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Veterans Resource Links
- Veterans Administration - Boston
- National Resource Directory connects Veterans, Service Members, families and caregivers with resources and services at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Veterans Resource Center
- VA Health Accounts
- Brain Injury Association of MA
- Traumatic Brain Injury Helpline for Veterans (Brain Injury Association of MA) - 888-838-1824.
- Local Veterans' Service Officers - Veterans Agent in each town may be able to help find services.
- MA Veteran's Services
- Veteran Outreach Coordinator from MRC's Statewide Head Injury Program - 617-204-3852
- Spinal Cord Injury Association - Greater Boston Chapter
- Statewide Advocacy for Veterans' Empowerment (SAVE) - SAVE's mission is suicide prevention and advocacy of veterans benefits and services through active outreach in the community. -888-844-2838, press #2.
- Home Base Program - The Red Sox Foundation and MA General Hospital provide clinical care and support for veterans (and families) who deployed in support of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and live with deployment- or combat-related stress, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or traumatic brain injury. 617-724-5202
- Strategic Outreach to Families of All Reservists (SOFAR)- is a volunteer group of licensed mental health professionals that helps soldiers and their extended families at this time by offering free counseling services that are completely confidential. 617-266-2611
- Neuro-Rehab Management, Inc. - provides Head Injury Community Services based in Quincy, MA
- MA Vets Advisor provides numerous resources on benefits, employment, training, education benefits, housing, outreach, counseling and more for veterans and their families.
- Every Massachusetts City and town has a local Veterans' Service Officer (VSO) , to assist veterans applying for state and federal benefits.
- Special Pension with Aid and Attendance Benefit (A&A) from the Veterans' Administration. This Special Pension (part of the VA Improved Pension program) allows for Veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing, undressing or taking care of the needs of nature to receive additional monetary benefits. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an assisted living facility also qualifies.
- Veteran's Guide to Benefits - the 8th edition of Veterans' Laws and Benefits from the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
- Jobs - Obama Administration's Initiatives for Veterans is new October, 2011.
- Homes for Our Troops - at no cost, this organization assists severely injured Servicemen and Servicewomen and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently. Homes for Our Troops is a national organization based in Taunton, MA.
- VA Caregiver Support is a new (2011) program for Family Caregivers of Veterans who are injured post 9/11. Caregivers may be eligible for additional services through VA, including a stipend, comprehensive training and medical coverage through VA if you are not already covered by a plan. Caregiver Support Line 1-855-260-3274.
- Mobile App - PTSD Coach , from the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, helps users learn about and manage Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms. The App is free for Apple and Android devices.
Thanks to Disability Info for providing this list of resources!