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WHERE CAN RETURNING SOLDIERS, VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES RECEIVE IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE?
There are a variety of organizations available that provide various services. Regardless of which military branch the Reserve is serving in, family members can receive services from any military installation. If you are unable to go to them give them a call they will come to you.
Veterans Crisis Line: call 1.800.273.8255 and press 1, chat or text 838255.
American Red Cross and Armed Forces Emergency Services (AFES) can contact deployed service members in emergency situations, provide emergency financial assistance and counseling.
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) offers educational programs, access to medical care, and clinical research initiatives. For assistance, call 1.800.870.9244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Military.com has several resource pages, including: Deployment Center for information and support for Active Duty and Reserve/Guard members and their families.
Military Support Groups and Centers for help with financial, relationship, criminal, adjustment, substance abuse, and other problems. Family Support Services where families of deployed service members may find assistance with a particular problem or be in need of general support
Military One Source, sponsored by the Department of Defense, it provides resources to help military families face everyday challenges 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1.800.342.9647.
National Veterans Foundation: a national non-profit, non-governmental organization of veterans helping veterans and their families. Call their hotline to speak with a trained veteran 1.888.777.4443, or request assistance from a counselor.
Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF): returning veterans of the armed forces are eligible for VA benefits. Contact the VA at 1.877.222.8387 (health care) or 1.800.827.1000 (benefits).
Vet Centers offer readjustment counseling for veterans and family members of veterans that served in a combat zone and received a military campaign ribbon. Call 1.800.905.4675 (Eastern) or 1.866.496.8838 (Pacific) during normal business hours.
Veteran's Outreach Center: helps veterans and returning National Guard and Reserve military personnel through reintegration services. Based in Rochester, NY: 585.546.1081, 1.866.906.VETS (8387).
Warrior Care Blog serves as a portal for various resources and programs to support military members of all branches and their families.
National Resource Directory: Wounded Warrior Resource Center, connects wounded warriors, service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers with information they need in the areas of military facilities, health care services, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. by calling 1.800.342.9647
The Disabled Golfer's Learning Foundation
The Disabled Golfer's Learning Foundation, Inc, is a nonprofit 501c(3) foundation (Fed ID 27-0683553) dedicated to bringing the game of golf to people with physical disabilities, or helping those who have given up the game due to injury return to the game they love. We are especially dedicated to helping disabled veterans and have special programs in place specifically for that purpose.
Soldiers Organized Services/S.O.S
We receive calls from our military men and women who are stranded at the Palm Springs International Airport, especially after the last bus for Twentynine Palms has left. When we do, we contact one of our tireless volunteer drivers to take that service member and give them free transportation to the Marine Corp. Base.
Many of these service members do not have the $200 taxicab fare needed to get to their duty station. Because of our efforts, no veteran will ever be stranded at the airport overnight, be alone in a strange town, and ever have to sleep on the floor or benches of the airport.
The men and women of Soldiers Organized Services take these service men and women to their base, free-of-charge, in recognition of their noble service for our country! Please make a donation www.sosride.org
The Moms of Military Prayer and Support Group (MOMS),
is a group of mothers and wives (open to ALL women related to anyone serving in the military) of loved ones currently serving in the United States military. We gather to pray and support our troops and military families around the country. We support each other with hugs and prayers and share our experiences and ideas: traveling to boot camp for graduation ceremonies, or making it through our loved ones deployments. Most importantly, we support our soldiers, marines and sailors with our prayers, love and friendship as they go about the difficult task of protecting this great land. Although we began in Orange County, CA, we offer prayer and support across the U.S. Many unique and supportive friendships with other MOMS have been possible across the state;, connecting MOMS together. We hope to reach out to every Military Mom and share the experiences that bind us with one heart for our loved ones.
The MOMS stand firmly on the Word of God and in the power of prayer. We lift up our loved ones in prayer daily for their protection and safety no matter where they are serving! Unlike most support groups, we are a prayer group first! We can offer prayer, emotional support and military information, and more importantly connect you with other Military MOMS either through a local Chapter or simply through emails. http://momsofmilitary.com/
DOG TAGS FOR KIDS
We can help send dog tags to troops in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan so they can send them to their kids. This is something easy to ship and something the kids can hang on to until Dad or Mom gets back home. Your donation will help send a tag in the appropriate service color to an appreciative service member. There is NO charge to the service member or his family for these tags. As of April 15th Dog Tags For Kids have sent over 235,000 tags to the troops in Iraq to send home to their children.
Please make a donation www.dogtagsforkids.com
Association of Amputee Surfers
We are a Non-Profit Organization made up of amputees, those related to amputees, and those who work with amputees and others with disabilities. We want to Promote, Inspire, Educate, and Rehabilitate (PIER) those with disabilities, especially our veteran hero’s, through Adaptive Surfing and other fun safe outdoor activities that all can participate in. We also provide support to those with disabilities to help achieve their goals no matter what those goals may be. We also provide feedback to Medical staff, Therapist, and Manufactures of prosthetic devices for enhancing design and performance of prosthetic equipment in sports and everyday life.
The 9/11HelpAmerica Foundation
Our short term goals are to locate military families or individuals that have been affected by the War On Terror and try to help them with direct donations, and hopefully learn what their needs are and how we may be able to help. Our long term goals are to do a good job at our short term goals. To do this we need help ... Get involved, and together we can make a difference. http://www.911helpamerica.com/
Marine Graduation Foundation
is seeking funds funds to ensure that NO New MARINE is standing alone without the support of his or her family after the Emblem Ceremony on Family Day www.usmcgrad.org
I think that this is a great link for Veterans benefits, hope it can help someone www.veteranaid.org
Herocare is a non-profit dedicated to addressing the housing and financial needs of essential service workers across the United States. Our goal is simple: to become the foremost, community-based, non-profit advocate for essential service workers in the nation.
provides tangible support to children of deployed National Guard and Reserve personnel as well as to children of severely injured service members through grants for enrichment activities and tutoring. Such activities help these children cope with the stress of having a parent in a war zone or recovering from injury at home. Our Military Kids grants are made to honor the sacrifices that military families make and to ensure that their children have access to sports, fine arts, or academic tutoring programs
Founded in 1974, Swords to Plowshares is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides drop-in counseling and case management for homeless and low income veterans who need assistance in areas related to employment and training, housing and legal assistance in the San Francisco Bay Area. Veterans of all eras are welcome at Swords to Plowshares, regardless of length of service or military discharge status.
The Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans (CIAV) is a national non-partisan partnership of organizations committed to working with and on behalf of all military, veterans, families, survivors and providers to strengthen the existing system of care and support for all those affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
The Rebuild Hope - Financial Support Network - Helps Injured Veterans And Their Families
Join our veterans-only online community to connect with people who know where you're coming from. Share your experiences and help others make the transition to civilian life. Stronger Together.
Support Your Vet
As a family member or friend of a veteran, you have the power to help, but knowing where to start can be difficult. This site has many resources for supporters, caregivers, family and friends of service members or Veterans.
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.
An excellent portal to behavioral health and deployment related information. This site covers emotional cycles of deployment, PTSD, TBI, child and family issues, suicide prevention, Battlemind training and links to many more support programs developed for Service Members and their families.
The Warrior Foundation