Veteran Resource Links

 

Make the Connection 

Connecting Veterans with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their health, well-being, and everyday lives.

http://maketheconnection.net/

US Department of Veterans Affairs

http://www.va.gov/

The National Center for PTSD

dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. We work to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma.

http://www.ptsd.va.gov/

Disabled American Veterans

Veteran’s Benefits and Resources Assistance

https://www.dav.org/

Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_gibill.asp

Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project is a military and veterans charity service organization empowering injured veterans and their families. Help support a warrior today.

https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

Vet Center Program

We are the people in VA who welcome home war veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment counseling in a caring manner.

http://www.vetcenter.va.gov/

Got Your 6

Got Your 6 is a campaign that unites nonprofit, Hollywood, and government partners to strengthen communities across the country.

https://gotyour6.org/

NAMI Connection

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness

http://www.nami.org/#

SAMHSA

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

http://www.samhsa.gov/

Hidden Heroes campaign

Military caregivers support.

https://hiddenheroes.org/

Transition Assistance Programs for Military Personnel

Take advantage of available military transition assistance programs to gain the knowledge and practical tools you need to make the switch back to civilian life.

http://www.militaryonesource.mil/phases-retiring?content_id=267523

DoD Transition Assistance Program 

The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides information, tools, and training to ensure Service members and their spouses are prepared for the next step in civilian life.

https://www.dodtap.mil/

Small Business Administration

If you are a veteran or service-disabled veteran, SBA has resources to help you start and grow your small business. From creating a business plan to finding your first customer, we’re here to help you succeed

https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/how-start-business/business-types/veteran-owned-businesses

Veteran Owned Business Directory

Small Businesses owned by U.S. Military Veterans, Active Duty Military, Reservists, Service Disabled Veterans (SDVOSB)

https://www.veteranownedbusiness.com/

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

IAVA is #VetsRising IAVA is the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America.

http://iava.org/?gclid=COCXlNmyy88CFQpehgoddcsN1A

St. Vincent de Paul

Supportive Services for Veteran Families

https://www.svdp.us/what-we-do/affordable-housing/supportive-services-veteran-families/

Hirepurpose

When you apply to a job on Hirepurpose, we make sure your application goes to your best advocate: the person whose job is to hire veterans.

https://www.hirepurpose.com/

Task and Purpose

Task & Purpose is a news site for veterans, by veterans. Read articles on all aspects of veteran lifestyle including news, education, careers, culture & more.

http://taskandpurpose.com/

Brain Line Military

Traumatic brain injury resource. Brain injury facts, information, symptoms and support. Resources for preventing, treating, and living with brain injury

http://www.brainlinemilitary.org

VA Open Burn pit Registry

Smoke from these pits and other airborne hazards during deployment contained substances that may have health effects. … Some Veterans have reported respiratory symptoms and other health conditions that they believe are related to burn pits.

http://www.va.gov/health/newsfeatures/2014/october/burn-pit-exposure-signup-now-in-va-registry.asp

Give An Hour

A non-profit organization offering FREE mental health resources for military and families affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

www.giveanhour.org

Military One Source

This source is a one-stop shop for all branches of the military that includes legal matters, addiction and recovery, readjustment information, immediate counseling and a link to each military branch. They also have a 24/7 phone number at 1-800-342-9647.

www.militaryonesource.com

Red Cross

Go to “Getting Assistance” and click on “Military Families” to find out about the resources that are offered by the red cross with regard to counseling and other social service needs or call 1-877-272-7337.

www.redcross.org

Sidran Institute

This is a comprehensive website dedicated to trauma recovery.  Listed are resources and a help desk that can guide you to therapists or treatment centers that may be appropriate for your needs.

https://www.sidran.org/

Tricare Counseling

The web-based TRICARE information system will help direct Tricare clients to providers.

www.tricare.mil

The Soldiers Project

A group of licensed mental health professionals who offer FREE psychological treatment to military service members (active duty, National Guard, Reserve and veterans) who have served or expect to serve in the conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan.

www.thesoldiersproject.org

Vets 4 Warriors

This is a PEER SUPPORT line and not answered by a mental health therapist.  The hotline is available 24/7/365 can be reached by calling 1-855-838-8255.

www.vetsforwarriors.com/

War Within

Connecting Servicemembers, Families and Veterans with Health Care Providers.

www.warwithin.org

After Deployment-Defense Centers of Excellence

Gratitude · Post Deployment Social Support · Worry … Podcast: Listen to afterdeployment.dcoe.mil’spodcast series, “There & Back” or get a free subscription.

http://dcoe.mil/

Rally Point 

Find service members and veterans like you, discuss military life, and share professional opportunities on the largest military network.

https://www.rallypoint.com/

Military Times

New that serves the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, and US Coast Guard

http://www.militarytimes.com/

The Patriot Files  

The Patriot Files is a Library of Congress Veterans History Project Founding Partner web site comprised of first hand accounts of military life and combat, primary source material, as well as image, video, and audio resources.

http://www.patriotfiles.com/

Wounded Veterans Relief Fund

provides immediate temporary emergency financial assistance to disabled veterans who have served in the wars and conflicts since 9/11. The program supports eligible service members and their families while maintaining their privacy.

wvrf.org 

Florida Veterans Foundation

The FVF primarily provides assistance with emergency shelter, monthly rent or rental deposits, and utility bills. Veterans will only receive one onetime financial aid grant unless there are compelling reasons to do otherwise.

https://floridaveteransfoundation.org/