Resources and Ways to Get Involved
In this list you will find information about organizations that provide a range of resources to the military community pertaining to mental health, employment, family support, scholarships and other issues. Many of these organizations also have opportunities for civilians, family members, and employers to get involved in issues that affect the military community by volunteering time, making donations, or taking action through advocacy and promoting greater community awareness.
Clinical Advisor to Theater of War
Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program
The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program provides clinical care and support services to New England area veterans of the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, who experience combat stress and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI); counseling for families including parents and children of service members and veterans; education for clinicians and other community members; and research in the understanding and treatment of PTSD and TBI.
America’s Heroes at Work
A Dept. of Labor project that addresses employment challenges of veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and/or PTSD.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Hiring our Heroes Program
A nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury
The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) was created by the Department of Defense to integrate knowledge and identify, evaluate and disseminate evidence based practices and standards for treatment to meet the needs of military service members and their families with psychological health concerns and TBI.
Resources for Warriors
Resources for Families
Resources for Health Professionals
DCoE Outreach Center: 1-866-966-1020
Department of Labor: Veterans’ Employment & Training Service
DOL-Vets serves as a national focal point for veterans employment, increases engagement with employers, helps military service members transition into professional opportunities, and protects veterans’ employment rights through USERRA.
Employment Services for Veterans, including programs for Women Veterans
Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Women Veterans
The Center for Women Veterans coordinates the VA’s administration of health care, benefits services, and programs for women veterans.
Get Information: Women Veterans Health Care
Contact: 202-273-5400 / 202-461-6193 / 800-827-1000
My Health eVet
This portal is designed to help Veterans, active duty Service Members, their dependents and caregivers partner with their health care team by providing access to the VA’s Personal Health Record.
Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC)
PDHealth.mil is designed to assist clinicians in the delivery of post-deployment healthcare by fostering a partnership between military men and women, veterans, service members.
Military OneSource is an online resource for military service members, reservists and families regarding mental health related issues.
National Resource Directory
The National Resource Directory (NRD) provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration for military service members and their families.
The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.
Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a Department of Defense-wide effort to support National Guard and Reserve service members and families with information about benefits and referrals before, during, and after deployments.
This website provides information about wellness resources for the military community.
American Corporate Partners (ACP)
American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a nationwide mentoring program dedicated to helping veterans transition from the armed services to the civilian workforce through mentoring, career counseling, and networking with professionals from corporations and universities.
Apply to be a Mentor or Protégé
American Women Veterans
American Women Veterans is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of servicewomen, veterans and their families.
Army Career & Alumni Program (ACAP)
ACAP provides transition and employment assistance services to soldiers, Department of Army civilians and their family members.
Army Emergency Relief (AER)
Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families provides chapter-based communities to serve as a bridge between families and support organizations that are striving to make military life more sustainable.
Find a Chapter
Business and Professional Women’s Foundation (BPW Foundation)
The Business and Professional Women’s Foundation is working to provide support and resources to women veterans and their families as they return to their civilian lives, including providing mentorships to women veterans and military spouses.
Career Center for Women Veterans
Information for Employers
Canine Companions for Independence
Coaching Into Care
Coaching Into Care works with family members who become aware of veterans’ post-deployment difficulties and supports their efforts to find help for veterans.
Contact: Call 1-888-823-7458, FamiliesAtEase@va.gov
The Connect Project
The Connect Suicide Prevention Project is a comprehensive, community-based approach to suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention (actions taken after a suicide) developed by National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire. Using a public health approach and integrating key aspects of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, the program trains community members to play a critical role in suicide prevention.
Connect Training Programs
eMail Our Military
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve develops and promotes employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating for relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness and applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.
Fisher House Foundation
Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers to enable family members to be close to military service members while they receive specialized medical attention.
Volunteer Your Time
Give an Hour
Give an HourTM asks mental health professionals nationwide to donate an hour of their time each week to provide free mental health services to military service members and their families.
Gold Star Mothers
Gold Star Mothers is an organization comprised of mothers who have lost sons or daughters in military service.
Got Your 6
A campaign led by the entertainment industry that will help create a conversation in the U.S. that perceives veterans and military families as both leaders and civic assets.
Show Your 6 – Get Involved
Helmets to Hardhats
Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) is dedicated to helping National Guard, Reserve, retired and transitioning active-duty service members connect to quality career and training opportunities in the construction industry.
Hire Heroes USA
Hope for the Warriors
The mission of Hope for the Warriors is to enhance quality of life for service members and their families nationwide who have been adversely affected by injuries or death in the line of duty.
Housing and Mortgages for Veterans
This guide will help veterans and active service members understand the benefits of, types of, and eligibility requirements for VA loans.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
IAVA addresses critical issues facing veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families, provides valuable resources, and empowers veterans to connect with one another, fostering a strong and lasting community.
Lawyers Serving Warriors
Through a nationwide network of volunteer attorneys, Lawyers Serving WarriorsTM provides free legal services to service members who served in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Let’s Say Thanks
This website provides an opportunity to send a free printed postcard to U.S. military personnel stationed overseas.
Learn More & Send a Postcard
Library of Congress Veteran’s History Project
The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of U.S. veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
How to Participate
For Students & Educators
Military Child Education Coalition
The Mission Continues
The Mission Continues connects veterans with non-profit organizations and community service projects so they can continue to contribute to the U.S. after their military service has ended.
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) 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 homeless veterans.
How You Can Help
National Military Family Association
National Veterans Foundation
NFV’s mission is to serve the needs of U.S. veterans and their families through management and operation a national toll-free helpline for veterans and their families.
The Pat Tillman Foundation
Mission: to invest in military veterans and their spouses through educational scholarships, and build a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.
ReCruit Military connects employers, franchisors, and educational institutions with job seekers who have military backgrounds.
Sesame Street Workshop
An educational organization making a meaningful difference in the lives of children worldwide by addressing their critical developmental needs.
For Military Families
USO / Sesame Street Performances
The Soldiers Project
The Soldiers Project is a group of licensed mental health professionals offering 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, and also provide help to members of their families.
Find a Location Near You
Student Veterans of America (SVA)
SVA is a nonprofit organization that connects student veterans across the country.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
SPRC provides prevention, support, training and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, intervention policies, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
TAPS is the 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for anyone who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death.
Transition Assistance Program
This website lists resources that are aimed at helping returning veterans navigate the transition back into civilian life.
United Service Organizations (USO)
The United Service Organization (USO) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the U.S. military community by providing morale, welfare and recreation-type services to military service men and women, and their families.
To send a Care Package or Donate
Mission: to support the transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development, and comprehensive support.
Find a Location Near You
Vets 4 Vets
Vets4Vets is a non-partisan organization dedicated to helping Iraq and Afghanistan veterans heal from the psychological injuries of war through peer support programs.
Find Local Groups & Weekend Workshops
Volunteers of America – Veterans Programs
VOA Veterans Services programs around the country provide housing units, case management, outreach centers where veterans can receive treatment for PTS, traumatic brain injuries and addictions, as well as employment services.
Find a Location Near You
Mission: to connect individuals in the military, veterans, and their families with federal, state, and local government programs as well as non-profit organizations in their local communities.
The Women Marines Association
The Women Marines Association a non-profit organization for and about women Marines; chapters and members across the nation work on community programs and support military personnel, veterans and their communities.
Become a Member
Women In Military Service For America Memorial
The Women’s Memorial is a national memorial honoring women who have served in the nation’s defense during all eras and in all services.
In Search Of: Submit or Subscribe
Submit an Oral History or Volunteer to Conduct or Transcribe Oral Histories
For Information about submitting an oral history, or other archival materials, please contact: 703-533-1155 or 800-222-2294 or by e-mail at email@example.com
The Wounded Warrior Project
The Wounded Warrior Project seeks to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members by providing programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
Wounded Warriors Family Support
The mission of WWFS is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured, or killed during combat operations by allowing them to find peace and solace as a family during retreats that are provided free of charge.
Apply for a Retreat
How You Can Help
Yellow Ribbon Fund
The Yellow Ribbon Fund was created in 2005 to assist injured military service members and their families while they recuperate at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center. Contributions made through the Yellow Ribbon Fund have provided transportation, lodging, activities, and mentorship for injured service members and their families.
How to Help
Important Phone Numbers
National Suidice Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), press “1″
DCoE Outreach Center: 1-866-966-1020
National Veteran Hotline: 1-888-777-4443
National Call Center For Homeless Veterans: 1-877-4AID-VET
VA Caregiver Support Line: 1-855-260-3274
Wounded Soldier And Family Hotline: 1-800-984-8523
Wounded Warrior Resource Center: 1-800-342-9647
DOD Sexual Assault Response Office – Safe Helpline: 1-877-995-5247
Deployment Health Clinical Center Help Line: 1-866-559-1627
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE