Support Groups for People with Disabilities and Chronic Diseases

  • Deaf Chat Coffee. 1-4 pm, 4th Saturday of each month at better Living Through Coffee, 100 Tyler. jay@bazuzi.com
  • Disabled American Veterans. 385-2552
  • Gathering Place. Enrichment activities for adults with developmental disabilities, 385-4172
  • Hearing Loss Association. 1 pm, 4th Monday of the month at PT Community Center, 531-2247, mandelbaum@olympus.net
  • In-Home Family Caregivers Support Group. 10.30 am, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
  • Jefferson County Council of the Blind. Noon to 1.30 pm, 4th Friday of the month at Highway 20 Roadhouse. 360-437-7916, Sue.ammeter@cablespeed.com
  • Jefferson County People First. Self-advocacy for people with developmental disabilities, 360-643-1458, akent79@gmail.com
  • Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Support Group. 10 am – Noon, 1st Tuesday of the month,PT Community Center, ptms.selfhelp@gmail.com
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness of Jefferson County. 7-9 pm, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 360-385-1716
  • Parent to Parent. Parents of children with disabilities, 377-3473, arckj.org
  • Jefferson Healthcare Support Groups 2016:
    • Better Breathers Support Group. 2-3pm 3rd Monday of the month, 385-2200 Ext 1220
    • Breast Cancer Support Group. 6-7 pm, 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, 385-2200 Ext 2040
    • Cancer Support Group. 6-7:30 pm, 2nd Thursday of the month, 385-2200 Ext 2040
    • Parkinson’s Support Group. Patients and families, 2 to 3.30 pm, 2nd Monday of each month, 385-2200, ext.2017
    • For the complete list and updates go to: https://www.jeffersonhealthcare.org/health_services/support_groups.aspx

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Non-Profit Services

  • Boeing Bluebills. Helps to make homes safer for the elderly and people with disabilities, 437-0423, http://www.bluebills.org/olympic.html
  • Concerned Citizens. Personal in-home care, housework, transportation, 360-379-1315
  • ECHHO. Transportation and medical equipment loan, household help, 360-379-3246
  • Empowerment Through Equus. Equine therapy, www.empowermentthroughequus.com
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness. 385-1716, namijeffco@yahoo.com
  • People First. Self advocacy for people with disabilities, 7-8.15 pm, 2nd Wednesday of the month, 379-7414
  • Olycap. Provides in-home personal care, shopping, transportation, and senior nutrition services. Adult Day Care program, 360-385-2571, (800) 464-2571, olycap.org/contact-us
  • Skookum Educational Program. Vocational assistance for people with disabilities, 360-385-4980, info@skookum.org

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Public Agencies

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Recreation

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Transportation

  • Jefferson Transit. Buses are accessible, with special rate for disabled people, (360)385-4777, Leesa Monroe, coordinator,  lmonroe@jeffersontransit.com
  • Dial-A-Ride. A reservation based paratransit service. 385-4777, 800-371-0497, for hearing impaired dial 711,  info@jeffersontransit.com
  • ECHHO. Transportation for medical appointments and necessary errands, 379-3246
  • Washington State Ferries. Reduced fare, accommodations and elevator available, For disability permit 888-808-7977, ADA information 888-808-7977, for hearing impaired people, dial 711 and ask to be connected to 206-515-3460,   http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Ferries/commuterupdates/ada/ – ferrycontact
  • Paratransit Services. Provides non-emergent medical transportation (NEMT) to eligible Medicaid clients who need transportation assistance to travel to and from Medicaid eligible appointments. 800-756-5438,  http://www.wanemt.com

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Education

  • Port Townsend School District. Patrick Kane, Director of Learning Support Services at (360) 379-4366,  pkane@ptschools.org
  • Chimacum School District. Special Education 302-5286,  kerry_oconnell@csd49.org
  • Quilcene School District. Special Education, 765-3363 Ext. 234
  • Brinnon School District. Special Services, 360-796-4646
  • Peninsula College. Services for Students with Disabilities, 360- 417-6373

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Americans with Disabilities Act, Disability Rights, Department of Justice, Advocacy

  • Northwest ADA Center. Information about ADA, National and state resources, training programs, 800-949-4232, Voice/TTY: 425-248-2480,  http://nwadacenter.org
  • Washington State Human Rights Commission. Protection from discrimination. Toll-Free: +1-800-233-3247, TTY: +1-800-300-7525,   http://www.hum.wa.gov
  • United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. Laws, regulations, assistance, 800-514-0301 (voice), 800-514-0383 (TTY),   http://www.ada.gov
  • Disability Rights Washington. A private non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide, (800) 562-2702, Washington Relay (TTY) available via 711,  http://www.disabilityrightswa.org
  • ADA Title II Assistance Manual. addresses the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which applies to the operations of State and local governments, http://www.ada.gov/taman2.html
  • ADA Title III Technical Assistance Manual. Covering Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities,  http://www.ada.gov/taman3.html

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Useful Accessibility and ADA Information for Businesses and Organizations

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Assistance with Social Security Benefits

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Some National and State Services for People with Disabilities

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