Below are links to useful information for Veterans.
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Veterans Crisis Line Get help NOW. Call: 1 800 273 8255 or text: 838255
Learn more about PTSD: The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. They work to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma.
Warrior Writers is a national non-profit. Their mission is to create a culture that articulates veterans’ experiences, provide a creative community for artistic expression, and bear witness to the lived experiences of warriors. Download their brochure!
GIVE AN HOUR provides FREE mental Health services to US Military personnel and families affected by the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Dirty Canteen is an artist collective composed of 8 Veterans who served in conflicts from Afghanistan, the Gulf War, Kosovo, and Iraq. They aim to raise awareness about issues veterans face while returning home from conflict.
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania serves Veterans, including those from the National Guard and Reserves, regardless of role or discharge status, and/or their families. They provide confidential, personalized behavioral health care at NO COST with NO LONG WAITS.
Warrior-Scholar Project empowers enlisted military veterans by providing them with a skill bridge that enables a successful transition from the battlefield to the college classroom. They host immersive, one- or two-week college preparatory programs.
From War to Home: Through the Veteran's Lens explores the realities of military service through words and images from veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom were given cameras and asked to tell their stories of military service, deployment, and homecoming.
The Defence Archaeology Group and Operation Nightingale was founded in 2012 to utilise both the technical and social aspects of field archaeology in the recovery and skill development of soldiers injured in the conflict in Afghanistan. These skills include surveying, geophysics (for ordnance recovery or revealing cultural heritage sites), scrutiny of the ground (for improvised explosive devices or artefacts), site and team management, mapping, navigation and the physical ability to cope with hard manual work in often inclement weather conditions. Check out their amazing work!
The Women Veterans Center in Philadelphia provides a safe space for women to connect with each other and the community. The WVC offers a wide range of services and programming including: assisting newly transitioning Veterans to civilian life, healthy lifestyle classes, resume and career workshops, Creative Arts programs and activities for Veteran spouses and children.
The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. Stories are permanently housed in the Library of Congress. The Veterans History Project is supported by the US Congress.