Episode 26 Resources: Transitioning from Military to Civilian Life

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IVMF: Transitioning from Military to Civilian Life

Veterans and the ADA

  • Veterans and the ADA
    Source: Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University
    Link: vets.syr.edu/voices-blog-veterans-and-the-ada
  • Veterans with Disabilities Toolkit (PDF)
    This toolkit is designed to assist veterans with disabilities advocate for equal opportunity in housing across the country. 
    Source: Equal Rights Center
    Link: www.equalrightscenter.org/site/DocServer/Veterans_toolkit.pdf
  • Interagency Resource Center
    This section of the Community Provider Toolkit brings together key resources from the Department of Defense (DoD), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to support the behavioral health and wellness of Veterans and their families. We are committed to ensuring that the men and women who have served our nation are able to access and connect with resources that support their well-being and ability to thrive. We hope that you will explore these DoD, SAMHSA, and VA resources.
    Source: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
    Link: www.mentalhealth.va.gov/communityproviders/itf.asp
  • Older Veteran Behavioral Health Resource Inventory(PDF)
    This toolkit is designed to assist veterans with disabilities advocate for equal opportunity in housing across the country. 
    Source: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
  • ADA: Know Your Rights Returning Service Members with Disabilities
    Source: U.S. Department of Justice - Civil Rights Division
    Link: ada.gov/servicemembers_adainfo
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America and the ADA
    Source: Paralyzed Veterans of America
    Link: pva.org/site/c.ajIRK9NJLcJ2E/b.6441553/k.3BE8/Americans_with_Disabilities_Act_ADA.htm
  • U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
    Link: ada.gov
  • ADA National Network
    Link: adata.org

Veterans and Employment

Benefits (including Education, Training, Housing, and Disability)

Accessing Benefits

  • VA Benefits
    Source: Veterans Benefits Administration
    Link: benefits.va.gov/benefits/

Jobs, Career, School Counseling and Workforce Integration

Service Animals


Dealing with Stress or PTSD Issues

Help with Depression, Drinking, Drug Use and Suicide Prevention

Toll Free Telephone Numbers

  • Post-Deployment Help 24-7
  • Education (GI Bill)
  • Health Care Benefits
  • VA Depleted Uranium Follow-up Program
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • VA Suicide Prevention Hotline
    1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center Referral
  • National Institute of Mental Health Information Center
  • Vet Jobs
    1-877.Vet.Jobs (838-5627)


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