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Default Jan 17, 2017 at 10:13 PM
Originally Posted by lynatsunlakes View Post
I would like to add to this VA information. I am a Veteran (USAF Jan.1974-78), and I have looked into many of the residential programs that are offered for PTSD by the Veteran's Administration. There is a program for Female and Male Military PTSD in Menlo Park, CA, Cincinnati, OH, and a few others. These are NOT co-ed programs usually. It is difficult to find out about these programs (why??? I don't know) and I will comeback and give the information. It is very late and I just saw this. THERE IS HELP AND HOPE IN THE VA believe it or not, but many times you have to find out from vets who are going or have gone...again, WHY???
The VA is not quick to hand out treatment. You have to go through the wringer to get help. A lot is due to poor funding and lack of staff. So I can blame the ones actually working at the VA., it's the government who has never thought much of veterans. The GI Bill should have been given to every veteran, just because there was not war going on when you joined , or through your enlistment, doesn't mean it couldn't have happened and you would have had to go. Our disabled vets should never have to worry about a home to accommodate their needs.


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Some updated resources for military servicemembers, military families, and veterans:


Military Helpline (anonymous, free help for veterans, members of the military and their families):
Phone: (888) 457-4838 (HLP-4-VET)

Department of Defense Safe Helpline for MST:
Phone: (877) 995-5247
Chat Online:
Discuss Online:

Safe Helpline (for MST survivors in the military):
RAINN (Rape, Sexual Assault, Abuse, and Incest National Network) supports military survivors of sexual assault today & every day!
Survivors in the DoD community can get free, anonymous support from anywhere in the world, 24/7 with Safe Helpline’s free & anonymous support services.
Phone: (877) 995-5247

Military OneSource:
Phone: (800) 342-9647
International OCONUS Calls: (800) 342-9647 or (703) 253-7599
International Dialing Instructions:
En español llame al: (800) 342-9647
TTY/TDD: Dial 711 and give the toll-free number (800) 342-9647
VoIP (Calling Online via Internet)
Chat Online: LiveChat


Veterans Crisis Line:
Phone: (800) 273-8255 (press 1)
Text: 838255
Chat Online

National Vet Center: Phone: (877) 927-8387 (WAR-VETS)

Veterans Health Administration (VHA): Phone: (877) 222-8387 (VETS)

Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA): Phone: (844) 698-2311

VA Regional: Phone: (800) 827-1000

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans: Phone: (877) 424-3838 (4AID-VET)

Veterans Housing Assistance: Phone: (877) 424-3838

Veterans Adapted Housing: Phone: (877) 827-3702

Veterans Caregiver Support: Phone: (855) 260-3274

Veterans Automobile Adaptive Equipment (AAE): Phone: (800) 827-1000

Veterans Debt Management Center: Phone: (800) 827-0648

Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC): Call or text: (855) 829-6636 (VA-WOMEN)

U.S. Veterans Med: (847) 688-1900

VA Nurse: (888) 838-6446

VA Pharmacy Refill: (800) 437-5903

Center for Minority Veterans:
Address: 810 Vermont Ave., Washington, DC 20420
Phone: (202) 461-6191

Veteran Disaster Hotline: (800) 507-4571


Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs)

National Archives (military service records)

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

National Veterans Foundation

American Legion


Minority Veterans of America

National Association of Minority Veterans of America

Real Warriors Live Chat: (800) 273-8255

Vets 4 Warriors:
Phone: (855) 838-8255

Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN):
Phone: (202)-844-6110
Address: 441 4th St NW, Suite 707N, Washington, DC 20001

Warrior Music Foundation:
Offers free ONLINE individual music therapy, free ONLINE individual music lessons (non-therapeutic), and free ONLINE group therapy involving music (you do NOT need to know how to play an instrument or sing in order to sign up for any one of these free benefits for first responders, including law enforcement, military, and veterans)
Phone: (301) 852-1011

Project Hope


Crime Victims Hotline: (866) 689-4357 (HELP)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: (800) 950-6264

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline: (800) 662-4357 (HELP)

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISST-D)



National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-HOPE (4673)

Rape, Sexual Assault, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN): Phone: (800) 656-4673 (HOPE); Website: ; Email:

Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women: Phone: (888) 743-5754; Website:

National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233 (SAFE)

Safe Horizon: (800) 621-4673 (HOPE)

STAND Against Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline: (888) 215-5555

Take Back the Night Foundation Hotline (legal support for survivors in every state. Referrals to counseling, support, legal aid, hospitals): (866) 966-9013


National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA):
Phone: (855) 500-3537 (ELDR)
Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging: (800) 677-1116


American Association of Poison Control Centers: (800) 942-5969

Poison Control Center: (800) 222-1222


Veteran Disaster Hotline: (800) 507-4571

American Red Cross: (800) 733-2767

CHEMTREC: (800) 424-9300

Disaster Assistance
Disaster Distress Hotline: (800) 985-5990

FEMA Helpline: Phone: (800) 621-3362
FEMA National Response Center (800) 424-8802

U.S. National Response Team
NRT: (800) 424-8802 or (202) 267-2675



MEDICARE: (800) 633-4227
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