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Organizations and Resources
for Services for Veterans
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Mission Statement: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.
Government Resources & Services
- Army & Air Force Exchange Service
A team of dedicated people committed to increasing the value of the Exchange benefit while continuing to give back to the military community. Their focus has been on delivering quality goods and services at competitively low prices with superior service.
- Feds Hire Vets (.gov site)
On Nov. 9, 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13518, Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government. The order established the Veterans Employment Initiative, which is designed to assist people who have served in the military find federal government employment. It provides resources, including a directory of Veteran Employment Program managers.
- National Resource Directory
The Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs departments created this directory to link wounded warriors, service members, veterans, their families and caregivers to nationwide resources that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.
Other Organizations & Services
- Executive Order — Improving Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families (The White House – 8/31/12)
An order directing key federal agencies to expand suicide prevention strategies and improve access to mental health and substance abuse treatment for veterans, service members, and their families.
- Housing and Mortgages for Veterans
This guide will help veterans and active military to understand the benefits of, types of, and eligibility requirements for VA Loans.
- Luke's Wings
Unites Veterans and Service Members with their loved ones while the wounded warrior is hospitalized or undergoing rehabilitation. Luke’s Wings flies families in and out of military hospitals, and wounded warriors home for Christmas, birthdays and major life events. Other programs include the Veterans in Hospice Care Transportation Program, which ensures that every Veteran is always surrounded by loving family and friends during their final days and hours.
This free membership connects servicemembers, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more.
- National Veterans Legal Services Program
A nonprofit organization dedicating to ensuring that the government honors its commitment to veterans.
- Operation Autism – A Resource Guide for Military Families
Directly supports U.S. military families touched by autism and autism spectrum disorders. It serves as an introduction to autism, a guide for the life journey with autism, and a ready reference for available resources, services, and support.
- Project Evergreen (SnowCare for Troops)
Project EverGreen has partnered with The BOSS Snowplow to connect military families with snow and ice management professionals and volunteers to provide free snow and ice removal services.
- Rep For Vets
The VA works for the government. The Rep for Vets works for you. You've done your duty for your country, but now you're facing serious health problems. If you're like thousands of other veterans, you know that the Department of Veteran Affairs offers monthly, non-taxable benefits. You probably also know that getting those benefits isn't as simple as it sounds.
- Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC)
Cutting edge medical technology for soldier healthcare. Since its inception, TATRC has played a prominent role in developing advanced technologies in areas such as: health informatics; medical imaging; mobile computing and remote monitoring; and simulation and training.
- Today's GI Bill
Service members and veterans deserve access to high-quality, postsecondary education. It eases the transition into civilian life and ensures lifelong economic and social benefits. Today’s GI Bill is designed to help you make the most of your education benefits by providing clear yet comprehensive guidance.
- USA Together
A site to bring together injured service members who need assistance and the people who want to help them. Many other links found here offer aid for veterans.
- VA Watchdog.org
Keeping an eye on the VA because somebody has to!
- Veterans Resource Center – from National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Veterans United
A multitude of free resources dedicated to assisting veterans and active duty service members in their (post) military lives.
- Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation
Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families
Resources: Websites & Blogs
- Housing and Mortgages for Veterans
A comprehensive consumer guide on housing and mortgages for veterans and active military. It covers what VA loans are, its benefits, how to apply for one, special protections against foreclosure, etc.
- Veteran's Traumatic Brain Injury Family Caregiver Panel to be Established – Brain Injury News and Information Blog
The Department of Defense gave notice that it intends to establish the Traumatic Brain Injury Family Caregiver Panel as a subcommittee of the Defense Health Board.