Regional Resources

California

Swords to Plowshares- San Francisco based agency serving legal, housing and mental health needs of vets

The Soldiers Project- A group of licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists who offer free psychological treatment to military service members (active duty, National Guard, Reserves and veterans)

U.S. Veterans in Southern California

National Associations of Veterans Upward Bound- Provides Scholarship and Benefits info.

The California Department of Veteran Affairs

Illinois

This Able Veteran- We are a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization of dedicated veteran and civilian individuals working tirelessly to provide highly trained Service dogs for America’s injured vetera

Massachusetts

SAVE – Statewide Advocacy for Veterans’ Empowerment: Prevention of suicide and mental health distress through the identification of issues facing veterans when they return from service, provides access to benefits and services to address these issues

Operation Homefront New England- Offers practical assistance to military families: housing, food, etc.

Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services directory

Massachusetts veterans’ guide to benefits

Shelter Legal Services-  is a non-profit organization offering free legal advice and representation to homeless and low-income individuals in the Boston area.

Strategic Outreach to Families of All Reservists (SOFAR)- Massachusetts- based pro bono, mental health project that provides free psychological support and prevention services to extended family of Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait

New England Center for Homeless Veterans- The Mission of the New England Center for Homeless Veterans is to extend a helping hand to homeless men and women veterans who are addressing the challenges of: addiction, trauma, severe and persistent mental illness, and/or, unemployment and who will commit themselves to sobriety, non-violence, and working for personal change. We are recognized as one of the most effective private veteran’s transition programs in the country.

New York

Veteran-Civilian Dialogue- is a powerful form of community building and social healing focused on addressing the cost of conflict in our society and to provide meaningful tools of reconciliation and healing. The VCD is a three hour live event with equal numbers of veterans and civilians in facilitated conversations around the impact of war upon both groups

Oklahoma

Veterans Corner in Goldsby Oklahoma

Oregon/Washington

Returning Veterans Project- Connects veterans and families to free counseling and other holistic services (like acupuncture, massage)

Oregon Partnership Military Helpline- 888-HLP-4-VET

Coffee Strong Coffeehouse
Contact Seth Manzel at 253 228 8912
Support for active duty veterans and families, provides trauma and GI rights counseling located outside FT Lewis in Lakewood WA

 

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