Programs and Services

Programs and Services for Veterans, Service Members, Families & Caregivers 


Government Resources

California’s Operation Welcome Home – Helps connect Veterans and their families to civilian and government employment opportunities.

Career One Stop Military Spouse Resources – Locate resources for spouses of members in the military.

eBenefits – Learn about tools for updating personal information, monitoring claims, applying for benefits and managing your healthcare.

Military HOMEFRONT - Offers programs serving troops and families, including child care and counseling services, help for family members with disabilities, and legal assistance.

Military OneSource – Speak to live Military OneSource consultants that are available 24 hours a day. Information and assistance available to Active Duty Service Members, Reservists and family members.

National Resource Directory (NRD) – Provides access to services and resources for the Veteran and military communities to support rehabilitation and reintegration.

Navy Fleet and Family Support Program – Find resources to assist Navy family members in job searches, resume building, interview tips, and career planning.

Real Warriors, Real Battles, Real Strength – Find information on the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.

Seamless Transition – Provides returning OIF/OEF Active duty, Reserve and National Guard members a site about the medical, financial and other benefits offered to Veterans and their dependents.

U.S. Army Behavioral Health – Find information for Army soldiers and their families on health issues, including PTSD, pre- and post-deployment stress screening and suicide prevention.

U.S. Army Hooah 4 Health – Learn about some of the challenges and issues you can expect during the final stage of deployment. Use the site's tips to help with reunification with your loved one.

 

Non-Government Resources

Armed Forces Crossroads – Users can find resources and information covering spouse support, education, deployment, casualty and loss, relocation, financial information and more.

Care2Tri – An organization originally founded as a vessel to help those with disabilities gain a sense of fulfillment by including them in triathlons that is now bringing the same opportunities to veterans and wounded heroes.

Coalition for Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans – Partnership of organizations that provide services to Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans and their families.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) – Advocates and educates on behalf of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and their families. Provides information on mental health, traumatic brain injury (TBI), VA health care and benefits, health coverage for National Guard and Reserve, educational benefits and more.

National Military Family Association – Provides information on education, employment, health care and finances and the Military Spouse Scholarship Program and an Operation Purple Program, which provides leadership camps for teens, family retreats at national parks and camps geared to address the needs of children and families of our nation's wounded Service Members.

Operation Homefront – Provides emergency assistance and information to Service Members, Veterans and their families to help support their urgent household needs.

Purple Star Veterans and Families Coming Home – Find a guide to help prepare for service member’s homecoming.

Rebuild Hope – Provides emergency and short-term financial assistance to the families of severely wounded OIF/OEF Veterans as they strive to build healthy and stable civilian lives.

Swords to Plowshares – Provides national advocacy as well as local emergency shelter, mental health services, residential rehabilitation programs, job referrals, and legal representation to Veterans and their families.

Warrior Gateway – Connects members of the military community, their spouses and families to the resources they need for transitioning to civilian life.

 

For Children

Military Youth Coping with Separation: When Family Members Deploy – Learn what you and your family can do to help teenage children cope with deployment.

Mr. Poe and Friends Discuss Homecoming After Deployment – Learn what you and your family can do to help children cope with deployment.

Sesame Street: Talk, Listen, Connect – An outreach program designed to support military families with children between the ages of 2 and 5 as they cope with the feelings, challenges, and concerns experienced during different phases of deployment.

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

The VA National Center for PTSD  – Works to advance the clinical care and well-being of America's Veterans through research, education and training in the science, diagnosis and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders.

  • Talking to Children about Going to War
  • Coping When a Family Member has been Called to War
  • War-related Stress Reactions: What Families Need to Know
  • Homecoming after Deployment: Dealing with Changes and Expectations
  • Effects of Going to War on Family Members of Active Duty Personnel