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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

Family Resources

A funny thing happened while you were away: your loved ones seem to have changed. So did you.

For veterans, reintegrating to family life can be extremely challenging. Sometimes more difficult than being away. It’s not easy for family members, either.

But there are ways you can move forward together. Contact just one person today to talk about your situation.

Family Services and Resources Near You

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Women Veterans Call Center

Calling All Women Who Served in the United States Military! Do you know your Veteran status?  Do you have a…(more)

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Center for Women Veterans (CWV)

Women are one of the fastest growing subgroup of Veterans, and we are signing up for VA health care and…(more)

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Women Veterans Resources/National Veterans Foundation

Our Women Veteran Resources program connects women veterans with appropriate resources to help them transition to civilian life after leaving…(more)

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Peninsula Fine Arts Center: Healing Arts Program for Veterans

Healing Arts program at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center enables active-duty soldiers, veterans, and their families to address the emotional…(more)

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Liberty Source

Liberty Source is dedicated to launching and sustaining the careers of members of the military community with a focus on…(more)

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Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

PURPOSE AND PHILOSOPHY The Society provides financial assistance and education, as well as other programs and services, to members of…(more)

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Big Brothers Big Sisters

Vision: all children achieve success in life. Mission: provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that…(more)

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Blue Star Families

Committed to supporting one another through the unique challenges of military service and asking the larger civilian population to help as well, connecting military…(more)

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EDole Foundation

Caring for Military Families: Elizabeth Dole Foundation

Our Vision We believe that our nation’s military caregivers need and deserve robust, effective support in light of the mental,…(more)

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National Military Family Association

NMFA is the voice of military families because, for 46 years, we have proven that we stand behind service members, their spouses,…(more)

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Hampton VA Medical Center: Caregiver Support

You may know that VA provides benefits and services for Veterans, but did you know that VA also has a…(more)

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Operation Family Caregiver: Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health

The strength of our military is legendary. Our military families are strong, too. Operation Family Caregiver (OFC) coaches the families…(more)

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National Alliance for Caregivers

Nearly 44 million unpaid caregivers form the backbone of the US chronic and long-term care system. These hard working family…(more)

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Old Dominion University Military Connection Center

The Military Connection Center provides comprehensive support to assist military connected students in navigating the transition to academic life. 1016…(more)

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Old Dominion University Military Career Transition Program

Offers master’s degrees with initial licensure through the Department of Teaching and Learning at Old Dominion University. (757) 683-3348

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Valor Run

Valor Run, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2014. Our mission is to unite communities through running events…(more)

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2016 Guide to Veterans Education Benefits-Best Schools

Continuing your education and career after military service can be an intimidating prospect. Choosing a school and getting all of…(more)

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Hampton Roads Veterans Writing Group

The Hampton Roads Veterans Writing Group is a cost-free writing group for service members, veterans, and military family members of…(more)

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ForKids

ForKids Inc. is a non-profit agency with a mission to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and…(more)

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Habitat for Heroes

A new program to assist veterans and families of the fallen in Hampton Roads and around the country. Provides access…(more)

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Community Blueprint

Community Blueprint is a set of tools and practices that provide a framework for communities to produce positive, measurable outcomes…(more)

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Benefits.Gov

Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) provides citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Their mission is to reduce…(more)

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Cell Phones for Soldiers

Helps our troops call home. Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to…(more)

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Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA)

NHRA is the largest redevelopment and housing authority in Virginia and is a national leader in real estate development and property…(more)

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Granting Freedom

A grant program for home modifications for disabled veterans or disabled servicemen or women who sustained a line of duty…(more)

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Give An Hour

Strives to develop national networks of volunteers capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within society.…(more)

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Tutor.com

Helps students from elementary to advance in more than 16 subjects.

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Fisher House Foundation

A network of comfort homes where military and veteran families can stay at no cost while a loved one is…(more)

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Military One Source

A confidential Department of Defense-funded program that provides comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost. Information…(more)

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Naval Support Activity

Committed to providing effective and efficient world class support to customer to enable our fighters and support our families. (757)…(more)

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National Resource Directory

Provides information and access to services and resources for wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, their families, and those…(more)

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Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS)

Provides training to military couples, children and families in core resilience skills. 1035 Nider Blvd Rooms E18 and E21 |…(more)

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Fleet and Family Support Centers of Hampton Roads

Supports operating forces, promoting readiness through the efficient opperation of shore installations. (757) 444-2102

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Families of the Wounded Fund

To provide financial resources in support of family members/caregivers of military service men and women who have either been wounded…(more)

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QOL

Quality of Life Foundation

We focus on meeting quality of life needs of family members so they can continue to focus on their hero’s…(more)

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Arming Military Families with Love, Laughter, and Practical Tools for Deployment (Sesame Street)

Nearly 800,000 preschoolers are separated from a parent serving in the U.S. military.   When we think of war and…(more)

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National Family Services and Resources

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Center for Women Veterans

A new site that provides outreach to female service members and female veterans who have questions about health care, benefits…(more)

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Find Your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO)

Start by connecting with your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO).

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HUD Exchange: Resource for Homeless Veterans

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development provides several resources for veterans looking for housing.

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Make the Connection – Family & Relationships

See veterans and their families sharing stories about how they helped and supported each other and find resources related to…(more)

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Make the Connection-Spirituality

Military life can raise difficult questions and confusing spirituality issues that impact other aspects of life. Hear personal stories and…(more)

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National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

The National Call Center for Homeless Veterans is a free 24/7 hotline intended to assist homeless veterans and their families…(more)

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Road to Buying a VA Home

Infographic – Process of buying a home with a VA loan.

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Search the National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory has information about thousands of national and local programs, services and organizations, many in your community, that…(more)

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Sesame Street Resources for Military & Veteran Families

Military families, Sesame Street salutes you and supports you! Talk, Listen, Connect, offers you strategies and resources to help your…(more)

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The American Legion: Homeless Veteran Help

The AL provides public and private sector agencies and organizations that aid homeless veterans and their families.

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The Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC)

The Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC) answers questions and responds to concerns from women Veterans, their families, and caregivers across…(more)

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VA eBenefits

eBenefits is a central location for Veterans and their families to access and manage benefits and get service connected.

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Vet Center

Vet Centers offer counseling in a caring manner for Veterans and their families.  Use this search to find a Vet…(more)

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Veteran’s Court

Find a veteran’s court in your state.  Veteran’s court is modeled after drug treatment and/or mental health treatment courts.  Typically,…(more)

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Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs…(more)

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Volunteer Locally to Help Veterans

There are many different ways you can help a disabled veteran. Volunteering is one of them. Learn more about volunteering.

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Our Criteria for Selecting Resources

To ensure the highest standard of resources and organizations for veterans and their families, these criteria guide selection for inclusion on this website.

  1. Resource comes from a credible source.
  2. Resource is current and relevant.
  3. Resource is free and available at no cost to veterans and their families.
  4. Resource is commercial-free, no profit is derived from it.
  5. Resource is accessible, easy to get and easy to use; tangible and concrete.
  6. Organization or individual that created and/or is distributing the resource is nonpartisan. 501c4 organizations whose primary function is advocacy or educating about political issues or policy merit close scrutiny to determine nonpartisanship.