Episode 2 Resources: Veterans and their Families

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General Information for Veterans

  • Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)
    Source: Syracuse University
    Link: ivmf.syracuse.edu
  • Make the Connection
    An online resource to connect Veterans, their families and friends, and other supporters to information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives, including mental health conditions and traumatic brain injury. The comprehensive searchable directory links visitors to VA medical centers, mental health programs, benefits counselors, and other local resources. The site also features videos from more than 400 Veterans and their family members, sharing stories of strength and recovery.
    Source: The Department of Veterans Affairs
    Link: maketheconnection.net

Veterans and the ADA

Veterans and Employment

Notice Concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act Of 2008
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008 was signed into law on September 25, 2008 and becomes effective January 1, 2009. Because this law makes several significant changes, including changes to the definition of the term "disability," the EEOC will be evaluating the impact of these changes on this document and other publications. See the list of specific changes to the ADA made by the ADA Amendments Act.

Military Life and Families

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

  • Job Seekers with Disabilities: How to Snag Your Dream Job
    Source: zippia
    Link: www.zippia.com/job-search/disability-jobs
  • CareerOneStop’s Veteran and Military Transition Center
    CareerOneStop’s Veteran and Military Transition Center is a one-stop portal to help veterans and transitioning service members meet their career, education, and employment goals. Available via computer or mobile device, the portal combines unique interactive tools with information, resources, and references to the "Transition from Military to Civilian Workforce” Employment Workshop from the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service.
    A highlight of the website is the Veterans Job Matcher, an easy-to-use tool that helps veterans put their military experience to work in a civilian career. Users enter their military job title or code and receive a list of civilian careers that use similar skills and work experience as their military job. From there they can view civilian career information such as typical wages, training expectations, and job outlook, as well as links to job postings in their local area.
    Source: Career One Stop Veteran and Military Transition Center Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. >A proud partner of the American Job Network
    Link: careeronestop.org/Veterans/default.aspx
  • Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E)
    Source: Veterans Benefits Administration
    Link: benefits.va.gov/VOCREHAB/index.asp
  • VetSuccess on Campus
    Source: Veterans Benefits Administration
    Link: benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/vsoc.asp
  • Jobs for Military Veterans 
    Source: Operation Hero for Hire
    Link: operationheroforhire.com
  • Vet Jobs
    Link: vetjobs.com
  • 7 Top Veteran-Owned Business Resources
    Source: Huffington Post
    Link: www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/7-top-veteran-owned-business-resources_us_5a0c76e8e4b006523921857b
  • Silent Professionals - Private Security Job Market
    Your source for vetted defense and private security jobs & personnel
    Link: silentprofessionals.org/
  • Pathway to Career Success
    Source: Career One Stop
    Link: careeronestop.org
  • Scholarships
    Source: Sentinels of Freedom
    Link: sentinelsoffreedom.org
  • Know Your Military Education Benefits!
    Source: Ameriforce
    Link: ameriforce.net/know-your-military-education-benefits/
  • Transition Assistance Online-Jobs
    Source: Transition Assistance Online
    Link: taonline.com/generalpages/SiteMap.asp 

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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