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Health Resources

A vision check

Many veterans feel like they’re trying to hold a soup sandwich together. A mess of emotions, nightmares and other issues. Or maybe just feeling like something’s not quite right. All the time. Some of the time. Or out of nowhere once in a while. It’s different for everybody.

But one thing is the same: Getting help is a good thing that can put you on a better path. Contact somebody today.

Health 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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K9s For Warriors

K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury as…(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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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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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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The Exalted Warrior Foundation

Exalted Warrior Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization that uses an adaptive yoga instruction designed for wounded warriors in the…(more)

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Team Red, White and Blue Tampa Chapter

Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social…(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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The Mission Continues

                The Mission Continues empowers veterans facing the challenge of adjusting to life…(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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Paralyzed Veterans of America

PVA National Service Office- Tampa James A. Haley VA TampaJames A Haley Veterans Hospital 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, CO51-38…(more)

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Operation Outdoor Freedom

The Florida Forest Service provides recreational opportunities to wounded veterans for rehabilitation at designated state and agricultural lands throughout Florida.…(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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National Health Services and Resources

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Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

Exposure to airborne hazards may cause several health concerns for veterans returning from deployment. Fill out the questionnaire to help…(more)

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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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Combat Paper Project

Through papermaking workshops, veterans use their uniforms worn in service to create works of art. The uniforms are cut up,…(more)

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Disability Benefits For Wounded Warriors

Social Security disability benefits for wounded warriors receive priority processing and are separate, distinct and in addition to VA benefits.

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Disabled American Veterans

If you or someone you care for is a disabled veteran, learn more about how to get help at Disabled…(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 – Physical Injury

Recovering from physical injuries is difficult. Watch stories from veterans about what they did to overcome their challenges and get…(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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PTSD: National Center for PTSD

Resources for Veterans, family and the general public to help understand the signs and symptoms of PTSD.

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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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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 Adaptive Sports Program

Disabled Veterans of all ages and abilities report better health, new friendships and a better quality of life when participating…(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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Veterans Yoga Project

Veterans Yoga Project is an educational and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of military veterans. Working…(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.