Resources

Apply for AHCCCS - Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is Arizona's Medicaid agency. AHCCCS will pay for medical care for injuries stemming from an accident for individuals who meet certain income and other requirements. AHCCCS will file a lien against a third party claim which the firm will handle for you. www.azahcccs.gov

Tricare - Tricare will pay for medical care for injuries stemming from an accident for military and their dependents. The government will file a lien against a third party claim which the firm will handle for you. www.tricare.mil

Apply for Social Security - The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. Individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program. www.socialsecurity.gov

Shriners Hospitals for Children - children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services, regardless of ability to pay. www.shrinershq.org/Hospitals/Main

Rehabilitation Services Administration - Yuma County's program (through DES) works with individuals with disabilities to achieve increased independence and/or gainful employment through the provision of comprehensive rehabilitative and employment support services. www.azdes.gov/main.aspx?menu=32&id=1402

Excel - Excel provides many services in Yuma, including employment and work re-entry assistance for persons with disabilities, as well as counseling. www.excelgroup.org

Catholic Community Services - CCS provides many services to families in need in Yuma and throughout Arizona. www.ccs-soaz.org

Raising Special Kids - Arizona parent support, training, information and individual assistance for parents with special needs children. www.raisingspecialkids.org

DRM Regional Resources Directory - provides several links to sites and resources for persons with disabilities. www.disabilityresources.org/ARIZONA.html

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities - provides information and useful link for disabilities and disability-related issues focusing on children birth to age 22. www.nichcy.org

Easter Seals - offers technology and information on children and adults with disabilities. www.easterseals.com

The Compassionate Friends - For those who have lost a child, provides grief support and assistance. www.compassionatefriends.org