LOCAL VETERANS RESOURCES

Veterans Crisis Line – free and confidential support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-273-8255 (press 1 for immediate assistance) or text 838255

 

Buddy to Buddy – Veterans supporting veterans/volunteer mentorship program
https://www.michiganveterans.com/p/Buddy-to-Buddy-Volunteer-Mentorship-Program
(734) 998-5829

 

Downriver for Veterans – Food pantry, clothing and resource assistance
https://downriverforveterans.org/
(734) 934-0532
2447 Fort St., Wyandotte, 48192

 

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency – Employment, education, healthcare, benefits and resources
https://www.michiganveterans.com/
800-MICH-VET or (800) 642-4838
222 N. Washington Square, Lansing, 48933

 

Michigan Veterans Foundation – Transitional housing and resource center
http://www.michiganveteransfoundation.org/
(313) 831-5500
4626 Grand River Ave., Detroit, 48208

 

 

Michigan Works for Veterans – Employment, job training and resource assistance
(313) 962-9675 ext. 520
Housed at the Detroit at Work Career Center
https://detroitatwork.com/
9301 Michigan Ave., Detroit, 48210

 

Southgate Veteran Service Center – Employment, job training
(734) 720-7851
Housed at the Downriver Community Conference (across the hall from Michigan Works)
http://www.dccwf.org/
15100 Northline Rd., Southgate, 48195

 

28th District Downriver Regional Veterans Treatment Court – for veterans involved with the criminal justice system
(734) 258-3068
14720 Reaume Parkway, Southgate, 48195

 

Victory Gym and Veterans Health Club — Free fitness, peer support and resource assistance
https://www.victorygymvhc.org/
(734) 984-7040 or (734) 552-8611
23156 King Rd., Brownstown, 48183

 

 

NATIONAL VETERANS RESOURCES

 

Veterans Crisis Line – free and confidential support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-273-8255 (press 1 for immediate assistance) or text 838255

 

Veteran Benefits Administration
https://benefits.va.gov/benefits/ or 1-800-827-1000
Ask your VA representative or Veterans Service Organization representative about:
Disability Compensation, Pension, Health Care, Caregiver Program, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services, Educational Assistance, Home Loan Guarantee, Insurance, and/or Dependents’ and Survivors’ Benefits
Search for a VSE Representative at www.ebenefits.va.gov

 

GI Bill
www.gibill.va.gov or 1-888-442-4551
Latest updates on VA education benefits on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GIBillEducation

 

Apply for VA health care at www.VA.gov/health-care/eligibility or visit your local medical center

 

Apply for VA Home Loan Program Benefits at www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans

 

VA Benefits for National Guard and Reserve Members and Veterans
www.benefits.va.gov/guardreserve

 

The Paper Safe: Important Documents for Veterans and Their Loved Ones
From Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America (download or print a loose copy)
http://www.avva.org/papersafe.html