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The mission of Veteran Services is to provide hope and healing to America’s military veterans. We provide resources to military veterans for healing of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), financial planning, health and wellness, and retirement planning. We offer online resources, or veterans and their families may call and talk to a resource advisor through our toll-free line at (844) 200-0012.

The Birdwell Foundation is a place where Veterans and first responders can come to a place of refuge for four to six months in the company of others to find healing and be surrounded by like-minded people without having to explain their thoughts, feelings, actions, or emotions.

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PTSD & SUBSTANCE USE

Veteran Services Provides PTSD & Substance Use Resources for U.S. Military Veterans

U.S. military veterans have the highest rate of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) of nearly any demographic in our nation. Statistics show that 300,000 American veterans are currently struggling with PTSD. Our military veterans often do not receive the services they need when returning from deployments and reintegrating back into civilian life.

Veteran Services offers free and low-cost resources to help veterans and their families recover from the trauma of military combat. The information below can help veterans find services related to:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Drug & Alcohol Detoxification
  • Residential Treatment & Rehabilitation
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs

Our nation’s veterans have honorably served our country and stood up for our freedoms. Veteran Services is here to help veterans win their battle against PTSD & trauma and mental health issues such as drug and alcohol substance use disorders. Check out our list of resources or contact us at (844) 200-0012.

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Program


Find Substance Use treatment through the VA. The mission of Veteran Affairs is to provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned – and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.


Goodwill of Orange County’s Tierney Center for Veteran Services is a comprehensive resource serving veterans and their families. Regardless of when you served, how you were discharged, whether you were active duty, National Guard or reserves, you sacrificed and served our country and now it is our turn to serve you.


NIDA examines the trends in substance use in specific populations, including military personnel, and search for better methods for preventing and treating substance use disorders that are specific to these populations.

Suicide Prevention


If you are a Service member or Veteran in crisis or you’re concerned about one, there are specially trained responders ready to help you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Veterans Crisis Line connects Service members and Veterans in crisis, as well as their family members and friends, with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text-messaging service.


The Birdwell Foundation is a place where Veterans can come to a place of refuge for four to six months in the company of other Veterans to find healing and be surrounded by like-minded people without having to explain their thoughts, feelings, actions, or emotions.

National Center for PTSD


The world’s leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD and traumatic stress. PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event.


The service dog programs of America’s VetDogs were created to provide enhanced mobility and renewed independence to veterans, active-duty service members, and first responders with disabilities, allowing them to once again live with pride and self-reliance. America’s VetDogs specializes placing highly-skilled service and guide dogs to individuals with physical injuries, PTSD, hearing and vision loss, and seizures.


Operation: 23 to Zero is an effort to curb the massive rates of veteran and military suicide through awareness and providing a network of fellow military members to connect with for help and support.

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FINANCIAL RESOURCES


Hiring America is the first TV series dedicated to helping veterans find jobs. We feature companies with outstanding veteran hiring initiatives, share insights from CEO’s, career counselors, and HR specialists, and give valuable information to help ease the transition for veterans entering the civilian workforce.


The WIT MATRIX is the nation’s most comprehensive list of vetted, direct links to American companies and educational/training organizations that have shown a real commitment to hiring and supporting our nation’s military veterans and their families as they transition into the civilian workforce.


Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes where military & veterans families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital. These homes are located at military and VA medical centers around the world.


The mission of Operation Homefront is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities that they’ve worked so hard to protect.


Created in 1944, the VA Home Loan Guaranty program first helped returning WWII Veterans re-enter civilian life. Since then, over 23 million VA home loans have been approved. Today, the loans provide eligible borrowers – at any stage in life – cost-effective choices for home financing.


USAA proudly serves military members and their families. Since 1922, they have stood by their members. USAA provides insurance, banking, investments and retirement programs.


The mission of Operation First Response, Inc (OFR) is to serve all branches of our nation’s Wounded Heroes/Disabled Veterans and their families with personal and financial needs. Services are provided from the onset of injuries or illness, throughout their recovery period and along their journey from military life to the civilian world.


USA Cares’ mission is to provide post-9/11 military veterans, service members and their families with emergency financial assistance and post-service skills training that will create a foundation for long-term stability.

Find financial resources and benefits for U.S. Veterans

Our military veterans who are returning home often find that financial matters are difficult to sort out. Securing employment, readjusting to civilian life, and managing PTSD symptoms can make earning a living difficult or impossible.

There are many for-profit and non-profit organizations that assist veterans with career placement or financial resources during the difficult transition time. Some of these resources include:

  • Financial assistance for the combat injured
  • Career transition assistance
  • Housing assistance
  • Emergency financial assistance
  • Educational programs
  • Active military financial assistance
  • Financial planning and insurance

There are many financial resources providing assistance and veteran services. Check out our list of resources or for more help please contact us at (844) 200-0012.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Veteran Services Provides Retirement & Planning Resources for U.S. Military Veterans

Once U.S. military veterans have retired from active service, there are numerous non-profit and government programs to assist with post-military life. Whether its insurance, health care, or retirement planning, Veteran Services can help locate the appropriate services to fill the need. We are committed to connecting the military community to all the benefits earned through service and made available by the government, businesses and non-profit organizations.

Some of the resources available through Veteran Services include:

  • Transitioning to Civilian Life
  • Health Care
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Retirement
  • Military Discounts

More information may be found at the official U.S. government site for veterans benefits at Veterans Affairs. For more information about veterans benefits please visit www.va.gov.


MilitaryBenefits.info began in 2011 with the goal of becoming the trusted source of military and veterans benefits resources for the U.S. military community, including active duty, reservists, National Guard, military retirees, veterans, and military spouses and their families. We are committed to connecting the military community to all the benefits earned through service and made available by the government, businesses and non-profit organizations.


TRICARE is a health program for Uniformed Service members and their families, National Guard/Reserve members and their families, Survivors, Former spouses, Medal of Honor recipients and their families, and others registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).

Veterans Pension


The Veterans Pension program provides monthly payments to wartime Veterans who meet certain age or disability requirements, and who have income and net worth within certain limits. Find out if you’re eligible for this benefit.


If you’re a veteran who isn’t enrolled in VA benefits or other veterans health coverage, you can get coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Depending on your household size and income, you may be able to get lower costs on monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs on private insurance. Or you may qualify for free or low-cost coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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