The Following Is

A Listing of

Recognized Veterans

Service Organizations In

Alphabetical Order:

American Legion
700 North Pennsylvania Street
P.O. Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Tel. (317) 630-1200
Fax (317) 630-1223
http://www.legion.org/

American Red Cross
2025 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Tel. (800) 733-2767
http://www.redcross.org/

AmVets
4647 Forbes Blvd.
Lanham, MD 20706
Tel. (877) 726-8387
Email: amvets@amvets.org
http://www.amvets.org/

American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc.
3201 East Pioneer Parkway #40
Arlington, TX 76010-5396
Tel. (817) 649-2979
Fax (817) 649-0109
http://www.axpow.org/

American GI Forum/National

Veterans Outreach Program
611 North Flores, Suite 200
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Tel. (210) 223-4088
Fax (210)-223-4970
Email: nvopwev@agif-nvop.org
http://www.agif-nvop.org/

Armed Forces Services Corporation
2800 Shirlington Road, Suite 350
Arlington, VA 22206-360
Tel. (888) 237-2872 or

(703) 379-9311
Fax (703) 379-4848
http://www.afsc-usa.com/

Army and Navy Union, USA
528 A Canton Road
Akron, OH 44312
Tel. (330) 798-0880,
Email:  armynavyunion@att.net
http://armynavyunion.com/

Blinded Veterans Association
477 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-2694
Tel. (202) 371-8880
Fax (202) 371-8258
Email: bva@bva.org
http://www.bva.org/

Catholic War Veterans

of the U.S.A.
441 North Lee Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel. (703) 549-3622
Fax: (703) 684-5196

Disabled American Veterans
3725 Alexandria Pike
Cold Spring, KY 41076
Tel. (877) 426-2838
http://www.dav.org/

Eastern Paralyzed Veterans

Association,

United Spinal Association,

Vets First
75-20 Astoria Boulevard
Jackson Heights, New York 11370
Tel. (718) 803-3782
Fax (718) 803-0414
E-mail: info@unitedspinal.org
http://www.vetsfirst.org/

Fleet Reserve Association
125 N. West Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel. (703)-683-1400 or

(800) FRA-1924
Email: news-fra@fra.org
http://www.fra.org/

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.
P.O. Box 361986
Birmingham, AL 35236
Tel. (888) 751-6350
Email: DC@goldstarwives.org

Italian American War Veterans

of the United States, Inc.
Fax (315) 635-0026
http://www.itamvets.org/

Jewish War Veterans

of the United States
1811 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel. (202) 265-6280
Fax (202) 234-5662
Email: jwv@jwv.org
http://www.jwv.org/

Legion of Valor of the

United States of America, Inc.
4704 Calle Reina
Santa Barbara, CA 93110-2018
Tel. (703) 418-1956
Email: pconran@cox.net

Marine Corps League
P.O. Box 3070
Merrifield, VA. 22116
Tel. (703) 207-9588 or

(800) 625-1775
Fax (703) 207-0047
http://www.mcleague.org/

Military Order of the Purple Heart
5413 B Backlick Road
Springfield, VA, 22151-3960
Tel. (703) 354-2140
Fax (703) 642-2054
http://www.purpleheart.org/

National Amputation Foundation, Inc.
40 Church Street
Malverne, NY 11565
Tel. (516) 887-3600
Fax (516) 887-3667
Email:  amps76@aol.com
http://www.nationalamputation.org/

National Association for

Black Veterans, Inc.
P. O. Box 11432
Milwaukee, WI
Tel. 1.866.548.7303
Fax:  (414) 562-6455
Email: info@nabvets.com
www.nabvets.com/

National Veterans Legal

Services Program
P. O. Box 65762
Washington, DC 20035
Tel. (202) 265-8305
Fax (202) 328-0063
Email: info@nvlsp.org
http://www.nvlsp.org/

National Association of

American Veterans (NAAV)
1725 I St NW

Washington, DC 20006
(202) 465-3296

http://www.naavets.org/

Non Commissioned Officers

Association of the USA
9330 Corporate Drive
Suite 701, Selma, TX 78154
Tel. (800)-622-2620
http://www.ncoausa.org/

Navy Mutual Aid Association
29 Carpenter Road
Arlington, VA 22212
Tel. (800) 628-6011
Fax (703)-945-1440
http://www.navymutual.org/

Paralyzed Veterans of America
801 Eighteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-3517
Tel. (866)-734-0857
http://www.pva.org

Polish League of

American Veterans, U.S.A
P.O. Box 42024
Washington, DC 20015
http://www.plav.org/

Swords to Plowshares
1060 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel. (415) 252-4788
Fax (415) 252-4790
Email: legal@stp-sf.org
http://swords-to-plowshares.org

The Retired Enlisted Association
1111 South Abilene Court
Aurora, CO 80012
Tel. (303)-752-0660 or

(800)-338-9337
Fax (303)-752-0835 or

(888)-882-0835
Email: treahq@trea.org
http://www.trea.org/

The Veterans Assistance
Foundation, Inc.

P. O. Box 610

Tomah, WI 54660
Tel. (608) 372-1280
Fax (608) 372-1281

The Veterans of Vietnam War,

Inc. & The Veterans Coalition
805 South Township Boulevard
Pittston, PA 18640-3327
Tel. (570) 603-9740
Fax (570) 603-9741
Email: vvnwnalt@eapx.net
www.vvnw.org

Veterans of Foreign Wars

of the United States
406 W. 34th St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Tel. (816) 756-3390
http://www.vfw.org/

Veterans of World War I

of the U.S.A., Inc.
14497 NW 22nd Place
Newberry, FL 32669-2022
Tel. (352) 333-3010
Email: JimPartin50@yahoo.com

Vietnam Veterans of America

8605 Cameron Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel. (301) 585-4000
Fax (301) 585-0519
http://vva.org/who.html


Vietnam Era Veterans Association
685 Cranston Street
Providence, RI 02907
OR
1380 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02905
Tel. (401) 521-6710 or

(401) 454-4390
Fax: (401) 454-4390
Email: their.spirit@aol.com


Get a Lawyer

Nationwide Assistance for Veterans:


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  has an extensive website which includes Health, Burial  & Memorial Services, and other Benefits. It also has a listing  for VA Benefits, Business, Congressional Affairs, Jobs, Benefits Booklet, Data & Statistics, National Resource Directory, Grants Management Services, Veterans Service Organizations, Whistleblower Rights & Protections.

There is also a listing of Federal Agencies, State Agencies, Homeless Organizations, Faith-based Organizations, Veteran Service Organizations, and Other Federal and community resources that could be helpful to those who are homeless, or are at risk for homelessness, and their families. The listing includes links to the following:

National Resource Directory
The National Resource Directory (NRD) provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. It is an online partnership for wounded, ill and injured service members, Veterans, Their Families and those who support them.

Vet Resource Center
Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues.

Housing & Urban Development (HUD) - Veteran Information
The Veterans’ Assistance web page of the Homelessness Resource Exchange (HRE) is a US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) library of information and resources to provide helpful information for Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Housing & Urban Development (HUD) - Homelessness
National, State and Local HUDVet Resources are provided in addition to Local Homeless Assistance, Housing Counseling and other organizational resources.

Department of Labor (DOL)
DOL-VETS provides veterans and transitioning service members with the resources and services to succeed in the 21st century workforce vby maximizing their employment opportunities, protecting their employment rights and meeting labor-market demands with qualified veterans today.

Health & Human Services (HHS)

HHS protects the health of all Americans and supports the delivery of essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. As such, the delivery of treatment and health and social services to persons experiencing homelessness is included in the activities of the Department.

Social Security Administration (SSA)

The SSA Service to the Homeless website provides valuable information on SSA programs and benefits; reports on federal government homeless initiatives; and links to advocate groups and other federal government service providers who provide assistance to the homeless.

SAMHSA Homelessness Resource Center

The SAMHSA Homelessness Resource Center seeks to improve the lives of people affected by homelessness who have mental health conditions, substance use issues, and histories of trauma. The Center features an interactive community of providers, consumers, policymakers, researchers, and public agencies at federal, state, and local levels.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP), a Federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), supplements and expands ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food and supportive services for the nation's hungry, homeless, and people in economic crisis.

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The USDA Nutrition Assistance Program provides children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education.

National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA)
An organization consisting of the top veterans affairs official in each state and territory, NASDVA works to secure uniformity, equality, efficiency, and effectiveness in providing services to veterans and their families, especially in regards to claims representation.

Homeless Organizations

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV)
NCHV is a resource for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year.

National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH)

The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. NAEH has an array of policy, data and program resources related to homelessness among veterans.

Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)

With a focus on helping communities create permanent housing with services to end and prevent homelessness, CSH advances its mission by providing advocacy, expertise, leadership, and financial resources to make it easier to create and operate supportive housing. Information about veteran homelessness can be found under the tab Policy/Advocacy/Our Policy Priorities.

National Health Care for the Homeless Council (HCH)

The National Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Council is a home for those who work to improve the health of homeless people and who seek housing, health care, and adequate incomes for everyone. Resources for homeless people and those at risk are also available on this site in addition to information on Homeless Veterans Health Care at www.nhchc.org/veteranshealthcare.html.

National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH)
NCH is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission. Resources for homeless people and those at risk of homelessness are provided on the website

Faith-based Organizations


Goodwill Industries International

Goodwill's network of 166 independent, community-based organizations in the United States and Canada offers customized job training, employment placement and other services to people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is a national, non-profit, faith-based organization that offers several programs for veterans including Veterans Affairs Services as part of its Community Care Ministries and Veterans Camps, which is part of its Recreation Programs. Information about these programs can be found under the Programs That Help tab.

Volunteers of America (VOA)
VOA is committed to ending homelessness for those already on the street and preventing others from becoming homeless and provides a wide array of well-designed and managed services to meet the specific needs of homeless veterans.

Catholic Charities
The national office for over 1,700 local Catholic Charities agencies and institutions nationwide, Catholic Charities USA provides strong leadership and support to enhance the work of local agencies in their efforts to reduce poverty, support families, and empower communities. More information about programs for veterans can be found under the tab, What We Do.
Veteran Service Organizations

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
IAVA is the nation's first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan , and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans. IAVA provides links with other veterans, offers information on local events and features a vets-only online social network that allows access to a Community of Veterans.

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA's goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans. VVA has local chapters throughout the country in addition to Puerto Rico , Philippines and Guam .


American Legion
The American Legion is a patriotic veterans organization that focuses on service to veterans, service members and communities. With about 2.6 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide, the Legion has a broad array of services and programs for veterans. Many Legion posts can be accessed from the website.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
The mission of VFW is to "honor the dead by helping the living" through veterans' service, community service, national security and a strong national defense. VFW, with its Auxiliaries, includes 2.2 million members in approximately 8,100 Posts worldwide, and has a broad array of services and programs for veterans. VFW posts can be accessed from the website.

AMVETS
AMVETS (or American Veterans) has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens. AMVETS provides department and post level support for programs that serve veterans and non-veterans. AMVETS posts can be accessed from the website.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is dedicated to building better lives for America 's disabled veterans and their families. The DAV Homeless Veterans Initiative, which is supported by DAV's Charitable Service Trust and Columbia Trust, promotes the development of supportive housing and necessary services to assist homeless veterans become productive, self-sufficient members of society. National Service Offices can be accessed from the website.

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
PVA has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members—veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction and works to maximize their quality of life. PVA currently has 61 National Service Offices nationwide, which can be accessed from the website.

Service Women's Action Network (SWAN)
SWAN works to improve the welfare of current U.S. servicewomen and to assist all women veterans. SWAN offers personal support and guidance from fellow women veterans, provides legal and counseling services from military law experts and caseworkers, recommends sound policy reform to government officials, and educates the public about servicewomen's issues through various media outlets.

Grace After Fire
Grace After Fire has been created by women veterans for women veterans to offer a safe and confidential venue – a social network. Women can share common experiences and offer unique peer support for wellness while providing increased access to resources for healthcare, family and self. Grace is designed to serve women veterans from all eras and branches of service.

Other Resources

Promote Veteran Housing With Risk-Mitigation Funds
Risk-mitigation funds—added protection for landlords willing to rent to Veterans with limited income, a poor rental record or a criminal history—can be an effective part of your overall landlord engagement strategy. New publications show how the cities of Denver; Orlando; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle set up and used risk-mitigation funds and how other communities can implement such programs.

Zillow’s Community Pillar Portal
Zillow’s Community Pillar program identifies landlords and property managers willing to rent to Veterans and others with potential rental barriers (e.g., low income or credit scores, lack of employment or housing references). Those with barriers to housing can use Zillow’s website to find local Community Pillars, landlords or property managers who have agreed to modify their standard tenant screening process to help renters find safe, stable housing. Landlords and property managers who want to become Community Pillars can note this in their online Zillow profile.

Travelers Aid International

Travelers Aid International advances and supports a network of human service provider organizations committed to assisting individuals and families who are in transition, or crisis, and are disconnected from their support systems.

American Bar Association (ABA)
The ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty has been instrumental in establishing homeless courts across the country. Created to help homeless veterans navigate the criminal justice system, the Homeless Court addresses a full range of misdemeanor offenses and helps bring them back into society.

Free legal aid programs
LawHelp helps low and moderate income people find free legal aid programs in their communities, and answers questions about their legal rights. For each State, information can be found on the website about how to address problems related to housing, work, family, bankruptcy, disability, immigration and other topics.

National Housing Database for the Homeless and Low Income

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income. The online housing database found on the website contains a database consisting of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, residential drug/alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing.

Link 2-1-1 Call Center Search

2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Calling 2-1-1 provides help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. As of November 2009, 2-1-1 serves over 241 million Americans (more than 80% of the entire population) covering all or part of 47 states (including 34 states with 90%+ coverage) plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico.

Auxillium Resources

Auxillium Resources maintains a listing of Online Resources that is available to all Veterans Nationwide. In addition to this the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  maintains an extensive website which includes Health, Burial  & Memorial Services, and other Benefits.
There is also a listing of Federal Agencies, State Agencies, Homeless Organizations, Faith-based Organizations, Veteran Service Organizations, and Other Federal and community resources that could be helpful to those who are homeless, or are at risk for homelessness, and their families.

National Veterans Legal Services Program

Lawyers Serving Warriors® (LSW) Program NVLSP's Lawyers Serving Warriors® program offers pro bono (that is, free) legal help with disability issues to veterans from all eras. Our current pro bono initiatives are to assist veterans with the following types of disability claims:
• Representation to service members being processed through the Integrated Disability

Evaluation System (IDES)
• Applications for Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC)
• Assistance with VA denials of service-connection for PTSD due to military sexual trauma (MST)
• Applications to the Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR) for an increase in the military disability rating to attain a permanent disability retirement
• Applications to Boards for Correction of Military Records (BCMRs) for veterans who were wrongfully discharged for personality disorder or adjustment disorder
• Representation to veterans with claims before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals
• Assistance with Discharge Upgrades for Veterans from All Eras