National Services

  • National Resource Directory (NRD) is a database of validated resources that supports recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration for service members, veterans, family members, and caregivers.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Veterans and Active Duty – NAMI offers information, support and education specifically for veterans, service members and their families.
  • Veterans Administration Health Accounts – MyHealthVet
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV) – National Service Officers function as attorneys-in-fact, assisting veterans and their families in filing claims for VA disability compensation and pension; vocational rehabilitation and employment; education; home loan guaranty; life insurance; death benefits; health care and much more free of charge.
    • VA Regional Office – JFK Federal Building, Government Center, Rm 1575B, Boston MA, Phone: 617-303-5675

MA State Services


  • MA Vets Advisor – provides numerous resources on benefits, employment, training, education benefits, housing, outreach, counseling and more for veterans and their families.
  • VA Aid and Attendance (A&A) pension benefit – 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.
  • Veterans’ Laws and Benefits – from the MA Secretary of the Commonwealth.
  • Vision Care Guide from Veterans (Note: The source is a for-profit LASIK services)
  • Veteran’s Dental Benefits (Note: The source is a for-profit orthodontic device)


  • 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 – U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Offers training, educational resources, and multiple tools to help you succeed. 855-260-3274
  • VA Mobile Apps – The mobile apps (applications) provide self-help, education and support following trauma. They also have treatment companion apps, for use with a health care provider, to make treatment easier.
    The Apps are free for Apple and Android devices. From U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD