California Resources for Accident Victims & Families

California car accident resources

Save time and energy with this list of California organizations that can help you after an accident or personal injury

vAfter you’ve been injured in an accident, or if you lost a loved one, the last thing you want to do is comb the internet for information about medical treatment, covering costs, disability, and legal advice. But you do need those things. That’s why Enjuris compiled a list of California organizations, businesses, and agencies that are available to assist with whatever it is you need after your accident.
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When an accident happens, it can turn your life upside down in an instant.

And while there are plenty of resources available to help you through the tough spots, you have to find them in order for them to be useful. If you’re recovering from an injury or caring for a loved one who’s been injured, the last thing you want to do is spend hours searching for the information you need.

The lists below include a variety of California resources for medical treatment and recovery, financial recovery, and legal options.

California traumatic brain injury resources

California Department of Rehabilitation

The California DOR offers supported living services, community reintegration services, vocational support, information and referrals for individuals or families, and training and education programs.

You can reach the department at its website or at:

[email protected]
Voice: 1-916-558-5780
TTY: 1-916-558-5778

Service providers for the DOR are available in these locations:

Northern California:

Central California:

Southern California:

Additional California traumatic brain injury support

Family Caregiver Alliance: This is a national organization that provides a list of resources in California.

Brain injury Support Center: Includes diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation; vocational services; independent living and disability resources, and TBI support groups.

California Rehabilitation Institute: Provides TBI rehabilitation programs in an inpatient setting, along with rehabilitation for strokes, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic and limb loss injuries.

Emotional support resources

Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 800-985-5990 (TTY 800-846-8517) or text TalkWithUs to 66746 for 24/7 support.

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 for 24/7 crisis support.

California Suicide & Crisis Hotlines: Find phone numbers and links to all the suicide and crisis hotlines by county in California.

CalHOPE Peer-Run Warm Line: Call 833-317-HOPE (4673) Monday – Friday, from 7 am to 11 pm, for COVID-19 specific non-emergency support.

California Warm Peer Line: Call 855-845-7415 for 24/7 for non-emergency support to talk to a peer counselor with lived experience.

Medi-Cal Managed Care and Mental Health Office of the Ombudsman: Call 888-452-8609 Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm, for mental health services covered by Medi-Cal.

County Mental Health Plan Information: Find contact information for mental health services in your county.

Integrative Trauma Treatment Center: Provides trauma treatment in the Pacific Palisades area.

Resources for people injured at work

California Division of Workers’ Compensation

California Workers’ Compensation: How and When to Get Benefits

Financial resources

California Employment Development Department: Includes services for people with disabilities, disability employment accelerator program, disability resource coordinators, CalJOBS

Department of Rehabilitation (DOR): Services for finding employment and independent living equality for people with disabilities.

Disability Benefits 101 (DB 101): Rules for health coverage, benefit, and employment programs that people with disabilities use.

Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP): LEAP allows Californians with disabilities to apply for jobs through alternative ways than traditional employment processes.

Talent Knows No Limits (TKNL): Public education resource.

Ticket to Work Program: The Ticket to Work Program and Work Incentives Improvement Act assists recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income to become employed.

Guide to Social Security Disability Benefits in California

Disability Rights California: Nonprofit legal services for advocacy, education, investigation, and litigation for rights and opportunities for people with disabilities.

California Personal Injury Guide

Enjuris California personal injury lawyer directory

 

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