AddictionCenter.com’s Drug Rehab Guide for Veterans – Alcohol and prescription drug abuse are higher among active duty service members and veterans. Many of these people suffer from underlying post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Veterans who have seen combat may have co-occurring disorders, such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, in addition to an addiction. For immediate treatment help call: (877) 649-8544
Benacair Non Profit Legal Corp – Benacair is a Non Profit Legal Corporation 501 C(3) that provides Research and Development services to Government, Government Legislative Chartered Organizations and the Veteran through their legislative chartered organization. Our expertise is in Agent Orange Presumptive Disabilities; Back Problems; Educational Benefits; Eye Injuries; Hand Injuries; Indemnity Claims or DIC; Knee Injuries; Leg Injuries; Neck Injuries; PTSD; Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI); Undiagnosed Injuries or ailments
Defense Centers of Excellence- 866-966-1020, Trained, professional health resource consultants with expertise in psychological health and traumatic brain injury.
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)– The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) provides clinical care, conducts clinical research, and develops educational programs for Active Duty military Service members, beneficiaries, and Veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Their website has information regarding TBI for Service members, Veterans, families, and health providers.
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.
Evan Ashcraft Memorial Foundation– Provides funds to veterans and dependants of OIF for education and healthcare needs.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America– We are a 21st Century veterans’ organization dedicated to standing with the veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan from their first day home through the rest of their lives. We strive to build an empowered generation of veterans who provide sustainable leadership for our country and their communities.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America’s Rapid Response Referral Program – RRRP is a lifeline for veterans, connecting them with benefits they’ve earned and confidential advice. This is more than a service portal – RRRP’s Master’s Level Social Workers are trained to guide veterans through every stage of the process and ensure no veteran is left behind. And it’s free for veterans and their families.
Iraq War Veterans Organization– Provides information and support for Iraq veterans, active military personnel and family members. All aspects of pre-deployment, deployment and post-deployment are included.
Iraq Veterans Against the War– Membership includes recent veterans and active duty servicemen and women from all branches of military service, National Guard members, and reservists who have served in the United States military since September 11, 2001. Therefore, IVAW is leading the movement of veterans and GIs who are working to bring the troops home now.
Mehadi Foundation-Assistance with PTSD– Support network for veterans with PTSD, addictions, and other psychological issues.
Military Consumer – Your First Line of Defense – Frequent relocation, separation from family and friends, the stresses of deployment and a steady paycheck from Uncle Sam can make military households an attractive target for scam artists. That’s why the Department of Defense, the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Servicemember Affairs, and Military Saves have joined to sponsor Military Consumer — a campaign to empower military and veteran communities with tips and tools to be informed consumers.
The Mission Continues– The Mission Continues, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 2007 after CEO Eric Greitens returned home from service in Iraq as a Navy SEAL. Its Mission is to build an America where every returning veteran can serve again as a citizen leader, and where together we honor the fallen by living their values through service.
National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder– Contains detailed information about PTSD, including treatment modalities, general resource information, publications, research and contact information.
National Resource Directory – A website connecting Wounded Warriors, Service Members, Veterans & their Families with Those Who Support Them.
National Veterans Foundation – Information on accessing benefits
Operation Homefront – Operation Homefront offers critical needs assistance and home repairs to eligible service members.
Paralyzed Veterans of America– At Paralyzed Veterans of America, we fight for better health care, aid in the search for a truly satisfying career. What’s more, we are committed to ongoing care by educating clinicians about spinal cord injury, and we’re deeply invested in the future—a cure for paralysis.
Quality of Life Plus– Was created to foster and generate innovations to aid and improve the quality of life for those injured in the line of duty. We accept challenges from wounded active-duty and retired military veterans, members of the intelligence and law enforcement communities, first responders and other public servants injured in the line of duty. These challenges become projects at our state-of-the-art QL+ Laboratory, located at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, California. By harnessing the exceptional creative and engineering skills of students and faculty at Cal Poly, QL+ succeeds in developing innovative solutions that help our nation’s heroes to live, to work and to play.
Social Security and Disability Resource Center– The Social Security and Disability Resource Center website (www.ssdrc.com) explains what benefits are available, how to apply, and also provides answers to many questions that veterans typically have, but often have trouble finding answers to.
The Soldiers Project -The Soldiers Project is a group of licensed mental health professionals who offer free psychological treatment to military service members (active duty, National Guard, Reserves and veterans) who have served or who expect to serve in the conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan. Reach them at 877-576-5343
Soldiers To Veteran– Soldiers to Veterans is a community of disabled veterans and their families coming together to turn struggles and pain into positive action. It is a safe place to ask frank questions and speak openly of experiences. Non-disabled veterans, active duty, their spouses, and professionals are welcome to join the forum to mentor and empower the families struggling with life after the war.
Veteran Centers – Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military-related issues.
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.
Veterans Affairs’ National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder– The National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs center for research, education, and treatment of PTSD.
Veterans Book Project -is a library of books authored collaboratively by artist Monica Haller and dozens of people who have been affected by, and have archives of, the current American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Veterans Crisis Line (formerly the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline)- The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential service available 24/7/365 for Veterans, Service Members, and their loved ones even if they are not registered with the Department of Veterans Affairs or enrolled in VA healthcare. Veterans, Service Members, and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.
Veterans and Families Coming Home– Provides resources for vets to ease their transition from military to civilian life.
Veterans For Peace– Includes men and women veterans of all eras and duty stations spanning the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), World War II, the Korean, Vietnam, Gulf and current Iraq wars as well as other conflicts. Our collective experience tells us wars are easy to start and hard to stop and that those hurt are often the innocent. Thus, other means of problem solving are necessary.
Vets 4 Vets – Vets4Vets is a non-partisan project of support groups by and for Veterans.
VetsMeetVets.org– The mission of Vets Meet Vets is to connect Recent Veterans with our Seasoned Veterans and the services of their local area. For our Veterans and Families to know that ‘they are not alone.’ We are dedicated to ‘Eliminating Veteran Suicide in our Nation!’
Warrior Gateway – The Warrior Gateway Program is designed to promote easier reintegration into home communities. It establishes a single capability that serves as a trusted and reliable resource for the military community to quickly locate service organizations that satisfy their needs, identify academic programs they are interested in and easily find employers seeking their valuable skills, while enabling improvements in the service provider sector through metrics and collaboration. This program is free to the military community.
Women Veterans of America– We created WomenVeteransOfAmerica.com to be a resource for women veterans and for the families and friends who support them. On our site you can learn about women veteran’s health issues, information on military sexual trauma, and the balancing of motherhood with service
Women Veterans Health Program– Provides full range of medical and mental health services for women veterans.
Wounded Warrior Project– To foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded warriors in this nation’s history.
Wounded Warrior Regiment – The Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment provides and facilitates non-medical care to combat and non-combat Wounded, Ill, and Injured (WII) Marines, and Sailors attached to or in direct support of Marine units, and their family members in order to assist them as they return to duty or transition to civilian life. The WWR assists active, reserve and veteran Marines. The Regimental Headquarters element, located in Quantico, VA, commands the operations of two Wounded Warrior Battalions located at Camp Pendleton, California and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and multiple detachments in locations around the globe.
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