When veterans return home from war, their lives are forever changed.
These organizations and government agencies can help you or someone
you know find the care and support needed.
Veterans Crisis Line:
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their
families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans
Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online
chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call
1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text
message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24/7,
365 days a year.
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:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
1-800-273-TALK (Veterans Press "1")
National Veterans Chat Line:
U.S. VETS: United States Veterans Initiative
U.S. VETS offers many programs and services to
veterans, including transitional and affordable housing, job
training, career centers, mental health services and counseling. The
organization's Advance Women's Program is designed to help women
veterans with military sexual trauma, health issues and
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
Grace After Fire
Dedicated to female veterans, Grace After Fire
is a place to connect with other women service members and their
families. Also, veterans can submit questions to fellow veterans.
Wounded Warrior Project
In this organization, injured service members
get together to support each other and raise awareness about public
aid. Wounded soldiers can get benefits counseling, peer mentoring
and more. The Wounded Warrior Project also offers programs and
services for veterans' loved ones.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
This organization is the nation's firstóand
largestógroup dedicated to the veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan
wars and their supporters. IAVA teaches veterans how to play a role
in the community, connect with others, organize fundraisers and stay
informed on issues that are affecting veterans.
American Women Veterans Foundation
preserving and promoting the legacy of servicewomen, veterans and
their families, American Women Veterans is a good resource for
veterans looking for retreats, conferences and outreach campaigns
that empower members and their communities. Female servicemembers
are also encouraged to continue helping out in their communities and
the nation through philanthropy.
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
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
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
Student Veterans of America
This organization ensures that veterans are
successful in their transition from combat to the classroom by
helping them develop student veteran groups on college campuses
across the United States. Also, veterans can support fellow student
The American Legion
As the nation's
largest veteran service organization, the American Legion is
committed to mentoring programs in communities across America,
advocating for patriotism and honor, promoting strong national
security and supporting service members and veterans.
Helpful Web Links
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
TriCare Health Insurance & Dental Program
Operation Military Kids & Speak Out for Military Kids
National Association of Child Care Resources & Referral Agencies
National Guard Family Programs
Minnesota National Guard
Military Home Front
Minnesota Military Appreciation Fund
Red Cross Emergency Phone Number
then press 1
Wounded Soldier and
PTSD Foundation of
Department of Veterans
Affairs - Mental Health
US Army Behavioral