Resource List

This list serves as a clearinghouse for resources. I don't endorse any specific resources or organizations. I attempt to categorize them, but some organizations serve multiple purposes.
Revised 1/27/15

Retreats/Resources for Caregivers of Wounded Soldiers:

Give An Hour (free counseling)
The Soldier Project (free counseling)
One to One (life coaches)
Wounded Warrior Family Support (assist w/respite care)
Independence Fund
Courage Beyond
Veteran Caregiver
Hearts of Valor
Hope for the Home Front
Caregiver Directory from VA
Quality of Life Foundation
Elizabeth Dole Foundation (info on current legislation and more)
VA Services- all eras
National Assoc of American Veterans-caregivers
Vietnam Veteran Wives Org


VA Caregiver Support Program:

The Caregiver Law publication

http://www.va.gov -To apply, search for VA Form 10-10CG. This is currently Post 9/11 veterans.

www.vis.fsc.va.gov (to check on CG pay)
 

VA National Caregiver contact person:  margaret.kabat@va.gov

S.C.A.A.D.L.- Active duty version of VA Caregiver program:

Fact sheet from WTU
DOD instructions to apply

Counseling and Therapy:

Veteran Crisis Hotline (800) 273-8255 Press 1
Hidden Wounds
Give An Hour
The Soldier Project (free therapy for veteran and family)
Real Warriors
Courage Beyond

Retreats for couples/families:

Operation Second Chance (retreats for vet and/or family)
Soldier Center (based in TN)
Family Camp
Lone Survivor Foundation
Moonlight Fund (families dealing w/burn injuries)
Independence Fund
Renewal Coalition
Operation Heal our Patriots
Wounded Warrior Family Support (Purple Heart recipients)
Hero Reward
Operation Restored Warrior
Project Sanctuary
Project New Hope
Coming Home Project
Strong Bonds
Vail Veteran Program
Warrior Beach Retreat
Operation Black Hills
Operation at Ease

Camps for kids:

Camp Corral
Camp Cope
Camp Camp
Kids of our Heroes Camp
Operation Purple Camp
Our Military Kids
Camp Dream
Operation Military Kids
Operation Military Kids-S.C. chapter
RV Camp for Kids

Resources for Kids:

Info for caregivers of grieving children
Professional Tutoring
Sesame Street's "Talk, Listen, Connect"
The General's Kids

Operation 300 (for children of fallen soldiers)
Sitter City childcare services for Active/Guard/Reserve
YMCA for Armed Services
Military Child Education Coalition
Focus Project-Family Resiliency Training

Organizations that build/provide/adapt homes:

Building for America's Bravest
Helping A Hero
Operation Home Front
Home Depot Foundation
Building Homes for Heroes
Homes for our Troops
Rebuilding Together
Military Warriors Support Foundation
Homes for Heroes
Operation Finally Home
Tunnels to Towers Foundation
Homes for Wounded Warriors Program
Semper Fi Fund (assist all branches)

Housing:

Fisher House
Swords to Plowshares
Military Housing Assistance Fund (helps w/closing cost)
Pentagon Foundation Dream Maker's Grant (helps w/closing cost)

Specialized and Adaptive Equipment:

Veterans for Mobility Impaired America
Independence Fund
Semper Fi Fund (assist all branches)
Rocky Mountain Hyperbaric (HBOT)
Help Our Military Heroes (modified vehicle grants)
Amputee Coalition (single and mismatched shoes)
Connected Warrior (offers Helobot)
Soldier's Angels (grants voice-activated laptops, etc)
Sports Abilities Adaptive equipment

Travel Assistance:

Luke's Wings
Veteran's Airlift Command
Fisher House ph# (888) 294-8560)
Air Compassion for Veterans
TSA's assistance program for veterans and wounded warriors

P.T.S.D. Treatment:

Warrior's Heart (private facility)
Poplar Springs Hospital
Roxbury Hospital
The Meadows
The Pathway Home
National Center for PTSD

Silent War Foundation

P.T.S.D.  information:

The Arms Forces
Make the Connection
Veteran Stress Project
Project Wounded Ego
Silent Siren
Fight for our Heroes Foundation
Hidden Wounds (provides interim/emergency psych treatment)
Family of A Vet

Traumatic Brain Injuries (T.B.I.)

Hidden Wounds
Brain Injury Association
Lash Publishing-brain injury information
Brain Line Military (dealing w/TBI)
TBI virtual library
American Veterans with Brain Injuries
Real Warriors (TBI and Psychological Help)
The Arms Forces
Family of a Vet

Education Assistance/Scholarships:

Nat'l Military Family Assoc (scholarships for spouses) 
VA Dependents' Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)
Army Scholarship Foundation (spouses and children)
Folds of Honor (scholarships for spouses and children)
Freedom Alliance (scholarships for children of military)
Pat Tillman Foundation (service members/spouses)
Fisher House Scholarship Program (military and their families)
Hope for the Warriors (grants for military and families)
Navy-Marine Corp Relief Society
Nat'l Veterans Entrepreneurship Program
Whitman Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans’ Families
Professional Tutoring (for military and their families)
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Program
Whitman Education-small business programs
Veteran's Farm (agricultural internships in FL)
Military.com Education (busting the myths about scholarships)
Military.com (information on tax credits)
Student loan forgiveness for disabled veterans

Financial Assistance:

Boot Campaign
Operation Ward 57
Adopt a Platoon
Our Forgotten Warriors
Rebuild Hope
Hope for the Warriors
Armed Forces Foundation
Modest Needs Org. (Homecoming Heroes Grant)
Defenders of Freedom
Operation Family Fund
Unmet Needs Organization
Coalition to Salute Heroes
Impact A Hero
Operation Second Chance
American Military Family
Operation First Response
USA Cares
Operation Home Front
Pentagon Foundation
Navy-Marine Corp Relief Society
National Veteran Services Fund
Air Force Aid Society
Wish For Our Heroes (must be active duty)
American Legion Grant (for children under age of 17)

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
Good Guys Marine Fund
Semper Fi Fund (assist all branches)
Home Front Cares Grant (must reside in Colorado)Reserve Aid
National Assoc of American Veterans
Healing Heroes (financial assistance for therapy denied by VA)
Operation Mend (Assist w/getting durable medical equipment)

Discount programs:

Catch A Lift (gym memberships/equipment)
Vacations for Vets
Veteran Tickets Foundation (grants free tix)
United In Discounts (Rewards for Heroes)
Oakley Sunglasses 
A Note of Thanks (Giving Vets the Gift of Music)
Armed Forces Vacation Club
Operation Reconnect

Other Resource Lists:

Yellow Ribbon Fund (PDF)
Military One Source
Operation We Are Here
Operation Military Family 
National Resource Directory 
Veteran Benefits by State

General Resources:

Gold Star Moms (moms of fallen soldiers)
Gold Star Family Registry (fallen Soldiers)
Blue Star Families
Yellow Ribbon Fund
Yellow Ribbon America
Silver Star Families (families of wounded)
Hope for the Warriors 
Warrior Point
Vets Prevail (help w/transitioning)
Fight for our Heroes Foundation
Iraq Afghanistan Vet Association (assist w/health, community, educ)
National Military Family Association
Patriot Guard Riders (assist w/military funerals)
Farmer Veteran Coalition
Agrability (assist w/adaptive farming needs)
American Pain Foundation
Paralyzed Veteran Association
Blind Veteran Association
Disabled American Veterans 
USO Invisible Wounds (multiple program offered)
Military.com (Insurance info)
Warrior Gateway (online vet community)
Fighting for our Heroes (assist w/benefits)
Quilts of Valor Foundation
Adopt a Platoon
Veteran's Forum
Moonlight Fund (families dealing w/burn injuries)
Connected Warrior
Grace After Fire (female vets)
F7 Group (female vets and women in military families) 
National Gulf War Resource Center
Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America
Veterans for America (all eras)

Specific to Texas:

Warrior's Heart (PTSD private facility)
TX Mission of Mercy-dental
Operation Comfort (for those being treated @ BAMC)
Boot Campaign (financial assistance)
Tex Vet
Lone Star Military (provides peer support and resources)
Military Veteran Peer Support
Heroes Night Out (located in Austin)
TX Veteran's Commission
San Antonio Coalition for Veterans
Freedom Hunters (based in Dallas area)
Fairways for Warriors (golfing events)
Main Gate (equine therapy in McKinney)
Equest (equine therapy in Wylie)
Horses for Heroes (Roanoke, TX)
Texas Wounded Warrior
Tomorrow's Hunters (activities for vets and their children) 
TX Veteran Land Board
TX Veterans Portal

 Recreational/Healing activities for wounded service members:

Operation Second Chance (retreats for vet and/or family)
Soldier's Heart
National Veterans Wellness and Healing Ctr (Angel Fire)
Outward Bound
Roever Foundation (faith based retreats)
Valor Games (wounded veterans)
American Everglades (soldiers retreat based in FL)
Challenge Aspen CAMO (based in CO)
Wounded Warrior Project
Ride to Recovery
Warrior Ride
Patriot Hunts
HAVA (hunting/shooting events)
Combat Marines Outdoors (hunting trips-all branches)
Patriots and Heroes Outdoors
Iron Wood Springs (turkey hunting)
Team River Runner (kayaking)
Warriors and Quiet Waters (fly fishing in MT)
Heroes on the Water (kayaking/fishing)
Fishing w/ America's Finest
The Rimpact Fouondation (golfing)
Salute Military Golf Association (golfing)
Tee it up for the Troops (golfing)
Rivers of Recovery
Warfighter Sports
Hope for the Warriors
Semper Max
Semper Fi Fund
American Wheelchair Bowling
Quantum Leap (equine therapy)

Adaptive Snowboard and Skiing:

Challenged Athletes Operation Rebound
Wachusett Mountain Adaptive Program

Navigating the medical board (MEB) and transitioning:

Federal Recovery Coordinator
PEB Forum
Operation Military Embrace (hardship, MEB and legal)
Hero Handbook (info for navigating the MEB process)
USAA Separation Assessment Tool

Acquiring Medical Records and DD214:

National Archives at St. Louis

Legal Info:

Justice for Vets
National Veterans Legal Service Program
John Marshall Law School
Legal Help for Veterans
Chapman Military Law Institute

Purple Heart Information:

Military Order of the Purple Heart
Recognize the Sacrifice

Clothing for Wounded Warriors:
Oscar Mike
Sew Much Comfort (adaptive clothing)
Wounded Wear

CRSC:

Combat Related Special Compensation

HIPAA:

HIPPA (health information privacy violations)

Caregiver Blogs:

TBI Warrior
Wife of a Wounded Soldier
Thoughts of a PTSD/TBI Wife
Living with PTSD and TBI

Service Dog Organizations:

Assistance Dogs International (accredited organizations)























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