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Individuals who are former members of one of the branches of the armed forces and who, by length and type of services, honorable discharge or release or degree of disability, qualify for the benefits and privileges that are provided by law for ex-servicemen and women.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
1Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz CampusVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is an integrated health care system that proudly serves the Veteran population throughout the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. VAPHS consists of two clinical care facilities in Pittsburgh as well as five community based outpatient clinics. The H.J. Heinz campus is home to a 262-bed community living center as well as an ambulatory care center that offers outpatient services including dental, primary care, pharmacy and rehabilitation services. The campus also offers a 65-bed Veterans recovery center and 31 psychiatric residential rehabilitation treatment beds.AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive CampusVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is an integrated health care system that proudly serves the Veteran population throughout the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. VAPHS consists of two clinical care facilities in Pittsburgh as well as five community based outpatient clinics. The University Drive campus serves as the acute care facility and has 146 operating beds distributed among medicine, surgery, neurology and critical care. A range of outpatient services and 78 secure, private psychiatric beds are located in the new Consolidation Building.AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
ACTION-Housing, Inc. - Homeless Families Services CoordinationProvides services for families and individuals leaving emergency shelter and bridge housing programs and experiencing other housing crises. The program assists participating families and individuals in finding safe, decent and affordable housing as well as strengthening personal awareness. Provides Educational Life Skills Classes free of charge to agencies and organizations.AlleghenyHomeless Families Service ProgramACTION-Housing, Inc.
Adaptive Behavioral ServicesProvides clinical and psychiatric counseling services. Group, family, personal therapy, addiction and medication management services.AlleghenyAdaptive Behavioral ServicesAdaptive Behavioral Services
Air Compassion for VeteransAir Compassion for Veterans serves to ensure that no financially-stressed wounded warrior, veteran, or adversely-affected family member is denied access to:
  • Distant, specialized medical evaluation
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Counseling
  • Rehabilitation
  • Healing and restorative programs
  • Programs assisting with reintegration into a productive life
ACV is committed to the ongoing healing process of our nation's injured veterans. We also provide medical air transportation for older veterans--those serving prior to the OIF/OEF conflict. We are the major link that connects veterans of all ages to life-saving and life-changing programs.
4620 Haygood Rd, Suite 1, Virginia Beach VA (National Patient Travel Helpline)Mercy Medical Aircraft
Allegheny County Department of Veterans ServicesThe Allegheny County Department of Veterans Services provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Allegheny County Department of Veterans Services - County Benefits
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
AlleghenyAllegheny County Department of Veterans ServicesPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
American Corporate PartnersAmerican Corporate Partners (ACP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting veterans in their transition from the armed services to the civilian workforce. With the help of business professionals nationwide, ACP offers veterans tools for long-term career development through mentoring, career counseling, and networking opportunities. With the belief that one-on-one relationships enhance an atmosphere of mutual understanding, respect, and support, ACP aims to strengthen the connection between corporate America and veteran communities. Programs include: ACP AdvisorNet is an online network of volunteer Advisors who commit to sharing their business expertise and advice with military veterans and their immediate family. Veterans can post questions related to the following areas:
  • Employment,
  • Career Development,
  • Small Business.
ACP’s Veteran Mentoring Program connects Veteran Protégés with Corporate Mentors for a yearlong mentorship. Paired based on their career objectives and professional experience, Mentors and Protégés define the goals of their mentorship together. Mentors have a wide variety of professional expertise, including defense, education, finance, insurance, information technology, logistics, management, manufacturing, marketing and retail. Over the course of the year, all matched pairs should have at least 12 significant discussions regarding the Protégé’s career objectives. These discussions can focus on topics ranging from résumé building and interview skills to networking and small business development. Mentors may participate in all of the discussions personally or arrange for colleagues to meet with their Protégé. ACP has developed two program options in order to offer mentorships to veterans across the country:
  • National - ACP's National Program supports remote mentorships between participants who share similar career interests, but do not live within local proximity. We ask Mentors and Protégés to be flexible regarding the location of their mentorship. Participants in long-distance mentorships communicate by phone, e-mail, and/or videoconference.
  • Local- ACP's Local Programs operate in cities with high densities of participants. Because we aim to connect you with someone whose career objectives and professional experience aligns with yours, we may not always have an ideal candidate in your area. If your location lends itself to a local mentorship, we will do our best to pair you with a participant nearby.
American Corporate PartnersAmerican Corporate Partners
American LegionThe American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, The American Legion currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide. The Legion has a broad range of programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. The American Legion is the nation's largest veterans wartime service organization. The services provided include help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice. Visit their website to locate a post near you.American LegionAmerican Legion
American Legion, American Legion AuxiliaryThe American Legion Auxiliary is the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world. The organization supports volunteer programs that center on the three major areas: veterans, young people and the community. Through volunteering in the many programs, you develop leadership in your community, have the opportunity to educate the youth and advance the programs of the American Legion Auxiliary. “Working” side-by-side with women of all ages and different life experiences you make memories and build life-long friendships. The benefits offered by the American Legion Auxiliary directly and indirectly touch and affect the lives of all Americans.American Legion, American Legion AuxiliaryAmerican Legion
American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary - Spirit of Youth Scholarship FundThe Spirit of Youth Scholarship Fund is an umbrella that supports three separate scholarship opportunities for participants in American Legion Auxiliary programs. One is for American Legion Auxiliary Junior members; another is for the Honorary National Junior President; and one is for participants in the American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation program. We encourage all eligible young women to take advantage of these scholarship opportunities and apply. ALA Girls Nation Program Scholarships Annually, ALA Girls Nation awards scholarships in the following amounts to assist with the recipients’ college education expenses: ALA Girls Nation President $3,000 ALA Girls Nation Vice President $2,000 ALA Girls Nation Outstanding Senator $2,000 Criteria: Recipients are attendees at the ALA Girls Nation Program in Washington, D.C., and the selection is made via vote by their peers. Scholarship monies are dispersed directly to the four-year accredited college or university, per the recipients’ direction, and may be used for tuition, books, fees, and other appropriate expenses. Honorary National Junior President Scholarship Annually, the Honorary National Junior President receives a $2,000 scholarship to assist with college education expenses. Criteria: The recipient is an attendee at the ALA National Junior Meeting held in conjunction with the American Legion Auxiliary National Convention. The Honorary National Junior President is selected via vote by her peers, and scholarship monies are dispersed directly to the four-year accredited college or university, per the recipients’ direction, and may be used for tuition, books, fees, and other appropriate expenses. Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members The American Legion Auxiliary annually provides one Junior member in each of the five American Legion Auxiliary divisions with a $5,000 scholarship. Criteria: The applicant must have held membership in the American Legion Auxiliary for the immediate past three years; must hold a membership card for the current year; and must continue to maintain her membership throughout the four-year scholarship period. Scholarship monies are dispersed directly to the four-year accredited college or university, per the recipients’ direction, and may be used for tuition, books, fees, and other appropriate expenses.American Legion, American Legion AuxiliaryAmerican Legion
American Legion Auxiliary, Department of PennsylvaniaThe American Legion Auxiliary is the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world. The organization supports volunteer programs that center on the three major areas: veterans, young people and the community. Through volunteering in the many programs, you develop leadership in your community, have the opportunity to educate the youth and advance the programs of the American Legion Auxiliary. “Working” side-by-side with women of all ages and different life experiences you make memories and build life-long friendships. The benefits offered by the American Legion Auxiliary directly and indirectly touch and affect the lives of all Americans.American Legion, American Legion AuxiliaryAmerican Legion
American Legion, Legion RidersAmerican Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded servicemembers and scholarships. Since 2006, Riders nationwide have participated in the Legion Legacy Run, to annually raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, established to provide scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel killed since Sept. 11, 2001.American Legion, Legion RidersAmerican Legion
American Legion - National Emergency FundThe American Legion's National Emergency Fund helps those affected by well-known disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy and lesser-publicized tragedies such as flooding in South Dakota or Illinois, or wildfires in the southwest. The National Emergency Fund, created in response to Hurricane Hugo in 1989, has provided more than $8 million in direct financial assistance to American Legion Family members and posts. The fund provides up to $1,500 for qualified Legion Family members and up to $5,000 for posts.American LegionAmerican Legion
American Legion, Pennsylvania Legion RidersAmerican Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded servicemembers and scholarships. Since 2006, Riders nationwide have participated in the Legion Legacy Run, to annually raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, established to provide scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel killed since Sept. 11, 2001.American Legion, Legion RidersAmerican Legion
American Legion - Temporary Financial AssistanceAmerican Legion Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program has awarded cash grants to minor children of veterans who are eligible for American Legion membership. These grants help families in need meet the cost of shelter, food, utilities and health expenses, thereby keeping the child or children in a more stable environment.American LegionAmerican Legion
American Military Partner AssociationThe American Military Partner Association (AMPA) is the nation’s premier resource and support network for LGBT military spouses and their families. As a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)3 organization, AMPA is committed to education, advocacy, and support for our modern military families. Although same-gender military spouses now finally have federal recognition and access to military benefits, our families still face unique challenges and exclusion by state governments and organizations and are still waiting for equal access to earned veterans benefits. With over 20,000 members and supporters, we are committed to continuing to make a difference in their lives. Since 2009, AMPA has stepped up to fill the void for these silent heroes. Resources available:
  • AMPA Educational Resources,
  • Understanding Military Benefits for Same-Gender Couples,
  • LGBT Advocacy Organizations and Resources,
  • Resources for our Families with Children,
  • Deployment Resources,
  • Employment Resources,
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Resources,
  • Confidential LGBT-Inclusive Coaching and Counseling Resources,
  • Branch Specific Family Support Programs,
  • LGBT-Inclusive Religious and Spiritual Resources,
  • Education Resources and Scholarships,
  • Other Resources,
  • Amicus Briefs to the Courts.
American Military Partner AssociationAmerican Military Partner Association
American Red Cross, Service to the Armed Forces - Emergency CommunicationsWhen a military family experiences a crisis, the American Red Cross is there to help. Wherever their military service takes them, service members can rest assured that the Red Cross will deliver notification of an emergency such as the death or serious illness of an immediate family member, as well as the good news of the birth of a service member's child or grandchild. Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, the Red Cross relays urgent messages containing accurate, factual, complete and verified descriptions of the emergency to service members stationed anywhere in the world, including on ships at sea and at embassies and remote locations. Even if the service member receives an email or phone call from home, Red Cross-verified information assists the member and his/her commanding officers with making a decision regarding emergency leave. Knowing in advance that communication links, access to financial assistance and information and referral will be available in an emergency brings peace of mind to service members and to the families from whom they are separated.AlleghenyAllegheny County OfficeAmerican Red Cross Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter
Amputee CoalitionThe Amputee Coalition provides information and resources to people affected by limb loss and help them to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and promote limb loss prevention. They provide new amputees with critical recovery information, fight for fair insurance laws or provide daily tips to make living with limb loss easier. Events & Programs include:
  • National Conference,
  • Youth Camp,
  • Kicking For Kids Who Can't,
  • Travel Adventures,
  • Limb Loss Awareness Month,
  • Limb Loss Education Day,
  • Scholarships,
  • Personal Rights & Privacy Policy.
Amputee CoalitionAmputee Coalition
Armstrong County Community Action Agency, Housing Assistance Program - SSVFProvides supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. May provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:
  • Health care services
  • Daily living services
  • Personal financial planning services
  • Transportation services
  • Fiduciary and payee services
  • Legal services
  • Child care services
  • Housing counseling services
May also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.
ArmstrongHousing Assistance ProgramArmstrong County Community Action Agency
Armstrong County Veterans AffairsThe Armstrong County Veterans Affairs Office provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Armstrong County Veterans Affairs Office
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
ArmstrongArmstrong County Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Army Strong Community CenterArmy Strong Community Centers (ASCCs) support geographically-dispersed service members and their families by identifying resources needed and matching them with existing community services--serving families closest to where they live. The ASCC is a community-based office dedicated to assisting service members, retirees, veterans and their families from all branches of military service. Areas of support include: briefings to groups, benefits and entitlements, education and employment assistance and referrals to helping agencies. On-site resources include a child play area, lending library and an internet-enabled computer with Skype capability.AlleghenyArmy Strong Community CenterArmy Strong Community Center
Asbestos.comAsbestos.com is a website and advocacy group that helps the victims of asbestos exposure and their loved ones. Provide free information, resources and personal assistance to anyone affected by mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. Offers up-to-date news and treatment information on mesothelioma and asbestos diseases. Offers a support group run by licensed counselor and has a Doctor Match Program and a Veterans Department. Veterans of the US military account for nearly a third of all mesothelioma diagnoses. Veterans make up a large percentage of people who come to Asbestos.com, and our Veterans Department has a special skill set just for them. Advocates answer health insurance coverage questions that patients have before and after treatment. They can also assess your situation and help you find an attorney to pursue a legal claim you might have find grant money for patients who need it for treatment of their cancer. Patients who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma may be eligible for free medical care through the National Institute of Health or VA health care system. Advocates assist those affected by asbestos diseases with their financial assistance options. Two primary ways of getting compensation for asbestos-related illnesses are securing veterans benefits (for those exposed to asbestos during their time in the military) and Social Security disability benefits (assuming Social Security retirement is not already being drawn). Asbestos.com and The Peterson Firm, a law firm, set up The Mesothelioma Center, a patient advocate care center whose objective is to suggest treatment and assistance for anyone suffering from an asbestos-related disease. Advocate services provided by The Mesothelioma Center are all free. Advocates help many mesothelioma patients and family members. None of them is required to be a client of The Peterson Firm to receive that help. The Peterson Firm is located in Washington, D.C. InternetInternet
AWARE, Inc. - SAPRO Military Sexual Assault Prevention and ResponseMilitary/Civilian partnership between the Department of Defense and civilian rape crisis centers. Direct services staff help troops in Iraq and Afghanistan who have been victim of sexual assault. AWARE also provides technical support to active duty personnel throughout the United States.MercerAWARE, Inc.AWARE, Inc.
Balanced Heart Healing Center - Mental Health TreatmentOffers mental health treatment that respects and helps individuals live more consistently. Treatment is available for adults, teens, children, couples, and families utilizing a strengths-based approach to resolve past trauma, and to create loving and balanced relationships.AlleghenyBalanced Heart Healing CenterBalanced Heart Healing Center
Balanced Heart Healing Center - Veterans and Military Families ProgramOffers mental health services for veterans and military families, covering sexual assault, PTSD, depression, relationship problems and other issues. Provides unconditional care, regardless of insurance, discharge status, current health or ability to pay. For a variety of reasons, many veterans prefer to receive healthcare services from civilian providers, and women who have experienced Military Sexual Trauma may not want to be cared for in facilities where they share support groups with men. By increasing civilian awareness of the realities surrounding military life and engaging individuals as well as BHHC partner organizations in support of military women, it is our intention to create a community of care around military families in southwestern Pennsylvania such that they are as well supported by the Pittsburgh community as other service members and veterans are by their active duty bases. The “Veterans and Military Families” program initially will comprise:
  • Mental health counseling for women veterans and military families,
  • Coaching services for women veterans and military families,
  • Financial planning services,
  • Referrals to complementary and alternative care providers,
  • Referrals to other organizations offering services not available at BHHC,
  • Listening events (including both military and civilian women) to hear and identify the most pressing needs and valuable resources of our women veterans, as we expand our capacity to serve them.
AlleghenyBalanced Heart Healing CenterBalanced Heart Healing Center
Beaver County Department of Veterans AffairsThe Beaver County Department of Veterans Affairs provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Beaver County Department of Veterans Affairs
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
BeaverBeaver County Department of Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Beaver County Department of Veterans Affairs - AmbridgeThe Beaver County Department of Veterans Affairs provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance. <br/> County benefits include: <ul><li>Burial Allowance</li><li>Burial Plots </li><li>Headstones and Installation Allowances</li><li>Flags and Emblem Markers</li><li>Safeguard DD-214</li></ul>For more information visit <a href="http://www.beavercountypa.gov/veterans-affairs-our-mission"target="_blank"> Beaver County Department of Veterans Affairs</a> <br/> State benefits include: <ul><li>Blind Veterans Pension</li><li>Emergency Assistance </li><li>Educational Gratuity</li><li>Paralyzed Veterans Pension</li><li>Real Property Tax Exemption</li><li>State Veterans Home System</li><li>Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption</li></ul>For more information visit <a href="http://www.dmva.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/veterans_affairs/7179"target="_blank"> Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs</a> <br/> Federal benefits include: <ul><li>Disability Compensation</li><li>eBenefits</li><li>Education & Training</li><li>GI Bill</li><li>Healthcare</li><li>Life Insurance</li><li>Mortgage Delinquency Assistance</li><li>Pension</li><li>Survivor Benefits (DIC)</li><li>VA Guaranteed Home Loans</li><li>VetSuccess</li></ul>For more information visit <a href="http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-21-0760-ARE.pdf"target="_blank"> VA Benefits in Brief</a> BeaverBeaver County Department of Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Blended Spirits Ranch - For the Love of HorsesProvides Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP). ErieBlended Spirits RanchBlended Spirits Ranch
Blinded Veterans AssociationThe Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) is an organization of blinded veterans helping blinded veterans. Through our service programs, regional groups, resources, and advocacy before the legislative and executive branches of government, we hope to make life better for blinded veterans. We also hope to be there with encouragement and support. There is no charge for any BVA service and membership is not a prerequisite to obtain help. All legally blinded veterans are also eligible for BVA’s assistance whether they become blind during or after active duty military service.Blinded Veterans AssociationBlinded Veterans Association
Bob Woodruff FoundationTo ensure injured veterans and their families are thriving long after they return home. Find and fund innovative programs in communities where veterans, their families and caregivers live and work. Help to tackle the problems that can prevent veterans from fulfilling their dreams for the next chapter of their lives. Bob Woodruff FoundationBob Woodruff Foundation
Bowman Limb Bank Foundation - HALO for Freedom Warrior FoundationThe HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation provides support for wounded warriors as they face the many challenges encountered during their rehabilitation, reintegration and healing process. The foundations goals are to ensure wounded military members are cared for both physically and emotionally. Holds various sponsored events to benefit weekend activities for veterans who have lost limbs. Bowman Limb Bank FoundationBowman Limb Bank Foundation
Bucks County Military/Veterans AffairsThe Bucks County Military/Veterans Affairs Office provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Armstrong County Veterans Affairs Office
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
BucksBucks County Military/Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Business and Professional Women’s Foundation - Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses Mentoring PlusJoining Forces Mentoring Plus® offers unlimited free personal coaching and professional guidance—including working women mentors—for women veterans of all ranks and eras, military/veteran spouses, and caregivers of wounded warriors, to help them successfully identify, outline, and pursue civilian careers. The high tech-high touch framework meets women where they are to address the distinct challenges they face and provide exposure and access to education, credentialing, career development, and entry into the broadest spectrum of industry, services, and entrepreneurial endeavors. Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® gives working women – both veterans and civilians – the opportunity to tap their own experiences in the workplace, to help women veterans, military spouses and caregivers of wounded warriors successfully enter the workforce and advance in in their careers. It provides women veterans, military and veteran spouses and caregivers of wounded warriors the tools and support necessary to assist them obtain meaningful employment in a career of interest to them. Visit website to view Case Studies, Testimonials, and a Program Overview.Business and Professional Women’s FoundationBusiness and Professional Women’s Foundation
Butler County Veteran ServicesButler County Veteran Services provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance. This office files service-connection claims and non-service connected claims (NSC)with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Butler County Veteran Services
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Services of Butler County
ButlerButler County Veterans ServicesPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Catholic War Veterans of The United States of AmericaCatholic War Veterans of The United States of America is a veteran’s service organization for Catholic military veterans and is engaged in actively supporting our nation's military veterans and promoting their welfare.Catholic War Veterans of The United States of AmericaCatholic War Veterans of The United States of America
Center for Community Resources - SSVFProvides supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. May provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:
  • Health care services
  • Daily living services
  • Personal financial planning services
  • Transportation services
  • Fiduciary and payee services
  • Legal services
  • Child care services
  • Housing counseling services
May also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.
ButlerHome and School SupportsCenter for Community Resources Butler County
Chariots of HopeChariots of Hope, a nonprofit organization, has been established for the purpose of collecting used wheelchairs. The donated wheelchairs are then repaired and distributed, at no cost to the recipient, to those in need. Visit their website to request or donate a wheelchair. Chariots of HopeChariots of Hope
Chester County Veterans' AffairsThe Chester County Veterans' Affairs Office provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Armstrong County Veterans Affairs Office
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
ChesterChester County Veterans' AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Cleaning for HeroesCleaning for Heroes is a clearing house of cleaning professionals willing to provide no-cost house cleaning services to disabled and elderly veterans. Cleaning for HeroesCleaning for Heroes
Coatesville VA Medical Center - Geriatrics and Extended Care ServiceGeriatrics and Extended Care Services provides elderly or chronically ill veterans with coordinated care that focuses on individual needs, enabling each patient to enjoy the highest quality of life possible. Through a system of care management, we provide assessment, prevention, stabilization and rehabilitation to eligible residents. Services that are provided fall into the following categories: Hospice and Palliative Care, Home Health Care and Adult Day Health Care, Community Living Center Care and our outpatient Golden Memory Clinic.Chester*Main Site (Coatesville Va Medical Center)United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Coatesville VA Medical Center - Information and ReferralOur social work program assists veterans with VA and community services. Social workers help veterans find resources to meet their needs within the VA system and in their community such as home health services, legal services, transportation, and community living.Chester*Main Site (Coatesville Va Medical Center)United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Coatesville VA Medical Center - Medical CareThe Coatesville Medical Center's Primary Care Service is located in Building 2, and offers an extensive range of treatment modalities with emphasis on health care prevention. Our mission here at Coatesville is to improve the health of our veterans by providing coordinated, team based, medical treatment. Programs Offered include: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Management of Acute and Chronic Medical Conditions, Urgent Care/Follow-up Care, Referrals for Specialty and Other Levels of Care, Specialty Clinics, Pharmacy, Patient and Care Giver Education, Special Medical Examinations for POWs, Gulf War Veterans, and those applying for Compensation and Pension.Chester*Main Site (Coatesville Va Medical Center)United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Coatesville VA Medical Center - Medical Foster Home ProgramThe Coatesville VA Medical Center is pleased to announce the development of the Medical Foster Home Program MFH. MFH is a voluntary program that offers safe, long-term care in a home like setting. MFH Veterans have complex medical conditions where personalized care and assistance are needed. MFH is an affordable alternative to nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Expenses are paid by the Veteran.The Medical Foster Home program offers: A permanent home that fosters independence, furnished private or shared room, 24-hour personal care and supervision, medication management, meals and menu catered to veterans health needs, medical home visits by VA Home Based Primary Care HBPC Team, flexibility in daily routines, long-term care option that encourages the highest level of independence, monitoring/oversight by MFH and HBPC programs.Chester*Main Site (Coatesville Va Medical Center)United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Coatesville VA Medical Center - Mental Health, Substance Abuse & PTSD TreatmentThe mental health service at the Coatesville VA Medical Center provides consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a variety of issues that can impact emotional health and well-being. Services and supporting programs offered at the Coatesville Medical Center include: Community Residential Care, Mental Health Outpatient Clinic, Inpatient Psychiatry, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment, Substance Abuse Treatment Drug/Alcohol, Domiciliary Care, and a Work Restoration program. We also provide outreach to homeless veterans.The Social Work program also offers counseling to veterans with drug, alcohol, and emotional problems, to help veterans and their families understand and adjust to an illness or disability, to veterans and family members who want to prepare advance directives and durable powers of attorney for health care or finances, to help veterans and their families cope with terminal illness, and to family members about legal issues such as commitment and guardianship. Counseling is conducted through one-on-one discussions, family conferences and group classes.Chester*Main Site (Coatesville Va Medical Center)United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Coatesville VA Medical Center - Visual Impairment Services Team VISTThe Coatesville VA Medical Center's VIST Program helps legally blind and severely visually impaired veterans and their families adjust to vision loss. The program objectives are to identify and inform eligible veterans about services and benefits, to ensure that health care and rehabilitation services are made available, and to help those veterans cope with the devastating loss of vision.VIST Services: To assess for unmet needs related to vision loss, to develop and implement a treatment plan which will address the unmet needs that have been identified, to make appropriate referrals, to educate the veteran on available benefits and services, both VA and community, and to provide ongoing follow-up to the veteran as needed.Chester*Main Site (Coatesville Va Medical Center)United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Coatesville VA Medical Center - Women's Health ServicesThe Coatesville VA Medical Center's Women's Health Program includes a number of clinical services available to women, including gynecology, mammography, reproductive care, and menopause treatment. Located in building 2 on the second floor, the program is targeted to meet the unique needs of our female veterans. We offer comprehensive healthcare to eligible women veterans.Our caring staff consists of Board Certified Internist and a certified Nurse Practitioner who provides primary care and office based gynecological services. Referrals are made as necessary. Our services are provided with respect for your lifestyle and values. All information is kept private and confidential. Questions concerning your privacy and release of information should be discussed with your health care giver. Services we provide include: Health Screening/Disease Prevention, Patient Education and Treatment. Mental health services, including treatment for post traumatic stress disorder, are also available.Chester*Main Site (Coatesville Va Medical Center)United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Community Action - Supportive Services for Veteran's FamiliesProviding case management and a long-term goal of housing stability and economic successJeffersonCommunity ActionCommunity Action
Community Health Clinic of Butler County - Dental ServicesProvides free dental hygiene, fillings, extractions, and x-rays.ButlerCommunity Health Clinic of Butler CountyCommunity Health Clinic of Butler County
Community Resources for Independence - Center for Independent LivingProvides independent living programs and direct care services to all individuals with disabilities. We also provide autism services, veteran services and Hospice Wraparound services.ErieCommunity Resources for Independence - Center for Independent LivingCommunity Resources for Independence
CornerstoneThe Cornerstone Housing Support Center assists Beaver County residents in finding the resources they need and is committed to providing reliable information and services to the community. Services available include:
  • Assistance to individuals and families experiencing homelessness or are at imminent risk of homelessness,
  • Utility Assistance,
  • Displaced residents emergency motel program,
  • Consumer Education,
  • Supportive Housing Program for individuals and families with disabilities who have exhausted all other housing options,
  • Fair Housing,
  • Supportive Services for Veterans Families.
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Cornerstone - Supportive Services for Veteran FamiliesProvides supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. May provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:
  • Health care services
  • Daily living services
  • Personal financial planning services
  • Transportation services
  • Fiduciary and payee services
  • Legal services
  • Child care services
  • Housing counseling services
May also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.
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Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VAMC (Philadelphia VA Medical Center)The Philadelphia VA Medical Center provides health care to Veterans living in America’s fifth-largest metropolitan area, including the city of Philadelphia and six surrounding counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. The Philadelphia VAMC is part of the VA Healthcare Network - VISN4 and serves as an acute referral center for VA health care facilities in eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and Southern New Jersey. Philadelphia VAMC also operates community-based outpatient clinics in Fort Dix, NJ, Gloucester County, NJ, Camden, NJ, and Horsham, PA (Victor J. Saracini VA Outpatient Clinic). Affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and numerous other allied health schools and colleges, the Philadelphia VA Medical Center offers comprehensive surgical, medical and psychiatric care to include special emphasis programs, alcohol and drug dependence treatment, and rehabilitative care. PhiladelphiaVeterans Health Administration, Philadelphia VA Medical CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Corporate America Supports YouCorporate America Supports You (CASY) focuses on assisting National Guard and Reserve members, as well as Veterans in employment training, counseling, and job placement. A team of highly educated and experienced military spouses, caregivers, and veterans are specialized in employment assessment, gap skills training, skills validation, targeted resume assistance, virtual training, mentorship /professional development, and financial health training for everyone within our military and veteran communities. Programs and services include:
  • Military Skills Translation
  • Resume Review
  • Interview Prep
  • Employer Connection
  • Career Development & Training
  • Resources specific to veteran employment
Military Spouse Corporate Career NetworkMilitary Spouse Corporate Career Network
Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program - Housing Solutions - ESG-VAProvides temporary housing assistance. Participants are also provided one-on-one case management in order to connect to available services and community resources.CrawfordCrawford County Mental Health Awareness Program - Housing SolutionsCrawford County Mental Health Awareness Program
Crawford County Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Community Based Outpatient ClinicCrawford County VA Clinic offers health care services for veterans including primary care, mental & behavioral health, nursing services, lab services, and other specialty care services.CrawfordCrawford County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Darrell Gwynn FoundationThe Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s mission is to provide support for people with paralysis and prevent spinal cord injuries. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation's Education & Prevention Program strives to raise awareness about spinal cord injuries while also revealing the foundation's other initiatives. To accomplish this, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation will educate young people about ways that they can prevent a spinal cord injury by encouraging them to think twice before participating in destructive decisions and risky behavior particularly: distracted driving, impaired driving, not wearing seatbelts, underage drinking, playing with guns, diving in unknown waters and dangerous practices while playing sports or exercising. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation's Education & Prevention program will encourage young people to make positive decisions in their lives with the intention of reducing the number of new spinal cord injuries. Through the Darrell Gwynn Foundation's Education & Prevention Program, we strive to be the national leader in spinal cord injury education and prevention. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation is dedicated to supporting people with paralysis by giving the gift of mobility and assisting patients recovering from spinal cord injuries. Darrell Gwynn FoundationDarrell Gwynn Foundation
Darrell Gwynn Foundation - Wheelchair Donation ProgramThe Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s mission is to provide support for people with paralysis and prevent spinal cord injuries. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation is dedicated to supporting people with paralysis by giving the gift of mobility and assisting patients recovering from spinal cord injuries. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation donates custom power and manual wheelchairs to children and adults facing medical and financial hardships.Darrell Gwynn FoundationDarrell Gwynn Foundation
Defense Centers of Excellence, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury CenterThe Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is a part of the U.S. military health system. Specifically, it is the traumatic brain injury (TBI) operational component of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE). Founded in 1992 by Congress, DVBIC’s responsibilities have grown as its network of care and treatment sites has grown. DVBIC's mission is to serve active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs, and support for force health protection services. DVBIC fulfills this mission through ongoing collaboration with the DoD, military services, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), civilian health partners, local communities, families and individuals with TBI. At 18 sites supported by a Washington, D.C-area headquarters, DVBIC treats, supports, trains and monitors service members, veterans, family members and providers who have been, or care for those who are, affected by traumatic brain injuries (TBI). DVBIC works at the macro-level, screening and briefing troops heading into theater, performing pre-deployment provider training and provider training at military treatment facilities, gathering data mandated by Congress and the Department of Defense (DoD), and overseeing research programs. At the micro-level, DVBIC treats service members and veterans with mild, moderate or severe TBI, and helps them from the moment of injury to their return to duty or reintegration into the community. DVBIC develops, provides and distributes educational materials for both military and civilian providers, families, service members and veterans. In 2011 DVBIC disseminated over 960,000 educational materials. The DoD has further solidified DVBIC’s role by naming it the Office of Responsibility for these tasks:
  • Creation and maintenance of a TBI surveillance database,
  • Service compliance for pre-deployment neurocognitive testing,
  • Creation and distribution of the Family Caregiver Curriculum,
  • Design and execution of a 15-year longitudinal study of the effects of TBI in Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom service members and their families,
  • Design and completion of independent head to head study to evaluate the reliability and validity of computerized neurocognitive tests.
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain InjuryUnited States Department of Defense
Defense Centers of Excellence Outreach CenterThe Defense Centers of Excellence Outreach Center has trained, professional health resource consultants with expertise in psychological health and traumatic brain injury that will respond to your specific questions and needs. If we can’t answer your question, we will be sure to connect you to someone that can, whether it’s within the Department of Defense, other federal agencies or a civilian/community organization. Information provided byThe DCoE Outreach Center was created to provide information on psychological health and traumatic brain injury. It does not function as a treatment or counseling center and cannot provide medical advice.Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain InjuryUnited States Department of Defense
Delaware County Veterans AffairsThe Delaware County Veterans Affairs Office provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Armstrong County Veterans Affairs Office
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
DelawareDelaware County Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Department of Pennsylvania Marine Corps LeagueMembers of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines. Programs of the Marine Corps League: Marines Helping Marines - Wounded Marines Program, U. S. Marines Youth Physical Fitness Program, Young Marines of the Marine Corps League, Scholarship Program, Marine Military Expositions Program, Legislative Program, Veterans Service Officer Program, Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service Program (VAVS), Marine Corps League Auxiliary, Military Order of Devil Dogs, Toys-for-Tots, Annual Conventions.Marine Corps LeagueMarine Corps League
Disabled American VeteransDisabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
  • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
  • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
  • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
  • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
  • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
Disabled American VeteransDisabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans, Aliquippa Chapter 107Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
  • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
  • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
  • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
  • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
  • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
BeaverDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans, Allegheny Kiski Chapter 53Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
  • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
  • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
  • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
  • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
  • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
AlleghenyDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans, Bux-Mont #115 (Bucks County)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>BucksDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans, Col. S.D. Foster Chapter 76Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
  • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
  • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
  • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
  • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
  • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
AlleghenyDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
  • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
  • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
  • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
  • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
  • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
Disabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans, Fayette Chapter 58Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
  • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
  • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
  • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
  • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
  • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
FayetteDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans, Francis Marker #88 (Delaware County)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>DelawareDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans, Gen Butler Chapter 64Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
  • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
  • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
  • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
  • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
  • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
ButlerDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans, Gen Butler Chapter 64 - Transportation NetworkTransportation for veterans to appointments at the VA Hospital. To use the service, veterans must be ambulatory. Service is limited to Butler county.ButlerDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter 8Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
  • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
  • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
  • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
  • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
  • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
AlleghenyDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter 8 - Transportation NetworkTransportation for veterans to appointments at the VA Hospital. To use the service, veterans must be ambulatory. Service is limited to Allegheny county but can provide referrals to transportation coordinators in other counties.AlleghenyDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans, Greene County Chapter 123Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
  • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
  • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
  • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
  • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
  • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
GreeneDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans, Indiana Chapter 20Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
  • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
  • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
  • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
  • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
  • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
IndianaDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans, Lawrence County Chapter 112Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
  • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
  • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
  • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
  • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
  • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
LawrenceDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans, Mercer County Chapter 55Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
  • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
  • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
  • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
  • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
  • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
MercerDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans, Naomi Chapter 15 (Philadelphia)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>PhiladelphiaDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans, Norristown #25 (Montgomery County)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>MontgomeryDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans, Orendorff-Matthew #90 (Chester County)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>ChesterDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans, Rudderw Mammucari #6, (Philadelphia)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>PhiladelphiaDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
Dream Foundation - Dreams for VeteransWish-granting program for veterans with a terminal illness and their families. Final wishes range from basic need items to bedside reunions, final vacation, meet and greets with personal heroes or reconnecting with or reconnecting with aspects of former military service. Dream FoundationDream Foundation
Dress for SuccessDress for Success receives referrals from the Veteran Employment Program for Veterans in need of professional attire. Female veterans are provided with one professional outfit to attend a job interview. Once the female vet has secured employment, Dress for Success will provide one week of business attire, including accessories such as shoes, a purse, necklace and earrings. Dress for Success also provides an ongoing support group as women successfully transition into the workplace.FranklinStandard of Living Augmentation, Inc. (SOLA)Standard of Living Augmentation, Inc. (SOLA)
Duquesne University - College Education for Military Service Members and VeteransA wide array of academic programs and services make Duquesne a military-friendly university. Active Military and Veterans can enroll in on campus or online degree programs at Duquesne. Veteran Services include:
  • Duquesne University participates in the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.
  • Eligible veterans can receive a tuition waiver from Duquesne. Combined with additional financial assistance from the VA, this allows veterans (and in some cases family members) to study tuition-free as an undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Learn more about the your veterans benefits eligibility through the Yellow Ribbon program.
AlleghenyDuquesne UniversityDuquesne University
Duquesne University Psychology Clinic - Military ServicesDuquesne University Psychology Clinic - Military Services provides free counseling and support to military service members who have served or who expect to serve in the Iraq and/or Afghanistan conflicts (OIF/OEF), to the veterans of those conflicts, and to the families and loved ones of the those involved. Provides help to any of those who might be struggling with issues related to the psychological trauma of war, as well as separations and the cycles of deployment, homecoming, and reentry to civilian life. People can be seen individually but work with families is also available. Family sessions that include an extended family of grandparents, uncles, aunts, boy/girlfriends, and even other close friends are especially valued.AlleghenyDuquesne University Psychology Clinic - Military ServicesDuquesne University
Duquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education - Veterans ClinicThe Veterans Clinic assists veterans charged with non-violent offenses adjudicated through the Allegheny County Veterans Court program. The students prepare and present cases for disposition in the Court of Common Pleas and stay in touch with veterans to ensure they are following court-ordered substance abuse or mental health treatment plans offered as alternatives to incarceration. The program is one of the first criminal law veterans clinics in the country.AlleghenyDuquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal EducationDuquesne University
Embracing Our VeteransProviding support, referral sources.ErieEmbracing Our VeteransEmbracing Our Veterans
EOD Warrior FoundationNonprofit organization that honors fallen EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) warriors and provides financial and educational assistance and support to wounded EOD warriors and families of fallen and wounded EOD warriors.EOD Warrior FoundationEOD Warrior Foundation
Erie County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie VA Medical Center provides health care for Veterans. Health care services include primary care, mental and behavioral health care, urgent care, homeless Veteran support, and a variety of specialty care services.ErieErie County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Erie County Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Behavioral Health ClinicIn addition to individual evidence-based therapy, group therapy, and medication management, the Behavioral Health Clinic offers programs to assist Veterans with crisis intervention, homelessness, employment, substance abuse, and more. Services are tailored for Veterans with any mental health needs including, but not limited to, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, and psychosis.ErieErie County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Erie County Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Peer Support ProgramVeteran peer support specialists with a current or past mental illness experience who have gone through treatment are available to help other Veterans in their own recovery process. The Peers Support Specialists offer a variety of groups and are also available to work with Veterans on a one-on-one basis and are able to provide limited services in the community.ErieErie County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Erie County Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC)The PRRC offers education, skills training, and support to Veterans in the form of groups in an intensive outpatient setting.ErieErie County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Erie County Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Substance Abuse ServicesSubstance abuse services offered at the Erie VA Behavioral Health Clinic include individual and group counseling, an intensive outpatient substance abuse program, limited detox services, and medication management to include suboxone and vivitrol.ErieErie County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Erie County Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Suicide Prevention ServicesSuicide Prevention Coordinators are available to assist Veterans with safety planning, crisis intervention, care management, counseling on means restriction, and referrals to care.ErieErie County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Erie County Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Transition and Care Management ProgramA social work program designed to help Veterans seamlessly transition from military life in the DOD to civilian life connecting them with VA healthcare. This program can assist post 9/11 veterans with completing health and wellness goals to ease transition back into civilian life by providing navigation assistance of the VA system and appropriate referrals to community resources.ErieErie County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Erie County Veterans Affairs Medical Center - VAMC Homeless Care ProgramServices provided may include emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, homeless veteran employment services, and support for veterans involved in the legal system.ErieErie County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Erie County Veterans Affairs Medical Center - VA Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders ProgramProvides assistance and care management to Veterans who have a spinal cord or related injury. This team helps Veterans on an ongoing basis to address their needs while dealing with a spinal cord injury while providing education on VA benefits and services to those Veterans. Referrals are made to the Cleveland VA SCI Center for acute rehab needs, an annual evaluation, and specialty services as needed.ErieErie County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Erie County Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Veteran Justice Outreach ServicesThis team serves as an advocate for Veterans involved in the criminal justice system to help them avoid unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and extended incarceration by connecting Veterans to VA mental health and substance abuse services.ErieErie County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Erie County Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Women Veterans Health ProgramPromotes health, welfare, and dignity of women Veterans and their families by ensuring access to timely, sensitive, quality health care. The Women Veterans Health Program connects women Veterans to health care specifically designed around women's unique needs. The Women Veteran Program Manager is available as an advocate, adviser and navigator to connect women Veterans with the right services - including primary care, urgent care, gender specific care, and mental/behavioral health care.ErieErie County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Erie United Methodist Alliance - Liberty HouseA 10-bed transitional housing program for homeless veterans motivated to rebuild their lives. They provide a drug and alcohol free environment for veterans to identify the barriers to obtaining and maintaining housing. A case manager works with each veteran through support, advocacy and one-on-one life skills training to help them achieve their goals.ErieErie United Methodist Alliance - Liberty HouseErie United Methodist Alliance
Family Services of Western Pennsylvania - Military Veterans Employment Work GroupFamily Services of Western Pennsylvania's Military Veterans Employment Work Group provides employment assistance to veterans and military members. Includes assistance with resume preparation, filling out applications, job search techniques, and notifying potential employers of the skills acquired during military service.WestmorelandCommunity Partnership ServicesFamily Services of Western Pennsylvania
Farmer Veteran CoalitionThe Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) works with veterans in the food and farming community in all 50 states, to provide farming education, and veteran assistance to those in need. FVC works with veterans, their families, and employers to support those returning to or beginning careers in food and farming and develops viable employment and meaningful careers through the collaboration of the farming and military communities. Veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 are encouraged by FVC to participate in the program. Farmer Veteran CoalitionFarmer Veteran Coalition
Fayette County Veterans AffairsFayette County Veterans Affairs provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Fayette County Veterans Affairs
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
FayetteFayette County Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Fayette County Veterans Affairs Office Medical Appointment Transportation for VeteransProvides transportation to veterans to scheduled medical appointments at the VA Hospital in PittsburghFayetteFayette County Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Fayette County Veterans Affairs - Veterans' Diversionary ProgramThe Fayette County Veteran’s Treatment Court is a pretrial diversionary program for offenders diagnosed with a legitimate mental illness including PTSD. The mission of the Fayette County Veteran’s Treatment Court is to provide our Veteran’s with the opportunity to participate in rehabilitative services in order to address any mental health, substance abuse, or lifestyle issue that has occurred in correlation with their military service. A reduction in recidivism and an overall improvement in community is also hoped to be attained.FayetteFayette County Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
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Final SaluteFinal Salute meets the unique needs of homeless women Veterans by providing them with safe and suitable housing. Programs include:
  • H.O.M.E. – The H.O.M.E program provides transitional housing, on-site case management, food, clothing, transportation, child care subsidy/assistance, employment support and other essential supportive services to homeless women Veterans and their children.
  • S.A.F.E. – the purpose of S.A.F.E is to prevent homelessness by providing emergency financial assistance.
  • Stand Up - the Stand-Up for women vets program provides support for women veterans and military women in transition.
Final SaluteFinal Salute
Final Salute - H.O.M.E ProgramThe H.O.M.E program provides transitional housing, on-site case management, food, clothing, transportation, child care subsidy/assistance, employment support and other essential supportive services to homeless women Veterans and their children. The H.O.M.E program focuses on integrating women Veterans back into their local communities and providing vast, safe and suitable residential areas to choose from. The H.O.M.E program is a collaboration with our resource partners that includes targeted supportive services to assist women Veterans in reaching their goals. Although based in the DC Metro Area, the program has assisted women veterans and children in over 15 States and Territories. Final SaluteFinal Salute
Final Salute - S.A.F.E ProgramThe S.A.F.E program provides emergency financial assistance. Program recipients also receive resources on saving, budgeting and living on a fixed income. S.A.F.E eases financial hardships by providing assistance with past due rent, new lease deposit and utility assistance. Final SaluteFinal Salute
Final Salute - Stand-UpThe Stand-Up for Women Vets program provides support for women Veterans and military women in transition. As a woman veteran in transition, you need more than a resume to ensure a successful transition into the civilian workforce. They provide (free of charge):
  • Professional Business Attire
  • Dress Shoes
  • Accessories
  • Make-Overs
  • Image Consulting
  • Professional Head-Shots (Linked-In Profiles)
Final SaluteFinal Salute
First Step Recovery Homes, Inc - Bridge HousingBridge housing for up to 12 months for men recovering from substance abuse or homeless recovering addicts. Provides case management, basic life skills, job referrals and education training. Medical, dental and mental health services are provided. Capacity is for five men.AlleghenyFirst Step Recovery Homes - Housing ProgramsFirst Step Recovery Homes, Inc.
First Step Recovery Homes, Inc - Phoenix FurnishingsPhoenix works with the Veterans Leadership Program to provide three rooms of furniture to disabled veterans. Furniture is also provided and delivered at a minimal cost to those in need in the community. Donations of appliances and furniture are appreciated. Pickup is provided for those who have articles to donate to the program.AlleghenyFirst Step Recovery Homes - Phoenix FurnishingFirst Step Recovery Homes, Inc.
FOCUS North America, FOCUS PittsburghFOCUS (Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve) North America is a national movement of Orthodox Christians, united in faith and joined by a desire to provide action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America— offering job training and placement, housing, and feeding programs, as well as other human services to the homeless and working poor of America. FOCUS has grown into a vibrant and strong organization with eight flagship FOCUS Centers across the country and a dedicated volunteer corps of more than 6,000 people, with service outreach programs planned for 29 cities. FOCUS Pittsburgh’s offices are located on Centre Avenue in the Hill District. AlleghenyFOCUS North America, FOCUS PittsburghFOCUS North America
FOCUS North America, FOCUS Pittsburgh: Free Health CenterEstablished as a Volunteer in Medicine (VIM) facility, the FOCUS Pittsburgh's Free Health Center (FPFHC) has a team of Volunteer Medical Professionals who provide skilled and compassionate care, while nonclinical volunteers provide help with answering patient phone calls and assisting with applications for care. Our volunteers together with our staff of two full-time employees and one part-time employee care for patients according to the VIM’s “culture of caring” model that values how an individual is treated just as much as the treatment they receive. FOCUS Pittsburgh Free Health Center's patient list grows on a daily basis. There is a desperate need for primary and mental health care in the neighborhood. In order to reduce the wait for patients, we are in need of volunteer doctors, nurses, and specialty health professionals (to help us complete the follow-up for our patients). Available Services FPFHC provides adult health care including:
  • Primary care,
  • Diagnosis and management of chronic diseases of moderate severity,
  • Disease screening for hypertension and diabetes,
  • Medication reviews,
  • Mental Health care,
  • Dental care referrals,
FPFHC does not provide pediatric care or emergency services. FPFHC does not discriminate based on religious beliefs, race, gender, ethnicity, age, or physical disability. FPFHC provides only health services. It is not a form of health insurance coverage.
AlleghenyFOCUS North America, FOCUS PittsburghFOCUS North America
Give an Hour - Counseling for VeteransProvides complimentary and confidential mental health counseling to returning troops and their families, especially the troops and families affected by the current military conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Volunteer therapists provide counseling to veterans, who then perform volunteer service for a community organization. Telephone counseling is also available. Our providers are licensed mental health professionals who have agreed to provide services in their areas of expertise. They generously agree to provide one hour per week of mental health support at no charge. Our providers agree to participate in the Give an Hour network for a minimum of one year. Our providers are aware that Give an Hour is a nonpolitical organization whose mission is to assist military personnel and their families as they cope with the effects of deployment and combat. Our providers agree to conduct their practice using the highest ethical standards and to respect and honor the dignity and individuality of those who seek their assistance. Give an Hour provides counseling to individuals, couples, and families, as well as children and adolescents. Our providers can help in the following areas:
  • Individual Services,
  • Marital Services,
  • Family Services,
  • Group Counseling,
  • Child and Adolescent Services,
  • Parent Guidance,
  • Post-Traumatic Stress,
  • Alcohol/Chemical Dependency,
  • Pastoral Counseling,
  • Grief and Loss,
  • Traumatic Brain Injury,
  • Anger Management,
  • Anxiety,
  • Separation/Divorce,
  • Sexual Abuse.
Give an HourGive an Hour
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania - Veteran ServicesProvides career transition support designed to provide wrap around services to Veterans, current and former military, and their families. Services Offered: Creation of Individualized Employment Plan Vocational Assessment Military to Career Skill Translation (Transferable Skills) Resume Creation/Completion Assistance Mock Interviewing Assistance Job Search Skills/Career Planning Job Matching/Employer Referrals Post-Employment Follow-Up Referral source to various Veteran support resources AlleghenyGoodwill of Southwestern PennsylvaniaGoodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Grapevine Drop-in CenterServing Mental Health Recovery: Provides support for people with Mental Illnesses and/or Drug & Alcohol addictions for FREE -- showers, meals, telephones, computers, transportation, social activities, education, help FINDING ACCOMMODATION & work. Offering support, acceptance, guidance & caring.ButlerPeer to PeerGrapevine Center Inc.
Greater Philadelphia Veterans NetworkAssists veterans in finding employment through programs, mentorships, networking and job leads. Educates employers on how to hire local veterans.Greater Philadelphia Veterans NetworkGreater Philadelphia Veterans Network
Greene County Veterans Affairs OfficeGreene County Veterans Affairs provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Greene County Veterans Affairs
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
GreeneGreene County Veterans Affairs OfficePennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind - America’s VetDogsAmerica’s VetDogs trains and places guide and service dogs to help veterans with disabilities once again lead active, independent lives. Not only does a guide or service dog provide assistance with daily activities, it provides the motivation to take on new challenges. People focus on the dog, not the disability. With a VetDog by his or her side, a veteran is never alone. America’s VetDogs serves the needs of veterans with disabilities from all eras who have honorably served our country. VetDogs trains and places guide dogs for individuals who are blind; service dogs for those with other physical disabilities; and physical and occupational therapy dogs to work with service members in military and VA hospitals. It is accredited by Assistance Dogs International and the International Guide Dog Federation. For a dog to become a VetDog guide or service dog, it must meet our health, safety, and training standards.Guide Dog Foundation for the BlindGuide Dog Foundation For The Blind
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh - Veteran Housing InitiativeProvides an opportunity for veterans to serve locally with other veterans to assist those in need of quality housing. This program invites Veterans and their families to apply for necessary home repairs or modifications including interior and exterior accessibility modifications.AlleghenyHabitat for Humanity of Greater PittsburghHabitat for Humanity
Heroes Supporting HeroesCharitable organization that paints, repairs porches and steps, scrubs interiors, builds wheelchair ramps and performs other assorted jobs at no charge to qualifying applicants.AlleghenyHeroes Supporting HeroesHeroes Supporting Heroes
Homes for Our Troops - Accessible Home ConstructionBuilds specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Homes are built where the Veteran chooses to live and a relationship continues with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives.Homes for Our TroopsHomes for Our Troops
Housing/Homeless ServicesThe Coatesville VA Medical Center provides solutions to housing issues experienced by veterans. Housing Options Include: - Community Living Center is a nursing home for eligible veterans - Fresh Start and LZ II are two transitional residences for homeless male veterans - Mary E. Walker House is a transitional residence for homeless female veterans - Independence Hall-4A is a transitional residence for veterans with severe mental illnessChester*Main Site (Coatesville Va Medical Center)United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Indiana County Department of Veterans AffairsThe Indiana County Department of Veterans Affairs provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Indiana County Department of Veterans Affairs
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
IndianaIndiana County Department of Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Indiana County Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Appointment Transportation for VeteransProvides transportation to veterans for scheduled medical appointments in Altoona, Johnstown, and Pittsburgh.IndianaIndiana County Department of Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Indiana County VA HealthCare - Outpatient ClinicPrimary care and care management (PACT), mental health services, routine laboratory and electrocardiogram (EKG), prescriptions, immunizations, (i.e. flu shots, pneumonia, tetanus), women's health services, telemedicine/telehealth services and My HealtheVet/Secure Messaging.IndianaOutpatient ClinicIndiana County VA HealthCare - Outpatient Clinic
Internet Job Search Websites for VeteransFollowing is a list of internet job search websites that veterans may find helpful and originally published in a VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System pamphlet titled OEF/OIF/OND Program, June, 2013. USAJOBS: The official job site for US Federal Government.
www.usajobs.com Career One Stop: This site offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, business and working professionals to foster talent development in a global economy.
www.careeronestop.org Jobs for Vets: Jobs for Vets matches transitioning Veterans to meaningful, interesting career opportunities in the private sector.
www.jobsforvets.com Hero to Hired: Helps reserve component service members to connect to and find jobs with military-friendly companies.
www.h2h.jobs US Department of Labor VETS:
www.dol.gov/vets Hire Heros USA: Hire Heroes USA (Hire Heroes) is dedicated to creating job opportunities for US military Veterans and their spouses through personalized employment training and corporate engagement.H
www.hireheroesusa.org Transition Assistance Online:
www.taonline.com Vet Jobs: Vet Jobs is a leading source for candidates with security clearances.
www.vetjobs.com Jobs2Vets: Database with employment opportunities for Veterans. This site also has a jobs transcoder, which allows veterans to search for suitable civilian jobs using their military job code.
www.jobs2vets.com FedsHireVets: The one-stop resource for Federal veteran employment information.
www.fedshirevets.gov US Tech Vets: A U.S. technology industry career portal created to connect veterans, including transitioning military personnel and their family members, with meaningful jobs in America's technology industry.
www.ustechvets.org Hiring Our Heroes: Hiring Our Heroes helps veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment through nationwide hiring fairs.
www.uschamberfoundation.org/hiring-our-heroes My Next Move: An interactive tool helps vets learn about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, job listings, and more for over 900 different careers.
www.mynextmove.org
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Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of AmericaWorks to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. The organization connects and empowers veterans in their local communities and through a vets only online social networking site. It also advocates for veterans rights in Washington, DC, and provides civilians with concrete actions they can take to support the newest generation of veterans. Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of AmericaIraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America
Keystone Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaAssists veterans in applying for Veterans Admin. benefits. Other programs include legislative advocacy, accessibility, spinal cord injury/disease research, bi-monthly newsletter, sports and recreation.AlleghenyKeystone Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaParalyzed Veterans of America
Keystone Wounded WarriorsAn Eastern Pennsylvania based 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation that seeks to honor the daily sacrifices made by the brave men and women in all branches of the United States Military, but specifically those wounded on or after September 11, 2001. Aids Wounded Warriors by raising public awareness and seeking the public’s support for programs and services that assist Wounded Warriors. Funds donated to Keystone Wounded Warriors are used to support local post-9/11 veterans and their families located in or with ties to Pennsylvania. The remaining funds are donated to national post-9/11 wounded veterans organizations. Provides these services: Financially: Providing direct resources for daily needs such as groceries, toiletries and items for the wounded warrior and their family. Partner with a local organization, Keystone Soldiers, to provide these immediate needs. Also provide financial counseling to our Wounded Warriors to help in their transition from the military to civilian life. Physically: Keeping our Wounded Warriors active is key to their overall wellbeing. Partnered with Corps Fitness, Wyomissing, Pa to provide specialized physical training and goal setting in an active, physical lifestyle. Also works with local gyms in the area in which our Wounded Warriors are located to ensure they are provided the opportunity to stay active. Mentally: One of the major problems faced by our Wounded Warriors is mental health. Strives to help our warriors by providing counseling and mentorship. Actively working with local veteran’s counseling centers to provide much needed support for our heroes. Also strives to match up our Wounded Warriors who have gone through similar experiences and establish a mentor relationship.BerksKeystone Wounded WarriorsKeystone Wounded Warriors
Korean War Veterans AssociationKorean War Veterans Association was chartered by Congress in 2008 and is a nonprofit organization and a veteran’s service organization that maintains a continuing interest in the welfare of veterans of the Korean War, and rehabilitation of the disabled veterans of the Korean War to include all that served during active hostilities and subsequently in defense of the Republic of Korea, and their families. The Association provides information on Korean War POWs and MIAs, ReVisit Korea tours, Agent Orange exposure, and Korean War Memorials. The Korean War Veterans Association advocates for a free Korea and also publishes a bi-monthly magazine.Korean War Veterans AssociationKorean War Veterans Association
Korea Veterans of AmericaKorea Veterans of America is a Chapter of the Korea War Veterans Association. "The Korea Veterans of America have decided to join their brother veterans in the Korea War Veterans Association. We did this to show unity between all Korea veterans and to help work on a federal charter for all Korea Veterans in the country. The Korea Veterans of America will be the biggest KWVA Chapter of Korea War and Korea Service Veterans in the country. We will be Chapter #299. We want other KWVA Chapters throughout the country to emulate the Korea Veterans of America by integrating younger Korea Veterans into their chapters."Korean War Veterans AssociationKorean War Veterans Association
Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign WarsEstablished 1914, the members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars set out to serve the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform. Money-saving products and services in the insurance and benefits industry include:
  • Travel Benefits
  • Insurance Plans
  • Cancer Grants
  • Health Screening Services
  • Home Shopping
  • Credit Card
  • Prescription Savings
  • Scholarships
Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign WarsVeterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
Lawrence County C.A.R.E.S. CenterLawrence County C.A.R.E.S. Center is a behavioral health consumer and family support and resource center that serves the residents of Lawrence County. Services cover aspects of life from the basic needs in life to social, economical, educational, and supportive assistance.
  • The Next Step: A Drop-In Center is a central place for self-help, advocacy, education, and socialization. The Next Step Center provides an opportunity for socializing and networking that addresses the isolation felt by many, especially those in mental health recovery. The Next Step increases knowledge in community resources and allows individuals to learn from each other. We also provide recreational opportunities such as a pool table, video game systems, movie room, an indoor basketball court, and workout equipment. Please contact a Next Step Associate with any questions by pressing 2 when you call in.
  • The Lawrence County Client Satisfaction Team (CST) consists of consumers, parents, family members and persons in recovery. Our members regularly visit consumers of mental health and/or substance abuse services. We ask that they complete an anonymous survey regarding the services they receive. This information is gathered to ensure quality services are available to consumers in Lawrence County. We report our findings to the Lawrence County Mental Health/Disability Services Office, Value Behavioral Health, and the providers. Please contact Vickie at extension 105 regarding any CST questions.
  • Social Security's Representative Payee Program provides financial management for the Social Security and SSI payments of our beneficiaries who are struggling to manage their payments. Our Rep Payee works with her clients to ensure their needs are met as far as housing, utilities, personal care items, groceries, etc. This is done via careful budgeting each month to ensure financial needs are met. Please contact Tina at extension 113 regarding any Rep Payee Program questions.
LawrencePatches PlaceLawrence County C.A.R.E.S. Center
Lawrence County Community Action Partnership - SSVF Housing and Employment ServicesThe Lawrence County Community Action Partnership's SSVF Housing and Employment Services provides veterans and their families assistance with:
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Legal Services
  • Resume Building
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Job Searching
  • Applications
  • Microsoft Office
  • Other Computer Skills
LawrenceLawrence County Community Action Partnership - Emergency & Community ServicesLawrence County Community Action Partnership
Lawrence County Community Action Partnership - Supportive Services for Veteran FamiliesSSVF provides temporary financial assistance and comprehensive case management services to Veterans. Veterans must be either homeless or at risk of homelessness to be eligible for the services. Assistance includes rent and arrearages, security and utility deposits, transportation assistance, emergency supplies, childcare, moving assistance, and emergency supplies. SSVF serves Veteran Households in the following counties: Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Jefferson, Lawrence, and Mercer. May provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:
  • Health care services
  • Daily living services
  • Personal financial planning services
  • Transportation services
  • Fiduciary and payee services
  • Legal services
  • Child care services
  • Housing counseling services
May also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.
LawrenceLawrence County Community Action Partnership - Emergency & Community ServicesLawrence County Community Action Partnership
Lawrence County Department of Veterans AffairsThe Lawrence County Department of Veterans Affairs provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Lawrence County Department of Veterans Affairs
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
LawrenceLawrence County Department of Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Leadership Pittsburgh - Community Leadership Course for VeteransThe Community Leadership Course for Veterans (CLCV) is a new initiative of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. aimed at leveraging the skills and experience of post 9/11 veterans by exposing them to new leadership networks and opportunities for service to our community, and fast-tracking their success in the region as high-potential leaders.AlleghenyLeadership Pittsburgh, Inc.Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc.
LEEK Hunting and Mountain PreserveLEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve is a volunteer-run facility that offers therapeutic outdoor programs for wounded veterans with all levels of disabilities. It provides a friendly handicap-accessible camp environment and therapeutic outdoor activities like hunting and fishing and offers recreational opportunities specifically geared to each wounded veterans’ needs and abilities. Many of the participants in LEEK’s program come to the Preserve directly from medical facilities throughout the U.S. where they have been recovering from serious injuries. The program is designed to provide a therapeutic outdoor experience as the wounded veteran’s introduction back into an accepting and appreciative society. PotterLEEK Hunting and Mountain PreserveLEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve
LifeNets - The Wheelchair ProjectThe goal of LifeNet's Wheelchair Project is to put wheelchairs that are not currently being used into the hands of someone who can benefit from them. LifeNet's Wheelchair Project is for those living in the United States. The program is designed to facilitate the exchange of wheelchairs between individuals and is not for the use of vendors or distributors. LifeNetsLifeNets
Limbs for Life Assistance with ProsthesesHelps provide funding for prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and educates the public about the challenges facing amputees. A network of prosthetists and physical therapists donate their time, labor, and energy to help their patients. Individuals also donate used limbs, which are broken down into ther components that are sent to foreign countries to be used for building new limbs. Limbs for Life FoundationLimbs for Life Foundation
Marine Corps LeagueMembers of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines. Programs of the Marine Corps League: Marines Helping Marines - Wounded Marines Program, U. S. Marines Youth Physical Fitness Program, Young Marines of the Marine Corps League, Scholarship Program, Marine Military Expositions Program, Legislative Program, Veterans Service Officer Program, Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service Program (VAVS), Marine Corps League Auxiliary, Military Order of Devil Dogs, Toys-for-Tots, Annual Conventions.Marine Corps LeagueMarine Corps League
McKean County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterMcKean County VA Clinic offers health care services for Veterans including primary care, mental & behavioral health, nursing services, lab services, and other specialty care services.McKeanMcKean County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
McKeesport Vets CenterIndividual, group, family, marriage, and military readjustment counseling; vocational and employment counseling; drug and alcohol assessment and referral.AlleghenyMcKeesport Vets CenterMcKeesport Vets Center
Memorial Park Presbyterian Church, Community Care for MilitaryCommunity Care for Military, Memorial Park Church and Duquesne University are seeking to further the bonds between veterans and their community by offering a healing service. We invite you to join us for this unique opportunity to come together to help veterans on their long journey home we offer a place to share in the burdens they carry on our behalf and find meaning in their experience that thread us in a common story. This can be healing for both veteran, those who love them and the community grateful for their sacrifices. AlleghenyMemorial Park Presbyterian ChurchMemorial Park Presbyterian Church
Mental Health Association of NWPA - Boots on GroundProvides peer support for veterans who are living and struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Boots on Ground also helps the families of the veterans. Boots on Ground staff help veterans get the resources that are needed to go on with their everyday lives. Engages in community outreach and educates the community on suicide prevention and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (Boots on Ground is dedicated to education, activism, and support of the veterans who are suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.)ErieMental Health Association of NWPAMental Health Association of NWPA
Mental Health Association of NWPA - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)/Anxiety Support GroupPeer support to anyone diagnosed with PTSD and people suffering from significant symptoms of anxiety.ErieMental Health Association of NWPAMental Health Association of NWPA
Mercer County Veterans AffairsMercer County Veterans Affairs provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Mercer County Veterans Affairs
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
MercerMercer County Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Military.comWe started Military.com in 1999 to revolutionize the way the 30 million Americans with military affinity stay connected and informed. Today, we're the largest military and veteran membership organization — 10 million members strong. Military.com's free membership connects servicemembers, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more. We believe that the benefits earned in the service should be easier to access and written in plain English. We're passionate about helping members make the most of military experience throughout life. Military.com's members are sharing stories, insider tips, news from the front lines, and unique slices of military life including the tough stuff of war. Key Products include:
  • Community Connections:
    • Buddy Finder,
    • Unit Homepages & Reunions,
    • Discussion,
    • Military.com Network Social Media.
  • Military News & Benefits Updates:
    • Military Headlines,
    • Benefits Directory & Benefits Updates,
    • Finance Tips & VA Loan Center.
  • Career & Education Services that Give Members an Edge:
    • Insider’s Guide to Joining the Military,
    • Veteran Career Network / Military Alumni Network,
    • Veteran Job Board,
    • Resume Builder & Resume Upload,
    • Scholarship Search,
    • Military-Friendly School Finder,
    • GI Bill & TA Guide.
  • Good Deals:
    • Military & Veteran Discounts,
    • Gear & Surplus,
    • Free Classifieds.
  • Fun & Cool Stuff:
    • Shock & Awe & Photos,
    • DefenseTech & OpFor and other Military Blogs,
    • Equipment Guides,
    • Military Trivia Challenge & History.
Military.com, the online presence of Military Advantage, is committed to the mission of connecting the military community to all the advantages earned in service to America. Military Advantage's advisory board includes two former members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as other academic and business leaders. Military Advantage is a division of Monster Worldwide.
Military.comMilitary.com
Military Officers Association of AmericaMOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. The association plays an active role in military personnel matters and especially proposed legislation affecting the career force, the retired community, and veterans of the uniformed services. MOAA's overarching goals are captured in its resolutions, which reflect the views of the entire membership. The membership provides input and votes on resolutions every two years (on even years). While MOAA is permitted by law to lobby - and does so actively - its status as a tax-exempt veterans organization precludes it from participating in political activities, which are defined as intervening directly or indirectly in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Stated briefly, the association may advocate issues, but it may not advocate the election or defeat of particular candidates or political parties. Military Officers Association of AmericaMilitary Officers Association of America
Military Officers Association of America, Pennsylvania Council of ChaptersThe Pennsylvania Council of Chapters of the Military Officers Association of America works with Congress and the Pennsylvania legislature on issues affecting the career force, the retired community and veterans of the uniformed services. As a veterans organization our chapters advocate issues but do not support any political party or the election or defeat of any political candidate. Our mission is to foster fraternal relations among retired, active, reserve, and former officers of the uniformed services; to protect the rights and interests of personnel of the uniformed services and their dependents and survivors; to provide useful services for members and their dependents and survivors, and to serve our communities, our Commonwealth and the nation.Military Officers Association of AmericaMilitary Officers Association of America
Military Order of the Purple HeartThe Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) has a long history of advocacy and successful representation of Veterans and their dependents seeking benefits and services from the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) and other government agencies. Our National Service Officers (NSO's) and Administrative Assistants are highly trained, skilled professionals who are experts in developing and prosecuting Veteran's claims. These Men and Women are well versed at conducting in-depth reviews of medical histories and the sound application of Federal Veterans Laws, Rules and Regulations in processing benefit claims.AlleghenyMilitary Order of the Purple HeartMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
Montgomery County Veterans AffairsThe Montgomery County Veterans Affairs Office provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Armstrong County Veterans Affairs Office
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
MontgomeryMontgomery County Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
National Amputation FoundationThe National Amputation Foundation (NAF) has for over 80 years been offering valuable assistance to veterans of World War I, II, Korea, the Vietnam Conflict, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. Since then, the Foundation has expanded its facilities to include civilian amputees as well. The National Amputation Foundation has programs and services geared to help the amputee and other disabled people. AMP to AMP Program A home, hospital or nursing home visit is available for peer counseling and support to any person who has had or will be having a major limb amputation. If the person does not live within a drivable distance, we will call them to offer the same support. Medical Equipment Give-A-Way Program: Our donated medical equipment program is available to any person in need. This includes wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, canes and crutches. While this program is open to anyone in need, the item(s) need to be picked up at our office. Other services include:
  • Information on recreational activities for amputees.
  • Booklets and pamphlets that provide information, specific to the needs of above-the-knee, below-the-knee, and arm amputees.
  • Providing hospital visits and running bingo games.
  • Contact information for Veterans Benefits.
  • Referral service to other amputee organizations.
National Amputation FoundationNational Amputation Foundation
National Association of American VeteransAssists eligible veterans with obtaining due benefits, counseling referrals, single parenting, and emergency assistance referrals. Supports veterans, their families, and military caregivers by collaborating with the VA and other veterans groups, health agencies, medical professional organizations, educational organizations, and the public. Provides information on education, employment, housing, nutritional and spiritual wellness, medical care information, and job training and career coaching.National Association of American VeteransNational Association of American Veterans
National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Veterans with Multiple SclerosisIf you are a veteran diagnosed with MS within seven years of your separation from the military, the Veterans Health Administration could classify your illness as related to your military service and award you a “service-connected” disability. You may still be eligible if you separated from the military more than seven years ago. You must have a diagnosis by a healthcare provider, preferably a neurologist, who directly links the symptoms you had during those seven years to your current diagnosis. Some Veterans have had success by using a Nexus letter. To find out if you are eligible, call the VA benefits line at 800-827-1000.National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyNational Multiple Sclerosis Society
National Veterans Legal Services Program - Veteran Benefits AssistancePro bono lawyers may provide assistance to veterans who are appealing claims denied by the Veteran's Administration. Veterans service organization dedicated to ensuring that the United States government honors its commitment to our veterans by providing them the federal benefits they have earned through service to their country. Training programs on veterans law are available to groups of attorneys or non-attorney advocates.National Veterans Legal Services ProgramNational Veterans Legal Services Program
National Veterans Wheelchair GamesThe Games are multi-event sports and rehabilitation program open to U.S. military service veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, certain neurological conditions, amputations or other mobility impairments. Veterans compete in a variety of adaptive sports, including wheelchair basketball, quad rugby, archery, triathlon, track and field, swimming, softball, slalom, nine ball and boccia.Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaParalyzed Veterans of America
Neighborhood Legal Services Association - AlleghenyNeighborhood Legal Services Association (NLSA) provides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. Provides representation to survivors of domestic violence in Protection from Abuse proceedings. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service/limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. Free interpretation services are provided to those with limited English abilities and the hearing-impaired. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, they can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities. Please contact the Veterans Leadership Program to obtain a referral.AlleghenyNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
Neighborhood Legal Services Association - BeaverNeighborhood Legal Services Association (NLSA) provides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service/limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. Free interpretation services are provided to those with limited English abilities and the hearing-impaired. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, we can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities. Please contact the Veterans Leadership Program to obtain a referral.BeaverNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
Neighborhood Legal Services Association - LawrenceNeighborhood Legal Services Association (NLSA) provides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service/limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. Free interpretation services are provided to those with limited English abilities and the hearing-impaired. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, we can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities. Please contact the Veterans Leadership Program to obtain a referral.LawrenceNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
Nexstar Legacy Foundation/Gillece - Troops to Trades ProgramThe “Troops to Trades” Program enables local veterans to start training for a trade career and get a paid job immediately in the HVAC industry. The Nexstar Legacy Foundation has developed a national “Troops to Trades” program dedicated to encouraging veterans of the United States Military to enter trade careers. The Foundation is offering monetary training grants to vets in cities across the country, including here in Western PA. Gillece Services has been selected as the Western PA Regional Partner. Gillece has a comprehensive program to train and employ veterans in place and has developed a veterans training program that was approved by The PA Department of Education Veterans/Military Education Division. The training center, located at the Gillece corporate headquarters in Bridgeville, will be the regional training facility for the Troops to Trades program. Gillece has committed to offering the veterans participating in the program paid apprenticeships while they train and have committed to offering them jobs once the training is complete. AlleghenyNexstar Legacy FoundationNexstar Legacy Foundation
Northampton County Department of Veterans AffairsAssists veterans and their family members with information regarding federal, state and local benefits. Services include assistance in filing for and accessing the following federal benefits: compensation for service connected disability; pension for veterans unable to work; vocational rehabilitation and counseling; payment for education and job training; home loan guaranty; life insurance; "wheelchair homes"; and burial benefits. The benefits for family members of deceased veterans include dependency and indemnity compensation and death pension.NorthamptonNorthampton County Department of Veterans AffairsNorthampton County Department of Veterans Affairs
Northern Tier Community Action Corporation - Veterans InitiativeProvides case management assistance with acquiring permanent housing as quickly as possible or to attain stability in their current housing situation. Housing relocation and short to medium term rental and/or utility assistance may also be provided.CameronNorthern Tier Community Action CorporationNorthern Tier Community Action Corporation
Operation StrongVetOperation StrongVet is a nonprofit organization that supports returning veterans by connecting them to services that facilitate civilian transition and assists them with integration into community life.Operation StrongVetOperation StrongVet
PA CareerLink Allegheny East - Veterans ProgramThe PA CareerLink® Veterans Program provides a full range of employment services to assist veterans in their search for work. Staff provide veterans with a full range of employment services, including referral services, job development, referral to training, and referral to government and community veteran service agencies. These representatives help veterans match their job skills to employer job openings and contact employers on behalf of the veteran for consideration in hiring. The PA CareerLink® web site enables you to search for job openings, create a resume, apply for jobs online, research career information or request vocational rehabilitation services. PA CareerLink® offices comply with the Jobs for Veterans Act by providing priority services to veterans. Job seekers identified as veterans are matched to job postings before any other job seeker matches are performed.AlleghenyPA CareerLink Allegheny EastPA CareerLink
PA CareerLink Alle-Kiski - Veterans ProgramThe PA CareerLink® Veterans Program provides a full range of employment services to assist veterans in their search for work. Specially trained veteran employment representatives located in PA CareerLink® offices provide veterans with a full range of employment services, including referral services, job development, referral to training, and referral to government and community veteran service agencies. These representatives help veterans match their job skills to employer job openings and contact employers on behalf of the veteran for consideration in hiring. The PA CareerLink® web site enables you to search for job openings, create a résumé, apply for jobs online, research career information or request vocational rehabilitation services. PA CareerLink® offices comply with the Jobs for Veterans Act by providing priority services to veterans. Local Veterans Employment Representatives and/or Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists are available at PA CareerLink® offices to assist veterans with job search and other employment needs. Job seekers identified as veterans are matched to job orders, before any other job seeker matches are performed. If you reside in the Alle-Kiski region of Allegheny or Westmoreland county, the Veterans Representative/Specialist in your area is: David Dzuro Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist ddzuro@pa.gov 724-334-8600 ext 223WestmorelandPA CareerLink Alle-KiskiPA CareerLink
PA CareerLink Armstrong County - Veterans ProgramThe PA CareerLink® Veterans Program provides a full range of employment services to assist veterans in their search for work. Specially trained veteran employment representatives located in PA CareerLink® offices provide veterans with a full range of employment services, including referral services, job development, referral to training, and referral to government and community veteran service agencies. These representatives help veterans match their job skills to employer job openings and contact employers on behalf of the veteran for consideration in hiring. The PA CareerLink® web site enables you to search for job openings, create a résumé, apply for jobs online, research career information or request vocational rehabilitation services. PA CareerLink® offices comply with the Jobs for Veterans Act by providing priority services to veterans. Local Veterans Employment Representatives and/or Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists are available at PA CareerLink® offices to assist veterans with job search and other employment needs. Job seekers identified as veterans are matched to job orders, before any other job seeker matches are performed. If you reside in Armstrong county, the Veterans Representative/Specialist in your area is: Marie Dillon-Griffith mdillon-gr@pa.gov 724-548-5693, Ext. 7117ArmstrongPA CareerLink Armstrong CountyPA CareerLink
PA CareerLink Beaver County - Veterans ProgramThe PA CareerLink® Veterans Program provides a full range of employment services to assist veterans in their search for work. Specially trained veteran employment representatives located in PA CareerLink® offices provide veterans with a full range of employment services, including referral services, job development, referral to training, and referral to government and community veteran service agencies. These representatives help veterans match their job skills to employer job openings and contact employers on behalf of the veteran for consideration in hiring. The PA CareerLink® web site enables you to search for job openings, create a résumé, apply for jobs online, research career information or request vocational rehabilitation services. PA CareerLink® offices comply with the Jobs for Veterans Act by providing priority services to veterans. Local Veterans Employment Representatives and/or Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists are available at PA CareerLink® offices to assist veterans with job search and other employment needs. Job seekers identified as veterans are matched to job orders, before any other job seeker matches are performed.BeaverPA CareerLink Beaver CountyPA CareerLink
PA CareerLink Butler County - Veterans ProgramProvides a full range of employment services to assist veterans in their search for work. Specially trained veteran employment representatives located in PA CareerLink® offices provide veterans with a full range of employment services, including referral services, job development, referral to training, and referral to government and community veteran service agencies. These representatives help veterans match their job skills to employer job openings and contact employers on behalf of the veteran for consideration in hiring. PA CareerLink® offices comply with the Jobs for Veterans Act by providing priority services to veterans. Local Veterans Employment Representatives and/or Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists are available at PA CareerLink® offices to assist veterans with job search and other employment needs. Job seekers identified as veterans are matched to job orders, before any other job seeker matches are performed.ButlerPA CareerLink Butler CountyPA CareerLink
PA CareerLink Fayette County - Veterans ProgramThe PA CareerLink® Veterans Program provides a full range of employment services to assist veterans in their search for work. Specially trained veteran employment representatives located in PA CareerLink® offices provide veterans with a full range of employment services, including referral services, job development, referral to training, and referral to government and community veteran service agencies. These representatives help veterans match their job skills to employer job openings and contact employers on behalf of the veteran for consideration in hiring. The PA CareerLink® web site enables you to search for job openings, create a résumé, apply for jobs online, research career information or request vocational rehabilitation services. PA CareerLink® offices comply with the Jobs for Veterans Act by providing priority services to veterans. Local Veterans Employment Representatives and/or Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists are available at PA CareerLink® offices to assist veterans with job search and other employment needs. Job seekers identified as veterans are matched to job orders, before any other job seeker matches are performed. If you reside in Fayette county, the Veterans Representative/Specialist in your area is: Jeffrey Sefcheck Local Veterans Employment Representative jsefcheck@pa.gov 724-434-5627 ext 122FayettePA CareerLink Fayette CountyPA CareerLink
PA CareerLink Greene County - Veterans ProgramThe PA CareerLink® Veterans Program provides a full range of employment services to assist eligible veterans and spouses in their search for work. Specially trained veteran employment representatives located in PA CareerLink® offices provide veterans with a full range of services. GreenePA CareerLink Greene CountyPA CareerLink
PA CareerLink Indiana County - Veterans ProgramThe PA CareerLink® Veterans Program provides a full range of employment services to assist veterans in their search for work. Specially trained veteran employment representatives located in PA CareerLink® offices provide veterans with a full range of employment services, including referral services, job development, referral to training, and referral to government and community veteran service agencies. These representatives help veterans match their job skills to employer job openings and contact employers on behalf of the veteran for consideration in hiring. The PA CareerLink® web site enables you to search for job openings, create a résumé, apply for jobs online, research career information or request vocational rehabilitation services. PA CareerLink® offices comply with the Jobs for Veterans Act by providing priority services to veterans. Local Veterans Employment Representatives and/or Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists are available at PA CareerLink® offices to assist veterans with job search and other employment needs. Job seekers identified as veterans are matched to job orders, before any other job seeker matches are performed. If you reside in Indiana county, the Veterans Representative/Specialist in your area is: Kevin Lazor klazor@pa.gov 724-471-7233IndianaPA CareerLink Indiana CountyPA CareerLink
PA CareerLink Lawrence County - Veterans ProgramThe PA CareerLink® Veterans Program provides a full range of employment services to assist veterans in their search for work. Specially trained veteran employment representatives located in PA CareerLink® offices provide veterans with a full range of employment services, including referral services, job development, referral to training, and referral to government and community veteran service agencies. These representatives help veterans match their job skills to employer job openings and contact employers on behalf of the veteran for consideration in hiring. The PA CareerLink® web site enables you to search for job openings, create a résumé, apply for jobs online, research career information or request vocational rehabilitation services. PA CareerLink® offices comply with the Jobs for Veterans Act by providing priority services to veterans. Local Veterans Employment Representatives and/or Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists are available at PA CareerLink® offices to assist veterans with job search and other employment needs. Job seekers identified as veterans are matched to job orders, before any other job seeker matches are performed. If you reside in Lawrence county, the Veterans Representative/Specialist in your area is: Ryan Paglia Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist rpaglia@pa.gov 724-656-3165 ext 206 Gary Zarilla Local Veterans Employment Representative gzarilla@pa.gov 724-656-3165 ext 212LawrencePA CareerLink Lawrence CountyPA CareerLink
PA CareerLink Mercer County - Veterans ProgramThe PA CareerLink® Veterans Program provides a full range of employment services to assist veterans in their search for work. Specially trained veteran employment representatives located in PA CareerLink® offices provide veterans with a full range of employment services, including referral services, job development, referral to training, and referral to government and community veteran service agencies. These representatives help veterans match their job skills to employer job openings and contact employers on behalf of the veteran for consideration in hiring. The PA CareerLink® web site enables you to search for job openings, create a résumé, apply for jobs online, research career information or request vocational rehabilitation services. PA CareerLink® offices comply with the Jobs for Veterans Act by providing priority services to veterans. Local Veterans Employment Representatives and/or Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists are available at PA CareerLink® offices to assist veterans with job search and other employment needs. Job seekers identified as veterans are matched to job orders, before any other job seeker matches are performed. If you reside in Mercer county, the Veterans Representative/Specialist in your area is: Ryan Paglia Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist rpaglia@pa.gov 724-656-3165 ext 206 Please call to make an appointment.MercerPA CareerLink Mercer CountyPA CareerLink
PA CareerLink Mon Valley - Veterans ProgramThe PA CareerLink® Veterans Program provides a full range of employment services to assist veterans in their search for work. Specially trained veteran employment representatives located in PA CareerLink® offices provide veterans with a full range of employment services, including referral services, job development, referral to training, and referral to government and community veteran service agencies. These representatives help veterans match their job skills to employer job openings and contact employers on behalf of the veteran for consideration in hiring. The PA CareerLink® web site enables you to search for job openings, create a résumé, apply for jobs online, research career information or request vocational rehabilitation services. PA CareerLink® offices comply with the Jobs for Veterans Act by providing priority services to veterans. Local Veterans Employment Representatives and/or Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists are available at PA CareerLink® offices to assist veterans with job search and other employment needs. Job seekers identified as veterans are matched to job orders, before any other job seeker matches are performed. If you reside in Mon Valley region of Washington county, the Veterans Representative/Specialist in your area is: Douglas Short Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist doshort@pa.gov 724-379-4750 ext 118WashingtonPA CareerLink Mon ValleyPA CareerLink
PA CareerLink Pittsburgh / Allegheny - Veterans ProgramThe PA CareerLink® Veterans Program provides a full range of employment services to assist veterans in their search for work. Specially trained veteran employment representatives located in PA CareerLink® offices provide veterans with a full range of employment services, including referral services, job development, referral to training, and referral to government and community veteran service agencies. These representatives help veterans match their job skills to employer job openings and contact employers on behalf of the veteran for consideration in hiring. The PA CareerLink® web site enables you to search for job openings, create a résumé, apply for jobs online, research career information or request vocational rehabilitation services. PA CareerLink® offices comply with the Jobs for Veterans Act by providing priority services to veterans. Local Veterans Employment Representatives and/or Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists are available at PA CareerLink® offices to assist veterans with job search and other employment needs. Job seekers identified as veterans are matched to job orders, before any other job seeker matches are performed. If you reside in Allegheny county, the Veterans Representative/Specialist in your area is: Jill Counts-Weaverling Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist jiweaverli@pa.gov 412-552-7004 Kenneth Semovoski Local Veterans Employment Representative ksemovoski@pa.gov 412-552-7014 AlleghenyPA CareerLink Pittsburgh/Allegheny CountyPA CareerLink
PA CareerLink Washington County - Veterans ProgramThe PA CareerLink® Veterans Program provides a full range of employment services to assist veterans in their search for work. Specially trained veteran employment representatives located in PA CareerLink® offices provide veterans with a full range of employment services, including referral services, job development, referral to training, and referral to government and community veteran service agencies. These representatives help veterans match their job skills to employer job openings and contact employers on behalf of the veteran for consideration in hiring. The PA CareerLink® web site enables you to search for job openings, create a résumé, apply for jobs online, research career information or request vocational rehabilitation services. PA CareerLink® offices comply with the Jobs for Veterans Act by providing priority services to veterans. Local Veterans Employment Representatives and/or Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists are available at PA CareerLink® offices to assist veterans with job search and other employment needs. Job seekers identified as veterans are matched to job orders, before any other job seeker matches are performed. If you reside in Washington county, the Veterans Representative/Specialist in your area is: Samuel Jocuns Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist sajocuns@pa.gov 724-223-4520 WashingtonPA CareerLink Washington CountyPA CareerLink
PA CareerLink Westmoreland County at Youngwood - Veterans ProgramThe PA CareerLink® Veterans Program provides a full range of employment services to assist veterans in their search for work. Specially trained veteran employment representatives located in PA CareerLink® offices provide veterans with a full range of employment services, including referral services, job development, referral to training, and referral to government and community veteran service agencies. These representatives help veterans match their job skills to employer job openings and contact employers on behalf of the veteran for consideration in hiring. The PA CareerLink® web site enables you to search for job openings, create a résumé, apply for jobs online, research career information or request vocational rehabilitation services. PA CareerLink® offices comply with the Jobs for Veterans Act by providing priority services to veterans. Local Veterans Employment Representatives and/or Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists are available at PA CareerLink® offices to assist veterans with job search and other employment needs. Job seekers identified as veterans are matched to job orders, before any other job seeker matches are performed. If you reside in Westmoreland county, the Veterans Representative/Specialist in your area is: Sean Zielinski Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist szielinski@pa.gov 724-755-2330 ext 132 Rodger Campbell Local Veterans Employment Representative rodcampbel@pa.gov 724-755-2330 ext 121WestmorelandPA CareerLink Westmoreland County at YoungwoodPA CareerLink
Paralyzed Veterans of America - Operation PAVEOperation PAVE (Paving Access for Veterans Employment is a Paralyzed Veterans of America's vocational rehabilitation program, supports America’s paralyzed veterans in their search for good jobs and meaningful careers while helping employers strengthen their workforce with hard-working, gifted employees. Many of America’s 44,000 paralyzed veterans are unemployed. Research and clinical studies have shown that providing an individual with a vocational focus is critical to their successful transition to living with paralysis. Access to education and career opportunities is essential to boost quality of life, reduce chronic health issues and improve the financial stability of veterans and their families. Traditional vocational rehabilitation models have been ineffective in preparing our nation’s paralyzed and disabled veterans to reenter the workforce and remain there. That’s why Paralyzed Veterans’ is working to overcome the vocational challenges that face veterans living with spinal cord injuries, and all persons with disabilities, at our six vocational rehabilitation centers located across the country. At each, PAVE counselors work hand-in-hand with the veteran, medical staff, PVA’s national service officers and physical therapists to:
  • Explore career options early on in a paralyzed veteran’s medical rehabilitation,
  • Assist veterans to find the appropriate educational opportunities, job training, skill improvements, etc.,
  • Connect veterans to a network of hiring employers.
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PAServesA coordinated system of public, private, and non-profit organizations working together to provide services that meet the needs of veterans, transitioning service-members, and their families. Services may include: Benefits Education Employment Financial Help Healthcare Housing Legal Services Mentoring Sports & Fitness Spouse Support Volunteering Civilian Life Reintegration Care Coordination AmericaServesInstitute for Veterans and Military Families
Peer Recovery Support ServicesAn aftercare facility for persons recovering from alcohol and drug addictions. Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and other 12 step meetings, support groups and social activities are held at the facility. Peer recovery. Support services are offered to the recovering community. Call for more information.AlleghenyOnala ClubOnala Recovery Center
PennDOT Military Personnel Information CenterProvides information about drivers licenses and vehicle registration for active military and veterans. Information available includes: how to obtain a military license plate, Armed Forces Personnel vehicle registration and driver's license information, procedures for importing/exporting vehicles, military commercial driver's license (CDL) skills testing waiver, secure power of attorney (MV-POA) and general power of attorney information, obtaining veteran registration plates and information on the veterans Safe Driving Initiative.DauphinPennDOT Military Personnel Information CenterPennsylvania Department of Transportation
Pennsylvania American LegionThe American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, The American Legion currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide. The Legion has a broad range of programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. The American Legion is the nation's largest veterans wartime service organization. The services provided include help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice. The Legion has touched virtually every facet of American life; our objective is to serve our community, state and nation. The American Legion also conducts many programs designed to benefit the youth in our communities. Some of these programs include: American Legion Baseball, Keystone Boys State, High School Oratorical Contest, Essay Contest, Junior Shooting Sports Program, Scouting and State Police Youth Week. We are a powerful voice for veterans in Washington, DC; The American Legion drafted the original GI Bill and was instrumental in establishing the federal agency that today is the Department of Veterans Affairs. National Headquarters for The American Legion is in Indianapolis, Indiana, with an additional office in Washington, DC. The Department of Pennsylvania’s Headquarters is located in Wormleysburg, PA. The American Legion Family includes The American Legion Auxiliary, The Sons of The American Legion and The American Legion Riders. Together we work hand in hand united in patriotism and working for veterans advocacy.CumberlandAmerican Legion, Pennsylvania American LegionAmerican Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - 26th DistrictFocusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.ButlerPennsylvania American LegionPennsylvania American Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - District 27 - John Jacob Fisher, Post 62Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.JeffersonPennsylvania American Legion - District 27Pennsylvania American Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - District 27 - Lester Philippi, Post 345Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.JeffersonPennsylvania American Legion - District 27Pennsylvania American Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - District 27 - McMullen-Snyder, Post 392Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.JeffersonPennsylvania American Legion - District 27Pennsylvania American Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - District 27 - Parson-Marnatti, Post 95Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.JeffersonPennsylvania American Legion - District 27Pennsylvania American Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - District 27 - Rodgers-Dougherty, Post #102Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.JeffersonPennsylvania American Legion - District 27Pennsylvania American Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - District 27 - Seger-Baun, Post 582Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.JeffersonPennsylvania American Legion - District 27Pennsylvania American Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Barney & Smith Memorial, Post 700Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Carl Neff, Post 571Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - East Erie, Post 771Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Edinboro, Inc., Post 439Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Elmer C. Carrier, Post 365Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Fort Le Boeuf, Post 285Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Girard, Inc., Post 494Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Lake Shore, Post 105Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - LeBaron, Post 237Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Millcreek, Post 773Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Oakley K Cobb, Post 567Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Orville H. Frank, Post 742Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Rodgers Israel, Post 11Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - Housing for Homeless VeteransPennsylvania American Legion Housing for Homeless Veterans Corporation owns four town houses on Cypress Street, Moon Township in Allegheny County and provides a safe,clean, stable environment for veterans while they complete their schooling, job training and become adequately self sufficient to seek permanent housing in the surrounding community. Each participant is responsible to take part in cleaning of the house, cooking and maintaining the jointly used facilities. Each is also responsible for keeping his/her assigned area clean and doing their own laundry. The program is designed to enhance the quality of life for the veteran. The goal is to become a productive tax paying citizen by securing a good decent job.AlleghenyAmerican Legion, Pennsylvania American LegionAmerican Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion, Joseph P. Gavenonis ScholarshipJOSEPH P. GAVENONIS SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000 (RENEWAL POSSIBLE FOR 3 ADDITIONAL YEARS) - MUST BE A CHILD TO A LIVING MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING OR A CHILD OF A DECEASED, MIA OR KIA PA MEMBER ROBERT W. VALIMONT ENDOWMENT FUND SCHOLARSHIP - $600 (CAN REAPPLY FOR 2ND YEAR) - PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO CHILDREN OF (IN ORDER): LEGIONNAIRES, VETERANS, DISABLED OR DECEASED.DauphinPennsylvania American LegionPennsylvania American Legion
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsThe Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs provides resources and assistance to Pennsylvania's one million veterans and their families, and provides quality care for aging and disabled veterans. The Department also prepares and deploys the Pennsylvania National Guard for worldwide combat and combat support operations and provides trained personnel to state and local authorities in times of natural disaster or civil strife. It provides financial assistance, in the form of grants, to eligible Pennsylvania service members and their eligible family members through the Pennsylvania Military Family Relief Assistance Program (PA MFRAP). The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs offers its veterans six extended care facilities throughout the state. The level of care provided includes personal care, skilled nursing care, domicilliary care, and dementia care. These facilities offer qualified veterans and their spouses dedicated, superior care.LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Blind Veterans PensionProvides eligible blind veterans a pension of $150.00 per month.LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption ProgramProvides real estate tax exemption for any honorably discharged veteran who is 100% disabled, a resident of the Commonwealth and has a financial need.LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Educational Gratuity ProgramEducational Gratuity program provides financial assistance to children of honorably discharged veterans who have service-connected disabilities and served during a period of war or armed conflict or children of veterans who die or died in service during a period of war or armed conflict. Payment will not exceed $500.00 per term or semester per qualified child to each approved educational institution upon submission by that approved educational institution of proof of matriculation of the applicant. Educational gratuity payments are paid directly to the Educational Institution and may not be made for longer than 4 scholastic years.LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Office of the Deputy Adjutant General for Veterans AffairsProvides information on benefits and services for veterans and their beneficiaries in Pennsylvania. Main Office Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Building S-O-47, Fort Indiantown Gap Annville, PA 17003-5002 Phone: 717-861-8901 Fax: 717-861-8589 Toll Free: 800-547-2838 Philadelphia Field Office Veterans Administration Center PO Box 42938, Philadelphia, PA 19101-2938 Phone: 215-381-3040 Fax: 215-381-3492 Toll Free: 866-754-8637 Pittsburgh Field Office Moorehead Federal Building 1000 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1612 Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4003 Phone: 412-395-6225 Fax: 412-395-6224LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Paralyzed Veterans PensionProvides eligible paralyzed veterans a pension of $150.00 per month.LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Returning Veteran ChecklistWelcome Home Checklist Please Note: If you are a severely disabled Veteran and need any special accommodations, please identify that to your service officer or career counselor when making appointments. Receive your DD 214 Things to do within one year from Separation Have your DD 214 recorded in the County Recorder's Office for FREE
  • Safeguard all your records. You will need them again.
Visit your County Director of Veterans Affairs (normally located in the County Courthouse) or Accredited Service Organization Representative for FREE
  • Take a copy of all your records with you for your appointment: Service Medical Records; Personnel File; Dental Record,
  • Have your County Director of Veterans Affairs or Accredited Veterans Service Officer review your records and advise you on the benefits you qualify for,
  • File for disabilities through an Accredited Veterans Service Officer.
Fill out VA form 10-10 EZ for VA Healthcare benefits
  • Go to your local VAMC to turn in Form 10-10 EZ and schedule an appointment,
  • You may qualify for 5 years of FREE healthcare through the VA from your separation date.
Visit your local CareerLink Office (Pennsylvania Job Service) FREE SERVICE
  • Ask to speak with the Veterans Employment Representative,
  • File for unemployment,
  • Get help finding a job,
  • Attend classes to help in your search for employment,
  • Military skills that be used in civilian life are identified.
Visit colleges you are interested in / use the GI Bill
  • Ask to speak with the Veterans Representative on campus,
  • Always identify yourself as a Veteran and inquire about Yellow Ribbon funding in addition to GI Bill payments for college,
  • Many non-traditional programs are included in the Post 9-11 GI Bill.
When you are ready to buy a home inform your lender you are a Veteran and that you are interested in using the VA Home Loan Guaranty
  • This is as easy as informing your lender you are a Veteran and wish to use your benefit (you will need to provide a copy of your DD 214),
  • Disabled Veterans (USDVA Rating) have the funding fee waived,
  • You can include the down payment in the loan.
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Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home SystemPennsylvania offers its veterans six extended care facilities throughout the state. The level of care provided includes personal care, skilled nursing care, domicilliary care, and dementia care. These facilities offer qualified veterans and their spouses dedicated, superior care. There is no distinction in eligibility for, or in the manner of, providing any applicant services provided by, or through, the Pennsylvania State Veterans Homes. All Pennsylvania State Veterans Homes are available without distinction to all residents and visitors; regardless of race, color, national origin, religious creed, age, sex, ancestry or handicap. All persons and organizations that have occasion to refer residents for admission are to do so without regard to the resident's race, color, national origin, religious creed, age, sex, ancestry or handicap. In recognition of our position as a health care provider, effective September 1, 2009, our six state Veterans’ Homes will be smoke free. Smoking cessation programs will be offered by the homes. Please feel free to contact them for assistance.LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home SystemPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home System - Delaware Valley Veterans HomePennsylvania offers its veterans six extended care facilities throughout the state. The level of care provided includes personal care, skilled nursing care, domicilliary care, and dementia care. These facilities offer qualified veterans and their spouses dedicated, superior care. The Delaware Valley Veterans Home was dedicated on November 1, 2002 and is the commonwealth's sixth and newest veterans home operated by the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Our facility serves 171 veterans and their eligible spouses in a caring and home-like setting. It is a spacious facility with skylights and large windows throughout the building. We are located just minutes from I-95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Northeast Philadelphia at the border of Bucks County. The home offers a rural setting despite its city location with meadow and woodland views all around. Adding to the tranquil setting are the frequent sightings of deer, hawks and a variety of other wildlife. Our facility includes many amenities, such as, Canteen, a large Community Room for activities, Library, Barber Shop, Beautician and Chapel. We have two fulltime Physicians on staff and a team of RN's, LPN's and CNA's on each shift providing around the clock continuity of care for each resident. We are a smoke-free environment. We welcome visitors and offer tours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Please do not hesitate to call our admissions representatives for more information.PhiladelphiaPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home SystemPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home System - Gino J. Merli Veterans CenterPennsylvania offers its veterans six extended care facilities throughout the state. The level of care provided includes personal care, skilled nursing care, domicilliary care, and dementia care. These facilities offer qualified veterans and their spouses dedicated, superior care. The 200-bed Gino J. Merli Veterans Center provides a broad spectrum of health care and related services to those commonwealth veterans and their eligible spouses who are disabled, chronically ill, or in need of specialized care. We assist residents in functioning independently and at their optimal level. Most importantly, all residents are treated with respect and dignity. Our facility includes a chapel, pharmacy, barber and beautician services, dining rooms, and a multi-purpose room for large gatherings. Outdoor areas include a courtyard with a covered pavilion and a 'victory' garden area where residents plant flowers and vegetables. Our staff considers it a privilege to serve those who served their country. We extend an invitation to all interested persons to visit the Center and witness the first-class care which we provide.LackawannaPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home SystemPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home System - Hollidaysburg Veterans HomePennsylvania offers its veterans six extended care facilities throughout the state. The level of care provided includes personal care, skilled nursing care, domicilliary care, and dementia care. These facilities offer qualified veterans and their spouses dedicated, superior care. "We care for our veterans" is not only the philosophy of the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, it is our commitment to serving the current health care requirements of those veterans and their spouses. Furthermore, we remain diligent in planning for anticipated needs of an aging veteran population that will require improved and innovative services. Our dedicated staff provides services that range from medical care and rehabilitative programs to housekeeping and 24-hour security. Therefore, Hollidaysburg is a true "veterans' community" designed specifically with the commonwealth's veterans of the armed services and their spouses as its focus. This perspective of community and the home's history of professional care prompt us to remain confident about the future quality of life for our veterans. Our staff is ever mindful of our mission and we consider it a privilege to serve those who served their country in time of need. We extend an invitation to all interested persons to visit Hollidaysburg Veterans Home and witness the first-class care available to our deserving veteran residents.BlairPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home SystemPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home System - Pennsylvania Soldiers' and Sailors' HomePennsylvania offers its veterans six extended care facilities throughout the state. The level of care provided includes personal care, skilled nursing care, domicilliary care, and dementia care. These facilities offer qualified veterans and their spouses dedicated, superior care. The residents, staff, and volunteers of the Pennsylvania Soldiers' and Sailors' Home extend a warm welcome to you. Our home is situated on 26 pastoral acres overlooking Lake Erie and is steeped in history. Remodeled and modernized, our home provides state-of-the-art care and treatment in a homelike atmosphere. A little-known fact is that spouses of veterans are eligible for admission. Merchant Marines with "oceangoing" service between December 1941 and August 1945 and veterans of the Pennsylvania National Guard are also eligible for admission. Please contact us if you would like a personal tour of our home or if you would like to volunteer.EriePennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home SystemPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home System, Southeastern Veterans Center - Assisted Living FacilityChesterPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home SystemPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home System, Southeastern Veterans Center - Nursing FacilityChesterPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home SystemPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home System, Southeastern Veterans Center - Volunteer OpportunitiesThe Southeastern Veterans Center is currently recruiting volunteers to serve the needs of the veterans in the center. Volunteers show our residents that someone still cares about them and they are regarded as real friends who prove that the residents are not alone. Here are some of the ways you can help: - Assisting with Center activities - Assisting on field trips - Visiting with residents - Escorting wheelchair-bound residents - Distributing mail - Assisting residents at mealtime - Providing musical entertainmentChesterPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home SystemPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home System - Southwestern Veterans CenterPennsylvania offers its veterans six extended care facilities throughout the state. The level of care provided includes personal care, skilled nursing care, domicilliary care, and dementia care. These facilities offer qualified veterans and their spouses dedicated, superior care. The Southwestern Veterans Center provides a broad spectrum of health care and related services to veterans who are disabled, chronically ill, or in need of specialized care. The center serves 236 veterans and spouses; 160 beds with full nursing care, 44 beds for residents with Dementia/Alzheimer's disease, and 32 beds for veterans needing minimal care. Our focus is to assist veterans in functioning independently and at their optimal levels within the limitations of their illnesses. Our specialized services include a chapel, pharmacy, canteen, barber and beautician services, dining rooms, library, and a multi-purpose room for large gatherings. We also participate in the HealthNet System, which provides a telecommunications link between the center and medical experts throughout the state. The staff at SWVC is ever mindful of our mission and considers it a privilege to serve those who served their country. We extend an invitation to all interested persons to visit us and witness the first-class care available.AlleghenyPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home SystemPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Veterans Temporary AssistanceProvides temporary financial aid to Veterans and their beneficiaries who reside in Pennsylvania for the necessities of life (food, shelter, fuel, clothing and medical expenses). If eligible, a Veteran or their beneficiary can qualify for an amount not to exceed $1,600 in a twelve month period.LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pennsylvania Guidebook for Incarcerated VeteransA handbook that provides current information to assist incarcerated veterans in accessing benefits through the Veterans Administration. Information for housing, treatment for substance abuse, mental health, medical, employment information and more is included in this booklet. Since it will take a significant amount of time to gather all the necessary documents it is recommended that the veteran begin immediately. To help the veteran develop this plan, phone numbers, addresses and web sites are included. Pennsylvania Guidebook for Incarcerated VeteransVeterans Integrated Service Network - VISN 4United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Pennsylvania National Guard - Child and Youth ProgramThe Child and Youth Program implements and facilitates training/readiness programs for military youth. It also provides child and youth referral and resources to Service members and Families to reduce the challenges that arise from military service. Child and Youth Programs
  • Day and Overnight Camps
  • Family Camps
  • Military Child and Youth Resource Center
  • State and National Conference Opportunities
  • Summer Teen and Youth Camps
  • Volunteer Opportunities and Workshops
  • Weekend Camps
  • Baby Bundles
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Pennsylvania National Guard - Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program and Employment OutreachThe Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program provides information on benefits and entitlements, services referrals and proactive outreach programs that are available to the Service and Family member during all phases of the deployment cycle. The Branch also consists of the Employment Outreach section which assists members of the Pennsylvania National Guard and their immediate Family by providing tools necessary to gain meaningful employment.LebanonPennsylvania National GuardPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General - Office of Military and Veterans AffairsThe Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s (OAG) Office of Military and Veterans Affairs (OMVA) provides information and assistance to the Pennsylvania veteran and military communities through outreach and education. The OMVA has the authority to investigate and prosecute certain offenses against veterans. Will connect veterans with existing services, educate them on consumer issues and advocate on their behalf. Veterans are encouraged to call regarding any issue. DauphinPennsylvania Office of Attorney GeneralPennsylvania Office of Attorney General
Pennsylvania Wounded WarriorsOffers Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, their families, or Pennsylvania veterans with medical emergencies in their families financial assistance. Helps wounded warriors with home repairs, utility payments, short term rent or mortgage payments, medical bills and medical equipment not covered under current government programs and educational programs to prepare for college under the GI Bill.CumberlandPennsylvania Wounded WarriorsWounded Warrior Project
Pets2Vets, Animal AdoptionOffers two programs for veterans and emergency first responders who have post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) or other psychological stresses. P2V Matches is an animal adoption program and P2V Connections is an animal and wounded veteran socialization and visitation program. Pets2VetsPets2Vets
Philadelphia Veterans Advisory CommissionThe Philadelphia Veterans Advisory Commission provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Armstrong County Veterans Affairs Office
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
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Pittsburgh Community Services Neighborhood Safety Program - CityPCSI distributes Home Safety Products to eligible households in need. These products include: Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Fire Extinguishers, Surge Protectors, Space Heaters and Flashlights.AlleghenyPittsburgh Community ServicesPittsburgh Community Services
Pittsburgh Hires VeteransProvides one on one support and aid to any active military members, including the National Guard and Reserves and veterans of the U.S. military, searching for education training and employment opportunities in Western PA.AlleghenyPittsburgh Hires VeteransPittsburgh Hires Veterans
Pittsburgh Mercy - Rally PointThe Rally Point program provides an opportunity for those who have served in the military to meet in a supportive and structured group environment where they can discuss the common challenges that they experience as they make the adjustment from military to civilian life.AlleghenyPittsburgh Mercy Health System, Mercy Community Health, Operation Safety NetPittsburgh Mercy Health System
Pittsburgh Technical InstitutePittsburgh Technical Institute (PTI) offers technical trade certificate and degree programs at its Pittsburgh location and online. Some academic programs include Building Technology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Graphic Design; Medical Assisting, Nursing, Culinary Arts, Massage Therapy and more. PTI offers policies that benefit military personnel and their families. AlleghenyPittsburgh Technical InstitutePittsburgh Technical Institute
Project Healing Waters Fly FishingA community-based not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of our military personnel and veterans with disabilities through the therapeutic benefits of fly fishing. Provides instruction in fly fishing, fly casting and fly tying ranging from beginners to those with prior experience who are adapting their skills to their abilities. Based on techniques of peer mentoring, experiential learning, outdoor education and group interactions, PHWFF strives to create a collaborative, cooperative, trusting and caring environment to enhance community reintegration and improved quality of life for participants. There are additional therapeutic benefits including improved fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, balance, range of motion, concentration and more. Project Healing Waters Fly FishingProject Healing Waters Fly Fishing
Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh - Veteran’s HousingRebuilding Together’s Veterans Housing was created to meet the growing needs of veterans from past and present wars. Rebuilding Together fills the gaps in modifications and repair services that retired and active service men and women struggle to meet. In partnership with corporate sponsors, Rebuilding Together’s Veterans Housing strives to provide safe and accessible housing for all low-income veterans.AlleghenyRebuilding Together PittsburghRebuilding Together Pittsburgh
RecruitMilitaryRecruitMilitary is a military-to-civilian recruiting firm in the United States. They connect employers, franchisors, and educational institutions with men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, veterans who already have civilian work experience, members of the National Guard and reserve forces, and military spouses. Includes job fair and job board listings. RecruitMilitaryRecruitMilitary
Second Harvest Food Bank of NWPA - Military Share, a Produce Express programMilitary Share distributions take place on-site at the VA Medical Center and at armories throughout Second Harvest’s 11-county service area. Providing food assistance.ErieSecond Harvest Food Bank of NWPASecond Harvest Food Bank of NWPA
SERVICESVIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA Chapter 436Vietnam Veterans of America
Shepherd's Heart Veterans HomeTransitional housing for homeless male veterans. The program aims to service male veterans who are homeless and may have post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse problems, mental illness, dual diagnosis, and those who are disabled. AlleghenyShepherd's Heart FellowshipShepherd's Heart Fellowship
Soldier OnSoldier On provides supportive services to veterans and their families in need, or who are homeless or at risk if becoming homeless. The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program at Soldier On is a door-to-door outreach campaign assisting veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The outreach program aims to assist veterans and their families before they become homeless in New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and western Massachusetts. Soldier On provides in-home case management, referral services, and temporary financial assistance for housing to veterans facing homelessness. Soldier On’s mission is to provide veterans with the services and support they need to carry on healthy, productive lives in homes of their own. If you know a veteran who is on the verge of homelessness or struggling with issues related to housing, health care or substance abuse, Soldier On can help. Case Management and Referral Services for:
  • Health Care,
  • Daily Living Activites,
  • Financial Planning,
  • Transportation,
  • Income Support,
  • Legal Assistance,
  • Emergency Supplies,
  • Rep Payee/Fiduciary.
Temporary Financial Funds may be available for:
  • Rental Assistance
  • Utility Fees,
  • Security Deposits,
  • Utility Deposits,
  • Moving Costs,
  • Child Care,
  • Transportation.
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Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services - Care Center - ButlerThe Transitional Care Center for Mental Health is a long term structured residence which resulted from a collaborative effort between the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Butler, Butler County MH/MR/D&A Program, and the Irene Stacy Community Mental Health Center, along with support from Armstrong County and Value Behavioral Health. A Long Term Structured Residence (LTSR) is a highly structured mental health treatment facility designed to serve people who are eligible for hospitalization but who can receive adequate care in the LTSR. The Transition Care Center may enable individuals to avoid State Hospitalization and recieve extended care within their community. Program:
  • 16 bed residential facility,
  • Serving individuals 18 years of age and older,
  • Serving individuals in need of support 24 hours a day, 7days per week,
  • Average length of stay is 6 to 12 months.
Facility:
  • 100% ADA Compliance,
  • Common living and dining areas,
  • Exercise and activities room,
  • Computer lab,
  • Medical suite,
  • Private outdoor patio and greenspace,
  • Locked facility with 30-second delay.
Admission:
  • An interagency team, including clinical professionals, reviews all cases and determines the appropriate clinical level of care for an individual referred to a supervised, residential setting.
  • The Transitional Care Center is funded with federal and state funds through the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
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Steel City VetsSteel City Vets is a group of OEF/OIF Veterans from the Greater Pittsburgh/Western Pennsylvania areas. We strive to provide a group that Veterans can turn to for peer support and social gatherings as well as provide a hub to share information on news and events affecting the Veterans of the area. The transition from the military life to civilian life starts with a good plan and at the top of the list of things to complete is finding a job. Steel City Vets aims to provide the growing population of Post 9/11 Veterans calling the Greater Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania area home with assistance in achieving this goal by providing resources and information about job openings, fairs and other resources here in the area. Steel City Vets also works with companies in the area wanting to hire Veterans. We can provide these companies with resources and information. Steel City Vets is honored to work along side employers and Veterans in an effort to help reduce the number of Veterans looking for a job. Visit their website for more information on jobs for veterans, hiring veterans or resources for veterans.AlleghenySteel City VetsSteel City Vets
Student Veterans of AmericaStudent Veterans of America (SVA) provides military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy necessary to succeed in higher education and following graduation. SVA is a coalition of student veterans groups on college campuses across the globe that help veterans reintegrate into campus life and succeed academically. Each chapter must be an officially recognized student group by their university or college and provide a peer-to-peer network for veterans who are attending the school. Additionally, chapters often coordinate campus activities, provide pre-professional networking, and generally provide a touchstone for student veterans in higher education. Among SVA's programs are:
  • Local Leadership Summits: One-day events that explore campus-level concepts that can ease a veteran’s transition from the military to higher education and then to the workforce,
  • Google Resume Workshops: Every veteran that attends a workshop is paired with a Google employee for a one-on-one resume critique and coaching session, attends a panel discussion with Google veterans and hiring professionals, enjoys a free lunch, and goes on a tour of the Google office,
  • Kognito Virtual Training: Evidence-based role-playing training simulations to provide a highly-engaging and effective learning experience that will enhance users' ability to support veterans in achieving academic success.
  • Scholarships:
    • Eight Google scholarships of $10,000 each,
    • Five Rockwell Collins scholarships of $5,000 each,
    • Three Disney scholarships of $10,000 each,
    • Two NBC scholarships of $12,000 each,
    • Three PNC Bank scholarships of $10,000 each,
    • One General Dynamics scholarship of $10,000.
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Team Red, White and BlueTeam Red, White and Blue (Team RWB) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to enriching the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical fitness and social activity. Team RWB Chapters and Communities Our chapters and communities deliver consistent, local opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity. They host weekly fitness activities, monthly social events, and participate in local races and events together. These programs are at the core of Team RWB’s mission. Veteran Ambassador Program The Veteran Ambassador Program welcomes new veterans to the team and ensures that they have the information and resources to stay connected with their local chapter as well as the national community. This is a national movement to encourage veterans to stay active and inspire others to do the same. Veteran Athletic Camps Our Veteran Athletic Camps are tremendous opportunities for veterans to learn a new sport/activity that they can take home to their local chapter. They are led and coached by world-class athletes and renowned experts and are built to inspire veterans to commit to their own health and fitness. Pittsburgh/Western PA Chapter Kate J. Bielak, Chapter Captain kate.bielak@teamrwb.org Philadelphia Community Program Patrick O’Connor, Director Patrick.oconnor@teamrwb.org Lock Haven/Williamsport Community Program Sean MacMillen, Director Sean.Macmillen@teamrwb.org Team Red, White and BlueTeam Red, White and Blue
Team RubiconTeam Rubicon combines the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. The team's role in domestic disasters is both to provide timely humanitarian assistance and as an outlet to let veterans continue to serve. Team Rubicon Has the Following Capabilities: Incident Management Damage & Impact Assessment Disaster Mapping and Work-Order Management Debris Management Hazard Mitigation (Fire/Flood) Emergent/Hasty Home Repair Spontaneous Volunteer Management Medical (Intl. Only) Team RubiconTeam Rubicon
TechShopTechShop is a vibrant, creative community that provides access to tools, software and space. You can make virtually anything at TechShop. Come and build your dreams! TechShop is a playground for creativity. Part fabrication and prototyping studio, part hackerspace and part learning center, TechShop provides access to over $1 million worth of professional equipment and software. We offer comprehensive instruction and expert staff to ensure you have a safe, meaningful and rewarding experience. Most importantly, at TechShop you can explore the world of making in a collaborative and creative environment. What We Offer: Each of our facilities includes laser cutters, plastics and electronics labs, a machine shop, a wood shop, a metal working shop, a textiles department, welding stations and a waterjet cutter. Members have open access to design software, featuring the entire Autodesk Design Suite. Huge project areas with large work tables are available for completing projects and collaborating with others. Free coffee and fresh popcorn are always available for your enjoyment. We also offer a number of experience-driven corporate events developed specifically to bring teams together and engage them in the act of making. How It Works: It's simple. Anyone may attend classes. For a monthly or annual fee, members can reserve and use TechShop's tools upon successful completion of equipment-specific Safety and Basic Use (SBU) classes. Talented staff members are available full time to help develop ideas and improve technical skills. You really have to see it to believe it. Stop by for a tour with one of our Dream Consultants and have all your questions answered. Whatever your background or skill sets, come in and prepare to be inspired!AlleghenyTechShopTechShop
The Mission ContinuesThe Mission Continues is a non-profit organization that supports veteran transition to civilian life through volunteerism in either of two processes. Fellowship A Mission Continues Fellowship involves 20 hours of service per week for 26 weeks at a local nonprofit organization. Fellows are encouraged to choose a nonprofit organization to serve based on their own personal passions. Benefits of Fellowship include:
  • Connection with other veterans in your community and across the nation by:
    • Attending the Fellowship Orientation at the beginning of your six months of service,
    • Planning and attending service projects, bringing veterans and civilians together to benefit your community,
    • Speaking on behalf of your host organization and The Mission Continues at career fairs, on veterans panels, or through specific media opportunities,
    • Development of professional skills and network,
    • Translation of military-based skills to civilian workforce,
    • A cost-of-living stipend provided by The Mission Continues.
Service Platoons A service platoon is a team of veterans, active duty service members, guardsmen and reservists that mobilizes together to solve a specific challenge in their community. Each service platoon’s mission is unique to the platoon and the challenges facing its community. Each mission is ongoing and organized around weekly, monthly, or quarterly events. Service platoons collaborate with local nonprofits, civic organizations and businesses to ensure community support and engagement. It’s a win-win for veterans and for the community. As a platoon member, you might spend a Saturday afternoon building houses alongside your fellow veterans. You could be out on the streets at midnight with your team, helping homeless veterans find shelter. You might cut new trails in a state park or spend the weekend camping at a team retreat.
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The Mission Continues, Pittsburgh 1st Service Platoona national nonprofit organization that empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. Our operations in cities across the country deploy veteran volunteers alongside non-profit partners and community leaders to solve some of the most challenging issues facing our communities. Veterans participate in Operations by serving with The Mission Continues in one of two ways: As a member of a service platoon taking on large-scale service missions. As an individual The Mission Continues fellow volunteering for six months with a local nonprofit. Currently, the Pittsburgh 1st Service Platoon will be focusing on community revitalization in the Hazelwood area.AlleghenyThe Mission ContinuesThe Mission Continues
Transitional Paths for Independent LivingServices for people with disabilities: housing referral service; technical assistance and recommendations for making existing and new structures accessible; care counseling and attendant care; homemaker services (in Washington County only); in-home skillsWashingtonTransitional Paths for Independent LivingTransitional Paths for Independent Living
Union Mission of LatrobeThe Union Mission provides for the overall treatment needs of residents through a structured, daily program which focuses on four distinct areas: employment, education, behavior modification, and counseling. Applicants to the Mission program go through an extensive initial interview and intake process. Each person's specific needs are determined and personal goals are established with the Resident Manager's assistance. A timetable for completion of these goals is negotiated between the client and the Resident Manager. Periodic reviews are held with the client to evaluate his progress. Goals may be re-evaluated and changed as appropriate during these reviews. Professional counseling is available to all residents. Any resident who has a history of drug and/or alcohol addiction is required to become involved in area Narcotics Anonymous and/or Alcoholics Anonymous programs. WestmorelandUnion Mission of LatrobeUnion Mission of Latrobe
United Spinal AssociationUnited Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals. We believe no person should be excluded from opportunity on the basis of their disability. Our goal is to provide people living with SCI/D programs and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities. United Spinal is committed to advancing public policies that lead to greater civil rights and independence for people with disabilities. We believe in:
  • Access to Quality Affordable Healthcare,
  • Employment Opportunities, Self Sufficiency and Independent Living,
  • Consumer Directed Quality Health Care and Community Integration,
  • Preservation of Social Security Benefits,
  • Protecting the Rights of People with Disabilities.
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United States ArmyThe United States Army (USA) is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services. The primary mission of the army is "to fight and win our Nation’s wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders."[7] The army is a military service within the Department of the Army, one of the three military departments of the Department of Defense. The army is headed by the Secretary of the Army, and the top military officer in the department is the Chief of Staff of the Army. The highest ranking army officer is currently the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.United States Department of Defense, United States Department of the ArmyUnited States Department of Defense
United States Army Warrior Transition Command - Warrior Care and Transition ProgramThe U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) is the lead proponent for the Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP), which evaluates and treats wounded, ill and injured Soldiers through a comprehensive, Soldier-centric process of medical care, rehabilitation, professional development and achievement of personal goals. Major elements of the WCTP include:
  • Warrior Transition Units (WTUs) - provide command and medical management assistance to Soldiers as they navigate the Army’s medical treatment system to successfully reintegrate back into the force or transition from the Army.
  • U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) – Assists severely wounded, ill and injured Soldiers, Veterans and their Families throughout their recovery and transition.
  • Comprehensive Transition Plan (CTP) – The CTP is a six-part multidisciplinary process that includes an individual recovery plan that the Soldier customizes and builds with the support of his/her Triad of Care and Family.
  • Triad of Care – Each WTU Soldier benefits from a squad leader, nurse case manager, and primary care manager assigned to a WTU.
  • Interdisciplinary Team – The Triad of Care is augmented by an interdisciplinary team of health care and transition specialists who work together to coordinate and optimize the care and transition of each individual Soldier.
  • Career and Education – WTUs help the Soldier establish short-term and long-term career goals and identify opportunities to enhance existing skills or develop new ones based on the Soldier’s transition track, whether it is remaining in the Army or transitioning from the Army to civilian status.
  • Internships – Helps Soldiers prepare for civilian employment by helping identify internship opportunities to augment a Soldier's transition.
  • Health and Recovery – Provides helpful resources on access to medical care and adaptive reconditioning options to help Soldiers achieve their health, fitness, wellness, and resilience goals.
  • Understanding IDES – WTUs assist Soldiers in understanding and maneuvering the U.S. Army Physical Disability Agency’s (USAPDA) Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES). IDES includes the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) and Physical Evaluation Board (PEB), which determine whether or not wounded, ill and injured Soldiers can continue to perform their duties with their medical condition(s).
  • Access to SFAC and Other Resources – Soldier and Family Assistance Centers (SFACs) are located at most MTFs to serve Soldiers and their Families. The SFACs offer most of the services available throughout the installation in a central location and can coordinate other services as-needed.
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United States Army Warrior Transition Command - Wounded Soldier and Family HotlineThe Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline is designed to help Army leaders improve services to wounded soldiers and their families by listening to what the soldiers say about their health care issues and identifying systemic faults or problematic areas to better allocate resources. The hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by Army officers and civilians at Human Resources Command in Alexandria, VA. The hotline offers wounded soldiers and their families a way to seek assistance resolving medical issues by putting them in direct contact with the most appropriate services and resources. Toll Free: 800-984-8523 Overseas DSN: 312-421-3700 Stateside DSN: 421-3700United States Department of the Army, United States Army Warrior Transition CommandUnited States Department of Defense
United States Coast GuardThe United States Coast Guard is one of the five armed forces of the United States and the only military organization within the Department of Homeland Security. Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our Nation's maritime interests and environment around the world. The Coast Guard is an adaptable, responsive military force of maritime professionals whose broad legal authorities, capable assets, geographic diversity and expansive partnerships provide a persistent presence along our rivers, in the ports, littoral regions and on the high seas. Coast Guard presence and impact is local, regional, national and international. These attributes make the Coast Guard a unique instrument of maritime safety, security and environmental stewardship. Pennsylvania falls with the Coast Guard’s 5th District. The Fifth Coast Guard District ensures the safety and security of the oceans, coastal areas, and marine transportation system within America’s Mid-Atlantic Region. We focus on risk reduction and prevention, but are prepared to respond with courage and speed to any maritime incident. D5’s 156,000 square miles of ocean, bays, rivers, wetlands and tidal marshes are unique and filled with historical significance, encompassing six states, vital geographic waterways, several major mid-Atlantic ports, the largest naval base in the world, and our Nation’s capitol. United States Coast GuardUnited States Department of Homeland Security
United States Coast Guard - Coast Guard Mutual AssistanceCoast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) provides essential financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family, chiefly through financial counseling, short-term interest-free loans, financial grants, referrals, and other related means. As an independent non-profit organization, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance depends on the generosity of individual supporters to sustain its vital services to the men and women of the Coast Guard. Assistance is provided under a large variety of conditions and situations usually involving everyday essentials including emergency, housing, and medical needs that are beyond the individual’s ability to meet at the time assistance is requested. Coast Guard Mutual Assistance strives to meet the valid, verified, and genuine need of our clients and their immediate family. Assistance should be used to supplement, not replace other forms of available assistance. CGMA can help with such needs as:
  • Emergency travel
  • Temporary living expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Emergency home repair
  • Loss of funds or property
  • Disaster relief
  • Vehicle repair
  • Moving expenses
  • Housing rental/closing costs
  • Medical and dental expenses
  • Past due bills and expenses
  • Debt management
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United States Coast Guard - Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: Adoption AssistanceCoast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) helps families who are adopting a child. CGMA offers both loans and grants for this purpose. A CGMA Adoption Loan may be provided to eligible CGMA clients who are incurring expenses related to the legal adoption of a child when they do not have all of the funds necessary to proceed with the adoption process. A CGMA Adoption Grant may be provided to eligible CGMA clients to assist with the cost of the home study directly related to the adoption. Clients may be eligible to receive both a grant and a loan. Adoption Loan: Qualified adoption expenses are those reasonable and necessary expenses directly related to, and for the principal purpose of, the legal adoption of an eligible child and may include:
  • Adoption fees,
  • Attorney fees,
  • Court costs,
  • Required home inspection cost,
  • Travel expenses (including meals and lodging) while away from home,
  • Re-adoption expenses relating to the adoption of a foreign child.
Adoption Grant: For expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2012, the CGMA Adoption Grant program may provide a grant for the home study expense directly related to the legal adoption of a child.
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United States Coast Guard - Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: Debt Management and Financial Counseling ProgramCoast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) provides essential financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family, chiefly through financial counseling, short-term interest-free loans, financial grants, referrals, and other related means. Debt Management assistance is intended to help our clients become good financial managers of their income. To become good financial managers, they must first be able to meet their financial obligations. Sacrifice and austerity on the part of the client is essential. Debt Management assistance does not aim to return an insolvent person to an absolutely normal way of life. Debt Management does assist by helping to create the minimum essential financial condition to allow the person to live frugally while paying off obligations in a responsible manner. Debt Management assistance generates sufficient cash flow to permit a livable budget, repayment of debt, and the provision for modest savings to meet future needs. Total debt consolidation loans are not authorized. Examples of Authorized Debt Management and Financial Counseling Assistance:
  • Professional, confidential, financial planning and counseling. Available to all CGMA clients. Applying for a loan or grant from CGMA is not required to receive counseling,
  • Assistance when faced with exceptional financial circumstances and unable to receive financial assistance from commercial institutions.
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United States Coast Guard - Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: Disaster ResponseCoast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) provides essential financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family, chiefly through financial counseling, short-term interest-free loans, financial grants, referrals, and other related means. In the time of a major disaster, such as a hurricane, CGMA’s initial objective is to rapidly provide emergency assistance for evacuation and cash needed to meet basic living expenses such as food, shelter, clothing, etc. In these instances, CGMA uses appropriate modified procedures to provide rapid emergency assistance, including reducing normal paperwork and approval procedures to a minimum. It is CGMA’s policy during these extraordinary times to meet the client’s immediate financial needs with an interest-free loan and then at a later date, when more specific data and information are available, determine whether the financial assistance should be a grant, loan or a combination of grant and loan. Loan Repayment: In these situations, the start of any interest-free loan repayment is deferred until some point in the future. This provides time for the situation to stabilize and for reimbursement entitlements to be determined, allowing CGMA to objectively assess an individual’s true out-of-pocket losses and financial needs. Converting a Loan into a Grant: While CGMA would like to see those affected made whole, even agencies of the federal government and major charities do not have sufficient funds to cover every individual’s actual losses. CGMA’s disaster assistance priority for losses and expenses not reimbursed by other sources is: Priority 1 - Emergency disaster assistance for basic living expenses to prevent privation (lack of food, shelter or clothing) and temporary home repairs to prevent further damage. Priority 2 - Basic household setup/re-establishment, personal property items and other emergency needs. Disaster assistance will be provided in the order of priority indicated, subject to the availability of funds and financial need. CGMA does not provide assistance for major structural loss. It must be recognized that CGMA is not in a position to cover losses due to lack of adequate insurance coverage, the failure of an insurance company to settle claims, or to bridge the gap between pre-disaster property values and insurance recoupment. NOTE: Assistance will normally be limited to $3,000 per client/family. Where a need exists for greater amounts, approval must come from CGMA-HQ.United States Coast GuardUnited States Department of Homeland Security
United States Coast Guard - Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: Education AssistanceCoast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) provides essential financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family, chiefly through financial counseling, short-term interest-free loans, financial grants, referrals, and other related means. Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Education grants and loans foster long-term financial well-being by helping Coast Guard families pursue their academic goals through post-secondary education. Visit website for detailed information.United States Coast GuardUnited States Department of Homeland Security
United States Coast Guard - Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: Emergency Assistance ProgramCoast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) provides essential financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family, chiefly through financial counseling, short-term interest-free loans, financial grants, referrals, and other related means. One of the main purposes of Coast Guard Mutual Assistance is to provide financial assistance to clients caught in emergency, short-term, financial situations beyond their control that endanger personal well being. An emergency condition is one that arises suddenly, is unforeseen and urgent, and requires immediate attention. Emergency assistance is generally authorized in circumstances that impose a serious financial or personal hardship on the client requiring urgent help to relieve the situation. Certain eligibility and assistance restrictions apply, and are outlined in the CGMA Manual. Examples of Authorized Emergency Assistance:
  • Basic Living Expenses,
  • Emergency Home Repair,
  • Emergency Travel Expenses,
  • Fire and Other Disasters,
  • Funeral Expenses,
  • Loss of Funds,
  • Temporary Living Expenses.
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United States Coast Guard - Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: General Assistance ProgramCoast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) provides essential financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family, chiefly through financial counseling, short-term interest-free loans, financial grants, referrals, and other related means. General Assistance may be provided when unexpected events or expenses cause a serious financial burden and financial need is demonstrated. CGMA General Assistance differs from CGMA Emergency Assistance because the qualifying circumstance does not immediately endanger personal well being or require urgent help. Certain eligibility and assistance restrictions apply, and are outlined in the CGMA Manual. Examples of Authorized General Assistance:
  • Adoption,
  • Child Support,
  • Childcare,
  • Family In-Home Day-care Facility,
  • Financial Counseling,
  • Government Travel Cards,
  • Household Furnishings,
  • Immigration Fees,
  • Insurance,
  • Loss of Income,
  • Moving Expenses,
  • Non-Emergency Travel,
  • Non-Support/Inadequate Support,
  • Past Due Bills and Expenses,
  • Pay, Travel & Allotment Problems,
  • Vehicle Repair,
  • Vehicle Other Expenses.
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United States Coast Guard - Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: Housing Assistance ProgramCoast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) provides essential financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family, chiefly through financial counseling, short-term interest-free loans, financial grants, referrals, and other related means. Housing Assistance may be considered to assist clients who have demonstrated a financial need and wish to purchase, sell, or refinance a current or former primary residence, or establish a household obtain housing and establish a household when moving to a new area. Housing assistance may be provided to help with settlement charges when purchasing, selling, or refinancing a home, or for deposits when renting. Assistance may also be provided for the cost of establishing utilities. Closing Cost Assistance: Intended to help Coast Guard personnel, who would otherwise be unable to purchase a home, who wish to sell their house due to poor market conditions, or who wish to refinance a mortgage on their home to obtain lower interest rates or lower monthly payments, by providing a loan to help pay for settlement charges (not down payment) associated with purchasing or selling a primary residence, selling a former primary residence, or refinancing a residence which is either their current or former primary residence. Closing cost assistance can provide a loan to help pay for settlement charges (not down payment) associated with purchasing or selling a primary residence, selling a former primary residence, or refinancing a residence which is either their current or former primary residence. Rental Assistance: Intended to help clients obtain housing without undue financial hardship. Assistance may be provided when the client has a demonstrated financial need for assistance after all government entitlements have been utilized. Rental assistance will normally be in the form of a loan. Grants will not normally be considered. Utilities: When establishing a new residence, assistance may be provided for utility (electric, gas, water, sewer), telephone, TV and cable deposits and installation charges for clients who have a demonstrated need for assistance. United States Coast GuardUnited States Department of Homeland Security
United States Coast Guard - Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: Layette ProgramCoast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) provides essential financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family, chiefly through financial counseling, short-term interest-free loans, financial grants, referrals, and other related means. The Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Layette Program provides a layette package (containing a receiving blanket, outfits and other items for a newborn child) to families of the Coast Guard community following the birth or adoption a child. Arrangements have also been made for a layette package to be provided to Coast Guard Active duty personnel attending an Air Force Aide Society's (AFAS) "Bundles for Babies" class or a Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society's (NMCRS) "Budget for Babies" class. Note: A client may receive a layette from CGMA or AFAS or NMCRS but not from more than one source. United States Coast GuardUnited States Department of Homeland Security
United States Coast Guard - Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: Medical and Dental ProgramCoast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) provides essential financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family, chiefly through financial counseling, short-term interest-free loans, financial grants, referrals, and other related means. Medical and dental assistance from CGMA is limited to those extraordinary, unexpected, emergency situations where, after careful planning and budgeting, a demonstrated financial need remains, after having utilized all available resources. Medical, dental, or hospital expenses must be medically required, not elective. In all cases, the client must have a demonstrated financial need for assistance after utilizing all available resources. While CGMA cannot act as an insurance company, CGMA can provide assistance to help clients through the emergency and reestablish their normal lifestyle for expenses not covered for by TRICARE, the Coast Guard, other government agencies, private insurance coverage (including TRICARE supplements), or other organizations. Certain eligibility and assistance restrictions apply, and are outlined in the CGMA Manual. Examples of Authorized Medical and Dental Assistance:
  • Provider Won't Proceed Without Payment,
  • Mental Heath and Family Counseling,
  • Patient's Cost Share,
  • Durable Medical Equipment,
  • Prosthetic Devices,
  • Rehabilitation Care, Nursing Care, Home Care, or Respite Care,
  • Orthodontia,
  • Long Term Dental Care,
  • Travel, Transportation and Incidental Expenses,
  • Special Situations Requiring Board of Control Approval.
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United States Department of Defense - Army Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL)The Department of Defense Army COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) helps Army Soldiers find information on certifications and licenses related to their Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs). COOL explains how Soldiers can meet civilian certification and license requirements and provides links to numerous resources to help get them started. COOL is a resource for soldiers who want to know what civilian credentials relate to their MOS and how to obtain them. Education, Career and Transition Counselors provide guidance on education, professional growth, and career requirements and opportunities. COOL contains a variety of information about credentialing and licensing. COOL can be used to:
  • Get background information about civilian licensure and certification in general and specific information on individual credentials including eligibility requirements and resources to prepare for a credentialing exam.
  • Identify licenses and certifications relevant to Army MOSs for enlisted soldiers and Warrant Officers.
  • Learn how to fill gaps between Army training and experience and civilian credentialing requirements.
  • Learn about resources available to Soldiers that can help them gain civilian job credentials.
When you transition back to civilian employment, credentials help you translate your military training and experience into something civilian employers can easily recognize. That can help you get hired, get a better job, or be promoted sooner.
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United States Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency - Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) is a computerized database for United States Service members, retirees, dependents, United States Department of Defense active Contractors, and others worldwide who are entitled to Public Key Infrastructure and TRICARE eligibility. If you are a servicemember, retiree, or dependent, DEERS registration is the key to getting your TRICARE benefits eligibility established. DEERS is a computerized database of military sponsors, families and others worldwide who are entitled under the law to TRICARE benefits.United States Department of Defense, Defense Health AgencyUnited States Department of Defense
United States Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency - TRICARETRICARE, formerly known as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), is a health care program of the United States Department of Defense Military Health System for active, Guard/Reserve, and retired service members and their families around the world. TRICARE is a major part of the Military Health System that:
  • Combines the resources of military hospitals and clinics with civilian health care networks,
  • Provides access to high-quality health care,
  • Supports military operations and readiness.
TRICARE is managed by the Defense Health Agency under leadership of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs).
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United States Department of Defense - Hero 2 HiredHero2Hired (H2H) assists unemployed Reserve Component service members with job placement. The goal of the program is to reduce the number of Reserve Component members who are unemployed by helping them find jobs. Support is provided through the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program to Reserve Component Combat Veterans who require employment assistance. At Hero2Hired job seekers can:
  • Search for jobs,
  • Explore career paths,
  • Translate their military skills into matching jobs,
  • Take a career assessment that links them to relevant careers and jobs,
  • Learn about different industries,
  • Find education and training resources,
  • Join communities with similar interests and networking opportunities.
Features include:
  • Mobile App,
  • Live & Virtual Hiring Events,
  • Social Networking,
  • Job Search,
  • Military Skills Translator,
  • Career Exploration.
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United States Department of Defense, Military Health SystemThe Military Health System is the enterprise within the United States Department of Defense that provides health care to active duty and retired U.S. Military personnel and their dependents. Its mission is to provide health support for the full range of military operations and sustain the health of all who are entrusted to MHS care. Its primary mission is to maintain the health of military personnel, so they can carry out their military missions; and to deliver health care during wartime. Often described as the medical readiness mission, this effort involves medical testing and screening of recruits, emergency medical treatment of troops involved in hostilities, and the maintenance of physical standards of those in the armed services. The MHS also provides, where space is available, health care to dependents of active duty service members, to retirees and their dependents, and to some former spouses. Such care has been made available since 1966, (with certain limitations and co-payments), through the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS) and its successor, TRICARE. In October 2001, TRICARE benefits were extended to retirees and their dependents aged 65 and over.United States Department of Defense, Military Health SystemUnited States Department of Defense
United States Department of Defense, National Center for Telehealth and Technology - AfterDeploymentIn 2006, Congress mandated the U.S. Department of Defense to develop an online resource addressing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health conditions commonly occurring after a deployment. A recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) study found that 13 to 20 percent of the 2.6 million service members deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001 may suffer from PTSD. The IOM noted that only slightly more than half of those diagnosed with PTSD actually received treatment. This “treatment gap” was viewed to be the result of three factors: stigma, difficulty accessing care and health care workers not suitably trained to treat PTSD. The need is clear. To meet this need, the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2) developed, and maintains, AfterDeployment (AD). The website was designed to work as a self-care solution. While the general congressional mandate was to focus on the period after deployment, the content, crafted to provide topical comprehensiveness, evolved to more broadly cover the entire deployment spectrum, from pre-deployment through deployment to redeployment. Features were developed to provide an immersive, interactive experience. The material was aimed at a diverse population with the intention of normalizing adjustment problems following a deployment. AD continues to evolve and gain recognition. In 2010 a “Provider Portal” was introduced to add support for health care professionals treating patients with behavioral health issues. The 2013 Interagency Task Force on Military and Veterans Mental Heath Interim Report recognized AD as a premiere DoD web-based psychological health care tool. As AD passes its 5th year anniversary milestone, exciting plans are underway that include expanding content and developing innovative design concepts to enhance user experience. United States Department of Defense, National Center for Telehealth & TechnologyUnited States Department of Defense
United States Department of Defense, National Center for Telehealth and Technology - MilitaryParentingParenting for Service Members and Veterans is an anonymous, online self-help course designed to help the military community improve their parenting skills. It provides military and veteran parents with tools and practical advice to help them reconnect with their families after a separation, strengthen relationships with their children and build upon their existing parenting skills. Using stories from real veteran and military families, interactive activities and a curriculum developed by leading experts, MilitaryParenting helps parents address both everyday parenting problems and family issues unique to their military history. Since 2001, lengthy and multiple combat deployments have disrupted life for millions of military family members. This course can help these parents reintegrate and reconnect with their children, whether they are returning from a current deployment or have reintegrated many years ago. Parents with combat injuries or mental health concerns can find strategies for parenting in the face of such personal challenges. All parents, whether struggling or satisfied with their children’s behavior, will find MilitaryParenting gives them tools they can use today to teach their children skills and values that they can keep for a lifetime. The MilitaryParenting course provides a strength-based approach for addressing parenting issues before more serious issues arise. Registration is not required to take the course, and no personal information is ever requested or stored by the website. MilitaryParenting is a stand-alone course, but it may be used with in-person counseling. The Web course is not intended to replace mental health treatment and offers parents specific guidelines on when they might seek professional help for their child or family. This course was developed as part of the DoD/VA Integrated Mental Health Strategy. The National Center for Telehealth & Technology and the Veterans Administration partnered with each other to lead this effort. This was established to advance a coordinated public health model to improve access, quality, and efficiency of mental health services for all active duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members, veterans, and their families.United States Department of Defense, National Center for Telehealth & TechnologyUnited States Department of Defense
United States Department of Defense, National Center for Telehealth and Technology - Military PathwaysMilitary Pathways is a Department of Defense website where you can take an anonymous mental health self-assessment test. If you represent a military unit, installation or DoD/VA organization that supports military members, veterans or their families you can also order program materials. The Department of Defense is offering the Military Pathways program as part of its ongoing support of military members and their families. The program is accessible online at http://www.militarymentalhealth.org. It provides free, anonymous mental health and alcohol self-assessments for veterans and family members and service personnel in all branches including the National Guard and Reserve. The Department of Defense and National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2.health.mil) provide these materials free of charge to support your military community. Ordering does not guarantee receipt of a product, as the demand is often greater than the inventory. Please provide as much detail as possible regarding your use of the products to help ensure receipt. Priority is given to Military Installations. We will contact you to confirm your order prior to sending it. Additionally, please be aware that feedback is required from you about how you utilized the materials if you receive a kit. You must complete this information within two weeks of using the kit. Failure to provide feedback may impact your ability to receive Military Pathways materials in the future. Military Pathways will no longer provide paper screening forms as part of our kits. If you would like to use paper screening forms, you may make copies from the Military Pathways Downloadable Materials page. United States Department of Defense, National Center for Telehealth & TechnologyUnited States Department of Defense
United States Department of Defense, National Center for Telehealth and Technology - Moving ForwardMoving Forward is an innovative, self-care resource available on-line for service members and veterans. Developed jointly by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Veterans Administration (VA), Moving Forward offers help for individuals who are struggling with stressful life problems. Based on evidenced-based Problem-Solving Therapy, Moving Forward enables individuals to:
  • Learn thoughtful, “planful” problem-solving steps,
  • Improve emotional regulation in the face of problems,
  • Lower stress levels by reducing avoidance and improving optimism.
Moving Forward has training course including first-person videos, interactive exercises, surveys and games. The training has eight modules that teach visitors a step-by-step method to solving life challenges. The course is completely anonymous, and can be completed at a individual’s own pace. Moving Forward was developed under the DoD/VA Integrated Mental Health Strategy (IMHS) initiative. IMHS mandates an integrated and coordinated public health model to improve access, quality, and efficiency of mental health services for all Active, Reserve and National Guard service members, veterans, and their families. The National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) and VA Mental Health Services developed Moving Forward as a first-line approach for struggling service members and veterans who may not otherwise seek help.
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United States Department of Defense, National Center for Telehealth & TechnologyThe National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2) is a component center of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE). Utilizing a range of standard and innovative solutions, T2 recommends, coordinates and manages the development of an integrated DoD telehealth system for the provision of quality, patient-centric psychological and TBI health care services. The geographic dispersion of beneficiaries creates challenges for the Military Health System in providing behavioral health care. Telehealth provides opportunities to not only leverage DoD health provider resources and increase access to care through information and telecommunication technologies, but also to cultivate new, more efficient methods of care delivery. The timely and successful integration of telehealth into the overall DoD health services system requires enterprise-wide strategies, policies, and guidance. T2 is working as a coordinating and resource center focused on the development of a telehealth network of systems across the DoD by leveraging partnerships with the Services, VA, TRICARE, and civilian providers. T2 leads this network to expand the range of services available to rural and underserved locations through the use of various treatment facilities and telehealth technologies. The website contains information on telehealth programs, clinical programs, guides and publications regarding military behavioral health.United States Department of Defense, National Center for Telehealth & TechnologyUnited States Department of Defense
United States Department of Defense - Troops to Teachers ProgramTroops to Teachers (TTT) is a DANTES-managed Department of Defense (DoD) program that can assist transitioning Service members to become employed as teachers. To meet our objective of assisting eligible military personnel to transition to a new career as public school teachers, a network of State TTT Offices has been established to provide participants with counseling and assistance regarding certification requirements, routes to state certification, and employment leads. The TTT homepage provides information and resource links, including links to state Departments of Education, state certification offices, and other job listing sites in public education. For participants that meet certain criteria as defined by the legislation, financial assistance may be provided (upon availability of funds) to eligible participants to assist with their transition to the classroom. The purpose of the financial assistance is to provide transition assistance for those becoming first-time teachers and, therefore, is not available to those that became teachers prior to registration with TTT. TTT provides counseling services which includes identifying state certification requirements, programs leading to certification and assistance in selecting the certification program that best fits your wants and needs. Additionally, we will assist you in finding employment by providing you with information on jobs and interview opportunities. For a listing of the TTT State Offices, visit website.United States Department of DefenseUnited States Department of Defense
United States Department of Defense, United States Army ReserveThe United States Army Reserve (USAR) is the federal reserve force of the United States Army. Together, the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard constitute the Army element of the Reserve components of the United States Armed Forces. The Army Reserve's mission, under Title 10 of the U.S. Code, is to provide trained, equipped, and ready Soldiers and cohesive units to meet the global requirements across the full spectrum of operations. The Army Reserve is a key element in The Army multi-component unit force, training with Active and National Guard units to ensure all three components work as a fully integrated team.United States Department of Defense, United States Army ReserveUnited States Department of Defense
United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration - CareerOneStop: Veterans ReEmploymentCareerOneStop is the suite of web-based products funded and developed by the U.S. Department of Labor. CareerOneStop includes America's Career InfoNet and America's Service Locator. Each product offers unique solutions for the increasing demands of today's labor market to meet the specialized needs of jobseekers, employers, and the workforce and education communities. Veterans ReEmployment is a one-stop website for employment, training, and financial help after military service. The website includes the Military-to-Civilian Job Search tool where veterans and service members can search for jobs based on the skills and experiences they gained in the military. The site also includes tips for job searching and links to national, state, and local resources specifically for veteran job seekers.United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training AdministrationUnited States Department of Labor
United States Department of Labor - O*NetThe Occupational Information Network (O*NET) program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers. Progrmas and services include:
  • Career Exploration Tools
    • Ability Profiler
    • Interest Profiler
    • Computerized Interest Profiler
    • Interest Profiler Short Form
    • Work Importance Locator
    • Work Importance Profiler
  • Code Connector
  • Mi Próximo Paso
  • My Next Move
  • My Next Move for Veterans
  • O*NET OnLine
  • Products at Work
  • Questionnaires
  • Reports and Documents
  • Testing and Assessment
  • Toolkit for Business
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United States Department of Labor - USAJOBSUSAJOBS.gov is a free web-based job board enabling federal job seekers access to thousands of job opportunities across hundreds of federal agencies and organizations, allowing agencies to meet their legal obligation (5 USC 3327 and 5 USC 3330) of providing public notice for federal employment opportunities. As the Federal Government's official source for federal job listings and employment opportunity information, USAJOBS.gov provides a variety of opportunities. To date, USAJOBS has attracted over 17 million job seekers. USAJOBS.gov is available to everyone! Setting up a USAJOBS account simply requires an email to sign up. Registered users can build a resume or upload a resume in a compatible format for submission across most Federal Agencies. To search for potential job matches, seekers can look for positions through a variety of methods including agency, job type, location or salary range. USAJOBS.gov provides special categories for federal employment job seekers who are:
  • Individuals with Disabilities,
  • Veterans,
  • Students and Recent Graduates,
  • Senior Executives.
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United States Department of Labor - Veterans' Employment and Training ServiceThe United States Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) is the focal point for meeting veterans’ employment, training, and job security needs. Within the Department of Labor (DOL), VETS is directly supported by numerous DOL agencies. VETS utilizes an integrated approach to serving veterans that requires extensive coordination across all DOL agencies and partnering with other Federal agencies, veteran service organizations and employers that support veterans; employment programs. VETS prepares separating service members and their spouses to transition from the military to the civilian workforce through the DOL Employment Workshop component of the Transition Assistance Program (TSP); VETS provides veterans with the critical resources, expertise and training to assist them in locating and obtaining meaningful careers; and VETS protects the employment rights of service members and veterans by investigation allegations of wrongdoing under the Uniform Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Veteran Electronic Tools Guide DoL Employment Workshop (www.dol.gov/vets/programs/tap): Curriculum of the three day Employmnet Workshops, conducted on military bases as part of service member transition, is now available online. Gold Card Initiative (www.wageandhour.dol.gov/vets/goldcard): Post-9/11 era veterans are eligible to receive Gold Card services at American Job Centers. Gold Card services may include case management, development of an individual employment plan, and 6 months of follow-up services. Service Locator ( www.servicelocator.org ): Find the American Job Center closest to you, where you’ll be treated as an individual and connected to the resources and services you need to be successful in our civilian job search. Veterans receive priority of service. VETS Employment Assistance Map ( www.dol.gov/vets/aboutvets/contacts/map.htm ): Find the Director of Veterans Employment and Training in your state and learn more about local resources and services. elaws – Veterans’ Preference Advisor ( www.dol.gov/elaws/vetspref.htm ): Obtain assistance in understanding employee eligibility and job entitlements, employer obligations, benefits and remedies under USERRA. elaws – USERRA Advisor ( www.dol.gov/elaws/userra.htm ): Examine preferences veterans may be entitled to with regard to federal jobs. Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) ( www.dol.gov/vets/): Learn more about all VETS programs, resources and online tools, including the My Next Move skills translator and eBenefits Employment Center. United States Department of LaborUnited States Department of Labor
United States Department of the Army, United States Army Warrior Transition CommandThe United States Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC)serves an essential role, not only in managing the care and recovery of Soldiers evacuated from theater, but also those preparing to deploy and those who have returned from combat that require complex care management to cope with the effects of war and multiple deployments. WTC works to ensure everything possible is done to enable Soldiers to return to duty. WTC also plays an important role in ensuring Reserve Component Soldiers receive the care they require prior to and after deployment to remain mission ready.United States Department of the Army, United States Army Warrior Transition CommandUnited States Department of Defense
United States Department of the Navy, Civilian Human ResourcesThe Office of Civilian Human Resources aims to ensure that the Department of the Navy has the right people in the right place at the right time. This office is responsible for developing civilian policies and programs for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy. The office also delivers HR services and support to all of the Department of the Navy organizations and its more than 195,000 civilian employees in the more than 500 different occupations. The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. The Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses — in the Department of the Navy, the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless.United States Department of Defense, United States Department of the NavyUnited States Department of Defense
United States Department of the Navy, Disabled Veterans Assistance LineThe Department of Navy as a lead agency in hiring veterans created the helpline. Staff will provide: Employment advice and referrals to returning disabled service members, recently medically retired service members, and their spouses. Support for disabled veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and all disabled veterans of other conflicts, campaigns and wars. Assistance with employment opportunities at the Dept. of Navy as well as other Federal and State agencies. Human Resource Specialists will provide I&R and if unable to respond immediately will reply in one business day.United States Department of Defense, United States Department of the NavyUnited States Department of Defense
United States Department of Veterans AffairsVeterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits require service during wartime. If you are new to the VA, the Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors booklet will help you get started. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs's health care offers a variety of services, information, and benefits. As the nation’s largest integrated health care system, VA operates more than 1,400 sites of care, including hospitals, community clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers, and various other facilities. VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Veterans, their dependents, and survivors. Major benefits include Veterans' compensation, Veterans' pension, survivors' benefits, rehabilitation and employment assistance, education assistance, home loan guaranties, and life insurance coverage. Burial and memorial benefits are available for eligible service members, Veterans, reservists, National Guard members, and eligible family members. Service include interment, headstones and markers, and Presidential memorial certificates. VA operates 128 national cemeteries in the United States and Puerto Rico, together with oversight and management of 33 soldiers' lots, confederate cemeteries, and monument sites.United States Department of Veterans AffairsUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Aid & Attendance and Housebound Pension BenefitVeterans or surviving spouses who are eligible for VA pension and are housebound or require the aid and attendance of another person may be eligible for an additional monetary payment.United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Compensation & PensionUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Caregiver Support LineToll-free support line for those who provide care for veterans living with the effects of war, disability, chronic illness, or aging. The support line provides information on VA caregiver support resources and "warm" referral to caregiver support coordinators located in all VA medical centers. The support line is also available to respond to inquiries about the caregiver benefits associated with the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010. United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Information and Referral HotlinesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: Mental Health Services for VeteransThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home. The entire department has put its energy and resources into ending Veteran homelessness. VA's programs provide individualized, comprehensive care to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our Veterans return from service with wounds we cannot always see. VA is committed to providing our Veterans with the mental health services they deserve. Too often, the emotional scars of service can contribute to Veteran homelessness or place Veterans at risk of homelessness. VA offers many mental health services for Veterans to help them get back on their feet. VA provides a variety of programs and services that Veterans can take advantage of, including:
  • Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV) Program Domiciliary care was initially established to provide services to economically-disadvantaged Veterans, and it remains committed to serving that group. The Domiciliary has evolved from a "Soldiers' Home" to become an active clinical rehabilitation and treatment program for male and female Veterans and domiciliary programs are now integrated with the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs (MH RRTPs). Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans Program
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment Enhancement Initiative VA’s Substance Use Disorder Treatment Enhancement Initiative provides substance use services in the community to aid homeless Veterans’ recovery.
  • Readjustment Counseling Service’s Vet Center Programs The Readjustment Counseling Service’s Vet Center Programs feature community-based locations and outreach activities that help to identify and match homeless Veterans with necessary services.
  • VA’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program VA’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program offers outreach, exams, treatment, referrals, and case management to Veterans who are homeless and dealing with mental health issues, including substance use. At more than 135 HCHV sites, trained, caring VA specialists provide the tools and support necessary for Veterans to get their lives on a better track. Call VA’s toll-free hotline or visit Learn more about the HCHV Program.
Visit website for additional information on these programs.
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United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) ProgramThe purpose of the Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) Program is to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and extended incarceration among Veterans by ensuring that eligible justice-involved Veterans have timely access to VHA services as clinically indicated. Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists are responsible for direct outreach, assessment, and case management for justice-involved Veterans in local courts and jails, and liaison with local justice system partners. Note that VA cannot provide legal services. If you need legal assistance, please see www.statesidelegal.org/findinghelp or contact your local VJO Specialist who may know of community resources for legal assistance. Visit website for a list of VJO Specialist contacts. Specialists often work outside the office in jails and courts, and may have only periodic access to email – if there is no response within several days, please re-email the Specialist. Please provide your contact information and briefly describe your concern. Click here for the Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist ContactsUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans ProgramUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - National Call Center for Homeless Veterans and Project CHALENGNational Call Center for homeless veterans or veterans at-risk of homelessness. Callers will be connected to trained hotline staff who will conduct a brief screening to assess needs; homeless veterans will be connected with the Homeless Point of Contact at the nearest VA facility; family members and non-VA providers calling on behalf of a homeless Veteran will be provided with information regarding the homeless programs and services available; contact information will be requested so staff may follow-up. Services offered to homeless veterans, veterans at risk of homelessness and their families: - Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) - Homeless Veteran Supported Employment Program (HVSEP) - Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program - HUD-VA Supportive Housing (VASH) Program - Acquired Property Sales for Homeless Providers Program - Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program (SSVF) - Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program - Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams (H-PACTs) Program - Homeless Veterans Dental Program - Project CHALENG (Community Homelessness Assessment, Local Educational and Networking Groups) - Veteran Justice Outreach - Substance Use Disorder Treatment Enhancement Initiative - Health Care for Re-Entry Veterans Program - Readjustment Counseling Service's Vet Center ProgramUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Information and Referral HotlinesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Office of Information SecurityVeterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits require service during wartime. If you are new to the VA, the Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors booklet will help you get started. The VA Office of Information Security (OIS) provides world class information security and privacy infrastructure for VA. Through VA's core values - integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect, and excellence (I CARE), OIS enacts strong policies, processes, and procedures that help protect the information and systems that affect more than 22.2 million Veterans, 45 million beneficiaries, and over 320,000 VA employees. OIS is devoted to supporting all states of Veteran care by protecting the personal information of Veterans and the employees who serve them. Their security approach is to balance information protection with information access. VA safeguards Veteran, beneficiary, and employee sensitive information, while continuing to provide high quality services to Veterans and their beneficiaries. In the security world, new threats emerge on a daily basis. OIS is continually adapting its security parameters and approaches to ensure that VA systems and information are protected. United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Office of Information SecurityUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Office of Information Security - More Than a Number: Identity Theft PreventionVeterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits require service during wartime. If you are new to the VA, the Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors booklet will help you get started. The VA’s More Than a Number identity protection program provides information to educate Veterans and their beneficiaries on how to protect themselves from identity theft. On this website, you will find a wide range of information on identity theft, how to spot it, ways to prevent it, and what to do if you suspect you are a victim. You can also browse through links to other useful identity theft resources from across the Web. In addition, we have created a toll-free Identity Theft Resource Line for Veterans and their beneficiaries to call for more information or if they suspect that their identities may have been compromised.United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Office of Information SecurityUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Adaptive Sports ProgramThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs provides grants for adaptive sports opportunities for disabled Veterans and disabled service members of the Armed Forces. Adaptive sports are those sports that have been created or modified for persons with disabilities. Special Events of the program include:
  • Creative Arts Festival,
  • Golden Age Games,
  • Summer Sports Clinic,
  • Training-Exposure-Experience (TEE) Tournament,
  • Valor Games,
  • Wheelchair Games,
  • Winter Sports Clinic.
For detailed information on these events, please visit website. In addition to the programs above, Pennsylvania grant recipients are: Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 1 Morrow Way Slippery Rock, PA 16057-1326 For: Therapeutic Equine Two Top Mountain Adaptive Sports Foundation, Inc. 10914 Clay Lick Road Mercersburg, PA 17236 For: Skiing, Snowboarding
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United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits AdministrationThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration is responsible for administering The VA's extensive non-medical benefits. Its responsibilities include initial veteran registration, eligibility determination, and five key lines of business (benefits and entitlements): Home Loan Guarantee, Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Education (GI Bill), and Compensation & Pension. United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits AdministrationUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration
United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Compensation & PensionThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration is responsible for administering The VA's extensive non-medical benefits. Its responsibilities include initial veteran registration, eligibility determination, and five key lines of business (benefits and entitlements): Home Loan Guarantee, Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Education (GI Bill), and Compensation & Pension. VA disability compensation provides monthly benefits to Veterans in recognition of the effects of disabilities, diseases, or injuries incurred or aggravated during active military service. The program also provides monthly payments to surviving spouses, dependent children, and dependent parents in recognition of the economic loss caused by a Veteran's death during military service or, after discharge from military service, as a result of a service-connected disability. Types of VA disability compensation programs include:
  • Disability Compensation,
  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC),
  • Special Monthly Compensation (SMC),
  • Claims Based on Special Circumstances.
VA's pension program provides monthly benefit payments to certain wartime Veterans with financial need, and their survivors. As Veterans and survivors consider applying for these benefits. Pension programs include:
  • Veterans Pension,
  • Supplemental Income for Wartime Veterans,
  • Survivors Pension,
  • Aid & Attendance,
  • Housebound.
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United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Compensation & Pension: Automobile and Adaptive Equipment GrantServicemembers and Veterans may be eligible for a one-time payment of not more than $19,817 toward the purchase of an automobile or other conveyance if you have certain service-connected disabilities. The grant is paid directly to the seller of the automobile and the Servicemember or Veteran may only receive the automobile grant once in his/her lifetime. Certain Servicemembers and Veterans may also be eligible for adaptive equipment. Adaptive equipment includes, but is not limited to, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, and special equipment necessary to assist the eligible person into and out of the vehicle. VA may provide financial assistance in purchasing adaptive equipment more than once. This benefit is payable to either the seller or the Veteran or Servicemember. Important: You must have prior VA approval before purchasing an automobile or adaptive equipment.United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Compensation & PensionUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration
United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - eBenefitseBenefits is a service of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense. eBenefits is a portal and a central location for Veterans, Service Members, and their families to research, find, access, and manage their benefits and personal information. eBenefits offers:
  • A personalized workspace called My Dashboard that provides quick access to eBenefits tools. Using eBenefits tools, you can complete various tasks. You can apply for benefits, download your DD 214, view your benefits status, in addition to other actions as needed. This workspace is available to you once you have created an eBenefits account,
  • Acceess to the National Resource Directory - A catalog of links to other sites that provide information about military and veteran benefits.
  • Access to the Veterans Employment Center - A searchable veterans job bank, job seekers resources and service, a skills translator and resume builder.
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United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and TrainingThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration is responsible for administering The VA's extensive non-medical benefits. Its responsibilities include initial veteran registration, eligibility determination, and five key lines of business (benefits and entitlements): Home Loan Guarantee, Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Education (GI Bill), and Compensation & Pension. As a Veteran, you may be eligible for educational benefits through numerous GI Bill programs. Once you’ve decided to use your GI Bill benefits it’s important to choose the proper school and type of training. VA’s decision-making tools will help you get the most from your benefits. Explore your options at the following pages:
  • Assess your aptitudes and interests with CareerScope®,
  • Compare VA education benefits and review payment rates,
  • Choose a school or education program and estimate your benefit amount,
  • Learn how other Veterans benefited from VA education benefits.
Many benefits are available to advance the education and skills of Veterans and Servicemembers. Spouses and family members may also be eligible for education and training assistance in fact, 25 percent of those benefiting from VAs education programs are non-Veterans. Some might find they're eligible for more than one benefit or that one program is more suited to certain education and training goals than another. Learn about these and other education and training programs administered by VA or start your application now:
  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill offers higher education and training benefits to Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families who served after Sept. 10, 2001.
  • The Montgomery GI Bill assists active duty and Reservists with the pursuit of higher education degrees, certificates, and other education and training.
  • These other VA education and training programs offer various education and training benefits or increased benefits to certain Reservists and Veterans and their survivors and dependents:
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program,
  • Veterans Educational Assistance Program,
  • Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program,
  • Educational Assistance Pilot Program,
  • National Call to Service Program.
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP): REAP provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency declared by the president or Congress. Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP): REAP provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency declared by the president or Congress. Types of Training: Assistance may be used for college degree and certificate programs, technical or vocational courses, flight training, apprenticeships or on-the-job training, high-tech training, licensing and certification tests, entrepreneurship training, certain entrance examinations, and correspondence courses. In certain circumstances, remedial, deficiency, and refresher training may also be available. Survivors and Dependent Assistance: The Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. Tuition Assistance Top Up: Using Top-Up benefits may be an option if you plan to use tuition assistance (TA) to complete a degree program while on active duty, and don't plan to continue your education after service. Top-up can also be helpful for just taking a few courses with TA while on active duty. Then you can save most of your GI Bill benefits for after service to complete your education program.
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United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and Training: Educational & Career Counseling and CareerScopeEducational and Career Counseling Services Free Educational and Career Counseling (Chapter 36) services are provided to transitioning Service members who are:
  • Within six months prior to discharge from active duty.
  • Within one year following discharge from active duty.
  • Current beneficiaries of educational assistance under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, 1607.
  • Veterans and qualified dependents who are eligible for and have entitlement to education assistance under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, 1607.
Services include:
  • Counseling to facilitate career decision making for civilian or military occupations.
  • Educational and career counseling to choose an appropriate civilian occupation and develop a training program.
  • Academic and adjustment counseling to resolve barriers that impede success in training or employment.
CareerScope In addition to Career Counseling, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides the interest and aptitude assessment tool known as CareerScope at no cost to all eligible benefit recipients. CareerScope has been used frequently by Veterans to determine the best career path for transition to civilian life. Whether you wish to pursue education and training in a field you already know, or you wish to branch out to other fields that interest you, CareerScope can help. With CareerScope you will be provided with an assessment of your interests and aptitudes, and given recommendations about which careers you may enjoy and be successful doing, and what courses or training programs you should focus on to pursue those careers.
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United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and Training: GI Bill Comparison ToolThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs' GI Bill Comparison Tool is an online tool to assist veterans, active servicemembers and their dependents in calculating their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and research approved programs. The GI Bill Comparison Tool is designed to make it easier for Veterans, Servicemembers, and dependents to estimate their GI Bill education benefits and learn more about VA's approved college, university, and other education and training programs across the country. It also provides key information about college affordability and value so beneficiaries can choose the best education program to meet their needs. United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and TrainingUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration
United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and Training: On-The-Job Training and ApprenticeshipThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration is responsible for administering The VA's extensive non-medical benefits. Its responsibilities include initial veteran registration, eligibility determination, and five key lines of business (benefits and entitlements): Home Loan Guarantee, Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Education (GI Bill), and Compensation & Pension. As a Veteran, you may be eligible for educational benefits through numerous GI Bill programs. Once you’ve decided to use your GI Bill benefits it’s important to choose the proper school and type of training. VA’s decision-making tools will help you get the most from your benefits. Advance your employment prospects by learning a trade or skill through participation in VA on-the-job training or apprenticeships. These programs typically involve entering into a training contract for a specific period of time with an employer or union. At the end of the training period, a job certification is issued or journeyman status achieved. Most Veterans receive a salary from the employer or union during training. As your skills increase, so may your salary. GI Bill payments are issued monthly after VA receives certification of hours worked from your employer or union. The following on-the-job and apprenticeship opportunities may be available to Veterans:
  • Union plumber,
  • Hotel management,
  • Firefighter.
Visit website to search for a participating employers in your area. This training is not available to active duty Servicemembers or spouses using a transferred benefit. Employers can participate in this program. Contact your State Approving Agency, which governs programs at the state level and helps determine which programs Veterans should enroll in to maximize their VA educational benefits.
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United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and Training: Yellow Ribbon ProgramThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs' Yellow Ribbon Program is an educational fee-matching agreement between participating schools and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for fees over GI Bill limits: The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed either the annual maximum cap for private institutions or the resident tuition and fees for a public institution. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution. Visit website to view Yellow Ribbon Program Participant List for your area.United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and TrainingUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration
United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Home LoansThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration is responsible for administering The VA's extensive non-medical benefits. Its responsibilities include initial veteran registration, eligibility determination, and five key lines of business (benefits and entitlements): Home Loan Guarantee, Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Education (GI Bill), and Compensation & Pension. VA helps Servicemembers, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. As part of our mission to serve you, we provide a home loan guaranty benefit and other housing-related programs to help you buy, build, repair, retain, or adapt a home for your own personal occupancy. VA Home Loans are provided by private lenders, such as banks and mortgage companies. VA guarantees a portion of the loan, enabling the lender to provide you with more favorable terms. Types of Assistance: Purchase Loan VA can help you purchase a home at a competitive interest rate, and if you have found it difficult to find other financing. VA's Cash-Out Refinance Loan For homeowners who want to take cash out of your home equity to take care of concerns like paying off debt, funding school, or making home improvements. The Cash-Out Refinance Loan can also be used to refinance a non-VA loan into a VA loan. VA will guaranty loans up to 100% of the value of your home. VA Home Loan Guaranty Most VA Home Loans are handled entirely by private lenders and VA rarely gets involved in the loan approval process. VA "stands behind" the loan by guaranteeing a portion of it. If something goes wrong and you can't make the payments anymore, the lending institution can come to us to cover any losses they might incur. The VA loan guaranty is the "insurance" that we provide the lender. Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan The VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL) lowers your interest rate by refinancing your existing VA home loan. By obtaining a lower interest rate, your monthly mortgage payment should decrease. You can also refinance an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) into a fixed rate mortgage. Native American Direct Loan The Native American Direct Loan (NADL) Program provides direct home loans from VA to eligible Native American Veterans to finance the purchase, construction, or improvement of homes on Federal Trust Land, or to refinance a prior NADL to reduce the interest rate. Housing Grants for Disabled Veterans VA provides grants to Servicemembers and Veterans with certain permanent and total service-connected disabilities to help purchase or construct an adapted home, or modify an existing home to accommodate a disability. Two grant programs exist: the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant and the Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant. VA's Adapted Housing Grants for Disabled Veterans Trouble Making Payments VA Regional Loan Centers have technicians available to conduct financial counseling. This counseling is designed to help you avoid foreclosure. If you want this assistance, call 1-877-827-3702 to reach a Loan Service Representative that can assist you.United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Home LoansUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration
United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Life InsuranceThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration is responsible for administering The VA's extensive non-medical benefits. Its responsibilities include initial veteran registration, eligibility determination, and five key lines of business (benefits and entitlements): Home Loan Guarantee, Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Education (GI Bill), and Compensation & Pension. As part of our mission to serve Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families, VA provides valuable life insurance benefits to give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your family is protected. VA’s life insurance programs were developed to provide financial security for your family given the extraordinary risks involved in military service. Benefits include:
  • Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) is a low-cost group term life insurance program for Servicemembers. Coverage can be extended for up to two years if the Servicemember is totally disabled at separation.
  • Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI) allows Veterans to convert your SGLI to a civilian program of lifetime renewable term coverage after separation from service.
  • Family Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (FSGLI) insures spouses and children of Servicemembers with SGLI coverage. Spousal coverage may not exceed the Servicemember's coverage. Dependent children are automatically covered at no charge.
  • Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection (TSGLI) is an automatic feature of SGLI that provides payments to Servicemembers who suffer losses, such as amputations, blindness, and paraplegia, due to traumatic injuries that occur in service.
  • Service-Disabled Veterans' Life Insurance (S-DVI) provides life insurance coverage to Veterans who have been given a VA rating for a new service-connected disability in the last two years. Totally disabled Veterans are eligible for free coverage and have the opportunity to purchase additional life insurance.
  • Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI) provides mortgage life insurance protection to disabled Veterans who have been approved for a VA Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant.
  • Beneficiary Financial Counseling Service (BFCS).
  • Online Will Preparation Service.
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United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - VetSuccessThe Department of Veterans Affairs VetSuccess web portal serves as a virtual transition and employment resource center for Veterans seeking employment and employers who want to hire Veterans. As an employer, you can post available jobs, view Veteran resumes, and receive job applications. Veterans can browse your job listings, post resumes, and even apply for positions online. Over 200,000 Veterans are registered on the site. Register today to begin your Veteran recruitment search. For Job Seekers: Access tools and resources designed to help Veterans and transitioning Service members translate their military skills into new public or private sector careers. Learn how to identify your professional strengths, create and post résumés, achieve success in your next job, and more. For Employers: Make a difference in improving Veteran unemployment. Public and private sector employers can search thousands of résumés and post limitless jobs on the Employment Center free of charge. Tools for job seekers include:
  • Military Skills Translator: Translate your military skills, experience, and training to learn about career options that best use your capabilities,
  • Résumé Builder: Build a résumé that makes hiring managers stop and take notice,
  • Training and Vocational Resources: Training programs, apprenticeships, test fee reimbursement, and more,
  • Education and Counseling: Education benefits, free online courses, vocational counseling, and more,
  • Disability and Assistive Technology: Organizations supporting disability, assitive technology providers, and more.
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United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Vocational Rehabilitation and EmploymentThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration is responsible for administering The VA's extensive non-medical benefits. Its responsibilities include initial veteran registration, eligibility determination, and five key lines of business (benefits and entitlements): Home Loan Guarantee, Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Education (GI Bill), and Compensation & Pension. You may receive vocational rehabilitation and employment services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment. VA's Education and Career Counseling program is a great opportunity for Servicemembers and Veterans to get personalized counseling and support to help guide their career paths, ensure the most effective use of their VA benefits, and achieve their goals. For Family Members: If you support a Veteran or Servicemember with a service-connected disability, who faces difficult employment challenges, there may be little left in the household budget for your higher education and career advancement. VA may offer assistance to help you assess your career goals and abilities, find your next job, further your education and skills, and identify places where you can get job training. VA may extend vocational counseling and support to family members on topics including:
  • Educational and Vocational Counseling,
  • Readjustment Counseling,
  • Career Assessments,
  • Occupational Exploration and Training Site Selection.
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United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Crisis LineConnects veterans, active duty/reserve and guard service members in crisis and their families and friends with Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Information and Referral HotlinesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health AdministrationThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implements the medical assistance program of the VA through the administration and operation of numerous VA Medical Centers (VAMC), Outpatient Clinics (OPC), Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), and VA Community Living Centers (VA Nursing Home) Programs.United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health AdministrationUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Coaching into Carethe Veterans Health Administration's Coaching into Care provides a free and confidential coaching service to help callers discover new ways to support their Military Members with a goal of getting them into Mental Health treatment or learn of other resources to resolve issues. The Families of Soldiers and Veterans now have a chance to receive assistance and on-going follow-up with a Life Coach from the VA. Coaching Into Care is aimed to show the Family Member how to support their Military Member, with regular one-on-one ‘life coaching’ via phone, which provides the skills of communication, education, navigating the VA system, treatment options, how to positively deal with a Military Member’s resistance to treatment; use of web-based video training to understand causes and find solutions.United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - MIRECC and CoEUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - MIRECC and CoEThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implements the medical assistance program of the VA through the administration and operation of numerous VA Medical Centers (VAMC), Outpatient Clinics (OPC), Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), and VA Community Living Centers (VA Nursing Home) Programs. The Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECC) were established by Congress with the goal of researching the causes and treatments of mental disorders and using education to put new knowledge into routine clinical practice in the VA. Specialized mental health Centers of Excellence (MH CoE) are an essential component of VA’s response to meeting the mental health needs of Veterans.United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - MIRECC and CoEUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Women Veterans Health Care ProgramThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implements the medical assistance program of the VA through the administration and operation of numerous VA Medical Centers (VAMC), Outpatient Clinics (OPC), Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), and VA Community Living Centers (VA Nursing Home) Programs. VA's Women Health Services office provides programmatic and strategic support to implement positive changes in the provision of care for all women Veterans. Women Veterans Health Care addresses the health care needs of women Veterans and works to ensure that timely, equitable, high-quality, comprehensive health care services are provided in a sensitive and safe environment at VA health facilities nationwide. We strive to be a national leader in the provision of health care for women, thereby raising the standard of care for all women. To fulfill this mission, Women Veterans Health Care works to make certain that all eligible women Veterans requesting VA care are assured of:
  • Comprehensive primary care by a proficient and interested primary care provider,
  • Privacy, safety, dignity, and sensitivity to gender-specific needs,
  • The right care in the right place and time,
  • State-of-the-art health care equipment and technology,
  • High-quality preventive and clinical care, equal to that provided to male Veterans.
At each VA Medical Center nationwide, a Women Veterans Program Manager is designated to advise and advocate for women Veterans. She can help coordinate all the services you may need, from primary care to specialized care for chronic conditions or reproductive health. Woman Veterans who are interested in receiving care at VA should contact the nearest VA Medical Center and ask for the Women Veterans Program Manager.
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United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Women Veteran's Call CenterThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans was formed to provide a single avenue for women Veterans to get the help they need. The Center's functions include monitoring and coordinating the VA’s administration of health care and benefits services and programs for women Veterans, serve 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 to raise awareness of the responsibility to treat women Veterans with dignity and respect. United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Information and Referral HotlinesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Marine CorpsThe United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces for air, land and sea-based operations while under its own command. The U.S. Marine Corps is the largest marine force in the world, the most decorated service branch of the U.S. armed forces, one of the four branches of the U.S. Department of Defense, and is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It operates posts on land and aboard sea-going Amphibious Assault Ships around the world. Created in 1775, the Marine Corps has been a component of the U.S. Department of the Navy since 1834, working closely with naval forces for training, transportation, and logistics.United States Department of Defense, United States Department of the NavyUnited States Department of Defense
United States National Archives and Records Administration - Veterans' Benefit ResourcesA variety of important benefits and services are available to veterans and to their families, survivors and next-of-kin from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies. While the National Archives does not provide these benefits, they can help you obtain the copies of Military Service Records or other proof of service which you'll need to prove eligibility. The United States National Archives and Records Administration - Veterans' Benefit Resources webpage has numerous links and information for veterans such as Emergency Requests for Military Service Records, VA Guide to Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents, and Other Sources for Veterans Benefits, Aid and Information. United States National Archives and Records AdministrationUnited States National Archives and Records Administration
United States NavyThe mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas.United States Department of Defense, United States Department of the NavyUnited States Department of Defense
University of Pittsburgh - Experiential Learning for Veterans in Assistive Technology and Engineering (ELeVATE)ELeVATE is a program designed to re-integrate veterans to college through a three-phased program: Phase I: participants will complete a ten-week paid research experience, complete a team project, learn 21st century skills in workshops, and prepare to begin classes at a local college. During this time, program participants are offered housing and other family assistance. Participants are also paired with rehabilitation counselors for individual and group counseling sessions to ensure the adequate supports are in place for academic success. Phase II: participants will continue to refine their academic interests and apply for a formal program at the University of Pittsburgh or an institution of their choice. Phase III: participants will enroll in a university and prepare to graduate from the ELeVATE program. Participants stay linked to their cohort through study and other support groups. The program encourages past participants to stay linked to the program by serving as a mentor for new ELeVATE participants.AlleghenyUniversity of PittsburghUniversity of Pittsburgh
USA CaresUSA Cares provides financial and advocacy assistance to post 9/11 active duty US military service personnel, veterans and their families. They assist all branches of service and all ranks and components. They do not charge fees nor accept repayment and rely on donations from private citizens, businesses and foundations for all funding. Financial assistance is not given directly to service members or their families; instead, payments are made to mortgage lenders, utility companies, and other vendors. The objective is to reach families at the earliest stage of intervention to proactively prevent further financial distress. Typically, USA Cares provides assistance in four major areas:
  • Emergency Assistance - pays immediate, essential bills, including food and utility bills,
  • Housing Assistance – helps to stop and prevent evictions and foreclosures,
  • Combat Injured - pays basic expenses: mortgage/rent, food and home utilities which enables combat injured to receive treatment and be assured their family is taken care of,
  • Jobs Assistance – reduce unemployment among post-9/11 Veterans through job-seeker tools, open to all veterans, limited financial assistance.
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USA.gov - VeteransGet information about benefits and other services for veterans.
  • Benefits for Veterans Find benefits by state or topic, such as health, employment, education, and more.
  • Cemeteries and Burials Find cemeteries and gravesites or learn more about burial benefits for veterans.
  • Education for Veterans Learn more about the G.I. Bill and how it can help you further your education.
  • Health Care for Veterans Find the care you need, learn more about health programs, and how you can protect your health.
  • Job Resources for Veterans Browse the job bank and get job tools and tips.
  • Memorials, Military History, and Monuments Find military history, historical facts, historical monuments, and memorials.
  • Returning Service Members Have you recently returned from military service? Find out how the VA can help you.
  • Women Veterans Learn more about health care and benefit programs for women.
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US Small Business Administration - Office of Veterans Business DevelopmentThe US Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of Veterans Business Development’s (OVBD) mission is to maximize the availability, applicability and usability of small business programs for Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reserve Component Members, and their dependents or survivors. OVBD is SBA’s liaison with the veterans business community; provides policy analysis and reporting; and is as an Ombudsman for veteran entrepreneurs. OVBD has a number of programs and services to assist aspiring and existing veteran entrepreneurs such as training, counseling and mentorship, and oversight of Federal procurement programs for Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses. Local western Pennsylvania Veterans Affairs Officer is: Ron Collett Pittsburgh District Office 411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1450 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412-395-6562 ext. 107 ronald.collett@sba.gov Local eastern Pennsylvania Veterans Affairs Officer is: Michael Wilk Philadelphia District Office Parkview Towers 1150 First Avenue, Suite 1001 King of Prussia, PA 19406 610-382-3071 michael.wilk@sba.gov US Small Business Administration - HeadquartersUS Small Business Administration - Headquarters
US Small Business Administration, Pittsburgh District OfficeThe US Small Business Administration's Pittsburgh District Office is responsible for the delivery of SBA’s many programs and services in western Pennsylvania. SERVICES AVAILABLE Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders. Free counseling advice and information on starting, better operating or expanding a small business through the Counselors to America’s Small Business (SCORE), Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) and Women’s Business Centers (WBC). They also conduct training events throughout the district - some require a nominal registration fee. Assistance to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals is provided through the Business Development Program. A Women’s Business Ownership Representative is available to assist women business owners. Please contact Karan Waigand at 412-395-6560 ext. 127 or e-mail: karan.waigand@sba.gov. Special loan programs are available for businesses involved in international trade. A Veterans Affairs Officer is available to assist veterans. Please contact Ronald Collett at 412-395-6560 ext. 107 or e-mail: ronald.collett@sba.gov. AlleghenyUS Small Business Administration, Pittsburgh District OfficeUS Small Business Administration - Headquarters
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Eligibility and EnrollmentAll veterans are encouraged to enroll in the VA health care system. To begin the process, please complete an Application for Health Care Benefits (Form 10-10EZ). You can submit the form online, or you may print the form and mail it to: VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Attention: Admissions/Processing University Drive (04PA-U) Pittsburgh, PA 15240 You can also bring the form to the eligibility office at either the University Drive campus (located on the first floor in the registration area) or the H.J. Heinz campus (Ambulatory Care Center, building 71, ground floor). VHA Health Eligibility Center is an online resource for Veterans, family members and care givers to learn about eligibility, enrollment options and benefits offered by VHA. It also provides detailed information about how to apply for VHA health services, cost of care, accessing VA health care and VA's Medical Benefits Package.AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Venango County Community Based Outpatient ClinicVenango County VA Clinic offers health care services for Veterans including primary care, mental & behavioral health, nursing services, lab services, and other specialty care services.VenangoVenango County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Veterans Advocates GroupVeterans Advocates Group is a group of VA Accredited Agents that exclusively represents disabled veterans and their dependents seeking compensation/pension benefits. Veterans Advocates Group is owned by two VA Accredited Claims Agents that are also disabled Veterans. They focus exclusively on Veterans disability claims. They are located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but represent Veteran’s and their families worldwide. They understand how frustrating it is to go through the compensation/pension process because they themselves have already gone through the VA system They offer representation to veterans and their dependents at the Regional Office (RO) level and the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) level of the VA administrative process. AlleghenyVeterans Advocates GroupVeterans Advocates Group
Veterans Business Resource CenterBusiness assistance and information center for veterans who have or are interested in running their own small business. Services include business counseling and consulting, business plan review and assistance, loan packaging assistance and guidance. Veterans Business Resource CenterVeterans Business Resource Center
Veterans Health Administration, Altoona - James E. Van Zandt DuBois Veterans Outpatient ClinicOffers the following medical services:
  • Behavioral Health,
  • Laboratory Services,
  • Nutrition Services,
  • Preventive Care,
  • Primary Care,
  • Social Work Services,
  • Tobacco Cessation,
  • Prescriptions: Routine prescriptions processed through the mail.
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Veterans Health Administration, Altoona - James E. Van Zandt Johnstown Veterans Outpatient ClinicThe James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center in Altoona, PA provides medical services to veterans in 14 counties. In addition to our main facility in Altoona, we offer services in three community based outpatient clinics. A Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is a VA-operated clinic or a VA-funded or reimbursed health care facility or site that is geographically distinct or separate from the parent medical facility. The James E. Van Zandt Veterans Outpatient Clinic in Johnstown offers the following medical services:
  • Behavioral Health,
  • Laboratory Services,
  • Nutrition Services,
  • Preventive Care,
  • Primary Care,
  • Social Work Services,
  • Tobacco Cessation,
  • Prescriptions: Routine prescriptions processed through the mail.
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Veterans Health Administration, Altoona - James E. Van Zandt Medical Center Veteran's Job ClubVeteran's Job Club meets on a weekly basis and is primarily a networking group for Veteran's engaged in a job search. Group members discuss job search strategies, share job search websites, and possible job leads. On occasion, guest speakers will address the group and provide job search tipsBlairVeterans Health Administration, Altoona - James E. Van Zandt VA Medical CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, Altoona - James E. Van Zandt State College Veterans Outpatient ClinicThe James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center in Altoona, PA provides medical services to veterans in 14 counties. In addition to our main facility in Altoona, we offer services in three community based outpatient clinics. A Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is a VA-operated clinic or a VA-funded or reimbursed health care facility or site that is geographically distinct or separate from the parent medical facility. The James E. Van Zandt Veterans Outpatient Clinic in State College offers the following medical services:
  • Behavioral Health,
  • Laboratory Services,
  • Nutrition Services,
  • Preventive Care,
  • Primary Care,
  • Social Work Services,
  • Tobacco Cessation,
  • Prescriptions: Routine prescriptions processed through the mail.
CentreVeterans Health Administration, Altoona - James E. Van Zandt VA Medical CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, Altoona - James E. Van Zandt VA Medical CenterThe James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center in Altoona, PA provides medical services to veterans.BlairVeterans Health Administration, Altoona - James E. Van Zandt VA Medical CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, Altoona - James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center - Social ServicesHelps veterans and their families with problems associated with the stress of an illness. Social workers help veterans find resources to meet their needs, within the VA system and in their community, such as: home health services, legal services, transportation, and community living. Services offered include counseling to Veterans with drug, alcohol, and emotional problems; to help Veterans and their families understand and adjust to an illness or disability; to Veterans and family members who want to prepare advance directives and durable powers of attorney for health care or finances; to help Veterans and their families cope with terminal illness; to family members about legal issues, such as commitment and guardianship.BlairVeterans Health Administration, Altoona - James E. Van Zandt VA Medical CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, Bucks County Vet CenterThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Vet Centers are a type of VA health care facility designed to provide outreach and readjustment counseling services through 232 community-based Vet Centers located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the Veteran or family. Readjustment counseling is wide range of services provided to combat veterans in the effort to make a satisfying transition from military to civilian life. Services include individual counseling, group counseling, marital and family counseling, bereavement counseling, medical referrals, assistance in applying for VA Benefits, employment counseling, guidance and referral, alcohol/drug assessments, information and referral to community resources, military sexual trauma counseling & referral, outreach and community education. For assistance after hours, weekends, and holidays call : 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387)BucksVeterans Health Administration, Bucks County Vet CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, Camden, NJ Community Based Outpatient ClinicThe Community Based Outpatient Clinic located in Camden, NJ provides primary care and behavioral health services for Veterans in Camden, NJ and surrounding areas by highly qualified primary care providers, with specialty care referrals to the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Free parking is available to visitors at the One Cooper Plaza Parking Garage. The clinic is also easily accessible through the NJ public transit system. Speciality Clinics operating at this location include Podiatry and Social Work, as well as blood drawing services. The clinic is handicapped accessible providing full and easy access for all Veterans.Veterans Health Administration, Philadelphia VA Medical CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration - Combat Call CenterThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Vet Centers are a type of VA health care facility designed to provide outreach and readjustment counseling services through 232 community-based Vet Centers located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the Veteran or family. Readjustment counseling is wide range of services provided to combat veterans in the effort to make a satisfying transition from military to civilian life. Services include individual counseling, group counseling, marital and family counseling, bereavement counseling, medical referrals, assistance in applying for VA Benefits, employment counseling, guidance and referral, alcohol/drug assessments, information and referral to community resources, military sexual trauma counseling & referral, outreach and community education. 1-877-WAR-VETS is an around the clock confidential call center where combat Veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life. The staff is comprised of combat Veterans from several eras as well as families members of combat Veterans. This benefit is prepaid through the Veteran’s military service.AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, Pittsburgh Vet CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, DuBois Vet CenterThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Vet Centers are a type of VA health care facility designed to provide outreach and readjustment counseling services. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the Veteran or family. Readjustment counseling is wide range of services provided to combat veterans in the effort to make a satisfying transition from military to civilian life. Services include individual counseling, group counseling, marital and family counseling, bereavement counseling, medical referrals, assistance in applying for VA Benefits, employment counseling, guidance and referral, alcohol/drug assessments, information and referral to community resources, military sexual trauma counseling & referral, outreach and community education.ClearfieldVeterans Health Administration, Dubois Vet CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, Gloucester County, NJ Community Based Outpatient ClinicThe Community Based Outpatient Clinic located in Sewell, NJ provides primary care services for Veterans in Southern New Jersey by highly qualified primary care providers, with specialty care referrals to the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. It also provides behavioral health services including individual, group and family counseling, and programs such as QuitSmart Smoking Cessation. Speciality Clinics operating at this location include: Optometry, Audiology, Cardiology, Driver's Rehab, Women's Health, Social Work services, as well as blood drawing. The clinic is handicapped accessible providing full and easy access for all Veterans.Veterans Health Administration, Philadelphia VA Medical CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, James E. Van Zandt Indiana Veterans Outpatient ClinicThe James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center in Altoona, PA provides medical services to veterans in 14 counties. In addition to our main facility in Altoona, they offer services in three community based outpatient clinics. A Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is a VA-operated clinic or a VA-funded or reimbursed health care facility or site that is geographically distinct or separate from the parent medical facility. The James E. Van Zandt Veterans Outpatient Clinic in Indiana offers the following medical services:
  • primary care and care management (PACT),
  • mental health services,
  • routine laboratory and electrocardiogram (EKG),
  • prescriptions,
  • immunizations, (i.e. flu shots, pneumonia, tetanus),
  • women's health services,
  • telemedicine/telehealth services
  • My HealtheVet/Secure Messaging
IndianaVeterans Health Administration, Altoona - James E. Van Zandt VA Medical CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, Joint Base McGuire-Dix, NJ Community Based Outpatient ClinicThe Community Based Outpatient Clinic located at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix provides primary care services for Veterans in Burlington County, NJ and surrounding areas by highly qualified primary care providers, with specialty care referrals to the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. It also provides behavioral health services including individual, group and family counseling, and programs such as QuitSmart Smoking Cessation. Speciality Clinics operating at this location include Podiatry, Women's Health, as well as blood drawing services. The clinic is handicapped accessible providing full and easy access for all Veterans.Veterans Health Administration, Philadelphia VA Medical CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, Montgomery County Vet CenterThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Vet Centers are a type of VA health care facility designed to provide outreach and readjustment counseling services through 232 community-based Vet Centers located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the Veteran or family. Readjustment counseling is wide range of services provided to combat veterans in the effort to make a satisfying transition from military to civilian life. Services include individual counseling, group counseling, marital and family counseling, bereavement counseling, medical referrals, assistance in applying for VA Benefits, employment counseling, guidance and referral, alcohol/drug assessments, information and referral to community resources, military sexual trauma counseling & referral, outreach and community education. For assistance after hours, weekends, and holidays call : 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387)MontgomeryVeterans Health Administration, Montgomery County Vet CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, Philadelphia Vet CenterThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Vet Centers are a type of VA health care facility designed to provide outreach and readjustment counseling services through 232 community-based Vet Centers located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the Veteran or family. Readjustment counseling is wide range of services provided to combat veterans in the effort to make a satisfying transition from military to civilian life. Services include individual counseling, group counseling, marital and family counseling, bereavement counseling, medical referrals, assistance in applying for VA Benefits, employment counseling, guidance and referral, alcohol/drug assessments, information and referral to community resources, military sexual trauma counseling & referral, outreach and community education. For assistance after hours, weekends, and holidays call : 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387)PhiladelphiaVeterans Health Administration, Philadelphia Vet CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, Philadelphia Vet Center NEThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Vet Centers are a type of VA health care facility designed to provide outreach and readjustment counseling services through 232 community-based Vet Centers located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the Veteran or family. Readjustment counseling is wide range of services provided to combat veterans in the effort to make a satisfying transition from military to civilian life. Services include individual counseling, group counseling, marital and family counseling, bereavement counseling, medical referrals, assistance in applying for VA Benefits, employment counseling, guidance and referral, alcohol/drug assessments, information and referral to community resources, military sexual trauma counseling & referral, outreach and community education. For assistance after hours, weekends, and holidays call : 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387)PhiladelphiaVeterans Health Administration, Philadelphia Vet Center NEUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, Pittsburgh Vet CenterThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Vet Centers are a type of VA health care facility designed to provide outreach and readjustment counseling services through 232 community-based Vet Centers located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the Veteran or family. Readjustment counseling is wide range of services provided to combat veterans in the effort to make a satisfying transition from military to civilian life. Vet Centers can assist veterans and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in their community with the following services:
  • Readjustment counseling,
  • Couples/marital counseling,
  • Family counseling,
  • Substance abuse information and referral,
  • Group readjustment counseling,
  • Military sexual trauma counseling and referral,
  • Referral for benefits assistance,
  • Job counseling and referral,
  • Community education,
  • Networking and referrals,
  • Bereavement counseling (some locations),
  • Medical referrals,
  • Crisis intervention,
  • Assistance in applying for VA Benefits.
AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, Pittsburgh Vet CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, Pittsburgh Vet Center (Veteran Counseling Program)Individual, and group counseling to treat PTSD and other issues; drug and alcohol follow-up care; a family/marital clinical team helps resolve family issues; sexual trauma counseling is available for veterans who have experienced acts of sexual violence while on active duty; job search skills workshop and job club.AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, Pittsburgh Vet CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration - Polytrauma/TBI System of CareThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implements the medical assistance program of the VA through the administration and operation of numerous VA Medical Centers (VAMC), Outpatient Clinics (OPC), Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), and VA Community Living Centers (VA Nursing Home) Programs. VA’s Polytrauma System of Care (PSC) balances access and expertise to provide the right rehabilitation care at the right time and location. Specialized TBI and polytrauma care is provided at the facility closest to the Veteran’s home with the expertise necessary to manage his/her rehabilitation, medical, surgical, and mental health needs. For highly specialized care, travel likely will be required. The tiered PSC integrates specialized rehabilitation services at regional centers, network sites and local VA medical centers.United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Rehabilitation and Prosthetic ServicesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration - Polytrauma/TBI System of Care: Concussion Coach Mobile AppConcussion Coach is a mobile phone application for Veterans, Servicemembers, and others who have experienced a mild to moderate concussion. It provides portable tools to assess symptoms and to facilitate use of coping strategies. The Concussion Coach app is designed to educate users about concussions, related symptoms, treatments and to enable users to recognize and assess symptoms. The app identifies resources for managing symptoms and planning tools to build resilience. It also provides access to crisis resources, including personal support contacts and ways in which the user can obtain professional health care.United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Rehabilitation and Prosthetic ServicesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration - Rehabilitation and Prosthetic ServicesThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implements the medical assistance program of the VA through the administration and operation of numerous VA Medical Centers (VAMC), Outpatient Clinics (OPC), Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), and VA Community Living Centers (VA Nursing Home) Programs. VA's Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services is responsible for the national policies and programs for medical rehabilitation, prosthetic and sensory aids services that promote the health, independence and quality of life for Veterans with disabilities. Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services is comprised of national programs for: Audiology and Speech Pathology; Blind Rehabilitation; Chiropractic Care; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service; and, Recreation Therapy. Special programs include Polytrauma/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) System of Care, Amputation System of Care, and Blind Rehabilitation Care Continuum. Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services provides program and policy direction for over 8,000 rehabilitation care and prosthetic services providers. Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services is committed to providing the highest quality, comprehensive, interdisciplinary care; the most advanced medical devices and products that are commercially available; and, promoting advancements in rehabilitative care and evidence-based treatment.United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Rehabilitation and Prosthetic ServicesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Butler HealthcareVA Butler Healthcare provides comprehensive medical care to Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio-area Veterans. Veteran care includes primary, specialty, and mental health care, as well as health maintenance plans, management of chronic conditions, preventive medicine needs and social support services. VA Butler Healthcare also provides vocational services and housing resources for eligible Veterans to break the cycle of homelessness and unemployment.ButlerVeterans Health Administration, VA Butler HealthcareUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Butler Healthcare - Armstrong County VA Outpatient ClinicVA Butler Healthcare provides comprehensive medical care to Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio-area Veterans. Veteran care includes primary, specialty, and mental health care, as well as health maintenance plans, management of chronic conditions, preventive medicine needs and social support services. Serves America’s Veterans at main campus as well as at five VA Primary Care Outpatient Clinics in Armstrong, Southern Butler County (Cranberry Township), Clarion, Lawrence and Mercer Counties. A Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is a VA-operated clinic or a VA-funded or reimbursed health care facility or site that is geographically distinct or separate from the parent medical facility. VA Butler’s Armstrong County VA Outpatient Clinic delivers care consistent with that received at main facility. Services available: Registration, primary care, physical exams, tobacco cessation counseling, pharmacy counseling, Coumadin clinic, routine laboratory, Tele-Health, Tele-Derm, Tele-Retinal Diabetic Eye Exams, Tele-MOVE!, nutrition, Women’s health care, social work services, palliative care, outpatient behavioral health services, and transportation assistance.ArmstrongVeterans Health Administration, VA Butler HealthcareUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Butler Healthcare - Clarion County VA Outpatient ClinicA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is a VA-operated clinic or a VA-funded or reimbursed health care facility or site that is geographically distinct or separate from the parent medical facility. VA Butler’s Clarion County VA Outpatient Clinic delivers care consistent with that received at our main facility. We recognize that a high percentage of our Veterans are better served close to their homes, and we appreciate the opportunity to offer the high quality care associated with VA Butler Healthcare, to all of our Veterans and their Services available: Registration, primary care, physical exams, tobacco cessation counseling, Coumadin clinic, routine laboratory, Tele-Health, Tele-Derm, Tele-Retinal Diabetic Eye Exams, Tele-MOVE!, nutrition, Women’s health care, social work services, palliative care, outpatient behavioral health services.ClarionVeterans Health Administration, VA Butler HealthcareUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Butler Healthcare - Cranberry Township VA Outpatient ClinicVA Butler Healthcare provides comprehensive medical care to Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio-area Veterans. Veteran care includes primary, specialty, and mental health care, as well as health maintenance plans, management of chronic conditions, preventive medicine needs and social support services. We proudly serve America’s Veterans at our main campus as well as at our five VA Primary Care Outpatient Clinics in Armstrong, Southern Butler County (Cranberry Township), Clarion, Lawrence and Mercer Counties. A Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is a VA-operated clinic or a VA-funded or reimbursed health care facility or site that is geographically distinct or separate from the parent medical facility. VA Butler’s Cranberry Township VA Outpatient Clinic delivers care consistent with that received at our main facility. We recognize that a high percentage of our Veterans are better served close to their homes, and we appreciate the opportunity to offer the high quality care associated with VA Butler Healthcare, to all of our Veterans and their families in Cranberry Township (Butler County). Services available: Registration, primary care, physical exams, tobacco cessation counseling, pharmacy counseling, Coumadin clinic, routine laboratory, Tele-Health, Tele-Derm, Tele-Retinal Diabetic Eye Exams, Tele-MOVE!, nutrition, Women’s health care, social work services, palliative care, outpatient behavioral health services, and transportation assistance.ButlerVeterans Health Administration, VA Butler HealthcareUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Butler Healthcare - Lawrence County VA Outpatient ClinicVA Butler Healthcare provides comprehensive medical care to Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio-area Veterans. Veteran care includes primary, specialty, and mental health care, as well as health maintenance plans, management of chronic conditions, preventive medicine needs and social support services. We proudly serve America’s Veterans at our main campus as well as at our five VA Primary Care Outpatient Clinics in Armstrong, Southern Butler County (Cranberry Township), Clarion, Lawrence and Mercer Counties. A Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is a VA-operated clinic or a VA-funded or reimbursed health care facility or site that is geographically distinct or separate from the parent medical facility. VA Butler’s Lawrence County VA Outpatient Clinic delivers care consistent with that received at our main facility. We recognize that a high percentage of our Veterans are better served close to their homes, and we appreciate the opportunity to offer the high quality care associated with VA Butler Healthcare, to all of our Veterans and their families in Lawrence County. Services available: Registration, primary care, physical exams, tobacco cessation counseling, pharmacy counseling, Coumadin clinic, routine laboratory, Tele-Health, Tele-Derm, Tele-Retinal Diabetic Eye Exams, Tele-MOVE!, nutrition, Women’s health care, social work services, palliative care, podiatry, outpatient behavioral health services, and transportation assistance.LawrenceVeterans Health Administration, VA Butler HealthcareUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Butler Healthcare - Michael A. Marzano VA Outpatient Clinic (Mercer County)VA Butler Healthcare provides comprehensive medical care to Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio-area Veterans. Veteran care includes primary, specialty, and mental health care, as well as health maintenance plans, management of chronic conditions, preventive medicine needs and social support services. We proudly serve America’s Veterans at the main facility in Butler, PA as well as at our five VA Primary Care Outpatient Clinics in Armstrong, Southern Butler County (Cranberry Township), Clarion, Lawrence, and Mercer Counties. A Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is a VA-operated clinic or a VA-funded or reimbursed health care facility or site that is geographically distinct or separate from the parent medical facility. VA Butler’s Armstrong County VA Outpatient Clinic delivers care consistent with that received at our main facility. We recognize that a high percentage of our Veterans are better served close to their homes, and we appreciate the opportunity to offer the high quality care associated with VA Butler Healthcare, to all of our Veterans and their families in Armstrong County. Services available: Registration, primary care, physical exams, tobacco cessation counseling, pharmacy counseling, Coumadin clinic, routine laboratory, Tele-Health, Tele-Derm, Tele-Retinal Diabetic Eye Exams, Tele-MOVE!, nutrition, Women’s health care, social work services, palliative care, outpatient behavioral health services, and transportation assistance.MercerVeterans Health Administration, VA Butler HealthcareUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is an integrated health care system that proudly serves the Veteran population throughout the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. VAPHS consists of two clinical care facilities in Pittsburgh as well as five community based outpatient clinics. Following a major construction initiative approved through the Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services study, VAPHS is in the final stages of closing Highland Drive, a 168-acre campus that is almost 60 years old. The Highland Drive campus no longer provides clinical patient care. VAPHS maintains academic affiliations with more than 170 associated health educational programs, including the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine. VAPHS also supports an active research program, including four National Research Centers of Excellence. In collaboration with the Fisher House Foundation, VAPHS opened a Fisher House on its University Drive campus on November 26, 2012. The Fisher House assists families that are in need and ensures that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Beaver County Community Based Outpatient ClinicVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is an integrated health care system that proudly serves the Veteran population throughout the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. VAPHS consists of two clinical care facilities in Pittsburgh as well as five community based outpatient clinics. A Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is a VA-operated clinic or a VA-funded or reimbursed health care facility or site that is geographically distinct or separate from the parent medical facility. The Beaver County Community Based Outpatient Clinic is staffed by caring professionals who provide primary care services including general medical care, physical exams, and laboratory, radiology, dietary and podiatry services.BeaverVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Belmont County Community Based Outpatient ClinicVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is an integrated health care system that proudly serves the Veteran population throughout the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. VAPHS consists of two clinical care facilities in Pittsburgh as well as five community based outpatient clinics. A Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is a VA-operated clinic or a VA-funded or reimbursed health care facility or site that is geographically distinct or separate from the parent medical facility. The Belmont County Community Based Outpatient Clinic is staffed by caring professionals who provide primary care services including general medical care, physical exams, and laboratory, radiology, dietary and podiatry services.Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System: Caregiver Support ProgramVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Caregiver Support Program is designed to provide support to family caregivers of veterans. There are many available services and supports through VAPHS and the national VA caregiver support program, including a specialized program for caregivers of eligible veterans who were seriously injured or psychologically injured in the line of duty on or after 9/11 (go to www.caregiver.va.gov for more information). In addition, VAPHS his many home and community-based care programs that are designed to promote the care of the veteran at home by providing the caregiver assistance. There are also various support groups and educational opportunities available. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Community Health Nurse ProgramVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Community Health Nurse (CHN) Program coordinators maintain a centralized referral program which involves assessing impatient and outpatients for home health skilled nursing needs. CHN staff explores availability of community skilled nursing services with each patient referred for home care services. They complete and forward nursing care referrals and provide on-going liaison services between the home health agency and VAPHS health care providers.AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System: Community Support Program/Mental Health Intensive Case Management ProgramVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Community Support Program/Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program (MHICM)works with veterans diagnosed with serious mental illness, helping them transition to community living and fostering independence and recovery. MHICM advocates a philosophy of recovery and rehabilitation. Veterans enrolled in this program have an assigned intensive case manager who has frequent contact with them through regular visits. The case manager will facilitate their integration into the community using natural support systems, such as family, landlords and employers, whenever possible. Our integrated, multidisciplinary team delivers services that provides intensive, flexible community support, improves health status by reducing psychiatric symptoms, and decreasing inpatient hospital use, focuses on recovery, and improves community adjustment, functioning and quality of life. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System: Comprehensive Vocational Services and Supported EmploymentVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Comprehensive Vocational Services and Supported Employment helps Veterans get back to work. Staff will assess your abilities and interests, provide you with job-seeking skills and assist you with finding and maintaining employment. They will provide support as long as you need it. This program gives priority to serious psychiatric issues. The program will help:
  • Determine the type of work you want to do,
  • Fill out job applications,
  • Arrange job interviews,
  • Prepare you for interview questions,
  • Handle problems that may arise on the job,
  • Work closely with your clinician and employer regarding your potential symptoms,
  • Their staff can attend interviews with you and accompany you on the job to help you adjust to your duties.
AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Contract Community Nursing Home ProgramVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Contract Community Nursing Home Program (CNH) coordinates nursing home placement in community nursing homes for qualifying Veterans. Participation in the Contract Community Nursing Home Program requires that a veteran be admitted to a VA contract nursing home. This program falls under Veterans Millennium Health Care Law 106-117: “Community Nursing Home care may be provided to veterans who are in need of such care for a service-connected disability and have a service-connected disability rated 60% or more.” If a veteran does not meet the above criteria, a social worker can determine if funding is available for a short-term contract. Veterans under CNH contract are visited every 30 days by a CNH nurse or social worker. The CNH team assists with discharge planning, coordination of VA follow-up appointments, and overall monitoring of the quality of care provided in the contract nursing home. In addition, contracted facilities undergo a yearly review to ensure that they continue to meet VA quality standards. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Dementia Caregiver Support ProgramVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System,s Dementia Caregiver Support Program is and innovative model of a patient-centered alternative to institutional extended care. This program utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach involving a registered nurse, social worker, and psychologist. Team members utilize Telehealth technology, phone interventions, and a caregiver telephone support groups monitor and provide interventions or caregivers. The primary goal of this program is to reduce caregiver burden and stress, provide caregiver education and resource identification, and improve overall quality of life for both caregivers and veterans. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System: Domiciliary ServicesVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Domiciliary Services is a residential treatment program that offers health care and rehabilitation services, social services, job placement services, and housing search and placement assistance. The goals of the Domiciliary program are to promote health and independence through a structured treatment program. The program emphasizes personal responsibility. The facility is unique in its design by providing a living environment of shared apartment living versus the former dormitory-style living arrangements. The Domiciliary exhibits a model community living arrangement that includes townhouse, apartment, and patio-style villas that overlook a courtyard. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Fayette County Community Based Outpatient ClinicVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is an integrated health care system that proudly serves the Veteran population throughout the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. VAPHS consists of two clinical care facilities in Pittsburgh as well as five community based outpatient clinics. A Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is a VA-operated clinic or a VA-funded or reimbursed health care facility or site that is geographically distinct or separate from the parent medical facility. The Fayette County Community Based Outpatient Clinic is staffed by caring professionals who provide primary care services including general medical care, physical exams, and laboratory, radiology, dietary and podiatry services.FayetteVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Adult Day Health CareVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Adult Day Health Care is a therapeutically-oriented outpatient program that provides health maintenance, rehabilitative services, socialization, and caregiver support for veterans in a group setting. An interdisciplinary team of health .professionals and support staff help participants and their caregivers develop the knowledge and skills necessary to manage care in their home. The dementia program for the memory impaired is located in a secure room; the general program is located in an open, monitored room. Features:
  • Individualized program of care,
  • Mid-day meal, nutritious snacks and beverages (special dietary needs accommodated),
  • Monthly activity and recreation schedule, including therapeutic programs such as ceramics, music therapy, gardening, card games, Bingo, off-station trips, and more,
  • Flexible hours and individualized schedules (open Monday through Friday from 6:00am to 4:00pm, except on most federal holidays),
  • Affordable care (cost is based on income and service-connected disability, but never more than $15/day; there is no co-pay for veterans who have a 10% or higher service-connected disability),
  • Assistance with travel arrangements (veterans must live within a one-hour driving distance of the HJ Heinz campus; the caregiver is responsible for arranging transportation).
AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Community Transition CenterThe VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Heinz Campus’ Community Transition Center (CTC) is an outpatient program that provides Veterans with supportive services and skill-building courses addressing individual needs through small group and one-on-one sessions. The program was developed to promote independence, hope, empowerment, and confidence in one's ability to manage health concerns while attaining a more fulfilling life in the community. Initial criteria for participation in this program is VA enrollment with a primary diagnosis of serious mental illness and functioning at an inadequate level in health needs, social interaction, daily living, or community resources. The program is located at the Heinz campus in the Veterans Recovery Center. Skill courses run on a quarterly basis and are offered five days a week, with veterans utilizing the program by participating in groups directly related to their identified recovery goals. Classes include:
  • Anger Management,
  • Coping Skills,
  • Understanding Anxiety,
  • Mental Health in Recovery,
  • Spirituality,
  • Stress Management,
  • Discovering Your Interests,
  • Money Management,
  • and more.
  • Allegheny
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Treatment ProgramVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's HJ Heinz Campus Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (PRRTP) provides a caring and supportive environment where individuals with psychiatric disabilities can obtain the skills, knowledge and supports necessary to successfully transition into the community residential role of their choice. Services include:
  • Goal setting,
  • Housing awareness,
  • Budgeting,
  • Money management,
  • Illness self-management,
  • Medication management,
  • Healthy living skills,
  • Daily living skills (cooking, cleaning, shopping) ,
  • Recovery,
  • Peer support,
  • Social skills
AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Social Work ProgramThe HJ Heinz Community Living Center (CLC) Social Work Program provides comprehensive social work interventions to those patients and caregivers within the Community Living Center setting including: long-term care, short-term rehabilitation, dementia specialty care and hospice. Services include: comprehensive assessment and discharge planning, patient/caregiver education, psychosocial support, crisis intervention, grief counseling, and assistance with medical decision-making. Social Work facilitates referrals to both VA and community resources to maximize post-discharge support for patient and caregivers. Social Work also provides a wide range of clinical support services within respite programs. The H.J. Heinz Social Work Program also works closely with the outpatient, behavioral health and acute care social work programs to facilitate a smooth transition for veterans moving within various levels of care to more fully meet their care needs. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Spinal Cord Injury and Disease ClinicVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Spinal Cord Injury and Disease (SCI/D) Clinic provides coordinated, interdisciplinary health care to veterans who meet VA's criteria for spinal cord injury/disorders. The mission is to support and maintain the health, independence, quality of life, and productivity of veterans with spinal cord injury and disorders throughout their lives. These objectives are accomplished through rehabilitation, sustaining medical and surgical care, psychological support, patient education, and family caregiver support. VA has the largest single network of SCI/D care in the nation. VA services are delivered through a “hub and spoke” system of care, extending from regional SCI/D centers offering primary care by multidisciplinary teams (hubs) to the SCI/D primary care teams (spokes) at local VA medical centers. The VA Pittsburgh SCI Primary Care Clinic is a spoke clinic operating under the clinical supervision of the Cleveland VA SCI Center. The Pittsburgh SCI/D Clinic provides comprehensive annual evaluations that focus on the management of long-term complications of spinal cord injuries in addition to specialized prevention and medical treatment. The VA Pittsburgh SCI multidisciplinary team is comprised of the SCI primary care physician, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, a clinic coordinator/ social worker, a clinical nurse specialist, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a healthcare technician and a psychologist. The clinic is located at the Heinz campus and operates On Mondays and Wednesdays. The SCl/D Primary Clinic has an established relationship with the local chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Workforce Development and Career Services CenterVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's HJ Heinz Campus Workforce Development and Career Services Center offers Veterans services such as career assessment, individual development planning, resume development, USA Jobs assistance, interviewing skills training and goal setting.AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Homemaker/Home Health Aide ProgramVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Homemaker/Home Health Aide Program provides non-skilled services to Veterans, in need of assistance with daily activities of living (ADL's), in their home, as an alternative to placement while contributing to an improved quality of life for the Veteran and their caregiver. Veterans being followed by a VAPHS Primary Care Provider with medical/psychiatric conditions making it difficult to maintain independence maybe eligible for non-skilled services for ADL assistance such as bathing, grooming, toileting and dressing. If meeting criteria for ADL assistance, Veterans may also qualify for assistance with light housekeeping and limited in-home respite services. Services are authorized through the Homemaker/ Home Health Aide Program and provided by community homecare agencies. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Home TelehealthVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Home Telehealth program provides chronic disease management through the daily use of Telehealth technologies. Veterans diagnosed with chronic diseases (such as diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and substance use disorder) who meet enrollment criteria receive a home monitoring device which transmits information such as blood pressure, weight, glucose readings, and mood to a Home Telehealth nurse s that medical and psychiatric conditions can be closely monitored. Veterans can participate by using a land line telephone, their personal cell phone, the internet, or via a cellular modem provided by VA. The Home Telehealth program improves communication with the veteran and medical team to improve symptom management and decrease emergency room visits, hospital admissions and long-term nursing home placement. Criteria for enrollment includes:
  • Enrollment in VA Pittsburgh’s primary care program.
  • Living within a two-hour drive of VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System,
  • A chronic disease for which the primary care provider feels home Telehealth would improve clinical outcomes and resource utilization,
  • Multiple hospital admissions, frequent phone contacts, or multiple primary care clinic visits,
  • Multiple prescriptions,
  • Travel issues, such as geographic isolation, rural home or home bound,
  • Home environment that supports managing daily care and medical problems at home (access to utilities and safety concerns are addressed for appropriate installation of equipment),
  • Acceptance of technology in the home,
  • Demonstrated competency in using and maintaining Telehealth equipment,
  • No history of behaviors that many jeopardize the safety of staff or equipment.
The VA Home Telehealth Program consists of nurses, health technicians, and a program support assistant that work together closely to ensure that Veterans receive the right care in the right place at the right time.
AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Local Recovery Coordinator/Peer Support ProgramVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Local Recovery Coordinator (LRC) develops and provides consultation and oversight of new and existing recovery-based programs. The LRC also offers trainings and in-service for VA staff to enhance their understanding of mental health recovery and healing. The LRC chairs the Recovery Action Committee, a group dedicated to promoting recovery initiatives throughout the facility, highlighted during Mental Health Month (May) and during Mental Illness Awareness Week (October). The LRC also serves as the peer support program coordinator and is responsible for the screening and training of peers. The Peer Support Program is a newer initiative in psychiatric rehabilitation. This program recruits and trains veterans who have a diagnosis of mental illness and empowers them in their recovery to serve as volunteer peer support to their fellow veterans. The trained peers work in both group and individual settings. This initiative exemplifies recovery through partnership with one another. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System: Outreach ProgramVA Pittsburgh participates in local events and attends meetings with neighborhood organizations and Veterans Service Organizations. A massive amount of time and effort has been devoted to creating new and lasting community partnerships. As a result, VAPHS has gained invaluable opportunities to inform veterans and community members of available VA health care benefits and services. Although the number of returning service members is on the rise, many remain unaware of the many programs and resources available to them. The outreach program serves as an invaluable tool in helping VAPHS get the word out to the community, veterans and their families about the innovative and compassionate care we offer at our Pittsburgh facilities and five community-based outpatient clinics. The VAPHS community outreach committee meets weekly to plan and coordinate their participation in events throughout western Pennsylvania and parts of West Virginia and Ohio. If you are interested in having VA Pittsburgh participate in a community event, please contact the outreach coordinator at 412-822-2924. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Primary Care Social Work Program: University Drive/HeinzSocial workers in primary care are a part of the VA Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) initiative which involves a comprehensive approach to care in conjunction with other medical center disciplines. Social workers provide comprehensive clinical social work intervention with patients, families, and caregivers. Types of interventions include, but are not limited to, psychosocial support intervention, crisis intervention, risk assessments, advance directive education and preparations, resource identification/linkage (both VA and non-VA), placement procurement into nursing homes for those patients requiring skilled care, respite placements, transportation resources, assistance with homeless needs and advocacy within the VA system for our patients. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Strong Veteran, Strong Parent, Strong ChildStrong Veteran, Strong Parent, Strong Child is a parenting workshop to support veterans’ new roles as parents. The workshop is facilitated by two psychologists with expertise in the topics. Goals include:
  • Increasing parenting skills through education and discussion about infants and toddlers,
  • Learning and practicing self-care skills,
  • Meeting and accessing support form other veteran parents,
  • Connecting with national an d local parenting resources.
The 90-minute sessions will rotate six topics:
  • Emotional experiences during and after baby;
  • Caring and comforting baby;
  • Relationships and intimacy during and after baby;
  • Self-care and social support;
  • Day-to-day parenting – time-management, scheduling, routines;
  • Child Development.
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Suicide Prevention ProgramVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Suicide Prevention Program serves to facilitate implementation of suicide prevention strategies throughout VAPHS with the goal of raising awareness and prevention efforts throughout the system as guided by VA Central Office (VACO). The Suicide Prevention Team consists of social workers (a coordinator and case manager), who strive to achieve this goal through a variety of means. Outreach activities that provide education to veterans, families, and providers both inside VAPHS and I the surrounding community are completed monthly by the team to increase awareness about suicide risk factors and warning signs, as well as available treatment options to those in need. The team provides psychoeducatioanl groups to assist VAPHS veterans. Program staff works collaboratively with VA Crisis Line and VA Homeless Hotline to assist in providing follow up to crisis calls, and in many cases, assist with accessing care. Suicide Prevention is also tasked with providing regular case management to those veterans determined to be a high risk for suicide, providing assistance with access to care and monitoring their well-being during the period of highest risk (30 days after behavioral health hospitalization). AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Transplant Program CoordinatorVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Transplant Program Coordinator's primary focus is social work to help veterans achieve the goal of a successful transplant. This includes helping the veteran and their families to understand the non-medical problems, challenges„ and changes that transplant brings. The transplant social worker provides support, education, and counseling throughout the transplant process and completes a thorough psychosocial evaluation of the candidate’s emotional, social, housing and financial resources that may adequately support or not support a successful transplant. They counsel the veterans and their families before, during and after the transplant. The transplant social worker is an important member of the transplant team, attending transplant clinics, selection committee meetings and multidisciplinary meetings. It is also the responsibility of the transplant social worker to arrange lodging in the community for both the veteran and their families and to keep monthly lodging reports. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Behavioral Health ServicesVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System offers inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care in the Consolidation Building at University Drive. Inpatient units provide a multidisciplinary approach with medicine, psychiatry, nursing and social work services. This treatment team meets daily to discuss new needs, presenting barriers to treatments, medication changes and the treatment plan. Individual time is spent with each veteran specific to each discipline. During time on the acute impatient units, a veteran will receive treatment that is diagnosis specific. Mood disorders, anxiety and co-occurring substance abuse are treated on the 4th floor, which specializes in the recovery model. The 5th floor focuses on schizophrenia and thought disorders. While on the units, veterans benefit from various modalities of treatment such as group programming and specialized interventions from psychology and nursing teams. Workbooks are provided for recovery-focused care pertaining to drug and alcohol and other specific diagnoses. Social work assists as part of the treatment team, facilitating appropriate care plans, brokering between programs, assisting with therapeutic goals and arranging appropriate level of care and follow up. Social work assists with drug and alcohol evaluations, family interventions, community and VA referrals for programming. Social work often interacts with other VA facilities in VISN-4 in order to determine appropriate in home services and programming that may be able to meet a veteran’s specific needs. On occasion, veterans may require longer term care. Those veterans are referred to the 3rd floor for extended psychiatric treatment. Veterans discharge from the inpatient units to many levels of care, some of which are home, residential programming, drug and alcohol treatment centers, nursing homes, and group or personal care home living. Behavioral health services at VA Pittsburgh include:
  • Psychiatry,
  • Psychology,
  • In-patient Psychiatric Unit,
  • Homeless Veterans Services,
  • Treatment for Addictive Disorders, including residential rehabilitation treatment programs.
Treatment addresses the following:
  • depression, sadness, grief,
  • anxiety, worry, nervousness,
  • addictive behaviors,
  • relationship problems,
  • stress from medical problems and/or pain,
  • post-traumatic stress disorder and combat related stress disorder,
  • emotional problems, such as managing anger,
  • vocational issues,
  • troublesome thoughts or ideas,
  • confused thinking,
  • aggressive or self-harming behaviors,
  • memory problems.
Some related services, such as the psychiatric residential rehabilitation treatment program, and OIF/OEF/OND services are located at the H.J. Heinz campus in Aspinwall.
AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Combat Stress Recovery ClinicThe Combat Stress Recovery Clinic at University Drive VA Medical Center is a highly specialized group of mental health professionals who diagnose and treat veterans who suffer from combat stress reactions and PTSD. They serve veterans from all wars. No matter where you live, PTSD treatment in the Department of Veterans Affairs is available. Each medical center within VA has PTSD specialists who provide treatment for Veterans with PTSD and there are nearly 200 specialized PTSD treatment programs throughout the country. If you suspect you or a veteran you know may be having symptoms of combat stress or PTSD they may be eligible for a no-cost evaluation at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Veterans who suspect they may suffer from symptoms of combat stress are referred to the clinic and evaluated by CSRC psychologists. An array of services are offered, including evidence-based individual psychotherapies; skills-based and era-based group psychotherapies, psychiatric medication management, and individual and group therapy.AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Community Residential CareVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Community Residential Care (CRC) program provides health care supervision to eligible Veterans who do not need acute hospital or skilled nursing home care but are unable to live independently due to mental health conditions or long-term chronic diseases and do not have family to provide such care. CRC provides:
  • Assistance with housing (Veterans can choose from residential group homes within 60 miles of the University Drive campus that are inspected annually by the CRC team),
  • Minimal assistance with activities of daily living,
  • 24-hour supervision as determined on an individual basis.
AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Home Based Primary CareVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Home Based Primary Care program (HBPC) provides primary and tailored health care and skilled nursing services for the home bound, chronically ill, and frail elderly Veteran population within Allegheny County The HBPC interdisciplinary team provides medical and psychiatric care, nurse case management, clinical social work services, rehabilitation services, dietician and pharmacy services. All interventions are designed to meet the Veterans' individual needs in order to allow them to remain in their homes and manage their chronic disease processes. Veterans who cannot safely live alone must have a caregiver who is willing and available to assist in their care. HBPC program provides:
  • Medication management,
  • Anticoagulation management,
  • Chronic disease management,
  • Oxygen safety evaluations,
  • Home safety evaluations,
  • Primary care,
  • Caregiver support,
  • Psychology services,
  • Physical therapy,
  • Occupational therapy evaluations for adaptive equipment,
  • Nutritional support.
AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Homeless Patient Aligned Care TeamsVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is an integrated health care system that proudly serves the Veteran population throughout the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. VAPHS consists of two clinical care facilities in Pittsburgh as well as five community based outpatient clinics. The University Drive campus serves as the acute care facility and has 146 operating beds distributed among medicine, surgery, neurology and critical care. A range of outpatient services and 78 secure, private psychiatric beds are located in the new Consolidation Building. The Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams program implements a coordinated homeless primary care model that focuses on improving the access, care coordination, and quality of treatment of alcohol and other substance use for homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of becoming homeless.AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Mood Disorders ClinicVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is an integrated health care system that proudly serves the Veteran population throughout the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. VAPHS consists of two clinical care facilities in Pittsburgh as well as five community based outpatient clinics. The University Drive campus serves as the acute care facility and has 146 operating beds distributed among medicine, surgery, neurology and critical care. A range of outpatient services and 78 secure, private psychiatric beds are located in the new Consolidation Building. The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System’s University Drive Campus Mood Disorder Clinic (MDC) provides veterans with evaluation and assessment, treatment planning and evidence-based therapies for acute and chronic mood and adjustment disorders. MDC staff includes nurse practitioners, psychiatrists and psychologists. The services available within the MDC are designed to help veterans be active participants in understanding their mood disorders across their lifespan. Preconception and prenatal evaluations assists female veterans and their providers with understanding veterans’ current or potential mental health needs during and/or following pregnancy, especially in relation to the management of mood disorders. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Social Work ProgramVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's University Drive Social Work Program provides comprehensive social work interventions to those patients and caregivers within the acute care setting including: medical, surgical, intensive care units, and the emergency department. Services include: comprehensive assessment and discharge planning, patient /caregiver education, psychosocial support, crisis intervention, grief counseling, and assistance with medical decision making. Social Work Facilitates referrals to both VA and community resources to maximize post discharge support for patient and caregivers. Social Work also provides a wide range of clinical support services within the Same Day Procedures Unit, 23 Hour Observation Unit, Rainbow Team, Radiation/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Spinal Cord Injury, Renal, GEM, the Transplant Program, Primary Care, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program, VIST/Low Vision Program, and within inpatient and outpatient behavioral health programs. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - VA Pittsburgh Healthy Women's CenterThe VA Pittsburgh Healthy Women's Center is a Center of Excellence delivering specialized care and readjustment counseling to women Veterans is one of the VA's top priorities. The Healthy Women's Center serves as a one-stop shop, meeting Veterans' complete health care needs. The VA Pittsburgh Women Veterans Program seeks to promote the health, welfare and dignity of female Veterans and their families by ensuring equal access to timely, sensitive and quality health care. Our Women Veterans Program Manager advises and advocates for women Veterans. She can help coordinate all the services you may need, from primary care to specialized care for chronic conditions or reproductive health. VA health care for women Veterans includes primary and specialty care. Specialty Care includes Maternity Care Benefits for Women Veterans. ask for a maternity Care Coordinator at the VA. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Vocational ServicesVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Vocational Services program provides a variety of services to help veterans return to competitive employment or a useful place in society. The Vocational Service Program provides a variety of employment services to veterans. Evaluation Services consisting of both standardized psychometric testing, job simulation and other situation-specific opportunities are available to assess the veteran's skill levels, aptitudes, abilities, and interests. Job Seeking and Job Survival Skills Training include one-on-one counseling for developing effective employment strategies. Situation specific, personalized solutions for applications, resumes, job search, interviewing techniques, correspondence, telephone contact and follow-up are always available to any veteran seeking employment. Services and programs include:
  • Evaluation services to assess skill levels, aptitudes, abilities and interests:
    • Standardized psychometric testing,
    • Job simulation,
    • Other situation-specific opportunities.
  • Job seeking/job survival skill training:
    • One-on-one counseling for developing effective employment strategies.
  • Personalized solutions for:
    • Applications,
    • Resumes,
    • Job search,
    • Interviewing techniques,
    • Correspondence,
    • Telephone contact.
  • Exploration of additional info and referrals:
    • Unclaimed VA benefits,
    • Public/private sector support,
  • Supported employment:
    • Assistance in locating and maintaining competitive community employment for veterans with serious mental illness,
    • Regular and ongoing employee support, job training assistance (as needed), job coaching advocacy.
  • Transitional work:
    • Contracted work situations,
    • Case management,
    • Counseling.
  • Homeless veteran supported employment program:
  • Incentive therapy,
    • Opportunities to develop and improve prevocational skills for both inpatients and outpatpatients,
    • Participants work in a variety of medical center settings providing supportive services.
  • Compensated work therapy/transitional residency:
    • Work-based mental health and residential rehabilitation treatment program,
    • Provides a rehabilitation-focused residential setting for veterans recovering from chronic mental illness, chemical dependency and homelessness,
    • Combines a residential therapeutic community of peer and professional support, with a strong emphasis on increasing personal responsibility.
AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Washington County Community Based Outpatient ClinicVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is an integrated health care system that proudly serves the Veteran population throughout the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. VAPHS consists of two clinical care facilities in Pittsburgh as well as five community based outpatient clinics. A Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is a VA-operated clinic or a VA-funded or reimbursed health care facility or site that is geographically distinct or separate from the parent medical facility. The Washington County Community Based Outpatient Clinic is staffed by caring professionals who provide primary care services including general medical care, physical exams, and laboratory, radiology, dietary and podiatry services.WashingtonVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Westmoreland County Community Based Outpatient ClinicVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is an integrated health care system that proudly serves the Veteran population throughout the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. VAPHS consists of two clinical care facilities in Pittsburgh as well as five community based outpatient clinics. A Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is a VA-operated clinic or a VA-funded or reimbursed health care facility or site that is geographically distinct or separate from the parent medical facility. The Westmoreland County Community Based Outpatient Clinic is staffed by caring professionals who provide primary care services including general medical care, physical exams, and laboratory, radiology, dietary and podiatry services.WestmorelandVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Women Overcoming WarWomen Overcoming War (WOW) is a counseling group of the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System’s Combat Stress Recovery Clinic to help female veterans who were deployed to a combat zone and are experiencing combat stress reactions or PTSD. The group focuses on explaining combat stress and how it is unique for women veterans. The group also helps women veterans share their experience in a safe, all-female setting. Finally, the group helps members to build skills to help cope with difficult emotions, troubling thoughts, and struggles in communication. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, Victor J. Saracini Community Based Outpatient Clinic (Montgomery County)The Community Based Outpatient Clinic located in Horsham, PA provides primary care services for Veterans in Montgomery County, PA and surrounding areas by highly qualified primary care providers, with specialty care referrals to the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. It also provides behavioral health services including individual, group and family counseling, and programs such as QuitSmart Smoking Cessation. Speciality Clinics operating at this location include Podiatry and Social Work, as well as blood drawing services. The clinic is handicapped accessible providing full and easy access for all Veterans. MontgomeryVeterans Health Administration, Philadelphia VA Medical CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Integrated Service Network - VISN 4VA Healthcare - VISN 4 is an integrated world-class healthcare system consisting of 10 VA Medical Centers and 44 Community Based Outpatient Clinics serving 104 counties in the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Ohio.Veterans Integrated Service Network - VISN 4United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Leadership Program - Airborne HousingThe Airborne Housing Program serves 25 veterans who are homeless and generally are unemployed. This 18 month supportive housing program helps the veteran transition from homelessness and unemployment to living independently and being employed. The program provides life skills training, individualized goal setting and job preparation / employment training AlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program Housing ProgramsVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
Veterans Leadership Program - Homeless Veterans Reintegration ProgramThe Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) at VLP provides services to homeless, unemployed, or underemployed Veterans. Veterans Leadership Program’s HVRP Job Club is tailored to meet the needs of this group of Veterans and is held 4 times each year. During Job Club, participants meet for 8 days on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Some sessions feature morning and afternoon segments, and lunch is provided if the Veteran stays for both. When Job Club wraps up for the day, Veterans are given bus tickets so they can return for the following session.AlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program-Homeless Veterans Reintegration ProgramVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
Veterans Leadership Program - Liberty Housing ProgramServes nine veterans who are homeless, underemployed and who have a disability. Provides life skills training, individualized goal setting, job preparation and/or employment.AlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program Housing ProgramsVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA - Financial AssistanceFind planning guides, applications and information to receive financial benefits, and a link to receive temporary emergency financial assistance for Veterans residing in Pennsylvania.AlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA - Veterans BenefitsVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA - Financial Assistance - JohnstownFind planning guides, applications and information to receive financial benefits, and a link to receive temporary emergency financial assistance for Veterans residing in Pennsylvania.CambriaVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA - Veterans BenefitsVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA - Job ClubsCareer seminar series for veteransAlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program of Western PAVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
Veterans Leadership Program - Penn Free Housing ProgramTransitional housing program that serves 17 veterans recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. Provides life skills training, individualized goal setting, job preparation and/or employment.AlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program Housing ProgramsVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
Veterans Leadership Program - Project JourneyProvides and expands services that address the challenges experienced by homeless, poor and middle class veterans in Allegheny County. Brings together agencies that currently serve female Veterans to provide for basic needs, shelter, counseling, peer mentoring and other supportive services.AlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program - Project JourneyVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
Veterans Miracle Center ErieProvides veterans with clothing, hygiene products, housewares and hope free of charge.VMCE also partners with other Veterans organizations to provide additional services, support, and counseling. ErieVeterans Miracle Center ErieVeterans Miracle Center Erie
Veterans of Foreign WarsThe VFW's voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans. Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010. Annually, the nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week. From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there. As a not-for-profit organization, the VFW Foundation receives no government funding. We rely solely on individual donations and corporation sponsorships. Your tax-deductible charitable contribution makes a direct impact on how much help and financial support we’re able to provide our deployed troops and retired military and their families in their time of need. With your help, we can continue to support programs that:
  • Reward America’s military heroes and their families by sponsoring admission to popular entertainment events and attractions.
  • Provide prepaid phone time and sponsored “Free Call Days” allowing deployed troops and hospitalized veterans to connect with loved ones.
  • Support troops and their families in need of financial assistance for housing, medical or basic assistance needs with a one-time grant.
  • Sponsor “welcome home” and “send off” events to boost the morale of returning or deployed military units.
  • Offer military veterans, regardless of when or where they served, with VFW counsel and assistance to successfully navigate VA entitlement and disability claims.
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Veterans of Foreign Wars FoundationVFW Foundation fills in governmental assistance gaps for troops abroad, military families back in the U.S. and America’s often-forgotten veterans. These programs support all branches of the military, are provided at no cost to the recipients and require no Veterans of Foreign Wars affiliation. As a not-for-profit organization, the VFW Foundation receives no government funding. We rely solely on individual donations and corporation sponsorships. Your tax-deductible charitable contribution makes a direct impact on how much help and financial support we’re able to provide our deployed troops and retired military and their families in their time of need. With your help, we can continue to support programs that:
  • Reward America’s military heroes and their families by sponsoring admission to popular entertainment events and attractions.
  • Provide prepaid phone time and sponsored “Free Call Days” allowing deployed troops and hospitalized veterans to connect with loved ones.
  • Support troops and their families in need of financial assistance for housing, medical or basic assistance needs with a one-time grant.
  • Sponsor “welcome home” and “send off” events to boost the morale of returning or deployed military units.
  • Offer military veterans, regardless of when or where they served, with VFW counsel and assistance to successfully navigate VA entitlement and disability claims.
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Veterans of Foreign Wars - Sport Clips Help A Hero ScholarshipThe VFW and one of its major supporters, Sport Clips Haircuts, have again partnered to help our veterans and their families. The VFW "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" will provide service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. It’s just another way to say “thank you” to those who deserve it the most. Please see below for full details on the scholarship program and to apply.
  • Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to qualified applicants,
  • Limited to one per family per semester,
  • Applications for the spring semester will be available August 1,
  • Scholarships will be awarded for the fall semester beginning July,
  • Scholarships must be used by the end of the school semester for which the veteran is applying or they will become null and void,
  • Scholarships will be paid directly to accredited schools.
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Veterans of Foreign Wars - Unmet NeedsVFW Unmet Needs was created in 2004 through a corporate partnership to assist military service members and their families who run into unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployment or other hardships directly related to military service. Unmet Needs assists with basic life needs such as: mortgage and rent, home and auto repairs, insurance, utilities, food and clothing. Unmet Needs helps meet unanticipated financial demands on our service members' families that can't be remedied through existing means and provides our service members with the security of knowing that their families have additional support here at home. The financial assistance is in the form of up to $2,500 in grants that do not need to be repaid. All grants are paid directly to the "creditor" (such as the electric company), and not to the individual. Each case is reviewed individually and acceptance determined by a committee. Expenses Eligible for payment:
  • Housing expenses – mortgage, rent, repairs, insurance;
  • Vehicle expenses – payments, insurance, repairs;
  • Utilities and primary phone;
  • Food and incidentals;
  • Children’s clothing, diapers, formula, necessary school or childcare expenses;
  • Medical bills, prescriptions & eyeglasses – the patient’s portion for necessary or emergency medical care only.
Ineligible Expenses:
  • Credit cards, military charge cards or retail store cards;
  • Personal, student and payday loans;
  • Travel, Funeral Expenses;
  • Cable, Internet, or secondary phones;
  • Investigational or cosmetic medical procedures & expenses;
  • Taxes;
  • Child support, alimony, or legal expenses;
  • Military debt, or debt owed to a friend/family member;
  • Furniture, electronic equipment or vehicle rentals;
  • Down payments on homes, vehicles or insurance deductibles;
  • Reimbursements for items already paid for;
  • Bills obviously due to excessive use or mismanagement.
Veterans of Foreign WarsVeterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
Veterans of The Vietnam War* United Veterans Beacon House are a transitional homeless veteran housing and reintegration program. * Military Support Package Project for military serving overseas and Support Packages to veteran families, Veteran Service Officers (VSOs) * Veterans in Conflict with the Law (Incarcerated Veterans). * Team Veteran Leader (a competitive military adventure racing team). * Veteran information services, casework assistance, counseling resources and referral, 24-hour 1-800-VIETNAM phone line. * Veteran Leader newsletter, VVnW web sites, Education and Scholarship Programs, FIND-* A-VET Locator program to help reunite Vietnam era veterans, Flag Awareness and community services. YorkVeterans of The Vietnam WarVeterans of The Vietnam War
Veterans Place of Washington BoulevardVeterans Place of Washington Boulevard provides housing and supportive services to homeless military Veterans through a partnership with the Veterans Administration. Offers homeless Veterans an array of facilities and services that build residential stability and self-determination and increase a Veteran's earning potential and success in long-term competitive employment. Services to help veterans to transition from homeless to home include:
  • Meals,
  • Clothing,
  • Groceries,
  • Transportation for program participants,
  • Case management,
  • Referrals,
  • Recovery support,
  • Mental health support,
  • Employment assistance,
  • Financial and Education support.
AlleghenyVeterans Place of Washington BoulevardVeterans Place of Washington Boulevard
Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard - Homeless Veterans Day ProgramVeterans Place of Washington Boulevard, Homeless Veterans Day Program provides weekday services for Pittsburgh's homeless veterans and includes breakfast & lunch, showers and clothing,financial literacy, life skills, medical/legal and employment assistance. Shuttle available from area shelters. AlleghenyVeterans Place of Washington BoulevardVeterans Place of Washington Boulevard
Veterans PortalFocused on important issues such as healthcare, education, jobs, and community integration, with the goal of improving the lives of the men and women who served our great country.Veterans PortalVeterans Portal
VetsFirstVetsFirst is a program of United Spinal Association that assists veterans and their eligible family members in obtaining the benefits they are entitled to, deserve and need. They advocate nationally for all generations of veterans, including individuals living with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. They connect with over 2,000 veterans annually through our call center and online help desk, Ask VetsFirst. Their staff tackles each case individually, taking the time to discuss self-help tips and assist with questions on military separation, claims appeals, and state benefits. They also offer assistance and representation in claims for benefits and services before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition to providing individual support and counseling services, VetsFirst offers timely news and information across the spectrum of issues presently impacting veterans, including guides on self-help, state benefits, separating from the military, as well as exclusive feature stories on military health care and VA funding and compensation. Ask VetsFirst is a free support service for Veterans and their family members. You can find Knowledge Books on a wide range of veterans issues and topics. You can also submit a request and have one of our counselors answer your questions. If you have questions regarding your Veterans Benefits or benefits that your family members may be entitled to, VetsFirst can help you. VetsFirst Knowledgebooks include:
  • Veterans Guide to VA Benefits
  • Veterans Guide to VA Healthcare
  • Legal Bases of VA Benefits
  • Detailed Overview of the VA Benefits System
  • Advanced Guide to VA Compensation or Pension
  • Unique Aspects of Veterans Laws
  • Specific VA Claim Guidance
  • Disabled Veterans Employment and Education
  • Useful VA Forms
  • How To Ask VetsFirst
  • VA Facilities Locator
  • VA Acronyms & Terms
  • VA Spinal Cord Injury System
  • VA Spinal Cord Injury Centers
United Spinal AssociationUnited Spinal Association
Warren County Community Based Outpatient ClinicHealth care services for veteransWarrenWarren County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Warren-Forest Counties EOC - Veteran's Homeless Assistance ProgramFor our veteran's facing homelessness, homeless, or in a housing crisis we provide case management services to address the following: - Past Due Rent - Security Deposit - First Month's Rent - Moving Costs - UtilitiesWarrenWarren-Forest Counties EOC - Community ServicesWarren-Forest Counties Economic Opportunity Council
Washington County Veterans AffairsWashington County Veterans Affairs provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Washington County Veterans Affairs
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
WashingtonWashington County Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Westmoreland County Office of Veterans AffairsThe Westmoreland County Office of Veterans Affairs provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veterans’ benefits. We provide a wide range of services and information for veterans and eligible dependents. County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Westmoreland County Office of Veterans Affairs
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
WestmorelandWestmoreland County Office of Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Westmoreland County Office of Veterans Affairs - Van ServiceThe Westmoreland County Office of Veterans Affairs provides transportation on each Wednesday and Thursday for veterans traveling to medical appointments at the V.A.'s University Drive and H.J. Heinz facilities from northwestern Westmoreland county. Passenger pick up locations are: Magisterial Court 10-03-05 4066 Route 66 Apollo, PA 15613 McDonalds 115 Logans Ferry Rd New Kensington, PA 15068 Transportation is limited to appointments scheduled between 9:00 am and noon only (except when clinic hours require a 1:00 pm appointment). This is to ensure that the driver and the Veteran passengers will not have to endure rush hour traffic. WestmorelandWestmoreland County Office of Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Women Veterans Networking GroupWomen veterans of all ages can come together and share their experiences in a supportive setting.ErieWomen Veterans Networking GroupWomen Veterans Networking Group
Women Veterans of PennsylvaniaHonoring women veterans, active duty and women veterans of associated organizations.LehighWomen Veterans of PennsylvaniaWomen Veterans of Pennsylvania
Wounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project is a charitable organization that assists physically or mentally injured veterans through advocacy, events, resources and programs. Programs include:
  • Combat Stress Recovery Program,
  • Project Odyssey,
  • Restore Warriors,
  • The Independence Program and the Long-Term Support Trust,
  • Physical Health & Wellness programs,
  • Soldier Ride,
  • TRACK,
  • Transition Training Academy,
  • Warriors to Work,
  • Alumni program,
  • Family Support program,
  • Benefits Service,
  • International Support,
  • WWP Packs,
  • Peer Support,
  • Policy and Government Affairs,
  • Resource Center.
Vist website for detailed information on these programs.
Wounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project, PittsburghWounded Warrior Project is a charitable organization that assists physically or mentally injured veterans through advocacy, events, resources and programs. Programs include:
  • Combat Stress Recovery Program,
  • Project Odyssey,
  • Restore Warriors,
  • The Independence Program and the Long-Term Support Trust,
  • Physical Health & Wellness programs,
  • Soldier Ride,
  • TRACK,
  • Transition Training Academy,
  • Warriors to Work,
  • Alumni program,
  • Family Support program,
  • Benefits Service,
  • International Support,
  • WWP Packs,
  • Peer Support,
  • Policy and Government Affairs,
  • Resource Center.
Vist website for detailed information on these programs.
AlleghenyWounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project
YMCA of Greater Erie - Downtown YMCA - Wellness for VeteransFree wellness programs and Y memberships for veterans to help them deal with anxiety and return back to society.ErieYMCA of Greater Erie - Downtown BranchYMCA of Greater Erie

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