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Soc Services - Veteran Services (redirected from Veterans)

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Veteran Services - Social Services 

 

General Veteran Resources 

 

Statewide (New Jersey)

 

New Jersey State Bar Association 

Military Legal Assistance 

https://tcms.njsba.com/PersonifyEbusiness/Default.aspx?TabID=1779

One Constitution Square

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

732-937-7514

Provides free legal help in civil cases to New Jersey residents who have served overseas since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. 

 

National (United States)

 

Library of Congress - Veterans History Project

http://www.loc.gov/vets/

101 Independence Avenue, SE 

Washington, DC 20540

202-707-4916

Collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American War Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. 

 

National Archives - Military Personnel Records 

https://www.archives.gov/personnel-records-center/military-personnel

1 Archives Drive

St. Louis, MO 63138

314-801-0800

The repository of millions of military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services. NPRC also stores medical treatment records of retirees from all services, as well as records for dependent and other persons treated at naval facilities. This site provided for those seeking information regarding the military personnel, health and medical records stored at NPRC. 

 

Nationwide Graveside Locator 

https://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

National Cemetery Administration (43A1)

Burial Location Request 

810 Vermont Avenue, NW 

Washington, DC 20420

This database is updated daily. Search for burial locations of veterans. Most requests take approximately four weeks for a reply. Be sure to include your return mailing address, phone number or e-mail address with your written request when you sent it to the address above. If you cannot locate the person you are searching for, please provide the following information on each individual:

  • Full name, including any alternate spellings
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of death
  • State from which the individual entered active duty
  • Military service branch  

 

National Resource Directory 

https://nrd.gov/

800-827-1000

A resource website that connects wounded warriors, service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. NRD provides access to services and resources at the national, state, and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics that supply an abundance of vetted resources. 

 

Stateside Legal 

https://statesidelegal.org/

PO Box 547

Portland, ME 04112

207-774-4753

Stateside legal was created to accomplish 3 goals (1) to provide the public with legal information and resources important to the rights and benefits of individuals with military service, as well as their families and caregivers, (2) to provide the public with a national directory (searchable by state or zip code) if free and low-cost legal service providers, state agencies, law school clinics, and other resources that can help enforce legal rights and benefits, and (3) to provide specialized information and resources for advocates and attorneys who want want to help veterans, service members, and their families. 

 

Veterans Financial Services 

 

City of Newark 

 

G.I. Go Fund Veterans Center 

https://gigo.org/

One Gateway Center, Suite 120

Newark, NJ 07102

866-389-4446

Provides transition assistance to veterans as well as support, recognition, and gratitude to all of our service men and women. 

 

National (United States)

 

Govloans.gov 

https://www.govloans.gov/loans/browse-by-category/category/7

800-333-4636

Use the listing to search for specific information, compare options, or take a short questionnaire to determine your eligibility for each program and loan, including veterans specific loans. 

 

Veterans Housing Assistance 

 

Statewide (New Jersey)

 

Community Hope Hope for Veterans Program

https://www.communityhope-nj.org/what-we-do/hope-for-veterans/

959 Route 46 E, Suite 402

Parsippany, NJ 07054

973-463-9600

We provide transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, rapid re-housing and homelessness prevention. The services we provide are essential to our veterans and include mental health counseling, transportation and employment counseling. 

 

National (United States)

 

National Call Center for Homeless Vets 

https://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/NationalCallCenter.asp

877-424-3838

Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and their family members, friends, and supporters can reach out to the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans via online chat, or call 24/7 to speak with trained counselors who are ready to talk confidentially. 

 

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

http://nchv.org/index.php/help

1730 M Street NW, Suite 705

Washington, DC 20036

800-838-4357

The resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state, and federal agencies that provide housing, employment services, case management, legal aid, and other supportive services to thousands of veterans experiencing or at-risk of homelessness each year. 

 

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HUDVet 

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/veteran_information

451 7th Street, SW 

Washington, DC 20410

202-708-1112

HUDVet facilitates collaboration among federal agencies and veteran-serving organizations regarding programs for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. HUDVet's State and Local Resources directory assists the coordination of community-based Continuum of Care services for veterans who are homeless. 

 

Military Support Associations and Organizations 

 

City of Newark 

 

US Department of Veterans Affairs Newark Regional Offices 

https://www.benefits.va.gov/newark/

20 Washington Place

Newark, NJ 07102

973-297-3230

Administers a variety of services including compensation, education, insurance, loan guaranty, pension, and vocational rehabilitation and employment for veterans, service members, their families and survivors in New Jersey. 

 

Statewide (New Jersey)

 

G.I. Go Fund 

http://www.gigofund.org/

PO Box 1777

New Brunswick, NJ 08903

866-389-4446

Assists veterans, active-duty personnel, their family members, veteran supporters, and all members of the military community with finding employment, connecting to their benefits, and accessing housing opportunities. 

 

New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

https://www.state.nj.us/military/index.html

PO Box 340

Trenton, NJ 08625

609-530-4600

Trained veterans services officers at those offices also assist veterans with issues pertaining to employment, education, burial, counseling, housing, social and medical services, and other areas of concern to veterans and their families. 

 

New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Veterans Benefits Resource Guide 

https://www.state.nj.us/military/veterans/njguide/NJ-Veterans-Benefits-Guide.pdf

PO Box 340

Trenton, NJ 08625

888-865-8387

Provides information and guidance on the numerous federal and state program benefits, entitlements, and services available to assist veterans. 

 

NJ Vet2Vet

https://www.njvet2vet.com/

866-838-7654

Provides 24/7 support to New Jersey National Guard members, active military personnel, veterans, their families, and caregivers statewide. We aim to empower every caller to see beyond their current challenge and to help them to find resolution, regain their purpose, reach their full potential, and have a positive impact on those around them. 

 

National (United States) 

 

The American Legion

https://www.legion.org/

700 North Pennsylvania Street

Indianapolis, IN 46206

800-433-3318

A patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. The nation's largest wartime veterans service organization committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. 

 

American Veterans (AMVETS) 

https://amvets.org/

4647 Forbes Blvd. 

Lanham, MD 20706

877-726-8387

AMVETS' mission is to enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services. 

 

Army OneSource 

http://www.myarmyonesource.com/default.aspx

877-811-2769

Provides resource information on family readiness, benefit, and entitlement programs along with the most current information available to assist active-duty, guard or reserve members and their family. 

 

Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF)

http://bavf.org/

PO Box 65900

Washington, DC 20035

202-670-1038

Assists blinded and sensory-disabled veterans in attaining their full potential through research, rehabilitation, and re-employment by offering employment networking and rehabilitation and resource counseling, and provides funding for rehabilitation centers. Other programs offered include placement services and a compilation of related statistics. BAVF also conducts research, educational, and charitable programs. 

 

Disabled American Veterans 

https://www.dav.org/

3725 Alexandria Pike

Cold Spring, KY 41076

877-426-2838

DAV provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families in positive, changing ways each year. DAV connects veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible. 

 

Grace After Fire

https://www.graceafterfire.org/

PO Box 218604

Houston, TX 77218

888-737-3112

The mission of Grace After Fire is to provide the means for women Veterans to gain self-knowledge and self-renewal. 

 

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) 

https://iava.org/

85 Broad Street, 16th Floor

New York, NY 10004

212-982-9699

The premier veterans advocacy and support organization as a leader in advocacy, public awareness, and 1-on-1 case management support. 

 

The Military Coalition

http://www.themilitarycoalition.org/

The Military Coalition is a group of military, veterans and uniformed services organizations in joint pursuit of maintaining a strong national defense provided by recruiting and retaining skilled and highly capable personnel in the seven uniformed services; maintaining a uniformed services compensation and benefits at levels sufficient to attract and retain professional uniformed service members for careers of service to the nation; representing the interests of the entire uniformed services community, including members’ earned by members of that community through years of dedicated service; and educating the public on the extraordinary demands and sacrifices associated with a career in uniformed service, and the need to maintain a similarly unique system of compensation and benefits to attract and retain the kinds of numbers of high-quality personnel needed to meet the Nation’s short- and long-term defense requirements.

 

Military OneSource 

https://www.militaryonesource.mil/

800-342-9647

Your 24/7 connection to information, answers and support to help you reach your goals, overcome challenges and thrive. Military OneSource offers a wide range of individualized consultations, coaching and non-medical counseling for many aspects of military life. 

 

National Call Center for Homeless Vets 

https://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/NationalCallCenter.asp

877-424-3838

Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and their family members, friends, and supporters can reach out to the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans via online chat, or call 24/7 to speak with trained counselors who are ready to talk confidentially. 

 

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans 

http://nchv.org/index.php/help

1730 M Street NW, Suite 705

Washington, DC 20036

800-838-4357

The resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state, and federal agencies that provide housing, employment services, case management, legal aid, and other supportive services to thousands of veterans experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. 

 

National Veterans Foundation

https://nvf.org/

5777 West Century Blvd, Suite 350

Los Angeles, CA 90045

310-642-0255

The mission of the National Veterans Foundation is to serve the crisis management, information and referral needs of all U.S. Veterans and their families through management and operation of the nation's only toll-free helpline for all veterans and their families. 

 

The Navy League of the United States

https://www.navyleague.org/

2300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 200

Arlington, VA 22201

800-356-5760

A nonprofit civilian, educational and advocacy organization that supports America's sea services: the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and U.S. flag Merchant Marines. 

 

Paralyzed Veterans of America

https://www.pva.org/

801 Eighteenth Street, NW 

Washington, DC 20006

800-424-8200

PVA has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes. The mission is to empower the brave men and women to regain what they fought for: their freedom and independence. 

 

Service Women's Action Network (SWAN)

https://www.servicewomen.org/

1015 15th Street NW, Suite 600

Washington, DC 20005

202-798-5570

SWAN's mission is to support, connect and advocate for service women past, present and future. 

 

TriCARE

https://tricare.mil/

7700 Arlington Blvd, Suite 5101

Falls Church, VA 22042

844-204-9351

TRICARE is the health care program for uniformed service members, retirees, and their families around the world providing them with comprehensive health care coverage. Their mission is to enhance the Department of Defense and our nation's security by providing health support for the full range of military operations and sustaining the health of those entrusted to our are. 

 

US Department of Defense Warrior Care 

https://warriorcare.dodlive.mil/

Our mission is to proactively support wounded, ill, and injured service members in their recovery and reintegration or transition to civilian life. 

 

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HUDVet 

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/veteran_information

451 7th Street, SW 

Washington, DC 20410

202-708-1112

HUDVet facilitates collaboration among federal agencies and veteran-serving organizations regarding programs for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forced. HUDVet's National Resource list provides links and contact information for many of the organizations that impact and serve veterans nationally. 

 

US Department of Veterans Affairs 

https://www.va.gov/

844-698-2311

The mission of the US Department of Veterans Affairs is to fulfill President Lincoln's promise to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's veterans. 

 

US Department of Veterans Affairs 

Center for Women Veterans (CWV)

https://www.va.gov/womenvet/

855-829-6636

The mission of the Center for Women Veterans is to monitor and coordinate the VA’s administration of health care and benefits services, and programs for women Veterans; to serve as an advocate for a cultural transformation in recognizing services and contributions of women Veterans and women in the military; and to raise awareness of the responsibility to treat women Veterans with dignity and respect.

 

US Departments of Veterans Affairs 

 National Center for PTSD 

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/

800-296-6300

The mission of the National Center for PTSD is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's Veterans and others who have experienced trauma, or who suffer from PTSD, through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders. 

 

VA NY Harbor Health Care System 

Military Sexual Trauma (MST)

https://www.nyharbor.va.gov/services/mst.asp

800-827-1000

MST coordinators and counselors are available in several of our network Vet Centers. All counseling services are confidential and are tailored to individual needs. Sexual trauma is sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape and other acts of violence of a sexual or sexually biased nature or repeated, unsolicited, verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature toward a male or female which becomes threatening and impedes functioning.

 

Veterans Crisis Line 

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

800-273-8255

Text 838-255

Chat Online

The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that's available to anyone, even if you're not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. 

 

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

https://www.vfw.org/

200 Maryland Avenue, NE 

Washington, DC 20002

202-543-2239

A veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces. We have many programs and services that work to support veterans, service members and their families, as well as communities worldwide. 

 

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)

https://vva.org/

8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100

Silver Spring, MD 20910

800-882-1316

VVA's goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans. 

 

Veterans Employment Programs

 

Statewide (New Jersey)

 

New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Civil Service Preference for Veterans 

https://www.state.nj.us/military/veterans/civil-service-preference/

PO Box 340 

Trenton, NJ 08625

888-865-8387

Veterans applying for a New Jersey civil service position are given an absolute Veterans Preference, meaning that qualified New Jersey Veterans who receive a passing score are placed at the top of open competitive employment lists. 

 

National (United States)

 

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

https://www.esgr.mil/

4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 05E22

Alexandria, VA 22350

800-336-4590

Promotes cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. 

 

Feds Hire Vets

https://www.fedshirevets.gov/

1900 East Street NW, Room 7439-AF

Washington, DC 20415

202-606-7304

Single site for Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning military service members, their families, and Federal hiring officials. Using a strategic, straightforward approach to helping the men and women who have served our country in the military find employment in the Federal Government. 

 

G.I. Jobs 

https://www.gijobs.com/#

The premier brand in military recruitment, offering articles, tips and online tools to help military transitioners explore different career and post-secondary education options. G.I. Jobs offers these new veterans advice and tools to help them find the right jobs, education, and vocational training during and after leaving the military. 

 

Helmets to Hardhats 

https://helmetstohardhats.org/

866-741-6210

Helmets to Hardhats is a national, nonprofit program that connects National Guard, Reserve, retired and transitioning active-duty military service members with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry. 

 

Hire A Hero

http://hireahero.org/

5993 Avenida Encinas, Suite 100

Carlsbad, CA 92008

800-276-1332

Hire A Hero has a mission to plan, promote, and execute programs to assist members of the United States Armed Forces transitioning back to civilian life. 

 

Hire Heroes USA

https://www.hireheroesusa.org/

1360 Union Hill Road, Bldg. 2 Suite A

Alpharetta, GA 30004

844-634-1520

Hire Heroes USA empowers U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. 

 

US Department of Labor Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS)

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/vets

200 Constitution Avenue, NW 

Washington, DC 20210

866-487-2365

We prepare America's veterans, service members and their spouses, for meaningful careers, provide them with employment resources and expertise, protect their employment rights and promote their employment opportunities. 

 

US Department of Veterans Affairs 

Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

https://www.va.gov/osdbu/

810 Vermont Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20420

866-584-2344

The VA OSDBU's mission is to enable Veterans to gain access to economic opportunity by leveraging the federal procurement system and expanding participation of procurement-ready small businesses. 

 

Veterans Memorial Programs 

 

Statewide (New Jersey)

 

New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial 

https://www.njvvmf.org/

1 Memorial Lane

Holmdel, NJ 07733

732-335-0033

The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation offers a meaningful and engaging experience that recognizes the sacrifices, courage, and valor of Vietnam Veterans and that encourages and fosters a thorough understanding of the Vietnam Era including political, historical, social, cultural, and military aspects, which affected the United States and especially New Jersey. 

 

National (United States)

 

Korean War Veterans Memorial

https://www.nps.gov/kowa/index.htm

900 Ohio Drive, SW 

Washington, DC 20024

202-426-6841

Information about the Korean War Veterans Memorial. 

 

National World War I Museum and Memorial 

https://www.theworldwar.org/

2 Memorial Drive 

Kansas City, MO 64108

816-888-8100

The National WWI Museum and Memorial is America's leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community. 

 

National World War II Memorial

http://www.wwiimemorial.com/

800-639-4992

The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the US, the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. 

 

United States Navy Memorial

https://www.navymemorial.org/

701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20004

202-380-0710

Honor, recognize, and celebrate the men and women of the Sea Services, pas, present, and future, and to inform the public about their service.  

 

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