Family Member or Friend: Programs & Services
Family Member or Friend
As you support the Veteran in your life, VA is here to support you. Explore the following resources to learn how you can support the Veteran in your life.
If you are caring for a Veteran, the VA Caregiver Support Program offers training, educational resources, and a variety of tools to help you succeed.
Call the Caregiver Support Line at 1-855-260-3274 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. ET; and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET.
FCA is a public voice for caregivers with information, education, services, research, and advocacy programs to support and sustain the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.
This program provides free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Members of all military branches and their families can use this local community resource finder to locate a Family Program Team, Transition Assistance Advisor, and more.
This free service is provided by the Defense Department to Service members and their families to help them plan for deployment or access resources for education, employment, nonmedical counseling, and financial management.
- Call 24/7 at 1-800-342-9647.
The Family and Friends section of the National Center for PTSD website provides information about the effects of trauma on families, children, relationships, and communities.
Veterans Crisis Line
This confidential toll-free hotline, text messaging, and online chat service connects Veterans and Service members in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
- Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.
- Text to 838255.
- Chat online.
Explore this page from the Veterans Crisis Line to find ways to show the Veteran in your life that you care. By reaching out, you can help someone going through a difficult time feel included and supported.