Veterans Resource Guide

To help our clients and all Veterans access resources, we've developed this brief overview of resources for Veterans and their families. Please reach out to organizations directly.

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Important Hotlines

  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1 for Veterans or TEXT 838255
  • Call Center for Homeless Veterans: 1-877-424-3838
  • USDA National Hunger Hotline: 1-866-3-HUNGRY (486479)

Military Service Records

National Archives: Request DD 214 / Separation Documents, or other military service records.


Resource List

Local Organizations

Multi-Service

*See also: County & State Offices

Employment
Legal
Community Engagement, Fitness, Wellness
Financial Assistance/Benefits
  • PA Wounded Warriors: Emergency financial assistance for PA Veterans
  • BenePhilly: Assistance with applications for federal, state, city benefits (Philadelphia)
    844-848-4376

*See Also: County & State Offices

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County & State Offices

County and State Offices help Veterans with obtaining benefits, resource connection, and/or financial assistance.

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
Delaware

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Pennsylvania Vet Centers

Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional readjustment counseling to eligible Veterans, active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families.

Counselors and outreach staff, many of whom are Veterans themselves, are experienced and prepared to discuss the tragedies of war, loss, grief and transition after trauma. Services include:

  • Readjustment counseling to make a successful transition from military to civilian life or after a traumatic experience in the military
  • Individual, group, marriage, and family counseling
  • Referral and connection to VA or other community benefits and services

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VA Benefits & Contact List

Local organizations with Veteran Service Officers (VSOs) as well as County & State Offices (see above) are often most helpful in navigating VA benefits. You can also learn about eligibility and apply for benefits online (or call 1-800-827-1000). These benefits may include: disability compensation, health care, memorial benefits, education and training, home loans and housing-related assistance pension, employment services, life insurance, spouses, dependents, survivors benefits. Click to expand for VA benefit information and the VA contact list.

Philadelphia VA Info

Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
3900 Woodland Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-823-5800 or 1-800-949-1001
Telephone Care: 215-823-4133, press 8
Women Veterans Program: 215-823-5915
Patient Advocate: 215-823-5803

Philadelphia Regional Benefit Office
5000 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144

VA Contact List
  • Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA): Comprehensive health care program in which the VA shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries. 1-800-733-8387
  • Education (GI Bill): Information about education and training benefits, including GI Bill. 888-GIBILL-1 or 1-888-442-4551
  • Federal Recovery Coordination Program: Recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration of severely injured, ill or wounded service members and Veterans. 1-877-732-4456
  • Health Care Benefits: Apply for health care benefits, manage your health, and learn more about health care coverage. 1-877-222-8387
  • Homeless Veterans: Resources to support Veterans experiencing homelessness. 1-877-4AID-VET or 1-877-424-3838
  • Home Loans: Eligibility and how to apply for VA Home Loans. 1-877-827-3702
  • Life Insurance:
  • National Cemetery Administration: Burial benefits, locate a cemetary or gravesite, receive a burial flag. Scheduling Office: 1-800-535-1117
  • Smoking Cessation Counselors: Resources to help quit using tobacco. 1-855-QUIT-VET or 1-855-784-8838
  • Veterans Crisis Line: Confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text available 24/7 for Veterans and their families. 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255, press 1
  • Vet Center Program: Readjustment counseling for eligible Veterans. 1-877-WAR-VETS or 1-877-927-8387
  • White House VA Hotline: Non-emergency 24/7 hotline to answer inquiries, provide directory assistance, document concerns about VA care. 1-855-948-2311
  • Women Veterans Hotline: Connects Women Veterans, their families, and caregivers to VA services and resources. 1-855-VA-WOMEN or 1-855-829-6636

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Other Benefits

While not Veteran-specific, the following tools can help you determine eligibility and apply for other health and human services programs.

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