Military / Veterans Helpline
Provides support for servicewomen or women veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma and their families. Leave message and call will be returned.
Provides comprehensive information on available programs and services for veterans including pensions, vocational rehab, survivor's benefits, presidential memorial certificates, education programs and home loan programs for dependents. Special programs for disabled, homeless, minority and women veterans.
Voice: 1-800-827-1000 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-4pm EST)
Membership organization open to all veterans and their supporters. Educates public about post-traumatic stress disorder, veteran health issues, Agent Orange and POW/MIA issues. Maintains a Find-a-Vet locator service, publishes newsletter, works with homeless veterans and incarcerated vets.
Voice: 1-800-843-8626 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-4pm EST)
Refers Gulf war veterans and veterans affected by Agent Orange with medical problems to local Gulf war and Agent Orange coordinators at local VA medical centers. Other special issues addressed.
Voice: 1-800-749-8387 (7am-7pm CST)
Provides support for service members who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered. Leave message and call will be returned.
1-800-273-8255 (when connected, press 1; 24 hr.) Suicide prevention help for veterans with emotional crisis. Staffed by mental health professionals working with local VA mental health providers to help callers.
Voice: 1-800-273-8255 (when connected, press 1; 24 hr.)
Information, referral and advocacy for disabled and paralyzed vets.
Voice: 1-800-424-8200 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)
Provides free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the department of Veteran Affairs and other agencies of the government. Guidelines for developing chapters.
Voice: 1-877-426-2838 (8:30am-4:30pm EST)
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Voice: 1-800-984-8523 (24hr.)
Provides assistance and referrals for returning disabled service members, recently medically retired service members and spouses of disabled service members. Supports veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as all disabled veterans of other conflicts, campaigns or wars and disabled children.
Voice: 1-800-378-4559 ext. 2
1-877-424-3838 (24 hr.) Trained VA counselors assist homeless veterans or at-risk for homelessness veterans and their families with information about local VA homeless programs and mental health services available. All calls are free and confidential. Online chat on
Voice: 1-877-424-3838 (24 hr.)
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