Resource Guides

Virginia Department of Veterans Services Resource Guide

Federal Benefits for Veterans Dependents and Survivors

United Way NSV Community Resource Directory

VA Welcome Kit

Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide

DOD Caregiver Resource Directory

Additional Resources

Caregiver Action Network


Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with significant health needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. CAN (the National Family Caregivers Association EIN 52-1780405) is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge. 

Coaching into Care

Coaching Into Care is a free service for families and friends of Veterans. Our responders will briefly assess your concerns and provide appropriate resources and referrals. Through 10 to 30 minute calls, licensed psychologists and social workers offer guidance and help for starting conversations with the Veteran in your life about their mental health or substance use and motivating them to seek treatment if it’s needed. Call us: 888-823-7458. Take look at a video that describes our service. 

Hero Homes

125 Hirst Road, Suite 3C Purcellville, VA 20132


Building houses, jobs, and community for those who have fought for the preservation of freedom and democracy for others. HeroHomes is a 501(c)3 not for profit foundation established to build houses for those who have fought for the preservation of freedom and democracy for others. These deserving vets and their families cannot regain what they lost defending our country, but we can give them a new start in building a solid foundation for their future and the dignity of an independent life in a wonderful small town community setting. We provide the opportunity for disabled veterans to rejoin society with the security and pride of home ownership. 

Hope for the Warriors


We believe those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope. Nationally, Hope For The Warriors provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources. 

Melwood Veterans Services- Operation Tohidu

5606 Dower House Road Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 


Operation Tohidu® focuses on confidence-building, outdoor activities, and group discussion in a relaxed, positive environment using proven techniques for the self-management of symptoms, stressors, and responses. Our highly trained staff of certified recreational support professionals facilitate activities that highlight individual ability and teamwork, promote positive engagement, drive transformative discussions and reframe traumatic experience. 

Mighty Oaks Foundation

33134 Magnolia Circle, Unit 10, Magnolia, TX 77354


The Mighty Oaks Foundation is committed to serving the brokenhearted by providing intensive peer-based discipleship through a series of programs, outpost meetings, and speaking events. Our Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs hosts such Men, Women, and Marriage Advance Programs at multiple locations nationwide. The Warriors who attend are fully sponsored for training, meals, and lodging needs to ensure that upon arrival to the ranch, each Warrior is focused solely on his or her recovery and identifying purpose moving forward.

Military One Source


Military OneSource is your connection to information, answers and support when MilLife happens. We can help you overcome challenges, reach your goals and thrive. As a member of our military family, you are eligible to use this Department of Defense-funded program anytime, anywhere. If we can’t get you the answers you need, we’ll connect you to someone who can. 

National Veterans Foundation

5777 West Century Blvd., Ste. 350 Los Angeles, CA 90045


Lifeline for Vets™ - 888-777-4443

The National Veterans Foundation’s mission is to serve the crisis management, information and referral needs of all U.S. Veterans and their families through: Management and operation of the nation’s oldest toll-free, vet-to-vet helpline for all Veterans and their families. Public awareness programs that shine a consistent spotlight on the needs of America’s Veterans. Outreach services that provide Veterans and families in need with food, clothing, transportation, employment and other essential resources.

Operation Homefront

1355 Central Parkway S, Ste. 100 San Antonio, TX 78232 


Since 2002, Operation Homefront has been proudly serving America’s military families. Our organization provides relief, resiliency, and recurring family support programs and services throughout the year to help military families overcome short-term difficulties so they don’t become long-term hardships. Operation Homefront has consistently earned high ratings from leading charity rating services, including Charity Navigator, which gave Operation Homefront 4 Stars for 11 consecutive years for superior service and accountability. At Operation Homefront, 88 percent of expenditures go directly toward delivering programs and services to the military families who need it most.

REAch Toolbox program


REAch ships fully loaded toolboxes to post 9/11 combat wounded veterans free of charge as an HONOR gift. Although Purple Heart recipients receive priority on our shipping list, our mission is to ship toolboxes to every qualified veteran listed. Each toolbox is filled with up to $500 worth of quality hand tools. 

Tech for Troops

4840 Waller Rd, Richmond, VA 23230


REAch ships fully loaded toolboxes to post 9/11 combat wounded veterans free of charge as an HONOR gift. Although Purple Heart recipients receive priority on our shipping list, our mission is to ship toolboxes to every qualified veteran listed. Each toolbox is filled with up to $500 worth of quality hand tools. 

The Veterans Consortium

2101 L Street NW, Suite 840 Washington, DC 20037

(888) 838-7727 

The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program (Pro Bono Program) was created in 1992, with a dual mission: to provide assistance to unrepresented veterans or their family members who have filed appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Court); and to recruit and train attorneys in the then fledgling field of veterans’ law. 

Vets 4 Warriors


We are a national 24/7-peer support network for veteran and military communities 100% staffed by trained veterans and members of the military community, their families or caregivers. 

Virginia Veterans Services Foundation

101 North 14th Street, 17th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219

Karla Williams Boughey

Executive Director


The Virginia Veterans Services Foundation was established to support the interest of Virginia Veterans and their families. The Foundation is governed and administered by an appointed Board of Trustees. The Virginia Veterans Services Foundation provides supplemental funding for designated Veteran programs and services when state and federal funds are not available. The Foundation depends solely on contributions from the generosity of community and civic organizations, businesses and corporations, grants, and caring individuals. 

Willing Warriors

16013 Waterfall Rd, Haymarket, VA 20169


Provide cost-free retreat stays and programs that positively impact wounded, ill, and injured service members, disabled Veterans, and their families. The average hospital stay for our recovering warriors is about 300 days.  Following the healing of physical wounds, many of them are challenged with the “invisible wounds” of Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) for a lifetime. Willing Warriors is a privately-funded 501 (c)(3) charitable organization offering cost-free getaways from the hospital environment where Warriors and their families can come to relax, spend quality time together, and reconnect.  Our programs include more than 40+ cost-free educational and recreational activities, including seminars that address the issues of dealing with PTS and TBI. The intended outcome of these retreat stays is the Warrior and their family members return to the routine of rebuilding their lives feeling refreshed and inspired. 

Center for Women Veterans (CWV)


The Center for Women Veterans’ (CWV) mission is to monitor and coordinate VA’s administration of health care, benefits, services, and programs for women Veterans. We serve as an advocate for cultural transformation and to raise awareness of the responsibility to treat women Veterans with dignity and respect to #BringWomenVeteransHome2VA.