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Resources for Veterans

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

This government agency provides veterans and their dependents with a wide range of services, including benefit information, home loans, life insurance, post-traumatic stress disorder facts and burial assistance.

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans: 1-877-424-3838
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (Veterans Press "1")
National Veterans Chat Line:

Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Help a veteran get the treatment she needs to start rebuilding her life. Walter Reed provides care to past, present and future soldiers who need care.

The Army Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline: 1-800-984-8523
Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars strive to do good things for veterans, their families and their communities. This organization offers assistance through the National Veterans Service, transitioning back into society, troop support programs, post-military help and programs for veterans' family members.

Military, Veterans & Patriotic Service Organizations of America (MVPSOA)

This organization certifies high-quality national nonprofits that help veterans and their families. MVPSOA provides information about scholarships for the children of military personnel and information on funding memorials and museums that honor those who have served our country.

The National Archives: Sources for Veterans Information, Aid and Benefits

This website offers a robust list of government services, including resources for a veteran's specific military branch. Plus, veterans can find out about government assistance in their communities.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers information about suicide prevention, addiction and trauma. Veterans can also learn to cope with fear and anxiety and deal with grief.

U.S. Office of Personal Management's Government-Wide Veterans Employment

On November 9, 2009, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13518, Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government, which established the Veterans Employment Initiative. This website is the result. It's helpful for veterans who are looking for a job because it helps the government recruit and employ U.S. veterans.


Government Resources The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a website maintained in partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs for connecting wounded warriors, service members, veterans, and their families with those who support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Information is available on a variety of topics including benefits and compensation, education and training, employment, family and caregiver support, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation and travel and other services and resources. The information contained within the NRD is from federal, state and local government agencies; veterans service and benefit organizations; non-profit and community-based organizations; academic institutions and professional associations that provide assistance to wounded warriors and their families.

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans hotline ensures that homeless veterans or veterans at-risk for homelessness have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. The hotline is intended to assist homeless veterans and their families, VA Medical Centers, federal, state and local partners, community agencies, service providers and others in the community. To be connected with a trained VA staff member call 1-877-4AID VET (877-424-3838).

VA Caregiver Support provides resources and assistance to the millions unpaid adults who provide care to elderly and disabled veterans. The VA recognizes that being a caregiver requires dedication, compassion, and resilience, and so it offer valuable resources which will help caregivers balance their lives and ease the burden of the extraordinary care they provide every day. Resources can also be accessed by calling the VA Caregiver Support Line at 1-855-260-3274

The VA has established a national hotline to ensure veterans in emotional crisis have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. Veterans Crisis Line provides suicide prevention coordinators, general inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services at medical centers and community-based outpatient clinics. Service members, veterans and family members can call 1-800-273-TALK(8255) and press “1” to access counselors specially trained for their concerns
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