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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 4.9 million veterans who have a service-connected disability. If you or a loved one is injured as a result of a combat injury, these resources are designed to provide information on topics ranging from living quarters while receiving treatment and emergency financial assistance if needed to finding a civilian career when you are ready to enter the workforce.
For further information for wounded veterans, please see the resources listed below:
Each service branch operates a wounded warrior program to help service members and their families with information and resources on non-medical issues associated with transitioning back to duty or civilian life.
Wounded Warrior Project: A number of counseling, support and outreach programs and services for injured service members and their families are available through this program.
Department of Veterans Affairs: The VA provides counseling services to assess and treat mental health issues and offers support. The VA also offers adult day health care respite services.
Disabled American Veterans and Paralyzed Veterans of America: Service organizations that are focused on helping veterans move forward.
Military Caregiver PEER Forum Initiative: Provides the opportunity for caregivers to share knowledge, expertise, resources, and ongoing support.
Caregiver Resource Directory: A comprehensive directory including the most commonly referenced resources for caregivers of recovering service members.
Blog Brigade and the Warrior Care blogs: Offer online support, covering topics such as relationships, health & wellness, care coordination, benefits, and more.
The DOD Wounded, Ill, and/or Injured Compensation and Benefits Handbook for Service Members of the Armed Forces: Provides military membersring and resetting their relationships with a variety of services, resources, and expert guidance.
Building Healthy Relationships: Specialty consultations that can help you deepen relationships with family, friends, and others through an education-based consultation.
Disability.gov: Access all of the federal government's disability-related information and resources.
VA Home Loans: These loans and grants are available to adapt the homes of disabled veterans or help them buy accessible homes.
Homes for Our Troops, Inc.: This privately funded nonprofit builds specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans nationwide.
Coalition to Salute America's Heroes: At this site, wheelchair-bound or blind veterans can receive financial assistance to buy homes that accommodate their disabilities.
Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program: Provides assistive technology and accommodations to support individuals with disabilities and wounded, ill, and injured service members throughout the federal government in accessing information and communication technology.
National Resource Directory: An online partnership for wounded warriors, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families and those who support them.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Military Crisis Line at 988, then press 1 or access online chat by texting 838255.
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