The US Department of Veterans Affairs provides patient care and federal benefits to veterans and their dependents. The home page for the Department of Veterans Affairs provides links to veterans benefits .and services, as well as information and resources for other Departmental programs and offices.
Veterans Crisis Line - Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1. Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances.
Veterans of Foreign Wars - " As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group. Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace."
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 servicemembers and veterans.
AMVETS (American Veterans) is the nation’s most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization, representing the interests of 20 million veterans. AMVETS is open to and fighting for all who honorably served in the United States military, including the Reserve and Guard. With more than 250,00 members nationwide, we are veterans serving veterans.
Vietnam Veterans of America - Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans (All persons serving in the Armed Forces of the United States 1961 - 1975) 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.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America - (IAVA) is the premier veterans advocacy and support organization on the planet. Founded by an Iraq veteran in 2004, IAVA is the non-partisan leader in advocacy, public awareness and 1-on-1 case-management support.
Gary Sinise Foundation - At the Gary Sinise Foundation, we serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.
Fisher House Foundation - Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes where military & veterans families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital. These homes are located at military and VA medical centers around the world. Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge.
Oscar Mike - We strive to be a leading provider of funding for injured Veterans to participate in life-changing adaptive sports. We utilize 100% of donations to the Oscar Mike Foundation 501(c)(3) Public Non-Profitand proceeds from our Oscar Mike Apparel Sales to provide support to injured Veterans looking for an opportunity to stay active. By focusing on the arena of adaptive sports, the Oscar Mike Foundation assists in offering an outlet for an ongoing competitive lifestyle to thousands of American Veterans who have sacrificed for the defense of our country.
White Heart Foundation - White Heart is committed to serving the needs of our severely injured warriors through direct community support. The White Heart Foundation was created with the donor's wishes in mind - impact. Why give blindly to a military charity when you can give directly to a warrior's campaign where you know you'll get the most impact for your dollar? Through the White Heart Network, you can choose the warrior that you wish to support and donate directly to his/her needs.
Veterans Advantage Founded in 2000 by Vietnam Veteran Scott Higgins and his wife, Lin, Veterans Advantage is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) that creates new, exclusive benefits and discounts for you as active duty, retired military, veteran, guard, reservist, or family member. Veterans Advantage now issues the #1 Secure Military ID, providing you with a safe way to redeem your military discounts. We advocate for A Real Thank You™ for your service from name-brand retailers, travel industry leaders, and trusted service providers. As a member of our community, you save money with our Military Discounts Marketplace and get the support you need through our blog, The Service™, our Military and Veteran Life resources, our social media platforms, and our Jobs & Career Network.
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans - (NCHV) is the leading authority on homeless veterans’ issues and the only national organization solely focused on ending veteran homelessness. We work to achieve our mission by promoting collaboration, shaping policy, building service capacity, ensuring accountability, and managing a referral helpline for veterans experiencing and at-risk of homelessness.
Blue Star Families - was founded by military spouses in 2009 to empower these families to thrive as they serve. We're committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors – individuals and organizations – to create vibrant communities of mutual support. We believe we're all stronger when we take care of one another.
Folds of Honor - Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and platinum on Guide Star, that provides educational scholarships to the families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed forces. Our educational scholarships support private educational tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents.
Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) - Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a publicly funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since 2004, HFOT has built over 300 specially adapted homes nationwide.
Wheelchairs For Warriors - Our mission is to stand in the gap between the underfunded provisions for veterans and first responders and help our warriors Roll Strong! Wheelchairs for Warriors provides custom-fit, complex-rehab mobility solutions to ensure wounded veterans and first responders can rejoin their lives at the highest level possible with INDEPENDENT mobility and function and to be able to...ROLL STRONG.
Soldier's Angels - “May No Soldier Go Unloved” encapsulates the motivation behind Soldiers’ Angels. The choice to serve is one of sacrifice. It means complete commitment to something larger than one’s self, selflessly bearing the responsibility for the security of everything we hold dear in the United States. Our global network of volunteers — representing all 50 states and 12 countries abroad — work tirelessly to ensure that those who serve or have served are supported, uplifted, and remembered through a variety of support programs.
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans - 1-877-4AID VET (877-424-3838) - Free Help for Homeless — can make the call to or chat online with the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, where trained counselors are ready to talk confidentially 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
As Dignity Memorial® providers, we believe there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life. Whether you’re planning a funeral for a loved one, or making your own arrangements in advance, the celebration of a lifetime begins with Dignity Memorial’s compassionate funeral planners. As North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation, and cemetery services, the Dignity Memorial network cares for thousands of families each year.
The Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program is a joint effort by funeral homes and the US Department of Veterans Affairs that aims to provide burial services for homeless veterans, It's coordinated more than 1,700.
We started Military.com in 1999 to revolutionize the way the 30 million Americans with military affinity stay connected and informed. Today, we're the largest online military and veteran membership organization — 10 million members strong. Military.com's free membership connects servicemembers, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more.
VetFriends - We are honored to serve you. Special bonds are formed between U.S. military personnel who have and are serving side by side in the U.S. Armed Forces. These friendships can withstand the test of time, serving side by side with your brothers & sisters in arms. With this idea in mind, VetFriends.com was created by a proud U.S. Veteran and has grown to over 1,200,000 members -- the largest online Veteran community today!
The goal of Vets Returning Home is simple: to end chronic homelessness among veterans in our communities. Our mission is complex, requiring more than putting a roof over the veterans’ heads. It requires an approach that address the “total veteran” and his needs and making sure they succeed after they are transitioned.
Warrior Dog Foundation was founded by Mike Ritland as a place for retirement and rehabilitation of retired Warrior K9s slated to be euthanized. We provide a rare sanctuary of last resort and as a result, our retired K9s often stay with us for many years, and some live out their lives with us.