B404
Las Vegas, NV 89120
Phone: 702-777-0500
Organization Name: ALS Association Nevada Chapter
Address: 3191 East Warm Springs Road
Unit B404
Las Vegas, NV 89120
Phone: 702-777-0500
Fax: 702-777-0503
Email: info@alsanv.org
Eligibility: Residents of Nevada or clients receiving treatment in the state of Nevada diagnosed with ALS.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Hosts monthly clinic and support groups for people with ALS. Offers advocacy for insurance issues and conducts home visits for newly diagnosed patients.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 6/26/2018
6375 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: 702-631-9009
Organization Name: Blindconnect
Address: 6375 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: 702-631-9009
Fax: 702-646-3452
Email: contact@blindconnect.org
Eligibility: Individuals affected by vision loss.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Offers a peer support group for legally blind individuals.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 3/19/2019
8990 Spanish Ridge Avenue
Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Phone: 702-737-1919
Address: 8990 Spanish Ridge Avenue
Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Phone: 702-737-1919
Fax: 702-792-2780
Services Provided: Educational, Emotional, and Financial Support to families who have a child diagnosed with cancer.
Original Source: Nevada Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 2/21/2019
2400 North Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Phone: 702-381-4141
Organization Name: Friends of Parkinsons
Address: 2400 North Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Phone: 702-381-4141
Fax: 702-838-2640
Email: friendsofparkinsonslv@gmail.com
Eligibility: Persons diagnosed Parkinson's disease and their caregivers and family.
Services Provided: Offers singing group for those diagnosed with Parkinson's and their caregivers and family.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 1/19/2018
2400 North Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Phone: 702-381-4141
Organization Name: Friends of Parkinsons
Address: 2400 North Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Phone: 702-381-4141
Fax: 702-838-2640
Email: friendsofparkinsonslv@gmail.com
Eligibility: Veterans with Parkinson's diagnosis or movement disorder diagnosis.
Services Provided: Offers support group for veterans diagnosed with Parkinson's disease or movement disorder. Groups are open to their caregivers and family as well.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 1/19/2018
630 South Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Phone: 702-564-2453
Address: 630 South Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Phone: 702-564-2453
Fax: 702-527-5353
Email: programs@grantagiftautismfoundation.org
Eligibility: Children and youth who are siblings of those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder
Services Provided: A social program designed for children and youth who are siblings of those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Utilizing strategies to promote positivity and building friendships throughout each session, this program strives to make siblings feel unique in their own way while developing a more thorough understanding of autism.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 3/19/2019
1250 South Valley View Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: 702-381-4141
Organization Name: Friends of Parkinsons
Address: 1250 South Valley View Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: 702-381-4141
Fax: 702-838-2640
Email: friendsofparkinsonslv@gmail.com
Eligibility: Persons diagnosed with Parkinson's or movement disorders and their caregivers and family.
Services Provided: Provides an opportunity for caregivers to meet regularly for mutual emotional support and to exchange coping skills with one another in matters relating to Parkinson’s disease as well as referral services.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 1/19/2018
9175 West Oquendo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Phone: 702-381-4141
Organization Name: Friends of Parkinsons
Address: 9175 West Oquendo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Phone: 702-381-4141
Fax: 702-838-2640
Email: friendsofparkinsonslv@gmail.com
Eligibility: Persons diagnosed with Parkinson's or movement disorders and their caregivers and family.
Services Provided: Professionally facilitated support groups are offered to individuals living with Parkinson’s and their caregivers to share their experiences in a warm, friendly environment.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 1/19/2018
250 North Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-383-0600
Organization Name: Nevada Council of the Blind
Address: 250 North Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-383-0600
Email: rickthepolak@embarqmail.com
Eligibility: Visually impaired or friend/family of.
Services Provided: Provides support, resources, open discussion, education about blindness, and scholarship opportunities for vision impaired. Meets at Las Vegas Senior Center on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 1/19/2018
Organization Name: Nevada Council of the Blind
Address: 250 North Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-383-0600
Email: rickthepolak@embarqmail.com
Eligibility: Visually impaired or friend/family of.
Services Provided: Provides support, resources, open discussion, education about blindness, and scholarship opportunities for vision impaired. Meets at Las Vegas Senior Center on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 3/18/2019
888 West Bonneville Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Phone: 702-778-6702
Organization Name: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo for Brain Health
Address: 888 West Bonneville Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Phone: 702-778-6702
Fax: 702-483-6026
Email: louruvosocialservice@ccf.org
Eligibility: Individuals affected by neurodegenerative/neurocognitive disorders and their caregivers.
Services Provided: Provides information, education, and social support services for individuals affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementia, Parkinson's disease and related movement disorders, multiple sclerosis and various associated neurocognitive disorders.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 6/27/2018
7055 Windy Street
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: 702-368-3328
Organization Name: FEAT of Southern Nevada
Address: 7055 Windy Street
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: 702-368-3328
Email: info@featsonv.org
Services Provided: Support meetings to network with other families affected by autism and receive information on local programs.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 8/3/2018
3186 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 702-784-7983
Organization Name: Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
Address: 3186 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 702-784-7983
Services Provided: Support group for persons who have suffered a stroke.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/13/2018
3186 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 702-731-8115
Organization Name: Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
Address: 3186 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 702-731-8115
Services Provided: Support group for persons with seizure disorders.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/13/2018

Pahrump, NV

1370 West Basin Avenue
Pahrump, NV 89041
Phone: 702-383-0600
Organization Name: Nevada Council of the Blind
Address: 1370 West Basin Avenue
Pahrump, NV 89041
Phone: 702-383-0600
Email: rickthepolak@embarqmail.com
Eligibility: Visually impaired or friend/family of.
Services Provided: Provides support, resources, open discussion, education about blindness, and scholarship opportunities for vision impaired. Meets at Pahrump Senior Center on the 4th Wednesday of each month.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 1/19/2018
1020 East Wilson Road
Unit 13 and 14
Pahrump, NV 89048
Phone: 702-516-0847
Organization Name: Pahrump Disability Outreach Program
Address: 1020 East Wilson Road
Unit 13 and 14
Pahrump, NV 89048
Phone: 702-516-0847
Email: staff@pdop.info
Eligibility: Children with disabilities.
Services Provided: Provides support for children with disabilities and their families. Support group/quarterly meetings.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/6/2018

Reno, NV

1575 Delucchi Lane
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 702-777-0500
Organization Name: ALS Association Nevada Chapter
Address: 1575 Delucchi Lane
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 702-777-0500
Fax: 702-777-0503
Email: info@alsanv.org
Eligibility: Residents of Nevada or clients receiving treatment in the state of Nevada diagnosed with ALS.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Hosts monthly clinic and support groups for people with ALS. Offers advocacy for insurance issues and conducts home visits for newly diagnosed patients.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 6/26/2018
1301 Cordone Avenue
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 775-501-0056
Organization Name: Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada
Address: 1301 Cordone Avenue
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 775-501-0056
Email: DSNNNInfo@gmail.com
Eligibility: Individuals and family associated with Down Syndrome
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Offers support groups for families and friends of people with Down Syndrome. Meeting topics cover a wide-range of information of interest to the Down syndrome community and include educational speakers, opportunities for focused conversation and time for connection through shared experience. Childcare available.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 3/19/2019
Organization Name: Nevada PEP
Address: 4600 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 775-448-9950
Email: pepinfo@nvpep.org
Eligibility: Families with children with mental health needs.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: As the designated Statewide Family Network, Nevada PEP helps families with children with mental health needs. PEP representatives assist families in advocating for their children to access services, information, support, and resources.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 8/30/2018
10101 Double R Boulevard
Reno, NV 89521
Phone: 775-830-4261
Organization Name: Head Injury Association of Northern Nevada
Address: 10101 Double R Boulevard
Reno, NV 89521
Phone: 775-830-4261
Email: info@hiann.org
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Offers a support group meeting once a month for individuals that have had traumatic brain injuries including their families, caregivers and professionals. Meeting are held at and Reno Renown Hospital South.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 3/19/2019
100 Washington Street, Suite 250
Reno, NV 89503
Phone: 775-786-5886
Organization Name: ACCEPT
Address: 100 Washington Street, Suite 250
Reno, NV 89503
Phone: 775-786-5886
Fax: 775-786-5893
Email: adminasst@acceptonline.org
Eligibility: Must be HIV positive or a person living with AIDS or a friend/loved one of an HIV positive person.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Offers a support group for men and women living with HIV/AIDS. Program provides services that educate clients with HIV/AIDS about HIV transmission and how to reduce the risk of HIV transmission. This includes the provision of information; including dissemination about medical and psychosocial support services and counseling to help clients improve their health status.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 2/4/2019
PO Box 13383
Reno, NV 89507
Phone: 775-453-9262
Organization Name: JUSTin HOPE Foundation
Address: PO Box 13383
Reno, NV 89507
Phone: 775-453-9262
Email: justinhopefoundation@gmail.com
Eligibility: First responders.
Services Provided: Trains first responders on identifying the signs of autism and other related conditions. How to effectively interact with those individuals.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 1/19/2018
PO Box 13383
Reno, NV 89507
Phone: 775-453-9262
Organization Name: JUSTin HOPE Foundation
Address: PO Box 13383
Reno, NV 89507
Phone: 775-453-9262
Email: justinhopefoundation@gmail.com
Eligibility: All families affected by autism.
Services Provided: Coordinates meetings of families who have similar needs as well as provide resources. Offers parent to parent support and education.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 1/19/2018
3550 Barron Way
Suite 9A
Reno, NV 89511
Phone: 775-825-0888
Address: 3550 Barron Way
Suite 9A
Reno, NV 89511
Phone: 775-825-0888
Fax: 775-825-4726
Email: info@nvchildrenscancer.org
Eligibility: Current resident of Northern Nevada or have been an NNCCF child between the ages of 15 and 25. Cancer survivor or currently in treatment for cancer.
Services Provided: Provides scholarships and encouragement to young patients and survivors as they receive cancer treatment, survive cancer, pursue higher education, and seek to return to a sense of normalcy in their lives.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 3/19/2019
4600 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 775-448-9950
Organization Name: Nevada PEP
Address: 4600 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 775-448-9950
Eligibility: Families with children with disabilities and mental health needs.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Offers support groups for families with children with disabilities and mental health needs in English and Spanish. The monthly meetings are an opportunity for families to share their experiences and ideas with other families. Each meeting covers a different topic and PEP representatives are there to answer questions and provide information.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 8/30/2018

Winnemucca, NV

3170 Sherwood Drive
Winnemucca, NV 89445
Phone: 775-304-2988
Address: 3170 Sherwood Drive
Winnemucca, NV 89445
Phone: 775-304-2988
Email: gini.cunningham@sbcglobal.net
Services Provided: Provides information, education, and support to assist residents as they age-in-place. Services are provided as needed and at monthly meetings.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 3/18/2019

Nationwide

Organization Name: Head Injury Association of Northern Nevada
Address:
Phone: 775-830-4261
Email: info@hiann.org
Eligibility: Brain injury survivors, friends, family, caregivers and professionals treating brain injuries.
Services Provided: Services for brain injury survivors including cognitive classes, support groups, education, social events, volunteering, physical fitness, and raising public safety awareness.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 3/19/2019

CT

Danbury, CT

55 Kenosia Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: 203-744-0100
Organization Name: National Organization for Rare Disorders
Address: 55 Kenosia Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: 203-744-0100
Fax: 203-263-9938
Eligibility: Persons with a rare disease.
Services Provided: Provides information on rare diseases in understandable language for patient and their families. Referrals to support groups and resources.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 8/30/2018