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Veterans' Resources


Lifeline for Vets
Connects callers to another veteran of America’s armed forces. This hotline is “vets serving vets” and provides needed help to veterans, their friends, and families. It is toll-free and answered by a real person (not a phone tree). Calls taken Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:00 CST.
(888) 777-4443

Vet Center Call Center
Looking to talk to a fellow Veteran about your time in the military or transition home? dThe Vet Center Call Center is a 24/7 confidential place where you can talk to fellow Veterans and get connected to your local VA Vet Center and other services you earned through your service.
(877) WAR-VETS (927-8387)

Veterans Crisis Line
Veterans in crisis and their families and friends can connect to qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Responders are live, not recorded, and can be reached 24/7.
(800) 273-8255, Press 1
Or text your message to 838255

Stop Soldier Suicide
Stop Soldier Suicide provides free resources and support to all past and present military and their families. They are equipped to meet the complex needs of the military community and their resources include emergency financial aid, housing assistance, PTSD referrals, and more.
(800) 273-8255, Press 1

National Call Center on Homeless Veterans
One phone call can be the difference in the life of a Veteran who is homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Make the call to to be connected 24/7 with the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs services to overcome or prevent homelessness for yourself or a Veteran you know.
(877) 4AID-VET (424-3838)


Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Health & Disability Resources

National Center for PTSD’s Guide to Finding a PTSD Therapist

Veterans Coming Home Resource List

PTSD and Substance Abuse Help for Veterans

Veterans Drug Rehab

Veterans Alcohol Rehab

Family Addiction Resources


Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Homelessness & Prevention Resources

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

Financial Assistance for Homeless Vets

Legal Advice for Veterans

Financial Benefits of a Military Career


Minnesota Humanities Center Veterans Programming

The Telling Project Theater Initiative


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