Warrior and Family Support


NRD

National Resource Directory

NatResDirLogoThe National Resource Directory (NRD) is a Web site for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families and those who support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.


Legal Assistance

Legal Assistance Available

Pro bono (free) or reduced cost legal assistance is available to Wounded Warriors for issues beyond those that can be provided by military legal assistance officers. These issues may include family law subjects such as divorce, custody and child support as well as legal protections available under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.  The following organizations provide such assistance:

Virginia Bar Association

Wounded Warriors at Ft. Belvoir and Ft. Eustis may go to the Virginia Bar Association website, complete the application form and send it to the designated email address.  You will receive a quick email response.  If you have questions, contact Bob Barrett at 804-756-7743.

GMU Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemenbers

Wounded Warriors at Ft. Belvoir have another option through the George Mason University Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers and Veterans (CLASV).  Go to their website  and click on “Apply for Services”, then click on “fillable application form” and follow instructions for sending to CLASV.

American Bar Association

For issues outside the State of Virginia, Wounded Warriors should go to the American Bar Association website provided for military families.  This site has three components – an information center, a directory of programs and a military pro bono center.

National Veterans Legal Services Program

There is a National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) .  NVLSP’s Lawyers Serving Warriors® program offers pro bono (that is, free) legal help with disability issues to Veterans from all eras. Their current pro bono initiative is to assist Veterans with two types of disability claims — applications for Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) and applications to the Physical Disability Board of Review for an increase in the military disability rating.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s “Serving Those Who Serve our Country” program provides pro bono legal services to Veterans with Combat-Related Special Compensation issues and operates legal clinics in a number of VA hospitals.  DLA Piper has also partnered with Verizon Communications pro bone legal program.

Verizon

Verizon attorneys provide pro bono legal assistance to Veterans with disability-related legal issues.


Support Programs

Official Service-Specific Support Programs

Army Wounded Warriors Program (AW2)

The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2): (1) Delivers compassionate, tailored and personal support; (2) Educates our Commanders, our Army, and our Nation; (3) Designs, integrates and leverages relevant policy and programs.  AW2 was previously designated as the Disabled Soldier Support System (DS3).  AW2 tracks Wounded Warrior’s once they leave WRNMMC.
Contacts
– Telephone – 1(800) 237-1336

Army Transition Command

The Warrior Transition Command serves as the lead proponent for the Army’s Warrior Care and Transition Program.  Ensures that non-clinical processes and programs that support wounded, ill, or injured Soldiers are integrated and optimized throughout the Army.  Supports the Army’s commitment to the rehabilitation and successful transition of wounded, ill, or injured Soldiers back to active duty or to Veteran status

Army Transition Command Families and Caregivers

There are a wide variety of resources available for Families and Caregivers of wounded, ill, or injured service members.  The online portals provide access to broad lists of programs, resources, and benefits available to assist Families and Caregivers supporting Wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers.

Yellow Ribbon Fund

The Yellow Ribbon Fund (YRF) assists injured service members and their families while they recuperate at the WRNMMC.  YRF provides taxi vouchers for soldiers and families, rental cars, free hotel rooms and apartments, tickets to sporting events and internship opportunities. YRF also helps find jobs for Wounded Warriors.
Contacts
– Yellow Ribbon Fund, 7200 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 310, Bethesda, MD 20814
– Telephone (240) 223-1180
– Bob Talbot (Director), Earl Hailston (USMC), Stan Pearl.

Marines For Life (M4L)

The mission of the Marines For Life (M4L) is to provide information, advocacy and assistance to injured Marines, Sailors injured while serving with Marines, and their families in order to minimize the difficulties and worries they face as they navigate the stressful and confusing process.  Support begins at the time of injury and continues through return to duty or transition to the Veterans Administration.

USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment

The United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment provides and facilitates assistance to wounded, ill and injured Marines, sailors attached to or in support of Marine units, and their family members in order to assist them as they return to duty or transition to civilian life.

USMC Wounded Warrior Battalion – East

Wounded Warrior Battalion-East is comprised of seven detachments, in addition to the battalion’s headquarters and barracks at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The focus of effort for WWBn-E is taking care of wounded, ill and injured Marines and their families as they proceed through the Integrated Disability Evaluation System process. With a full-time staff of more than 200 Marines, Sailors and civilian professionals, we are dedicated to ensuring care of our Wounded Warriors throughout the recovery and transition process.

USMC Wounded Warrior Battalion – West

The Wounded Warrior Battalion West was originally founded as the Camp Pendleton Wounded Warrior Center in August 2006 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton,  The battalion provides a full spectrum of assets through several lines of operations that assist service members through their recovery mission and reintegration back to full duty or transition to civilian life.

Navy Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor is the Navy’s lead organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and their family members. Through proactive leadership, Safe Harbor provides a lifetime of individually tailored assistance designed to optimize the success of our Shipmates’ recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration activities. Safe Harbor assists Sailors and families to address pay/personnel issues, invitational travel orders, housing and lodging, transportation needs, education and training benefits, TBI/PTSD services, and much more.
Contacts
– CAPT Mary K. Jacobsen, USN; Navy Safe Harbor; COM: 703-697-2073; DSN: 227-2073

Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2)

Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) is the Air Force’s commitment to its Wounded Warrior population that does not stop at the base gate.  It is the Air Force’s goal to ensure Wounded Warriors and their families are well-prepared for their transition to civilian life.  For additional information, contact your local Airman & Family Readiness Center.

U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Care Coalition

The U.S. SOCOM Care Coalition’s mission is to provide SPECIAL OPERATIONS Warriors and their families a model advocacy program in order to enhance their quality of life and strengthen SPECIAL OPERATIONS readiness.  The organization offers: (1) Advocacy – Health Care, Personnel, Pay and Entitlements; (2) Relevant Information – Benefits, Benevolent Organizations; (3) Education / Support – Medical and Physical Evaluation Boards, Transition Assistance / Civilian Employment; (4) Working in conjunction with DoD, Service and Veterans Organizations, Ensuring your needs are met.   This website provides links to several other useful support organizations.
Contacts
– Telephone – 1(877) 672-3039

National Center for PTSD

The main menu of the National Center for PTSD website includes: (1) NCPTSD Home; (2) About Us; (3) Published Materials; (4) Assessment; (5) Web Resources; (6) Press Room.
Contacts
– Hot Line – (802) 296-6300

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

Give an Hour

gah_logoGive an Hour is a non-profit organization that provides free mental health servives to U.S. military personnel and families affected by the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sentinels for Freedom

sentinelsoffreedomlogoSentinels for Freedom assists Wounded Warriors with getting four year scholarships, housing, vehicles and jobs.  Sentinels may marry up with Medical Access to hire Wounded Warriors for medical jobs.  It also provides trips and other benefits.

Purple Heart Homes

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Veteran Home Ownership Program
The Veteran Home Ownership Program is specifically designed to enable Service connected Disabled Veterans who do not already own a home, become homeowners.  The goal is to help reintegrate the veteran into the community in which they live, and to proudly acknowledge the sacrifice they have made on their country’s behalf. Whether it is adapting an already owned home, building a home from the ground up, or adapting and modifying a foreclosed home, Purple Heart Homes is committed to guiding the veteran through the entire process.

Boulder Crest Retreat

boulder_crestBoulder Crest Retreat for military and veteran wellness is the first country retreat established to provide free respite, activities and programs for our nation’s seriously wounded warriors and their families to reconnect and recover during their recovery and rehabilitation.  Opening on September 6, 2013, the 37-acre retreat in Bluemont, Virginia will provide private accommodations and recreational and healing activities and resources to 250-500 families each year.

Project Healing Waters

Healing Waters

The Project Healing Waters mission – “Services those who have come home wounded and aid in their physical and emotional recovery by introducing or rebuilding the skills of fly fishing and fly tying.”

TriCare CAP (Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program)

Tri Care CAP mission – “CAP provides assistive technology and services to people with disabilities, Federal managers, supervisors, IT professionals, and Wounded Services Members.”
Contacts
– Telephone -Emily Davis – (703) 681-0881

Military Severely Injured Center

Military Severely Injured Center is a 24/7 family support service provided by www.Military.com.
Contacts
– Telephone – 1-(888) 774-1361

Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH)

orderodpurpleheartlogoMilitary Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) provides services to Veterans and their families.
Contacts
– Telephone – 1-(888) 668-1656


Education

Survivors & Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA)

Dependents’ Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain Veterans.  The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits.  These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training.  If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course.  Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.


Offers

Giving Something to Those Who Gave

VetTixLogoVeteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) enriches the lives of our Military and Veterans by providing reintegration opportunities and family bonding experiences by providing free tickets to socially interactive events.

Vet Tix provides FREE event tickets to family members of KIA, our Military and Veterans to sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities.

Attending these events reduces stress through entertainment, strengthens family bonds through shared interests and encourages service members to stay engaged with American life and local communities.

Retail Savings Guide for Veterans

CouponChiefHere at Coupon Chief, we know that freedom really isn’t free. We’re thankful to veterans from every branch of the military, whether combat vets or stateside support. Everyone who raised a hand to declare allegiance to the flag and country, then made themselves available to defend it, is a hero in our estimation.

The aim of this guide is to show veterans of the United States military some of the many benefits extended to them from grateful businesses like ours. These discounts and special offers are but symbols of the great gratitude we feel for you and your sacrifice.

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