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Guide to Finding Military TBI Resources
Learn about how to find help for service members and veterans with TBI in these articles from the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center:
- Support for Wounded Service Members and Their Families
- Counseling/Behavioral Health
- Health Benefits
- Brain Injury Association of America
- Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
- Veterans Crisis Line
- SAMHSA Mental Health Services Locator
- TRICARE Service Care Locator
- Vet Center Locator
National Military TBI Directories
Below are links to searchable directories of organizations, associations, and government agencies that provide resources for service members and veterans with traumatic brain injury. You can use these directories to find a variety of services and service providers near you.
The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) is the official charity of the United States Air Force incorporated in 1942 as a non-profit organization whose mission is to help relieve financial distress of Air Force members and their families and to assist them in financing their higher education goals. Their listings direct visitors to the closest AFAS location.
The Citizen Soldier Support Program (CSSP) is working to connect servicemembers and their families to primary health care and behavioral health providers trained to address issues that affect military members and the people who support America's troops before, during, and after deployment. The CSSP Primary Health Care and Behavioral Health Provider Directory is a network of primary and behavioral health care providers who are trained in, or who have expressed an interest in serving the specific needs of military members and their families.
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance is a non-profit organization providing financial assistance to the Coast Guard community. CGMA strives to promote financial stability and general well-being of the people it serves. Their listings direct visitors to their closest CGMA representative.
Give An Hour is dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of the troops and families affected by the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. They provide counseling to individuals, couples and families, and children and adolescents. Give An Hour's website offers both a basic and guided search to help visitors find a provider nearby.
Military.com connects servicemembers, military families and veterans to government benefits, scholarships, discounts, mentors, and much more. Their State Veteran's Benefits Directory details the benefits available to veterans by state, including special exemptions or discounts on fees and taxes, home loans, veteran's homes, and educational opportunities.
Each medical center within the Department of Veterans Affairs has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) specialists who provide treatment for Veterans with PTSD. The VA also provides nearly 200 specialized PTSD treatment programs. Their PTSD Program Locator enables visitors to find a specialized program nearby.
The Joint Services Support (JSS) system is a virtual gateway that provides simplified and coordinated access to National Guard J-1 support programs for all National Guard stakeholders. It is the only place that National Guard Service members and their families need to go to find out about events, news, program services, and resources. The JSS Resource Finder offers a searchable database of community-based services and events.
The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a website for connecting wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, and their families with those who support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics including benefits and compensation, education and training, employment, family and caregiver support, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation and travel, volunteer opportunities, and other resources. The NRD is a partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs.
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society provides, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and receives and manages funds to administer these programs. Their listings direct visitors to the closest Relief Society office.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)'s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. SAMHSA offers a Mental Health Services Locator, which is searchable by state. This Locator provides comprehensive information about mental health services and resources and is useful for professionals, consumers and their families, and the public.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)'s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. SAMHSA's Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator lists private and public facilities that are licensed, certified, or otherwise approved for inclusion by their State substance abuse agency.
TRICARE is the health care program serving active duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, their families, survivors and certain former spouses worldwide. Their Military Treatment Facility and TRICARE Service Center Locator directs users to TRICARE services nearby.
The mission of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is to provide veterans with the world-class benefits and services they have earned. The VA offers a directory of their more than 1700 facilities, maintained on a regular basis by editors and administrators nationwide throughout the VA network. Designed for ease-of-use, this site categorizes information for browsing by state and administration, as well as by viewing through an interactive map of the United States.
The USO is nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization, providing morale to American troops all over the world. With more than 160 locations, thousands of U.S. servicemembers and their families visit the USO every day. The USO website offers a center locator, allowing users to search by location and sort by amenity.
Vet Centers are a community-based part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The goal of the Vet Center program is to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to eligible veterans in order to help them make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life. The family members of veterans are also eligible for Vet Center services.The VA offers a Vet Center Locator to connect veterans withthe centers in their state.
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