Adopt-a-VA

Serving our nation's Veterans

Supporting Veterans at the local level in partnership with the

Department of Veterans Affairs

Above link will take you to the Veterans Crisis Line

Resources

 

These resources will help in developing programs and outreach efforts to serve our nation's Veterans.

 

Those in the Adopt-a-VA Network will be kept advised of new programs and resources as they become available.

 

If not a part of the Adopt-a-VA Network join now.

Military Culture

 

In working with Veterans it is important to understand "what makes them tick."

 

The Center for Deployment Psychology has developed an excellent on-line program, available at no charge, to help participants gain an understanding of Military Culture.

 

Understanding Military Culture

 

 

The VA provides numerous resources to be used to combat Veteran homelessness. The following are key tools and resources to use as you take part in the Adopt-a-VA program.

 

Posters

 

VA Homeless Poster-Make the Call

VA Homeless Poster-VA's There to Help

VA Homeless Poster-Women

 

Factsheets

 

About the Initiative

Faith Based Factsheet

Key Resources

Homeless Program General Factsheet

What Your Organization Can Do

 

Events

 

Event Box-Ways to Use

Homeless Veterans Outreach Event Box

 

VA RESOURCES

 

Use any of these resources when seeking information about benefits or programs from the Department of Veteran Affairs.

 

VA Resource Links

 

VA Benefit Book

 

VA Benefit Book (Spanish)

 

Guide to VA Mental Health Services

 

VA Health Care Overview

 

VA Health Care Overview (Spanish)

 

Vet Center Locations

 

VA Hospitals and Clinics

 

VA National Cemeteries

 

Directory of VA Chaplains

SUICIDE PREVENTION

 

As a percentage of the population, veteran and military suicide rates are higher as a group than the civilian population. Use these resources to become more aware of suicide, prevention and the resources available to help.

 

How You Can Play a Role in Suicide Prevention

 

Moral Injury and Suicide Risk

 

Suicide Awareness Pamphlet (Army Program)

 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a number of  FREE printed materials that you can order to have as part of your Suicide Awareness Program.  Visit this link to access those resources.

 

Visit this link to Suicide Warning Cards that can be downloaded and printed from your computer. These cards can also be ordered from SAMHSA.

GOVERNMENT & NGO RESOURCES

 

These resources provide various publications and directories that you can use in reaching out to the Military Community.

 

Veteran Service Organization (VSO) Directory

 

Resource Catalog (DCoE)

 

Military Outreach USA strongly suggests that a veteran use an approved service officer to file a disability claim with the VA. There should never be a charge to file a claim.

 

VFW National Roster of Service Officers

 

National Association of County Veterans Service Officers

 

Virtually every state in the nation has a Veterans Affairs Department and special benefits for veterans in their state.

 

State Veteran Affairs Offices and Benefits

DEPLOYMENT RESOURCES

 

Whether in the active military, National Guard or Reserves, it is important to understand what occurs before, during and after a deployment. These resources will assist in creating awareness when a deployment occurs.

 

DCoE Resource Catalog: This collection of helpful resources us designed to be used by health care providers,service members, veterans and military families. The catalog includes information about organizational programs, websites, educational materials, product fact sheets, clinical practice recommendations, posters, mobile apps and more.

 

Everyone Serves: A handbook for family and friends of service members during Pre-Deployment, Deployment and Reintegration.

 

Post Deployment Stress: What Every Family Should Know

 

Reintegration After Deployment

 

Returning to Family Life After Deployment

SURVIVING A SUICIDE

 

Not all suicides can be prevented. These resources will be of value in dealing with what happens after a suicide.

 

Coping with Grief After Suicide

 

Handbook for Survivors of Suicide

 

Fact Sheet Coping with Suicide (DCoE)

 

NEW RELEASE:

 

A JOURNEY TOWARD HEALTH AND HOPE: YOUR HANDBOOK FOR RECOVERY AFTER A SUICIDE ATTEMPT

 

Guides people through the first steps toward recovery and a hopeful future after a suicide attempt. Includes personal stories from survivors who share their experiences as well as strategies, such as re-establishing connections and finding a counselor to work with. Order FREE from SAMHSA.

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