The following resources are for veterans seeking useful information on things like housing, employment, job training, and other topics.
If you are homeless, or are facing homelessness
- The first step – start with the Department of Veterans Affairs: Homeless Veterans Services and Resources
- If you’re in need of housing: here’s a list of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ most recent grant recipients of Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. These organizations primarily focus on housing for low-income families. 2016 SSVF organizations (they are broken down by state on the left hand column).
- Information on the VA’s Mortgage Guaranty Program, emergency assistance for homeless veterans, foreclosure prevention, and individual state assistance programs, this Guide to VA Housing Benefits: by moneygeek.com is an extremely useful tool.
- If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, and are still in need, visit the National Resource Directory’s comprehensive list of vital government and non-government assistance programs for veterans in need
If you need a job, but aren’t sure you have the necessary skills
- Information on Vocational Rehab thru VetSuccess.
- Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVER) – Find your nearest VETS rep by state
- Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP)
Preparing for a civilian job
- You know your military experience can be applicable to many civilian jobs, but how do you communicate that? Check out this Military Skills Translator
- Resume Writing Tips for Veterans
- Important tips for job interviews
Other Useful Links
- What is Individual Unemployability (IU)? This comprehensive guide from Hill & Ponton has everything you need to know.
- Finding insurance can be overwhelming. This expansive insurance guide for military veterans is a great place to start!
- Knogi’s Guide to 60+ Charities, Organizations, & Holiday Assistance Programs for Low-Income Families on Christmas & Thanksgiving.
- The Alcohol Addiction Center has information on veterans and alcohol as well as a comprehensive guide to help and resources.
Other organizations helping Veterans
- Challenge America – a 501(c)3 nonprofit – has made it their mission to connect service members, veterans and their families to resources and solutions that build community and give purpose to their lives. From the beginning, they set out to challenge the status quo by designing and scaling innovative, evidence-based solutions to the needs of the military community – no matter where they live. By leveraging technology, creative arts and community solidarity, they are challenging America to think differently about how we serve our military.
- Silent Professionals – Focused on helping veterans transition from the military to civilian life, Silent Professionals is he most trusted source for vetted private security and military contractor professionals. They also provide assistance with resume writing.