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National Associations of County Veterans Service

County Veterans Service Officers provide information and assistance to survivors, veterans, military personnel and family members.

National Association of State Directors of Veterans

This website provides information about the individual state benefits for survivors, veterans, military personnel and families.

Department of Veterans Affairs Handbook

2009 Edition of the Department of Veterans Affairs Handbook for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors.

Department of Veterans Affairs

"VA research is a valuable investment with remarkable and lasting returns. The state of VA research today is stronger than it has ever been. I invite you to learn more about the many ways in which our researchers are improving Veterans' lives" - Joel Kupersmith, M.D.

The National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory provides access to over 10,000 services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. We are proud to assure our users they can trust the content as resources are reviewed regularly by a content management team that includes several Veterans and subject matter experts. 

U.S. Army Survivor Outreach Services

Our Fallen Warriors have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The Army has a commitment to their Families. Families deserve our respect, gratitude and the very best we can provide.

Readjustment Counseling Service Vet Center

Readjustment Counseling Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, provides bereavement counseling for spouses, parents and children of servicemembers killed on active duty in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Military OneSource

Military OneSource is a virtual extension of the family support services found on an installation. Consultants are standing by 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year. Consultants can assist with big issues or small problems and can also refer callers to six short term counseling sessions in their hometown. All of this is available at no cost to the family.

National Veterans Foundation

The NVF has opened a toll-free helpline (1-888-777-4443) for Troops, Veterans and their families. All calls are answered live by trained veterans, who listen, provide crisis intervention services, emotional support and information, or immediate referrals to local providers who can help. The NVF Helpline has already served more than 275,000 people in need. NVF aims to get the helpline running 24/7, but it currently operates from 9a.m.-9p.m., M-F. All messages received during off hours are returned the next business day, and requests for assistance can also be submitted via e-mail at
or 1-888-777-4443

U.S. Department of Defense

Link to Department of Defense websites (Organizations who wish to donate to service members are no longer listed here.


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