Veterans Resources

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Emergency Assistance
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK
1-800-273-8255
CrisisLink 1-800-SUICIDE
1-703-527-4077
Marine Corps DSTRESS line
 
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE
1-800-799-7233
211 211
Operation Homefront 1-800-722-6098
1-210-659-7756
Veterans Crisis Line

1-800-273-8255; Press 1,
Text to 838255 

 

caregivers

VA Caregiver Support Services

 

VA Caregiver Tool Box

 

 

Commonwealth of Virginia Resources
Community Services Boards  
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services 1-804-786-3921
Department of Motor Vehicles 1-866-368-5463
Department of Rehabilitative Services 1-800-552-5019
Department of Social Services 1-800-552-3431
NewWell Fund 1-866-835-5976
Veterans Green Jobs  
Virginia Attorney General's Office--Veterans Assistance and Resources
Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services--Behavioral Health Care for Veterans
Virginia Easy Access  
Virginia Defense Force 1-866-791-9164
Virginia Employment Commission 1-866-832-2363
Virginia Housing and Development Authority 1-877-VHDA-123
Virginia National Guard 1-888-483-2682
Virginia State Board of Elections 1-800-552-9745
Virginia State Police 1-804-674-2000

 

data
Annual Benefits Data (USDVA)   

DoD Office of the Actuary

 

 

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Home for Heroes  
Military and Veterans Discount Center  

 

Education
American Legion Auxiliary Gateway to Services  
AmeriForce Education  
College Atlas  
College of  William & Mary - From the Military to an MBA  
Counseling Veteran Students  
Education & Training--Virginia Department of Veterans Services 1-888-442-4551
From Soldier to Student (1.8MB)
New Post-9/11 G.I. Bill 1-800-442-4551
1-800-962-1425
Serving Those Who Serve  
Severely Injured Military Veterans: Fulfilling Their Dreams  
Tidewater Community College Center for Military and Veterans Education  
VA Education Information Help Line 1-888-442-4551
Veterans Honorary High School Diploma Program 1-800-442-4551
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program  
Virginia Community College System  
Virginia Education Wizard  
Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program (38.5KB) 1-888-442-4551

 

Employment
AbilityOne 1-800-526-7234
American Legion Auxiliary Gateway to Services  
America's Heroes at Work  
America's Veterans--FedsHireVets.gov  
Army Reserve Employer Partnership  
Blue Button DoD Data Download  
Capital Region Workforce Center  
Career Connect  
CareerOnestop  
Combat Leader to Corporate Leader: 20 Lessons to Advance Your Civilian Career  
Department of Labor  
Department of Rehabilitative Services 1-800-552-5019
Disability.gov  
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) 1-800-336-4590
Employment protection for wounded warriors, disabled veterans  
FederalJobs.net  
Gold Card

 
Helmets to Hardhats
 
Hire a Hero
 
Hire Patriots  
Hire Vets First 1-877-872-5627
Hire Veterans
 
Hiring Heroes  
Job Accommodation Network (Assistance for American with Disabilities)  
Job Hunt
 
Job Opportunities for Disabled Veterans  
Milicruit  
Military.Com Veterans Careers  
Military Connection 1-800-817-3777
Military Hire  
MilitarySpouse.com 1-877-VET-JOBS
1-877-838-5627
Military Spouse Jobs Board

 
MOPH VetJobs  
My Next Move

 
Navy League Hiring Center
 
O*Net  
Recruit Military

 
TAOnline  
Troops to Teachers  
TurboTap.org
 
VA Jobs
 
VA for Vets: Your Gateway to Careers  
Veteran Employment  
Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS)  
Veterans and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)  
Veteran Green Jobs  
Veterans Hospitals Jobs  
Veteran Jobs  
Veterans Job Bank  
Veterans Today Network
 
VetJobs  
Vets Info Online 1-800-999-5963
VetSuccess  
Vet-Trans  
Virginia Department of Human Resource Management
Virginia Employment Commission 1-866-832-2363
USA Jobs
Virginia's Community Colleges:
   Job and Career Assistance  
   Virginia Workforce Network  
WorkSupport.com Training   


Family Assistance
afterdeployment.org  
American Legion Auxiliary Gateway to Services  
Behavioral Health:
Resources for Children & Families
 
Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.--Richmond Chapter 1-800-342-9647
eBenefits  
Eldercare Locator (Problems with Aging)  
Families United for our Troops and their Mission  
Finding Balance: Optimizing your Stress System After Deployment  
Fleet and Family Support Center  
Intimate Partner Violence  
Military Homefront  
MilSpouse.org  
National Military Family Association  
Rehabilitation Counseling Services (RCS)
Combat Call Center
877-927-8387
Returning from the War Zone:
A guide for families of military members
(PDF)
Serving Our Service Member Families  
Sesame Street--Talk, Listen, Connect  
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors  
USO  
VeteranCaregiver.com     
Veteran Parents with Teenagers  
Virginia Education Wizard  
Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program (38.5KB) 1-888-442-4551
Virginia One-Stop Career Centers  

 

Financial Assistance and Financial Counseling
American Legion Auxiliary Gateway to Services  
Ameriforce Finance Guide 1-866-725-0755
Better Business Bureau Military Line  
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)  
Defense Finance and Accounting Service 1-800-827-0648
Loan Guaranty Homepage  
Mortgage information for Veterans  
NewWell Fund 1-866-835-5976
Service Members Civil Relief Act  
USA.Gov--Government Benefits, Grants, and Financial Aid  
USA Together  
VA Debt Management Center  
Veterans and Personal Finance - debt.org  
Veteran Credit Resource  

 

General Information
Afterdeployment.org  
American Vet Radio  
Ameriforce.net 1-215-343-8404
(Philadelphia)

1-703-909-1992
(Washington DC)

1-847-786-4229
(Chicago)
Ask VetsFirst  
Brain Injury Association of Virginia 1-800-334-8443
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress  
Community of Veterans  
Contact the VA  
eBenefits  
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations  
Faces of the Fallen (Virginia)  
FirstGov.Com 1-800-333-4636
Google for Veterans  
Gov Benefits.Gov 1-800-333-4636
HeroCare.org  
iCasualties.org  
Internal Revenue Service 1-800-829-1040
List of State Veterans Affairs Offices  
Military1Click  
Military Connection 1-800-817-3777
Military Handbooks  
Military Homefront  
Military Hub  
Military One Source 1-800-342-9647
National Archives  
National Association of State Directors of Directors of Veterans Affairs
National Resource Directory  
National Veterans Gravesite Locator  
Real Warriors. Real Battles. Real Strength  
Restore Warriors  
Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213
U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program 1-800-237-1336
U.S. Navy Safe Harbor Program 1-877-746-8563
U.S. Veterans Resource  
USA.Gov 1-800-333-4636
VA Fact Sheets  
VA Information  
VA Information Line 1-800-827-1000
Veterans for America Survival Guide  
Virginia Memorial Quilt Project  
Virginia War Memorial  
Warrior Care 1-800-342-9647
When Our Troops Come Home  
Wounded Warrior Project 1-877-832-6997
Wounded Warrior Regiment  
Wounded Warrior Resource Center 1-800-342-9647
Yellow Ribbon Program  

 

Healthcare
Agent Orange Questions 1-800-749-8387
afterdeployment.org  
American Legion Auxiliary Gateway to Services  
Asbestos  
Assistance for Migraine, PTSD, TBI  
Brain Injury Association of Virginia 1-800-334-8443
Brainline.org  
Courage to Care Campaign  
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE)
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Depleted Uranium
Deployment Health Clinical Center
DCoE Outreach Center 1-866-966-1020
Disability.gov  
disAbility Resource Center  
Environmental Agents Service  
Finding Balance: Optimizing your Stress System After Deployment  
Geriatrics and Extended Care  
Gulf War Veterans Illnesses
Health Services Research and Development Service  
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program--Resources for Veterans with Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Mail-Order Pharmacy (Express-scripts) 1-866-363-8667
Medicare  
Medicare Hot Line 1-800-633-4227
Medicare Information 1-800-633-4227
Mental Health Care (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
Mental Health Self Assessment Program  
Military Health System  
Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence  
My Health eVet  
National Alliance on Mental Illness--Veterans Resource Center
National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
National Center for PTSD  
National Institute of Mental Health--Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Office of the Medical Inspector  
Online VA Form 10-10EZ  
Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders (182KB)
Radiation  
Real Warriors. Real Battles. Real Strength  
Rehabilitation Counseling Services (RCS)
Combat Call Center
877-927-8387
SAMSHA  
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Center  

Special Environmental Health Registry Evaluation Programs for Veterans

 
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 1-877-222-8387
VA Health Benefits Reference  
Veterans Crisis Line

1-800-273-8255; Press 1,
Text to 838255 

Women Veterans Health Care  
Vet Centers
   Alexandria 1-703-360-8633
   Norfolk 1-757-623-7584
   Richmond 1-804-353-8958
   Roanoke 1-540-342-9726
VA Medical Centers
   Salem VAMC 1-888-982-2463
   McGuire VAMC (Richmond) 1-800-784-8381
   Hampton VAMC 1-866-544-9961
Community-Based Outpatient Clinics/Outpatient Clinics
   Alexandria 1-703-313-0694
   Danville 1-434-710-4210
   Davenport 1-276-859-0859
   Ewing 1-276-445-4826
   Fredericksburg 1-540-370-4468
   Harrisonburg 1-540-442-1773
   Hillsville 1-276-779-4220
   Norton 1-276-679-5880
   Stephens City 1-540-869-0600
   St. Paul 1-276-762-0770
   Tazewell 1-276-988-2526
   Virginia Beach 1-757-726-6070
U.S. Public Health Service 1-800-638-8744
VeteransEyeCare.com  

 

Housing
Barrier Free Homes  
Granting Freedom 1-877-843-2123
Guide to federal homeless assistance programs  
Harvest Homes4Heroes  
Homeless Veterans  
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program  
Mortgage information for Veterans  
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans 1-800-VET-HELP
Reducing Veteran Homelessness in Virginia
(June 2010)
 
Virginia Supportive Housing  

 

Insurance
CHAMPUS (TRICARE Standard) Claims 1-800-403-3950
CHAMPVA Health Center 1-800-733-8387
DEERS Verification 1-800-538-9552
Dental Program (Retiree) Delta Dental 1-877-363-6337
TRICARE 1-866-534-5243
TRICARE Assistance Program  
TRICARE (HUMANA) Care Finder Assistance  
TRICARE (HUMANA) General Information 1-800-600-9332
TRICARE (HUMANA) Health Care Info 1-800-600-9332
TRICARE Claims Service 1-800-600-9332
TRICARE Headquarters  
TRICARE Information Services  
TRICARE Mental Health and Behavior  
TRICARE North Region  
VA Life Insurance 1-800-669-8477
VA National Service Life Insurance (NSLI) 1-800-669-8477
Veterans Group Life Insurance  

 

Legal Assistance
American Legion Auxiliary Gateway to Services  
Community Tax Law Project  
Stateside Legal  
The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program  
Virginia Legal Aid  

 

Legislative Contacts
House Committee on Veterans Affairs 1-202-225-9756
National Personnel Records Center 1-866-272-6272
THOMAS Legislative Information on the net  
U.S. Government website 1-800-333-4636
Virginia Legislation on the net  

 

Military occupational specialities
Army MOS  
Army Officer MOS
 
Airforce Enlisted MOS  
Airforce Officer MOS
 
Marine Enlisted MOS
 
Marine Officer MOS
 
Navy Enlisted MOS
 
Navy Officer MOS
 
Coast Guard Enlisted MOS  

 

Military Resources
Air Force  
Air Force Retired Affairs 1-800-531-7502
America Supports You  
Arlington National Cemetery 1-703-695-3250
1-703-695-3255
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1-800-332-3527
Army  
Army Retired Affairs  
Coast Guard Retired Affairs 1-800-772-8724
Defense Financing and Accounting Service  
Department of Defense  
Marines  
Military Home Front 1-800-342-9647
Military One Source 1-800-342-9647
My Army Benefits 1-888-721-2769
Navy  
Yellow Ribbon Program  

 

Museums, Memorials, and Tributes
Eagles Watch Foundation  
It Took a War  
The Vietnam Generation  
The Virtual Wall, Vietnam Veterans Memorial  
Veteran Tributes  
Vietnam War Foundation and Museum (6MB)  
Virginia War Memorial  

 

Rehabilitation
Old Dominion READY  
Sentinels of Freedom  
VetSuccess 1-925-242-8921
Vocational Rehabilitation  
Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center  
WorkSupport.com Training   

 

Resources for Clinicians

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury--Scribd alerts

 
Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines  
Healthcare Providers Resource Guide (2MB)  
Health Services Research and Development Service  
Meeting the Needs of Returning Veterans 1-816-235-6888

 

Social Security
General Information  
Military Service information for retirement  
Special benefit for certain World War II Veterans  
Wounded Warriors  

 

Spiritual
Military Ministry  

 

Transition Assistance
afterdeployment.org  
Coaching, Empowering, Connecting  
Coming Home Project  
Community of Veterans  
Rehabilitation Counseling Services (RCS)
Combat Call Center
877-927-8387
Returning OEF/OIF Service Members  
Transition Assistance Online  
TurboTap  
Veterans and Families Coming Home  
Vet-Trans  
Warrior Gateway  

 

Transportation
Air Compassion for Veterans  

 

Veterans Benefits
Virginia Department of Veterans Services 1-804-786-0286
1-804-786-0286
1-804-225-2721
1-804-371-8000
1-540-982-2860
1-804-561-1475
1-757-255-7217
1-877-285-1299
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 1-800-827-1000
Center for Minority Veterans  
Center for Women Veterans 1-800-729-7327
Compensation Rate Tables  
Disability Examination Worksheets Index  
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations  
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents (871KB)
Forms and Records Request  
Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses  
Hearings (52.5KB)
Index of Disability Examination Worksheets 1-800-342-9647
M21-1 Adjudication Procedures  
Mental Disorders Schedule of Ratings (32.5KB)
Mental Health Program Guidelines  
Military Funeral Honors  
Missing in America Project  
Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders,
Schedule of Ratings
(85KB)
Peacetime Disability Compensation  
Social Security Benefits for Wounded Warriors  
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims 1-202-501-5970
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Roanoke Regional Office 1-800-827-1000
VA Board of Veterans Appeals 1-800-697-6947
VA Service Department Burial Benefits  
Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission 1-800-827-1000
Wounded Warrior Resource Center 1-804-786-0286

 

Veteran Entrepreneurship
Better Business Bureau Military Line  
Business1Stop  
Center for Veterans Enterprise Web Portal  
Crater Procurement Assistance Center (South/Central/Tidewater)  
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities 1-800-342-9647
Entrepreneurship for Veterans with Disabilities (314KB)
Existing Business Resource Guide
Growing your sales
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Department of Defense)
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Northern Virginia)
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Southwest Virginia)
The Veterans Corporation  
USA Vet Biz  
VetBiz Resource Center  
Veterans Doing Business in the Commonwealth  
Virginia Department of Business Assistance  
Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprise (SWaM Certification)  
Virginia Small Business Development Centers  
Wounded Warrior Veterans Directory  

 

Veteran Service Organizations and Other Support Groups
CommunityofVeterans.org  
Directory of Veterans Service Organizations  
Historic Triangle Honor Flight  
IAVA - Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America 1-212-982-9699
MyVetwork.com  
National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA)
Paralyzed Veterans of America 1-800-555-9140
Patriot Guard Rider  
The Virtual Wall 1-202-393-0090
USO  
Vets4Vets