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For Student Veterans

1-800-273-8255 Press 1 Crisis Support Hotline or text 838255 (Crisis Support Hotline and Text Line)

This section is to help you as the student veteran if you are having trouble or need help and don't know where to turn, the following is a list of resorces to help guide you:

PTSD, Transition Assistance, Stress management:

GI JOBS: Mother of All Transition Guides

Veteran Outreach Toolkit

http://www.militaryonesource.mil/ -Multisource Website good for stress management, PTSD, family emergencies, personal emergencies, or transition services.

http://keystonewarriors.com/ (Veterans Assistance)

http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/tap/ (Department of Labor Transition Assistance Program)

http://www.bootstrapusa.com/ (Stress Management)

http://www.military.com/education/keys-to-success/tips-for-stress-management.html (Stress Management and Education Assistance)

http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/military-and-veterans-services.htm (Kutztown Veterans Guide)

http://www.ptsd.va.gov/ (PTSD Information)

http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ (Crisis Support)

1-800-273-8255 Press 1  Crisis Support Hotline or text 838255 (Crisis Support Hotline and Text Line)

DOD Military Family Support

Department of Veteran Affairs Family Support

VA Coaching into Care

SAMHSA Military Families Resources

VFW Family Assistance

National Veteran Foundation (Crisis management services for veterans and their families.)

Post Deployment Adjustment Information for Veterans and their Families

Returning from the War Zone: A Guide for Families of Military Personnel

Helping a Family Member with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Returning Heroes Home

Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Family Support
Provides fully furnished resort condominium units for use by the families of wounded warriors and widows with the greatest financial need.

Veteran Associated Resources:

Department of Veterans Affairs Home Loan Program

Department of Veterans Affairs Specially Adapted Housing Program

Financial Help -

American Legion Family Support Network (FSN)
The FSN provides support to military families through local American Legion post. Families in need of financial support with minor children are encouraged to reach out to the American Legion's Financial Support Network

Armed Forces Foundation
Provides direct financial support to service members and their families for everyday living expenses, home improvements, transition and career counseling, funeral arrangements, travel expenses for military families, family counseling services and other related costs.

Getting in Contact -

American Red Cross
When a military family experiences a crisis, the American Red Cross is there to assist by providing emergency communications twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. The Red Cross relays urgent messages containing accurate, factual, complete and verified descriptions of the emergency to service members stationed anywhere in the world, including ships at sea, embassies and remote locations.

Helping Others -

Joining Forces
White House program that asks Americans to get involved in supporting our military's needs in employment, education, wellness and public awareness.

This is a sampling of the many resources available to military and veteran families please visit the National Resource Directory
for information on other programs.

Military and Veterans Resources

Veterans Affairs & Benefits

http://www.gibill.va.gov (Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill Web Site)
https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment)
www.va.gov (Veterans Affairs)
www.vba.va.gov (Veterans Benefits Administration)
www.va.gov/health/default.asp (Health Administration Services)
www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/index.htm (Compensation & Pension Benefits)
www.bva.va.gov (Board of Veterans Appeals)
http://www.va.gov/onlineapps.htm  (Veterans On-line Applications Website)
www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange (VA Agent Orange)
www.homeloans.va.gov (VA Home Loans)
www.insurance.va.gov (VA Insurance)
www.vba.va.gov/ro/philly/index.htm (VA Regional Office-Philadelphia)
www.gibill.va.gov/pamphlets/acceleratedpayinfo.htm (VA Accelerated Payment Information)
www.gibill.va.gov/pamphlets/tatu.htm (VA Tuition Assistance Top-Up)
www.gibill.va.gov/pamphlets/lcweb.htm (VA Licensing and Certification Tests)

Contact Sites for Military Benefits 
www.armyg1.army.mil/rso  (Army Retirement Services Home Page)
www.gulflink.osd.mil (Gulf War Home Page)
www.archives.gov/st-louis (National Personnel Records Center)
www.dfas.mil (Defense Finance and Accounting Service)
www.tricare.osd.mil (TRICARE)

Counseling, Support and Family Services (Free)
www.militaryonesource.mil (Military One Source)
www.myarmyonesource.com (Army One Source)
www.jointservicessupport.org (National Guard Support Programs)
www.usmc-mccs.org (Marine Community Services)
www.ffsp.navy.mil (Navy Fleet and Family Readiness)
www.afpc.af.mil (Air Force Personnel Center)
www.uscg.mil/worklife/family_advocacy.asp (Coast Guard Family Programs)

Education
www.pde.state.pa.us (Pennsylvania Department of Education)
www.pheaa.org (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency)

Employment & Training
www.dol.gov/vets/grants/main.htm (Grants & Training)
www.scsc.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/civil_service_home/9164 (PA State Civil Service)
http://dod.jobsearch.org (DoD Job Search)
www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre (VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Service
www.veteransvocationalinstitute.com (Veterans Vocational Institute)
http://benefits.va.gov/vow/education.htm (Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)
http://acp-usa.org (American Corporate Partners)

Financial Aid
www.fafsa.ed.gov (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
www.pin.ed.gov (PIN Registration for FAFSA)
www.aesSuccess.or  (American Education Services)

Military Services
www.af.mil (US Air Force)
www.afreserve.com (Air Force Reserve)
www.ang.af.mil (Air National Guard)
www.goarmy.com (US Army)
www.goarmyreserve.com (Army Reserve)
www.paguard.com (Army National Guard)
www.navy.mil (US Navy)
www.navalreserve.com (Navy Reserve)
www.usmc.mil (US Marine Corps)
www.marforres.usmc.mil (Marine Forces Reserve)
www.uscg.mil (US Coast Guard)
www.uscg.mil/reserve (US Coast Guard Reserve)

Telephone Numbers
Questions/Inquiries About GI Bill Benefits and Status of Claims - 1-888-442-4551
Student Verification of Enrollment - 1-877-823-2378 or https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave
Direct Deposit (Chapter 30, 31, 32, 1606, 1607) - 1-877-838-2778
General Information on VA Benefits - 1-800-827-1000

 

Veterans Online Resource Directory

http://www.dmva.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/veterans_online_resource_directory/12971