The resources listed have reached out to NCOA with a desire to reach the military and veterans’ communities.  Inclusion on this list in no way implies an endorsement by NCOA.

 ASSISTED LIVING

Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. We have been featured by AARP, The Administration for Community Living, The National Legal Resource Center, and Forbes, as well as referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the Internet. Caring.com has a free resource series that provides comprehensive information on topics like financial support and care options in your community. You can read more about their work:
https://www.caring.com/senior-living/assisted-living-benefits-for-veterans/
https://www.caring.com/senior-living/assisted-living/
https://www.caring.com/senior-living/assisted-living/texas

ADDICTION AND REHAB

www.AddictionCampuses.com is an organization dedicated to providing the best treatment and informational resources possible for those who are struggling, or who have loved ones, struggling with substance abuse. Their mission is to educate as many people as possible by providing informational resources that increase understanding and awareness of addiction—a disease that does not discriminate.  https://www.addictioncampuses.com/addiction-treatment/veterans/

www.AddictionCenter.com/Addiction/Veterans provides information regarding drug and alcohol addiction and connects veterans to treatment centers. Veterans may have a co-occurring disorder, such as PTSD, and our guide allows them to choose the treatment option that will address all aspects of their mental health.

www.Addiction-treatment-services.com is an organization dedicated to providing extensive and reliable information on the various aspects of alcohol abuse and addiction. Members of the Veteran community face several challenges that have contributed to a high rate of alcohol and drug abuse. https://addiction-treatment-services.com/drug-and-alcohol-rehab-for-veterans/

www.alltreatment.com is a community-based public-benefit website connecting people to the addiction resources they need. People with co-occurring mental health and substance misuse disorders are having a hard time locating local treatment. All Treatment’s rehab directory was built using Government data from SAMSHA was created to provide a better user experience for finding substance abuse treatment based on treatment models, payment, insurance taken, length of treatment and your location.  Here is the link to our local rehab center locator: Local Dual Diagnosis Rehab Locator.  Click ‘Allow’ on the Location Services Pop-Up.

www.coastaldetox.com is an addiction treatment resource.  Helping people free themselves from drug addiction isn’t always easy. It requires a commitment on the part of the addicted person, knowledgeable therapists, and effective treatment methods. People addicted to a wide range of drugs have been able to overcome their addiction and go on to live happy, productive lives with the help of the right therapists, innovative treatment centers, effective therapies and the support of people who care about them. The key is to connect the person struggling with addiction to the program and the care team best suited to deal with the way their addiction manifests itself.

www.drugrehab.org is a non-profit educational and informational site whose purpose is to create expert articles and resources for people of all walks of life who may be struggling with addiction or have loved ones who are. The Veteran community is always in need of resources that can help them deal with traumas or issues they’ve gained through their time in the service. There are many valuable resources available on the site:

https://www.drugrehab.org/veterans-and-substance-abuse/
https://www.drugrehab.org/female-veterans-addiction/
https://www.drugrehab.org/veterans-va-treatment-programs/ for a list of all of the VA programs vets should be aware of.

www.DrugRehabConnections.com is an informational website that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together. The goal is to help these individuals and loved ones by providing them with information and support on different addictions and recovery resources available to them. Not a treatment center or a referral service. The website provides information and support only. www.drugrehabconnections.com/addiction/alcohol/self-assessment

www.NorthboundTreatment.com is an organization that has dedicated itself to making sure there are reliable resources available for the millions of Americans struggling to find answers to the growing and devastating disease of addiction. https://www.northboundtreatment.com/addiction-treatment-resources/

The Discovery House, which is a Joint Commission-accredited treatment center of drug and alcohol addiction located in Southern California, has compiled a list of addiction resources. 

The Recovery Village, with locations across the country, is dedicated to helping those struggling with substance abuse into recovery.   Many men and women who have bravely served our country are sadly left with painful memories they wish they didn’t have. In many cases, veterans turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to deal with these thoughts, especially PTSD.  Luckily, there are resources available to help.  Veterans:  https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/veterans/; https://floridarehab.com/resources/veterans/.   Active duty:  https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/military-resources

BULLYING

www.everlastrecovery.com/understanding-bullying/ – Bullying and suicide are major problems today.  Imagine what it would be like to be bullied online. Honestly, it would be difficult for anyone to deal with the harassment. But, did you know that high school students who were bullied online are twice as likely to attempt suicide?  The bottom line is people who are bullied need the rest of us to be educated and learn how to help and support them. How can you get educated?  Check out a Complete Guide to Understanding Bullying in the Modern Age.  The guide makes it simple to learn the basics about bullying and what you can do to help.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

FreeGrantsForVeterans.org provides comprehensive details on grants for veterans. These grants are given away for free, and they could help low income veterans with bills, mortgage, rent, housing, college, and medications . Please note that grants are only given for veterans who can prove financial difficulties. Apply for multiple grants to ensure your needs are met.  The site offers information on the following:  (1) grants for rent,  (2) housing assistance,  (3) help with bills,  (4) education grants,  (5) medical bills grants,  and (6) business grants.

HEALTH EDUCATION/MENTAL HEALTH

Consumer Safety Guide was created to keep the public informed about consumer dangers and safety issues associated with numerous products that can cause the public harm. The website is constantly being updated with the most recent information on the most popular prescription medications and FDA-approved medical devices that could be endangering your health or putting your loved ones at risk. Our mission is to keep you informed and help you make the most educated decisions about your health care!

Fast Facts About Mental Illness – Discover the facts about the most common mental health issues and their impacts.

www.lagunashoresrecovery.com/drugs/fentanyl/ was written to help people learn about the dangers of Fentanyl. So many people are dying from overdosing on fentanyl, it’s just out of control. Last year about 30,000 people died from overdose! Most of the overdose deaths from opiates are actually from fentanyl, not from heroin.

The Safe Harbor House has created a PTSD self-assessment tool to help veterans suffering with PTSD through the healing process.

MESOTHELIOMA

Mesothelioma Lawyer Center has been helping families for more than 20 years connect with leading mesothelioma lawyers. There are many law firms that handle mesothelioma and asbestos cases. Choosing the right law firm for your family can be overwhelming. We clear through the confusion and help you connect with only the top lawyers near you https://www.mesotheliomalawyercenter.org/

Veterans make up a large majority of those diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer caused by asbestos exposure.  Mesothelioma.net is dedicated to serving and supporting the men and women whose lives have been overturned by this disease. Visit the website to learn more.   https://mesothelioma.net/mesothelioma/

THE MESOTHELIOMA CENTER –  Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma even qualify for special benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.  http://asbestos.com/mesothelioma/pleural/

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Drug Dangers was developed to educate the public and lend a hand to people who have been affected by defective drugs and medical devices. The goal at Drug Dangers is to keep the public educated and informed of all defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are currently available on the market today. Pharmaceutical companies are trusted to put safe products on the shelves, yet thousands of people lose their lives each year due to prescription medications with adverse side effects. By spreading awareness, we believe we can lower this statistic by decreasing the number of recalls, saving more lives of those who have been affected.

SLEEP DEPRIVATION

Veterans may face unique sleep challenges due to the nature of their training and their time in the service, whether or not they saw combat or not. Transitioning from military life to civilian living comes with a host of challenges, and sleep problems are quite common in veterans of all ages.  More than half of vets report having sleep deprivation.  The following article is based on everything veterans should know about sleep and could potentially help a lot of people who have returned to civilian life and are going through transitions in their sleep patterns or are suffering from sleep disorders –   https://www.mattressclarity.com/blog/what-veterans-should-know-about-sleep/

 VETERANS EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

CriminalJustice.com is an organization dedicated to researching and creating free resources for those interested or already working in the field of criminal justice.  It’s their goal to deliver the best in educational resources for interested students of all levels, and as a part of doing so, they’ve created open-use guides to law enforcement degrees, containing study tips, job outlook, and more that students and young professionals need to succeed in improving their knowledge.  Law Enforcement Degree Suite:  Career Fundamentals –https://www.criminaljustice.com/careers/law-enforcement/, Bachelor’s Degree Overview – https://www.criminaljustice.com/online-degrees/bachelors-in-law-enforcement/

www.edumen.com – Making the transition from military to civilian life can be a challenge for veterans, and finding their next career move even more of one. Fortunately, many career fields are a natural fit for a veteran’s skills, experience and disposition, including healthcare. The team at www.edumed.org created a new resource for veterans that helps them take what they’ve learned in the military and match it to a healthcare career where they can continue to serve others – Get Hired in Healthcare: An Online Guide for Student Veterans – https://www.edumed.org/medical-careers/online-guide-for-veterans/.  The guide covers the entire process for making the move to a civilian healthcare career, including: 1) How to identify healthcare careers that are the best match for your military skills, experience and title, 2) Advice for choosing military-friendly schools, including those participating in veteran financial aid programs like the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program, 3) Taking advantage of transition assistance programs (TAPs) offered by each branch of the military, and 4) Tips on marketing yourself and highlighting your strengths as a veteran