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9/27/2011 12:00 AM 

Administration on Aging
The mission of AoA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.

Air Compassion for Veterans
ACV ensures that no financially-stressed wounded warrior / veteran / active duty military person or their family member(s) is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, or rehabilitation for lack of a means of long-distance medical air transportation. ACV provides air transportation to Wounded Warriors.

American Combat Veterans of War (ACVOW)
ACVOW is a nonprofit organization that recruits combat veteran volunteers to mentor, coach and assist our warriors suffering from combat stress, allowing them and their families to lead productive and fulfilling lives. 
 

Career Center for the Military Severely Injured Center
Military.com, in partnership with the DoD, has information and resources for injured veterans looking for employment. There is also a job search available online.

Cleaning for Heroes
Cleaning for Heroes is the only non-profit dedicated to to providing free house cleaning, home and repair services to disabled veterans in need. 

Combat Related Special Compensation
Information about a compensation program for disabled military retirees administered by the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs.

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
The mission of the DVBIC is to serve active duty military, their dependents and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs.

Department of Veterans Affairs
The VA is the federal agency responsible for overseeing the interests of veterans and their family members. Some of its programs and offices include:      
                              

  • CHAMPVA
    (Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs) CHAMPVA is a federal health benefits program administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Board of Veterans' Appeals
    Members of the Board review benefit claims determinations made by local VA offices and issue decision on appeals. 
  • Foster Homes for Veterans
    VA's Medical Foster Home (MFH) program finds a caregiver in the community who is willing to provide a Veteran with 24-hour supervision and personal assistance.
  • National Center for PTSDThe NCPTSD website offers information about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of PTSD.
  • Montgomery GI BillThe GI Bill provides education benefits to veterans.
  • MyHealtheVetA gateway to VA health benefits. The site also provides tools for veterans to track their health concerns and check medical records online.
  • Seamless TransitionInformation on services and benefits for returning Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
    Site Navigator
    Guides you through the VA website
  • Directory of Veterans Service OrganizationsA comprehensive online guide to veterans’ organizations in the United States.
  • VetSuccess in Transition
    VetSuccsess in Transition provides resources for Servicemembers and Veterans to ensure a seamless transition from military to civilian life.
  • VA Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors Guide Book

 DisabilityInfo.gov (Federal and State Resources for Individuals with Disabilities)
This website is a collaborative effort between 22 federal agencies to provide a one-stop information and referal service for individuals with disabilities. The website has also has state map feature to make it easier to find disability-related information in your community. To browse through state information, just select one of the nine subject tabs — benefits, civil rights, community life, education, employment, health, housing, technology or transportation — at the top of any DisabilityInfo.gov page. Then click on the State and Local Resources map on the right-hand side bar to find information on that subject in your state.

Disabled American Veterans
The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) charity dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.

Hope 4 Heroes
Founded by OIF/OEF veterans, this organization provides support to disabled veterans and their families who suffer from PTSD, TBI, depression, loss of limbs and other veteran topics.

National Alliance for Caregiving
Established in 1996, The National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving. Alliance members include grassroots organizations, professional associations, service organizations, disease-specific organizations, a government agency, and corporations.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Veterans Resource Center
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.  NAMI focuses on three cornerstones of activity that offer hope, reform and health: Support, Education and Advocacy.

New Regulations on PTSD Claims
Download a question and answer document on the new PTSD regulations and see if you qualify to recieve compensation.

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
Supports those with spinal cord injury and disease by advocating for health care, research, education, Veterans benefits and rights, accessibility, sports programs and disability rights.

VA Paralympic Program
The mission of the VA Paralympic Program Office is to motivate, encourage and sustain participation and competition in adaptive sports among disabled Veterans and members of the Armed Forces through partnerships with VA clinical personnel as well as national and community-based adaptive sports programs. The Office achieves this mission by providing information and resources to disabled Veterans, their support networks and those in the adaptive sports community.

Veterans Airlift Command
The Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) provides free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots.  Veterans of Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) is VAC's top priority. As capacity allows, their mission will expand to serve veterans of other conflicts. 
 

Veteran's Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line is a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs resource that connects Veterans in crisis and their families with qualified, caring VA professionals through a confidential toll-free hotline and on-line chat. Download the Veterans Crisis Line logos and other graphics to display on your website or materials to show support for our Nation's Veterans and help them get the care they deserve.