If you are in crisis, call 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) to reach the National Suicide Prevention Line.
VA Women Veterans Call Center
The Center provides women Veterans, their families, and caregivers with free information about their services and resources. The Center also provides an online, one-to-one chat function, which enables women Veterans to chat anonymously via real-time text messaging with a WVCC representative.
The VA Women Veterans Call Center is available Monday through Friday 8 AM – 10 PM ET, and on Saturdays from 8 AM – 6:30 PM ET and is staffed exclusively by women. The Center for Women Veterans webpage has useful information for women Veterans, including News, Resources, Research, Frequently Asked Questions, and Events.
Also see VA’s resources for Military Sexual Trauma (MST).
The Department of Veterans Affairs has many resources for Veterans from benefits to services; learn more and apply at VA/Vets.gov
In addition, thousands of national, state, and local public and private organizations assist Veterans, wounded warriors, service members, survivors, their families, and caregivers; search for those best for you on the National Resource Directory.
PTSD: National Center for PTSD
Links to resources for PTSD treatments from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Provides suggestions for finding a therapist, counselor or mental health care provider who can help with recovery from PTSD.
Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN)
Founded in 2007, the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) is the voice of all military women – past, present and future. We are a member-driven community network advocating for the individual and collective needs of service women. SWAN is guided by the priorities of our members, who include thousands of women and men, service members and civilians alike. We are committed to seeing that all service women receive the opportunities, protections, benefits and respect they deserve. Our goal is to ensure all service women have access to the information, tools and support they need to reach their personal and professional goals during and following their years of service.
This nonprofit empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. It deploys veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve.
Women In Military Service For America Memorial (WIMSA)
The Women In Military Service For America Memorial is the only major national memorial honoring all women who have defended America throughout history. We are proud to recognize their devoted patriotism and bravery as an integral part of our National heritage. The Memorial recognizes all women who have served in or with the United States Armed Forces—past, present and future; documents the experiences of these women and tells their stories of service, sacrifice and achievement; makes their contributions a visible part of our history; illustrates their contribution equal to that of men in defense of our nation; and serves as inspiration for others.
Department of Labor, Women Veterans’ Employment
DOL provides information regarding Women Veterans’ in the workforce and employment assistance. DOL’s will connect employers with qualified women veterans at over 2,500 American Job Centers nationwide. The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) provides critical resources, expertise, and training to assist women veterans in locating and obtaining meaningful careers.
Further, through VETS grants, including the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP), the Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans with Families Program (HFVVWF), and Stand Down Grants, grantees provide additional supportive services to meet the special needs of women veterans experiencing homelessness.
Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline
The Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline provides five ways for DoD community members affected by sexual assault to get help. Safe Helpline is confidential, anonymous, secure, and available 24/7 worldwide — providing victims with the help they need. DoD provides Online Helpline, Telephone Helpline, Self-Care App, Safe HelpRoom, and Info by Text.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has contracted with The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) to provide confidential and anonymous services for the DoD community. RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and was rated by Worth magazine as one of “America’s 100 Best Charities.”
RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) in partnership with over 1,000 local sexual assault service providers nationwide. RAINN also runs the award-winning National Sexual Assault Online Hotline (online.rainn.org) available in English and Spanish (rainn.org/es).
Lean in Chapter is a group of circles that exchange ideas, network, and host large events together. To join the Chapter, you can find a Circle to join or join the Chapter as an individual Chapter member. “Circles” are communities with other members. Some circles are “Staying Fit After Service”, “LGBT Women Veteran Community”, “Women Veteran Mothers”, etc.
Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (v-wise)
V-WISE is committed to women Veterans by providing them the tools to become successful entrepreneurs. Our goal is to integrate their leadership, integrity, focus and drive into a premier educational training program taught by accomplished entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship educators from across the United States.
V-WISE enables women Veterans to find their passion and to learn the business-savvy skills to turn their ideas or businesses into a growth ventures. V-WISE recognizes entrepreneurship an important part of economic growth across the country and this program is the key for women Veterans to truly pursue their dreams and to make them a reality.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
The leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. IAVA is the National Veteran Outreach Partner of Soldier On: Life After Deployment.
A Guide for the Homeless and Those in Need: How to Stop Living Out of Your Car
- How to obtain an address, driver’s license, and get your car straight
- Where to seek affordable insurance and health care
- How to find affordable food, clothing, and showers
- How to apply for jobs
- Single mothers and victims of abuse, learn about special resources that exist for you
- Veterans, learn about special programs that you can turn to
From Construction Sites to Constructed Housing: Resources for Homeless Veterans
An extensive list of resources for homeless veterans, including health insurance, health care clinics, mental health and substance abuse care providers, legal assistance, housing, food, employment and job-seeking services.
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
This website provides information that homeless veterans can use to seek help. They include addresses, phone numbers, and additional websites to find out about services, programs, and other help that is available. Keep in mind that these pages do not include all services offered. What is available in one area may be different from what is available in another, so be sure to check with local agencies to learn about services in your area.
Click on the links below to read about first steps you should take, information about resources available to address specific needs, how to replace personal records, information about seeking VA benefits, and a summary of phone numbers and websites that you will find valuable. Begin by reading the Step-by-Step Guide.
- Locate a Community-Based Organization
- Immediate Help
- Step-by-Step Guide
- Replacing Personal Records
- Seeking Federal Benefits
- Women Veterans
- Incarcerated Veterans
If you experience difficulties getting results or locating services in your local area, call the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans at 1-800-VET-HELP.
Financial Assistance for Homeless Veterans
An extensive list of resources for the military community and military supporters.
Homeless Vets’ Guide to Finding a Home
Guide with links to many organizations and resources to help all veterans, not just homeless veterans, find the help they need and deserve.
How to Me the Most (Financially) Out of Your Military Career
The financial benefits of being in the military include many different categories. You can receive benefits in your taxes, to pay for your education, to cover housing expense and to help you save more effectively. Are you using these to the fullest extent? This guide will help you see all of these potential financial benefits at a glance, and dig a little deeper into how you can use them to make the most out of your military career.
Community and Support for Veterans
The Psychological Health Center of Excellence (PHCoE) oversees the Real Warriors Campaign and mission as part of the Defense Department’s overall effort to promote a culture of support for psychological health.
PHCoE’s mission is to improve the lives of our nation’s service members, veterans and families by advancing excellence in psychological health care and prevention of psychological health disorders.
PHCoE collaborates across the Defense Department, Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies to provide leadership and expertise, inform policy, and drive improvements in psychological health outcomes.
Supporting Our Heroes: Help for Veterans’ Legal Concerns
Guide to useful legal resources for veterans, especially in the areas of child support, foreclosure and eviction, restoration of a driver’s license, outstanding warrants and fines, and discharge upgrades.