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General Notes

2-1-1 —Dial 211 most anywhere in the U.S. for referrals for food, shelter, rent, utilities, medical, dental, prescriptions, senior assistance, and disabilities.
For help finding employment Hero2Hired is a good place to start.
Note: We do not list facilities, organizations, or groups whom we are aware discriminate against men or women on the basis of race, religion, origin, or gender except as noted.
If you need to conference with your colleagues you might try Freeconference.com or Free Audio Conferencing for free conference calling.
Librarians' Index to the Internet
Known shelters are listed here. For information on Service Dogs click here

 

If you know of a site or place where veterans or active-duty military can seek help that isn't listed here we would very much like to hear from you in order to add it to our list. Your help will help other veterans. Send your suggestions to comments@ejfi.org. See also the information on the Top 10 violence-inducing prescription drugs. The problem might be with the prescription drugs the veteran is taking.

Check on a “charity” before you donate

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There are many sites and organizations who are attempting to milk the plight of veterans for their own gain. If you have a negative experience with an organization listed here please let us know at comments@ejfi.org and the link will be quickly deleted. Before you give to any charity you should investigate them carefully. One measure is how much of the money they receive actually goes toward the cause they support. A 2007 review of a number of veteran charities can be found here.

Many charities are simply giant money making scams and the Ten Worst are listed in this article.

They are:

1. Kids Wish Network (2.5%)

2. Cancer Fund of America (0.9%)

3. Children's Wish Foundation International (10.8%)

4. American Breast Cancer Foundation (5.3%)

5. Firefighters Charitable Foundation (8.4%)

6. Breast Cancer Relief Foundation (2.2%)

7. International Union of Police Associations (0.5%)

8. National Veterans Service Fund (7.8% or an AFR of 92.2% if you are part of CFC)

9. American Association of State Troopers (8.6%)

10. Children's Cancer Fund of America (5.3%)

Percentages in parentheses are amounts that actually go toward helping the issue they claim to be supporting. Needless to say, none of these are recommended.

The EJF recently (Sept. 2016) learned the IRS has closed down the National Vietnam Veterans Foundation (NVVF) after it was found that less than 2% of organizational revenue was going toward charitable causes.

Charity Watch also posts ratings of charities serving veterans.

In the past the EJF had little good to say about the Wounded Warrior Project but in 2016 several veterans related their first-hand experiences with this charity and it is now recommended. And posted veteran comments have gone from sharply negative to very positive. They fired their spendthrift CEO, cut staff, and realigned their mission under Michael Linnington (Lt. Gen., USA, Ret.), a wise move for this now valuable charity.


 

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03XX.org Foundation — Support and gear for Marine Corps infantry and Navy Corpsmen veterans.

Email: info@03xxfoundation.org

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Accessibility Store — Products for your special mobility, low vision & hearing needs.

729 South Tejon Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Telephone: (719) 219-8182 or toll free (877) 571-8182

Acronym — The cross generational battle with PTSD, a documentary.
Active Heroes

Peer mentor program

ADA Advocates — Advocates for disabled Americans, veterans, police, firemen, and families. If you are disabled and in court you must have an ADA advocate.

Telephone: (516) 750-8324

Cell phone: (516) 424-1072

Chief counsel: (516) 739-5300

Adopt a U.S. Soldier — Connects supportive civilians with deployed troops.
Alpha-Stim — For relief of pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia. Veteran recommended.
American Addiction Centers

Guide for addicted veterans and their families

Rehab guides for addiction and mental health

American Heroes Network — Serving the men and women who have sacrificed to defend our freedom.
American Homecomings — Joint project between the Denver Post and Digital First Media to chronicle lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, and offer news and information about support services and a place to share photos and memories.
American Legion — Broad range of programs for family, youth, community and national affairs.
American Warrior Initiative
American Red Cross — Disaster relief, support for military families, health and safety training & education, lifesaving blood, and international services.

Emergency communication services (877) 272-7337

American Retirees Association — Deals with the impact of the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA) (10 U.S.C. 1408 et seq.).

PO Box 2333

Redlands, CA 92373-0781

Telephone: (909) 557-0107 or ARA “Action Line” (703) 527-3065

Facsimile: (909) 335-2711

Email: contactara@rocketmail.com

Angels of America's Fallen — Support for children of veterans killed on active duty.
Armed Forces Service Corporation

2800 Shirlington Road, Suite 350

Arlington, VA. 22206-3601

Telephone: (703) 379-9311 or toll free (888) 237-2872)

In Colorado (Fort Carson)

Soldier and Family Assistance Center

1481 Titus Blvd., Building 7492

Fort Carson, CO 80913

Telephone: (719) 433-1459

Armed Services YMCA — Provides free or low-cost youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility programs for junior enlisted military & their families.

Locations

Army Community Service Center — Fort Carson community services.
Army One Source — A place to start when dealing with Army issues.

Resource Center — State, behavioral, legal, faith, and financial alliances with Army One Source.

Army Review Boards Agency — The highest administrative level for review of personnel actions taken by lower levels of the Army and administers a number of boards.

PTSD-related discharge upgrade information.

Army Wounded Warriors — U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program

Telephone: (877) 393-9058

Overseas DSN: (312) 221-9113

Email: usarmy.pentagon.medcom-WTC.mbx.contact-center@mail.mil

In Colorado (Fort Carson)

1481 Titus Blvd., Building 7492, Room 137

Fort Carson, CO 80913-4139

Telephone: (719) 524-7312

Aspen Pointe — Colorado Springs and surrounding area.

Crisis Stabilization Unit — 24/7 for anyone in crisis or in need of immediate assistance.

115 South Parkside Drive,

Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Telephone: (844) 493-8255

Association of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans — Coalition of non-profit service dog providers for veterans suffering from PTSD, TBI, and sexual trauma working to prevent suicide and improve veterans' mental health.

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Battle Buddy Info — Tabulation of some pre-vetted sources for veteran assistance.
Battling Bare — Stories of military wives and partners who will no longer be the “silent support” on the homefront. Veterans deserve the right to be healed and whole! Help combat PTSD!
Beachway Therapy Center

Free drug or alcohol addiction treatment

137 N.W. 1st Ave

Delray Beach, Florida

Telephone: (800) 210-6372

Buffalo Veterans Treatment Court — The first veteran court in the country was started in January 2008 by Judge Robert Russell.

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Care Coalition — Supports Special Operations Forces (SOF) wounded, ill, or Injured service members and their families.

7701 Tampa Point Boulevard

MacDill Air Force Base, Florida 33621

Telephone: (813) 826-8888 or toll free (877) 672-3039

CCHR International — The mental health watchdog.

Mental Disorders — Facts behind the marketing campaign.

Psychiatric Drugs — Side effects search engine.

Coalition to Salute America's Heroes
Cohen Veterans Bioscience — Working to make veteran's brain diseases predictable, treatable, and curable.
Collateral Consequences Resource Center — Collateral consequences of criminal conviction and restoration of rights: news, commentary, and tools.

International travel restrictions based on criminal record

Colorado Integrated Military Support (CIMS) — Network of support groups for active-duty and military veterans in Pikes Peak region. Meets 4 th Friday of each month (except November and December) from 1130 to 1300 at the SE Armed Services YMCA.
Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans — Help for veterans obtaining medical care, disability benefits, reemployment rights, consumer, housing, criminal and family law matters, and legal counsel.
Colorado Neurological Institute — Treatment of conditions such as brain and spinal tumors, epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, hearing loss, movement disorders, traumatic brain injury and other disorders.
Colorado State Veterans Nursing Homes — Provides short-term rehabilitation and long-term care for veterans, spouses, and Gold-Star Parents.

Aurora — Fitzsimmons Telephone: (720) 857-6400

Florence — Bruce McCandless Telephone: (719) 784-6331

Monte Vista — Homelake Telephone: (719) 852-5118

Rifle — Western Slope Telephone: (970) 625-0842

Colorado Veterans Health and Wellness Agency — Mental health counseling services at no cost to the veteran.

Contact: Duane France, MA, NCC, LPCc

1330 Quail Lake Loop

Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Telephone: (800) 273-8255 ext. 1

Email: dfrance@fccsprings.com

Colorado Veterans Project — Hosts special events to raise awareness and funds for veterans and veterans organizations.
Colorado Veterans Resource Coalition — Provides assistance to military veterans in cooperation with local and federal organizations.

Crawford House — Help for homeless and disabled veterans in Colorado Springs.

415 S. Weber Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Telephone: (719) 227-0090

Combat Vets Helping Combat Vets — Confidential counseling and family therapy for military veterans and their families.

4433 Mt. Harvard. Street

Brighton, CO 80601

Telephone: (719) 582-8428

Comitis Crisis Center — Emergency family housing, shelter for homeless female veterans and their children, mental health and substance abuse treatment

2178 Victor Street

Aurora, Colorado 80045

Telephone: (303) 341-9160

24-hour crisis line: (303) 343-9890

Community Veterans Project — Utilizing the skills of first responders to try and intervene in the cycle of self-destruction of many veterans suffering from PTSD and/or TBI.

PO Box 60351

Palo Alto, CA 94306

Telephone: (650) 233-0400

Email: info@communityvetsproject.org

Combat Call Center — 24/7 confidential call center for combat veterans and their families to call to talk about their military experiences or other issues they face in readjusting to civilian life. Staff of combat veterans from several eras as well as family members.

Telephone: (877) 927-8387 toll free

Continuing Education Resources for Veterans

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Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Centers (DVBIC) — Part of U.S. military health system as the TBI operational component of Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE).

Locations

Delta Dental — Veterans Affairs dental insurance program.
Department of Defense
Disability letter — Veterans or next-of-kin can call (800) 827-1000 for copy of a veteran's disability letter.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) — If you need assistance dealing with the VA, the DAV should probably be your first stop. They also offer many other services and always need volunteers.

Finding your local office

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery — An online guide to resources.
Drug Dangers — Provides information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications.
Drug News — Defective drug warnings, medical device alerts, and legal action.
Drug Policy Alliance — Working to end the war on drugs and promote new drug policies based on science, compassion, health and human rights.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse: U.S. Government Policies and Actions — Summary history of the government's War on Drugs

Drug Courts Are Not the Answer: Toward a Health-Centered Approach to Drug Use — This report is highly recommended particularly if you are dealing with a veteran court based on the drug court model.

Duffel Blog — Satire about military life and often the most reliable news.

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eBenefits — Electronic gateway to VA benefits, forms, loans, help, and other features.
Eagle Rock Camp — Provides retreats to allow military families to reconnect and strengthen their bonds following deployments and combat.

PO Box 181,

Newton, NC 28658

Telephone: (704) 257-6382

Email: info@eaglerockcamp.org

Ecumenical Social Ministries — Provides emergency services to individuals and families including food, medicine, housing, job placement, educational programs, and spiritual encouragements.

201 North Weber Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Telephone: (719) 636-1916

Facsimile: (719) 636-3452

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) — DoD office to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Service members and civilian employers and assist in resolution of conflicts arising from a veteran's military commitment.
Equal Access Advocates — Dr. Karin Huffer's work on disabled individuals and what the ADA requires for them in court.

Legal Abuse Syndrome — How many victims of white-collar crime, court abuse, and bureaucratic bungling come to suffer from PTSD as a result of our legal system.

Unlocking Justice — Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments and how they protect persons with disabilities in court.

Equal Justice Foundation — Attempting to help veterans and their families before they are destroyed. Follow us on Facebook as well.

Analysis Of Veteran Arrests, El Paso County, Colorado

Abstract

Complete report (PDF format)

Colorado Judges — Citizen's Review

Court Watcher and Child Protective Service Evaluation Form

Death of a Soldier — SSgt Paul Boulos journey through the courts after three tours in Iraq.

Domestic Violence — The Facts

Protection Orders — The Facts

Help Keep A Veteran Out Of Jail — Funds needed to complete analysis of 5 years of veteran arrest data and integrate arrest data with court outcomes in order to develop more effective interventions than current “catch, convict, and release” practice that destroys so many veteran's lives.

Violence and Veteran Courts — Why the current practice of “catch, convict, and release” doesn't work for combat veterans and endangers public safety.

War Against Veterans — Why a special court is needed

When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Again...He Goes To Jail by Jeff Wright

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Family Alliance For Veterans of America
Fatigues Clothesline Project — Offering military sexual trauma survivors a chance to be heard discreetly.
Fisher House Foundation — Provides a “home away from home” for military families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.

111 Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20850

Telephone: (301) 294-8560

Focus Marines Foundation (FMF) — Conceived, designed, and established by Marine veterans. Mission is to help Marines, Sailors, Navy Corpsmen, and other service members.

FOCUS program — No cost help for veterans with PTSD/TBI/etc. to transition back into civilian life.

15455 Manchester Road #476

Ballwin, MO 63022

Email: help@focusmarines.org

Telephone: (888) 553-0078

Free Resumes for Veterans Plus — Not just resumes anymore.
Futures of Palm Beach — Treatment of addictions and co-occurring disorders in Florida.

Military service members

Telephone: (866) 686-5527 24/7

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Gambill On Justice

References on veterans — References to articles discussing PTSD, veteran courts, and veterans in the justice system.

Guardian of Valor — Exposing people who falsely claim military service or unauthorized medals or tabs.
Greccio Housing — Stable, safe, supportive low-cost housing.

1808 W. Colorado Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Telephone: (719) 475-1422

Facsimile: (719) 578-0030

Greenhouse — A free browser extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox that exposes the role money plays in Congress and highlights key election races. Displays detailed campaign contribution data for every Senator and Representative, including total amount received and breakdown by industry and by size of donation. Puts vital data where it's most relevant so you can discover the real impact of money on our political system.
Guns In America — How to buy, sell, and shoot in every state.

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Harbor House Collaborative — Finding solutions for homelessness and addiction in Colorado Springs

Clinic — Recovery from substance abuse.

Supportive Housing — Treatment and housing for homeless veterans.

1710 E. Pike Peak Ave. Suite 100

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Telephone: (719) 473-5557

Facsimile: (719) 473-6442

Email: info@harborhouseco.org

Haven Behavioral Health War Heros Hospital

St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center

1008 Minnequa Avenue, Suite 6100

Pueblo, Colorado 81004

Admissions/Referrals

Lisa Waite

Admissions Coordinator

Telephone: (719) 565-4010 or (719) 546-6000

Facsimile: (719) 565-4021

Email: Lisa.Waite@havenbehavioral.com

Request a presentation by a Haven War Heroes Liaison

Michael W. Munn

CSM, US Army-Retired

Director, Military Business

Telephone: (910) 476-6077

Email: Michael.Munn@Havenbehavioral.com

Haven House — Free peer-to-peer counseling for veterans with mental illness.

111 N Walnut Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80905-1411

Telephone: (719) 578-1181

Haven Warrior Support Center — Programs for military personnel and families.with specialists for health care issues from military trauma.

1330 Quail Lake Loop Suite 240

Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Telephone: (719) 640-5445

Facsimile: (719) 355-1789

Headstrong Project — Provides Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with free health care. Clinics in New York and California.
Help Keep A Veteran Out Of Jail — Funds needed to complete analysis of 5 years of veteran arrest data and integrate arrest data with court outcomes in order to develop more effective interventions than current “catch, convict, and release” practice that destroys so many veteran's lives.
Hero2Hired — A Dept. of Defense site designed to help veterans find employment nationwide. This is a good place to start if you are looking for work.
Hidden Enemy: Psychiatry — Documentary describing the dangers of psychotropic drugs particularly as used in treatment for PTSD.
Hidden Wounds — An organization committed to serving veterans with PTSD and TBI.

4711 Forest Dr. Suite 3

PMB 317

Columbia, SC 29206

Telephone: (803) 403-8460

Email: info@hiddenwounds.org

Hire America's Heroes — Connects major corporations with military service members and their families for employment in the corporate workforce.
Hire Patriots — Committed to finding a job for every US Veteran. Job Fairs, Online Education, Resumes, Interviews, Career Blogs and more...
HireVeterams.com — Finding jobs for veterans.
Homecoming for Veterans — Neurofeedback treatment for veterans suffering from PTSD and related problems provided at no cost at clinics across the country.
Home Front Cares — Provides support for Colorado's military families of all services who have been impacted by deployment in harm's way.

1120 N. Circle, Suite 7

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Telephone: (719) 434-1501

Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs — What you need to know.
Homes For All Veterans — Outreach, case management and access to community resources to homeless or at-risk veterans and their families in Colorado and southern Wyoming.
Homes For Our Troops — Helping those who served our country and returned home with serious disabilities and injuries by raising money, building materials, professional labor, and coordinating the building of a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.
Hope For The Home Front — Offers hope, healing and solutions to women impacted by the invisible wounds of war for themselves and for their families.

A veteran's daughter talks about “this PTSD thing.”

P.O. Box 1103

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Telephone: (719) 440-1000

Email: info@hopeforthehomefront.com

Housing Benefits for Veterans — A guide.

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Independence Center — Empowering people with disabilities.

Accessibility Store — Products for your special mobility, low vision & hearing needs.

729 South Tejon Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Telephone: (719) 471-8181

Video Phone: (719) 358-2513

Facsimile: (719) 471-7829

Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund — Helping wounded and injured Marines and their families.
Intrepid Fallen Heros Fund

TBI Centers

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

2014 member survey — Over 2,000 respondents asking about experiences with reintegration, mental health care, employment, education, and how government support is working.

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Job Hero — Help finding a job and provides example resumes for your career choice.

Career resources for veterans

Joint Services Records Research Center — Run by the Army and charged with keeping detailed records of military service.
Justice For Vets

Building a national mentor corps — Veterans helping veterans caught in the justice system.

Veterans Treatment Court Locations — Most veteran courts require that you plead guilty. The Equal Justice Foundation does not recommend that you accept a plea bargain.

Veterans Treatment Court Studies and Statistics

Justice Policy Institute — Dedicated to ending society's reliance on incarceration.

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Law Enforcement Leaders — Leading law enforcement and district attorneys working to reduce unnecessary incarceration and crime.

Increasing alternatives to arrest and prosecution, especially mental health and drug treatment.

Lawyers Serving Warriors — Helping veterans and active duty personnel obtain the benefits they deserve.

1600 K Street, NW, Suite 500

Washington, D.C. 20006

Leave No Veteran Behind — Investing in veterans to build better communities.
Life Quest Transitions — Helping veterans reintegrate into civilian life.

625 Omaha Blvd.

Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80915

Telephone: (719) 596-9929

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Make The Connection — Shared experiences and support for veterans

Veterans voices on PTSD

Marine Corps — The few, the proud

Wounded Warrior Regiment

Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation — Educating the children of those who have sacrificed all.
Marine Corps League — Once a Marine, always a Marine
Marine For Life — Connecting Marines with opportunity.
Medical Marijuana Assistance Program of the Rockies (MMAPR) — Making alternative treatment affordable. Help for those of limited means to get the medicine they need.

P.O. Box 40878

Denver, CO 80204

Telephone: 303-386-4001

Email: info@mmapr.org

Men Don't Tell — Probably the best movie about an abused man available. The Army found male victims of abuse outnumbered female victims two-to-one.
Mesothelioma Fund — Guide to asbestos trust funds.

Telephone: (800) 215-8896

MesotheliomaHelp.org — If you've worked around or with asbestos the site could be of use.
Mesothelioma Survival — Giving hope to patients and their families.
Mesothelioma Veterans Center
Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs — No man fights alone. Help for veterans with PTSD.

Chapters in Oceanside, CA and Magnolia, TX

Military.com Military and veteran benefits, news, and jobs.

Discharge upgrades may be possible for vets with PTSD.

MilitaryBases.com — Lists all Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force, and Coast Guard military bases in the United States and other countries.
Military Hospitality House — Colorado Springs

4315 Grantham Court

Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Telephone: (719) 527-7099

Military One Source
Military Order of the Purple Heart — Chartered by Congress in 1958 to help military men and women wounded in combat.
Military Spouse Handbook — What to expect for the new Army wife but provides little information about what to expect from a combat veteran.
Military Veteran Peer Network — Chapters throughout Texas.
My Vetwork — Helping with the transition from military to civilian life.

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National Association of Concerned Veterans — Assisting veterans that have been left out, locked out, or lost in the shuffle of agencies and departments.
National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse (NASGA) — A growing uncaring and unjust judicial system has working in cooperation with the VA has converted guardianship/conservatorship from an appropriate law to one which is damaging and destroying wounded veterans.

10 dirty tricks of conservators/guardians

Practical advice — Do everything you can to keep it out of court

Veterans in peril

Warning signals

National Center For PTSD — Now run by the VA.

AboutFace — Learn about PTSD from Veterans who live with it every day. Hear their stories. Find out how treatment turned their lives around.

Effects of PTSD on family

National Directory of Detox Centers & Addiction Resources

Heroin detox center process — Guide to opiate and heroin withdrawal.

Needle exchanges — Over 221 needle exchange programs located nationwide. Needle exchange participants are five times more likely to enter addiction treatment programs compared to non-participants.

Periodic table of drug addiction

National Military Family Association
National Parents Organization — Formerly Fathers and Families

Attorneys — Find a lawyer who believes in and supports shared parenting.

Divorce Corp —Cinematic indictment of family courts.

P,O. Box 270760

Boston, Massachusetts 02127-0760

Telephone: (617) 542-9300

Email: parents@nationalparentsorganization.org

National Veterans Legal Services Program — Helping veterans and active duty personnel obtain the benefits they deserve.

1600 K Street, NW, Suite 500

Washington, D.C. 20006

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Navy Reserve Psychological Health Outreach Program (PHOP) — Nationwide help for members of the Navy and Marine Corps Reserves.
Navy Seal Foundation

1619 D Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23459

Telephone: (757) 363-7490

Facsimile: (757) 363-7491

Network of Care Shelter Finder — Nationwide database of 3,000+ homeless shelters, transitional housing programs and drug/alcohol rehab facilities for service members and veterans.
New Smiles for Veterans — Helping veterans get needed dental care.
NextGen MilSpouse — Information for military spouses on careers, finance, moving, and other issues.
NoDUICoSprings.org — If you have too much to drink they will drive you and your car home for free.

Telephone: (719) 650-3450

Nursing Home Abuse — Many times veterans with TBI are placed in nursing homes and then can't get out or are placed in guardianships/conservatorships that amount to prison.

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One Warrior Won — Help for veterans suffering from PTSD.
Operation First Response — Supporting wounded warriors and their families.
Operation Home Front

How they help the multitude of problems veterans face

Operation Restored Warrior — Rescue. rebuild, and restore. Veteran warriors restoring warriors.
Operation TBI Freedom — Assisting veterans and active duty military personnel in Colorado with service-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

Telephone: (866) 245-6600

Orange County Rescue Mission — Feed., clothe., shelter, heal, empower for men, women, families, and veterans.

One Hope Drive

Tustin, CA 92782

Telephone: (714) 247-4300 or (800) 663-3074

Facsimile: (714) 258-4451

Orange County Veteran Study — The State of the American Veteran

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Parkview Medical Center — Pueblo, Colorado

Behavioral Health Division — Telephone (719) 595-7891

Pueblo locations

Symptom checker — Use interactive checker to learn more about symptoms you may be suffering from.

Peak Military Care Network — Help for veterans in the Pikes Peak region.

Network of Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Network of Care for Service Members, Veterans & Their Families

Lake Plaza Drive, Suite 220

Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Telephone: (719) 577-7417

Email: cnunez@pmcn.org

Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention — When it hurts to live...it helps to talk.

704 North Tejon Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Telephone: (719) 573-7447

Suicide Prevention/Crisis Line: (888) 885-1222 staffed 24/7

Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center — Equine therapy for disabled veterans and others with disabilities.

13620 Halleluiah Trail

Elbert, CO 80106

Telephone: (719) 495-3908

Email: pptrc@ptr.org

Point Man Ministries — To connect the hurting veteran, families, and friends with others who have already begun the transition home after war.

7205 Waterman Way

Colorado Springs, CO 80922

Email: info@pointmancoloradosprings.org

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder — See facilities listed here.
P.O.W. Network — Dedicated to distributing information on Prisoners of War and Missing in Action Servicemen.
Project Sanctuary — Helping military families reconnect after deployment.

PO Box 1563

Granby, CO 80446

Telephone: (720) 561-9193

Email: Info@ProjectSanctuary.us (preferred, they will call back)

Project Wounded Ego — Psychological photography service for veterans and support organizations.

6787 Silverwind Circle

Colorado Springs, CO 80923

Telephone: (210) 667-6594

Email: info@projectwoundedego.com

Psychiatry: The Hidden Enemy — A must watch documentary if you or a loved one are suffering any symptoms of a mental disorder.
PTSD Foundation of America — Providing hope and healing for the unseen wounds of war.

PTSD Veteran Hotline (877)717-7873

Purple Heart Service Foundation — Provides a variety of disabled veteran services, programs, and resources to help combat wounded and disabled veterans and their families.

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Qcard — Unique memory app for brain injury survivors using iPhone or iPad.

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Ralph Wood Wilson — Exploring and supporting your healing process. D.C. area.

Veterans

Telephone: (202) 237-7681

Rebuilding America's Warriors (RAW) — Provides free reconstructive surgery to recently wounded and disfigured veteran warriors.

P.O. Box 1931,

Rancho Mirage CA 92270.

Telephone: (760) 568-4039

Facsimile: (760) 340-2687

Email: InfoforRaw@aol.com

Recovery Connection — Drug and alcohol recovery helpline

Drug and alcohol recovery guides.

Telephone: (800) 993-3869 24/7

Redistribution Center — Gathers and distributes food, clothing, building supplies, toys, furniture, household goods and other items serving wide variety of groups: armed forces and their families, battered men and women, distressed families, Native Americans, disaster victims, terminally ill patients, the aged, homeless, and anyone else in genuine need.

Ranya Kelly

12681 W. 49th Ave.

Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033

Telephone: (303) 431-0904

Email: rci-kelly@earthlink.net

Rehab Gadgets To Go — For clients and clinicians who are interested in news about mobile technology and how it can be used for rehabilitation needs.
Return 2 Work (R2W) — Provides employment services to active duty, veterans, and their spouses, as well as vocational rehabilitation services to wounded warriors and disabled citizens.
Rivers of Recovery — Innovative recreational rehabilitation programs for veterans and active-duty military.
Rocky Mountain Hyperbaric Association — Treating brain injuries in veterans at no cost to them.

225 South Boulder Road, Suite 101

Louisville, Colorado 80027

Telephone: (303) 442-4124

Facsimile: (303) 666-2112

Email: ryan@rockymountainhyperbaricassociation.org

Rocky Mountain Human Services (formerly Denver Options)

Adult programs — Provide resources and service coordination for adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

Behavioral health — Work with adults who have intellectual/developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and/or other cognitive needs.

Center for Technical Assistance and Training

Homes For All Veterans — Outreach, case management and access to community resources to homeless or at-risk veterans and their families in Colorado and southern Wyoming.

MIlitary and Veterans Programs

Operation TBI Freedom — Assisting veterans and active duty military personnel with service-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

Rocky Mountain Hyperbaric Association — Treating brain injuries in veterans at no cost to them.

225 South Boulder Road, Suite 101

Louisville, Colorado 80027

Telephone: (303) 442-4124

Facsimile: (303) 666-2112

Email: ryan@rockymountainhyperbaricassociation.org

Rocky Mountain Veterans Village — One stop hub for VA benefits.

1304 North Academy Boulevard, Suite 108

Colorado Springs, CO 80923

Telephone: (719) 694-3105

Email: chief_galvan@rmvvf.org

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Salvation Army — Simply enter your ZIP code to find a location near you. Provides shelters for homeless veterans.
Save the Brave — Supporting veterans dealing with post traumatic stress. Managed by mustang Major Scott Huesing, USMC; author of Echo in Ramadi.

PO Box 4463

Downey, California 90241

Email: info@savethebrave.org

Saving Our Vets.org

American Homeless Families Foundation

268 Blackfoot Drive

Jefferson, TX 75657

Telephone: (903) 980-1734

Email: info@savingourvets.com

Second Class Citizen — Equal rights for non-custodial parents and children.

Purple Heart's Final Beat — A soldier suicide story (YouTube).

Security Jobs — Find a security job online.
Segs4Vets — Making Segways available to disabled veterans. Even paraplegic veterans can operate them.
Semper Fi Fund — Helping only post 9/11 wounded and injured Marines and their families.

East Coast

715 Broadway Street

Quantico, VA 22134

Telephone: (760) 725-3680 or (760) 207-1588

West Coast

PO Box 555193

Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5193

Telephone: (760) 725-3680 or (760) 207-1588

Facsimile: (760) 725-3685

Wounded Warrior Center

Building H49, Attn: Semper Fi Fund

Santa Margarita Road

Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

Telephone: (760) 725-3680 or (760) 725-1588

Facsimile: (760) 725-3685

Service Women's Action Network (SWAN)
Shelters listed here
Sleep Cupid — Bedding products and mattress advice to help people with disabilities sleep comfortably. Often the most critical thing for a PTSD sufferer is a good nights sleep.
Soldier's Angels
Special Operations Forces (SOF) Care Coalition — Supports Special Operations Forces (SOF) wounded, ill, or injured service members and their families.

7701 Tampa Point Boulevard

MacDill Air Force Base, Florida 33621

Telephone: (813) 826-8888 or toll free (877) 672-3039

Springs Military Life — Making you feel at home while serving in Colorado Springs.
Springs Rescue Mission — Food and shelter for homeless veterans.

5 West Las Vegas Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Telephone: (719) 632-1822

Spouse Buzz
SSRI Stories — A collection of over 5,000 stories in which prescription drugs, primarily Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), may be linked to a variety of adverse outcomes including violence and suicide. These problems are often misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder.
Stand For The Troops — Established by the late Col. David H. Hackworth and wife Eilhys England to insure frontline troops have the best leadership, equipment and training.

Are opioid prescriptions the right answer for treating PTSD?

PO Box 11179

Greenwich, Connecticut 06831

Strong Alliance, The — Building strong families, support for each other, what to expect when my spouse returns home from a deployment?  How to help the transition home?

Stephanie Davis

Denver, CO

Telephone: (720) 998-6454

Email: stephanie@thestrongalliance.com

Suicide Prevention Hotline

Telephone: (800) 273-8255

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Tears Of A Warrior — A family's story of combat and living with PTSD. Recommended.
Thanks Troops Foundation — Helping veterans by providing recreational opportunities.

3630 Sinton Road, Suite 300

Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Telephone: (719) 357-9291

Email: info@ThanksTroopsFoundation.org

The Inn Between of Longmont — Provides transitional housing and services for homeless veterans and their families to help them achieve self-sufficiency.

250 Kimbark Street

Longmont, CO 80501

Telephone: (303) 684-0810

Facsimile: (303) 651-7273

The War Horse — News by and about veterans and active duty troops.
This Ain't Hell But You Can See It From Here

Military records

Stolen Valor — Exposing poseurs.

Thumos Project — Collaborative effort to support returning veterans through holistic solutions and community support.
Top 10 violence-inducing prescription drugs
Traumatic brain injuries — See facilities listed here.
Tug McGraw Foundation — Working to enhance the quality of life for those affected by brain-related trauma.
TzJobWarrior.com — Where veterans find work.

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Uniformed Services Justice & Advocacy Group (USJAG) — Provides legal, forensic and investigative services in administrative and judicial proceedings; to defend and protect service connected benefits and preserve healthcare.

PO Box 65763

Washington, DC 20035

 

924 N Wahsatch Ave.

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

United American Patriots — Formed by a retired Marine major to help veterans in trouble with the justice system.

121-F Shields Park Drive

Kernersville, NC 27284

Telephone: (336) 497-5001

Facsimile: (336) 497-5224

Email: general-info@unitedpatriots.org

United War Veterans Council — Organized to honor, support, and serve America's veterans.

346 Broadway, 3 rd Floor East

New York, NY 10013

Telephone: (212) 693-1476

Facsimile: (212) 693-1475

Unknown Soldier — Mission is three-fold: raise public consciousness of the thousands of young and wounded OEF/OIF veterans; honor their lives, stories and sacrifice; and help them see their scars, faces, and experiences through an empowering lens.
USO Transition 360 Alliance — Provides help for veterans and their families to transition into civilian life.

Email: transition@uso.org

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VA Home Loan Centers — Assistance with buying or selling a home under the GI Bill.
VA Watchdog Today — Keeping an eye on the VA because someone has to.

VA Fiduciary Program — A good idea gone very, very bad by Jim Strickland

Veteran Resources Initiatives — Help for homeless veterans in El Paso County, Colorado.

Telephone: (719) 203-8800

Email: hpena_vri@outlook.com

Veterans Administration Claims — What you need to know to be successful.
Veterans Affairs

Benefits for veterans and dependents

Combat Call Center — 24/7 confidential call center for combat veterans and their families to call to talk about their military experiences or other issues they face in readjusting to civilian life. Staff of combat veterans from several eras as well as family members.

Telephone: (877) 927-8387 toll free

Dental insurance

eBenefits — Electronic gateway to VA benefits, forms, loans, help, and other features.

Education and Training

GI Bill Feedback System — Submit a complaint about a school or college.

File claims — As of March 2015 the VA requires the use of these standard forms for all claimants filing for disability compensation, pension, and survivor benefits.

Joint Services Records Research Center — Run by the Army and charged with keeping detailed records of military service. The VA forwards most such requests to the JSRRC.

National Center for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics

PTSD Program Locator

Reference Links For Veterans — Where to find what you are looking for at the VA,

Veteran Affairs Supplemental Housing (VASH) — Help with housing for disabled and homeless veterans.

Vet Centers

Find a vet center near you

VetsPrevail — Online resource provided by the VA. Built in collaboration with the Veterans Health Administration, National Science Foundation, and mental health researchers and clinicians.

Veterans Against Police Abuse — Real freedom lives and dies in the thin space between an armed government agent and a citizen.
Veterans Brain Injury Center
Veterans Community Dental Center — Provides charitable dental care to veterans.

8125  US Hwy 19

Port Richey, Florida 34668

Telephone: (800) 788-9175

Facsimile: (888) 411-8526

Email: info@smilefaith.com

Veterans Crisis LIne

Telephone: (800) 273-8255 and Press 1 Press 1 to talk to someone now! 24/7 365 days a year

Chat online

Send a text message to 838255.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) — Serving veterans since 1899.

Find a Post

Veterans On Trial — The coming court battles over PTSD by Judge Barry R. Schaller
Veterans Rehabilitation and Recreation Center — Providing housing, job skills training, and clothing for veterans in need.

23405 67th Ave East

Graham, WA 98338

Telephone: (253) 691-8550 or (253) 846-7477

Email: charlesr@vetrecrehabcenter.org

Veteran's Resource For Justice — Provides network of resources, education, and advocacy for veterans and families oping with legal, medical, family, alcohol and substance abuse issues resulting from PTSD and TBI.
Veterans Service Records

Get a copy of your DD 214 or SF 180 request form.

Veterans Support Solutions

656 Peterson Road

Colorado Springs, CO 80915

Telephone: (719) 330-8895

Email: info@milehighops.com

Veteran Treatment Courts — Nationwide list of veteran courts. Note that if a plea bargain (guilty plea) is a requirement for entry a veteran is probably better off not entering a “veteran” court.
Veterans Yoga Project — Clinical studies show that yoga and meditation provide significant benefits in trauma recovery.
VetLikeMe — National news source for veteran-owned businesses.
VetNet — A career service for those who have served.
Vets 4 Warriors — Support for veterans by veterans

Telephone: (855) 838-8255 (toll free)

Email: VETS4WARRIORS@UMDNJ.EDU

Vets For Justice — Fighting for justice.

5064 Silver Bell Drive

Port Charlotte, FL. 33948

Vets Helping Heroes — Raising funds to sponsor the training of assistance dogs for disabled American veterans.
VetsPrevail — Online resource provided by the VA. Built in collaboration with the Veterans Health Administration, National Science Foundation, and mental health researchers and clinicians.
Vietnam Veterans of America — A dying breed as only about one-third of those who were boots-on-the-ground are still alive even though they are only in their 60s and 70s.
Vietnam War — An inclusive tabulation of web sources of information about this war.
Voice of Warriors

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Warrior2Warrior — Emphasis on problems in Special Forces.
Warrior Gateway

Veteran crisis line — (800) 273-8255 Press 1

Warrior Scholar Project — Intensive one to two week “boot camps” to help veterans transition to university. Lodging, meals, books, and curriculum materials are provided.
Welcome Home — 2012 Pulitzer Prize winning photo essay of former Marine Scott Ostrom's battle with severe PTSD after two tours in Iraq.
Welcome Home Alliance for Veterans — Making Montrose, Colorado, a “no barriers” city and inviting veterans to live where they have an opportunity to thrive. Volunteer powered and donation funded.

1561 Oxbow Drive

Montrose Colorado 81401

Telephone: (970) 765-2210

Welcome Home Warrior — Provides counseling and free family retreats for families of deployed soldiers and for families with combat veterans at home.

P. O. Box 7107

471 South Baldwin Street, Suite A

Woodland Park, Colorado, 80863

Telephone: (719) 687-1000

Wings Foundation — Taking flight against sexual abuse. Help for both men and women who have been sexually abused.

7550 West Yale Avenue, Suit B-201

Denver, CO 80227

Telephone: (303) 238-8660 or (800) 373-8671

Email: wings@wingsfound.org

Why veterans can't get jobs
Wish For Our Heroes — Helping veterans in trouble. Chapters in Arizona, Indiana, Florida, Texas, and soon Colorado.
Wounded Warrior Project — America's largest veteran charity with offices and projects in many locations across the country. They have vastly improved under their new CEO.

4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300

Jacksonville, FL 32256

Telephone: (877) 832-6997 or (904) 296-7350

Facsimile: (904) 296-7347

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