IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR VETERANS

LOCAL AND NATIONAL RESOURCES


LOCAL COMMUNITY RESOURCES:


Programs to help in terms of living and food:


TROSA is a multi-year residential program that enables substance users to be productive and recover by providing comprehensive treatment, work-based vocational training, education and continuing care. www.trosainc.org/


DURHAM RESCUE MISSION: (locations in Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh): North Carolina's oldest and largest long-term homeless shelter, providing food, clothing, Biblical counseling, job placement, education and more.  www.durhamrescuemission.org/


HOMELESS VETERANS- IMMEDIATELY CALL THE 24-HOUR NATIONAL CALL CENTER: 

 1-877-424-3838


General local resource information:


NORTH CAROLINA ONLINE RESOURCE GUIDE:   Up to date, 176 pages, download in PDF:

www.milvets.nc.gov/resource-guide


NC SERVES-CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA (Raleigh, Durham, Wake, Fayetteville  Counties): The countries first coordinated system of public, private and non-profit organizations working together to serve Veterans, Service Members and their Families, and to help them more easily access the full range of comprehensive services available to them. https://raleigh.americaserves.org/


FREE ACUPUNCTURE FOR VETERANS: Helen Wang is located in Chapel Hill. She has over 20 years of experience and specializes in chronic pain, sleep disorders, and PTSD. She offers traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapies, as well as integrative medicine consultations. Veterans only need a referral from their primary care physician and can be treated at no cost. www.acupunturebalancehealth.com 



PROGRAMS OF REAL PEOPLE TO TALK TO FOR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT:


  • Give An Hour provides care and support for those who otherwise might not receive it by harnessing the skill, expertise and generosity of volunteer mental health professionals across the country. https://giveanhour.org/
  • Vets4Warriors is a Call In Center and  is a one of a kind 24/7 peer support network. They are committed to ensuring that all veterans, service members, their families, and caregivers always have direct and immediate access to a peer who understands their life experiences and the challenges they face, and can provide support whenever they confront an issue, wherever they are in the world.  https://www.vets4warriors.com/


NATIONAL RESOURCES:


V.A. 24 Hour Crisis Hotline 1-800-273-8255 option 1


OFFICE OF WARRIOR CARE: A national resource directory for Service Members and Veterans across the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, other U.S. Government Agencies, and associated organizations. https://nrd.gov/


AMERICA'S WARRIOR PARTNERSHIP:


1.https://americaswarriorpartnership.org/four-star-alliance/


2. www.fourstaralliance.org/members


3.www.americaswarriorpartnership.org/the-network/


BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

www.usveteransmagazine.com


TRANSITION AND VETERANS EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Veterans Employment Services Office (VESO) -1-855-824-8387 www.vaforvets.va.gov

 www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/jobs

Transitions Assistance Program (TAP) - www.benefits.va.gov/TAP/


MY HEALTH-E VET - A log in system to manage one's healthcare. PHARMACY: Refill VA prescriptions, track delivery, view a list of your VA medications. APPOINTMENTS: Keep track of your upcoming medical appointments and get email reminders. MESSAGES: Communicate securely online with your VA health care team and other VA staff about non-emergency information or questions. HEALTH RECORDS: View, print, or download a copy of your VA medical record information, or enter your own health information.

https://www.myhealth.va.gov/mhv-portal-web/home


VA FACILITY LOCATOR - Information available at: www.va.gov/landing2_locations.htm


VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION - VHA provides Primary Care, Mental Health Care (including Veteran specific treatment for PTSD, TBI care, etc), Preventative Care, a wide variety of speciality care, Inpatient and outpatient pharmacy, Geriatric Care and Long Term Care and Support:

HEALTH CARE BENEFITS OR APPLICATION QUESTIONS:

PROGRAM INFORMATION: 1-877-222-8387 www.va.gov/healthbenefits/


ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/veterans.asp


ACCESS TO PATIENT MEDICAL INFORMATION- My HealtheVet is VA's online personal health record system designed to help VA patients manage their healthcare records and notes from medical providers:  INFORMATION AT 1-877-327-0022 www.myhealth.va.gov/index.html


WOMEN VETERAN SUPPORT: INFORMATION AT 1-855-829-6636 www.womenshealth.va.gov


RURAL VETERAN SUPPORT: INFORMATION AT www.ruralhealth.va.gov


MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT- Authoritative mental health information and resources for Veterans and their families. Self-Help tool box. Where to get help. Comprehensive guide to VA Mental Health Services: www.mentalhealth.va.gov


Guide to VA Mental Health Services for Veterans and Families: www.mentalhealth.va.gov/docs/MHG_English.pdf


VETERAN CENTER INFORMATION- Vet Centers Provide: Individual and Group Counseling, Discharge upgrade information, Community, social service and medical referrals, Employee assistance referrals, VA Benefits assistance referrals.

INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT 1-877-927-8387


NATIONAL CEMETERY ADMINISTRATION:

Burial and Memorial Benefits Information - VA offers Veterans and their dependents burial and honoring services, including gravesite and grave liners, maintenance of national cemeteries, headstones, markers, and presidential memorial certificates.

FOR INFORMATION - 1-800-827-1000 www.cem.va.gov


INFORMATION TO HELP WITH SLEEP DISORDERS:

www.sleepfoundation.org


ONLINE EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

www.online.maryville.edu/online-bachelors-degrees/psychology/understanding-a-veteran-with.ptsd

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