Resources

The following sites provide additional resources for veterans and their families.

Crisis/Hotlines

National VA Homeless Hotline – 24 Hour
Toll Free at 1-877-424-3838
http://www.va.gov/homeless/

Veterans Crisis Line – 24 Hour
Toll Free at 1-800-273-8255, Press 1
www.mentalhealth.va.gov

Change Direction: Give An Hour Campaign – Know the Five Signs!
http://www.changedirection.org/give-an-hour/

San Juan VA Hotline

A patient and family assistance hotline has been established by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  Veterans and relatives with questions or in need of assistance can call 1-800-449-8729, extension 19400.

Se ha establecido una línea de asistencia para pacientes y sus familiares 24 horas al día, siete días a la semana. Veteranos y familiares que desean aclarar dudas o preguntas o tienen la necesidad de recibir asistencia como resultado de este desastre natural pueden llamar 1-800-449-8729, extensión 19400.

Employment & Business Services

Employ Florida Vets
https://veteran.employflorida.com/

Florida State Veterans’ Homes Recruitment
http://floridavets.org/were-looking-for-you/
http://floridavets.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Were-looking-for-you-tri-fold-brochure.pdf

Florida Veterans’ Business Assistance
www.floridasbdc.org
www.fptac.org

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
www.osd.dms.state.fl.us

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program
https://benefits.va.gov/vow/education.asp

VOW to Hire Heroes Act 2011
http://benefits.va.gov/vow

Veterans’ Benefits

Florida Veterans’ Benefits Guide
http://www.bluetoad.com/publication?i=371864

eBenefits: Gateway to Benefit Information
https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal

Post-9/11 GI Bill and Veteran Education Benefits
https://benefits.va.gov/gibill

Federal Benefits for Veterans & Dependents Guide
https://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp

VA Claims Information
http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/default.asp

Florida Military-Friendly Guide
https://www.enterpriseflorida.com/wp-content/uploads/2017-Military-Friendly-Guide.pdf

VA Website for Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/burnpits/registry.asp

Veterans’ Resources

Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Military and Veterans Assistance Program (MVAP)
www.myfloridalegal.com/MVAP

Financial Frontlines Program
http://www.myfloridacfo.com/YMM/FinancialFrontlines/

Small Business Program
http://www.myfloridacfo.com/YMM/smallBusiness/Default.aspx

Locate Military Records
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/

National Resource Directory
http://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov/

Serve Save Succeed Program
http://www.myfloridacfo.com/servesavesucceed/

SHINE – Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
http://www.floridashine.org/

Women Veterans

Homeless Women Veterans
http://www.va.gov/homeless/for_women_veterans.asp

VA Center for Women Veterans
http://www.va.gov/womenvet/

VA Hotline on Health Care and Benefits for Women Veterans
1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636)

Women Veterans Health Care
http://www.womenshealth.va.gov/

Other Departments and Agencies

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Office of Servicemembers Affairs
www.consumerfinance.gov/servicemembers

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Employment Opportunities
www.FreshFromFloridaCareers.com

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Operation Outdoor Freedom
www.operationoutdoorfreedom.com

Florida Defense Alliance
http://www.floridadefense.org/

Florida Defense Support Task Force
http://www.enterpriseflorida.com/fdstf

Florida Department of Military Affairs
http://dma.myflorida.com/

Florida Veterans Foundation
www.FloridaVeteransFoundation.org

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
www.va.gov

Veterans Florida
http://www.veteransflorida.org/

Other

MyFlorida.com
http://www.myflorida.com/

Returning Service Members
http://www.oefoif.va.gov/

Returning Service Members Mental Health Support
http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/returningservicevets.asp

Veterans & Mesothelioma
http://www.mesotheliomaguide.com/veterans

Florida Military License Plates
http://www.flhsmv.gov/specialtytags/miltags.html


For 24-hour counsel, call the National Veteran Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. You are NOT alone!