Veteran Looking for Support: VA Programs & Services
Veteran Looking for Support
Programs & Services
VA has several programs and other resources related to mental health recovery. Explore these programs and services to learn more.
Coaching Into Care
This VA program provides guidance to Veterans’ family members and friends for encouraging a Veteran they care about to get into treatment.
- Free, confidential assistance is available by calling 1-888-823-7458 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET, or emailing CoachingIntoCare@va.gov.
Make the Connection
MakeTheConnection.net is a one-stop resource where Veterans and their family members and friends can explore information on life stressors and mental health symptoms. Visit this website to hear stories from Veterans on the challenges they faced when transitioning from the service and how they addressed related mental health concerns.
This resource offers a wide range of individualized consultations, coaching, and counseling to help warrior guardians, military families, and the entire global military community to live the best possible military life.
- Access Military OneSource 24/7 online or by phone at 1-800-342-9647.
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
If you are or know a Veteran who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, you may contact the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans. The call center is also available to Veterans’ family members and friends, VA medical centers, VA partners, community agencies, and service providers.
- Call 24/7 at 1-877-424-3838.
- Chat online through Homeless Veterans Crisis Chat.
National Resource Directory (NRD)
The NRD was developed through a partnership among the departments of Defense, Labor, and Veterans Affairs. This directory provides Service members, Veterans, and their families access to services and resources at the national, state, and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation, and community reintegration.
Tobacco quitlines can double your chance of quitting compared with getting no support at all. Any Veteran receiving health care through VA is eligible to use the Quit VET quitline. Call to speak with a tobacco cessation counselor.
- Call 1-855-QUIT-VET (1-855-784-8838) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET.
Returning Service Members
Explore this page to find information about VA benefits, eligibility, and family support services for post-9/11 Veterans.
Local Vet Centers stand ready to help you and your family with readjustment counseling, including individual and group counseling, marital and family counseling, medical and benefits referrals, and employment counseling.
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.
- Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.
- Chat online.
- Text to 838255.
Women Veterans Call Center
This call center provides VA services and resources to women Veterans and their families and caregivers. You may also chat online with a call center representative.
- Call 1-855-VA-Women (1-855-829-6636) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.– 10 p.m. ET, and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET.
- Chat with a representative, available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET, and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET.