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Topic Snapshot: Veterans
Providing Services to Veterans and
Wounded Service Members
BrainLine is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI. BrainLine.org is a WETA website funded by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center through a contract with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.
- Career One Stop
This Key to Career Success Web site is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor through the CareerOneStop project as part of the department's assistance to service members, military families, employers and the workforce staff serving them.
Key to Career Success Locator - State Veteran Resources
- Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
In 2007 a workgroup of prominent clinicians and researchers in the field of adolescent psychiatry, military medicine, and family trauma met to develop and disseminate a set core of Principles for Caring for Combat Injured Families and Children. This document serves as a guide to simultaneous endeavors of scientific research and evaluation, and clinical interventions to mitigate family distress and dysfunction, and to improve communication around the injury within and between the healthcare, family and community settings.
- Compensation and Benefits Handbook For Seriously Ill and Injured Members of the Armed Forces (PDF)
This handbook is designed to help Service members who are wounded, ill and injured, as well as the family members who are taking care of them, navigate through the military and veteran disability, evaluation, compensation, and benefits programs that are designed to help them.
- Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
The mission of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is to serve active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs. DVBIC fulfills this mission through ongoing collaboration with military, VA and civilian health partners, local communities, families and individuals with TBI.
- Department of Defense - Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP)
Provides free assistive technology to active duty wounded service members with a service connected disability to assist in the service member's medical recovery and rehabilitiation.
- Department of Veteran Affairs - Center for Women Veterans
In November 1994, Public Law 103-446 established the Center for Women to monitor and coordinate VA's administration of health care and benefits services and programs for women Veterans. The Center serves as an advocate for a cultural transformation (both within VA and in the general public) in recognizing the service and contributions of women Veterans and women in the military, and in raising awareness of the responsibility to treat women Veterans with dignity and respect. The Director, Center for Women Veterans, acts as the primary advisor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on all matters related to policies, legislation, programs, issues, and initiatives affecting women Veterans.
- Helping Hands for Wounded Veterans - Developing Projects for Hope
Helping Hands for Wounded Veterans is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help wounded soldiers return to work using assistive technology. This non-profit organization aims to create a healthy learning environment that stimulates the senses and teaches wounded soldiers and other individuals with disabilities to re-integrate into society.
- Military HOMEFRONT - Heroes to Hometown
Military HOMEFRONT is the Department of Defense website for official Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP;) program information, policy and guidance designed to help troops and their families, leaders, and service providers.
- Military One Source
Military OneSource is free to service members and their eligible family members. Your work will help them build on their strengths, teach them to maximize their support systems, and help them find community resources to meet their needs. The following tools will help you spread the word about all of the services Military OneSource offers.
- National Military Family Association
The National Military Family Association is an organization with strong grassroots support balanced with professionalism that makes us a leader in the field. Not only do we support military families - we are military families. Spouses, parents, and family members make up our staff and board positions. We speak up on behalf of military families and empower husbands, wives, and children to understand and access their benefits. Based on what we hear from our members, we meet the needs of service members and their families with insightful recommendations, innovative programs, and grassroots efforts to better the quality of life for military families.
- National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification
This web site, a university-based and non-profit effort, is dedicated to promoting aging in place and independent living for persons of all ages and abilities.
- The National Resource Directory
The National Resource Directory (NRD) is an online tool for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families, and those who support them. The NRD provides access to more than 11,000 services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.
- Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America works to maximize the quality of life for its members and all people with SCI/D as a leading advocate for health care, SCI/D research and education, veterans' benefits and rights, accessibility and the removal of architectural barriers, sports programs, and disability rights.
- Social Security for Wounded Warriors - Webinar
The Social Security Administration hosted a webinar that explains the Social Security disability claims process and expedited processing available to wounded warriors.
- Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) - US Department of Labor
VETS provide veterans and transitioning service members with the resources and services to succeed in the 21st century workforce by maximizing their employment opportunities, protecting their employment rights and meeting labor-market demands with qualified veterans today.
- Yellow Ribbon Fund
The Yellow Ribbon Fund was established to help returning service members with job mentoring, internships as well as helping with car rentals, hotel rooms, apartments, cab vouchers for family members.
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