When veterans return home from war, their lives are forever changed. These organizations and government agencies can help you or someone you know find the care and support you need.
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
This government agency provides veterans and their dependents with a wide range of services, including benefit information, home loans, life insurance, post-traumatic stress disorder facts and burial assistance.
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans: 1-877-424-3838
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (Veterans Press "1")
National Veterans Chat Line: www.SuicidePreventionLifeline.org
U.S. VETS: United States Veterans Initiative
U.S. VETS offers many programs and services to veterans, including transitional and affordable housing, job training, career centers, mental health services and counseling. The organization's Advance Women's Program is designed to help women veterans with military sexual trauma, health issues and psychological barriers.
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Help a veteran get the treatment she needs to start rebuilding her life. Walter Reed provides care to past, present and future soldiers who need care.
The Army Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline: 1-800-984-8523
Grace After Fire
Dedicated to female veterans, Grace After Fire is a place to connect with other women service members and their families. Also, veterans can submit questions to fellow veterans.
Wounded Warrior Project
In this organization, injured service members get together to support each other and raise awareness about public aid. Wounded soldiers can get benefits counseling, peer mentoring and more. The Wounded Warrior Project also offers programs and services for veterans' loved ones.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
This organization is the nation's first—and largest—group dedicated to the veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and their supporters. IAVA teaches veterans how to play a role in the community, connect with others, organize fundraisers and stay informed on issues that are affecting veterans.
American Women Veterans Foundation
Dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of servicewomen, veterans and their families, American Women Veterans is a good resource for veterans looking for retreats, conferences and outreach campaigns that empower members and their communities. Female servicemembers are also encouraged to continue helping out in their communities and the nation through philanthropy.