Resources for Disabled Veterans

Association for Service Disabled Veterans (ASDV)    

 

 

Format             Member organization

 

ASDV is a national association that establishes greater economic participation for service disabled and prisoner of war veterans and veteran family members in the United States. Membership is comprised of individuals from the SDVs and organizations that support the goals of ASDV. To fulfill its mission, ASDV has established programs and services addressing the areas of legislative and legal advocacy, business development, healthcare, and information access.  The ASDV strives to help SDV’s by: stimulating economic growth in this population; developing enterprises which can provide useful goods and services at competitive prices; creating employment for members of the service disabled veteran underemployed groups; and bringing service disabled veteran owned enterprises into the mainstream of the economy.

 

ASDV established a staffed office in Washington, DC on Capitol Hill, which serves as a base of operations for legislative advocacy and program management. ASDV California is the founding office and oversees the administrative component of the business development program. ASDV also manages activities in the Western United States.  ASDV is the pioneer in the inclusion of service disabled and prisoner of war veterans enterprise (SDVE) in the specially assisted procurement programs of the Federal and State Governments and their Private Sector contractors.

 

Contact URL  http://www.asdv.org

                         

                         

Contact Agency      

ASDV Washington

110 Maryland Ave., NE, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: 202-543-1942
Fax: 202-543-5398

ASDV California

P.O. Box 20312
Stanford, CA 94305
Tel: 650-961-3751
Fax: 650-967-0336

Western Region

401 Van Ness Ave.,
Suite 131
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: 415-437-1400
Fax: 415-252-9705

 

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)       

 

Format             Membership organization

 

Disabled American Veterans funds and operates programs that serve veterans throughout the United States and its territories and possessions. Fifty-two DAV state departments and nearly two thousand chapters add to the service programs of the national organization on a local level and provide the framework for the fraternal activities of DAV’s million-plus members.         

 

Contact URL  http://www.dav.org/

                         

Contact Agency      

Disabled American Veterans National Headquarters
3725 Alexandria Pike
Cold Spring, KY 41076

Mailing Address
PO Box 14301
Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301    

(859) 441-7300

 

Homes for Our Troops                  

 

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Homes for Our Troops is a nonprofit organization committed to helping those who have served their country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries. This organization assists injured service men and women and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and coordinating the process of building a new home or adapting an existing home for handicapped accessibility.  With a growing network of professionals in the building industry, building material manufacturers, and donors from across the U.S., Homes for Our Troops can provide this service at little or no cost to the veteran.           

 

Contact URL  http://www.homesforourtroops.org/

                         

Contact Agency      

Homes for Our Troops, Inc.

1 Taunton Green
Taunton, MA 02780
info@homesforourtroops.org

508-823-3300 or Toll Free: (866) 7 TROOPS

Fax: 508-823-5411

 

Veterans Benefits Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Service

 

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs   

 

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The Veterans Benefits Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Service delivers vocational rehabilitation services to veterans with service-connected disabilities and enables injured veterans with disabilities to have a  transition from military service to rehabilitation and suitable employment after service to the Nation. VR&E also provides educational and vocational counseling.        

 

Contact URL  http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm

                         

Contact Agency      

                       

VA Benefits: 1-800-827-1000

Life Insurance: 1-800-669-8477

Education (GI Bill): 1-888-442-4551

Health Care Benefits: 1-877-222-8387

Income Verification and Means Testing: 1-800-929-8387

Mammography Helpline: 1-888-492-7844

Gulf War/Agent Orange Helpline: 1-800-749-8387

Status of Headstones and Markers: 1-800-697-6947

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD): 1-800-829-4833

 

                                   

The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP)    

 

Funding provided by members, as well as seed money donated by the United Spinal Association

 

Format             Member organization

WWP assists individuals of the armed forces severely injured during conflicts in various locations.  WWP provides programs and services to:  provide comfort to patients and families; assist the wounded in their rehabilitation and transition to civilian life; educate the public about the sacrifices made by these individuals and enlist public support for their needs; and provide severely injured service members and disabled veterans with a unified voice in national and local issues of importance to them.  Programs include:  1) the Wounded Warrior Backpack Program, which provides backpacks to injured service members filled with necessities and comfort items most needed as they prepare for a long-term rehabilitative stay; 2) the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project, which offers adaptive sports stemming from a partnership through Disabled Sports USA; 3) WWP Outdoors, which involves the wounded in outdoor sporting events with other healing service members; 4) the enactment of a law creating Traumatic Injury Protection for all active duty service members which creates insurance that will pay severely wounded servicemen and women up to $100,000 upon their admission to a stateside military hospital; and  5) the provision of benefits counselors who identify the government benefits and services needed to assist patients as they return to their communities.

 

Contact URL  http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/site/c.iqLTI2OBKlF/b.1109075/k.9013/Headquarters.htm

                         

Contact Agency

Headquarters:

Wounded Warrior Project
711 5th St. N.E.
Suite A
Roanoke, VA 24016

For Donations Sent By Mail:

Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758517
Topeka, KS 66675-8517

info@woundedwarriorproject.org

Phone: (540) 342-0032

Fax: (540) 342-0339