Veterans Resources








Thanks to our veterans, we have a free country to establish stories of recovery and have a place to build our lives and have basic human rights. Attaining life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is a blessing and privilege afforded us by our veterans. Unfortunately, the lives of many returning soldiers often involve emotional and physical disability, the threat of suicide, and lack of community supports.

Effective treatment and resources are important in helping to give hope and recovery to those who have given so much to us. Programs offered by the Veteran’s Administration (VA) in 2013 have helped to provide new services for these wounded and searching warriors. Peer Specialists are being hired by the VA to counsel, teach, and model recovery to those veterans in need of support. This page is dedicated to helping veterans and professionals in the field to find resources of aid.


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DBSA Veteran Peer Specialist Training

DBSA trains Veterans who live with mental health conditions to support the recovery of their peers. Facilitated by nationally recognized trainers, this comprehensive course delivers a foundation in recovery principles, peer support intervention skills, and ethical practice. Training is designed for individual Veterans who wish to qualify for VA peer support positions and consists of 46 hours of web-based and face-to-face training. Benefits may be available from the VA or your state to support training costs. For information about your eligibility, please contact your state Veterans Benefits Office or Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation Services. For additional funding ideas, please visit

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Affordable Care Act and Veterans  Also click here

After Deployment,

Air Force Palace HART (Helping Airmen Recover Together),

American Veterans with Brain Injuries,

Army Behavioral Health,

Battlemind Training,

BeThere Peer Support Line - provides 24/7 chat, e-mail, phone and text-messaging support.

Best Colleges for Veterans

Brain Injury Association of USA,

Center for Women Veterans,

Coalition to Salute America's Heroes,

Community of Veterans,

Coming Home Project, The,

Defense and Veterans Affairs Brain Injury Center, The (tracks brain injuries among veterans),

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve,

Fallen Patriot Fund,

Finances Online,

Give an Hour (mental health professionals volunteer to assist military and families),

Grants, Scholarships and Education Resources  at

Guide to VA Benefits,

Healing Combat Trauma,

Hearts Toward Home,

Heroes to Hometowns,

Homeless Veterans Treatment Programs, Http://

Iraq War Veterans Organization,

Make the Connection

Military Mental Health,

Military One Source,

Military Severely Injured Center (MSIC),

Military Order of the Purple Heart,

Military Spouse,

Military Spouse Support Network,

Missouri Veterans Commission – Resources and contact information to help personnel, their dependents and survivors to obtain all entitlements available under state and federal laws,

My Army Life Too for Army Families,

NAMI Homefront: Helping Families and Supporting Service Members

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – brain injury link,

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),

National Guard Family Program,

National Military Family Association,

Navy Safe Harbor Program,

One Freedom,


Salute Inc.,

San Diego Public Library Vet Resources click here

Seamless Transition for returning veterans,

Soldier For Life,

Substance Use and Traumatic Brain Injury Risk Reduction and Prevention:

Supportive Services for Veteran Families

US Air Force,

U.S. Army Wounded Warrior (AW2) Program,

US Department of Defense Military Health System,

US Department of Veterans Affairs

US Marines,

US Navy,

U.S. Servicemember's Guide to Academic Programs & Aid

VA Facilities Locator and Directory,

VA Readjustment Counseling Services,

VA Veteran Recovery,

Vet Centers,

VA Center for Minority Veterans,

Veteran’s Health Administration,

Veterans Legal Assistance,

Veterans for America,

Vets 4 Vets,

Vets Prevail-Free Online Training, Counseling, & Support 

Wounded Warrior Project,


Click here or on banner above for the NAMI Veterans Resource Center



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