National Resource Directory
Connecting Wounded Warriors, Service Members, Veterans, Their Families and Caregivers with Those Who Support Them.
Courage to Call
Courage to Call is a veteran staffed 24/7 Helpline that provides free, confidential information, guidance, and referrals. Call 2-1-1 to arrange meetings with other veterans and family support partners. Types of assistance include: employment services; food, housing and shelter; rent and utility assistance; counseling services; family and legal resources; as well as VA and other benefit information.
Military OneSource is a central hub and go-to-place for the military community. Get to know your benefits and prepare for the big stuff – deployments, reintegration, moves, parenthood, retirement and more. No matter where military life takes you, with Military OneSource you’ll always be in the loop.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE (7233)
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-TALK (8255)
A 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. For Veteran specific services, Press 1 or go to the Veterans Crisis Line.
RAINN: Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
(800) 656-HOPE (4673)
The National Sexual Assault Hotline provides victims of sexual assault with free, confidential services around the clock.
The Soldiers Project
The Soldiers Project provides free, confidential professional psychological counseling services to military personnel involved in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001.
GI Rights Hotline
The GI Rights Houtline provides accurate, helpful counseling and information on military discharges, Absent Without Leave (AWOL), Unauthorized Absence (UA), and GI Rights.
National Organization of Veteran’s Advocates (NOVA)
NOVA is a national organization of attorneys and other qualified members who act as advocates for disabled veterans. NOVA can help find an attorney with the highest level of training in veterans’ law. There is also a Step by Step Guide about the VA claims process.
Swords to Plowshares
Swords to Plowshares is a community-based, not-for-profit veteran service organization that provides wrap-around care to more than 2,000 veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
(202) 628-8164 or (888) 838-7727
The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program (Pro Bono Program) was created to provide assistance to unrepresented veterans or their family members who have filed appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Appellants who request Pro Bono Program assistance receive a thorough review of his or her appeal. An appellant whose case is not accepted by the Program receives substantive legal advice about his or her case and an explanation as to why the Pro Bono Program cannot place the appeal with a volunteer attorney.
Health Care Services
The Mesothelioma Center
The Mesothelioma Center provides free information and resources to help veterans that were exposed to asbestos during their service in the military. This exposure can result in several debilitating diseases, such as asbestosis and mesothelioma. The Mesothelioma Center can help individuals find local treatment centers and improve their prognosis.
The Mesothelioma Group a charitable organization supporting the VFW and American Legion. With over 30% of all mesothelioma patients being Veterans, a main part of their mission is to spread mesothelioma awareness to Veterans and their family members. The goal at the Mesothelioma Group is to increase awareness, improving survival rates and life expectancy.
Paying for Senior Care – Veterans
Paying for Senior Care Veterans’ Guides offers veterans’ options to help with non-medical care and aging care. Their aim is to help veterans discover and understand benefits available to them as well as locate financial assistance to reduce the costs of long-term care.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(800) 662-HELP (4357)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. SAMHSA leads efforts to ensure that American service men and women and their families can access behavioral health treatment and services.
Women Veterans Health Care
At each VA Medical Center nationwide, a Women Veterans Program Manager is designated to assist women Veterans. She can help coordinate all the services one may need, from primary care to medical services to Mental Health and Sexual Abuse Counseling. Women Veterans who are interested in receiving care at VA should contact their nearest VA Medical Center and ask for the Women Veterans Program Manager.
AMVETS Career Centers
AMVETS Career Center provides career training and employment assistance to Veterans, active duty service members and members of the National Guard and Reserves who have honorably served America. This service is provided at no cost to qualified veterans.
The objective of Conditions Set is to help service members and veterans secure job opportunities through personalized resume development. As a nonprofit organization, all services provided by Conditions Set are offered at no cost to active duty US military personnel and veterans.
Hire Heroes USA
Hire Heroes USA is a veteran employment nonprofit that provides free employment services to transitioning U.S. military members, veterans, and military spouses. They offer job training and career events that effectively connect veterans to successful careers and employment.
Next Step Service Dogs
Next Step Service Dogs (NSSD) is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports veterans, active military, and first responders with PTSD, TBI, and/or mobility limitations by giving them the tools to take the next step forward in their lives. Next Step provides paying jobs and career opportunities to unemployed, or underemployed, veterans; teaching them to train service dogs for other veterans with invisible disabilities.
PAVE: Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Employment Program
Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Employment Program, offered by the Paralyzed Veterans of America, provides free employment services and vocational counseling assistance to all veterans, transitioning service members, spouses, and caregivers. Their team specializes in assisting veterans to overcome barriers to employment at all levels.
Premier Nursing Academy
Premier Nursing Academy trains candidates for entry-level healthcare jobs, offering a suitable pivot for veterans seeking a career in healthcare. Military skills are often easily applicable and transferred to a healthcare position making healthcare careers one of the most popular careers for veterans returning to civilian life. Premier Nursing Academy prepares their students with subsidized training and a guaranteed job upon graduation.
VA for Vets
VA for Vets offers career options at the VA that can help you make a difference in the life of fellow veterans. Veterans are able to match their experience, skills, and training with current Federal job opportunities marketed through the Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO).