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Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and

Traumatic Brain Injury. Web Resource. Serves US service members, their families and veterans by focusing on psychological health and traumatic brain injury prevention and care. Website also houses TRICARE, a health care program for active and retired military personnel.
Website: http://www.dcoe.health.mil
Verified: 7/31/2012

Department of Veterans Affairs

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
Website: http://www.va.gov
Verified: 4/10/2012

National Peer Support Helpline

Provides support for servicewomen or women veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma and their families. Leave message and call will be returned.
Voice: 1-888-729-2089
Verified: 4/10/2012

VA Special Issues Helpline

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
Website: http://www.va.gov
Verified: 4/10/2012

Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc. (All Wars)

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
Website: http://www.vvnw.org
Verified: 4/10/2012

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Web Resource. Founded in June 2004. Group is dedicated to the troops and verterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those troops and veterans. Active in Washington, DC where it tracks legislation related to pretecting education benefits in the GI Bill, employing veterans and stemming the tide of service members suicides.
Website: http://www.iava.org
Verified: 7/31/2012

Joining Forces: Veterans Jobs Bank

Website lists several websites that specialize in connecting unemployed veterans to job opportunities and training.
Website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces/resources
Verified: 7/31/2012

Veterans Affairs Suicide Hotline

Suicide prevention help 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.)
Website: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Verified: 4/10/2012

Military Pathways

(formerly the Mental Health Self-Assessment Program). Web Resource. Offers service personnel and their families the opportunity to take anonymous, mental health and alcohol use self-assessments online, via the phone and through special events held at installations. The self-assessments address post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD), depression, generalized anxiety disorder, alcohol use and bipolar disorder.
Website: http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/military/index.aspx
Verified: 7/31/2012

Veterans History Project

Healing through telling ones story. Project relies on volunteers to collect and preserve stories of wartime service. Users can search the collection by name, service location, rank, and medals, and add their own stories to the permanent collection, including audio and video. Learn more about how to contribute to this project.
Website: http://www.loc.gov/vets
Verified: 7/31/2012

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Serves as a voice for veterans and a catalyst for change in imporoving veterans' benefits through community service programs and special projects.
Website: http://www.vfw.org
Verified: 7/31/2012

Paralyzed Vets of America

Information, referral and advocacy for disabled and paralyzed vets.
Voice: 1-800-424-8200
Website: http://www.pva.org
Verified: 4/10/2012

Military OneSource

This free service, provides by the Department of Defense to service member and their families, offers help for a broad range of concerns including money management, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, relocation, deployment, reunion. and the particular concerns of families with special-nneds members. To access advice and help by individual service branch.
Voice: ARMY - 1-800-464-8107; MARINES - 1-800-869-0278; NAVY - 1-800-540-4123; AIRFORCE - 1-800-707-5784
Website: http://www.mil
Verified: 7/31/2012

Service Women's Action Network LGBT

Provides support for women service members who are lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered. Leave message and call will be returned.
Voice: 1-888-729-2095
Verified: 4/5/2012

US Department of Defense Suicide Outreach

Web Resource. Website features suicide support hotlines, assessments and treatment options, professional resources and forums, and various multimedia tools designed to provide information that meets service members' specific needs. This site supports all members of the US military - active and reserve, veterans, families, friends and providers.
Website: http://www.suicideoutreach.org
Verified: 7/31/2012

Disabled American Veterans

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
Website: http://www.dav.org
Verified: 4/4/2012

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

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.)
Website: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Verified: 7/24/2012

The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Web Resource. Founded in 1989. Serves to address the needs of veterans with military-related PTSD. The website provides educational and clinical resources concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress.
Website: http://www.ncptsd.va.gov
Verified: 7/31/2012

Army Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline

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Voice: 1-800-984-8523
Verified: 4/10/2012

Vets 4 Warriors

a national toll-free 24/7 hour confidential peer support hotline for active and reserve/retired military, staffed by men and women who have served in the military and 'understand.' In addition to psychological needsm they can help with legal, housing, medical and other needs. Family of military may also call for help. It is okay to remain anonymous, or to not give any personal information when you call or chat online. Maintains an online resource library (go to 'Resources' tab at the top of their webpage).
Voice: 1-855-838-8255
Website: www.vets4warriors.com
E-mail: contactus@vets4warriors.com
Verified: 7/24/2012

Disabled Veterans Job Assistance Line

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
Verified: 4/10/2012

Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

Provides pro bono attorneys to financially qualified veterans with meritorious claims when their benefits appeals reach the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Write:
Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Prog.
701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Ste.131
Washington, DC 2004
Voice: 1-888-838-7727
Website: http://www.vetsprobono.org
Verified: 7/24/2012

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