WHAT WORKS FOR VETERANS?

Health Resources

A vision check

 

Many veterans feel like they’re trying to hold a soup sandwich together. A mess of emotions, nightmares and other issues. Or maybe just feeling like something’s not quite right. All the time. Some of the time. Or out of nowhere once in a while. It’s different for everybody.

But one thing is the same: Getting help is a good thing that can put you on a better path. Contact somebody today.

Health Services and Resources Near You

Mercy Medical Airlift – Air Compassion for Veterans

Mercy Medical Airlift ensures that no financially-stressed patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment for…(more)

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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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National Center for PTSD

Provides resources to individuals seeking PTSD care for themselves or loved ones. 877 – WAR – VETS (927-8387)

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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)

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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UCF Anxiety Disorder Clinic/Trauma Management Therapy

A clinical researcher center dedicated to the study and treatment of anxiety disorders in children, adolescents and adults by using…(more)

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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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Human Hug Project

Founded by Marine Veterans Ian Michael and Gino Greganti, the Human Hug Project wants to visit every VA medical center…(more)

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)

Vetshouse

Vetshouse, Inc. is a unique nonprofit organization serving homeless veterans in Hampton Roads. It is not a shelter, but a…(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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Home Remodeling for Disability & Special Needs

For many people, owning and maintaining a home is one of the most significant investments they ever make. But for individuals…(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)

Women Veterans’ Wartime Memoirs: A Writing Workshop

Women veterans of all ages are invited to join this free memoir-writing workshop designed to help them craft their military…(more)

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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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Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com

There are an estimated 22 million veterans in the United States today, and a majority of them were exposed to…(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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Art and Art Therapy Resources – Around Indianapolis

Art of the Soul Studio 6350 N. Shadeland Ave. Ste 3. Indianapolis, IN 46220 www.artofthesoulstudio.com Kristi Gmutza, ATR-BC Art 4…(more)

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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Art 4 Healing – Women’s Art Therapy Group

Women Veterans Art Therapy Group Women veterans will have the opportunity to use art to explore thoughts, feelings and behavior…(more)

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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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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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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K9s For Warriors

K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury as…(more)

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Samaritan Health

Samaritan partners with Fort Drum to accommodate the placement of a 10th Mountain Division Casualty Liaison Officer (LNO) at Samaritan…(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)

Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization

An Innovative Military-Civilian Partnership Benefiting Soldiers, their Families, and the Surrounding Community Our unique Healthcare System connects Soldiers, their Families,…(more)

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River Community Wellness Program

Providing outpatient behavioral health services to the River Communities and active duty military personnel stationed at Ft. Drum, NY.

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VetSports

VETSports.org is a nationwide non-profit helping veterans achieve better physical, mental, and emotional health through sports, physical activity, and community…(more)

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Heroes And Horses

Horses for Heroes is a collaboration of UCF’s College of Medicine and the equine-therapy groups Heavenly Hoofs, in Kissimmee, and…(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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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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UCF Restores

CF RESTORES is a clinical research center dedicated to the study of all facets of anxiety, trauma and posttraumatic stress…(more)

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UCF Trauma Management Therapy

Troop deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan has been extensive and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common among our returning veterans.…(more)

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Camaraderie Foundation

Camaraderie Foundation’s mission is to provide healing for invisible wounds of war through counseling, emotional, and spiritual support for all…(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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Orlando VA Medical Center

The Orlando VA Medical Center, serving an area of more than 90,000 veteran patients in East Central Florida, is one of seven…(more)

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Orange County Veterans Services

Orange County Veterans Services helps Veterans claim the benefits they’ve earned including: Compensation for service related injury/disease Medical care Vocational…(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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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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Wichita Vet Center

To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and…(more)

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Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center

Honoring America’s Veterans with quality health care services, part of the largest integrated health care system in the U.S.

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Veterans Health Administration

The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers.

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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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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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Health Services, Inc.

HEALTH SERVICES, INC. (HSI), a family of 12 neighborhood health centers that provide comprehensive primary care services in medicine, dentistry,…(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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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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Puller Clinic at William & Mary College

The Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic The mission of the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Benefits Clinic is to…(more)

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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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The Exalted Warrior Foundation

Exalted Warrior Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization that uses an adaptive yoga instruction designed for wounded warriors in the…(more)

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Paralyzed Veterans of America

PVA National Service Office- Tampa James A. Haley VA TampaJames A Haley Veterans Hospital 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, CO51-38…(more)

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The Mission Continues

                The Mission Continues empowers veterans facing the challenge of adjusting to life…(more)

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Operation Outdoor Freedom

The Florida Forest Service provides recreational opportunities to wounded veterans for rehabilitation at designated state and agricultural lands throughout Florida.…(more)

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Team Red, White and Blue Tampa Chapter

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Virginia Veterans Care Center (VVCC)

VVCC provides affordable, high quality, comprehensive nursing and domiciliary care to Commonwealth of Virginia residents who are admitted to the…(more)

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VA Medical Center – Hampton

Honoring America’s Veterans with quality health care services. Part of the largest integrated health care system in the U.S. 100…(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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Elder Heart

Elder Heart is a Veteran organization that does community projects as well as public, private and corporate art to raise…(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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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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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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Central Alabama Veterans Health Care Systems

The CAVHCS is part of the largest integrated health care system in the United States. The West Campus of the…(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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Strong Star

You or loved ones suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder might find help through the STRONG STAR PTSD Research Consortium.

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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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Center for Mind Body Healing

Offers therapeutic hypnosis to create change. Follows recommendations in a book written by a rehab physician who has researched treatments…(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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Veteran’s Village Las Vegas

Veteran’s Village Las Vegas provides information on a retrofitted downtown motel that serves as transitional housing for veterans. Also offers job…(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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VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System

VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System provides information on medical services, locations of area health care clinics and medical centers, and…(more)

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Nevada Office of Veterans Services

Nevada Office of Veterans Services connects veterans with services and benefits, job opportunities, the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder…(more)

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Vet Center Program

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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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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VetExpress

One stop to discover which WDVA benefits you are eligible to receive.

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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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Wisconsin VA Health Care Facilities

Wisconsin Medical Centers, Outpatient Clinics, Community Outpatient Clinics and Vet Centers.

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Wisconsin Resources for Homeless Veterans

Resources for homeless veterans and for those who care for veterans who may be homeless.  

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National Health Services and Resources

Soldier walking through dusty conditions in Afghanistan.

Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

Exposure to airborne hazards may cause several health concerns for veterans returning from deployment. Fill out the questionnaire to help…(more)

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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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Combat Paper Project

Through papermaking workshops, veterans use their uniforms worn in service to create works of art. The uniforms are cut up,…(more)

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Disability Benefits For Wounded Warriors

Social Security disability benefits for wounded warriors receive priority processing and are separate, distinct and in addition to VA benefits.

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Disabled American Veterans

If you or someone you care for is a disabled veteran, learn more about how to get help at Disabled…(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 – Physical Injury

Recovering from physical injuries is difficult. Watch stories from veterans about what they did to overcome their challenges and get…(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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PTSD: National Center for PTSD

Resources for Veterans, family and the general public to help understand the signs and symptoms of PTSD.

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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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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 Adaptive Sports Program

Disabled Veterans of all ages and abilities report better health, new friendships and a better quality of life when participating…(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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Veterans Yoga Project

Veterans Yoga Project is an educational and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of military veterans. Working…(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.