VETERAN RESOURCES – NATIONAL, LOCAL AND HELP LINES
The needs of transitioning Veterans extend beyond just food assistance. Vets need help with a broad range of issues in addition to fighting hunger for themselves and their families. This list of veteran resources seeks to provide Vets in-need with assistance outside Veterans project & The Family assistance campaign core mission and service areas.
Find a Food Pantry Near You (foodpantries.org)
If there’s not a Feed Our Vets pantry in your neighborhood, this resource will give you a list of all the food assistance programs near you that feed low-income individuals, including Vets.
Food is usually free to people in need through the national Food Bank system.
National Veterans Foundation
The National Veterans Foundation’s Lifeline for Vets assists Veterans of any era with any problem 355 days a year at 888-777-4443. The Lifeline is staffed by trained Veterans, many who have served multiple combat tours and are understand the Veterans perspective. The organization has a large database of national and regional resources to help Veterans in-need.
Find a VA Center Near You
This tool will help you locate a Veterans Administration facility near you, including VA hospitals and VA Benefits Administration offices.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
IAVA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Their programs empower our community online and offline, and include health, employment, education and community (HEEC) resources.
Stand Down Events
Stand Downs are regional collaborations between the Veterans Administration, and local community based organizations and health care providers. They provide a safe environment for homeless Veterans to receive food, clothing, medical care and other services.
National Veterans Legal Services Program
Pro Bono legal assistance for Veterans seeking to appeal denied VA benefit claims
The Vet Center Program
The Vet Center Program provides readjustment counseling to Veterans separating from the military after serving in combat. Vet Centers understand and appreciate Veterans’ war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community.
National Resource Directory
The National Resource Directory (NRD) connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. Their website provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.
A listing of jobs for Veterans throughout the United States. VetJobs a job board for reaching military veterans currently in the work force, including the duty military personnel who transition each year, the National Guard and Reserve who return to the United States each year from extended deployments, and their family members.
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.
Addiction Resources for Veterans
Futures of Palm Beach provides this national list of resources available to help both active military members and veterans with addiction issues. Many of those resources are listed below. First, a collection of general resources about addiction appears. Next, information specific to military members is shown.
Veterans Crisis Line
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
VA Caregiver Support Line
Wounded Warrior Resource Center
2014 Recommend List of Military Friendly Online Schools As many of our veterans come home, they are looking for ways to further their education. The convenience and power of online education has convinced many veterans to take their classes on the web.