Veteran/Military Resources

I can speak first hand about how many of my brothers and sisters are struggling with civilian life after returning home from deployments. As a Marine, it's a part of our culture to protect those around us, so it's hard to take that step to recognize that help is needed and then actually go and seek help. I have had to, and I hope that this page provides some valuable resources for you or someone you know to do the same. 

Local Assistance

VA Connecticut Healthcare System    
http://www.connecticut.va.gov/                                             
Newington Campus 555 Willard Avenue
Newington, CT 06111
860-666-6951                                                                 

West Haven Campus 950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516
203-932-5711                                                                 

MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART
CT Chapter
http://ctveterans.org/mophct/Home.html
(860) 669-8723

VETERAN CENTERS
http://www1.va.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?dnum=ALL&STATE=CT

Danbury Vet Center
457 North Main St.
Danbury, CT 06811
Phone: 203-790-4000

Norwich Vet Center
2 Cliff St.
Norwich, CT 06360
Phone: 860-887-1755

Hartford Vet Center
25 Elm Street, Suite A
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone: 860-563-8800

New Haven Vet Center
291 South Lambert Road
Orange, CT 06477
Phone: 203-932-9899

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS  - CT OFFICE
VA Medical Center
555 Willard Avenue                                                                          

860-594-6612

http://www.davmembersportal.org/ct/default.aspx


AMERICAN LEGION - CT OFFICE 
287 West Street
Rocky Hill CT 06067                                                                              

http://www.ct.legion.org/

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WAR - CT OFFICE  
                                    

(860) 616-2360
http://www.vfwct.org/ 

SERVICE CENTER AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER
(800) 858-2677
www.facebook.com/CTNGFamilies

SANDBOX CHORNICLES
http://www.citizenstv.tv/SandboxChron_vod.html
A U.S. Army veteran advocates for services and programs on behalf of U.S. military veterans, enlisting other vets and service providers with current and vital information about where and how to access support. 
Watch Sandbox Chronicles with Gabe Krautzner exclusively on CTV Comcast Channel 96. Mondays at 10:00am, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10:00pm, Wednesday at 10:30pm, Saturday at 7:00pm and Sunday at 11:00pm.

National Assistance

AMERICAN ADDICTION CENTERS

http://americanaddictioncenters.org/rehab-guide/veterans-resources/

This website summarizes available governmental, organizational and other resources and makes them easily accessible to those searching for assistance. It includes 48 citations of the latest studies and 10 external resources for veterans seeking help. 

DISABLITY COMPENSATION

Explore VA provides resources for Veterans and their families interested in
learning about and applying for disability compensation benefits, including benefit eligibility,
DRUG REHAB - PTSD & SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Frequently co-occurring among people with substance use disorders, PTSD is a debilitating mental disorder that affects people who have lived through a traumatic event or prolonged trauma. Simultaneous treatment for substance use disorders and PTSD has been shown to alleviate symptoms of both disorders and often is the only lifeline to save people drowning in the afflictions of the disorders.


VETERANS CRISIS LINE

1-800-273-8255 press 1
CONFIDENTIAL CHAT, TEXT:
838255

PTSD PROGRAM LOCATOR
http://www.va.gov/directory/guide/PTSD.asp

VETERANS AFFAIR BENEFITS                                                                                                         1-800-827 1000
https://iris.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1703 

RHODE ISLAND VETERAN TREATMENT COURT
General Helpline: (401) 274-4400
http://www.riag.ri.gov/veterans/                                                                                    

ARMY RELIEF FUND
Phone: 703-428-0000
Toll Free: 866-878-6378
http://www.aerhq.org/dnn563/

VETERANS ART FOUNDATION
http://www.veteransartfoundation.org/

MILITARY ORDER OF PURPLE HEART
(703) 354-2140 
http://www.purpleheart.org

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS
(877) I AM A VET
(877) 426-2838                                                                 
http://www.dav.org/

AMERICAN LEGION                                                                                       
(800) 433-3318                                                                      
http://www.legion.org/

VETERANS OF FORGIEN WAR
(800) VFW-1899                                                                
http://www.vfw.org/     

USA CARES - Veteran and Military Family Assistance
http://www.usacares.org

HEARTS OF VALOR
https://heartsofvalor.org

OPERATION HOME FRONT
http://operationhomefront.net