Military/Veteran Crisis Assistance

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Veterans Crisis Line

     Phone:          1-800-273-8255  PRESS 1  to talk with someone NOW​ (24/7)

     Text:              838255   to get help NOW (24/7)

     Online Chat: 

            Click --> Confidential Veterans Chat

            Click --> Homeless Veterans Chat

     Find Crisis Resources --> https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/GetHelp/ResourceLocator.aspx

Learn How You Can Help:

Objective Zero

The Objective Zero Foundation enhances social connectedness and access to suicide prevention resources to prevent veteran suicide.

Succeeding where others have failed, the Objective Zero Foundation is a mission-driven tech start-up that leads the pack in the fight against veteran suicide, connecting every veteran in America to suicide prevention support and resources.

Website: https://www.objectivezero.org/

Download the App: https://www.objectivezero.org/app

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.  AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research

  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention

  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention

  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Department of Veterans Affairs (Veterans Administration)T

Mission Statement

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's veterans.

VA Core Values and Characteristics

Core values describe an organization's culture and character and serve as the foundation for the way individuals in an organization interact with each other and with people outside of the organization. The Department of Veterans Affairs Core Values and Characteristics apply across the entire VA enterprise.

Helpful Links:

Air Force Aid Society

The Air Force Aid Society is the official charity of the U.S. Air Force and has been meeting the unique needs of Airmen and their families since 1942. AFAS works to support and enhance the USAF mission by providing emergency financial assistance, educational support and community programs.

Website: https://www.afas.org/

Army Emergency Relief

AER is the Army's own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to "Helping the Army Take Care of its Own." AER financial assistance is conducted within the Army structure by mission commanders and garrison commanders through AER Sections located at U.S. Army installations worldwide.

Website: https://www.aerhq.org/

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance

CGMA is the official relief society of the U.S. Coast Guard. While CGMA works closely with the Coast Guard, it is an independent non-profit charitable organization.

Established and operated by Coast Guard people for Coast Guard people, CGMA provides a way to extend compassion to one another in times of need. It serves as a vital financial safety net, promoting financial stability and general wellbeing, fostering high morale and encouraging a sense of loyalty to the Coast Guard.

CGMA assists members of the Coast Guard family during their time of financial need, through interest-free loans, grants, and counseling.

Website: https://www.cgmahq.org/

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

As a non-profit, volunteer service organization, we use both financial and non-financial resources to identify solutions to meet emerging needs. We help clients improve personal financial skills and encourage individual financial responsibility.

The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Service of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.

Website: http://www.nmcrs.org/

Military Onesource

Military OneSource serves our warrior guardians, military families and our entire global military community — to help you live your best MilLife.

Military OneSource offers a wide range of individualized consultations, coaching and counseling for many aspects of Military Life.

Service members, their families, survivors and the entire military community have access to Military OneSource resources anywhere in the world at no cost. We're ready to assist by phone and online, around the clock.

We serve active-duty service members, National Guard and reserves, recently separated service members, military families and survivors. Learn more about Military OneSource eligibility.

Website: http://www.militaryonesource.mil/