We decided to centralize any important resources that may be beneficial for veterans, service members, and their families.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
Veterans Crisis line: 800-273-8255 Press 1
Stop Soldier Suicide: 844.889.5610
Veterans Benefits Administration: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) provides a variety of benefits and services to Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families. Below are some of our major program offices within VBA.
The Mesothelioma Center (Veterans): Veterans file nearly 30% of all mesothelioma lawsuits in the United States. All branches of the military relied on asbestos in the past, and builders overseas still do. As a result, veterans are more likely than others to develop asbestos-related diseases.
Homeless/Housing Assistance Programs
HUD-VASH: The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers (VAMCs) and community-based outreach clinics.
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV): The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a 23-member board of directors – is the resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year.
PATH: PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) provides the support homeless veterans need in order to successfully transition from living on the street to thriving in homes of their own. High quality supportive services are critical to ensuring the people we serve are able to not only move into permanent homes, but stay in those homes long-term. PATH's goal is to help 10,000 people Make It Home by 2020.
Veteran-Based Teams outside of the military
Team Red, White, and Blue: To enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
Team Rubicon: Team Rubicon’s primary mission is providing disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters, be they domestic or international. By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Team Rubicon aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible.
The Mission Continues: The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. We deploy veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America: IAVA’s mission is to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 veterans. Founded and led by veterans, IAVA is the modern day veterans hall for the current generation with over 400,000 members worldwide.
American Legion: The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
Veterans of Foreign wars (VFW): To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans. Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.
Next Step Service Dogs: empower positive change for veterans with invisible disabilities such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) through the use of expertly-trained service dogs.