Services & opportunity locators for military & veteran families & supporters
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State military & veteran resource websites
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State military and veteran resource websites
Arizona - Arizona Coalition for Military Families
The Arizona Coalition for Military Families is a public/private partnership focused on building Arizona’s statewide capacity to care for and support all service members, veterans and their families. The Coalition fosters cross-sector collaboration between the military, government and community.
Arkansas - ARVets
The vision of ARVets is to ensure that all military, veterans and their families have a one-stop shop where all their needs can be addressed simultaneously.
The mission of ARVets is to enhance the overall quality of life for military personnel, veterans and their families by improving access to resources and strengthening support systems through all phases of the military life cycle. ARVets will proactively offer more innovative ideas and methods to deliver services and focus on a grassroots case-management approach.
California - The Orange County Veterans & Military Families Collaborative
The Orange County Veterans and Military Families Collaborative, OCVMFC, provides Orange County veterans and military families with resources and assistance from local organizations. We aim to provide services that positively impact veterans and military families in need of assistance. Services can range from housing, employment, education, and community outreach.
California - Victory Village Amador
Our duty is to serve those who have served our great nation. We facilitate veterans services for our service members, veterans, and families by streamlining access to Veterans Housing, Education, Life Skills and Physical Wellness services. In support of our military and families, we are bridging the gap from military service to civilian life.
Colorado - Colorado Veteran's Resource Portal
The Colorado Veteran's Resource Portal was built with veterans in mind by both veterans and civilians working together. The idea, main design, and execution can be credited to the hard work of the volunteers at Veteran's Passport To Hope (VP2H). Guidance and input from veterans was taken into account and we've created this site, which, we hope, will help veterans in the state of Colorado.
The reason we have created this portal is to help veterans in Colorado find all of the free resources available to them. When Shane Schmutz, a three-time Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and the founder of VP2H began organizing a large veteran based fund-raising event in 2011, he began networking within the Colorado veteran community. What he and his team found through networking was that a lot of people and organizations existed solely to help veterans. As a veteran himself, Shane was surprised that he was unaware of the multiple resources available. Shane and his board members wanted all veterans to know about ALL of the resources without having to spend thousands of hours networking. They wanted the information easily available and accessible at veteran's fingertips. Shane's team did additional research and discovered that many individuals within the state, the Colorado state government, and veteran focused donors also wanted to create a way to compile all of the available information and resources.
We utilized the strengths and talents of his VP2H team to do what many people only talked about. Before now, nobody has taken the time, energy, or didn't have the funding to create a website like this one. After nearly two years of research and hard work, VP2H is proud to host, maintain, and continue to improve the Colorado Veteran's Resource Portal.
Florida - Florida Veterans Foundation
Florida Veterans Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization to support of the livelihood and general welfare of Florida veterans.
Georgia - Augusta Warrior Project
Connecting warriors and their families who live in the Greater Augusta area of Georgia and South Carolina (CSRA) with resources that improve their lives.
Georgia - United Military Care
Making military and veteran families stronger through emergency assistance, problem solving and strategic planning.
Illinois - Illinois Joining Forces
Illinois Joining Forces is a statewide network of veteran and military-serving organizations working together to serve Illinois better.
Kansas - KanVet
KanVet provides direct access to State of Kansas veteran-specific resources and benefits without having to navigate multiple state agency websites. Serving all veterans, transitioning service members and their families.
Maine - Maine Military & Community Network
This network is a community effort to understand, prevent, and help deal with the lingering aftereffects of war on service members, their families, and their communities.
Together, we work to raise awareness about:
- Challenges faced by service members and their families
- Resources that exist to help them
- How we can help connect service members and their families to their Maine communities
Maryland (Montgomery County) - Serving Together
Serving Together knows Montgomery County, Maryland and will provide clear guidance for service members and their families on how to access the information and resources they deserve. Serving Together, with help from Montgomery County government, local organizations, and businesses, is striving to provide a sustained, coordinated system in support to the 50,000 veterans living in Montgomery County and welcome home the newest generation of Warriors.
Massachusetts - The Mass VetsAdvisor
MassVetsAdvisor.org is an easy to use online resource created by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that strives to serve the nearly half-million veterans living in Massachusetts, and their families, as a bridge to the many benefits that they have earned in defense of our nation. By combining state and federal benefits, as well as non-profit resources into one tailored online search, veterans and their families now have access to one stop shopping for all of their needs. Access to financial, education, and housing benefits that once took hours to research, resulting in dozens of phone calls, meetings, and frustration, are now just one click away on MassVetsAdvisor.org.
Michigan - Military Support Programs and Networks (M-SPAN) for service members, veterans, and their families
The M-SPAN programs at the University of Michigan are part of the Welcome Back Veterans national initiative, a collaboration between Major League Baseball and the McCormick Foundation. Welcome Back Veterans is committed to creating a national network of university-based medical Centers of Excellence to address the mental health needs of our veterans and their families. M-SPAN programs are dedicated to military mental health and include innovative approaches to outreach, overcoming stigma, and the design and delivery of programs for military families. We are honored to do this work in partnership with the Michigan Army National Guard, and to develop and implement programs to meet the needs of our citizen soldiers and their families.
Michigan - Veteran Resource Service Center
Call 2-1-1 or 1-800-MICH-VET
The Michigan Veteran Resource Service Center connects the state Veterans Affairs Agency with the 2-1-1 system, which people call for human service problems. Veterans and their families can call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for access to their federal benefits as well as state and local services.
Minnesota - Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a comprehensive program that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting service members and their families with community support, training, services and resources.
We do this by:
- Creating awareness through the Yellow Ribbon Community Campaign and synchronizing sustainable community support networks.
- Connecting and coordinating organizations, agencies and companies to provide resources and support to service members and their families.
- Delivering a series of formal Yellow Ribbon Training events to service members and their families before, during and after deployment.
- Providing an opportunity for Minnesotans to support service members and their families.
Minnesota - Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV)
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) is a nonprofit organization that has been assisting veterans for over 25 years. Each year MACV receives more than 25,000 contacts, inquiries, and requests from veterans across the state. In 2013, MACV comprehensively served 1,785 veterans and their families throughout Minnesota who were homeless or experiencing a crisis that could lead to homelessness – and the need for services continues to rise.
Many homeless and veterans’ organizations recognize MACV’s transitional and permanent housing programs as a model for the nation. We have a passion for serving those in Minnesota who first served us.
Minnesota - Minnesota Family Assistance Centers
Minnesota Family Assistance Centers are geographically dispersed throughout the state to offer resources, referrals and support to all service members and military family members. FACs are connected to communities and the military units in the surrounding area. They understand that asking for support is difficult for military families and they also know that challenges occur that require outside support. No matter what the challenge or question, the FC supports military families.
New Jersey - Bonds of Courage
We provide a network of support to ensure no troop, veteran or family member is ever alone. Our ability to intervene and solve emerging problems makes a substantial difference in the lives of service members. Veterans and those that are still serving, many times, need help getting access to existing programs that aren’t as simple to access as they should be.
New Jersey - Home Front Hearts
Home Front Hearts provides support and resources to the families of service members, increasing public awareness of the struggles and sacrifices of military families, and building communities that are responsive to the needs of these families.
- We are the bridge between military families with needs who don’t always have a “voice” and those of us who want to help but don’t know how. We are small enough and flexible enough to do very direct meaningful work with minimal overhead and bureaucracy.
- We provide a place where military families can go for help without shame, embarrassment or impact to military service.
- We address the “unmet needs” of our clients (financial assistance, coaching/counseling, legal assistance, etc.).
- We match corporate, non-profit, community, and individual “givers” to military families in need.
- We stay involved - overseeing progress, providing resources and support, and ensuring needs are met until the family is back on track.
- We provide flexible service fellowship opportunities for wounded warrior caregivers and/or military spouses unable to work outside the home due to their own health/disability or that of a child/children, to assist other military families while earning much needed income.
- We assist military children nationwide by increasing awareness to peers, teachers, coaches, parents, and mentors about the challenges military children face and educating these community members on the best ways to support and assist these children.
- We maintain a continually-updated resource directory and news source on our website and partner with and utilize many of our website resources as we support our clients.
New York - CNY Veteran's Outreach Center (Central New York)
Our mission: "To enrich the veteran's quality of life by providing supportive comprehensive services to all veterans in need so they may successfully integrate back into the society to which they served, consequently enhancing the surrounding communities. We will devote our time to assist veterans and their families in multifaceted ways through strong collaboration and dedication of the professionals involved so that growth will occur."
The Utica Center for Development INC. (UCD)/ Central New York Veterans Outreach Center(CNYVOC) was formed to provide and conduct charitable, educational, social service, and housing services for those in need. The UCD/CNYVOC came to be developed by Vincent Scalise, an Iraqi/Afghanistan war veteran who realized there was a lack of services for veterans in Upstate New York.
CNYVOC is in the process of creating a resourceful, one stop facility in Utica for veterans residing throughout Central New York. When complete this facility would offer, among other services, transitional housing for homeless veterans with permanent housing for disabled and elderly veterans, plus a wide variety of other services.
New York - NYC Veterans Alliance
Our veterans is an informational website resource for veterans, military members, and their families in the NY Metro area.
New York - NYServes
NYServes is New York’s first coordinated network of public, private, and non-profit organizations working together to server veterans and their families.
New York - Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York
The Veterans One-stop Center of Western New York, Inc. brings people, organizations, and resources together in time, space, and effort to effectively improve the well-being of all Western New York Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their immediate families.
New York - Veterans Outreach Center
Veterans Outreach Center is a local non-profit providing supportive services to veterans in Rochester, Buffalo and the 14 surrounding counties.
New York - Western New York Heroes
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference for our veterans and Troops. We offer financial assistance for disabled, Return and Recover, and multiple grant programs.
North Carolina - MVRC Military and Veterans Resource Coalition
Connecting military and families to resources in the Triangle, NC.
North Carolina - NCSILC
North Carolina - NCServes
North Carolina's first coordinated network of public, private, and non-profit organizations working together to serve veterans and their families.
North Carolina - NC Vet Links
Ohio - Ohio Military Family Connection
We're here to help connect military families in Ohio in need with businesses and volunteers that want to help support the Troops locally.
Ohio - Ohio Valley Vets
The Ohio Valleys' Source for Local Veterans Information
Throughout our website, you will find a variety of local information designed to help veterans and their families connect, navigate and locate information and services available in our community. The Ohio Valley has an extensive network of organizations trained and willing to help, from filing a disability claim with the VA to finding what's happening on the weekend, we hope you'll find it here. We help the Ohio Valley veterans and their families connect.
Oregon - Oregon Military Support Network
The Oregon Military Support Network (OMSN) is an interconnected network that serves as a catalyst to join Veterans of every era and their families with targeted resources to sustain their needs. OMSN's mission is achieved through thoughtful, caring collaboration with a number of umbrella services from partner agencies to identify, prioritize, and coordinate resources that help Veterans provide for their needs in a join effort towards achieving their life goals.
Pennsylvania - PAServes
PAServes is Pittsburgh first coordinated network of public, private, and non-profit organizations working together to server veterans and their families.
Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation
The mission of the Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation (PVF) is to provide assistance and support to Pennsylvania veterans and their families.
Pennsylvania - Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania
Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania provides essential housing, employment, and supportive services to veterans and their families.
Pennsylvania - Veterans Multi-Service Center
Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC) exists solely to “serve those who served” this great nation, our veterans. We are the only non-profit agency in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas that provides a comprehensive resource center available to all veterans in need.
South Carolina - Augusta Warrior Project
Connecting warriors and their families who live in the Greater Augusta area of Georgia and South Carolina (CSRA) with resources that improve their lives.
South Carolina - Military and Veterans Service Alliance
The Military and Veterans Service Alliance (MAVSA) of the Lowcountry exists to provide a single source of information by which a military service person, veteran, retiree, or family member thereof can go for information and help in resolving problems relating to health, both physical and mental, housing, food, clothing, transportation, education, etc. The alliance also provides a source of information by which veterans can associate themselves with other veterans in the various organizations that exist throughout the lowcountry.
South Carolina - SCServes
SCServes is South Carolina’s first coordinated network of public, private, and non-profit organizations working together to server veterans and their families.
South Carolina - Tri-County Veterans Support Network (Charleston, SC)
The Tri-County Veterans Support Network serves our local veterans and their families in crisis in the Charleston tri-county area. Resolved to provide more comprehensive and holistic service to our local veterans, we have formed a collaborative network of veteran service agencies in our area.
South Carolina - Upstate Warrior Solution
Connecting warriors and their families to the resources they need.
Texas - San Antonio Coalition for Veterans and Families
Our mission is to provide leadership, to connect veterans, families and caregivers with community resources to improve their lives.
Texas - TexVet
A portal of information for the Texas veteran community.
Virginia - VAVETS Virginia Veterans
VAVETS (Virginia Veterans) mission is to unite, organize and operate a command resource center and support services network that provides guidance and direction on available benefits and compensations; accepts and responds to veteran’s needs; and advocates on behalf of the Virginia Veterans. VAVETS, using its own resources and those of its extended support network, will provide resource support in the following areas: (1) Personal & Family (2) Health & Wellness, (3) Education & Training, (4) Employment and Transition.
Washington - WAServces
Washington's first coordinated network of public, private, and non-profit organizations working together to serve veterans, service members and their families.
Washington - Washington Military Resource Directory
West Virginia Military Connection
Wisconsin Military Network
Military service members of the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy, veterans, retirees, and military families can struggle to sort through the overwhelming number of government programs, non-profits, and other resources available to them. Getting help is not always simple or easy. At Wisconsin Military Network we are committed to helping military and veterans find resources that fit their needs. We want to help military and veterans find help in Wisconsin and beyond.
WisconsinMilitary.org Service Member Support Division
Wisconsin SMSD will provide Wisconsin’s service members and their families mobile, high quality, effective, and efficient assistance throughout the deployment cycle. Programs shall consist of informational events and activities for members of the Armed Forces, their families, and community members to facilitate access to services supporting their health and well-being. Supporting services includes education, advocacy, intervention and short-term counseling, resource awareness education, support in accessing resources, referral to community resources and services, youth and parent education and enrichment programs.
Websites with service and opportunity locators
The following list of websites have locator tools to help the military community and military supporters locate services and opportunities in proximity to their location. Also visit this link for INTEREST-BASED SUPPORT FOR MILITARY AND VETERANS.
In addition to the list below, consider also the resource network of a military installation (if you live near one), local veteran service organizations (American Legion, AmVets, VFW), VA facilities, American Red Cross chapters, or the YMCA.
www.AllForGood.org All for Good makes it simple to find ways to do good by helping people connect with service activities in their communities. The site brings together service opportunities from local and national organizations to help you find volunteer activities that fit your time and interests. American Red Cross The American Red Cross offers confidential services to all military personnel (active duty, National Guard, Reserves, and veterans) and their families by connecting them with Red Cross and community resources through our network of chapters in communities across the United States and offices on military installations worldwide. Local Red Cross offices develop and maintain relationships with key community partners. Military families rely on the Red Cross to help them identify their needs and connect them to the most appropriate Red Cross and community resources. This key Red Cross service ranges from responding to emergency needs for food, clothing, and shelter, referrals to counseling services (e.g., financial, legal, mental health), respite care for caregivers, and other resources that meet the unique needs of local military members, veterans and their families. Contact your local chapter - LINK Blue Star Families' mission of support-connect-empower begins with our volunteers who are scattered across the country. Within communities of the United States, we have chapters, managed by our hard-working team of Chapter Directors. Each chapter represents us at local events, serves as a liaison between the military and civilian communities, and recruits volunteers to support our various programs. The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a community of mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have children serving in the military, guard or reserves, or children who are veterans. We support each other and our children while promoting patriotism. Our organization focuses on our mission every single day and will never, ever, forsake our troops, our veterans or the families of our Fallen Heroes. Community OneSource (Easter Seals) helps veterans and their families connect to services and resources within their communities. Call 866-423-4981 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Disabled American Veterans Getting involved in your local DAV Chapter is one of the many ways you can reach out to fellow veterans in your community. DAV Chapter members usually meet monthly to network and discuss issues of importance to veterans and the organization. Legislation, volunteer efforts and community projects are among the topics discussed, as well as upcoming events and activities. HOOAH, Inc (Helping Our American Heroes) Our mission is to lend support to forward deployed servicemen and women, their stateside families, and returning veterans with a high level of understanding, compassion, and empathy. Chapters in these states: Minnesota, Georgia, Colorado, Wisconsin, Kansas and Hawaii. Joining Community Forces Our mission is to maximize the impact of civilian and military resources to service members, families, and veterans; in order to build resilience and foster a community network that is both sustainable and relevant. www.MilitaryBeliever.com Get connected with other military believers, churches and ministries all over the world. Use social tools to find events, and opportunities in your area. Login now or register as a member - it's free. National Association of County Veterans Service Officers If you want assistance or need help in obtaining benefits, Contact Us and we will do our best to answer your questions or help you contact the County or State Veterans Service Officer nearest your place of residence. You will receive a response within 24 hours. The National Guard Family Program website has a feature that allows its members to search for a contact or resource based on location for these topics: education, wellness, employment, housing, volunteerism, family support, financial services and reintegration and benefits. www.NationalResourceDirectory.gov The National Resource Directory connects wounded warriors, service members, veterans, their families and caregivers with those who support them. Operation Homefront 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. USO Millions of times each year at hundreds of locations around the world, the USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families. A nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities. Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities This site is a storehouse of facility and key staff information within 1815 VA facilities, maintained on a regular basis by editors and administrators nationwide throughout the VA network. Designed for ease-of-use, this site categorizes information for browsing by state and administration, as well as by viewing through an interactive map of the United States. Links to various VA services and policies are also available. www.VolunteerMatch.org VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Our popular service welcomes millions of visitors a year and has become the preferred internet recruiting tool for more than 79,000 nonprofit organizations.I can help you to find a way to support the military community that is a good fit for you, and equip you with some great resources and information to help!I can help you to find a way to support the military community that is a good fit for you, and equip you with some great resources and information to help! www.WarriorGateway.org Our mission is to connect the military, veterans and their family members to government and non-profit programs in their local community.