Veteran Resources

Virginia Department of Veteran Services

A resource for Virginia’s veterans and their families to federal and state benefits, support, quality care, and recognition they have earned. Includes resources on housing, care centers, employment, legal assistance, suicide prevention, women veterans, and family support.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is committed to informing enrolled Veterans about VA health benefits and services they have earned and deserve. 

Center for Women Veterans

A Veterans Affairs resource for information on mental health services, including support groups, counseling, treatment for trauma, and health screens, health care and veterans benefits, and employment for women veterans.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

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.

Real Warriors

The Real Warriors campaign links service members, veterans and their families with care and provides free, confidential resources including online articles, print materials, videos and podcasts. The campaign offers support for psychological health by encouraging the military community to reach out for help whether coping with the daily stresses of military life, or concerns like depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder

NAMI Homefront

Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions facilitated by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The program is taught by trained family members of service members/veterans with mental health conditions.

National Center for PTSD

The mission of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's Veterans and others who have experienced trauma, or who suffer from PTSD, through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders.

Charities for Veterans

Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center

A Powhatan based year-round therapeutic horseback riding center exclusively for veterans with special needs and disabilities. Focusing on Veterans in Central Virginia, the goal of this program is to improve the quality of life for the participants through activities that are positive to their cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being.

Gary Sinise Foundation

The Gary Sinise Foundation was established under the philanthropic direction of a forty-year advocate for our nation's defenders, actor Gary Sinise. With the creation of the Gary Sinise Foundation, his crusade now supports all those who sacrifice on our behalf: active duty, veterans, first responders, and their loved ones. Each program shows appreciation for America's heroes through entertainment, family support, and acts of gratitude.

Virginia Veterans Services Foundation

The Virginia Veterans Services Foundation provides supplemental funding for designated Veteran programs and services when state and federal funds are not available. 100% of all contributions made to the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation provide direct support to our veterans in crisis or in need of assistance. Each dollar raised stays right here in Virginia.

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