3C Cross Cultural Competence, U.S. Department of Defense – the purpose of this portal is to provide tools and resources that promote discovery and learning to produce more effective leaders and operators. It is imperative that we build a Total Force which is not only globally aware, but also adept at interacting with people from a variety of cultures. 3C is about acquiring this knowledge and honing the skills necessary to relate, negotiate, influence, motivate, manage, adapt, plan and execute effectively across cultural lines both domestic and abroad.
ABA Military Pro Bono Project – accepts case referrals from military attorneys on behalf of junior-enlisted, active-duty military personnel and their families with civil legal problems, and it places these cases with pro bono attorneys where the legal assistance is needed. The Project is also the platform for Operation Stand-By, through which military attorneys may seek attorney-to-attorney advice to better assist their servicemember clients, Chicago, IL.
After Deployment – helping the military community and their loved ones manage the challenges that are often faced following a deployment.
Alliance of Military and Veteran Family Behavioral Health Providers – seeks to optimize the preparedness of behavioral health providers working to enhance the resilience, recovery and reintegration of Service members, Veterans, and their Family members and communities throughout the military, post-military and family life cycles, Greenville, NC.
American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundation – founded with the goal of building a Memorial to honor our Fallen Warriors from the Gulf War to present date. The secondary goal of AFWMF is educating America's youth about the sacrifices being made for our freedoms. The goals of the AFWMF will be accomplished with the help of Patriotic Americans joining forces to make sure this memorial is competed and that our Fallen Warriors have a suitable and sacred place of remembrance and honor, Lawrence, KS.
American GI Forum – the largest federally chartered Hispanic veterans organization in the United States with chapters in 40 states and Puerto Rico. The AGIF supports other Hispanic organizations, such as LULAC, NCLR, IMAGE, HACER, and many others. AGIF has a corporate advisory board that helps with technical advice and financial support. Our official motto is: "Education is our Freedom and Freedom Should be Everybody's Business," Denver, CO.
The American Military Partner Association – the nation's premier resource and support network for LGBT military partners, spouses, and their families. Founded by partners of active duty servicemembers, AMPA has grown to the strength of over 20,000 members and supporters, and we are proud to be leading the effort to connect, support, honor, and serve our modern military families. As a non-partisan, 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by the same-sex partners of active duty servicemembers, we are committed to connecting our LGBT military families, supporting them through the challenges of military service, honoring them for their commitment to our country, and serving them by advocating on their behalf. Check out some of our accomplishments in Agents of Change: 2012 in Review and Year of Change: Our 2013 Accomplishments, Washington, DC. Read Blog.
Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center 1-866-USWOMEN (1-866-879-6636) – an international domestic violence crisis
line that can be reached internationally toll-free from 175 countries. Contact the toll-free crisis line from oversees, by dialing your AT&T USADirect access number and at the prompt, entering 866-USWOMEN (879-6636). Click to find your AT&T USADirect access number. The center serves abused Americans, mostly women and children, in both civilian and military populations overseas. The
crisis line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except for U.S. holidays. Callers in the United States and Canada dial the toll-free number directly. Email the center anytime and an advocate will reply, M-F, Portland, OR.
American Widow Project – a non-profit organization dedicated to the new generation of those who have lost the heroes of yesterday, today and tomorrow, with an emphasis on healing through sharing stories, tears and laughter.....Military Widow to Military Widow. Our site is built to house ideas, stories and advice. We have compiled a multitude of resource to help with the lifetime of struggles that come along with being a military widow.
Armed Forces & Society, official journal of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society – is the leading peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, and international journal publishing on topics such as: civil military relations; military organizations; use of force; conflict resolution; logic and consequences of war; terrorism; military leadership and professionalism; ethics; security; arms control; peacekeeping; defense economics; recruitment and retention; reserve forces and veterans; representation issues; family and health issues; and military history. See In-cites journal analysis.
Army Sexual Harassment / Assault Response & Prevention Program – reinforces the Army’s commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault through a comprehensive policy that focuses on education, prevention, integrated victim support, rapid reporting, thorough investigation, appropriate action, and follow-up. Army policy promotes sensitive care for victims of sexual assault and accountability for those who commit these crimes.
Army Strong Bonds Program – a unit-based chaplain-led program which assists commanders in building individual resiliency by strengthening the Army Family. The core mission of the Strong Bonds program is to increase individual Soldier and Family member readiness through relationship education and skills training. Strong Bonds is conducted in an offsite retreat format in order to maximize the training effect. The retreat or "get away" provides a fun, safe, and secure environment in which to address the impact of relocations, deployments, and military lifestyle stressors.
Army Women's Foundation – is the premier center for educational excellence, the national network for today's Army women and a dynamic advocate for telling the history of Army women, Fort Lee, VA.
A Black Rose – our main goal is to show the nation that we will no longer stand for men and women in our armed forces being abused and sexually assaulted. We do this through our Black Rose Campaign. Read Blog.
Blue Star Families – formed in April 2009 by a group of military spouses to create a platform where military family members can join with civilian communities and leaders to address the challenges of military life. Blue Star Families includes active duty, National Guard, Reserve, wounded, transitioning service members and their families from all ranks and services, as well as veterans and civilians who strongly support us. We are committed to connecting one another through the unique challenges of military service and asking the larger civilian population to help as well, strengthening military families regardless of rank, branch of service or physical location, and leading military family members towards opportunities to build strength in individuals, families and communities, Falls Church, VA. Read Blog.
Carnegie Council – the world’s leading voice promoting ethical leadership on issues of war, peace and global social justice. The Council focuses its efforts on two broad themes: Ethics, War & Peace and Global Social Justice. In addition to its extensive public affairs lectures, the Council offers a broad array of reference material, New York, NY.
Center for Deployment Psychology – trains military and civilian behavioral health professionals to provide high-quality deployment related behavioral health services to military personnel and their families, Bethesda, MD.
Center for Veteran's Advancement, Public Counsel Law Center – a national leader in veterans' advocacy, is driven by its core mission to uphold our nation's promise to veterans and their families. CVA provides legal representation to veterans and their families at both the local and national levels, Los Angeles, CA.
Coaching into Care – works with family members or friends who become aware of their Veteran's post-deployment difficulties ~ and supports their efforts to find help for the Veteran, Washington, DC.
Dedicated to Heroes – this blog is dedicated to providing news and information about our military, military veterans, law enforcement and firefighters ~ men and women who serve our nation proudly and honorably each and every day.
Defense Suicide Prevention Office – established in November 2011, DSPO is part of the Department of Defense’s Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. DSPO oversees all strategic development, implementation, centralization, standardization, communication and evaluation of DoD suicide and risk reduction programs, policies and surveillance activities. To reduce the impact of suicide on Service members and their families, DSPO uses a range of approaches related to policy, research, communications, law and behavioral health. DSPO works with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and National Guard Bureau to support our Service members and strengthen a resilient and ready force. DSPO strives to help foster a climate that encourages Service members to seek help for their behavioral health issues.
DoD Family Advocacy Program, Military OneSource – FAP is an excellent resource for families experiencing child abuse and domestic abuse. FAP provides prevention efforts, early identification and intervention, support for victims, and treatment for offenders. FAP is responsible for ensuring victim safety and access to support and advocacy services as well as ensuring that offenders receive appropriate intervention and treatment services.
DoD Safe Helpline877-995-5247 – a groundbreaking crisis support service for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one support and information to the worldwide DoD community. The service is confidential, anonymous, secure and available worldwide, 24/7 by click, call or text ~ providing victims with the help they need anytime, anywhere. Washington, DC.
DoD Yellow Ribbon Program for Reintegration, U.S. Department of Defense– about 100,000 Guard and Reserve members serve in combat and experience the stress of war. They return to communities and jobs scattered across the nation to find friends and family who may not grasp the depth of their experience. The Defense Department's Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program ensures these servicemembers and their families get the support and care they need.
DoD Websites– one of the missions of the U.S. Department of Defense's official website is to serve as the starting point for finding U.S. military information online. These DoD Sites pages contribute to that mission by providing these services: a quick-reference listing of the top DoD sites and direct access to the database of all registered DoD sites.
Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces – the Employer Partnership was created as a way to provide America's employers with a direct link to some of America's finest employees – Services members and their families. Through the partnership, Service members can leverage their military training and experience for career opportunities in today's civilian job market with national, regional and local Employer Partners, Washington, DC.
Family Alliance for Veterans of America –provides information, education, advocacy and support to families of veterans and veterans across America at a time of their critical need. Such need arises, for example, when veterans return from combat with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); when veterans and their families need assistance in getting help from the VA; when veterans suffer from addictions to drugs or alcohol; when veterans have encountered the criminal justice system, including incarceration; when veterans have attempted, or committed, suicide; in short, when veterans and their families are suffering in any way from service-related issues and problems. Focused assistance to veterans and especially, their families is FAVA's prime objective, Forest CIty, IA.
Fatigues Clothesline –designed both an awareness and art based therapy program for military sexual trauma (MST) survivors and their families, a program that is developed to create a dialog between the survivor and their group leader, counselor as well as with their family members. Through the work of art, it gives the survivor the power to express themselves freely whether it be through drawing, writing or painting. It is also a program for individuals who cannot talk to counselors, social workers and families but are willing to participate for a cause by promoting awareness, San Marcos, TX.
Fatigues to Fabulous, Society for Women's Health Research –a national campaign established to honor and support the 1.8 million American women veterans by raising awareness about the issues affecting military women and by providing funds for needed services and medical research.
FOCUS: Family Resiliency Training for Military Families – as a service initiated by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), FOCUS Project addresses concerns related to parental combat operational stress injuries and combat-related physical injuries by providing state-of-the-art family resiliency services to military children and families at designated Navy and Marine Corps sites. In 2009, FOCUS Family Resiliency Services have been made available to Army and Air Force families at designated installations through support from the Defense Department's Office of Family Policy.
Gambill on Justice – provides information and interviews on a wide variety of topics, including veterans and PTSD.
Give an Hour – is dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of the troops and families affected by the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. We provide counseling to individuals, couples and families, and children and adolescents. We offer treatment for anxiety, depression, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, sexual health and intimacy concerns, and loss and grieving. In addition to direct counseling services, our providers are working to reduce the stigma associated with mental health by participating in and leading education, training and outreach efforts in schools and communities around military bases, Bethesda, MD.
Grace After Fire – created by women veterans for women veterans to offer a safe and confidential venue – a social network. Women can share common experiences and offer unique peer support for wellness while providing increased access to resources for healthcare, family and self. Utilizing social media, our women can instant message, write blogs, and participate in forum discussions.
Home Base Program – we are a partnership between the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital dedicated to improving the lives of veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat or deployment-related stress and/or traumatic brain injury. We provide clinical care to veterans, support their families and educational outreach for health care providers and the public. The Home Base Program also includes breakthrough research for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury and stress disorders, Boston, MA. See the fact sheet.
The Homecoming Heroes Grant, Modest Needs – is proud to support military veterans who have recently returned home from overseas deployment as they work to transition back to civilian life. We understand that, because of the large number of military personnel currently returning from active overseas duty, U.S. military veterans are experiencing long delays when it comes to the processing of their final active during paychecks and the receipt of VA and other benefits to which they are entitled. The HHG program is designed to prevent our veterans from entering the cycle of poverty by offering: help to afford a short-term emergency expense that would otherwise pose a tremendous hardship for the applicant or his / her household; and help to afford the cost of a regular monthly bill, like a monthly rental or mortgage payment which the applicant cannot pay due, New York, NY.
Homes 4 Vets – a non-profit organization dedicated to uplifting our homeless Veterans through temporary housing and skills training, Austin, TX.
Honor Flight Austin – the mission is to transport veterans with a specific priority given to those residing with Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop and Caldwell counties from Austin, TX to Washington, DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices and return them home to their families and loved ones, Austin, TX.
Watch a brief preview of the film, "None Less Than Heroes ~ The Honor Flight Story" and read the personnel file.
I. A.M. Strong – the U.S. Army's campaign to combat sexual assaults by engaging all Soldiers in preventing sexual assaults before they occur. Grounded by our shared belief in Army Values, we are a band of brothers and sisters, placing mission first, never accepting defeat, never quitting and never leaving a fallen comrade. Our interdependence and shared respect among comrades frames who we are as a Team and an Army ~ a Team that finds sexual assault reprehensible and beyond toleration. Those who commit assaults hurt a member of our Team and wound our Army. This crime act is cowardly and damaging to the very moral fiber that gives our Army its innermost strength. As Soldiers and proud members of our Team, we are duty bound to Intervene, Act and Motivate others to stop sexual assaults and the sexually offensive language and gestures that create an environment friendly to this abuse.
In Their Boots – a documentary series about the impact the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are having on people here at home. Every episode features a documentary about how America's servicemen and women, their families, and our communities have been profoundly changed by our nation's campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. Shot on location throughout the country, these stories stress the courage of our participants, and the valor of the people and organizations that help our heroes on their journey.
inTransition – providers are the crucial link to a successful transition for service members receiving mental health treatment, and the inTransition program is here to support you and service members to ensure a smooth and seamless process. We are here to partner with YOU.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America– the nation's first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans, New York, NY.
Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America – the "Patriotic Voice of American Jewry" is dedicated to all of America's veterans, from those who have served in previous conflicts to those who are continuing the Jewish tradition of service today, Washington, DC.
The John Marshall Law School Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic – students registered in the Veterans Advocacy Course conduct an in-depth study of federal, state and local laws pertaining to veterans' advocacy. Through examination of the historical origins of veterans' advocacy law and the procedural and substantive texts used by the courts and attorneys, these students learn federal agency litigation practice, sharpen their analytic skills and become confident in their ability to deal with clients, federal agencies and the courts. In addition to managing the theoretical legal problems presented by veteran status, the Clinical Program emphasizes the practical aspects of handling Veteran Benefits Administration claims from the initial factual intake to the technical aspects of representation at the appellate level. The Veterans Clinical Program affords law students the exciting opportunity to work in-person with veterans while under the direct supervision of licensed clinical attorneys and professors, Chicago, IL.
Joining Forces – a national initiative that mobilizes all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they earned.
Joint Task Force for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, U.S. Department of Defense – provides guidance and other information for victims of sexual assault, unit commanders, first responders, and those who wish to prevent or respond to this crime. Sections address confidentiality, reporting procedures, and other elements of DoD's sexual assault policy as well as training information, safety tips, resources and links to related web sites.
Long Road Home Project – this summer (2012), five U.S. veterans will bicycle across our great nation to heal their war wounds. This group of former service people includes men and women of diverse ages, backgrounds and interests. Empowered by their differences, these five veterans are united. United to raise awareness to the fact that hundreds of thousands of service people often face difficulty returning home and, united to raise money to help other veterans live more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
Men and Women of Honor – a four-hour presentation to provide information, build awareness and prevention of domestic violence resulting from trauma related to war and exposure to combat zones. Funding for the four-hour sessions has been provided by Verizon and are arranged and offered through American GI Forum of California, Santa Maria, CA.
Mentors in Violence Prevention ~ Military – provides a range of services for military groups including curriculum and training development, keynote presentations, high level meeting participation, delivering train the trainer and master train the trainer trainings, serving as subject matter experts and serving on DoD and service specific committees and working groups. MVP has worked with every branch of the military and has tailored curriculum and trainings for each.
The Michael D. Palm Center – a think tank at the University of California, Santa Barbara, produces scholarship designed to enhance the quality of public dialogue about critical and controversial public policy issues. Since 1998, the Center has been a leader in commissioning and disseminating research in the areas of gender, sexuality, and the military, Santa Barbara, CA.
Milicruit – this virtual recruitment center allows service members, veterans, and military spouses the opportunity to meet and interact with military friendly employers in real time, and for anywhere they are located with an internet connection. Visit employers in their virtual booths, view / apply for jobs, and chat with recruiters all from the comfort and convenience of home. Register today and you will have immediate access to the virtual environment. You can also check the calendar of upcoming national or regional virtual career fairs.
Military Advocacy Resource Network – provides technical assistance, resources, and support for all advocates, military and civilian, who serve military and veteran families and work with victims of domestic violence / sexual assault / stalking and dating violence perpetrated by military personnel or veterans, Minneapolis, MN.
The Military Coalition – a group of 34 military, veterans and uniformed services organizations in joint pursuit of the following goals: 1) maintaining a strong national defense provided by recruiting and retaining skilled and highly capable personnel in the seven uniformed services; maintaining uniformed services compensation and benefits at levels sufficient to attract and retain professional uniform service members for careers of service to the Nation; representing the interests of the entire uniformed services community, including members' families and survivors, and responding to assaults upon the compensation and benefits earned by members of that community through years of dedicated service; and educating the public on the extraordinary demands and sacrifices associated with a career in uniformed service, and the need to maintain a similarly unique system of compensation and benefits to attract and retain the kinds of numbers of high-quality personnel needed to meet the Nation's short- and long-term defense requirements.
Military Family Advisory Network – there are many organizations that serve military families. Why MFAN? We are not service providers; we know that many agencies provide great services. We are conveners. We translate the needs of military families in a way that service providers can understand — and we translate the services in a way that speaks to our families. Our collective expertise encompasses a wide range of topics that affect all families, including ours, but we respond through the lens of our military families and the challenges and benefits that define us. We are the spectrum of military families: those on and off base; deployed and at home; active duty, reserve and veterans. We, as MFAN advisors, communicate daily with military families, and military families depend on us to: inform our community about the resources and benefits designed for military families; bridge the communication gap between our community and the public and private agencies that serve us; and forge common ground with civilians, Alexandria, VA.
Read article in MilitarySpouse, "New Organization Focuses on Suicide Prevention as First Priority"
The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University– through research and outreach, the MFRI works closely with collaborators to improve the lives of service members and their families in Indiana and across the country. More than 2 million military service members have been deployed since September 11, 2001, many serving multiple tours in combat zones thousands of miles from home. Their families serve too, managing challenges and opportunities unique to the military lifestyle. At MFRI, we work every day as a "force multiplier" for the support of military families in and beyond Indiana. Our efforts and leadership are helping to enhance our state’s reputation in military circles, and have caused us to be sought out by local, state and national decision makers for advice and collaboration, West Lafayette, IN.
Military Kids Connect– an online community of military children (ages 6-17 years) that provides access to age-appropriate resources to support children dealing with the unique psychological challenges of military life. MKC offers informative activities, fun games, helpful videos and an online community that can build and reinforce understanding, resilience, and coping skills in military children and their peers.
Military OneSource – is a Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and reserve service members, and their families. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, and much more. Military OneSource has policy and programmatic information, helpful resources, products, articles and tips on numerous topics related to military life. Services are available 24 hours a day by telephone and online. In addition to the website support, Military OneSource offers call center and online support for consultations on a number of issues such as spouse education and career opportunities, issues specific to families with a member with special needs, health coaching, financial support and resources. Military OneSource also offers non-medical counseling services online, via telephone, or face to face. Eligible individuals may receive non-medical counseling addressing issues requiring short-term attention, including everyday stressors, deployment and reintegration concerns, parenting, grief and loss, and marital problems as well as assistance with financial management, taxes, career services, health and wellness, and much more. This personalized support is available 24/7 no matter where you live or serve.
Military Spouse Employment Partnership – a comprehensive web-enabled recruitment and career partnership solution connecting military spouses to employers seeking a 21st century workforce with the skills and attributes possessed by military spouses. MSEP provides a digital recruiting platform for vetted FORTUNE 500 PLUS employers who have committed to identifying and promoting career employment opportunities for military spouses, posting job openings on the MSEP web portal, and to offering transferable, portable careers to relocating military spouse employees.
Military Times – the trusted, independent source for news and information for the military community. Service members and their families rely on the Military Times newsweeklies and websites as trusted, independent sources for news and information on the most important issues affecting their careers and personal lives. Each week, the Military Times newsweeklies, Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, and Marine Corps Times provide quality, unbiased reporting on the important issues for the military community, Springfield, VA.
Military.com– we started in 1999 to revolutionize the way the 30 million Americans with military affinity stay connected and informed. Today, we're the largest 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. We believe that the benefits earned in the service should be easier to access and written in plain English. We're passionate about helping members make the most of military experience throughout life. Military.com's members are sharing stories, insider tips, news from the front lines, and unique slices of military life including the tough stuff of war.
MilitaryOneClick– the mission is to enhance the lives of military families and friends of the military community in just one click! Our site connects you with the latest news, job opportunities, deals, and countless other valuable resources. MilitaryOneClick is the premier virtual resource for military families. Our dynamic, user-friendly website provides visitors with direct access to thousands of valuable resources including career tools, hiring fairs, educational scholarships, PTSD help, health insurance, buying or renting a home, financial assistance, and more!
MilitaryWoman.org– a meeting place for military women to exchange information unique to their military experience and to offer firsthand information to women thinking about a military career. This is a site where military women can: Share their views and experiences. Enjoy the camaraderie with other military women. Meet military women from other services to broaden their perspective and knowledge; dispel stereotypes; change paradigms. We open our pages to all genders.
MilitarySexualTrauma.org of Benefiting Veterans –– this site has no other political motivation other than to effectively help current, and prevent future victims of military sexual trauma. We pride ourselves on this fact, since, to date, we are the only one. We are designed to assist survivors and loved ones of survivors get the help and education they need to combat these problems in a very personal time. We are also here to educate civilians and military alike of the extent of these problems, who's affected and how we can fix these regulations to keep all our military AND civilians safe, North Hollywood, CA.
MyDuty.mil – provides information organized around these three questions: "I've been sexually assault. What are my options?" "My friend has been sexually assaulted. What do I do?" and "Someone I supervise has been sexually assaulted. What do I do?".
National Alliance to End Veteran Suicide – we are a national alliance of individuals and organizations focused on the mission to "End Veteran Suicide in our Nation!" Our members accomplish our mission through the following: creating awareness; lifting our Veterans and restoring their self value through community service; connecting our Veterans and family members to the resources they need; encouraging our homeless Veterans to connect to the VA and other providers; creating community around our Veterans and their families so that they know that "they are not alone"; mentoring our Veterans & family to be in action to create a future worth living into; creating community projects that unite our military and civilian citizens; and creating opportunities for each city of our nation to get involved and empower their Veterans, Buckley, WA.
National Association for Uniformed Services – the mission is to promote a strong national defense and protect the benefits earned through service and sacrifice in the uniformed services. Founded in 1968 to protect the earned benefits of uniformed service members, retirees, veterans, and their families and survivors, while maintaining a strong defense, through nonpartisan advocacy on Capitol Hill and with other government officials, NAUS is proud to be The Service Member's Voice in Government, Springfield, VA.
National Association of County Veterans Service Officers – their membership will actively promote the rights of veterans and dependents of the United States through a progressive legislative platform. We will work collaboratively with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and other nationally chartered veterans organizations to assure that veterans and their dependents receive the entitlements they deserve for the sacrifices they endured, Washington, DC.
National Association of State Directors of Veteran Affairs – an organization with a history dating back to 1946. In the aftermath of World War II many veterans earned State and Federal benefits which required coordinated efforts to assure that they received these entitlements. Thus, states developed a Department or Agency specifically to manage veterans' affairs and carry out the responsibility for veteran services and programs. Nationally, we are the second largest provider of services to veterans and our roles continue to expand. State Directors as leaders of governmental agencies are tasked by their respective Governors, State Boards and / or Commissioners with the responsibility to address the needs of veterans. We are connected by the bonds of honorable service and united by our common goal to make a positive difference in the lives of our veterans, Alexandria, VA.
National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2) – is a component center of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury and part of the Military Health System. T2 is comprised of clinical psychologists, researchers, interactive designers, and technical specialists who develop behavioral health assessment, screening, reference, and treatment tools for the military community. The mission is to lead the development of telehealth and technology solutions for psychological health and traumatic brain injury to improve the lives of the Nation’s Warriors, Veterans, and their Families. T2 seeks to identify, treat, and minimize or eliminate the short and long-term adverse effects of TBI and mental health conditions associated with military service. T2 partners with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and other organizations throughout the world, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.
National Military Family Association – fights for benefits and programs that strengthen and protect uniformed services families and reflect the Nation's respect for their service, Alexandria, VA.
National Resource Directory– the website that connects wounded warriors, Services Members, 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.
National Veterans Legal Services Program – has been the voice of veterans' rights for more than 25 years. NVLSP is an independent, non-profit charitable organization acting to ensure that the U.S. government honors the pact made with our 25 million veterans, Washington, DC.
Operation Homefront – developed to support the families of deployed service members immediately following 9/11. The organization currently provides services to military families across the nation with 23 locations serving 43 states. The national office handles cases in states that do not have their own local offices. The majority of our clients are the lowest-paid service members, the E-1 through E-6 enlisted ranks, San Antonio, TX.
OperationHomefront, Illinois Governor's Office – an initiative to create a resource library dedicated to the service men and women from the Land of Lincoln, their families, and the citizens and organizations that support them, Springfield, IL.
Outserve-SLDN – the association of actively serving LGBT military personnel and is a non-partisan, non-profit, legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to bringing about full LGBT equality to America's military and ending all forms of discrimination and harassment of military personnel on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. OS-SLDN provides free and direct legal assistance to service members and veterans affected by the repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law and the prior regulatory ban on open service, as well as those currently serving who may experience harassment or discrimination. Since 1993, our in-house legal team has responded to more than 12,000 requests for assistance. The free legal hotline is 1-800-538-7418, Washington, DC.
Pack Parachute – the only charity that provides direct financial support to former members of the military with Military Sexual Trauma (MST) who reside in Washington State, Seattle, WA.
Project New Hope – we recognize the difficulties faced by these veterans and their families. Our organization of caring veterans and individuals realize the process of healing is a vital component to life success after the war. In order to help our Veterans, we provide weekend retreats which are staffed by qualified volunteers, in the areas of family counseling, alternative healing, and veteran services. During these weekends, the attendees receive direct help from service providers and they are given information which allows them to know what other services are available. Most retreats are open to all U.S. Veterans and their families. There are also retreats dedicated to Gold Star and Survivor families, Leicester, MA.
Protect Our Defenders – we honor support and give voice to the brave women and men in uniform who have been raped or sexually assaulted by fellow service members. We seek to fix the military training, investigation and adjudication systems related to sexual violence and harassment ~ systems that often re-victimize assault survivors by blaming them while failing to prosecute perpetrators, Burlingame, CA.
Proud to Serve – U.S. Bank's new veteran hiring campaign. The goal is to hire 500 veterans in 2012, with an ultimate goal of hiring 1,000 veterans by the end of 2013.
SEA Service Leadership Association – established in 1978, SSLA is currently the only non-profit organization in the United States dedicated to providing professional development through networking, education, and mentorship of women from all three maritime armed forces ~ the United State Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. SSLA is a national non-profit and non-political organization. SSLA is also a member of the Navy & Marine Corps Council which advises the Secretary of the Navy on issues affecting Navy & Marine Corps personnel and their families, Arlington, VA.
Service Women's Action Network – a non-partisan, non-profit human rights organization that works to improve the welfare of U.S. servicewomen and all women veterans. SWAN advocates for servicewomen and women veterans by educating the public, recommending sound policy reform to legislators, developing creative, healing and empowering community programs, offering personal support and guidance from fellow women veterans and providing pro bono legal referrals from military law experts, New York, NY.
Serving Our Veterans Behavioral Health Certificate, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare – designed to train civilian behavioral health and primary care providers, on military orientation and specific issues affecting veterans and their families. It offers 14 self-directed, self-paced online courses that provide the latest clinical guidelines from the Department of Defense; demonstrate applicable knowledge and skills through real-life examples; and emphasize cultural sensitivities to ensure clinical competency, Washington, DC.
Sex Signals–has become one of the most popular programs on sexual assault awareness among college and military audiences, personnel and educators. It differs from traditional sexual assault prevention programs in that it incorporates improvisation, humor, education and audience interaction to provide a provocative look at dating, sexual and the core issue of consent. Specialized versions are available for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office– the organization responsible for the oversight of the U.S. Department of Defense sexual assault policy. The DOD is committed to the prevention of sexual assault. The Department has implemented a comprehensive policy to ensure the safety, dignity and well-being of all members of the Armed Forces. Our men and women serving throughout the world deserve nothing less, and their leaders – both Military and civilian – are committed to maintaining a workplace environment that rejects sexual assault and reinforces a culture of prevention, response and accountability, Washington, DC. See DoD & Services' and DoD Directives & Instruction.
Soldier On – we have been assisting homeless veterans since 1994. Now, however, we are moving beyond simply offering a response to veteran homelessness to providing a permanent solution. With our Veterans Village projects, we will offer formerly homeless veterans a chance to own their homes – more often than not for the first time in their lives. Our work still begins with getting homeless veterans off the street, Leeds, MA.
Stateside Legal – a website for military members, veterans and their families. Our goal is to help you: find your own solutions to common legal problems, and find someone to help you, if you need legal advice.
Student Veterans of America – their vision is that all veterans will succeed in higher education, achieve their academic goals, and gain meaningful employment, Washington, DC.
Sugati Publications (formerly TS Nelson) – this website is for anyone whose life has been affected by sexual assault – including professionals and volunteers who work with rape victims. In addition, the website includes information about rape and sexual harassment in the U.S. Military – for those who have been directly affected, for persons who are trying to make positive changes for victims in the U.S. Military, as well as anyone who wants to know more about the topic, Oxford, OH.
Swords to Plowshares – is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that provides counseling and case management, employment and training, housing, and legal assistance to more than 1,500 homeless and low-income veterans annually in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We promote and protect the rights of veterans through advocacy, public education, and partnerships with local, state, and national entities. Swords to Plowshares is the only veterans service agency in the United States that provides a full continuum of care to low-income and homeless veterans. We do not discriminate based on length of service, branch of service or military discharge status, San Francisco, CA.
Texas Coalition of Veterans Organizations – the purpose is to present a unified position to governmental entities for the benefit of veterans past, present and future. The Coalition does not act as a body politic unto itself, but rather concerns itself with matters relating to veterans that are shared with its member organizations for the benefit of knowledge. Member organizations share their experience and backgrounds for the betterment of all veterans, Austin, TX.
Texas Veterans Commission– created in 1927 as the State Service Office to assist veterans of the Indian wars, Spanish-American War and World War I. Our purpose has always been to act as the state appointed advocate of Texas veterans as they attempt to secure the benefits rightfully earned in exchange for their service in our nation's armed forces, Austin, TX.
TexVet: Partners Across Texas – focusing on making it easier for military members and their families to find help. The resources identified through TexVet are meant for anyone who is serving or has served in any branch of the military, as well as the family members and others who care about a service member. TexVet is also a forum for collaboration between government agencies and private organizations and businesses that are serving and supporting the military and their families and their communities.
That Guy – is a multi-media campaign that uses online and offline communication with the goal of reducing excessive drinking among young servicemen. The campaign encourages young enlisted personnel to reject binge drinking because it detracts from the things they care about: family, friends, dating, sex, money, and reputation. The campaign uses humor to deliver a serious message and provides viral tools so you can be part of the effort to eradicate That Guy. The campaign is a reminder to everyone: Don't Be That Guy!
Theater of War – presents readings of Sophocles' Ajax and Philoctetes to military communities across the United States. These ancient plays timelessly and universally depict the psychological and physical wounds inflicted upon warriors by war. By presenting these plays to military audiences, our hope is to de-stigmatize psychological injury and open a safe space for dialogue about the challenges faced by service members, veterans, and their caregivers and families.
TriadFund –Texas Resources for Iraq-Afghanistan Deployment – the Iraq-Afghanistan Deployment Impact Fund at the Los Angeles-based California Community Foundation has awarded grants of $5 million each to three Texas community foundations to support the efforts of nonprofit organizations that provide needed services in Texas to active and former military personnel serving in Iraq and/or Afghanistan and their families.
TRICARE – offers many ways for military families to get help when dealing with stress, relationships and tragedy. Learn about becoming a provider.
Center for Women Veterans – in November 1994, Public Law 103-446 established the Center to monitor and coordinate the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' administration of health care and benefit services and programs for women veterans. The Center serves as an advocate for a cultural transformation (both within the 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. The Center's Director acts as the primary advisor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on all matters related to policies, legislation, programs, issues, and initiatives affecting women veterans.
Make the Connection – connecting 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.
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans 1-877-4AID VET or 1-877-424-3838 – a hotline to ensure that homeless veterans or veterans at-risk for homelessness have free, 24 / 7 access to trained counselors. Founded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the hotline is intended to assist homeless veterans, their families, VA Medical Centers, federal, state and local partners, community agencies, service providers and others in the community.
Veterans Crisis Line – connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring U.S. 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.
Women Veterans Health Care – provides programmatic and strategic support to implement positive changes in the provision of care for all women Veterans.
Women's Trauma Recovery Program – more than a decade ago, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, opened the WTRP. It is designed to treat women veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is the first residential program of its kind and is open to women across the country. Many of the women who are referred to the program were sexually assaulted during their military service and suffer what it now referred to as Military Sexual Trauma (MST). The WTRP is an intensive 60-day residential program with a strong emphasis on interpersonal skills. The initial two weeks of treatment involve psychological and psychosocial assessments in order to develop comprehensive treatment plans. Women come into the program in classes, or cohorts, and work together to problem-solve, learn effective communication, and better manage their PTSD / MST symptoms.
U.S. Military Violence Against Women – part of a collaborative project designed to deepen and broaden understandings of the relationships between U.S. militarism, foreign policy, imperialism, racism, sexism, and violence against girls and women.
USA Cares – exists to provide military families with financial support and other critical resources in their time of need, Radcliff, KY.
Veterans' Children– seeks to assist in the building of an historic bridge between veterans and their children, a bridge of stories. As the "Silent Generation" of World II and the Korean War passes on, Veterans' Children is dedicated to facilitating the children of those veterans learning and sharing their parents' stories. As the veterans of the Vietnam War reach retirement age and find themselves even more vulnerable to the ravages of PTSD and their past exposure to Agent Orange, Veterans' Children is dedicated to fostering conversations within their families that will help support both the veterans and their families. As the veterans of the Gulf War and Serbo-Croatian War see their own ordeals echoed in the faces of faces of the veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, Veterans' Children is dedicated to hearing and honoring their stories. As the veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan return home, Veterans' Children is dedicated to widening the space in which they can tell their stories and assisting in their transition back into their families and homes. By creating the space within our families for our veteran fathers and mothers to speak their story, we children enable understanding and healing.
Veterans for Common Sense – was formed in August 2002 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization by war veterans who believe that we, the people of the United States of America, are most secure when our country is free, strong, and responsibly engaged with the world. Our mission, based on pragmatic ideals of the American patriot Thomas Paine, is to raise the unique and powerful voices of veterans so that our military, veterans, freedom, and national security are protected and enhanced, for ourselves and for future generations, Washington, DC.
Veterans Law Library – a comprehensive collection of materials relating to the veterans benefits adjudication process.
War on the Rocks– a platform for analysis, commentary, debate and multimedia content on foreign policy and national security issues through a realist lens. It features articles and podcasts produced by an array of writers with deep experience in these matters: top notch scholars who study war, those who have served or worked in war zones, and more than a few who have done it all, Washington, DC. Read Blogs.
Women in the Military, National Women’s Law Center – efforts are focused on improving the opportunities for women to serve in the full range of military assignments and expanding the protections against sexual harassment and other forms of sex-based discrimination, Washington, DC.
Women Veterans – as part of the ongoing commitment of Business and Professional Women’s Foundation to support women veterans, BPW Foundation has conducted research, centralized resources and developed programs to help our "sheroes" and their families as they transition into civilian professional life, Washington, DC.
WomensLaw.org (English / Español) – the mission is to provide easy-to-understand legal information and resources to women living with or escaping domestic violence. By reaching out through the Internet, we empower women and girls to lead independent and productive lives, free from abuse, New York, NY.
Wounded Warrior Project – started in 2003, with a vision to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.
Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program – a DoD-wide effort to promote the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members, their families and communities, by connecting them with resources throughout the deployment cycle. Through YRRP events, Service members and loved ones connect with local resources before, during and after deployments. Reintegration during post-deployment is a critical time for members of the Guard and Reserve, as they often live far from military installations and members of their units. Commanders and leaders play a critical role in assuring that Reserve Service members and their families attend YRRP events where they can access information on health care, education / training opportunities, financial and legal benefits. We work in conjunction with federal partners, including the Small Business Administration and Departments of Labor and Veterans Affairs, to provide up-to-date and relevant information to the members of the all-volunteer force and their families.