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Providing Services to Veterans: Paid Services

You can provide services to Veterans in several ways.

There are different ways in which providers can receive reimbursement for the services they provide to Veteran clients.

  • Learn more about VA Community Care programs by visiting the VA Community Care website.

Providing Services to Veterans: Volunteer

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Mental Health Care Volunteer Opportunities at the VA

As a mental health professional, you have a new opportunity to volunteer your time and talents to help our Nation’s Veterans. You will expand your professional network while providing care for our nation's Veterans, a truly important and rewarding cause. You can even earn continuing education credits and maintain clinical hours for licensure. This applies to professionals who meet the existing VA qualification standard.

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Give an Hour

Give an Hour, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) providing free, confidential, mental health services to military members, veterans, and their families, was founded in September 2005. Give an Hour has been instrumental in the development of the community-based approach to addressing the challenges that face our nation's military community, having created a successful model for harnessing skill-based volunteers eager to offer their services. Thus far, the network of nearly 7,000 licensed mental health professionals has provided more than 200,000 hours of care and support to those in need.

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