Top 10 Veteran Resources
We’ve brought together 10 of the best online Veteran resources. Here you’ll find everything from career help to Wounded Warrior support. What other trusted resources do you use?
The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a website that connects Wounded Warriors, Servicemembers, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics including:
- Benefits & Compensation
- Education & Training
- Family & Caregiver Support
- Homeless Assistance
- Transportation & Travel
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Other Services & Resources
To help those who may be struggling, the Department of Defense teamed up with the nonprofit organization, Screening for Mental Health®, to launch Military Pathways (formerly the Mental Health Self-Assessment Program®). The program is available online, over the phone, and at special events held at installations worldwide. It provides free, anonymous mental health and alcohol self-assessments for family members and service personnel in all branches including the National Guard and Reserve. The self-assessments are a series of questions that, when linked together, help create a picture of how an individual is feeling and whether he/she could benefit from talking to a health professional. The primary goals of the program are to reduce stigma, raise awareness about mental health, and connect those in need to available resources.
The US Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides the best information and resources for Vets.
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.
Connects Veterans and their friends and family members with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their health, well-being, and everyday lives. Hear inspiring stories of strength. Learn what has worked for other Veterans. Discover positive steps you can take—all in the words of Veterans just like you.
The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) charity dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.
The Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans (CIAV) is a national non-partisan partnership of organizations committed to working with and on behalf of all military, Veterans, families, survivors and providers to strengthen the existing system of care and support for all those affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This website is meant to be a gateway to critical news and information for our veterans, their families, and all those who care about Veterans issues.
Our Veterans are our heroes for life. After serving our country, serious injury shouldn’t stop them from living the full, rewarding lives they deserve. Paralyzed Veterans of America fights for better health care and benefits, aid in the search for a truly satisfying career, and provide the path to adventure through adaptive sports. They’re committed to ongoing care by educating clinicians about spinal cord injury and are deeply invested in the future—a cure for paralysis.
Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam Veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era Veterans and their families. VVA is organized as a not-for-profit corporation and is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.