The Vet Center Program was established to provide quality readjustment counseling in a caring manner for returning veterans. Vet Centers understand and appreciate Veterans’ war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community. Vet Centers are community based and part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Vet Centers also provide bereavement counseling services to surviving parents, spouses, children and siblings of service members who die of any cause while on active duty, including federally activated Reserve and National Guard personnel.
The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP works to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for 21st Century veterans. IAVA is an organization dedicated to standing with the 2.4 million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan from their first day home through the rest of their lives. Founded in 2004 by an Iraq veteran, their our mission is to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.
The Real Warriors Campaign is a multimedia public awareness campaign designed to encourage help-seeking behavior among service members, veterans and military families coping with invisible wounds to seek appropriate care and support for psychological health concerns.
Real Warrior also provides online resources that include general information as well as information on psychological health and traumatic brain injury for current and former service members, their families, and health professionals.
Operation Homefront provides direct services to American military personnel and/or their families who have unmet needs due to financial hardship, death, injury, or physical or mental detriment as a result of service in Iraq or Afghanistan. These may include active duty, Reserve, National Guard and veteran service members.
Make the Connection is a public awareness campaign by the Department of Veterans Affairs that provides personal testimonials to help Veterans and their families and friends can privately explore information about physical and mental health symptoms, challenging life events, and mental health conditions. Valuable resources and support are also available.
The Vets4Warriors provides confidential assistance using its Peer Support Line . Staffed entirely by Veterans with funding from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, and the Air Force Reserve, the service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for National Guard and Reserve service members. Toll-free hotline, online chat and email available.
Veteran Peers work to find the best options for Veterans to make specific connections in their local communities regarding financial resources, legal advice or medical services.
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) is a nonprofit that serves as a 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 hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year. NCHV is recognized as the nation’s leading authority on homeless veterans issues, including policy and legislative issues.
Through the Homeless Veterans Initiative, the Department of Veterans Affaris is committed to strengthen programs that prevent and end homelessness among Veterans. These services to homeless Veterans includes health care, housing, job training, and education.
Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit organization that assists severely injured Veterans and their immediate families building homes that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.