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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

Family Resources

A funny thing happened while you were away: your loved ones seem to have changed. So did you.

For veterans, reintegrating to family life can be extremely challenging. Sometimes more difficult than being away. It’s not easy for family members, either.

But there are ways you can move forward together. Contact just one person today to talk about your situation.

Family Services and Resources Near You

PenFedFoundation

The Pen Fed Foundation

A nationally recognized nonprofit organization working to meet the urgent needs of military personnel and their families in the areas…(more)

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HarborHouse

Harbor House of Central Florida

Provides safety, shelter, counseling, advocacy and justice for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. 407-886-2856

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DOD-Safe-Helpline

DOD Safe Helpline

Sexual assault support for the DOD community. 877-995-5247 Text zip code or installation/base name to 55247

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Veterans Crisis Line

Connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline and…(more)

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Mission United

Mission United is a collective effort that addresses the complicated and fragmented systems for veteran services currently in place. It…(more)

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Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation

Dedicated to both the living and the deceased—a setting for coming together or quiet meditation—the Memorial holds a special place…(more)

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Military OneSource

Military OneSource

Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no…(more)

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Fairways for Warriors

Fairways for Warriors

Non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for our Wounded Warriors by teaching them to play golf. Golf…(more)

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Cell Phones for Soldiers

Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans.

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Building Homes for Heroes

Building Homes for Heroes

Building Homes for Heroes® is strongly committed to rebuilding lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured…(more)

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The American Legion Department of Florida

“The nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating…(more)

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Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida

Provides Free Legal Services and works directly with veterans through the Veteran Advocacy Project Veteran Advocate- Christie Bhageloe – christieb@clsmf.org…(more)

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ReserveAid

ReserveAid

ReserveAid is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides financial support to Reservists and National Guard members who have…(more)

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Operation Homefront

Operation Homefront

Operation Homefront leads more than 2,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families…(more)

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American Red Cross

American Red Cross – Veteran Services

Emergency Communication Services All day, every day, the Red Cross connects service members with their families back home when an…(more)

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The Transition House

The Transition House

Behavioral Health The Outpatient Center by The Transition House offers individual, group and family counseling you need to restore your…(more)

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National Family Services and Resources

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Center for Women Veterans

A new site that provides outreach to female service members and female veterans who have questions about health care, benefits…(more)

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Find Your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO)

Start by connecting with your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO).

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HUD Exchange: Resource for Homeless Veterans

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development provides several resources for veterans looking for housing.

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Make the Connection – Family & Relationships

See veterans and their families sharing stories about how they helped and supported each other and find resources related to…(more)

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Make the Connection-Spirituality

Military life can raise difficult questions and confusing spirituality issues that impact other aspects of life. Hear personal stories and…(more)

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National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

The National Call Center for Homeless Veterans is a free 24/7 hotline intended to assist homeless veterans and their families…(more)

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Road to Buying a VA Home

Infographic – Process of buying a home with a VA loan.

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Search the National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory has information about thousands of national and local programs, services and organizations, many in your community, that…(more)

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Sesame Street Resources for Military & Veteran Families

Military families, Sesame Street salutes you and supports you! Talk, Listen, Connect, offers you strategies and resources to help your…(more)

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The American Legion: Homeless Veteran Help

The AL provides public and private sector agencies and organizations that aid homeless veterans and their families.

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The Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC)

The Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC) answers questions and responds to concerns from women Veterans, their families, and caregivers across…(more)

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VA eBenefits

eBenefits is a central location for Veterans and their families to access and manage benefits and get service connected.

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Vet Center

Vet Centers offer counseling in a caring manner for Veterans and their families.  Use this search to find a Vet…(more)

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Veteran’s Court

Find a veteran’s court in your state.  Veteran’s court is modeled after drug treatment and/or mental health treatment courts.  Typically,…(more)

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Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs…(more)

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Volunteer Locally to Help Veterans

There are many different ways you can help a disabled veteran. Volunteering is one of them. Learn more about volunteering.

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Our Criteria for Selecting Resources

To ensure the highest standard of resources and organizations for veterans and their families, these criteria guide selection for inclusion on this website.

  1. Resource comes from a credible source.
  2. Resource is current and relevant.
  3. Resource is free and available at no cost to veterans and their families.
  4. Resource is commercial-free, no profit is derived from it.
  5. Resource is accessible, easy to get and easy to use; tangible and concrete.
  6. Organization or individual that created and/or is distributing the resource is nonpartisan. 501c4 organizations whose primary function is advocacy or educating about political issues or policy merit close scrutiny to determine nonpartisanship.