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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

Family Resources

A funny thing happened while you were away: your loved ones seem to have changed. So did you.

For veterans, reintegrating to family life can be extremely challenging. Sometimes more difficult than being away. It’s not easy for family members, either.

But there are ways you can move forward together. Contact just one person today to talk about your situation.

Family Services and Resources Near You

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Free Caregiver Support Workshop

The Veterans Health Administration offers a free online six-week workshop for those who are caregivers for a veteran. The class,…(more)

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Resource Guide for Homeless Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides a resource guide for permanent housing and clinical care from the Department of…(more)

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Special Operations Warrior Foundation

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary degree from an accredited two or four-year college, university,…(more)

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Vietnam Veterans of America, Pinellas

Vietnam Veterans of America founding principle: “Never Again will one generation of veterans abandon antoher.” The VVA is the only…(more)

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Hillsborough Veterans Memorial Park and Museum

The Veterans Memorial Park & Museum, 3602 Highway 301, Tampa, FL, honors veterans from various wars including the Spanish-American War,…(more)

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Heroes on the Water Southwest Florida

Heroes on the Water Southwest Florida Chapter serves our nation’s warriors by providing healing and rehabilitating kayak fishing outings that…(more)

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Blue Star Families Florida

Blue Star Families‘ mission is to connect, strengthen and lead. It relies on volunteers at nearly 50 chapters located near…(more)

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Military Officers Association of America Florida Council of Chapters

The Florida Council of Chapters for Military Officers Association of America supports the goals and objectives of the national organization,…(more)

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Hillsborough County Veterans Affairs

Hillsborough County’s Veteran’s Affairs serves as a single point of service to help veterans in accessing federal, state and local…(more)

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The National Archives

The National Archives’ Veterans Service Records allow you to request military service records, medical records and replace lost medals and…(more)

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Federal Benefits for Veterans Guide

This online guide provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs gives information about federal benefits for veterans, dependents and…(more)

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Florida Veterans’ Benefit Guide

The Florida Veterans Foundation provided the 2014 edition of the Florida Veterans’ Benefits Guide. It includes information about education, health care,…(more)

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Gold Star Mothers, Inc. Tampa Bay

The American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. is a service organization helping families of fallen or MIA military. They provide emotional…(more)

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USO Tampa Bay

The USO is committed to lifting the spirits of troops and their families from the home front to the frontlines…(more)

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Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs

The FDVA is the premier point of entry for Florida veterans to access earned services, benefits and support. Take advantage…(more)

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Stetson Veterans Law Institute

The Veterans Law Institute Pro Bono Initiative at Stetson University College of Law serves members of the military, veterans or…(more)

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Veterans Advocacy Clinic

The Veterans Advocacy Clinic at Stetson Law provides representation to Tampa Bay area veterans appealing decisions denying Veterans Administration disability…(more)

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Employ Florida Vets

The State of Florida provides numerous links to state agencies, not-for-profit organizations and service providers to help military members transition…(more)

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National Family Services and Resources

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Center for Women Veterans

A new site that provides outreach to female service members and female veterans who have questions about health care, benefits…(more)

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Find Your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO)

Start by connecting with your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO).

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HUD Exchange: Resource for Homeless Veterans

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development provides several resources for veterans looking for housing.

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Make the Connection – Family & Relationships

See veterans and their families sharing stories about how they helped and supported each other and find resources related to…(more)

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Make the Connection-Spirituality

Military life can raise difficult questions and confusing spirituality issues that impact other aspects of life. Hear personal stories and…(more)

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National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

The National Call Center for Homeless Veterans is a free 24/7 hotline intended to assist homeless veterans and their families…(more)

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Road to Buying a VA Home

Infographic – Process of buying a home with a VA loan.

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Search the National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory has information about thousands of national and local programs, services and organizations, many in your community, that…(more)

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Sesame Street Resources for Military & Veteran Families

Military families, Sesame Street salutes you and supports you! Talk, Listen, Connect, offers you strategies and resources to help your…(more)

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The American Legion: Homeless Veteran Help

The AL provides public and private sector agencies and organizations that aid homeless veterans and their families.

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The Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC)

The Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC) answers questions and responds to concerns from women Veterans, their families, and caregivers across…(more)

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VA eBenefits

eBenefits is a central location for Veterans and their families to access and manage benefits and get service connected.

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Vet Center

Vet Centers offer counseling in a caring manner for Veterans and their families.  Use this search to find a Vet…(more)

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Veteran’s Court

Find a veteran’s court in your state.  Veteran’s court is modeled after drug treatment and/or mental health treatment courts.  Typically,…(more)

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Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs…(more)

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Volunteer Locally to Help Veterans

There are many different ways you can help a disabled veteran. Volunteering is one of them. Learn more about volunteering.

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Our Criteria for Selecting Resources

To ensure the highest standard of resources and organizations for veterans and their families, these criteria guide selection for inclusion on this website.

  1. Resource comes from a credible source.
  2. Resource is current and relevant.
  3. Resource is free and available at no cost to veterans and their families.
  4. Resource is commercial-free, no profit is derived from it.
  5. Resource is accessible, easy to get and easy to use; tangible and concrete.
  6. Organization or individual that created and/or is distributing the resource is nonpartisan. 501c4 organizations whose primary function is advocacy or educating about political issues or policy merit close scrutiny to determine nonpartisanship.