Let us help you get connected to people who can help.
A resource list may be what you are looking for, but may not be what you need.
There are many resource guides and directories available, but, without fault of the publishers, they are obsolete when posted. Resource directories may not tell you whether you qualify for the service offered, whether they provide the service needed and so forth. However, we will provide you with links (see below) to resource guides and service providers because the list is a place to start when you have nowhere else to go.
If you prefer, you can just contact us and let us help you find the needed resources.
We practice what is called a warm handoff. If you are looking for resources for somebody else, we hope you will do the same. What we mean is that instead of giving somebody a phone number, website or email address, we make the first contact to see what will happen. If we get a robot answering the phone, for example, and need to push a series of buttons to get to anything useful, we go through that until we are talking to a real human who verifies that he or she will provide the help needed. Then we get a direct number, if we can. That’s the number we hand the veteran or family member, along with the name of the person who promised to help. We will usually ask the contact person what the veteran needs to do to be best prepared for the call, video meeting or office visit.
Please call, text or email us and give us a chance to help you get connected to the resources you seek. We have personal knowledge of several resources, and we have a fairly quick way of finding out about others we have heard of but haven’t used yet. If you contact us, we’ll help you find resources that will work for you (or for the person you are trying to help). Our phone is (734) 726-4101. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Common Resources and Directories
(not listed in any particular order)
The NRD is a database of validated resources that supports recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration for service members, veterans, family members, and caregivers
You can find FAQs about VA benefits and services, step-by-step instructions for using VA.gov tools, and other helpful articles.
There are many resources through Military OneSource and other Defense Department programs that support mission readiness and enhance quality of life for the military community. Browse Veteran-related resources and click for more details including links and access information.
The National Veterans Foundation’s mission is to serve the crisis management, information and referral needs of all U.S. Veterans and their families. The link on the left is to their resource guide.
The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes has complied a comprehensive directory of resources for veterans and their families. They maintain ongoing relationships and do our best to stay up to date on all of these groups. If you are looking for any assistance (other than Emergency Aid from the Coalition) please contact their Advocate Coordinator, Whitney, at email@example.com for more information on all of the connections we have available in our network.
In most states, if you dial 211 you will be connected to a service that provides resources for any social service type situation. These are not veteran specific.
Resources for veterans, focusing on resources that help improve the veteran’s ability to be or remain employed.
Many counties in most states have an office staffed with professional service officers who help with VA claims and with finding local resources. The link on the left takes you to NACSO’s directory of county service offices.
VOA is a nation-wide nonprofit that specializes in delivering social services to those in need. VOA is a partner with the VA in providing housing, but that is not all they do. The link on the left takes you to a page where you can search for needed services by zip code.
This is a VA website that will help you connect with the people with whom you served. While it is offered to help you connect with those you survived with and probably still can relate to today, another reason to be aware of it is in case you need a buddy statement for your VA compensation claim.
The VA has a new suicide prevention strategy
Veterans, transitioning service members, military spouses and military caregivers are eligible to participate in Career Forward for free. Learn job-ready skills and start a new career in under six months with help from Google Career Certificates available in data analytics, IT support, project management, or user experience design.
The Women Veterans Call Center will help you navigate the VA, point you in the right direction, and connect you with the Women Veterans Program Manager at your local VA medical center.
The program provides education and training for the caregiver, clinical support (counseling), and VA home and community-based care. Call Toll Free Monday through Friday from 8am to 10pm EST & Saturdays 8am to 5pm.
Remember, you are free to contact us for help finding the resources you need for yourself or for a veteran you are trying to help.