Military Resources

Resource list of Military Charities, Organizations and Government Contacts.

Disclaimer: For informational purposes only. We cannot guarantee the validity of any of these websites or services.


Programs to help military families during the holidays

Foxtrot & Pennies Blog
This post lists a variety of resource programs to help military families for the holidays.


Advocacy

American Legion
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

AMVets
Membership provides discounts on various services such as car rentals.

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center
AFHSC performs comprehensive medical surveillance and reporting of rates of diseases and injuries among DoD service members.

​Combat Wounded Coalition
The Combat Wounded Coalition’s mission is to optimize the potential of combat-wounded warriors by mitigating the effects of trauma, expanding personal capabilities, and inspiring our heroes to find individual, unique purpose to create the life they want. Mission objectives are achieved through programs and opportunities that improve confidence, provide networking and direction, and offer balance and tranquility.
We partner and provide connections to organizations which offer excellent resources, programs and proven strategies for success. Another CWC mission is to provide clothing modifications and a unique line of apparel available only to Purple Heart recipients and families of the fallen. We also honor families of the fallen with opportunities to participate in events with our heroes.

Disabled American Veterans
PO Box 14301
Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301
Phone: 1-877-426-2838
Made up exclusively of men and women disabled in our nation’s defense, the Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to one, single purpose — building better lives for the nation’s disabled veterans and their families.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
IAVA is the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. We don’t just support veterans, we empower them!

Korean War Veterans Association

Military Spouse Career Center

The Military Veteran Project
The Military Veteran Project is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury to assist with suicide prevention for PRE & POST 9/11 Veterans
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Paralyzed Veterans of America
PVA National Headquarters 801 Eighteenth Street NW Washington, DC 20006-3517
Phone: 1-800-424-8200
Emails: info@pva.org
PVA: Veterans Benefits Department
Voice: 1-800-424-8200 TTY: 1-800-795-4327
PVA: Veterans Issues

Veterans Disability Benefits Commission
Established by Congress in 2005, the Commission was charged with performing an in- depth analysis of VA benefits and services provided to veterans and their survivors for deaths and disabilities. See their report at: http://www.vetscommission.org/reports.asp

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Vietnam Veterans of America

Wounded Warrior Assistance Act of 2007
The Wounded Warrior Assistance Act is the first legislative action taken to address a host of problems encountered by outpatients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.


Caregivers

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury
Caregiving

Veteran CareGiver
Veteran CareGiver was developed squarely in response to expressed challenges by Wounded Warrior and Veteran families, and Veterans Affairs leadership.

Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010
​signed into law May 5, 2010. The law provides support services to family and other caregivers of veterans including: education sessions for improved caregiving, counseling and mental health services, respite care, healthcare and a stipend for caregivers living with severely wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.


Care Packages

Operation Gratitude
Sends care packages to the U.S. military deployed overseas


Credit Counseling

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling
As your financial advocate, NFCC member agencies provide financial reviews and education to millions of consumers each year. With office locations in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, NFCC members can provide you with comprehensive money management services based on your individual needs.

Military Support Financial Resource Center
Support for military families, veterans, and dependents: Financial education and helpful resources,


Employment

Hire Heroes USA
Transforming Military Service into Civilian Success

America’s Heroes At Work
Supporting the Employment Success of Returning Service Members with TBI & PTSD

Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment & Training Service

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Jobs
For applying to work for the Department of Veterans Affairs

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Vet Success
1-800-827-1000
The purpose of this web site is to present information about the services that the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program provides to veterans with service-connected disabilities.

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program

Hire America’s Heroes
PO Box 407
Redmond, WA 98073-0407
Phone: 425-702-9000
Email: info@hireamericasheroes.org
Seeks to connect corporate America with the rich skills and abilities of military veterans. Our purpose is to promote best practices and success strategies by which America’s military service members, upon their exit from active duty, are welcomed into America’s corporate workforce.

Military Spouse Career Center

Military.com’s Veteran Careers

Paralyzed Veterans of America
Vocational Employment Counseling Center for veterans with spinal-cord injuries. For more information, call the PVA Veterans Benefits Department at 800-424-8200. PVA also has an employment page.

Return to Work
Phone: 877-212-3310
Provides voc rehab and employment services for Americans with disabilities.

S.A.V.E. Farm
To provide a training farm with an adjacent clinic, assist soldiers and veterans to transition, to find purpose and meaning in life and enable them to learn valuable vocational skills to meet the demand for agricultural ownership, employment, or other advanced schooling.Facilitate healing for those in need and place those trained on working farms.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management
1900 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20415
Phone: 202-606-1800
TTY: 202-606-2582

Feds Hire Vets

Vet Biz
Vet Biz is a Veteran Resource Information web site designed to assist veteran entrepreneurs who want to start and expand their businesses in the Federal and private marketplace.

Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA)
VAMBOA is your non-profit veteran business trade association that promotes and assists Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners.

Veteran Employment
A partnership with Monster.com

Veterans Farm
Our mission is to help veterans reintegrate back into society through the use of our Beginning Farmer fellowship program. While working together in a relaxed, open environment veterans will work as a team to develop solutions that will enable them to overcome physical and mental barriers.. Through our training fellowship program veterans will learn the skills and gain the education they need to start their own local farm or to work for larger farming organizations.

Vet Jobs


Family Support

A Soldiers Child
Our mission is to serve the children of fallen active duty military personnel who have given their lives while defending the United States of America. Non-profit 501 (c) (3) ID # 26-3032468

American Widow Project
Serving our Nation’s Widows

Army Reserve Family Programs

Blue Star Mothers
The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-political, non-sectarian organization. We do not support any political candidate nor do we endorse any religious organization. The military represents all aspects of America as does our organization. Links to our website do not represent an endorsement. We are a 501(c)3 Organization

Corporal Nich Dieruf Memorial Fund
Phone: 1.859.489.9876
Email: info@corporalnich.org
Helps military service members and their families across the United States by providing financial assistance and/or resources to those families in distress.

Dept of Veterans Affairs: Polytrauma System of Care: Family Support

Fallen Patriot Fund
Part of the Mark Cuban Foundation, it was established to help families of U.S. soldiers killed or severely wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Fisher House
1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 1-888-294-8560
Email: info@fisherhouse.org
Donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times – during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. Includes a house in Landstuhl, Germany.

Give An Hour
Give an Hour™ is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), founded in September 2005 by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, a psychologist in the Washington, D.C., area. The organization’s mission is to harness the expertise and generosity of volunteer mental health professionals capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society. Currently, GAH is dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of the troops and families affected by the post-9/11 conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. We provide counseling to individuals, couples and families, and children and adolescents. ​

Haley House
P.O.Box 701
Brandon, FL 33509-0701
This program enables family of wounded vets to stay near their loved ones while they are rehabilitating from spinal cord injuries, brain injuries or blast injuries. Financial need must be shown.

Military Family Network

Military Spouse Career Center

National Military Family Association
2500 North Van Dorn Street Suite 102 Alexandria, VA 22302-1601
Phone: 1-800-260-0218
Email: families@nmfa.org
Provides resources for deployed servicemen and their families such as educational grants for military spouses.

Special Operations Warrior Foundation
P.O. Box 13483
Tampa, FL 33681
Phone: 813-805-9400
Steven L. McLeary, Major, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) Executive Director
A non-profit organization devoted to providing a college education to every child who has lost a parent while serving in Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps Special Operations during an operational or training mission.

STOMP (Specialized Training of Military Parents)
6316 South 12th Street
Tacoma, WA 98465
Phone/TTY: 1-800-5-PARENT
E-mail: stomp@washingtonpave.com
Provides information and resources to military parents who have a child with special needs.

Snowball Express
Serving the children of our fallen military heroes.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
A resource for those grieving the death of a loved one who served in the military.

Veterans’ Families United Foundation
Supports families with military relatives who are recovering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

VFW National Home for Children
The VFW National Home for Children serves as a living memorial to America’s veterans by helping our nation’s military and veteran families during difficult times.


Financial Assistance, Grants & Scholarships

Fallen Patriot Fund
Phone: 214-658-7125
Was established to help families of U.S. military personnel who were killed or seriously injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Folds of Honor
HONORING THEIR SACRIFICE, EDUCATING THEIR LEGACY.
Of the one million-plus dependents adversely affected by deployments,
nearly nine out of 10 do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance.
Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has carried forth this singular, noble
mission. To close the gap, providing educational support to spouses and
children of America’s fallen and wounded soldiers.

NTAF’s Spinal Cord Injury Program
1-800-642-8399
National Transplant Assistance Fund works with the families and friends of spinal cord injured people to help them fundraise for future medical expenses. Funds raised are sent to NTAF and held for that SCI patient. Bills are then paid directly to vendors for things like adapted vans, home modifications, home care and medical bills. The person with SCI must have a social network that is willing to do the fundraising for them.

Operation Family Fund
Phone: 760-793-0053
Gives grants to families of injured or killed veterans of the Global War on Terrorism.

Operation Homefront
8930 Fourwinds Drive, Suite 340
San Antonio, Texas 78239
Phone: 210-659-7756
provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.

Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
Phone: 760-725-3680
Provides financial assistance and quality of life solutions to marines and sailors injured in combat, training, or with life threatening illness. Can help with associate expenses including purchasing of special equipment, adaptive vans or vehicles, and handicap home purchases and modification.

Soldiers’ Angels
Phone: 615-676-0239
Provides financial assistance to OEF OIF service members and veterans for financial assistance to pay mortgages and utilities.

The Independence Fund
Phone: 434-409-0506
The Independence Fund was founded in August 2007 with a mission statement of providing our veterans injured in the Global War on Terror with the tools, therapies, and guidance that they otherwise may not be receiving.

USA Cares
P.O. Box 759
Radcliff, KY 40159
Phone: 1-800-773-0387
Email: info@usacares.us
USA Cares exists to help bear the burdens of service by providing post-9/11 military families with financial and advocacy support in their time of need.


Government Resources

Dept of Veterans Affairs –My HealtheVet

Dept. of Veterans Affairs– Benefits Administration

(English and Tagalog)
(Spanish)
Dept. of Veterans Affairs—Benefits Fact Sheets in English, Spanish and Tagalog

Dept of Veterans Affairs: Polytrauma System of Care
Polytrauma care is for Veterans and returning Service members with injuries to more than one physical region or organ system, one of which may be life threatening, and which results in physical, cognitive, psychological, or psychosocial impairments and functional disability.
See FAQs and locations of Polytrauma Centers.

Dept of Veterans Affairs: VA and Spinal Cord Injury Fact Sheet

Dept of Veterans Affairs: VA Facilities Locator
Locate one of the 1,600 VA centers and facilities in the U.S.

Dept of Veterans Affairs: Federal Recovery Coordinator Program
The program is designed to cut across bureaucratic lines and reach into the private sector as necessary to identify services needed for seriously wounded and ill service members, veterans and their families.

Dept of Veterans Affairs: VA Nursing Academy
To provide compassionate, highly-trained nurses to serve the health care needs of the nation’s veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is establishing new partnerships with seven of the country’s finest nursing schools. The partnerships will bring to 10 the number of collaborations between the Department and nursing schools under the VA Nursing Academy.

Dept of Veterans Affairs: Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF)
web site for returning Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF)

Dept of Veterans Affairs: GI Bill
President Bush has signed into law the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.

Department of Veterans Affairs: Cooperative Studies Program Clinical Trials
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20420
Phone: 202-254-0192
Email: CSP@va.gov

Department of Veterans Affairs: National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
Call 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838)

Dept. of Defense: Community Relations program “America Supports You”
A nationwide program developed by the Department of Defense to show civilian support of America’s Armed Forces.

Military One Source
Army/Marine Corps/Navy/Air Force
Education, relocation, parenting, stress – you name it – Military OneSource is here to help you with just about any need. Available by phone or online, our free service is provided by the Department of Defense for active-duty, Guard, and Reserve service members and their families. Service is available 24/7/365
Stateside: CONUS: 1-800-342-9647
Overseas: *OCONUS Universal Free Phone: 800-3429-6477
Collect from Overseas: OCONUS Collect: 484-530-5908
En español llame al: 1-877-888-0727
TTY/TDD: 1-800-346-9188
Korea DSN: 550-ARMY (2769)
*Use applicable access code before dialing toll free number.
Severely Injured Joint Support Operation Center
(a program of MilitaryOneSource)
1-877-201-4463 or 1-800-342-9647 Assistance is available 24/7
For soldiers injured in Iraq & Afghanistan. Program will follow service member to get them find resources.

National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis
Phone: 314-801-0800
is the repository of millions of military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century.

National Resource Directory: An Online Partnership for Wounded, Ill and Injured Service Members, Veterans, Their Families and Those Who Support Them. The NRD was produced by a partnership between the Departments of Defense, Labor, and Veterans Affairs.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline funded by the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs
Call 1-800-273-8255, Veterans Press 1

TriCare –Health care for the Military
Phone: 1-888-647-6676
TriCare Dental Program
Phone: 1-800-866-8499
TriCare: Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program
5111 Leesburg Pike, Suite 810 Falls Church, VA 22041-3206 703-681-8813

US Army

Army Wounded Warrior Program

US Navy

Navy/Coast Guard Safe Harbor

US Marine Corps

Marine Wounded Warrior Regiment

US Air Force

Air Force Wounded Warrior

US Coast Guard

Navy/Coast Guard Safe Harbor

US Special Operations Command

US Special Operations Command’s Care Coalition

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury


Housing

Fisher House
1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 1-888-294-8560
Email: info@fisherhouse.org
Donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times – during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. Includes a house in Landstuhl, Germany.

Building Homes for Heroes
516-684-9220

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes: Homes for Wounded Heroes
Phone: 914-432-5400
Email: info@saluteheroes.org
This program assist veterans in adapting their homes for a disability that occurred serving in Iraq or Afghanistan at little or no cost for the veteran.

Dept of Veterans Affairs: Specially Adapted Housing Program
Grants for adapting houses for vets.

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Specially Adapted Housing for Veterans—Q&As
Phone: 1-800-827-1000

DV Farm
The DV Farm will be based at a privately owned homestead belonging to former homeless veteran, DV6. Operated by vets for vets, the DV Farm will provide practical rehab for homeless veterans via a combined program of housing & meals, animal care, a structured work schedule and the camaraderie of fellow vets working together to reintegrate back into civilian life.

Granting Freedom: Virginia’s Military Home Modification Grant Program
Phone: 877-VHDA-123
Virginia Housing Development Authority is making grants for home modifications available to Virginia servicemen and women injured while serving the country.

Heroes at Home
Rebuilding Together
1536 16th Street NW
Washington DC 20036
1-800-473-4229
A program Sears Holdings has created in partnership with Rebuilding Together in response to an urgent need to assist military families facing hardship. Rebuilding Together, the nation’s largest all volunteer home rehabilitation organization, is committed to bringing warmth, safety and accessibility to homeowners who do not have the financial or physical resources to complete home repairs and other necessary improvements.

Homes for Our Troops
37 Main Street
Taunton, MA 02780 Phone: 1-866-7-TROOPS
Their mission is to build specially adapted homes for our severely disabled soldiers and their families.

Military Warriors
​Military Warriors Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, founded by LTG. Leroy Sisco, (Ret), in 2007. Our Mission is to provide support for our nation’s combat wounded heroes and Gold Star Families as they transition out of the military and into their new civilian life. This is a very fragile time for these heroes, and their families, and it is our goal to provide programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition. Our programs include home donation, academic and employment assistance, as well as recreational activities.

Paralyzed Veterans of America—Home Modification Help
1-800-424-8200
Please note that PVA helps disabled veterans with funding for housing modifications. You must call them before doing any modifications. They pick the contractor and pay the contractor directly. They will not reimburse you if you choose your own contractor and then try to submit a bill to them.

VFW National Home for Children
The VFW National Home for Children serves as a living memorial to America’s veterans by helping our nation’s military and veteran families during difficult times.


​Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Battle In Distress
Battle In Distress shall work to be the missing link that connects Veterans and currently serving members of the United States Armed Forces who are in or at risk for being in mental, emotional, financial, or psychological distress to the individuals, organizations, government entities, or other entities that provide services or assistance that can ameliorate the underlying problems that lead them to a state of distress. Battle In Distress will serve as a vehicle for bringing about a national, cultural and societal change in the manner in which the matters of Stress, Resilience, Connection, PTSD, Suicide and other related issues affecting Service Members and Veterans are viewed, discussed, and addressed with regards to the best practices for caring for those that have served or are currently serving.

Give An Hour
Give an Hour™ is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), founded in September 2005 by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, a psychologist in the Washington, D.C., area. The organization’s mission is to harness the expertise and generosity of volunteer mental health professionals capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society. Currently, GAH is dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of the troops and families affected by the post-9/11 conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. We provide counseling to individuals, couples and families, and children and adolescents. ​

Department of Veterans Affairs: National Center for PTSD

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Women’s Trauma Recovery Program
The WTRP, designed to treat women veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is the first residential program of its kind and is open to women across the country.

Warrior Pointe
Warrior Pointe’s Mission is to create the rallying point for warfighter’s past and present. Whether you served during peacetime or are currently serving in any branch of the service, you are welcome in the ranks of Warrior Pointe. Our goal is to reach all past or present warfighters who served or are serving this great nation honorably. These hero’s in their own right join our ranks to help raise awareness of the issues we face as the defenders of our nation. Change and the resolution of challenges from service to the nation is brought about through standing together with fellow warfighter.


Recreational Therapy

Adaptive Sports Foundation
The Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) is a non-profit organization that provides profound and life changing experiences for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and chronic illnesses through outdoor physical activity, education, support and community.

AMVETS
AMVETS National Service Foundation provides support to veterans through service programs as well as providing community and youth-oriented programs designed to promote unity and patriotism. It counsels and represents veterans and their dependents before the Veterans Administration without charge.

Heroes On The Water
To help warriors relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate through kayak fishing and the outdoors.

Horses for Heroes (a program of NARHA)
Phone: 800-369-7433 or (303) 452-1212
Call them to find a therapeutic riding program that offers a Horses for Heroes program near you.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
IAVA is the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. We don’t just support veterans, we empower them!

Military Warriors
​Military Warriors Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, founded by LTG. Leroy Sisco, (Ret), in 2007. Our Mission is to provide support for our nation’s combat wounded heroes and Gold Star Families as they transition out of the military and into their new civilian life. This is a very fragile time for these heroes, and their families, and it is our goal to provide programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition. Our programs include home donation, academic and employment assistance, as well as recreational activities.

Save A Warrior Challenge
Every day, 22 veterans lose their battle on American soil to PTSD by Suicide.
Do something to help prevent another life being lost by participating in the SAVE A WARRIOR CHALLENGE for suicide prevention.
Register for free and order your SAVE A WARRIOR Shirt for $22 and we will give you the tools to help raise funds online to share with your friends and family. Or register your gym and become an ambassador to start the monthly challenge.

Old Glory Honor Flight
Old Glory Honor Flight is dedicated to transporting our local WWII and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials built in their honor.

​Operation Enduring Warrior
Operation Enduring Warrior is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor, empower and motivate America’s wounded military service members. Our physical, mental and emotional rehabilitative cycle is modeled to overcome adversity and hardship through innovation, teamwork and perseverance; ultimately enabling Wounded Warriors’ lives to go in directions they once thought impossible.

REDCON 1 MUSIC
To help control symptoms of PTSD for our warfighter community through Music and Making Music.
​Benefits of Music Therapy -Reduce Stress, Depression & Anxiety Increase in expressing emotions, Reconnect with friends and family. Bring comfort towards dealing with PTSD, for both Veteran & family

S.A.V.E. Farm
To provide a training farm with an adjacent clinic, assist soldiers and veterans to transition, to find purpose and meaning in life and enable them to learn valuable vocational skills to meet the demand for agricultural ownership, employment, or other advanced schooling.Facilitate healing for those in need and place those trained on working farms.

Team Fidelis
Our mission is to end the epidemic of veteran suicide by raising awareness, providing a bridge of hope, and building camaraderie
between veterans and their community. We strive to accomplish this mission by utilizing our 3 pillars: Awareness, Hope and Camaraderie

Vacations for Veterans
A non-profit organization that offers vacation accommodations for those vets who received a Purple Heart while serving in Afghanistan or Iraq.

Veteran Artist Program
​To Foster, Encourage and Promote Veteran Artists

Veterans Farm
Our mission is to help veterans reintegrate back into society through the use of our Beginning Farmer fellowship program. While working together in a relaxed, open environment veterans will work as a team to develop solutions that will enable them to overcome physical and mental barriers.. Through our training fellowship program veterans will learn the skills and gain the education they need to start their own local farm or to work for larger farming organizations.

​Warrior 360
To support the needs and promote the welfare of United States Military service-members, their families, and all others whose service to public safety generally place the welfare of others before their own.

​Warrior Wishes
Operation Warrior Wishes’ mission is to honor heroes,
Keep legacies alive & provide once in a lifetime experiences
to warriors from the Battlefields to the Ballfields


Research

Military Veteran Project
The Military Veteran Project is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury to assist with suicide prevention for PRE & POST 9/11 Veterans.


Service Animals

Alpha K9
Saving Veteran’s Lives One Dog At A Time

The Battle Buddy Foundation
Our mission is to ensure that Veterans and their families receive programs and services that will help them acclimate back to family and civilian life. We will accomplish this by:
Providing highly trained psychiatric and mobility service dogs to veterans of all eras suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, and physical limitations at no cost.
Connecting Veterans to employment opportunities within our network of Veteran-focused organizations.
Building a community of peer support for Veterans and their families through programs, events, and social media.

Dogs For Heroes
Our mission to place rescued American Staffordshire Terrier’s, Staffordshire Terrier’s, American Pit Bulls, American Bullies, English Bulldogs, and other Molosser Breeds, then rehabilitate and train them as Companion, and Service Dogs for fellow Veterans who are suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Military Sexual Trauma (MST). As a Combat Veteran Myself who suffers from PTSD, I understand the effects PTSD can have on everyday life and how PTSD affects relationships with family, and friends. It is our honor to rehabilitate, train, and place dogs with a well deserving Veteran suffering from PTSD. We strive to place quality trained dogs with our Veteran’s. We do not accept dogs into the program without thorough temperament testing. Dogs that fail the temperament training will not continue as a candidate in the program to ensure safety of the Veterans, family, friends, and the general public.

Guide Dog Foundation’s Vet Dogs program
c/o Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc 371 East Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, New York 11787-2976
Phone: 1-866 VETDOGS
E-mail info@vetdogs.org

K9 For Warriors
K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to our warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post 9/11. Our goal is to empower them to return to civilian life with dignity and independence. K9s For Warriors is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization

Puppies Behind Bars: Dog Tags: Service Dogs for Those Who’ve Served Us
Puppies Behind Bars trains inmates to raise puppies to become service dogs for the disabled and explosive detection canines The Dog Tags: Service Dogs for Those Who’ve Served Us program was established by Puppies Behind Bars to provide service dogs to veterans returning home from Iraq (OIF) and Afghanistan (OEF) who have suffered a physical injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or exhibit Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
10 East 40th Street, 19th Floor New York, NY 10016
212.680.9562
Fax 212.689.9330
programs@puppiesbehindbars.com


Service Organizations

American Legion
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

AMVETS
AMVETS National Service Foundation provides support to veterans through service programs as well as providing community and youth-oriented programs designed to promote unity and patriotism. It counsels and represents veterans and their dependents before the Veterans Administration without charge.

The Boot Campaign
The Boot Campaign mission is to promote patriotism for America and our military community; raise awareness of the unique challenges service members face during and post-service; and provide assistance to military personnel, past and present, and their families.

​Operation Enduring Warrior
Operation Enduring Warrior is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor, empower and motivate America’s wounded military service members. Our physical, mental and emotional rehabilitative cycle is modeled to overcome adversity and hardship through innovation, teamwork and perseverance; ultimately enabling Wounded Warriors’ lives to go in directions they once thought impossible.

Team Rubicon USA
Disasters are our business. Veterans are our passion. Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.

Warrior 360
To support the needs and promote the welfare of United States Military service-members, their families, and all others whose service to public safety generally place the welfare of others before their own.

USO
​The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.


Suicide Awareness

The Military Veteran Project
#22ADAY Movement for Military Suicide Awareness Everyday, 22 veterans lose their battle to post traumatic stress on American soil. That is 1 veterans every 65 minutes. It is time for us to take a stand by creating A #22ADAY movement in your community today.


Suicide Prevention

Battle In Distress
Battle In Distress shall work to be the missing link that connects Veterans and currently serving members of the United States Armed Forces who are in or at risk for being in mental, emotional, financial, or psychological distress to the individuals, organizations, government entities, or other entities that provide services or assistance that can ameliorate the underlying problems that lead them to a state of distress. Battle In Distress will serve as a vehicle for bringing about a national, cultural and societal change in the manner in which the matters of Stress, Resilience, Connection, PTSD, Suicide and other related issues affecting Service Members and Veterans are viewed, discussed, and addressed with regards to the best practices for caring for those that have served or are currently serving.

Veteran Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.


Transportation

Veterans Airlift Command
5775 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 700
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: 952-582-2911
Email: info@veteransairlift.org
Helps military families visit their wounded family members while they receive medical care. Priority is given to those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Angel Flight for Veterans
Phone: 1-800-296-1217
Veterans Angel Flight (VAF) facilitates no-cost or reduced-rate patient travel services for needy veterans and their families.


Women Veterans

Dept of Veterans Affairs: Center for Women Veterans

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Women’s Trauma Recovery Program
The WTRP, designed to treat women veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is the first residential program of its kind and is open to women across the country.

Military Women
This website was established for military women to discuss their unique military experiences and issues. Website offered article and information for women who service in numerous eras.


Wounded Warriors

Bob Woodruff Foundation/ReMIND
Fund assists service members injured while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Special emphasis is placed on the “hidden signature injuries” of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – traumatic brain injury (TBI) and combat stress injuries including post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)
Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center Building 1, Room B209
Walter Reed Army Medical Center 6900 Georgia Avenue NW
Phone: 1-800-870-9244
Email: info@dvbic.org

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury Caregiving

Green Beret Foundation
The Green Beret Foundation provides direct and continuous support to the Green Beret Community and its families. The Green Beret Foundation facilitates the transition of Green Berets and their families whether that transition is from wounds sustained in combat, illness, injury or “merely” from numerous deployments and/or retirement.

Operation Ward 57
Operation Ward 57 supports wounded, injured and ill service members, veterans, their caregivers and those that aid in their recovery by providing assistance and outreach in their recovery, comfort and morale, and through advocacy, education and promotion of their circumstances.


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