Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, text to 838255, or chat online at

Make the Connection:
This online resource is designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.

Give an Hour:
A national network of mental health care providers who give an hour of their time each week to help members of the military and their families cope with the "unseen wounds" associated with military service. With over 7,000 members and growing, these caring professionals provide tens of millions of dollars in free mental health services each year.

Fisher House for Families:
A Fisher House™ is “a home away from home” for families and caregivers of patients receiving medical care at major military hospitals or VA medical centers. The homes are normally located within walking distance of the treatment facility or have transportation available

Center for Women Veterans:
Women are one of the fastest growing subgroups of Veterans, and they are signing up for VA health care and benefits at higher rates than ever before.

Vet Centers

Vet Centers across the country provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to combat Veterans and their families. Vet Centers guide Veterans and their families through many of the major adjustments in lifestyle that often occur after a Veteran returns from combat. Services for a Veteran may include individual and group counseling in areas such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), alcohol and drug assessment, and suicide prevention referrals. All services are free of cost and are strictly confidential. Eligibility: Any Veterans and active duty Service members, to include members of the National Guard and Reserve components, who:

  • Have served on active military duty in any combat theater or area of hostility
  • Experienced a military sexual trauma;
  • Provided direct emergent medical care or mortuary services, while serving on active military duty, to the casualties of war, or;
  • Served as a member of an unmanned aerial vehicle crew that provided direct support to operations in a combat zone or area of hostility.
  • Vietnam Era veterans who have accessed care at a Vet Center prior to January 1, 2004
  • Vet Center services are also provided to family members of Veterans and Service members for military related issues when it is found aid in the readjustment of those that have served. This includes bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death.

Alternatives Roads to Recovery

National Intrepid Center of Excellence
NICoE is a treatment center in Bethesda, MD for active duty service members. Their programs blend cognitive and holistic therapies in a plan that also includes family education and reintegration support. Family members stay at a Fisher House during treatment.

Outward Bound For Veterans
(303) 800-1957
Outward Bound for Veterans helps thousands of returning service members and recent veterans readjust to life at home through powerful wilderness courses that draw on the healing benefit of teamwork and challenge through use of the natural world.

Boulder Crest Retreat
(540) 554-2727
Boulder Crest Retreat features a wide range of therapeutic and recreational activities that are designed to offer veterans peace of mind and an enhanced sense of well-being. Each activity has a unique and longstanding connection to warrior culture and a strong track record of success.  Boulder Crest operates in both Virginia and Arizona with programs designed to cultivate and facilitate Post-Traumatic Growth amongst veterans struggling with PTSD.

The Mission Continues
(314) 588 8805
The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. They deploy veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve. Veterans build new skills and networks that help them successfully reintegrate to life after the military while making long-term, sustainable transformations in communities and inspiring future generations to serve.

Project Healing Waters
(301) 830-6450
Project Healing Waters is an organization that is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.