Veteran Resources

Empowering Military Veterans: A Guide to Essential Resources


Military Veterans have served their countries with honor and bravery, but transitioning back to civilian life can present its own set of challenges. Fortunately, numerous organizations and programs exist to support Veterans in various aspects of their lives. From employment assistance to healthcare, education, financial aid, housing support, and legal assistance, these resources aim to help Veterans thrive after their military service.


Employment Assistance


  1. Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) ( VETS, part of the U.S. Department of Labor, provides employment resources, job training, and assistance with reintegration into the civilian workforce.


  1. Hire Heroes USA ( This nonprofit organization offers personalized job search assistance, resume building, and career counseling for Veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses.


  1. Veterans’ Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program ( VR&E helps Veterans with service-connected disabilities prepare for, find, and maintain suitable employment.


Healthcare Services


  1. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) ( VHA operates the largest integrated healthcare system in the United States, providing comprehensive medical services to eligible Veterans.


  1. Vet Centers ( These community-based counseling centers offer a wide range of services, including individual and group counseling, marital and family counseling, and medical referrals.


  1. Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) ( WWP offers programs and services to help injured Veterans recover and transition to civilian life, including mental health support, physical rehabilitation, and assistance with VA benefits.


Education and Training


  1. GI Bill ( The GI Bill provides education benefits to eligible Veterans, including tuition assistance, housing allowances, and money for books and supplies.


  1. Troops to Teachers ( This program helps eligible military personnel transition to careers as K-12 school teachers by providing counseling, referral services, and financial assistance for teacher certification programs.


  1. Veterans Upward Bound (VUB ( VUB offers pre-college classes, academic advising, and support services to help Veterans prepare for postsecondary education.


Financial Assistance


  1. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) ( VFW offers financial grants and assistance programs to Veterans facing financial hardship, including those dealing with homelessness, job loss, or medical emergencies.


  1. American Legion ( The American Legion provides temporary financial assistance to Veterans and their families facing unexpected financial hardships.


  1. Small Business Administration (SBA) Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) VBOC offers resources, training, and counseling to help Veterans start or grow their own businesses.


Housing and Homelessness Support


  1. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Loans ( VA offers home loan programs with favorable terms and assistance for eligible Veterans, service members, and their families.


  1. Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) ( SSVF provides grants and supportive services to help low-income Veterans and their families avoid homelessness or secure stable housing.


  1. National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) ( NCHV is dedicated to ending veteran homelessness by providing resources, technical assistance, and advocacy.


Legal Assistance


  1. Veterans Legal Clinic ( Many law schools operate Veterans’ legal clinics that provide free or low-cost legal assistance on a range of issues, including VA benefits, discharge upgrades, and housing rights.


  1. States’ Veterans Affairs Offices ( Each state has a Veterans Affairs office that can provide information and assistance with various legal matters, including VA benefits claims and appeals.


  1. Military Pro Bono Project ( This program connects eligible service members, Veterans, and their families with pro bono legal assistance for civil legal issues.



Transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging, but Veterans have access to a wealth of resources and support services to help them navigate this journey successfully. By utilizing these resources, Veterans can empower themselves to thrive in their post-military lives.