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Veterans Crisis Line
Confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text options.
Phone: 800 273-8255 and press 1
800-799-4889 for the deaf and hard of hearing
National Center for PTSD
Information for veterans and families.
Program of US Dept of Veterans Affairs Care for Women Veterans
Crisis Hotline: 800-273-8255
Female Vets Hotline: 855-829-6636
National Resource Directory
connects Veterans, Service Members, families and caregivers with resources and services at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.
NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness – Veterans and Active Duty
Veterans Administration Health Accounts
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
National Service Officers function as attorneys-in-fact, assisting veterans and their families in filing claims for VA disability compensation and pension; vocational rehabilitation and employment; education; home loan guaranty; life insurance; death benefits; health care and much more free of charge.
VA Regional Office
JFK Federal Building
Government Center, Rm 1575B
U.S Dept. of Veterans Affairs – VA Boston Healthcare System
Local Veterans’ Service Officers
Veterans Agent in each town may be able to help find services.
MA Department of Veterans’ Services
SAVE – Statewide Advocacy for Veterans’ Empowerment
SAVE’s mission is suicide prevention and advocacy of veterans benefits and services through active outreach in the community. -888-844-2838, press #2.
MA – Veterans’ Job Programs and Services
The MassHire Department of Career Services provides employment and training services to veterans and their families.
Spinal Cord Injury Association
Greater Boston Chapter
Brain Injury Association of MA
Neuro-Rehab Management, Inc.
provides Head Injury Community Services based in Woburn, MA
Home Base Program
The Red Sox Foundation and MA General Hospital provide clinical care and support for veterans (and families) who deployed in support of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and live with deployment- or combat-related stress, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or traumatic brain injury. 617-724-5202
MA Vets Advisor
provides numerous resources on benefits, employment, training, education benefits, housing, outreach, counseling and more for veterans and their families.
Special Pension with Aid and Attendance Benefit
(A&A) from the Veterans’ Administration. This Special Pension (part of the VA Improved Pension program) allows for Veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing, undressing or taking care of the needs of nature to receive additional monetary benefits. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an assisted living facility also qualifies.
Veteran’s Guide to Benefits
Veterans’ Laws and Benefits from the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
Veteran’s Vision Benefits
(Note: The source is a for-profit LASIK services)
Veteran’s Dental Benefits
(Note: The source is a for-profit orthodontic device)
Homes for Our Troops
at no cost, this organization assists severely injured Servicemen and Servicewomen and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently. Homes for Our Troops is a national organization based in Taunton, MA.
VA Caregiver Support
Offers training, educational resources, and multiple tools to help you succeed.
The mobile applications (apps) provide self-help, education and support following trauma. They also have treatment companion apps, for use with a health care provider, to make treatment easier. The Apps are free for Apple and Android devices.
- Assistive Technology
- General Topics, Websites and Databases
- Independent Living Centers
- Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Mental Health
- PCA and Homemaking
- Sports, Life and Leisure
- State of Massachusetts
- U. S. Government
- Utilities, Phones, Furniture and More