Our Mission: To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.
Our Mission: To enhance the well-being of America's veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness. The American Legion's vision statement is "The American Legion: Veterans Strengthening America.”
Our Mission: Empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
In 2020, Congress created a new free, 24/7 and confidential dialing code for mental health emergencies: 988.
Now, you'll be able to dial or text 9-8-8 if you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis.
Call our toll-free hotline Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET to get help with your application.
Apply online here:
The Code of Support Foundation provides essential and critical one-on-one assistance to struggling service members, veterans and their families with the most complex needs. COSF has three programs, each designed to achieve our vision of bridging the military civilian divide.
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless was established in 1984 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Founded by a group of individuals with a will to act on behalf of people experiencing homelessness in Colorado, they recognized the struggles of people living in poverty and built the Stout Street Clinic.
A new partnership between the Humane Society of the United States and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that will connect qualified veterans with adoptable shelter pets, to the benefit of both.
The Dumb Friends League Solutions – Veterinary Hospital exists to prevent and alleviate suffering in pets whose caretakers would otherwise be unable to provide this care. Out of respect for our clients and out of concern of creating barriers when documentation is challenging, we serve our clients on an honor system.
VA uses the term “military sexual trauma” (MST) to refer to sexual assault or harassment experienced during military service. MST includes any sexual activity that you are involved with against your will.
Anyone can experience MST, regardless of gender. Like other types of trauma, MST can negatively affect a person’s mental and physical health, even many years later.
brochures on MST:
Assistance Dogs International, Inc. (ADI) is a worldwide coalition of not-for-profit programs that train and place Assistance Dogs. Founded in 1986 from a group of seven small programs, ADI has become the leading authority in the Assistance Dog industry.
Members of ADI meet regularly to share ideas and conduct business regarding educating the public about assistance dogs, advocating for the legal rights of people with disabilities partnered with assistance dogs, and the setting of standards and establishing guidelines and ethics for the training of these dogs.
At Freedom Service Dogs, we unleash the potential of dogs by transforming them into custom-trained, life-changing assistance dogs for people in need. The clients we serve live with disabilities like autism, traumatic brain injury (TBI), multiple sclerosis (MS), muscular dystrophy (MD), Down syndrome, cerebral palsy (CP), spinal cord injuries, and more. We also serve veterans with post-traumatic stress (PTS); however, we do not provide service dogs for non-military civilians diagnosed with PTS. FSD has been recognized nationally for its innovative approach and life-changing work.
VA's National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) is a world leader in research and education programs focusing on PTSD and other psychological and mental consequences of traumatic stress. It currently consists of seven VA academic centers of excellence across the United States, with headquarters in White River Junction, Vermont.
Domino Service Dogs(DSD) assists people with disabilities who are training their own service dog by providing a 2 year owner-trained service dog program. We are located in Lakewood, Colorado. At DSD, we believe that training the handler is equally as important as training the service dog. Therefore, we have developed a program that trains both the service dog, and the handler at the same time.
Your source for health information. Veterans have access to a 24/7 online health library that provides information and education about treatments and conditions offered by the VA. Unlike other web sites, the Veterans Health Library is free of advertisements and pop up ads.
This link is being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose or treat any medical condition. Please see a medical professional for diagnosis and/or treatment.
Throughout history, Americans have faced obstacles, barriers and challenges that seemed insurmountable. But because of our ability to reach beyond what we thought possible, we have solved some of society’s greatest challenges together.
As we face the tragedy of suicide in our nation, we must reach beyond what we have done before. We must change the way we think about, talk about, and address emotional pain and suffering. Suicide is preventable – but only if we empower ourselves and others with the knowledge, tools and resources we need to reach those who feel hopeless.
REACH is about preventing suicide. It is for and about everyone because we all have risk and protective factors that we need to recognize and understand.
When we REACH to those in need, we will provide hope. When we REACH because we are hurting, we will find help. When we REACH, we will prevent suicide.
Please join us.
CaPR raises, trains and places highly skilled service dogs with Coloradans with a variety of disabilities. But we don’t stop there. To ensure that both the human and canine partner have a happy, fulfilling experience throughout the life of their partnership, CaPR stays in touch to provide hands-on support, encouragement and ongoing training when it’s needed. Focusing exclusively on Colorado lets us to be there for our partnerships.
Helping Hands for Freedom provides emergency financial assistance through donated funds to help military and Gold Star families that have lost a loved one or are suffering with injuries from combat, including PTSD, TBI and moral injuries.
Watch Veterans and their family members share real stories of strength and recovery, find useful information and local mental health resources, and explore ways to show your support.
Medicare is a federal program that provides health coverage for older adults and some younger adults with disabilities. If you have VA benefits due to your military service, you may be wondering if it’s worth signing up for Medicare when you already have access to care at VA facilities.
For many veterans, Medicare offers an extra level of protection against high out-of-pocket medical costs. Medicare coverage can also give you more flexibility when choosing doctors and hospitals that provide your care. The following guide explains how Medicare works with your VA benefits.
MemoryCare.com uses a dual approach of data-driven research and first-hand knowledge from aging experts, medical researchers, and its board of advisors to help caregivers and those living with dementia find the tools and resources they need to achieve the best possible quality of life, while maintaining cognitive function.
For those that need extra help, MemoryCare.com’s team of experts and researches have worked together to curate a list of the best memory care facilities in cities around the nation.
These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Black Ops Rescue of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. Black Ops Rescue bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.
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