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Veterans

Veterans Crisis Line

VeteransCrisisLine

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.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides a wide range of benefits including, Disability, Education and Training, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Home Loan Guaranty, Dependent and Survivor Benefits, Medical Treatment, Life Insurance and Burial Benefits.

Website: http://www.va.gov/

VA Benefits in Brief (Click to download)
VA Benefits in Brief is a printable document that provides an at-a-glance description of VA benefits, as well as contact phone numbers and locations.
Complete Benefits Booklet – Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors (click to download)

Eligibility for VA Benefits
You may be eligible for VA benefits if you are a:

  • Veteran, Veteran's dependent
  • Surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased Veteran
  • Uniformed service member
  • Present or former reservist or National Guard member

To determine your eligibility and how to apply for benefits, please click here:
http://www.va.gov/opa/newtova.asp

Center for Minority Veterans (CMV)

The Center for Minority Veterans assists the Department of Veterans Affairs to “keep the promise” by acting as facilitator, change agent, strategic thinker, honest broker and cheerleader to the men and women of VA in executing its MISSION. First and foremost the CMV is dedicated to serving all veterans regardless of race or ethnicity.

Center for Minority Veterans Fact Sheet (click to download)

Website: http://www.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/

Military Services

Outreach to service members is an integral part of the Veterans Benefits Administration. Whether you are on active duty, serving as an AGR, or traditional Guard/Reserve, the VA has something for you. Click the link below to learn about VA benefits which you may receive while serving in the military
Website: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/milsvc/

Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF)

Veteran Affairs offers a variety of services and benefits to returning service members (OEF/OIF). Take advantage of the benefits the VA offers
Website: http://www.oefoif.va.gov/

Center for Women Veterans

The Center serves as an advocate for a cultural transformation (both within VA and in the general public) in recognizing the service and contributions of women Veterans and women in the military, and in raising awareness of the responsibility to treat women Veterans with dignity and respect.

Center for Women Veterans Fact Sheet (click to download)

Website: http://www.va.gov/womenvet/