- Vet-to-Vet is a peer driven support group where veterans can help one another work through the issues frequently experienced as they reintegrate in to civilian life.
- Vet-to-Vet is open to all veterans, regardless of the years of their service, gender, or whether they were in combat or not. All that matters is that you served your country in one way or another.
- Vet-to-Vet is endorsed by the Veterans Administration, but is not part of the VA. Mmeetings are normally overseen by two or more Vet-to-Vet peer facilitators who have been mentored and trained by caring veterans just like themselves and have received peer support group training in VA approved seminars.
If you are a veteran, you belong at Vet-to-Vet! All veterans are welcome and it does not matter what war you were in or not in.
Groups do not exist to discuss or attain a disability rating. Vet to Vet is there to help each other deal with problems adjusting to life after having been in combat or other military trauma. Help is available to deal with problems such as anger, isolation, seclusion, anxiety, depression, and the need to use drugs, alcohol, to escape from these problems. Vet-toVet is caring veterans who are "paying it forward".
From one vet to another, please join our group discussions, a list of locations
is provided in this FLYER
Helpful Tools for Veterans, Those Who Have Served in the Military, and their Families
Did you Know! Tax Return Filing and Payment Extensions for the Military
- DrugFreeNH.org: A website designed to help individuals, families, and communities to get informed, get involved and get help! You will find information on prevention efforts, effects of alcohol and other drugs, guidance on recovery and treatment and links to programs in the Granite State . . . and more.
- Veteran Telephone Resources: (A printer friendly version)
- Veteran Community Resource Guide : Updated 9\18\12 Brought to you through the collaborative efforts of the network of care providers serving the New Hampshire Veteran and Military Communities.
- Acronyms Tool (A printer friendly version of common health and human services and Veterans Administration acronyms)
- Serving Military Personnel and their Families : An information and referral tool describing unique issues facing military
personnel and their families.
- The National Center on Family Homelessness, with funding from the Walmart Foundation, has produced the attached publication Engaging Veterans and Families To Enhance Service Delivery: A Tool Kit for Community Based Organizations .
This publication offers tools, resources, best practices, lessons learned, and cutting-edge research to improve the effectiveness of community based organizations’ staffing, program design, delivery, and outreach and engagement of veterans and their families and friends.
- North Country - Homeless Veterans Resource Guide Homeless Veterans Resource Guide
- Veteran Caregiver Resource Guide This publication is a comprehensive source of information for family members who care for Veterans as well as services for Veterans.
New Hampshire VA Medical Center Programs:
Medical Foster Home Program
The Medical Foster Home Program works closely with Home Based Primary Care and allows for the care of dependent, chronically ill and terminally ill veterans in a community based setting. It provides an alternative to living alone with out supports. Brochure
Minority Veterans Program
The primary goal of this outreach initiative is to increase local awareness of minority veterans' related issues and develop strategies for increasing their participation in existing VA benefits programs for eligible veterans. Brochure
VA Caregiver Support: Caring for those Who Care
The support line will serve as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans and others seeking caregiver information to help in the care of our Nation’s Veterans. Calls to The National Caregiver Support Line will be answered by VA employees who are licensed clinical social workers. The Support Line will provide information on VA/community caregiver support resources and referrals to dedicated Caregiver Support Coordinators located in every VA Medical Center.|}
Caregivers are the family members and loved ones who provide care for Veterans who are living with the effects of war, disability, chronic illness, or aging. They deserve VA’s highest level of support. On February 1, 2011, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) opened a toll-free National Caregiver Support Line.
The National Caregiver Support Line is open Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.
The National Caregiver Support Line Toll-Free number is 1-855-260-3274
The VA's Caregiver website: VA Caregiver Support: Caring for Those Who Care
Links to Veteran Resource Websites
Plymouth Orientation Held September 23, 2010 -
- Asbestos.com: Organization with a Veterans Department that works exclusively with Veterans afflicted by asbestos-related diseases. Asbestos.com can provide free acces to: retired Navy Veterans who provided 1-on-1 assistance with veterans and their families,assistance with filing VA claims to ensure veterans get maximum benefits, informational books and literature, help with finding local VA treatment centers & doctors specializing in asbestos-related disease treatment, support group access.
- Printer Friendly version: Links to Veteran Resources
(several links on this version can also be found on the SL Links page)
- Pleural Mesothelioma Center: Free information, resources and support to help you understand, fight and overcome mesothelioma.
- MesotheliomaHelp.org - has an active community made up of medical professionals, caregivers, and survivors that provide online and phone support to people looking for help and information about mesothelioma. Also we have several events during the year focused on giving back to the community such as our Scholarship Contest and Nurse live Q&A.
- Malignant Mesothelioma Guide: Phone and Online resources and support for individuals, family and friends who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. An online guide complete with survivor stories, cutting-edge treatments and ways to outlive your prognosis.
- Military.com: Site map to links all things Veterans
- www.archives.gov – The National Archives, veteran’s documentation.
- www.dav.org –a national volunteer transportation network.
- http://www.dedicatedpatriots.com Liberty House shelter, Manchester NH
- www.defendamerica.mil – news about frontline troops
- www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl/owa/home search engine for locating US military bases.
- www.goodnewsgarage.org - donated and refurbished vehicles for low income clients.
- http://www.hospitalcompare.va.gov/components/landing2_relatedlinks.asp - Dept. of VA Hospital Compare
- www.iod.unh.edu - assisting persons with disabilities in NH.
- www.military.com - service member specific, military history and customs.
- www.milspouse.org employment, education, relocation for military spouses.
- www.militaryonesource.com information and referral service. Free select counseling sessions.
- www.nheasterseals.com – Veterans Count program. Support for military families.
- http://nhes.state.nh.us provides a broad range of assistance and self–directed employment and career related services.
www.wvachapter41.org A website dedicated to women veterans.
- www.nhredcross.org - offering aid to military families.
- www.nh.gov/veterans – New Hampshire State Veterans Home, Tilton NH.
- www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org services provided by mental health professionals.
- www.usacares.org – A national site covering the needs of military families.
- www.manchester.va.gov – Veterans Administration Medical Clinic, Manchester, NH.
- www.whiteriver.va.gov – Veterans Administration Medical Facility, Vermont.
- www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov resource for everything military
- www.nami.org – National Alliance on Mental Illness
- www.nh.gov/nhveterans NH Office of Veterans Services
- www.nhlegion.org NH American Legion website.
www.nh.ngb.army.mil – NH National Guard website
- www.socialsecurity.gov Social Security Administration
- www.va.gov – Federal Government military website
- www.vfw.org - A national site dedicated to Veterans of Foreign Wars
- www.vnavnh.org Visiting Nurse Association of NH & VT
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