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Veterans Information Guide: Agencies and Organizations

A subject guide dedicated to providing resources for veterans.

Government Agencies

Veteran Affairs
https://www.va.gov/
To provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned - and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.

Center for Women Veterans
https://www.va.gov/womenvet/
Health care, outreach, mental health, statistics, and other resources.

The G.I. Go Veterans Transition Center of Newark 
http://www.gigofund.org/
"The G.I. GO Fund is a nonprofit charitable organization that provides transition assistance to veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, as well as support, recognition, and gratitude to all of our servicemen and women."

HUD Veteran Resource Center
http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/about/hudvet 
Locate resources by state, links to national resources, and links to related information. 

New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
https://www.nj.gov/military/
Information about veterans memorial homes, burial honors, application for the NJ Distinguished Service Medal, information about benefits, and more.

The New Jersey Veterans Guide
http://www.nj.gov/military/veterans/
Educational benefits, medals, home ownership benefits, programs, and more.

NJ Veterans Counseling Hotline
https://www.nj.gov/military/veterans/hotline.html​
1-866-VETS-NJ4 (1-866-838-7654)
Services include: Veteran peer support, clinical assessment & case management, family resources, and referral to a comprehensive network of mental health providers.

Warrior Care
http://www.warriorcare.mil
A portal to various resources. "Whether you are currently active-duty military, veteran, a family member or a concerned neighbor, the links on this site will provide answers to your questions or ideas for where to turn next."

Associations

American Gulfwar Veterans Association
http://www.gulfwarvets.com/index.html 
Articles, testimonies, image gallery, and more. The association's primary concern is Gulf War Syndrome.

American Legion
https://www.legion.org/
Blog entries, information about the Heroes to Hometowns program (for veterans recuperating from hospitalization), news, legislative information, and other resources.

AMVets
http://www.amvets.org 
"As one of America’s foremost veterans service organizations, AMVETS (or American Veterans) has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens. The helping hand that AMVETS extends to veterans and their families takes many forms."

Blinded American Veterans Foundation
http://www.bavf.org 
"Since its founding in 1985, BAVF has made major strides toward achieving its goals of advanced research, improved rehabilitation programs and wider re-employment opportunities."

Disabled American Veterans
http://www.dav.org 
Information about volunteer opportunities, various veterans services, news, and and legislation.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
http://www.iava.org 
"Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is the nation's first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans." Locate legislative information, a photo gallery, a press room, and more.

The Military Coalition
http://www.themilitarycoalition.org 
Comprised of 35 organizations,The Military Coalition represents "more than 5.5 million members of the uniformed services--active, reserve, retired, survivors, veterans--and their families." Archived testimonies, letters, and a feature story are available.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
http://www.nchv.org 
Offers many resources, such as statistics, legislative information, newsletters, employment assistance, a service provider directory, and information concerning grants.

National Veterans Foundation
http://www.nvf.org 
Lists of resources by state, links, upcoming events, newsletters, frequently asked questions, etc.

Navy League of the United States
http://www.navyleague.org 
"The Navy League of the United States is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating our citizens about the importance of sea power to U.S. National Security and supporting the men and women of the sea services and their families."

Paralyzed Veterans of America
http://www.pva.org/site/PageServer 
Information about spinal cord injuries, disability rights, legal issues, and more.

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
http://www.vfw.org 
Information about veterans' services, legislation, publications, and VFW talk radio.

Vietnam Veterans of America
http://www.vva.org 
Forms, publications, news, a legislative action center, and other resources for veterans of the Vietnam War.