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Hotlines & Helpful Websites
Help for Homeless Vets, National Coalition for Homeless 1-800-VET-HELP Veterans (NCHV), web: http://www.nchv.org/veterans.cfm Persons who experience difficulties getting results or locating services in their local area may call NCHV at 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 Homeless Resource Center, US Dept. of Health & Human Services http://www.nrchmi.samhsa.gov/default.aspx Mental Health Program, Veterans Administration (VA) National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
316-685-2221 ext. 3294 1-877-4AID-VET (424-3838) 1-800-507-4571 1-855-260-3274 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
National Veterans Helpline VA Caregiver Support Line Veteran's Crisis Line (24/7, all calls confidential) 1-800-273.TALK Veteran’s JOB BANK
Veterans Page, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) http://www.usich.gov/population/veterans 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 Guide for Women Veterans Replacing Personal Records Guide for Incarcerated Veterans Seeking Federal Benefits Phone/Website List Vets who experience difficulties getting results or locating services in their local area may call NCHV at 1-800-VET-HELP.
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 care benefits, companies hiring vets, burial benefits, pensions, disability compensation. Contact the KCVA Central Office at (785) 296-3976 or email at Veteran Services Program 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, KS 316-685-2221 Services include help with: depression, sadness, grief, anxiety, worry, nervousness , addictive behaviors, relationship problems, stress from medical problems and/or pain, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), emotional problems, such as managing anger, 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 to schedule a non-urgent appointment: 316-685-2221 or 1-888-878-6881 (press 2 and then 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
Web: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/va-ptsd-treatment-programs.asp Kansas locations: http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/state_PTSD.cfm?State=KS Services: One-to-one mental health assessment and testing, Medicines, One-to-one psychotherapy and also family therapy, Group therapy (covers topics such as anger and 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 Clinic.” Many Vet Centers & VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics also offer PTSD treatment. 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, KS 316-685-2221 Homeless Veterans Coordinator: 316-651-3684 Co-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
Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Program, US Dept. of Veteran Affairs
Web: http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/SUD.asp Programs: SUD 24-hour residential care; SUD Intensive Outpatient Program; SUD Standard Outpatient VA 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 SUD treatment. 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. 424 Designed to assist low-income veterans and their families in obtaining and maintaining stable housing. Serves those at risk of becoming homeless or currently homeless, and reside or plan to reside in the state of Kansas. Services include: homeless prevention, rapid re-housing, and a menu of supportive services (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
Web: http://www.legion.org/ / 1-800-433-3318 El Dorado - Post 81: 1801 W Central Ave, El Dorado 316-321-3767 Services provided include help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice. Veterans Affairs & Rehab: Help with claims and benefits, health issues, veterans cemeteries: 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 / 316-978-6742 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Serves veterans in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Butler County and Harvey County. Offers a range of services to prepare eligible veterans for success when they enter their chosen educational program (whether a 2-year community college, a 4-year college or university, a public or private school, vocational or technical school). All services are FREE., including instruction, textbooks, advising & supplies.
Wichita Regional Office, US Veterans Administration
Web: http://www.benefits.va.gov/wichita/ 5500 E. Kellogg Ave., Wichita, KS / 1-800-827-1000 1-800-827-1000 (Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm (closed on Federal Holidays) Provides VA benefits and services to veterans in Kansas; oversees benefits delivery. Co-located on VA grounds with the Dole VAMC - Building #61. Also has Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment offices located in the Topeka VA Medical Center and at the Irwin Army Hospital, Ft. Riley, Kansas. Transition services. Three major military installations located in Kansas: Ft. Leavenworth, Ft. Riley & McConnell Air Force Base provide transition assistance and disabled transition assistance briefings to help service members as they transition from military to civilian life. Service members may also receive pre-separation counseling prior to retirement or separation from active duty.
Wichita Vet Center
Web: http://www.wichita.va.gov/Wichita_Vet_Center.asp 251 N. Water St., Wichita, KS 67202 316-265-0889 / Toll Free: 888-878-6881 ext. 41080 Normal working hours: Mon.-Fri.: 8am - 4:30pm (other days & times on request) Located away from medical facilities; many workers are Vets Offer a mix of counseling and help with accessing other programs No information about a Vet’s treatment will be given to any person or agency (including the VA) without the Vet’s consent. Operated by VA's Readjustment Counseling Service: Call toll free during normal business hours: 1-800-905-4675 (Eastern U.S.) or 1-866-496-8838 (Western U.S.)
Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas
Web: http://www.workforce-ks.com 150 N. Main Street, Suite 200, Wichita, KS 67202 316-771-6800 / email@example.com Basic Employment Skills Training (BEST), Job Skills Success workshops, and Business Skills classes; WORKReady! Certificate (used by job seekers as proof of their skills in reading, locating information, and mathematics). Veterans’ Services: Employment training services available for eligible veterans. Veterans should visit the local Workforce Center and talk with the Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) or Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialists (DVOPs).
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