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
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL: PSYCHIATRY ACADEMY
Massachusetts General Hospital Academy provides impact assessment and educational support across all Theater of War program areas.
AcademyWomen is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the professional and personal growth of women from the nation’s officer development programs.
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.
America’s Heroes at Work
A Dept. of Labor project that addresses employment challenges of veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and/or PTSD.
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 Emergency Relief (AER)
AER is a private nonprofit organization that provides emergency financial assistance to active and retired military service members and their families.
Provides training and knowledge to spouses and family members.
Army, Soldiers for Life – Transition Assistance Program
Soldiers for Life provides transition and employment assistance services to soldiers, Department of Army civilians and their family members.
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.
Canine Companions for Independence
Canine Companions for Independence provides assistance dogs to U.S. veterans across the country.
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.
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.
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.
Department of Veterans Affairs
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs provides a range of health-care benefits and services to veterans.
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.
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.
eMail Our Military
Using email, eMOM provides a way for people to continue the tradition of “Any Service Member” mail.
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.
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.
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.
Hill Vets House
HillVets is a bipartisan group of veterans, service members, and supporters focused on empowerment through networking, community involvement, and education. HillVets strives to increase veterans involvement in government and advocacy.
Hire Heroes USA
The mission of Hire Heroes USA is to provide career placement assistance to returning military service men and women.
Hiring our Heroes
A nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.
Developed by veterans for veterans to assist in the transition from military service to civilian careers.
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.
A national initiative founded by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, that engages all sectors of society to provide service members and their families with opportunities and support.
Justice for Vets
Justice for Vets is a professional services division of the National Association of Drug Court professionals that will ensure that the criminal justice system effectively identifies, assesses, and responds to all justice-involved veterans.
Military Child Education Coalition
MCEC identifies the challenges facing military children, and initiates and implements programs in military and educational communities to meet those challenges.
Military OneSource is an online resource for military service members, reservists and families regarding mental health related issues.
The Mission Continues
Connects veterans with non-profit organizations and community service projects so they can contribute to the U.S. after their military service has ended.
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.
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.
National Council For Behavioral Health:
Mental Health First Aid
Find a Behavioral Health Provider
Veterans Behavioral Health Certificate
National Guard Family Program
Provides support for National Guard families, including children and youth.
National Military Family Association
Provides resources and support for families of military service members.
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.
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.
National Veterans Legal Services Program
Provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors.
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.
Points of Light Frontline Families
POL’s military initiatives create and implement programs that engage and support service members, veterans, 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.
ReCruit Military connects employers, franchisors, and educational institutions with job seekers who have military backgrounds.
Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program
Veteran and Family Care.
Sesame Street Workshop for Military Families
An educational organization making a meaningful difference in the lives of children worldwide by addressing their critical developmental needs.
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.
Student Veterans of America (SVA)
SVA is a nonprofit organization that connects student veterans across the country.
Syracuse University Institute For Veterans and Military Families
The IVMF leverages the intellectual, programmatic and human capital resources of higher education in support of the post-service life course of the nation’s veterans and military families.
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.
U.S. Deptartment of Defense Sexual Assault & Prevention
Develops and implements innovation prevention and response programs.
Mission: to support the transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development, and comprehensive support.
Veteran’s History Project, Library of Congress
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.
Transitioning from military to civilian life presents unique challenges. To make things easier and provide structure, a few of the leading organizations in veteran career development have combined forces to create one, easy place to start.
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.
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.
Warriors and Quiet Waters
To help reintegrate traumatically combat-injured U.S. veterans and active service members from recent wars into society by building hope and resilience, facilitating camaraderie, and providing security and serenity through fly fishing and other high quality therapeutic recreational mediums in southwest Montana.
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.
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.
Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
For those who serve and those who support.
Important Phone Numbers:
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), press “1”
DCoE OUTREACH CENTER: 1-866-966-1020
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE
NATIONAL VETERAN HOTLINE: 1-888-777-4443
VA CAREGIVER SUPPORT LINE: 1-855-260-3274
DEPLOYMENT HEALTH CLINICAL CENTER HELP LINE: 1-866-559-1627
VETS 4 WARRIORS PEER SUPPORT LINE: 1-855-838-8255
WOUNDED SOLDIER AND FAMILY HOTLINE: 1-800-984-8523
WOUNDED WARRIOR RESOURCE CENTER: 1-888-997-2586
DOD SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE OFFICE SAFE HELP LINE: 1-877-995-5247
DEPLOYMENT HEALTH CLINICAL CENTER HELP LINE: 1-866-559-1627