The resources listed below and any hyperlinks from these pages are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended as an endorsement of the source. Neither are they, meant as a substitute for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, or provision of services by a qualified health care professional.
Benefits for Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF/OND)
Many States offer benefits for veterans. In California, CalVet manages veteran benefits and is the best resource for understanding what you may qualify for at this point in time.
This Federal Government web site contains links to many Federal and State benefits programs. You can search by Federal agency, State, or category of program.
SCHOOL AND EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
This site is devoted to helping veterans who have service-connected disabilities become suitably employed, maintain employment, or to achieve independence in everyday living. Site has links to variety of topics such as: Bureau of Labor Statistics, veterans’ career network, military transferable skills, and a resume center.
This website includes information about the GI Bill including resources about choosing a school, comparing the different kinds of GI Bills, and how to get started using the benefits.
Federal Employees – This Office of Personnel Management web site contains information for Federal Employees called to active duty and veterans seeking Federal employment.
VETERAN CARE SERVICES
The Vet Centers provide counseling to any veteran who served in a war zone or in a military conflict (such as in Panama, Grenada, or Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan) or any veteran who was sexually assaulted while in the military.
For specific options for education and treatment in your local area, contact the closest VA Medical Center.
This website connects military personnel, veterans, and their families with mental health providers who volunteer their services free of charge.
Another resource for military personnel, veterans, and their families for free mental health care provided by members of the community.
The Department of Veterans Affairs-National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has a new feature for veterans. Call for yourself, or someone you care about: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1. Your call is free and confidential.
SAMHSA provides comprehensive information for providers, families, and individuals struggling with substance abuse. For 24/7 Support Call SAMHSA at 1.800.662.HELP (4357)
This is an online resource supporting service members, their families, and veterans, with common post-deployment concerns.
This website provides testimonials from a variety of veterans and family members about life after the military and the struggles they faced after their service and the ways in which they took action to improve their quality of life.
A program designed to increase resilience, recovery, and reintegration with features for service members, families, and providers.
The mission of the National Center for PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America’s veterans through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders.