Veteran Benefits - Category: Mental Health

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#StopOne

#StopOne’s goal in suicide prevention is to educate, equip and empower individuals in the community. Working together each ONE of us can #StopOne. They’re here to help, and if they can’t personally get your requests answered, they will find someone who can!

 

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Texas
A Head for the Future

The Defense and veteran Brain Injury Center, the leading authority on TBI within military populations, launched A Head for the Future in 2015 to improve the lives of our nation’s heroes by providing them with the tools they need to stay healthy and mission-ready when on home soil. A Head for the Future’s mission is focused on: Raising awareness of the signs, symptoms and treatment of TBIs diagnosed in noncombat settings; Educating service members, veteran, their families, caregivers, providers and line leaders about the importance of preventing brain injuries.

 

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American Addiction Centers

To provide quality, compassionate, and innovated care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.

 

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Nevada, Florida
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

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American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program (NVOP)

NVOP currently serves veterans with employment, housing, and training services in the four general metropolitan areas of Austin, Dallas, Forth Worth, Houston, El Paso, and San Antonio.

 

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Texas
Armed Services Arts Partnership

Our Mission

Cultivate community and growth with veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers through the arts.

Our Story

We believe that trauma and loss breeds creativity and discovery.

The veterans and military families in Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP)’s community prove this point. But, it also holds true for our founder, Sam Pressler. After losing a family member to suicide while in high school, Sam turned to comedic expression to cope. When he later learned about mental health challenges affecting veterans through his college research at William & Mary, Sam felt compelled to act. While at W&M, he launched the country’s first comedy class for veterans, as well as the largest veterans writing group in the Southeast. Within a year, a supportive community formed – one that gave veterans permission to process and express, connect and grow, heal and serve others.

After receiving the Echoing Green Fellowship, Sam converted the student organization into ASAP, a 501(c)3 non-profit. Today, ASAP is thriving in the D.C. Metro area and Hampton Roads, VA, serving thousands of veterans and military families, and empowering its alumni to become artistic leaders in their communities. As a result of our impact in the communities we serve, we have received significant attention. We have performed at The White House, have been featured on a PBS documentary, and have been recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30 list for “Social Entrepreneurship.”

The reintegration of our nation’s veterans is not just a veterans issue. It involves veterans and civilians, community arts organizations and local health providers, military recruiting and VA care. It requires social, physical, and artistic outlets just as much as it demands traditional medical care. Through our collaborative, community-driven, and deeply focused program model, we are forging a new path for veterans to reintegrate into civilian life, and for our communities to welcome them home.

Our Values

Community – We foster lasting, supportive relationships between veterans and civilians alike, transforming those who may feel isolated into a community of friends.

Trust, Honesty & Openness – Through a community rooted in trust, we facilitate an authentic, honest, and constructive dialogue.

Respect – We choose to treat each other as peers, and act as such, despite our differences in experiences and perspectives.

Responsibility – We come prepared to engage, listen, and provide feedback and support.

Creativity – As a community, we embrace the creative process, and fully explore our expressive possibilities.

Humor – We find humor in our jokes, our shortcomings, and our community.

Lifelong Learning – We strive to learn from our instructors, our peers, and ourselves. As we grow as individuals and artists, we also grow as a community.

 

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Virginia
BrothersKeepers

To provide once in a lifetime experiential retreats and ongoing support that offers profound healing and fellowship for wounded veterans, first responders, and their families.

 

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Texas
Code of Support Foundation

Code of Support Foundation (COSF) provides essential and critical one-on-one assistance to struggling service members, veteran and their families (SMVF) who have the most complex needs. We are dedicated to leveraging the nation’s full spectrum of resources to ensure all members of our military, veteran and their families receive the support services they need and through their collective sacrifice have earned.

 

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Courage Foundation

The Courage Foundations mission is to foster post-traumatic growth restore purpose and transform lives through integrative self-awareness physical health mental toughness emotional resilience and spiritual well-being.

 

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Defenders of Freedom

Provides donors with the organization they need to support post 9/11 veterans in their transition to civilian life through emergency financial assistance, morale building programs, and TBI treatment.

 

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Texas
Easterseals Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services

To ensure that it’s possible for veterans and military families to live their lives to the fullest in every community. We work to break down barriers, engage organizations and communities, and connect veterans and military families with what they need for meaningful employment, education and overall wellness.

 

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Online-Nationwide
FOCUS Marines Foundation

If you are someone you care about is struggling with the transtition from military life to civilian life, you are not alone and there is help!

 

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Missouri
Gallant Few - America's Veteran Team&reg

We know transition is more than a change of jobs and zip code. It’s a new family dynamic, new employers, new healthcare, new schedule, new priorities…the list goes on. All of these new aspects of life can be overwhelming when occurring all at once.

No battle plan fits each individual’s transition – but that’s where GallantFew comes in. Our entire team comprises of military-affiliated people – either veterans, military spouses or active duty volunteers, providing one-on-one mentorship tailored to YOU. The only piece of the journey that’s the same for each person we serve – the objective: establishing a life of hope and purpose.

Get started on your purpose-filled journey by taking the GallantFew Azimuth Check. What are you waiting for?

PROGRAMS:

GallantFew Rangers
The GallantFew Rangers’ mission is to facilitate a successful transition for Army Ranger veterans from active military service to a civilian life filled with hope and purpose. RLTW!

VetXpo
VetXpo is a gathering of like-minded individuals, professionals, and businesses with the objective of the growth of oneself and others. Taking place across the nation, topics of each VetXpo vary, though the focus is always on enhancing one’s life and learning from each other. How will you help others live their best lives?

VetRec
GallantFew supports a variety of outdoor recreation activities. Weekly, we host free indoor rock climbing nights in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, Fayetteville, NC, and Richmond, VA with more locations coming soon. Outdoor recreation is more than just fitness, it’s about the camaraderie and community that’s formed during these gatherings. Not into fitness before? No worries! There are activities for all fitness levels – novice to expert. The goal is to get out with other veterans, have fun, and get some exercise.

Functional Emotional Fitness Coaching
Burris Functional Emotional Fitness (FEF) coaching is a component of the GallantFew STAR (Self Training And Response-ability) program. Throughout the coaching the process, you and your coach will focus on achieving your objectives in the five main areas of Functional Fitness: emotional, spiritual, physical, professional and social. There is no charge for a veteran to go through this coaching. Check our “Events” page for dates we offer coaching.

STAR Program 1:1 Mentorship
The GallantFew STAR (Self Training And Response-ability) Program is the method by which GallantFew provides one-on-one mentorship to veterans. The Program encompasses mentorship in the main fitness areas of transition from military service to civilian life: emotional, spiritual, physical, professional, and social.

 

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Texas
Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc.

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. was established for the charitable purpose of: 1) rescuing, raising, and training the highest caliber medical service/assistance dogs, 2) pairing highly trained dogs with individuals afflicted by disabilities, including a focus on veterans with combat wounds, 3) building/restoring independence and improving quality of life, for both the recipient and the dog, while minimizing reliance on government, communities, caregivers, and families 4) advancing successful service dog training practices by promoting appropriate trainer education and contributing to related research studies 5) pursuing increased public awareness and education regarding current disability laws and contributing to new/enhanced laws regarding service dogs.

 

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Florida
H.E.R.O.E.S. Care

To provide a nationwide and efficient support network available before, during and after deployment to post 9/11 servicemen and -women, veterans and their families that is known to military members, their families and commanders, and the communities in which they live.

 

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Missouri
Hearts of Valor

Hearts of Valor honors the service and sacrifice of those who care for our nation’s wounded, ill or injured warriors by providing a community of support based on a foundation of empathy and mutual understanding. Post 9/11 caregivers receive access to our national in-person peer support groups which address the daily challenges of care giving. Their annual all-expenses-paid caregiver retreats offer expert coaching and education on current topics.

 

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Online-Nationwide
Home Base Veteran and Family Care

Home Base operates the nation’s foremost private-sector clinic devoted to treating the invisible wounds associated with military service. Since its inception, it has provided excellent complimentary care to over 24,000 veteran and family members.

 

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Massachusetts
Hooves for Heroes

HOOVES FOR HEROES serves veterans and their family members through equine assisted programs including mental health counseling, physical/occupational therapy, therapeutic horsemanship/carriage driving and more.

 

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Texas
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Mission: We are here to serve and empower our post-9/11 veterans community.

 

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Lone Survivor Foundation

Lone Survivor Foundation restores, empowers, and renews hope for wounded service members, veterans and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support.

 

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Texas
Marriage Management

Our programs provide a safe and confidential place for Military and Veteran Couples to reconnect, find peer support and positive encouragement. Participants learn specific real-life skills that enable them to better manage marriage under stress.

 

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Texas
MK9S Service Dogs

Providing highly trained service dogs tailored to meet specific veteran needs at no cost to the qualified and deserving veteran.

 

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Online-Nationwide
NEADS Inc.

Mission: NEADS World Class Service Dogs

 

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Massachusetts
Operation Family Caregiver 

Operation Family Caregiver coaches the families of returning service members and veteran to manage the difficulties they face when they come home. OFC is a personalized program, tailored specifically to the struggles of each family. Through proven methods, the program teaches military families how best to navigate their challenges, resulting in stronger and healthier families.

 

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Operation Mend

Their mission is to partner with the United States Military to jointly heal the wounds of war by delivering leading-edge patient care, research, and education and using the best medicine and technology available.

 

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California
Operation: Heal our Heroes

Mission: Heal Our Heroes is dedicated to supporting veterans by raising awareness and funds to combat PTSD and eradicate the staggering suicide epidemic.

 

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Online-Nationwide
PATH

PATH STORY
It all started with a letter written by Claire and Rev. Charles Orr, calling for the community to address the ever-increasing issue of homelessness. In response, on the night of December 8, 1983, 60 people gathered together to figure out how to help people who were experiencing homelessness in their neighborhoods. On that night, PATH was born.

The group started by distributing food and clothing to people living on the streets. As homelessness continued to grow nationwide, research revealed that Housing First—a best practice model that first connects people to permanent housing and then focuses on stabilization through voluntary supportive services, proved more effective. Now, over thirty years later, we provide services in more than 140 cities in six regions, and have more than 1,500 units of permanent supportive housing completed or in the pipeline.

Across the state, we help people find permanent housing and provide case management, medical and mental healthcare, benefits advocacy, employment training, and other services to help them maintain their homes stably. Since 2013, we have connected more than 9,000 people to permanent homes.

OUR MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES
Our mission is to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. PATH envisions a world where every person has a home. Our values include creative collaborations, strategic leadership, empowerment for all, and passionate commitment.

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Greater Los Angeles
Santa Barbara/ Central Coast
Greater San Diego
San Jose / Bay Area
Orange County
Sacramento

 

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California
Patriot Outreach

Their mission is twofold: First – To provide private and confidential access to simple and effective resources to those troubled or suffering as a result of stressful or traumatic experiences while in the service of our nation. Second – To provide a forum whereby concerned and experienced professionals can share their expertise and experience. To promote better understanding of the needs of our Noble Warriors among our Military, Health Professionals and Government Leadership. By doing so we hope to improve mission readiness and to provide hope to the guardians of our nation.

 

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Missouri
Project Healing Waters

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Maryland. PHWFF is dependent on tax-deductible, charitable donations and the help of numerous volunteers to meet the educational, equipment, transportation, and related needs of its participants.

 

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Maryland
Project Hero

Saving Lives by providing HOPE, RECOVERY, and RESILIENCE for Americas Finest.

 

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California
Project Sanctuary

Project Sanctuary recognizes that the whole family serves, and believes the best way to “support the troops” is by supporting the family. We work with veteran and active-duty service members and their families with our exclusive, three-part A.R.T. (Assess, Reconnect, Thrive) program, combining counseling, education, self-development and recreational therapy to help reconnect and build well-adjusted families.

 

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Online-Nationwide
Reckless Rangers

Providing free equine-assisted therapy to military service members and veterans with post-traumatic stress helping them to live full and productive lives.

 

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Texas
Red Cross - Military and Veteran Caregiver Network

The Military and Veteran Caregiver Network (MVCN) offers peer-based support and services to connect those providing care to service members and veterans living with wounds, illnesses, injuries and or/aging.

 

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Reveille Foundation

The Reveille Foundation supports under-served populations with holistic, case management that create individual plans for success and brings the community of resources together to execute these plans. Their primary audiences are: Transitioning military, veterans and families, The formerly incarcerated and families, and Native Americans.

 

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Arizona
Shepherd Center

Not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions.

 

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Georgia
Soulistic Medical Institute

Their mission at Soulistic Hospice is to provide expert, loving hospice care for persons as they near the end of their lives, regardless of their ability to pay. They aim to accomplish these goals while providing the highest quality care and compassionate patient relationships.

 

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Arizona
Soulistic Medical Institute

Their mission at Soulistic Hospice is to provide expert, loving hospice care for persons as they near the end of their lives, regardless of their ability to pay. They aim to accomplish these goals while providing the highest quality care and compassionate patient relationships.

 

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Arizona
Starfish Foundation

To provide funds for those unable to pay for participation in Taking It Lightly and Renewal, programs designed for emotional healing and trauma recovery, and Healing Warrior Hearts, free retreats for veterans.

 

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Wisconsin
Swords to Plowshares

They are a community-based not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. They are dedicated to supporting nearly 3,000 homeless, low-income and at-risk veterans in the Bay Area every year.  They offer employment and job training, supportive housing programs, permanent housing placement, counseling and case management, and legal services.

 

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California
Team River Runner

To provide all veterans and their families an opportunity to find health, healing, community purpose, and new challenges through adventure and adaptive paddle sports!

 

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Maryland
The Headstrong Project

Headstrong provides cost-free, bureaucracy-free, stigma-free, confidential, and effective mental health treatment for post-9/11 veterans and their families.

 

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Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia
The Pink Berets

Their goal is to help those who struggle with their invisible injuries, and emotionally charged wounding to experience a fresh perspective of themselves, their lives, and the act of limitless possibilities. Their hope is to re-inspire in their clients the motivation, willingness, and courage to excel to their best selves so they can continue to live the life they were authentically meant to lead.

 

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Texas
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic

Cohen Military Family Clinics provide specialized therapy for depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other transitional challenges. They also provide marriage counseling, relationship counseling and help with children’s behavioral issues to support the entire military family. The Cohen Clinics provide veterans and their families with high-quality, accessible care, regardless of discharge status or role in service.

 

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Washington, California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas
USO Warrior and Family Care

Through USO Warrior and Family Care programs, the USO is building a continuum of care from the battlefield to the community to provide our wounded, ill and injured troops, and their families and caregivers a broad array of programs to help them throughout each stage of their recovery. In addition, USO Transition Services offers comprehensive support for service members and their families who are transitioning from military service. Transition Services offers a concierge approach, connecting individuals with specific resources and organizations within their new community that will support them on their path forward.

 

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Maryland, Virginia
Veterans Expeditions

They are a veteran led, 501c3 chartered non-profit, organization in the State of Colorado that began in 2010, to enhance the lives of our nation’s Veterans. They understand the issues and struggles Veterans deal with every day. They are a community oriented and outdoor focused organization.

 

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Colorado
Veterans Freedom Retreat, Inc. (VFR)

The Veterans Freedom Retreat is a free, week-long retreat for veterans and their partners where you will begin your journey to being free from the stress of past traumas. It also includes free follow-on counseling. The retreat employs a holistic approach which treats body, mind, heart and soul.

 

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Online-Nationwide
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Dept of Arizona

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.

 

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Arizona
Veterans Outdoor Adventures North Dakota

Veterans Outdoors Adventures North Dakota is a 501c3 100% Non-Profit Organization & 100% Volunteer, Dedicated to YOU The Veteran & 911 Responder. They offer All-Inclusive Hunting, Fishing, Camping Trips, and Expeditions here locally in North Dakota as well as all over the United States when opportunity’s arise!

 

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North Dakota
VETERANS RECOVERY RESOURCES

Healing Wounds That Are Unseen.

 

Service Area:
Alabama
Veterans Warrior Foundation

To promote charitable giving to support to Veterans and actively serving members of the U.S. Armed Forces. To provide assistance in any way possible to fellow Veterans and actively serving members of the U.S. Armed Forces who may find themselves down on their luck and in need. To assist in the education of others in how to assist and help Veterans and actively serving members of the U.S. Armed Forces who need help, but are unsure how ask for help or assistance. Provide an opportunity to give back to North Dakota communities as well as provide assistance to Veterans and actively serving members of the U.S. Armed Forces suffering from PTSD or other combat related injuries via charities, benefits, and donations.

 

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North Dakota
VETSports

Helping veterans better achieve their physical, mental, and emotional health through sports, physical activity, and community involvement. VETSports provides thousands of Veterans with continuous opportunities to reintegrate into their communities through sports, community Service, events, and partnership.

 

Service Area:
Connecticut
Volunteers of America

At Volunteers of America, we are more than a nonprofit organization. We are a ministry of service that includes nearly 16,000 paid, professional employees dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.

 

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Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America embodies President Lincoln’s promise to care for those “who shall have born the battle.” Currently, there are 18.2 million veterans in the United States according to the latest statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. According to the 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report, 37,878 veterans experience homelessness each evening. Ninety percent of those experiencing homelessness are men, with an increasing number of women with children now experiencing homelessness.

How We Support Veterans
We proudly serve 27,000 veterans with support services and affordable housing annually, including over 10,000 homeless veterans. More than 50 percent of veterans who live in our transitional housing for six months achieve our target outcome of stable, adequate permanent housing, and half of those are still in permanent housing after 12 months.

Volunteers of America is committed to promoting the well-being of all veterans and their families, whether they are newly transitioning from military to civilian life or have long been returned but are struggling with homelessness, unemployment, mental health and substance use challenges, suicide risks, and the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and sexual trauma. Every veteran deserves dignity and respect.

Our services, from housing and employment support to mental health care, help veterans overcome the barriers that stand between them and long-term stability. Through prevention, rapid rehousing, interim housing, transitional housing, permanent housing, job training and compensated work programs, we make it possible for veterans to have a roof over their heads and the professional opportunities they deserve.

Our housing units provide case management services for veterans and families and many of our offices support outreach centers where veterans can receive treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injuries and addictions. We ensure veterans connect to the benefits they are entitled to, and we make use of the strong bonds forged between veterans by incorporating mentoring and peer-to-peer support.

We also provide employment services that include assessment, training and placement. Compensated work programs offer a stipend while training veterans for a new career, and help is available with everything from resume preparation to job interviewing, clothing and transportation. Finding work is an important part of building back confidence and pride and sustaining independence.

Volunteers of America’s moral injury repair initiatives have increased our capacity to serve veterans in crisis and at risk of suicide. Engaging staff who are veterans and who are certified mental health specialists (via certification as Veteran Peer Support Specialists, a recognized mental health specialty), our training programs offer critical skills to strengthen veterans against the challenges they face.

 

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Virginia
Warrior Bonfire Program

Warrior Bonfire Program provides opportunities that improve the lives of enemy combat wounded veteran on their lifelong journey of recovery and healing.

 

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Women Vets on Point

They connect you and your family to the employment, housing and other resources you need. They offer specialized mental health services for individuals and families, and they work to strengthen the bond between women veterans in our community.

 

Service Area:
California