THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS SERVICES (VDVS) IS OPEN FOR VIRTUAL AND LIMITED IN-PERSON SERVICES. APPOINTMENT REQUESTS CAN BE MADE ONLINE THROUGH THE RED “APPOINTMENT REQUEST” BUTTON AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE, OR BY CALLING OR E-MAILING YOUR LOCAL VDVS OFFICE. All WALK-IN HOURS ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AT THIS TIME DUE TO SAFETY PROTOCOLS IN PLACE AS A RESULT OF COVID-19.
If you’re a Veteran in crisis or you’re concerned about one, responders at the Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) offer help that can make a difference. Caring, qualified VA responders are standing by to provide free and confidential support — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year — even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. Responders will work with you to get through any personal crisis. Get the support you’ve earned! You can also text for support to 838255.
National Help Line
- Help exists. Someone is here to listen when you need it. All calls are free and confidential.
- 1-800-273-TALK (273-8255)
USMC 24 Hour Call Center
- 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
National Domestic Violence Hotline
- 1-800-799-SAFE (799-7233)
For (non-emergent) help to find local resources for military and veteran families, including VA services, please contact the Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program for assistance and support
How can YOU help prevent suicide among Military Service Members, Veterans, and their Families?
Just #BeThere. For ideas on how simple acts of kindness can help someone feel less alone, please visit the #BeThere campaign page here: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/BeThere.aspx
The site can help you find ways to give back and link persons in need to resources.
Your actions could help save a life!
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has founded a National Call Center for Homeless Veterans hotline to ensure that homeless Veterans or Veterans at-risk for homelessness have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. The hotline is intended to assist homeless Veterans and their families, VA Medical Centers, federal, state and local partners, community agencies, service providers and others in the community. To be connected with a trained VA staff member call:
- 1-877-4AID-VET (424-3838)
2-1-1 Virginia – Resource Directory
An easy to remember phone number connecting people with information on available community services. When you dial 2-1-1, a trained professional listens to your situation and suggests sources of help using one of the largest databases of health and human services in Virginia. All referrals are confidential. You can search for these same services on this 2-1-1 VIRGINIA Web site.
Caregiver Support Line
For the caregiver; licensed clinical social workers available to answer your questions, listen to your concerns and directly link you to the Caregiver Support Coordinator at your local VA Medical Center.
By the end of 2011, there will be 300 Vet Centers across the US and surrounding territories (US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, and American Samoa). Click here to find one near you or to speak confidentially with a Vet Center Counselor at any time around the clock call:
- 1-877-WAR-VETS (927-8387)
To connect home owners at risk of foreclosure
VA Home Loan Foreclosure Prevention/Assistance
- 1-877-827-3702 (press 1)