In order to provide service and assistance to veterans in need, NCVAC has compiled a listing of service agencies in the area that assist with homelessness and other accompanying issues. Resources specifically for veterans are provided below. For assistance with services that are available and serve the entire population instead of just veterans, please visit pages addressing specific issues. Those pages are located in the drop down menu under veteran’s resources.
Resources offering multiple types of services specifically to veterans:
- Steps N Stages is a local non-profit that provides temporary housing (The Jubilee House) for female veterans in need. While staying at the Jubilee House, veterans will be provided with counseling, employment assistance, literacy classes, and mentoring. http://stepsnstages.com
- Veterans Empowering Veterans can assist veterans with temporary housing, food, furniture, rent and utility assistance, and job assistance and transportation. Veterans Empowering Veterans also provides case management services to veterans with different types of need. http://www.veteransempoweringveterans.org/
- The Fayetteville VA Medical Center offers many services for homeless veterans, including contract and transitional housing programs as well as medical care assistance for homeless veterans. To find out about these services, please contact 910-488-2120. More information about these services can also be found at: http://www.fayettevillenc.va.gov/services/homeless.asp.
- Military OneSource is s program set up for active duty military personnel in need of counseling or other types of assistance. Services are offered for all branches of the military. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: family issues, financial matters, relocation, education and health and wellness. Individuals can review services at militaryonesource.com. Additionally, people can contact Military OneSource directly at: 1–800-342-9647. Phone lines are open 24 hours a day.
- In accordance with the Veteran Justice Outreach Initiative, every VA medical center employes an outreach specialist to help veterans with assessments and case management for veterans involved in the court or jail system. Additionally, this program strives to supply veterans with access to mental health and substance abuse assistance services. More information about this program can be found at: http://www.va.gov/homeless/vjo.asp
- The Defense Centers of Excellence provides facts about PTSD and other conditions to individuals in the military and the professionals who work with them during their adjustment period when returning from war. Their website provides a multitude of resources for veterans that are offered 24 hours a day. These resources include consultations with health care professionals for veterans, fact sheets and information about caring for family members and friends returning from war, podcasts, blogs, and videos related to PTSD, and a live chat line for individuals to talk with others suffering from PTSD or to ask healthcare professionals questions specifically related to their own case. http://www.dcoe.mil/Families/Help.
- Gift from Within provides fact sheets, webcasts, music and poetry, and journal articles that discuss PTSD and methods for coping with symptoms and stress associated with this condition. http://www.giftfromwithin.org/html/military-family-resources.html.
- Give an Hour is a non-profit organization that works to provide mental health resources to veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Give an Hour provides free counseling to service members. Their website provides a listing a mental health service providers across the country. http://www.giveanhour.org/.
- Hooah 4 Health is an organization that works to promote overall health and wellness to military personnel. They provide mental, physical, and spiritual health resources and information to military personnel. http://www.hooah4health.com/.
- Afterdeployment.org allows individuals to compare their stories with others and share their experiences. This site also offers information about depression, PTSD, chemical dependencies, adjusting to family life, spirituality, and many other health and wellness topics. http://afterdeployment.org/
- The Disabled American Veterans is a non-profit agency that assists disabled veterans. The organization provides assistance with disaster relief, homelessness, and employment, among others. More information about these services can be found at: http://www.dav.org/
- The Department of Veterans Affairs launched an outreach campaign in October 2011 after Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki vowed to end homelessness among Veterans by 2015. As part of this promise, the Department of Veterans Affairs maintains a free, confidential crisis line for veterans who are homeless or at risk for being homeless. The crisis line can be reached at 1-877-4aidvet (1-877-424-3838). After an initial assessment, veterans will be connected to the homeless point of contact in their area for assistance. The Department of Veterans Affairs also has multiples types of services available for veterans. A comprehensive listing of those services, and contact information, can be found at: http://www.va.gov/. More information on the status of the campaign to end homelessness can be found at: http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/7696/unstoppable-momentum-to-end-veteran-homelessness/
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