Resources

The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes is pleased to present a comprehensive directory of on-line resources for OIF/OEF veterans and their families. We have made every effort to verify that they are reliable and viable organizations. However, we do not endorse them, nor can we be responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the information about them.

Community and Family

Armed Forces Foundation
Financial support, career counseling, housing assistance and recreational therapy programs for members of the military community.

American Legion
Programs and services, such as Heroes to Hometown, that aid and support wounded warriors and their famillies.

Boulder Crest Retreat
Boulder Crest Retreat is the nation’s first privately-funded rural wellness center dedicated exclusively to our nation’s combat veterans and their families. We are committed to improving the physical, emotional, spiritual and economic wellbeing of this remarkable community of heroes, and ensuring they have the opportunity to succeed in their new mission – a life of passion, purpose and service – here at home.

City of Houston Office of Veterans Affairs
Provides comprehensive support to military veterans and their families in the Houston, Texas community in their efforts to obtain the services and benefits they are entitled to from Federal, State and City government agencies, as well as access to other non-profit organizations for supplemental aid and assistance.

Connecticut Veterans.CT.Gov
One-stop point of access for military veterans who reside in the state that offers a wide range of services and benefits provided by state and federal government agencies.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Association (IAVA)
Programs of aid and assistance to veterans and their families, promotes awareness about veterans’ issues and advocates for supportive legislative policy and all governmental levels.

Fisher House Foundation
Builds and donates “comfort homes” for families of wounded soldiers during their recovery and rehabilitation process.

National Military Family Association
Provides advice and information for families of service members who have been wounded or become ill during their term of service.

Operation Home Front
Offers emergency financial assistance and other forms of support for families of wounded warriors and active duty service members.

REMIND (Bob Woodruff Foundation)
Provides funding and support for programs that help injured service members reconnect with their families, communities, and that inspire them to lead productive lives.

Soldiers’ Angels
Sends care packages, letters, clothing, computer technology, and financial aid to wounded and deployed service members, and their families.

USA Cares
Warrior Treatment Today program helps service members obtain treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Assists veterans with VA claims, educational benefits, and financial support to meet obligations in mortgage and rent, home and auto repairs, insurance, utilities, food and clothing.

Emergency Assistance

Air Compassion for Veterans
Provides free air transportation to qualifying wounded warriors and veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their adversely affected family members, when the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs cannot assist.

American Red Cross
Information and communications services, access to financial assistance and aid, and other services for active duty service members, veterans and their families during crisis situations.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Financial, educational and other forms of assistance to members of the U.S. Naval Services, including active duty and retired active and reserve component Sailors and Marines, eligible family members and survivors.

Operation Family Fund
Assists families of service members injured in the Global War on Terrorism with financial grants to help them transition to their new circumstances and achieving financial self-sufficiency.

Operation First Response
Financial aid and support services to wounded heroes and their families in all branches of military.

Operation Home Front
Emergency financial, legal and other assistance to families of service members and wounded warriors.

Semper Fi Fund
Provides financial assistance and other support services for service members and their families during period of hospitalization and recovery following injury or illness.

Veterans Crisis Line
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention hotline with 24/7 access to trained professionals prepared to help any veteran in crisis.

Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline
Emergency service hotline for wounded, injured or ill soldiers and their families with concerns regarding patient medical treatment and care.

Education, Training and Employment

Able Flight Program-Purdue University 
Mission is to offer people with disabilities a unique way to challenge themselves through flight and aviation career training, and by doing so, to gain greater self-confidence and self-reliance.

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) 
Providing free practice tests for all categories of the ASVAB so those interested in joining the military can get a sense of the questions they will expect to see on the ASVAB.

Department of Veterans Affairs Innovation Initiative (VAi2)
A flagship program designed to foster new ideas and innovative solutions that will enhance the VA’s ability to meet the challenges of becoming a 21st-century people-centric organization.

Dog Tag Bakery 
Dog Tag Inc. seeks to provide a transformative opportunity for veterans with disabilities by offering an education at Georgetown University and real life work experience in our small business venture, Dog Tag Bakery. Upon completion of the Dog Tag Inc. program, transitioned veterans are business ready, competitive and employable.

Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV)
Experiential training programs in entrepreneurship and small business management for post-9/11 veterans with disabilities resulting from their service to our country.

Hire Heroes USA
Offers personalized training, corporate contact and interview counseling to help transitioning service members, veterans, and their spouses find employment.

Hiring Our Heroes
U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s program that assists veterans and military spouses in efforts to identify and obtain employment and career opportunities.

MiliCruit
Helps veterans and military spouses find opportunities to connect with industry-leading employers in a fully-interactive online environment.

My Next Move for Veterans
U.S. Department of Labor internet portal designed to help veterans find employment in any of nearly 1,000 career descriptions.

Post 9/11 GI Bill
Provides post 9/11 service members and veterans with financial assistance and other services to support educational goals.

Purple Heart Foundation
Provides job training and financial support programs, education and scholarships, legal representation for claims, and legislative representation for veterans and their families.

Project Return to Work
Provides veterans with specialized vocational evaluations, career counseling services, and access to a nationwide employer network to help them transition into the civilian workforce.

Real Online Degree Resource Page
Resource page for college students who are either veterans or current military personnel. It covers everything that military students need to know while attending college, both in-person and online.

Recruit Military
Connects employers, franchisors, and educational institutions with men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, veterans who already have civilian work experience, members of the National Guard and reserve forces, and military spouses.

Swords to Plowshares
Provides health and social services, supportive housing, employment and training, and legal assistance.

Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation
Connects permanently disabled veterans with volunteers who pool their resources to provide four-year “life scholarships” that include housing, use of vehicle, employment, community support and self-sufficiency services.

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program
Cooperative effort by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Labor that provides up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed veterans between the ages of 35 and 60.

VetSuccess
Provides comprehensive transition and employment resources and links to over 8 million job listings for veterans, service members, and their families.

Health and Medical

Asbestos.com
Specializes in providing information and advice about disability and other claims related to mesothelioma, and for identifying resources needed to cope with the disease.

Air Force Wounded Warrior
Ensures wounded airmen receive professional support and care from the point of injury, through separation or retirement from service for life.

American Foundation for the Blind
Provides individuals with vision loss access to support network of resources offering advice, information and advocating of their rights and interests.

Amputee Coalition of America
The nation’s leading organization on limb loss, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for amputees and their families, improving patient care and preventing limb loss.

American Amputee Foundation
National information clearinghouse and referral center serving amputees, their families, and care providers, helps with insurance claims, justification letters to payers, indirect financial help with prosthetics, technical assistance in developing self-help programs and life care planning services.

U.S. Army Wounded Warrior (AW2) Program
U.S. Army’s programs of aid and assistance that help severely wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, and their families.

Blinded Veterans Association
Blinded veterans helping blinded veterans through services programs, regional groups, resources, and advocacy of relevant policy and law.

Brain Injury Association of America
National network of state affiliates, local chapters and support groups dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH)
Conducts, coordinates and promotes research on the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders and stroke.

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Coordinates care and treatment to patient in order to maximize function and decrease or eliminate TBI-related disability. DVBIC’s staff works together to provide services, and supports individuals with TBI return to duty, work and community.

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
U.S. Department of Defense resource for military communities, wounded warriors and families who require treatment of traumatic brain injury and other conditions affecting psychological health.

Disabled Veterans of America
Assists veterans and families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other government agencies.

Easter Seals
Offers active duty service members and veterans with disabilities extensive systems of care with viable options to support and augment current reintegration efforts.

Mesothelioma Resource Online
Provides information to improve understanding of disease – its causes, effects and treatment options – along wtih network comprised of individuals, organizations and committees that provide support for patients and their families.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association
United Spinal Association’s department that provides active-lifestyle information, peer support and advocacy programs to help individuals living with spinal cord injuries and disorders achieve their highest potential.

National Center for PTSD
Division within U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs specializing in the development of evidence-based treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the dissemination of best-practices through the VA system.

Office of Wounded Warrior Care
Assists wounded service members and recently discharged veterans of all military branches by connecting them to national, state and local resources that support their recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration into their communities.

Paralyzed Veterans of America
Supports veterans with spinal cord injuries and other dysfunctions to ensure they receive earned benefits, quality medical care, maximum employment, sports and recreational opportunities, access to all facets of society and access to scientific and medical advancements.

The Patriot Project
The Patriot Project is a grass roots movement to provide chiropractic care to all Active Military, their Families, Wounded Warriors & All Gold Star Dependents.

Phoenix Society
Serves as peer support, educational and advocacy resource center for burn survivors and those who care for them.

TRICARE
U.S. Department of Defense healthcare program for all uniformed service members, retirees and their families.

USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment
Assists combat and non-combat wounded, ill and injured marines, and sailors attached to or in direct support of marine units, and their family members, with programs of non-medical care until they return to duty or transition to civilian life.

Homes and Housing

Building Homes for Heroes
Builds, modifies and finances homes for severely wounded veterans and their families to help them lead more independent and productive lives.

Home Resources for Veterans- The Realty Medics
We’ve created a list of resources that can assist veterans and their families looking for information and help in their search for a home.

Home Depot Foundation
Focuses resources on improving homes for economically disadvantaged military veterans, including adaptive and barrier-free access housing for wounded warriors.

Homes for Our Troops
Sponsors campaigns to raise funds, building materials and professional labor services needed to build homes for severely injured veterans and their immediate families.

Housing Assistance Council
Through its Affordable Housing for Rural Veterans program, the HAC provides loans, technical assistance, training, research and information to local producers of housing for military veterans who live in rural areas and need financial support.

National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification
Supports the inclusion of housing and home modification programs and policies for successful long-term, disability, aging, preventative health and assisted living communities.

Operation Finally Home
Provides custom-built, mortgage-free homes to wounded and disabled veterans and spouses of the fallen who live in California to help get their lives back on track and become productive members of their communities.

Purple Heart Homes
Partners with communities around the nation to provide new home construction and modifications to existing homes for service-related disabled veterans and their caregivers.

Legal Assistance

AMVETS
Develops and promotes public policy on veteran-related issues such as VA funding, homelessness, retirement pay and disability compensation, employment and training.

National Veterans Legal Services Program
NVLSP recruits, trains, and assists volunteer lawyers and advocates in support of efforts by veterans to obtain benefits they’ve earned through military service.

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Assistance
Overview information on mesothelioma and asbestos lawsuits, as well as free brochures from the leading mesothelioma lawyers in your area to assist you with your legal options.

Mesothelioma Law Firm                                                                                                               Helping mesothelioma clients for over two decades, with tremendous empathy and understanding of the special requirements that mesothelioma patients have. The standard steps of a lawsuit will be worked around your schedule in order to make things easiest for you.

Recreation, Arts and Leisure

Adaptive Sports Foundation
Provides basic knowledge and learning programs in the practice of wellness and the importance of lifelong healthful living through sports, outdoor activity and recreation.

Armed Forces Entertainment
U.S. Department of Defense agency provides entertainment to U.S. military personnel overseas.

KAMO Adventures
KAMO Adventures is dedicated to serving and honoring our returning wounded and disabled veterans as they transition into civilian life.

Eagles Summit Ranch, Roever Learning and Resource Center
Conducts motivational retreats and seminars for wounded warriors in wilderness setting.

U.S. Paralympics – Military Program
Post-rehabilitation support and mentoring for military veterans with physical injuries such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, visual impairment/blindness and stroke. Veterans are introduced to adaptive sport technique and opportunities through clinics and camps and connected to ongoing Paralympic sport programs in their hometowns.

U.S. Veterans Arts Program (USVAP)
Donates “tools” to wounded service members enabling them to pursue their interest in the arts, and promotes artistic expression as a healing therapy.

Veterans and Military Organizations

DisabilityInfo.gov
Federal government website information portal designed to help people of all abilities connect to the resources they need to fully participate in their communities.

Healing Heroes Network
Provides financial support to veterans injured in the line of duty while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan on or after September 11, 2001 that enables them to obtain treatment from network of providers.

Marine for Life – Injured Support
Offers skills, contacts and personal and professional networks of Marine Corps veterans and others in the community to form a network of support for other Marines.

Military HomeFront
Official portal for U.S. military community that provides information and guidance regarding military policies and procedures for troops and their families, leaders, and service providers.

Military OneSource
U.S. military’s 24/7 website and call center that assists families and service members of all branches of military regarding issues such as money management, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, relocation, deployment, reunion and special-needs members.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation
Provides services, programs and resources to help combat wounded and disabled veterans and their families with financial grants, claims assistance, PTSD resources, and employment counseling.

National Resource Directory for Wounded Warriors, Families and Caregivers
Partnership among U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs that provides information on topics such as benefits and compensation, education and training, employment, family and caregiver support, health, housing, transportation and travel, volunteer opportunities and others.

Navy Safe Harbor Foundation – Severely Injured Support
U.S. Navy’s official support system for the recovery and rehabilitation of seriously wounded, ill and injured members of U.S. Navy and Coast Guards provides resources not available through government or community resources.

Navy SEAL Foundation
Provides support services, educational programs and legacy activities for Navy Seals who made the ultimate sacrifice, and for NSW veterans.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Provides veterans, dependents and survivors, uniformed service members, present and former reservists and members of the National Guard with disability, health and medical care, education and training, employment, housing and other benefit programs and services.

USO Warrior and Family Care
Provides comprehensive programs of care and treatment for wounded, ill and injured troops, their families and caregivers that help them throughout each stage of their recovery.

Help a Hero Donate Now