SAFE Project is committed to supporting veterans, active duty service members, and their families in their journey towards overcoming substance use disorder. We are dedicated to fostering connections and providing a lifeline to the essential resources that empower individuals who have served our nation. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by those who have sacrificed for our freedom, we strive to create a space where veterans and their families can access the support they deserve. Through a curated network of services and programs, we aim to address the specific needs of our military community, fostering resilience and promoting a path towards lasting recovery.
National Resources for Veterans
The American Legion
The American Legion is committed to enhancing the well-being of America’s veterans, their families, our military, and our communities through their devotion to mutual helpfulness. The American Legion’s vision statement is “The American Legion: Veterans Strengthening America.”
Avalon Action Alliance
Avalon Action Alliance is the post-trauma wellness non-profit helping veterans, first responders, and their families gain control over issues related to mental wellness and brain health. They are the one collaborative resource providing veterans and first responders services at no cost for the three interrelated post-trauma impacts: depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and substance use.
The Patriot Resilient Leader Institute, DBA, Camp Resilience is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity founded in 2014 by a group of veterans and local citizens. Since 2014, Camp Resilience has welcomed hundreds of participants to rediscover their health and wellness. The organizational leadership consists of a diverse group of individuals with backgrounds in business, military, public safety, mental health, and nonprofit sectors.
Center for a New American Society
Provides a searchable tool that allows users to filter state-level veteran benefits by type of benefit, beneficiary, and state to identify benefits for which they may be eligible, providing a unique and invaluable reference
DAV: Disabled American Veterans
DAV is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. They accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
Habitat for Humanity
Veterans Build Program focuses on five areas: Building, Employment, Volunteer Engagement, Education, and Honor.
Connecting heroes — those serving, veterans, their spouses and Gold Star Families — with advisors, veteran friendly employers, and no-cost resources.
Home for Our Troops
Builds specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans so they may live in a safe and barrier-free environment.
Make That Connection
On MakeTheConnection.net, hundreds of Veterans describe their mental health challenges and the care that helped them. These veterans share stories and experiences that fellow veterans and their supporters can relate to — in the hopes that you can make a connection.
Military.com connects service members, military families, and veterans to all the benefits of service: government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more.
Military One Space
Military OneSource is your 24/7 connection to information, answers, and support to help you reach your goals, overcome challenges, and thrive. As a member of the military family, you are eligible to use this Defense Department-funded program anytime, anywhere. Turn to Military OneSource for tax services, spouse employment help, webinars and online training, relocation and deployment tools, and much more.
National Resource Directory
The National Resource Directory is a searchable database of resources vetted for the use of service members, veterans, family members, and caregivers. It provides an online partnership for wounded, ill and injured service members, their families and those who support them.
National VA Homeless Hotline
24 hour – 877-424-3838. Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless can call or visit their local VA Medical Center or Community Resource and Referral Center where VA staff are ready to help. Veterans and their families may also call 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424- 3838) to access VA services
National Veterans Foundation
The mission is to serve the crisis management, information, and referral needs of all U.S. veterans and their families through the management and operation of the nation’s first vet-to-vet toll-free helpline. 888.777.4443
Team Red, White, and Blue is on a mission to make PT cool again. The pillars of health are the foundation of our community and content. Wherever you are on your health journey, they’ve got your six.
The VA was formally established in 1930 and became the cabinet-level Department of Veterans Affairs in 1989. The agency is led by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, who, being a cabinet member, is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The VA website gives veterans access and a way to manage their benefits and healthcare. It also provides access to careers/employment, housing assistance, life insurance, education and training, health care, pension, records, and disability compensation claims. It has links to find a facility, talk to veteran crisis responders, and the ability to manage a personal account. VA Main Information line: 800-698-2411
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.
The Veterans Inc. Supportive Services for Veterans and Veteran Families Program helps individuals and families who are homeless or at-risk. If you meet the basic eligibility requirements, Veterans Inc. provides direct services and financial assistance to help search for housing, assist with initial rent costs, and pay for certain bills related to back rent or utilities.
Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) began in 2003 as a small, grassroots effort providing simple care and comfort items to the hospital bedsides of the first wounded service members returning home from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. As their post-service needs evolved, so have our programs and services. Today, through our direct programs in mental health, career counseling, and long-term rehabilitative care, along with our advocacy efforts, we improve the lives of millions of warriors and their families.
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SAFE Project has developed programs to connect veterans, active-duty service members, and their families to the resources they need to address mental health challenges and substance use disorders.