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RESOURCES

CRISIS

Black Military Women Foundation

www.thebmwf.org

Lifeline for Vets

https://nvf.org/lifeline-for-vets/

888-777-4443

Veterans Crisis Line

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

Call 988, then Press 1 or Text 838255

National Suicide Hotline

https://988lifeline.org/

Call 988

Stop Soldier Suicide

https://stopsoldiersuicide.org/

800-273-8255, then Press 1

GENERAL

State Veteran Service Offices

https://department.va.gov/about/state-departments-of-veterans-affairs-office-locations/

VA E-benefits
 

Apply for Benefits

Manage Benefits

HOUSING & HOMELESSNESS
  • VASH Program - 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.
     

  • SSVF - Under the SSVF program, VA awards grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives who can provide supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. Grantees provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:

    • Health care services

    • Daily living services

    • Personal financial planning services

    • Transportation services

    • Fiduciary and payee services

    • Legal services

    • Child care services

    • Housing counseling services.

    • In addition, grantees may also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed childcare providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.   List of SSVF Providers by State (Excel Doc)
       

  • Homeless Veteran Stand Downs - Stand Downs are typically one- to three-day events providing supplies and services to homeless Veterans, such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, and VA Social Security benefits counseling. Veterans can also receive referrals to other assistance such as health care, housing solutions, employment, substance use treatment, and mental health counseling. They are collaborative events, coordinated between local VA Medical Centers, other government agencies, and community-based homeless service providers.

  • National Coalition for Homeless Veterans - The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) 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.
     

EMPLOYMENT
  • VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Home - You may receive vocational rehabilitation and employment services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job-seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment.
     

  • VA Employment Programs for Homeless Veterans - VA’s Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) is a national vocational program comprised of three unique programs which assist homeless Veterans in returning to competitive employment: Sheltered Workshop, Transitional Work, and Supported Employment. Veterans in CWT are paid at least the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher.
     

  • American Job Centers -  America’s Service Locator connects individuals to employment and training opportunities available at local American Job Centers. The website provides contact information for a range of local work-related services, including unemployment benefits, career development, and educational opportunities.

  • Dress for Success - The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, and a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
     

  • National Veterans Foundation Job Board – A listing of jobs across the country at companies interested in hiring veterans.


 

VA WOMEN VETERANS HEALTHCARE
FIND A VA HOSPITAL OR A CLINIC
  • VA Family Caregiver Assistance Program – For Caregivers of Veterans. VA values your commitment as a partner in our pledge to care for those who have "borne the battle," and we have several support and service options designed with you in mind. The programs are available both in and out of your home to help you care for the Veteran you love and for yourself.

MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA
  • VA MST Services – While MST can be a very difficult experience, recovery is possible. At the VA, Veterans can receive free, confidential treatment for mental and physical health conditions related to MST. You may be able to receive this MST-related care even if you are not eligible for other VA services. To receive these services, you do not need a VA service-connected disability rating, to have reported the incident when it happened, or to have other documentation that it occurred. Eligibility for MST-related treatment is entirely separate from the disability claims process.  VA has a range of services available to meet Veterans wherever they are in their recovery.
     

  • Make the Connection MST information & resources - Although MST can be a very difficult experience, there are treatments available that can significantly improve your quality of life. Treatment often involves addressing any immediate health and safety concerns, followed by counseling to help you learn new ways of thinking, practice positive behaviors, and take active steps to cope with the effects of MST. Treatment may focus on strategies for coping with difficult emotions and memories or, for Veterans who are ready, treatment may involve actually talking about the MST experiences in depth.
     

SOCIAL SUPPORT
  • The Mission Continues – “The Mission Continues empowers veterans facing the challenge of adjusting to life at home to find new missions. We redeploy veterans in their communities so that their shared legacy will be one of action and service. Through the Mission Continues, veterans serve their country in new ways by engaging in our innovative and action-oriented programs. The first, The Mission Continues’ Fellowship, harnesses veterans’ strengths, skills, and compassion and empowers them to volunteer with non-profit organizations in their community on a daily basis. The second, The Mission Continues' Service Platoons, brings teams of veterans who are working together with partners at the local level to build stronger communities and tackle pressing issues.”
     

  • Team Red, White, and Blue – Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
     

  • Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) –  Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization representing new veterans and their families. IAVA is dedicated to standing with the veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.
     

  • Team Rubicon – Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.
     

  • Student Veterans of America – Mission:  To provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.
     

  • American Legions – Focusing on service to veterans, service members, and communities, The American Legion currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide.
     

  • VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars USA – Mission: 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.

LEGAL
  • Veterans Legal Institute -  Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) seeks to provide pro bono legal assistance to homeless and low-income current and former service members so as to eradicate barriers to housing, education, employment, and healthcare and foster self-sufficiency.
     

  • National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) -  The NVLSP is a nonprofit organization that has worked since 1980 to ensure that the government delivers to our nation's 25 million veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled because of disabilities resulting from their military service to our country.

TRANSPORTATION
  • Recycled Rides - a military/veteran support program designed to help ease the transportation burden for current military and veterans.  They provide refurbished vehicles to deserving recipients.  Their technicians restore these vehicles to proper driving conditions.

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