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U.S. Veterans Administration helpline for those who are caring for any military veteran, who was ever enrolled in any VA program for their disability or chronic illness. Provides information on any local VA family caregiver support groups, as well as related VA services and benefits.
Voice: 1-855-260-3274 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-11pm EST)
Provides assistance and referrals for returning disabled service members, recently medically retired service members and spouses of disabled service members. Supports veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as all disabled veterans of other conflicts, campaigns or wars and disabled children.
Voice: 1-800-378-4559 ext. 2
Refers Gulf war veterans and veterans affected by Agent Orange with medical problems to local Gulf war and Agent Orange coordinators at local VA medical centers. Other special issues addressed.
Voice: 1-800-749-8387 (7am-7pm CST)
Information, referral and advocacy for disabled and paralyzed vets.
Voice: 1-800-424-8200 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)
Offers wounded and injured soldiers and family members a way to seek help to resolve medical issues and to provide an information channel of soldier medically related issues directed to senior Army leadership so they can improve how Army serves the medical needs of soldiers and their families.
Voice: 1-800-984-8523 (24 hr.)
Suicide prevention helpline for veterans with emotional crisis. Staffed by mental health professionals working with local VA mental health providers to help callers.
Voice: 1-800-273-8255 (when connected, press 1; 24 hr.)
Trained VA counselors assist homeless veterans or at-risk for homelessness veterans and their families with information about local VA homeless programs and mental health services available. All calls are free and confidential. Online chatroom.
Voice: 1-877-424-3838 (24 hr.)
(24 hrs) * Confidential peer support for active and reserve/retired military, staffed by men and women who have served in the military and 'understand.' Information on legal, housing, medical and other needs. Family of military may also call for help. Maintains an online resource library (go to 'Resources' tab at the top of their webpage).
Voice: 1-855-838-8255 (24 hrs)
Membership organization open to all veterans and their supporters. Educates public about post-traumatic stress disorder, veteran health issues, Agent Orange and POW/MIA issues. Maintains a Find-a-Vet locator service, publishes newsletter, works with homeless veterans and incarcerated vets.
Voice: 1-800-843-8626 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-4pm EST)
Provides service to active military members (all branches) and their families with assistance for a broad range of concerns including money management, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, relocation, deployment, reunion, and concerns of families with special-needs members.
Provides the means for women veterans to gain self-knowledge and self-renewal. Offers teaching, developing and listening programs to women veterans and their needs upon returning home. Committed to assisting women veterans in their transition back into family life achievements in the workplace, and pursuit of happiness.
Grace After Fire
P.O. Box 185804
Fort Worth, TX 76181-0804
Provides hope and healing for the unseen wounds of war.
PTSD Foundation of America
PO Box 690748
Houston, TX 77269
Provides pro bono attorneys to financially qualified veterans with meritorious claims when their benefits appeals reach the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Ste.131
Washington, DC 2004
Provides free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the department of Veteran Affairs and other agencies of the government. Guidelines for developing chapters.
Voice: 1-877-426-2838 (8:30am-4:30pm EST)
Provides comprehensive information on available programs and services for veterans including pensions, vocational rehab, survivor's benefits, presidential memorial certificates, education programs and home loan programs for dependents. Special programs for disabled, homeless, minority and women veterans.
Voice: 1-800-827-1000 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-4pm EST)
To talk to another combat veteran. (24 hrs.)
Voice: 1-877-927-8387 (877-WAR-VETS)
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