You can perform your best, inside and outside the classroom, when you feel healthy and secure. Your overall health and well-being are vital components to academic and professional success. We have compiled a list of resources that offer a variety of assistance to service members, veterans and their families.
American Red Cross: The Red Cross helps members of the military, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with and respond to the challenges of military service.
Annapolis Vet Center: This center offers readjustment counseling services to veterans and their families.
Arundel Lodge, Veterans Wellness Program: The Veterans Wellness Program at Arundel Lodge provides a holistic, person-centered approach in addressing the psychological, social, emotional, physical and environmental needs of military veterans and their families.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV): DAV provides assistance to veterans in obtaining and accessing their full range of benefits.
Fisher House: Fisher House offers flights and housing options for wounded or ill veterans and their families during medical treatment.
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals: The Cohen Clinic, located in Silver Spring, gives veterans and family members high-quality, accessible and integrated outpatient mental health care.
TRICARE (Military Health System): TRICARE is the health care program for uniformed service members, retirees and their families around the world.
Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System: This health care organization provides care and service to Maryland’s veterans. The Baltimore, Loch Raven and Perry Point VA Medical Centers, in addition to five community based outpatient clinics, work together to form this integrated health care delivery system.
Veterans Crisis Line: Call 800-273-8255 and press 1. Text 838255. Use Online Chat. Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are veterans themselves. The Veterans Crisis Line is free, confidential and available every day, 24/7, to all veterans, service members, and their family and friends.
Women Veterans Health Care: Women Veteran Program Managers are available at each VA Medical Center nationwide to assist women veterans and coordinate services. Women veterans interested in receiving care at VA should contact the nearest VA Medical Center.
Yellow Ribbon Fund: This fund provides housing and transportation for wounded veterans and their families during recovery. Veterans will be given caregiver support when and where it is needed.
Fidos for Freedom: Fidos for Freedom provides specially trained hearing dogs, service dogs, combat-related PTSD dogs and therapy dogs to individuals with disabilities in the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan community.
Maryland Therapeutic Riding: MTR’s services use the healing and therapeutic power of horses to improve the physical health and well-being of children and adults with physical, emotional and developmental disabilities. Participants also include veterans and wounded service personnel dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, depression, anxiety and amputation.
Pets for Vets: Pets for Vets trains and matches shelter dogs and other animals to veterans for support and companionship.
Virtuous Wellness Center: VWC delivers one-on-one physical therapy and massage therapy treatments for every age and stage of recovery.
Voices of Vets: Live and virtual musical performances by professional singers and musicians showcasing tunes from the '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s and patriotic songs are offered for those living in veterans' homes.
Guitars 4 Vets: This unique guitar instruction program benefits veterans struggling with physical injuries, PTSD and other emotional distress.
Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp.: Anne Arundel County Career Centers have dedicated staff who work solely with veterans to help with their job search and career needs.
CareerOneStop Veteran and Military Transition Center: This one-stop website offers help with employment, training and financial help after military service.
Easterseals Homeless Veterans Reintegration Programs (HVRP): HVRP helps homeless veterans build a foundation for overcoming difficulties with finding long-term housing and employment.
Maryland's American Job Centers: Job seeker services include career exploration assistance, referrals to training programs, placement services, résumé preparation assistance, and workshops to enhance job seeking skills and work readiness.
Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training (MCVET): MCVET provides homeless veterans and other veterans in need with comprehensive services, from health care to housing, that will enable them to rejoin their communities as productive citizens.
Maryland Department of Labor Veteran Services: Local veterans employment representatives work with businesses, contractors and employer organizations within local areas to develop career opportunities for veterans. This includes Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP).
Maryland Workforce Exchange: The MWE provides fast access to a complete set of employment tools on one website.
Hope for the Warriors: Hope for the Warriors provides comprehensive support programs nationally for service members, veterans and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.
Gary Sinise Foundation: The Gary Sinise Foundation creates and supports a variety of unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities.