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Veterans’ Community Resources List

This page is intended to provide the veteran community and its families with resources outside the scope of general legal assistance or Pennsylvania specific resources.

National Resource Directory:

The National Resource Directory is a page dedicated to linking veterans, servicemembers, their families, and caregivers with benefits and those who support them.

Vet Center Program:

Vet Centers across the country provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to combat veterans and their families. Vet Centers guide veterans and their families through many of the major adjustments in lifestyle that often occur after a veteran returns from combat. All services are free and strictly confidential.

Suicide and Crisis Resources

Defense Suicide Prevention Office:

The Defense Suicide Prevention Office serves as the Defense Department oversight authority for development, implementation, and evaluation of policies and programs aimed at reducing the impact of suicide in servicemembers and their families.

National Center for PTSD:

The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. The center works to assure that the latest findings help those exposed to trauma.

Defense Centers of Excellence:

Defense Centers of Excellence oversees three centers, each of which contributes unique insights, standards, clinical tools, and research products to the fields of psychological health and traumatic brain injury.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. Its mission is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States.

Substance Use Resources

National Institute on Drug Abuse:

The National Institute on Drug Abuse's mission is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: (SAMHSA):

SAMHSA leads efforts to ensure servicemembers and their families can have access to behavioral health treatment and services.

Note: The Clinic provides links only as a convenience and does not imply endorsement by Penn State Law.