Crisis

 

  1. NVF Lifeline for Vets – 1-888-777-4443
    VA Suicide Hotline – 1-800-273-8255
    National Suicide Hotline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    Stop Soldier Suicide – 1.800.273.8255 #1

     

    General

    State Veterans Service Offices (housing,
    employment, education, VA benefits)
    VA E-benefits

    Apply

    Disability
    Compensation
    Add or Remove Dependent
    VA Health Care
    Education Benefits
    Pension Benefits
    Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

    Manage Benefits

    Compensation
    Claim Status
    Personal Contact and Direct Deposit
    VA Payment History
    VA Letters
    Certificate of Eligibility for Home Loan
    Supporting Document Upload for Claims

    Manage Health

    VA Medical
    Records
    VA Prescription Refills
    VA Medical Appointment Scheduling
    Hearing Aid Batteries and Prosthetic Socks
    VA Medical Provider Messaging
    DoD TRICARE® Health Insurance

    VA National Resource Directory

    Veteran
    Navigator Facebook
    (Los Angeles)

    Housing and Homelessness

    VASH Program
    – The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines
    Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case
    management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs
    (VA).  VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical
    centers (VAMCs) and community-based outreach clinics.

    SSVF – Under the SSVF
    program, VA awards grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer
    cooperatives who can provide supportive services to very low-income Veteran
    families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. Grantees provide
    eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in
    obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include: 

    Homeless Veteran Stand Downs
    – Stand Downs are typically one- to three-day events providing supplies and
    services such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings and VA Social
    Security benefits counseling to homeless Veterans. Veterans can also receive
    referrals to other assistance such as health care, housing solutions,
    employment, substance use treatment and mental health counseling. Stand
    Downs are collaborative events, coordinated between local VA Medical
    Centers, other government agencies and community-based homeless service
    providers.

    PATH
    (California) – PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) provides the support homeless
    veterans need to successfully transition from living on the street to thriving
    in homes of their own. High quality supportive services are critical to
    ensuring the people we serve are able to not only move into permanent homes,
    but stay in those homes long-term.

    National Coalition for Homeless Veterans – The
    National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) is the 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.

    Employment

    VA Vocational Rehabilitation and
    Employment Home
    – Veterans may receive vocational
    rehabilitation and employment services to help with job training, employment,
    resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be
    provided to assist Veterans in starting their own businesses or independent
    living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in
    traditional employment.

    VA Employment
    Programs for Homeless Veterans
    – VA’s Compensated Work Therapy (CWT)
    Program is a national vocational program comprised of three unique programs
    which assist homeless Veterans in returning to competitive employment:
    Sheltered Workshop, Transitional Work, and Supported Employment. Veterans in
    CWT are paid at least the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher.

    American Job Centers
    America’s
    Service Locator connects individuals to employment and
    training opportunities available at local American Job Centers. The website
    provides contact information for a range of local work-related services,
    including unemployment benefits, career development, and educational opportunities.

    National Veterans Foundation Job Board – A
    listing of jobs across the country at companies interesting in hiring veterans

    Work for Warriors (Guard and Reserve)
    Job Postings & Unit Vacancies. The California Military Department is a
    diverse, community-based organization comprised of four pillars: the California
    Army National Guard, the California Air National Guard, the California State
    Military Reserve and the California Youth and Community Programs.

    Small Business
    (SBA Veteran & Disabled Veterans)
    – If you are a veteran or
    service-disabled veteran, SBA has resources to help you start and grow your
    small business.

    Health

    Find A VA
    Hospital or Clinic

    Los Angeles
    County Department of Mental Health – Valor Program
    –  The program provides specialty services to our
    Veterans through the Veterans and Loved Ones Recovery (VALOR) program.

    VA Care Providers Program – For Caregivers
    of Veterans. “VA values your commitment as a partner in our pledge to care
    for those who have “borne the battle,” and we have several support and service
    options designed with you in mind. The programs are available both in and out
    of your home to help you care for the Veteran you love and for yourself.”

    Addiction

    SAMHSA – The
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the
    agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads
    public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s
    mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on
    America’s communities. SAMHSA leads efforts to ensure that American service men
    and women and their families can access behavioral health treatment and
    services.  For Addiction Support 24/7 Call SAMHSA: 800-662-4357
    (HELP).

    AddictionResource – Veterans and Substance
    Abuse: The Many Sides of the Problem – Addiction Resource was founded in
    2014 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help
    patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. Their goal is
    to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may
    stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life.

    Social Support

    The Mission Continues“The Mission
    Continues empowers veterans facing the challenge of adjusting to life at home
    to find new missions. We redeploy veterans in their communities, so that their
    shared legacy will be one of action and service. Through the Mission Continues,
    veterans serve their country in new ways by engaging in our innovative and action-oriented
    programs. The first, The Mission Continues’ Fellowship, harnesses veterans’
    strengths, skills, and their compassion and empowers them to volunteer with
    non-profit organizations in their community on a daily basis. The second, The
    Mission Continues’ Service Platoons, brings teams of veterans who are working
    together with partners at the local level to build stronger communities and
    tackle pressing issues.”

    Team Red, White, and Blue“Team RWB’s
    mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to
    their community through physical and social activity.”

    Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
    “Founded in 2004 by an Iraq veteran at a time when there were little to no
    resources available for post-9/11 vets, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of
    America (IAVA) has quickly become the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan
    organization representing new veterans and their families. Now, with nearly
    300,000 veterans and civilian supporters nationwide, IAVA is the only 21st
    Century veterans’ service organization (VSO) dedicated to standing with the 2.8
    million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan from their first day home through the
    rest of their lives.”

    Team Rubicon“Team Rubicon unites the
    skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly
    deploy emergency response teams.”

    Student Veterans of America – Mission:
    “To provide military veterans with the resources, support, and
    advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.”

    American Legions“Focusing on service to
    veterans, servicemembers and communities, The
    American Legion currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts
    worldwide.”

    VFW – Veterans of Foreign Wars USA – Mission: “To
    foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve
    our veterans, the military, and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all
    veterans.”

    Feed Our Vets – Since 2008, Feed Our Vets
    has provided free food assistance to more than 20,000 Veterans and their family
    members, distributing 445,000 lbs. of food. Feed Our Vets mission is to help
    Veterans in the United States, their spouses and children, whose circumstances
    have left them on the battlefield of hunger,

    XSportf4Vets – “We
    are a group of current conflict veterans that strive to help other combat
    veterans succeed. We utilize as many extreme sports as we can to take the edge
    out of civilian life. Riverboarding, rock climbing,
    mountain biking, sky diving, rafting and many other activities are our
    expertise! Some of us have wounds left over from combat, others can’t be seen –
    but we all benefit from getting out and meeting people that have been in our
    shoes.”

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    Service Dogs
     – Mission: “to empower positive change for
    veterans with invisible disabilities such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) through the use of expertly-trained
    service dogs.”

    Veterans Moving Forward
    They provide service dogs to veterans with physical and behavioral health
    concerns.

    Veterans Legal Institute –  “Veterans
    Legal Institute (VLI) seeks to provide pro bono legal assistance to homeless
    and low income current and former service members so as to eradicate barriers
    to housing, education, employment and healthcare and foster self-sufficiency.”

    National Veterans Legal Services Program
    (NVLSP) –  “The NVLSP is a nonprofit organization that has worked since
    1980 to ensure that the government delivers to our nation’s 25 million veterans
    and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled because of
    disabilities resulting from their military service to our country.”

    Transportation

    Recycled Rides™ – a military/veteran support program
    designed to help ease the transportation burden for current military and
    veterans.  They provide refurbished vehicles to deserving recipients.
    Their technicians restore these vehicles to proper driving condition.

     

  2. Health care services – Daily living services – Personal financial planning services  Transportation services  Fiduciary and payee services  Legal services – Child care services – Housing counseling services. In addition, grantees may also provide time-limited payments to
    third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and
    licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in
    or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.   List of SSVF
    Providers by State (Excel Doc)

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