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Advocacy Groups and Resources

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We believe support is an essential part of the recovery journey. Browse through our list of local, regional, and national resources. 


Alcoholics Anonymous

AA is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. Their stated purpose is to enable members to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)

BIAA strives to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury.

Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI)

BIAMI seeks to improve the lives of those affected by brain injury and reduce the incidence of brain injury through advocacy and more in Michigan.

Brain Injury Association of Michigan Lansing Chapter

This group meets at 6:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at Peckham, Inc. Contact Barbara Williams (Chapter President) for information at

Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN)

CPAN advocates to preserve Michigan’s model no-fault auto insurance system. 

Helpful Hints on Advocacy

Visit the following link for helpful hints on advocacy from the Brain Injury Association of Michigan.

Lansing Area Aphasia Support Group

The National Aphasia Association provides access to research, education, rehabilitation, therapeutic and advocacy services to individuals with aphasia and their caregivers. 

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service

MPAS advocates and protects the legal rights of people with disabilities in Michigan.

Sparrow & Burcham Hills Stroke Support Group

This group typically meets the first Thursday of each month from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Burcham Hills Center for Health & Rehab (second floor, private dining room of Resident Center). There is no cost to attend. 


Cerebral Palsy Group

This group of doctors and healthcare professionals provide high quality, medically-reviewed data on everything related to cerebral palsy.

Community Mental Health

Develops and encourages measurable health, safety, and self-sufficiency outcomes that reduce and prevent risks, promote equity, foster healthy habits, and transform the health and human services system to improve the lives of Michigan families.

Disability Network Capital Area

This group works to transform thinking to improve the environment and quality of life for people with disabilities.

Find Your Representative

It is your right to be heard by those that represent you in the state government on issues that are important to you. Follow the link below to find your Representative. 

Find Your Senator

It is your right to be heard by those that represent you in the state government on issues that are important to you. Follow the link below to find your Senator.

Michigan Department of Civil Rights

This group investigates and resolves discrimination complaints and works to prevent discrimination through educational programs.

Michigan No-Fault Resource Provider Directory

As a resource to car accident victims and their families, Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. has listed a number of Case Management Service Providers. 

Michigan Rehabilitation Services

MRS provides specialized employment and education services and training to help people with disabilities become employed or retain employment.

Michigan Works

This program provides services and supports Michigan’s workforce development system.

Paralyzed Veterans of America

This group supports and advocates for veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.

Social Security Administration

Social Security provides financial support with retirement, disability, and survivor benefits. They have been providing financial protection to the nation for over 80 years.

Caregiver Hotline

Caregiver Action Network (CAN) works to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. Their Caregiver Hotline is staffed by caregiving experts who are available 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM ET. They can connect you with the information you need to navigate complex caregiving challenges.


Auto Insurance Resources for Michigan Drivers

The Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) has a website, consumer guides, and a hotline to help Michigan drivers navigate the state's new auto insurance law.