The Department of Veterans Affairs
Find out about health and education benefits, employment assistance, home loans, life insurance, pensions, and memorial services for veterans. Plus special information for minorities and women in the military, and services for homeless and disabled vets.
VA benefits: 800-827-1000
Health Care: 877-222-8387
Veterans and Families
Veterans and Families is a national non-profit community service and support organization, founded and directed by veterans, parents, grandparents, family members, employers, mental health professionals, academics, and community leaders.
The Coming Home Project
The Coming Home Project is a non-profit organization devoted to providing compassionate care, support, and stress management tools for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.
Military Spouse Resource Center
A resource library for military spouse employment, education, and relocation information.
National Military Family Association
The NMFA provides timely and useful information to military families.
Society of Military Widows
The Society of Military Widows (SMW) was founded in 1968 by Theresa (Tess) Alexander to serve the interests of women whose husbands died:
1) while on active military duty;
2) of a service-connected illness; or
3) during disability or regular retirement from the armed forces.
TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors)
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc. (TAPS ) is a national nonprofit organization made up of, and providing services to, all those who have lost a loved one while serving in any branch of the Armed Forces — Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard, Reserves, Service Academies, or the Coast Guard. The heart of TAPS is its national military survivor peer support network. It also offers grief counseling, referral, case worker assistance, and crisis information, all available to help families and military personnel cope and recover. It provides these services 24 hours a day, free of charge.
VFW National Home for Children
By contacting the VFW National Home for Children Helpline at 800-851-0238, assistance and connection to supportive services nationwide is available to children and families of veterans. In some situations, the children and/or families may be able to become a part of the National Home’s campus community where they can live for a time with the opportunity to build a better life. The National Home has four Family Programs to assist families of active duty military members and veterans.
The Miles Foundation
The Miles Foundation has established a toll-free Advocacy Helpline for victims of interpersonal violence associated with the military.
Nursing Home Abuse Guide
This website was created to inform and educate the public on a devastating epidemic which is overwhelming our nations senior population. Within our nursing homes and assisted living facilities, nearly 10%, or roughly 150,000 seniors experience elder abuse each year. Many of these cases go unreported, although some of them can be quite serious and even result in the death of a loved one. Nursing home abuse in the United States has turned into an epidemic. Our seniors and loved ones are at risk of elder abuse each and every day.
Stronger Families Oxygen Seminars: This valuable program brings couples together in a classroom setting to help improve their relationships.
USO Caregivers Conferences: Caregivers of wounded warriors need help, too. The USO has held multiple Caregivers Conferences to address concerns like compassion fatigue and helping kids deal with drastic life changes.
Boulder Crest Retreat
18370 Bluemont Village Lane, PO Box 117
Bluemont, Virginia, 20135, United States
It is no surprise that in the aftermath of World War II, America enjoyed a remarkable renaissance – economically, politically and militarily. A renaissance that was led across every segment of our society by those who had endured war and come back stronger, more seasoned and more prepared for the challenges of life and peacetime.
The 2.7 million men and women who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations have now received that baton. These men and women have the experience, the ability and the potential to be our nation’s Next Greatest Generation.
In order to unlock that potential, it is critical that we provide combat veterans and their families with a free, safe and sacred place to rest, reconnect and recharge. That is why we created PATHH – Progressive and Alternative Therapies for Healing Heroes – which consists of five key programs:
•Warrior PATHH: a free 7-day combat stress recovery retreat for warriors (with separate programs for male and female combat veterans)
•Family PATHH: a free 5-day combat stress recovery retreat focused on combat veterans and their families
•Couples PATHH: a free 3-day combat stress recovery retreat focused on combat veterans and their spouses
•Caregiver PATHH: a free 3-day combat stress recovery retreat focused on those providing care to a spouse or child who was wounded in combat
•Career PATHH: a free 1-day transition seminar focused on providing transitioning or transitioned service members with the clarity required to live the life they deserve here at home.
In addition to our PATHH programs, Boulder Crest Retreat devotes a substantial portion of our calendar year to Family Rest and Reconnection retreats. These free retreats are 2-7 nights in length and provide families with the opportunity to rest, reconnect and recharge – together.
A nonprofit that takes military families from battle-ready to family-ready through outdoor, therapeutic retreats in a healing environment and ongoing family support services following each retreat.
Email (preferred method of contact): Info@ProjectSanctuary.us
Eagle Rock Camp
Eagle Rock Camp reconnects military families at therapeutic retreats that are faith based to build a healthy spirit and strong family bonds.
137 Cross Center Road, Suite 222
Denver, NC 28037
Air Force Crossroads
Offers information for Airmen and their families preparing for an upcoming deployment
The current website partner to Military Spouse Magazine that features editorials on managing Permanent Change of Station, finances, deployment and raising a family. The website acts as a base directory for spouses and provides information about the duty station and surrounding area. Baseguide.com will soon expand to include information for spouses of reserve Servicemembers.
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse. It is estimated that upwards of 10 million seniors are abused each year. Our mission is simple, To be the top online resource educating the public on the risks of senior abuse in an attempt to save lives and rebuild shattered trust. For more information, visit their website.
Nursing Home Abuse Support
According to the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, elder abuse is defined as, “any form of mistreatment that results in harm or loss to an older person.” The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living broadens that definition by stating elder abuse is “a term referring to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult.”