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Veterans: Resources to Prevent & Reverse Homelessness

Veterans: Resources to Prevent & Reverse Homelessness

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This is a series of Community Resource Guides to assist in preventing and reversing homelessness in Butler County, KS. This guide includes national and local resources available to assist Veterans released from active duty and their families who are struggling to avoid homelessness or experiencing homelessness.
This is a series of Community Resource Guides to assist in preventing and reversing homelessness in Butler County, KS. This guide includes national and local resources available to assist Veterans released from active duty and their families who are struggling to avoid homelessness or experiencing homelessness.

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5-06-2012
VETERANS
Hotlines & Helpful Websites
vets
Help for Homeless Vets,
National Coalition for HomelessVeterans (NCHV), web:http://www.nchv.org/veterans.cfmPersons who experience difficulties getting results or locatingservices in their local area may call NCHV at 1-800-VET-HELP.1-800-VET-HELP
National Resource Directory.
Connects wounded warriors, Service Members,Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them.http://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov/ 
Homeless Veterans Coordinator 
Robert J. Dole Veteran’s Administration Medical Center
 316-651-3684
Homeless Resource Center 
, US Dept. of Health & Human Serviceshttp://www.nrchmi.samhsa.gov/default.aspx 
Mental Health Program,
Veterans Administration (VA)316-685-2221ext. 3294
 
1-877-4AID-VET(424-3838)
 
National Veterans Helpline
1-800-507-4571
 
VA Caregiver Support Line
1-855-260-3274
Veteran's Crisis Line
(24/7, all calls confidential) 1-800-273.TALK1-800-273-8255(Press 1)
 
Veteran’s JOB BANK
 
Veterans Page, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
Wounded Warrior Resource Center 
1-800-342-9647
Help for Homeless Vets
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV)
Web: http://www.nchv.org/veterans.cfm  Information you can download and print:
 
Where to Go for Help
 
Replacing Personal Records
 
Seeking Federal Benefits
 
Guide for Women Veterans
 
Guide for Incarcerated Veterans
 
Phone/Website List
Vets who experience difficulties getting results or locating services in theirlocal area may call NCHV at 1-800-VET-HELP.
 
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Kansas
Veterans’ Home
 
Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs
(KCYA)
Web: http://www.kcva.org/  Veterans and family members are linked to a range of benefits available for them.Website provides information on many topics including: education and health carebenefits, companies hiring vets, burial benefits, pensions, disability compensation.Contact the KCVA Central Office at (785) 296-3976 or email at Veteran ServicesProgram Director for benefit availability.
Mental Health Program, US Dept. of Veteran Affairs
Website: http://www.wichita.va.gov/services/mentalhealth.asp  5500 E. Kellogg Ave., Wichita, KS316-685-2221
Services include help with:
depression, sadness, grief, anxiety, worry, nervousness, addictive behaviors, relationship problems, stress from medical problems and/orpain, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), emotional problems, such as managinganger, vocational issues, troublesome thoughts or ideas, confused thinking,aggressive or self-harming behaviors, and memory problems.
Chaplain Service:
To speak with a chaplain, call: 316-685-2221 ext. 53413.
Telephone Care Line
. For medical advice, questions about medication, or toschedule a non-urgent appointment: 316-685-2221 or 1-888-878-6881 (press 2 andthen choose from the Blue or Gold team). Monday - Friday, 8 am - :30 pm.
 
Evenings & weekends: 316-685-2221 or 1-888-978-6881 (wait for the operator).
PTSD Program, US Dept. of Veteran Affairs
Services
: One-to-one mental health assessment and testing, Medicines, One-to-onepsychotherapy and also family therapy, Group therapy (covers topics such as angerand stress, combat support, partners, or groups for Veterans of specific conflicts.VA Medical Centers without a specific PTSD Program do offer PTSD Treatment:Contact your local VA Medical Center and ask for the
“Mental Health C
linic.
 Many Vet Centers & VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics also offer PTSDtreatment.If you need immediate assistance, contact 911 or 1-800-273-TALK/8255.
Robert J. Dole VA Medical
Center (Dole VAMC)
 
Web: http://www.wichita.va.gov/  5500 E. Kellogg Ave., Wichita, KS316-685-2221
Homeless Veterans Coordinator:
316-651-3684Co-located with
Wichita VA Regional Office
to provide one-stop service in Kansas
Community Based Outpatient Clinics:
located in 6 locations in Kansas including:Hutchinson, Kansas,Parsons, Kansas,Salina, Kansas
 
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Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Program,
US Dept. of Veteran Affairs
Programs:
SUD 24-hour residential care; SUD Intensive Outpatient Program; SUDStandard OutpatientVA Medical Centers without a specific SUD Program do offer SUD Treatment:
Contact your local VA Medical Center and ask for the “Mental Health Clinic.”
 Many Vet Centers and VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics also offer SUDtreatment.
If you need immediate assistance, contact 911 or 1-800-273-TALK/8255.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)The Salvation Army
Web: www.salarmy-mokan.org  Program contact: Stacy Pacholick, Med., 816-285-2792 or 816-756-2769 ext. 424Designed to assist low-income veterans and their families in obtaining andmaintaining stable housing.Serves those at risk of becoming homeless or currently homeless, and reside or planto reside in the state of Kansas.Services include: homeless prevention, rapid re-housing, and a menu of supportiveservices (e.g., life skills training, job preparation, credit repair,transportation assistance) as well as assistance from peer mentors.For further information email SSVF@va.gov  or call (toll-free): 1-877-737
0111.
The American Legion
1-800-433-3318
El Dorado - Post 81
: 1801 W Central Ave, El Dorado316-321-3767
 
Services provided include help with VA claims, assistance in findingemployment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.Veterans Affairs & Rehab: Help with claims and benefits, health issues, veteranscemeteries: call 202-861-2700, or send an email:http://www.legion.org/contact/veterans-affairs 
Veterans Upward Bound (VUB)
Web: http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=veteransupwardbound&p=/index  Main office is located in Wichita on the
Wichita State University
Campus:1845 Fairmount St., Wichita KS / 316-978-6742email: veterans.upwardbound@wichita.edu  Serves veterans in Wichita, Sedgwick County,
Butler County
and Harvey County.Offers a range of services to prepare eligible veterans for success when they entertheir chosen educational program (whether a 2-year community college, a 4-yearcollege or university, a public or private school, vocational or technical school).All services are FREE., including instruction, textbooks, advising & supplies.

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