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American Legion

The nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsoring programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

https://www.legion.org

Arch National Respite Network and Resource Center

A service that helps people locate respite services near them.

https://www.archrespite.org

 

Blue Star Families

Committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors. Includes a program that allows caregivers to connect with other caregivers and resources in their community.

https://www.bluestarfam.org/for-mil-families/wellness

 

Caregivers on the Homefront

Provides caregivers of veterans and first responders with hopefulness, a sense of togetherness and a firm foundation of resiliency through education, support groups, advocacy and retreats.

https://www.caregivers-homefront.org

 

Code of Support Foundation

Provides one-on-one assistance to service members, veterans and their families with complex needs.

571-418-6339

https://www.codeofsupport.org

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC), part of the U.S. Military Health System, is committed  to providing resources on traumatic brain injury (TBI) to help service members, veterans, family members and health care provider

800-870-9244

https://dvbic.dcoe.mil/resources

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

A nonprofit charity that provides benefits assistance and claims help, along with other programs to assist veterans, their families and caregivers.

https://www.dav.org

 

Fisher House

An organization that builds comfort homes at military and VA medical centers around the world, and where military and veteran families can stay free of charge while a loved one is in the hospital.

https://www.fisherhouse.org  

Give an Hour

Since 2005 Give and Hour has focused on providing free mental health care to active duty, National Guard and Reserve service members, veterans, and their families. Give an Hour provides care and support for those who otherwise might not receive it by harnessing the skill, expertise and generosity of volunteer mental health professionals across the country.

https://giveanhour.org/

Hampton-Newport News Criminal Justice Agency

The Hampton-Newport News Criminal Justice Agency promotes public safety by providing community-based pretrial and post-conviction programs.

https://hampton.gov/228/Criminal-Justice-Agency

 

Hearts of Valor

A network of people caring for wounded, ill or injured service members that was created and is maintained by Operation Homefront.

https://www.heartsofvalor.org

 

Hidden Heroes 

This premier destination for military caregivers includes personal stories from caregivers, a vetted directory of resources, a private Facebook community and calls to action for communities and individuals to get involved.

https://www.hiddenheroes.org

 

Home Base 

Their goal is to heal the “invisible wounds”—post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, depression— for veterans, service members and their families, regardless of financial or discharge status.

617-724-5202

https://www.homebase.org

 

Hope for the Warriors

Provides support services to military and veteran caregivers of post-9/11 service members or veterans that have been physically or psychologically wounded.

https://www.hopeforthewarriors.org

Military and Veteran Caregiver Network (MVCN) 

MVCN offers peer support and services to connect those providing care to service members and veterans who are living with wounds, illnesses and/or injuries.

https://www.milvetcaregivernetwork.org

 

My VA311

Provides access to information about VA services such as disability, pension, health care eligibility and burial benefits, in addition to a self-service locator to find the nearest VA facility.

1-844-MyVA311

 

National Alliance for Caregiving

This organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life for caregivers and those they care for through research, innovation and advocacy.

https://www.caregiving.org

 

National Association for Home Care & Hospice

Consumer information on how to select a home care provider or hospice

https://www.nahc.org

 

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Free consumer information on hospice care and services that puts the public in direct contact with hospice programs.

800-646-6460

https://www.nhpco.org

 

Paralyzed Veterans of America

A veteran service organization that offers expertise on the special needs of veterans who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.

https://www.pva.org

 

Quality of Life Foundation

The foundation’s Wounded Veteran Family Care Program addresses the needs of families that provide daily substantial care for severely wounded, ill or injured veterans in their homes.

855-765-7650

https://www.woundedveteranfamilycare.org

 

Semper Fi Fund

Provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 combat-wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families during recovery and the transition back to their communities.

https://www.semperfifund.org

 

Veterans Crisis Line

If you’re concerned about a Veteran in Crisis, there are caring, qualified VA responders standing by to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Military & Veterans Crisis Line
800-273-8255, press 1

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

 

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative

The Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative (WMAI) is rooted in the Workhouse Arts Center’s desire to address the needs and to improve the lives of military service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers through the arts.

http://www.workhousearts.org/wmai/

Wounded Warrior Project

A charity and veteran service organization that offers a variety of programs, services, and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following Sept. 11, 2001.

888-997-2586

https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org

 

Yellow Ribbon Fund

Provides practical support for wounded, ill and injured service members and their caregivers, including housing and transportation, to keep families together during the critical recuperation phase.

https://www.yellowribbonfund.org