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LGBTQ+ Veterans: Take the Next Step

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LGBTQ+ Veterans

Take the Next Step

Now that you’ve learned about the mental health challenges that LGBTQ+ Veterans face and explored Veteran resources, take the next step. Explore the following programs and other resources to get started on your path to recovery.

LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator

Each VA health care facility has an LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator who can help you find a culturally competent provider. Search state-by-state to find an LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator at a facility near you.

Vet Centers

Community-based Vet Centers provide confidential counseling, community engagement and referral services to eligible individuals and their families. You don’t need to be enrolled in VA healthcare or have a service connection to receive services. Find a Vet Center near you or call 1-877-927-8387, 24/7 to talk with a fellow Veteran about your experiences.

Vet Center Call Center

The Vet Center Call Center is a round-the-clock confidential call center for combat Veterans and their families to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life.

Call 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387) 24/7.

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans and Service members in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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