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Goverment Resources for Veterans

The National Resource Directory (NRD)

The National Resource Directory (NRD) is an online tool for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families, and those who support them. The NRD provides access to more than 11,000 services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.
https://www.nrd.gov/

Always a Soldier
The Always a Soldier program provides service-connected disabled veterans opportunities to seek employment, career advancement, job mobility, family economic well being and greater financial security. Website: http://www.amc.army.mil/alwaysasoldier/

America’s Heroes at Work
A U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) project that focuses on the employment challenges of returning service members living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Website: http://www.americasheroesatwork.gov/

Applying for VA Healthcare
Website: http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/application/

Army Behavioral Health
When our Soldiers return home, most will experience a brief readjustment period and a successful home transition. Some will need short or long-term counseling to assist in their transition. Medical assistance from the Army and the VA is available to provide treatment and see them through to a healthy outcome. Fifteen to thirty (15-30) percent of Soldiers returning from Iraq experience post-traumatic stress symptoms or other mental health symptoms. This is not unusual after combat. Recognizing and treating these symptoms early is key to preventing them from becoming a disorder such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
Website: http://www.behavioralhealth.army.mil/

Army Wounded Warrior Program
Taking care of wounded warriors is an important part of the Army's mission. The Army Wounded
Warrior Program (AW2) is the official U.S. Army program that assists and advocates for severely
wounded, injured, and ill Soldiers and their Families, wherever they are located, for as long as it
takes. AW2 provides individualized support to this unique population of Soldiers, who were injured
or became ill during their service in the Global War on Terrorism.
Website: https://www.aw2.army.mil/index.html

Center for Minority Veterans
The Center for Minority Veterans is part of the Office of the Secretary. The Center assists eligible
veterans in their efforts to receive benefits and services from the VA. The Center acts only as a
mediator and facilitator -- As such the Center does not process claims, handle equal employment
complaints, or employee relation problems. The Center is dedicated to ensuring that all veterans
are aware of benefits, services, and programs offered by the VA.
Website: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar/

Center for Women Veterans
In November 1994, Public Law 103-446 established   the Center for Women Veterans in the
Department of Veterans Affairs under the Office of the Secretary. The primary mission of the
Center for Women Veterans is to review VA programs and services for women veterans, and
assure that women veterans receive benefits and services on a par with male veterans,
encounter no discrimination in their attempt to access them, and are treated with the respect,
dignity, and understanding by VA service providers.
Website: http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/

Disabled Veterans: Opportunities to Use Your Abilities
The Department of Defense (DoD) provides employment opportunities for disabled men and
women who honorably served on behalf of our Nation. As the largest Federal employer of
veterans, we are committed to providing every disabled veteran who wants to serve our
country as a DoD civil servant the opportunity to do so.
Website: http://www.dodvets.com/

Gulf War Veterans Illness
Information for veterans, their families and others about VA health care programs related to 
Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom.
Website: http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/

Homeless and At-Risk Veterans and Their Families
website: www.va.gov/homeless

MilitaryHOMEFRONT
MilitaryHOMEFRONT is the Department of Defense website for official Military Community and
Family Policy (MC&FP) program information, policy and guidance designed to help troops and
their families, leaders, and service providers. Whether you live the military lifestyle or
support those who do, you'll find what you need!
Website: http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/portal/page/mhf/MHF/MHF_HOMEPAGE

MyHealtheVet
My HealtheVet, VA’s online Personal Health Record, located at www.myhealth.va.gov,
is up and running and growing each day, welcoming over 181,000 Veterans nationwide each week.
Website: http://www.myhealth.va.gov/

Returning Service Members
News and information.
Website: http://www.oefoif.va.gov/

U.S. Department of Defense Community Relations
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Community Relations,
fosters public awareness and understanding of Department of Defense (DoD) missions,
personnel, programs and requirements.
Website: http://www.ourmilitary.mil/

U.S. Department of Defense: Veterans Workforce Investment Program
The mission statement for VETS is to provide veterans and service members with the
resources and services to succeed in the 21st century workforce by maximizing their
employment opportunities, protecting their employment rights and meeting labor-market
demands with qualified veterans.
Website: http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/vwip/main.htm

U.S. Department of Labor (ODEP)-Veterans
ODEP implements a number of initiatives and offers a variety of resources to help veterans
with disabilities understand training and employment services that may be available to them.
Website: http://www.dol.gov/odep/audiences/veterans.htm

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction.
We have reformed our department internally and are striving for high quality, prompt and
seamless service to veterans. Our department's employees continue to offer their dedication
and commitment to help veterans get the services they have earned. Our nation's veterans
deserve no less.
Website: http://www.va.gov/

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs-Office of Diversity and Inclusion
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion advises and supports the Assistant Secretary for
Human Resources and Administration in workforce diversity issues. The office also supports
the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Under Secretaries, and Assistant Secretaries in their
actions to achieve and sustain a diverse workforce.
Website: http://www.diversity.va.gov/

U.S. Navy: Disabled Veterans Assistance
The DON has established a Disabled Veterans Assistance Phone Line to provide employment
and referrals for our returning disabled service members, recently medically retired
service members, and their spouses.  Specifically, the Phone Line supports disabled veterans
of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and all disabled veterans of other
conflicts, campaigns, and wars. 
Website: http://www.nmic.navy.mil/CIPO_DISABLEDVETERANSASSISTANCE.htm

VetSuccess: Coming Home to Work
The Coming Home to Work (CHTW) Program is Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment's
(VR&E's) primary early intervention and outreach program. Through this initiative, all VR&E
services are available to eligible service members and veterans. Participants work with a
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) to determine eligibility and entitlement to VR&E services.
Website: http://www.vetsuccess.gov/coming_home_to_work

VetSuccess: Disabled Transition Assistance Program (DTAP)
Presentation video about the program. Requires the free Flash plug-in on your browser.
Website:
http://www.vetsuccess.gov/disabled_transition_assistance_program_dtap

Women Veterans Issues
Information articles on a variety of topics.
Website: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Topics/Women/index.htm

 

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Ability Awareness: Veterans With Disabilities Initiative
In recognition of veterans who have acquired disabilities in the line of duty and the specific
issues they face during recovery and rehabilitation, the ABILITY House program has launched
the ABILITY House Veterans with Disabilities Initiative. In cooperation with the Department
of Veterans Affairs' vocational rehabilitation and employment service departments, the Paralyzed
Veterans of America and numerous private and state veterans' services agencies, VDI will engage
veterans and service members who have acquired health conditions or disabilities.
Website: http://abilityawareness.org/veterans.htm

Adaptive Adventures
Adaptive Adventures Armed Forces Program provides support and mentoring to American
servicemen and women who've sustained permanent physical injuries. The program works
with recently injured military personnel still in the Army Hospitals as well as Veterans
post-rehabilitation. Veterans are introduced to a broad range of outdoor sports opportunities
and adaptive technology and techniques through Adaptive Adventures all season clinics,
camps, and adventure trips.
Website: http://adaptiveadventures.org/program/adaptive-adventures-military-operations-aamo

After Deployment
A mental wellness resource for Service Members, Veterans, and Military Families. Their mission
is to assist you and the people close to you to manage your after-deployment concerns. We believe
that working on solutions is a sign of strength, and the time you spend here is a positive step in
ensuring a smooth and healthy transition back to home life.
Website: http://www.afterdeployment.org/

Air Compassion for Veterans
The mission and purpose of Air Compassion For Veterans is to ensure that no financially-stressed
wounded warrior / veteran / active duty military person or their family member(s) is denied
access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, or rehabilitation for
lack of a means of long-distance medical air transportation.  ACV is committed to the ongoing
healing process of our wounded warriors and will provide transport for activities that aid in the
process as long as needed.
Website: http://www.aircompassionforveterans.org/

Air Force Aid Society-Respite Care
The Air Force Aid Society Respite Care Program is intended for active duty Air Force families
who have a family member with special needs. The goal of the program is to provide a "break"
for a few hours a week or month to families who have the responsibility of 24 hour a day care
for an ill or disabled family member. Website: http://www.afas.org/community/body_respite.cfm

All Things Disabled Veterans: Yahoo Groups
An Email discussion/support group for veterans with disabilities to discuss issues they face and
share information.
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/disabled-veterans/

America's Debt Help Organization
 
Helps veterans become aware of what options are available for them through the federal government and what programs the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has to help active duty service members and veterans. They also provide information and services to military personnel and their families.
Website: Debt.org

America’s Heroes of Freedom
A Not-for-profit (501c3) Organization that honors, heals, gives aid to, and educates concerning
those who have acted heroically, patriotically, and unselfishly such as our armed forces, civil
servants, EMS (Emergency Medical Services, e.g. Fire, Police, Rescue), physicians, nurses,
and all volunteers who serve daily in the protection of our freedom.
Website: http://www.americasheroes.us/

America’s VetDogs
Helping those who have served our country honorably to live with dignity and independence whether
they are visually impaired or have other special needs, by using guide dogs, service dogs, and
innovative technologies.
Website: http://www.vetdogs.org/

American Ex-Prisoners of War Organization
A not-for-profit, Congressionally-chartered, veterans’ service organization representing former
prisoners of war and their families. Established April 14, 1942.
Website: http://www.axpow.org/default.htm

American GI Forum
Mission: To serve the disadvantaged and represents an opportunity for civic involvement for
the returning veteran with leadership, volunteer opportunities, and advocacy.
Website: http://www.americangiforum.org/index.cfm

AMVETS
For more than 60 years, we in AMVETS have taken to heart the credo of service set forth by our
organization’s founding fathers. In so doing, we endeavor to provide our fellow veterans with
the type of support they truly deserve.
Website: http://www.amvets.org/

Angels of Mercy Program
Serving our wounded Military and their families at Walter Reed Army Medical Center & National
Naval Medical Center.
Website: http://www.supportourwounded.org/

Annuity.org - Pensions
Pensions are retirement plans offered by private companies, the military, federal, state and
local governments, plus a variety of other organizations - including employer associationes, trade
unions and labor unions. They're a type of defined benefit (DB) retirement plan, in which a
worker's retirement fund receives regular contributions over the course of their working life.
Website: http://www.annuity.org/annuities/types/pensions/

Annuity.org - Structured Settlements
A structured settlement is a type of annuity that pays out an award from personal injury cases,
lottery winnings, workers' compensation claim or any form of legal settlement in a lump sum with
certain tax advantages. Structured settlement owners receive periodic tax-free payments over time in
accordance with the terms, but can also cash out lump-sum buyouts.
Website: http://www.annuity.org/structured settlements/

Armed Services YMCA
The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is a national member
association of the YMCA of the USA and works with the Department of Defense. Headquartered
in Alexandria, Virginia, the ASYMCA has provided support services to military service members
and their families for more than 140 years, particularly focused on junior-enlisted men and
women – the individuals on the front lines defending our nation and their families.
Website: http://www.asymca.org/

Assistance for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
Multiple Award Schedules, Government-wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), and PBS Construction
and Service Contracts are all avenues that service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses can use
to work with GSA and the rest of the federal government. GSA offers the following solutions for
service-disabled veteran-owned small business owners looking for federal government business opportunities.
Website: http://www.sba.gov/content/veteran-service-disabled-veteran-owned

Association for Service Disabled Veterans
ASDV is a national association that is establishing greater economic participation for service
disabled and prisoner of war veterans and all of the 80 million veteran family members in the United States. Membership is comprised of individuals from the 2.2 million SDVs of the nation and organizations
that support the goals of ASDV. To pursue its mission, ASDV has established programs and
services that address the areas of legislative and legal advocacy, business development,
healthcare, and information access.
Website: http://www.asdv.org/index2.cfm

Blinded Veterans Association
An organization of blinded veterans helping blinded veterans. Through our service programs,
regional groups, resources, and advocacy before the legislative and executive branches of government,
we hope to make life better for blinded veterans.
Website: http://www.bva.org/

BrainLine.org
Preventing, treating and living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Website: http://www.brainline.org/index.html

Camp Patriot
Camp Patriot exists to take Disabled U.S. Veterans on outdoor adventures.
Website: http://www.camppatriot.org/index.html

Canines for Combat Veterans
Provides service dogs for disabled veterans.
Website: http://www.neads.org/CCV

Catholic War Veterans
For almost 75 years the CWV together with our Auxiliary have been engaged in actively
supporting our nation's military veterans and promoting their welfare. We continue to
march on the cultural frontlines defending traditional Americanism against the many
other "isms" that seek to undermine and harm our Constitutionally defined Democratic Republic.
Website: http://www.cwv.org/

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress conducts research, education, consultation and
training on preparing for and responding to the psychological effects and health consequences
of traumatic events. These events include natural (hurricanes, floods and tsunami) and human
made disasters (motor vehicle and plane crashes, war, terrorism and bioterrorism). The Center’s
work spans studies of genetic vulnerability to stress, individual and community responses to
terrorism, and policy recommendations to help our nation and its military and civilian populations.
Website: http://www.centerforthestudyoftraumaticstress.org/

CIGNA: Veterans/Military
Links to important information.
Website: http://cigna.com/healthinfo/shc57.html

Combat Wounded Veterans Career Center
News and information on finding a job after military service.
Website: http://www.military.com/support

Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) for Wounded Service Members
CAP works closely with service members across the nation to ensure they receive appropriate
assistive technology for their needs. The use of assistive technology is introduced during
recovery and rehabilitation at Military Treatment Facilities. Accommodations are available
for Service members with injuries.
Website: http://www.tricare.mil/cap/Initiatives/WSM.cfm

Continuing Education Resources for Veterans
Information regarding money awarded to veterans by the GI Bill for a university education.
Website: http://www.accreditedonlinecollege.org/resources/veteran-continuing-ed/

Disabled American Veterans
The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) charity
dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.
Website: http://www.dav.org/

Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust
The DAV Charitable Service Trust supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs,
meets the special needs of veterans with specific disabilities – such as amputation and blindness
– and aids and shelters homeless veterans.
Website: http://cst.dav.org/

Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network
Through the Transportation Network, DAV volunteers drive sick and disabled veterans to and from
VA medical facilities for treatment.
Website: http://www.dav.org/volunteers/Transportation.aspx

Disabled US Veterans
A resource to help spread the word on behalf of the thousands of war heroes that have fought
battles abroad and do not deserve to have to battle again to get what they deserve: proper
diagnoses and proper treatment.
Website: http://www.disabledusveterans.com/

Disabled Veterans Charities
A nonprofit organization - IRS classification 501(c)(3) - that operates thrift stores to raise funds
to support disabled veterans in need.
Website: http://www.disabledveteranscharities.com/

Disabled Veterans Rest Camp
The disabled Veterans Rest camp provides facilities and opportunities for recreation, rest and
well-being for all women and men who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces of the
United States.
Website: http://www.vetscampmn.org/

Disabled World: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Information article.
Website: http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/article_1764.shtml

EARNWorks Veterans Initiatives
Veterans with service-connected disabilities offer technical and leadership skills to support
employers’ employment, business and diversity goals. EARN’s Veteran Initiatives can better
position your company to attract and hire these highly sought after talented and experienced individuals.
Website: http://www.earnworks.com/veterans/index.asp

Easter Seals: Services for Military and Veterans with Disabilities
Support and information for military personnel and veterans with disabilities.
Website: http://www.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ntl_military
_veterans_services

Employment Restrictions After Leaving the Military
News and information.
Website: http://www.transitionassistanceprogram.com/portal/transition
/lifestyles/Employment_Restrictions_After_Leaving_DoD/Employment_
Restrictions_After_Leaving_the_Military

Family & Friends for Freedom Fund
Our mission is to raise funds for Injured Marines and their families. Our severely wounded
Marines continue to fight battles here at home with their struggle to adjust to their injuries.
Our mission is to provide financial support to injured Marines while they continue their long
road to recovery. As stated in our Bi-laws, Family & Friends For Freedom Fund, Inc is organized
exclusively for charitable purposes to provide financial aid to injured marines and their families,
as well as post traumatic stress disorder cases from war, and all branches of the U.S Military as
the need arises.
Website: http://injuredmarinesfund.org/

Fisher House
Supporting America's military in their time of need, we provide "a home away from home" that
enables family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time -- during
hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.
Website: http://www.fisherhouse.org/

Freedom Alliance
The Mission of Freedom Alliance is to advance the American heritage of freedom by honoring
and encouraging military service, defending the sovereignty of the United States and promoting
a strong national defense.
Website: http://www.freedomalliance.org/

Friends of Veterans
Friends of Veterans, Inc. is dedicated to promoting an environment of patriotic pride, dignity and
honor for our American Veterans and their families. We wish to acknowledge their contribution of
service and loyalty to our country by providing a small measure of assistance to demonstrate our
continued respect and appreciation of their efforts in defending the USA.
Website: http://friendsofveterans.com/index.html

Gulf War Veteran Resource Pages
We've been a presence on the Internet since early 1994, aiding Gulf War veterans in their pursuit
for the truth. The site is run privately by volunteers and is not affiliated with any government entity.
Website: http://www.gulfweb.org/

Helping Our Heroes Foundation
Our Mission provides funding, services, and volunteers to augment the support of our military injured
in either Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) or Operation Iraqi Freedom, and runs parallel to
the initiatives identified in the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2).
Website: http://www.hohf.org/

Hire Heroes USA
HHUSA's mission is to provide career placement assistance to all of our returning service men and women. 
The HHUSA program focuses on the career placement of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring
Freedom veterans, specializing in the placement of those injured or with any level of disability. 
HHUSA serves veterans from all branches of the military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines,
National Guard, Reservists and Coast Guard.
Website: http://www.hireheroesusa.org/

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program
HVRPs provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment
within the labor force and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that
will address the complex problems facing homeless veterans.
Website: http://www.hvrp.org/about_us/index.cfm

Homes for Our Troops: Building Specially Adapted Homes for Severely Injured Veterans
Homes for Our Troops is a non-profit, non-partisan, 501 (c)(3) organization founded in 2004. This organization is strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to their country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries. We assist severely injured Servicemen and Women and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and then coordinating the process of building a new home or adapting an existing home for handicapped accessibility. The finished home is then given to the veteran.
Website: http://www.homesforourtroops.org/site/PageServer

HUD Veteran Resource Center
News and information.
Website: http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/about/hudvet/

Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
Whatever the legitimate need, the Semper Fi Fund is ready to help. “Semper Fi” means “always faithful,” and that is our pledge to the heroic OEF/OIF Marines, Sailors, and other OEF/OIF service members assigned to Marine forces who are injured in the line of duty or face life threatening illness while protecting our Nation.
Website: http://semperfifund.org/

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader in supporting the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. Begun in 2000 under the auspices of the Intrepid Museum Foundation, and established as an independent not-for-profit organization in 2003, the Fund has provided more than $65 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans.
Website: http://www.fallenheroesfund.org/

Italian-American War Veterans of the United States
Our Mission: To aid and assist veterans and their families. To assist public and private agencies and institutions endeavoring to promote the public welfare.
Website: http://www.itamvets.org/

Jewish War Veterans

We, citizens of the United States of America, of the Jewish faith, who served in the Wars of the United States of America, in order that we may be of greater service to our country and to one another, associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To maintain true allegiance to the United States of America; to foster and perpetuate true.
Website: http://www.jwv.org/

Job Opportunities for Disabled Veterans
Our commitment is to provide an online, targeted recruiting site that effectively connects proactive employers with job seekers who are disABLED American Veterans.
Website: http://www.jofdav.com/

Legal Help for Veterans, PLLC
Legal Help for Veterans, PLLC is a law firm located in Michigan. We have a national practice representing veterans from across the country. This representation occurs at the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the Board of Veterans Appeals and regional offices. We have helped veterans collect over $10,000,000 in retro and future benefits.
Website: http://www.legalhelpforveterans.com/

Military OneSource.com
News, information, support…
Website: http://www.militaryonesource.com/skins/MOS/splash.aspx

Military Order of the Purple Heart
The Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Program exists to assist Veterans, ALL veterans, in working with the VA and filing claims for the many benefits that are available. You do NOT need to be a Member of the Purple Heart Organization to seek assistance. The program provides veterans' benefits experts at various veterans administration regional offices, hospitals, vet centers, and state and county veterans facilities.
Website: http://www.purpleheart.org/

National Amputation Foundation
Founded in 1919, The National Amputation Foundation (NAF) has for over 80 years been offering valuable assistance to veterans of World War I, II, Korea, the Vietnam Conflict, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. Since then, the Foundation has expanded its facilities to include civilian amputees as well.
Website: http://www.nationalamputation.org/

National Association of Black Veterans
National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. is a nationally certified Veterans Service Organization and a United States Department of Veterans Affairs claims representative for the purpose of benefits and discharge upgrade services.
Website: http://www.nabvets.com/

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) -a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a 13-member board of directors - 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.
Website: http://www.nchv.org/

National Military Family Association
To educate military families concerning their rights, benefits and services available to them and to inform them regarding the issues that affect their lives and to promote and protect the interests of military families by influencing the development and implementation of legislation and policies affecting them.
Website: http://www.nmfa.org/site/PageServer

National Veterans Foundation
To Serve the crisis management, information and referral needs of all U.S. Veterans and their families through: Management and operation of the nation’s only toll-free helpline for all veterans and their families.
Website: http://www.nvf.org/

National Veterans Legal Services Program
NVLSP is an independent, nonprofit, veterans service organization dedicated to ensuring that the U.S. government honors its commitment to our veterans by providing them the federal benefits they have earned through their service to our country.
Website: http://www.nvlsp.org/

National Veterans Services Fund
A not-for-profit organization located in Darien, Connecticut that provides case-managed social services and limited medical assistance to Vietnam- and Persian Gulf War- veterans and their families, with a focus on families with disabled children.
Website: http://www.nvsf.org/Home.html

National Veterans’ Training Institute
NVTI was established in 1986 to further develop and enhance the professional skills of veterans' employment and training service providers throughout the United States. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor / Veterans' Employment and Training Service, and administered by the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center with training conducted in Denver, Colorado and at selected regional sites in the U.S. and abroad. The Institute is the only one of its kind in the United States. To date 50,000 + veterans' employment and training professionals have attended NVTI training.
Website: http://www.nvti.ucdenver.edu/home/homePage.htm

Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America works to maximize the quality of life for its members and all people with SCI/D as a leading advocate for health care, SCI/D research and education, veterans’ benefits and rights, accessibility and the removal of architectural barriers, sports programs, and disability rights.
Website: http://www.pva.org/site/PageServer

Patriot Paws Service Dogs
Provides service dogs to disabled veterans.
Website: http://www.patriotpaws.org/

Polish Legion of American Veterans
The Polish Legion of American Veterans is the largest and only Congressionally chartered organization of American Veterans of Polish ancestry in the United States.
Website: http://www.plav.org

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD) Information
Website: http://www.ptsdsupport.net/

Project HEAL: Service Dogs for Wounded Warriors
Project HEAL® is a new program offered by East Coast Assistance Dogs. The program honors and empowers Wounded Warriors by providing specially trained Service Dogs to increase independence and make a difference in their lives.
Website: http://ecad1.org/ProjectHeal/Home.htm

Screening for Mental Health-Military Program
The Mental Health Self-Assessment Program® (MHSAP) 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 are a brief series of questions that, when linked together, help create a picture of how an individual is feeling.
Website: http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/Military/

Stand Up for Veterans
Stand Up For Veterans is an advocacy campaign of the Disabled American Veterans. Its purpose is to generate greater public awareness and support for strengthening federal policies that provide health care assistance to disabled veterans injured in the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as those from prior eras and conflicts. 
Website: http://standup4vets.org/

 Still Serving Veterans
To empower wounded Veterans, and their families, by helping them reintegrate into the workforce and community via counseling, coaching, guiding, job transition, and assistance in obtaining all Veterans Administration (VA) benefits to which they are entitled.
Website: http://www.stillservingveterans.org/

Swords to Plowshares-Veterans Rights Organization
Founded in 1974, Swords to Plowshares is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that provides counseling and case management, employment and training, housing, and legal assistance to more than 1500 homeless and low-income veterans annually in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We promote and protect the rights of veterans through advocacy, public education, and partnerships with local, state, and national entities.
Website: http://swords-to-plowshares.org/

The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp  for Veterans with Disabilities
The EBV is designed around two central elements: a) focused, practical training in the tools and skills of new venture creation and growth, reflecting issues unique to disability and public benefits programs; and b) the establishment of a support structure for graduates of the program.
Website: http://whitman.syr.edu/ebv/

The Virtual Disabled Veterans Association
Founded in 1998, The International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet (ICDRI) is a non-profit center based in the United States and designated as a 501 (c)(3) entity. Our overarching vision is the equalization of opportunities for persons with disabilities. As an internationally recognized public policy center organized by and for people with disabilities, ICDRI seeks to increase opportunities for people with disabilities by identifying barriers to participation in society and promoting best practices and universal design for the global community.
Website: http://www.icdri.org/Vets/virtual_disabled_veterans_associ.htm

This Is VietNOW
VietNow is for veterans who served in the US Armed Forces from 1957 right up until now. And it’s also for people who know and care about these veterans. Lots of our members are Vietnam veterans, but that’s not a requirement for membership.
Website: http://www.vietnow.com/index.htm

U.S. Submarine Veterans
United States Submarine Veterans, Inc is an organization of U.S. submarine veterans and active duty submariners who wear the SS insignia.
Website: http://www.ussvi.org/home.asp

Veterans Corner
News and information for veterans.
Website: http://www.vfvs.com/VeteransCorner.html

Veterans of Foreign Wars
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, with its Auxiliaries, includes 2.2 million members in approximately 8,100 Posts worldwide. Its mission is to "honor the dead by helping the living" through veterans' service, community service, national security and a strong national defense.
Website: http://www.vfw.org/

Veterans Today
News and information for veterans.
Website: http://www.veteranstoday.com/

Veterans with Disabilities Self-Employment Training Series
Urban Miyares, a blinded Vietnam veteran, and an entrepreneur for the past 40 years, is a recipient of numerous honors and awards for his business accomplishments and assisting fellow disabled veterans in self-employment.
In this presentation, Urban discusses what the veteran needs to know and understand in the transition from the military lifestyle to that of a business owner with a disability.
Website: http://www.start-up-usa.biz/training/online_seminars/u_miyares/index.cfm

Veterans With Service-Connected Disabilities in the Workplace and the ADA
Information article.
Website: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/ada_veterans_employers.cfm

Veterans, PTSD and Psychiatric Service Dogs
Information article.
Website: http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=weblog&id=428&wlid=5&cn=109

Veterans’ Benefits-Paralysis Resource Center
Information article and resources for veterans.
Website: http://www.kintera.org/site/c.erJMJUOxFmH/b.2351719/k.9F8A/Veterans_Benefits.htm

Veterans’ Business Outreach Center
The Veterans' Business Outreach Center provides business training, counseling, technical assistance, and mentoring to Veterans, Reservist, National Guard, and Active Duty business owners and start-up candidates in the Southeast Region of the USA.
Website: http://www.vboc.org/

 Veterans’ Employment & Training Service (VETS)
The mission statement for VETS is to provide veterans and transitioning service members with the resources and services to succeed in the 21st century workforce by maximizing their employment opportunities, protecting their employment rights and meeting labor-market demands with qualified veterans today.
Website: http://www.dol.gov/vets/

VeteransEyeCare.com
The mission of the American Academy of Ophthalmology is to advance the lifelong learning and professional interests of ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.s) to ensure that the public can obtain the best possible eye care.
Website: http://www.veteranseyecare.com/index.cfm

VeteransResources.org
News, resources and information for veterans.
Website: http://www.veteransresources.org/

Vets for Justice
Our mission is to help America's Veterans find justice.
Website: http://www.vetsforjustice.com/

VFW Unmet Needs Program
The Unmet Needs Program, created to provide emergency financial support to families of military personnel, recently recognized a significant milestone by exceeding $1 million in donations since its launch in June 2004.
Website: http://www.unmetneeds.com/

Vietnam Veterans of America
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. VVA is organized as a not-for-profit corporation and is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
Website: http://www.vva.org/

What Everyone Leaving the Military Should Know
Information article.
Website: http://leavingthemilitary.blogspot.com/

Women Veterans Network
Our vision is to be the best global online community supporting women veterans in their transition from military service.
Website: http://www.womenveteransnetwork.org/

Women Veterans of America
Support for women veterans transitioning from military to civilian life.
Website: http://www.womenveteransofamerica.com/

 Women’s Army Corps Veterans’ Association
The Woman's Army Corps (WAC) Mothers Association was founded during World War II (W.W.II) by some of the mothers of women in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) which later became the Women's Army Corps. The WAC Mothers' purpose was to help both men and women by serving in hospitals and USO's, selling bonds, mending clothes, sending comfort packages to the WACs and doing anything they could to make life more comfortable for the men and women serving their country.
Website: http://www.armywomen.org/

Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors.
Website: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

Wounded Warriors Family Support
Our mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. The families of our casualties suffer in many ways: some financially, some psychologically.
Website: http://www.woundedwarriorhospitalfund.org/

 

FLORIDA VETERANS RESOURCES

Department of Florida Military Order of the Purple Heart
The purpose of the Department of Florida, Military Order of the Purple Heart of the United States of America (MOPH USA) is to foster patriotic allegiance to the United States of America, fidelity to its Constitution and laws, the security of civil liberty, the permanence of free institutions, allegiance to the constitution and laws of the State of Florida and its political subdivisions by serving as an educational, fraternal, historical and patriotic body to perpetuate the core ideals and principles upon which the United States of America was created.
Website: http://www.floridapurpleheart.org/index.html

Directory of  Regional Florida VA Facilities
Website: http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?State=FL&dnum=ALL

Escambia County/Pensacola Veterans
Support and information.
Website: http://www.pensavet.us/

Florida Department of Veterans Affairs
Help Florida veterans, their families and survivors to improve their health and economic well-being through quality benefits information, advocacy, education and long term health services.
Website: http://floridavets.org/

Hernando County Veteran Services
Our Veteran Services Officers are here to assist you with obtaining the services and benefits you are entitled to as a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Website: http://www.co.hernando.fl.us/Veteran_Services/services.htm

New Horizons Service Dogs
New Horizons Service Dogs is a non-profit 501(c)(3)organization that partners trained dogs with the disabled, mostly in the area of wheelchair and mobility assistance.
Website: http://www.newhorizonsservicedogs.org/index.shtml

North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System-Women Veterans Program
The Women's Primary Care Clinic offers a full continuum of comprehensive medical services for our female veterans.
Website: http://www.northflorida.va.gov/services/women.asp

Northeast Florida Veterans Council
NEFVC is a unified voice for lobby and veteran rights, made up of veterans organizations from the Greater Jacksonville Area.  We are committed to representing the interests of our veteran community to city and state government in order to further the causes therein.
Website: http://nefvc.org/

Palm Beach County Veterans Services
Assists and counsels former and current members of the Armed Forces who reside in Palm Beach County. Services include assistance in preparing and filing claims for benefits for which they are entitled under federal, state, and local laws. Dependents and survivors of present or former members of the Armed Forces may be eligible for the services of this program.
Website: http://www.pbcgov.com/communityservices/programs/veterans/

Santa Rosa County Veterans Service
Our Veteran Service office has friendly staff to assist veterans and their families for any benefits to which they may be entitled.
Website: http://www.santarosa.fl.gov/veterans/index.html

Sarasota County Veterans Commission
We support the Active, Guard, and Reserve military forces protecting this great Nation, our veterans, their families and orphaned children.
Website: http://sarasotaveterans.blogspot.com/

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) FL Post 3227-Osceola
Website:  http://www.vfwwebcom.org/fl/post3227

Veterans Support Organization-South Florida Chapter
The Veterans Support Organization (VSO), which was founded in 2001, is a 501C3 non-profit charitable organization that helps homeless, needy, and disabled veterans in the areas surrounding our offices.
Website: http://www.veteranssupportfl.org/

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