Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

Family Resources

A funny thing happened while you were away: your loved ones seem to have changed. So did you.

For veterans, reintegrating to family life can be extremely challenging. Sometimes more difficult than being away. It’s not easy for family members, either.

But there are ways you can move forward together. Contact just one person today to talk about your situation.

Family Services and Resources Near You

Soldier On

Soldier On is a private nonprofit organization committed to ending veterans homelessness. The organization provides homeless veterans and veterans who…(more)

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Women Veterans Call Center

Calling All Women Who Served in the United States Military! Do you know your Veteran status?  Do you have a…(more)

Center for Women Veterans (CWV)

Women are one of the fastest growing subgroup of Veterans, and we are signing up for VA health care and…(more)

Women Veterans Resources/National Veterans Foundation

Our Women Veteran Resources program connects women veterans with appropriate resources to help them transition to civilian life after leaving…(more)

Peninsula Fine Arts Center: Healing Arts Program for Veterans

Healing Arts program at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center enables active-duty soldiers, veterans, and their families to address the emotional…(more)

Liberty Source

Liberty Source is dedicated to launching and sustaining the careers of members of the military community with a focus on…(more)

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

PURPOSE AND PHILOSOPHY The Society provides financial assistance and education, as well as other programs and services, to members of…(more)

Military Order of the Purple Heart, USA

The Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal…(more)

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Team Red, White & Blue

Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and…(more)

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Big Brothers Big Sisters

Vision: all children achieve success in life. Mission: provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that…(more)

Passageways Living Center

Passageways Living Center gives a hand-up while providing a warm and safe environment for veterans to call  home.

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The Pen Fed Foundation

A nationally recognized nonprofit organization working to meet the urgent needs of military personnel and their families in the areas…(more)

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Harbor House of Central Florida

Provides safety, shelter, counseling, advocacy and justice for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. 407-886-2856

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DOD Safe Helpline

Sexual assault support for the DOD community. 877-995-5247 Text zip code or installation/base name to 55247

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Veterans Crisis Line

Connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline and…(more)

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Hampton VA Medical Center: Caregiver Support

You may know that VA provides benefits and services for Veterans, but did you know that VA also has a…(more)

Operation Family Caregiver: Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health

The strength of our military is legendary. Our military families are strong, too. Operation Family Caregiver (OFC) coaches the families…(more)

National Alliance for Caregivers

Nearly 44 million unpaid caregivers form the backbone of the US chronic and long-term care system. These hard working family…(more)

Caring for Military Families: Elizabeth Dole Foundation

Our Vision We believe that our nation’s military caregivers need and deserve robust, effective support in light of the mental,…(more)

National Military Family Association

NMFA is the voice of military families because, for 46 years, we have proven that we stand behind service members, their spouses,…(more)

Valor Run

Valor Run, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2014. Our mission is to unite communities through running events…(more)

Mission United

Mission United is a collective effort that addresses the complicated and fragmented systems for veteran services currently in place. It…(more)

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2016 Guide to Veterans Education Benefits-Best Schools

Continuing your education and career after military service can be an intimidating prospect. Choosing a school and getting all of…(more)

Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation

Dedicated to both the living and the deceased—a setting for coming together or quiet meditation—the Memorial holds a special place…(more)

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Hampton Roads Veterans Writing Group

The Hampton Roads Veterans Writing Group is a cost-free writing group for service members, veterans, and military family members of…(more)

Alamo Call-A-Ride 4 Vets

The Alamo Call-A-Ride 4 Vets program offers approved riders free rides within a 13-county area for needs such as doctor…(more)

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Reboot Recovery

REBOOT exists to help warriors and their families heal from the spiritual wounds of war associated with PTSD and combat…(more)

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Survivor Outreach Services

The Southern Nevada Survivor Outreach Coordinator supports anyone that has lost a loved one due to active duty for all…(more)

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Fort Riley Services

We must provide quality programs, services, and facilities to our Soldiers, their Families, retirees, and our civilian employees at a…(more)

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Military Veterans Coalition of Indiana

We are military, veterans and uniformed-service organizations that promote: • Military awareness and advocacy throughout Indiana. • Commitment to the…(more)

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Sister Soldier Network

Sister Soldier Network is an organization that celebrates the experiences and honors service to country of all women and enhances…(more)

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Mayor’s Office of Veteran Services

Connect with veteran service organizations on the federal, state and local level. Keep up to date on upcoming events and…(more)

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Benefits counseling at multiple community locations

The Bexar County Veterans Service Office is offering benefits counseling and other assistance at multiple community locations. Officials are on…(more)

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Veterans of Foreign Wars – Wichita

Veterans of Foreign Wars “Over There” Post 112, Wichita, Kansas

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The American Legion Department – Kansas

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.

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County Veterans Service Offices

The first step towards obtaining veterans benefits is to understand what benefits are available to you and your family

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Free Caregiver Support Workshop

The Veterans Health Administration offers a free online six-week workshop for those who are caregivers for a veteran. The class,…(more)

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Resource Guide for Homeless Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides a resource guide for permanent housing and clinical care from the Department of…(more)

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Family Promise

Family Promise is a nonprofit organization committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence. The problem of poverty is complex.…(more)

Priority Veteran

Priority Veteran provides veterans with intensive one-on-one assistance to locate stable permanent housing and links them to resources to gain…(more)

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Special Operations Warrior Foundation

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary degree from an accredited two or four-year college, university,…(more)

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Army Community Service

Army Community Service has a wealth of resources for Soldiers, Families, Reservists, Retirees, and DoD Civilians. The programs offered within…(more)

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VA Homeless Program

Besides housing, the program helps veterans enroll in the VA Health Care Network, reviews and assists with VA education applications,…(more)

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Watertown VA Outpatient Clinic

Primary Care Services for Veterans in the greater Watertown area in New York State. Behavioral Health Care: A behavioral health…(more)

USO Fort Drum

A non-profit that lifts the spirits of Troops & their Families. PO Box 454 Bldg 10502 South Riva Ridge Loop…(more)

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VA expands Fry Scholarship to include surviving spouses

Surviving spouses of service members who died on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, can now apply for the Fry…(more)

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StoryCorps, Military Voices

This Veterans Day, StoryCorps will honor the service and sacrifice of the military community by releasing new content from our…(more)

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Military OneSource

Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no…(more)

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Fairways for Warriors

Non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for our Wounded Warriors by teaching them to play golf. Golf…(more)

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Cell Phones for Soldiers

Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans.

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Building Homes for Heroes

Building Homes for Heroes® is strongly committed to rebuilding lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured…(more)

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The American Legion Department of Florida

“The nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating…(more)

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Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida

Provides Free Legal Services and works directly with veterans through the Veteran Advocacy Project Veteran Advocate- Christie Bhageloe – christieb@clsmf.org…(more)

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ReserveAid

ReserveAid is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides financial support to Reservists and National Guard members who have…(more)

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Operation Homefront

Operation Homefront leads more than 2,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families…(more)

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American Red Cross – Veteran Services

Emergency Communication Services All day, every day, the Red Cross connects service members with their families back home when an…(more)

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The Transition House

Behavioral Health The Outpatient Center by The Transition House offers individual, group and family counseling you need to restore your…(more)

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Vietnam Veterans of America, Pinellas

Vietnam Veterans of America founding principle: “Never Again will one generation of veterans abandon antoher.” The VVA is the only…(more)

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Hillsborough Veterans Memorial Park and Museum

The Veterans Memorial Park & Museum, 3602 Highway 301, Tampa, FL, honors veterans from various wars including the Spanish-American War,…(more)

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Compelling stories about war in Iraq

The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, in cooperation with the Libraries of the University of Texas Health Science Center…(more)

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Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs

The State of Kansas sponsors “Operation Recognition” to honor World War II and Korean era veterans who left school to…(more)

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Veterans Cemetery Administration

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) National Cemetery Administration maintains 131 national cemeteries in 40 states (and Puerto Rico) as…(more)

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Heroes on the Water Southwest Florida

Heroes on the Water Southwest Florida Chapter serves our nation’s warriors by providing healing and rehabilitating kayak fishing outings that…(more)

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Military Officers Association of America Florida Council of Chapters

The Florida Council of Chapters for Military Officers Association of America supports the goals and objectives of the national organization,…(more)

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Blue Star Families Florida

Blue Star Families‘ mission is to connect, strengthen and lead. It relies on volunteers at nearly 50 chapters located near…(more)

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Hillsborough County Veterans Affairs

Hillsborough County’s Veteran’s Affairs serves as a single point of service to help veterans in accessing federal, state and local…(more)

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The National Archives

The National Archives’ Veterans Service Records allow you to request military service records, medical records and replace lost medals and…(more)

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Federal Benefits for Veterans Guide

This online guide provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs gives information about federal benefits for veterans, dependents and…(more)

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Florida Veterans’ Benefit Guide

The Florida Veterans Foundation provided the 2014 edition of the Florida Veterans’ Benefits Guide. It includes information about education, health care,…(more)

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Gold Star Mothers, Inc. Tampa Bay

The American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. is a service organization helping families of fallen or MIA military. They provide emotional…(more)

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Health Services, Inc.

HEALTH SERVICES, INC. (HSI), a family of 12 neighborhood health centers that provide comprehensive primary care services in medicine, dentistry,…(more)

Family Endeavors

Family Endeavors is a long-standing non-profit agency that provides an array of programs and services in support of children, families,…(more)

Patton Veterans Project

The Patton Veterans Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization designed to benefit veterans and military families coping with post-traumatic stress.

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K-9s 4 Kids

K-9s 4 Kids is a non-profit organization that trains service dogs for people with disabilities. Be sure to check out…(more)

VA’s National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

In an effort to eliminate Veteran Homelessness, the VA National Call Center was established to serve homeless Veterans with access…(more)

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Civilian Jobs

CivilianJobs.com, where America’s military connects with civilian careers, delivers military job fairs, staffing services, a job board plus employer advertising…(more)

Operation Stand Down

Operation Stand Down Tennessee assists Veterans and their families so they can be self-sustaining  and better connected to the community.

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USO Tampa Bay

The USO is committed to lifting the spirits of troops and their families from the home front to the frontlines…(more)

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Indianhead Community Action Agency

Supportive Services for Veteran Families

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Veterans Combat Call Center – 1-877-WAR-VETS

Veterans Combat Call Center – 1-877-WAR-VETS is an around the clock confidential call center where combat Veterans and their families…(more)

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The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services

The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services provides direct services to Veterans through the administration of 19 Veterans Benefits Offices throughout…(more)

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Arizona Coalition for Military Families

Arizona Coalition for Military Families is a public/private partnership focused on building Arizona’s capacity to serve and support all service…(more)

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Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd.

Supportive services for veterans and veterans’ families through a wide variety of programs.

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Palms of Cotton Community Residential Care for Veterans

Palms on Cotton is a VA approved Community Resident Care (CRC) place located in Birmingham, AL. For over three years,…(more)

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National Association of Black Veterans

On an ongoing basis, the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. will provide strategic advocacy on behalf of its membership…(more)

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Veterans Affairs PTSD Counseling Services

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) recognizes the great sacrifices made by Service…(more)

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Hear what veterans are saying

Hear veterans open up about their experiences and challenges, in video clips from an event held by KLRN public television…(more)

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Community Blueprint

Community Blueprint is a set of tools and practices that provide a framework for communities to produce positive, measurable outcomes…(more)

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Benefits.Gov

Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) provides citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Their mission is to reduce…(more)

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Cell Phones for Soldiers

Helps our troops call home. Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to…(more)

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Hands on River Region

The Hands on River Region program is a resource center that coordinates and manages volunteer projects throughout the River Region for over 200…(more)

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The American Legion: Department of Indiana

The American Legion is an organization comprised of veterans committed to serving veterans, their families, and their communities.  The American…(more)

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Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA)

NHRA is the largest redevelopment and housing authority in Virginia and is a national leader in real estate development and property…(more)

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Naval Support Activity

Committed to providing effective and efficient world class support to customer to enable our fighters and support our families. (757)…(more)

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National Resource Directory

Provides information and access to services and resources for wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, their families, and those…(more)

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Military One Source

A confidential Department of Defense-funded program that provides comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost. Information…(more)

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Granting Freedom

A grant program for home modifications for disabled veterans or disabled servicemen or women who sustained a line of duty…(more)

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Give An Hour

Strives to develop national networks of volunteers capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within society.…(more)

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ForKids

ForKids Inc. is a non-profit agency with a mission to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and…(more)

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Tutor.com

Helps students from elementary to advance in more than 16 subjects.

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Old Dominion University Military Career Transition Program

Offers master’s degrees with initial licensure through the Department of Teaching and Learning at Old Dominion University. (757) 683-3348

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Habitat for Heroes

A new program to assist veterans and families of the fallen in Hampton Roads and around the country. Provides access…(more)

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Fleet and Family Support Centers of Hampton Roads

Supports operating forces, promoting readiness through the efficient opperation of shore installations. (757) 444-2102

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Fisher House Foundation

A network of comfort homes where military and veteran families can stay at no cost while a loved one is…(more)

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Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS)

Provides training to military couples, children and families in core resilience skills. 1035 Nider Blvd Rooms E18 and E21 |…(more)

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Families of the Wounded Fund

To provide financial resources in support of family members/caregivers of military service men and women who have either been wounded…(more)

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Old Dominion University Military Connection Center

The Military Connection Center provides comprehensive support to assist military connected students in navigating the transition to academic life. 1016…(more)

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United States Department of Labor

The United States Department of Labor is committed to providing quality training to veterans through various programs to help them…(more)

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Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame

Honoring Indiana’s Heroes Over the course of American history, hundreds of thousands of men and women have served their country…(more)

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The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University

The Mission Through research and outreach, the Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) works closely with collaborators to improve the lives…(more)

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Greene County Veterans Services

The Veterans Service Office provides VA claims assistance to veterans and their dependents as well as emergency financial assistance to…(more)

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Veterans Advocacy Clinic

The Veterans Advocacy Clinic at Stetson Law provides representation to Tampa Bay area veterans appealing decisions denying Veterans Administration disability…(more)

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Stetson Veterans Law Institute

The Veterans Law Institute Pro Bono Initiative at Stetson University College of Law serves members of the military, veterans or…(more)

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Employ Florida Vets

The State of Florida provides numerous links to state agencies, not-for-profit organizations and service providers to help military members transition…(more)

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Mass VetsAdvisor

Mass VetsAdvisor is a helpful website for anyone searching for benefits and programs for Massachusetts Veterans and their family members.

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Soldier On

Soldier On is a private nonprofit organization committed to ending veterans homelessness. The organization provides homeless veterans and veterans who…(more)

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Bilingual Veterans Outreach Center

The Bilingual Veterans Outreach Centers of Massachusetts, Inc. is open to any and all Veterans of all Wars, conflicts, peace…(more)

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VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System

VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System provides primary, specialty, and mental health care, including psychiatric, substance abuse and PTSD services,…(more)

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Courage Beyond

Courage Beyond provides confidential, no-cost or low-cost programs and services to warriors and their loved ones facing PTSD and other…(more)

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Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs

The FDVA is the premier point of entry for Florida veterans to access earned services, benefits and support. Take advantage…(more)

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Montgomery Regional Benefits Office

The Montgomery Regional Benefits Office connects veterans to many different services for a better quality of life. These services include education…(more)

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Books for and about veterans

Discover books written for veterans, their families and anyone else who wants to know what veterans go through.

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Texas Veterans Commission

The Texas Veterans Commission provides claims representation and counseling, employment services, oversight of education and training, and grants.

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Vet Center Program – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

We are the people in VA who welcome home war veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment counseling in a…(more)

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LinkVet

Online support is available seven days a week for Minnesota Veterans and their families via LinkVet.  For more information, search…(more)

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Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a comprehensive program that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting Service members and their…(more)

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Arming Military Families with Love, Laughter, and Practical Tools for Deployment (Sesame Street)

Nearly 800,000 preschoolers are separated from a parent serving in the U.S. military.   When we think of war and…(more)

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Quality of Life Foundation

We focus on meeting quality of life needs of family members so they can continue to focus on their hero’s…(more)

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Blue Star Families

Committed to supporting one another through the unique challenges of military service and asking the larger civilian population to help as well, connecting military…(more)

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HVAF of Indiana

At HVAF of Indiana we provide supportive housing to homeless veterans as well as case management, food and clothing, and…(more)

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U.S. Vets, Las Vegas Chapter

U.S. Vets, Las Vegas Chapter provides housing, counseling, career development and job placement assistance to homeless and at-risk veterans.

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Operation Homefront Nevada

Operation Homefront Nevada provides emergency financial assistance and other resources for families of service members and wounded warriors.

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Nevada Military Support Alliance

Nevada Military Support Alliance provides comfort and support, both personal and financial, to the families and survivors of fallen patriots who…(more)

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides information on health care, home loans, life insurance, pensions, business opportunities, vocational rehabilitation and…(more)

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Back Home

“Back Home: The Enduring Battles Facing Post-9/11 Veterans” is the 2013 project of the Carnegie-Knight News21 program, a national multimedia,…(more)

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DryHootch, Inc.

A supportive environment in the form of a coffee shop for Veterans and family members, with assistance programs.

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Camp American Legion

Rest, relaxation, recuperation and rehabilitation for veterans and their families at no cost.

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National Family Services and Resources

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Center for Women Veterans

A new site that provides outreach to female service members and female veterans who have questions about health care, benefits…(more)

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Find Your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO)

Start by connecting with your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO).

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HUD Exchange: Resource for Homeless Veterans

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development provides several resources for veterans looking for housing.

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Make the Connection – Family & Relationships

See veterans and their families sharing stories about how they helped and supported each other and find resources related to…(more)

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Make the Connection-Spirituality

Military life can raise difficult questions and confusing spirituality issues that impact other aspects of life. Hear personal stories and…(more)

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National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

The National Call Center for Homeless Veterans is a free 24/7 hotline intended to assist homeless veterans and their families…(more)

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Road to Buying a VA Home

Infographic – Process of buying a home with a VA loan.

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Search the National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory has information about thousands of national and local programs, services and organizations, many in your community, that…(more)

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Sesame Street Resources for Military & Veteran Families

Military families, Sesame Street salutes you and supports you! Talk, Listen, Connect, offers you strategies and resources to help your…(more)

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The American Legion: Homeless Veteran Help

The AL provides public and private sector agencies and organizations that aid homeless veterans and their families.

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The Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC)

The Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC) answers questions and responds to concerns from women Veterans, their families, and caregivers across…(more)

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VA eBenefits

eBenefits is a central location for Veterans and their families to access and manage benefits and get service connected.

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Vet Center

Vet Centers offer counseling in a caring manner for Veterans and their families.  Use this search to find a Vet…(more)

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Veteran’s Court

Find a veteran’s court in your state.  Veteran’s court is modeled after drug treatment and/or mental health treatment courts.  Typically,…(more)

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Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs…(more)

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Volunteer Locally to Help Veterans

There are many different ways you can help a disabled veteran. Volunteering is one of them. Learn more about volunteering.

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Our Criteria for Selecting Resources

To ensure the highest standard of resources and organizations for veterans and their families, these criteria guide selection for inclusion on this website.

  1. Resource comes from a credible source.
  2. Resource is current and relevant.
  3. Resource is free and available at no cost to veterans and their families.
  4. Resource is commercial-free, no profit is derived from it.
  5. Resource is accessible, easy to get and easy to use; tangible and concrete.
  6. Organization or individual that created and/or is distributing the resource is nonpartisan. 501c4 organizations whose primary function is advocacy or educating about political issues or policy merit close scrutiny to determine nonpartisanship.