Advocacy Groups

Office of the Healthcare Advocate State of CT

www.ct.gov/oha

1-866-HMO-4446

A free service to assist you in knowing your health insurance rights, children’s rights, choosing a doctor, Rights to Complain/appeal, choosing a plan.

 

CT Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

Offers abuse investigation, care services, protection, and advocacy.

(860) 297-4300 or 1-800-842-7303

 

Center for Disability Rights

www.cdr-ct.org

764 B Campbell Avenue

West Haven, CT  06516

(203) 934-7077

Promote opinions that empower persons with disabilities through advocacy, education, and citizen action.

 

Connecticut Commission on Aging

Information and legislative advocacy

(860) 424-5360

 

Connecticut Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Provides interpreting, job counseling/placement and personal/family counseling.

Interpreting Unit:                                            Counseling Unit:

Phone: (860) 899-1647                                   Phone: (860) 697-3560

Videophone:  (860) 899-1647                      Videophone: (860) 899-1648

 

Connecticut Department of Developmental Services

Coordinates and oversees services for developmentally disabled people of all ages.

South Region: 1-877-437-4567

 

Connecticut Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Provides education, training, vocational rehabilitation, health care, life insurance, burial benefits.

(203) 931-0460

 

Converse Communication Center

Message relay and telecommunication information and referral.

1-800-743-1219

 

New Haven Disabilities Services

(203) 946-7833

 

Office of Protection and Advocacy

Promotes the rights of persons with disabilities

1-800-842-7303

 

Office of Victim Advocates

1-800-822-8428

 

Sexual Assault

1-888-999-5545

 

Domestic Violence

1-888-774-2900

 

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

1-800-544-3690

 

Survivors of Homicide

(860) 257-7388

 

Office of Victim Advocate

1-888-771-3126

 

Board of Education and Services for the Blind

Employment assistance, services, case management

1-800-842-4510

 

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services

Assists in vocational, rehabilitation, independent living, and disability determination services

1-800-537-2549

 

Center for Independence and Access

Advocacy and resource center for individuals with disabilities.

(203) 562-3924

 

Commission on Persons with Disabilities

Information, referral, technical assistance, and advocacy.

(203) 946-7833

 

CT Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities

Advocacy and protection on civil rights

(860) 800-2232

 

Center of Medicare Advocacy- 1-800-445-4414

 

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