Veterans Affairs Resources

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January 14, 2009 at 9:48 am  •  Posted in Resources, Veterans Affairs by  •  0 Comments

Community of Veterans
Social Networking Site for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
http://communityofveterans.org/

Give an Hour
Give an Hour is a nonprofit organization providing free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.   Click here to see a video presentation about Given an Hour and veterans discussing their issues.
www.giveanhour.org

Housing and Urban Development Veteran Resource Center
The HUD Veteran Resource Center (HUDVET) was created for veterans  as a result of a unique partnership between National Veteran Service Organizations and HUD. This directory is designed to increase your knowledge of and participation in the wide variety of HUD homeless assistance programs and services for veterans and other individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/about/hudvet/

Mental Health Self-Assessment Program (MHAP)
The Mental Health Self-Assessment Program (MHAP) is a voluntary, anonymous mental health and alcohol service members affected by deployment or mobiliation.
www.militarymentalhealth.org/chooselang.asp

Military.com
Military.com was started in 1999 to revolutionize the way the 30 million Americans with military affinity stay connected and informed. Today, we’re the largest military and veteran membership organization — 10 million members strong. Military.com’s free membership connects servicemembers, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more.
www.military.com

National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD)
The National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) aims to advance the clinical care and social welfare of U.S. Veterans through research, education and training on PTSD and stress-related disorders.
http://www.ncptsd.va.gov/ncmain/index.jsp

National Social Worker Finder
A free service provided by the National Association of Social Workers allowing individuals to find a social worker in their area.
http://www.helppro.com/nasw/Default.aspx

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area. With more than 130 crisis centers across the country, our mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services. Call for yourself, or someone you care about. Your call is free and confidential.
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAHMSA) Veterans Resources
SAHMSA provides resources for returning veterans and their familiew.
http://www.samhsa.gov/Vets/

United Service Organizations, Inc.  (USO)
The USO’s  our mission is to make sure that our courageous men and women in uniform – who risk their lives every day for us – know they have not been forgotten.
www.uso.org

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