Since 1994, the Center for Women Veterans has monitored and coordinated VA benefits, programs and services for women Veterans. The center also advocates for women Veterans and raises awareness about the responsibility to treat women Veterans with dignity and respect. Women Veterans can also call the Women Veterans hotline—1-885-VA-WOMEN (855-829-6636)—for answers to questions about VA services and resources. Visit http://www.va.gov/womenvet to learn...Read More
Month: August 2017
Since 1988, the Women Veterans Health Care program has provided focused care for women Veterans in a safe environment that aims to raise the standard of women’s health care. By focusing on primary care, reproductive health, and other health issues unique to women, VA seeks to provide the care that helps keep our women Veterans healthy and in a position to live fruitful lives. Women Veterans need not worry about their specific health issues not being accommodated by VA....Read More
A understands that many women Veterans face challenges when returning to civilian life, including raising children on their own or dealing with the aftereffects of military sexual trauma. Without intervention, these and other issues can put women Veterans at greater risk of homelessness. VA also strives to address the individualized needs of women throughout its specialized programs for homeless Veterans. Every VA Medical Center and regional benefits office also has a dedicated advocate to make sure women Veterans get the health care and benefits they’ve earned through...Read More
Domiciliary care was initially established to provide services to economically-disadvantaged Veterans, and it remains committed to serving that group. The Domiciliary has evolved from a “Soldiers’ Home” to become an active clinical rehabilitation and treatment program for male and female Veterans and domiciliary programs are is now integrated with the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs (MH RRTPs). The MH RRTPs are designed to provide state-of-the-art, high-quality residential rehabilitation and treatment services for Veterans with multiple and severe medical conditions, mental illness, addiction, or psychosocial deficits. The MH RRTP identifies and addresses goals of rehabilitation, recovery, health maintenance, improved...Read More
Under the SSVF program, VA awards grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives that can provide supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. Grantees provide a range of supportive services designed to promote housing stability to eligible very low-income Veteran families. Details about the SSVF program are available by visiting VA Homeless Resource Page or by calling (877)...Read More
Today’s economy is quite difficult. This situation has led to hundreds of thousands of Americans being in risk of losing their homes, and of those individuals who are at risk, a high percentage of them are veterans. The following are some steps that veterans should take in an effort to ensure that they stay in their homes: Homeowners need to contact their lender at the first sign of a problem. Always make a payment, even if you only make a partial one. The veteran should seek a third party representation to guide and speak on his/her behalf. If this...Read More
Through a cooperative partnership, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs Supported Housing (HUD-VASH) Program, provides long-term case management, supportive services and permanent housing support. HUD provides “Housing Choice” Section 8 vouchers designated for HUD-VASH to participating Public Housing Authorities to assist with rent payment. To be eligible for this program, Veterans must be VA Health Care eligible, homeless, and must participate in case management services in order to obtain and sustain permanent independent community housing. For eligibility criteria, please contact your nearest VA Homeless Coordinator or visit the HUD-VASH Eligibility...Read More
It doesn’t matter how many men I’ve killed. What matters is how I’m getting along with those still alive.
I called the Veteran’s Crisis Line when I felt I wasn’t worth a damn as a parent/human and didn’t deserve a healthy wife, child and family (I can’t emphasize how great this number is if you really need help or just someone to talk to: 1-800-273-8255 24/7) because I was just completely lost.