Veteran's Services
Contact PERSON

Valerie Pudvah

Town Clerk

860.376.7060 x100

email me

 

DUTIES

 

The Veterans Service Contact Person is responsible to assist Veterans with the following services.

 

Reemployment, Rehabilitation, Education,

 Coordinate vocational Training Services,

Coordinate with Local, State and National Government and Private Agencies to secure benefits, Adjustment to Peace Time Living

DID YOU KNOW?

240,000 VETERANS IN CONNECTICUT

 

  • CT VETERANS ARE OF THE POPULATION: 10 %
  • ARE OVER AGE 65: 45%
  • ARE 55-59 YEARS OF AGE: 17%
  • WOMEN: 8%
  • USE VA CONNECTICUT HEALTH CARE: 17%
  • HAVE SERVICE CONNECTED DISABILITIES: 10%

 

Over 20,500 Connecticut citizens have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan

ANY QUESTIONS?

 

Call Vets INFO LINE AT 1-866-9CT-VETS or  www.ct.gov/ctva

 

Connecticut Veterans Website   www.veterans.ct.gov

 

Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs     www.ct.gov/ctva

 

Veterans Service Officer Norwich      860-887-9162

Veterans Service Officer Newington  860-594-6604

Veterans Service Officer Milford         203-874-6711

Veterans Service Officer Bridgeport   203-336-2570

Veterans Service Officer Waterbury   203-805-6340

 

Veterans Administration    www.va.gov

 

History of the Department of Veterans Affairs

The American Legion Veterans Housing

7  South Main Street, Griswold

 

The LaFlamme-Kusek American Legion Post sponsored American Legion Veterans Housing Inc Project (TALVI) has restored its existing building in Jewett City into 18 permanent supportive housing units to create a Pilot Project for a  regional facility for homeless Veterans in Eastern Connecticut.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR

AMERICAN LEGION VETERAN HOUSING

  • LEGAL ADVOCACY FOR CHILDREN OF VETERANS

    Center for Children's Advocacy

    Focuses on rights and interests of poor children involved in judicial, welfare, health, mental health, education and juvenile justice systems.

    860-570-5327    www.kidscounsel.org

     

    The Children's Law Center of Connecticut

    Represent children whose families are involved in divorce and custody matters in court.

    860-232-9993     www.clcct.org

     

    Lawyers for Children America ProVides training and support for volunteer attorneys who represent children

     in child protection matters in Juvenile Court.

    860-273-0441    www.lawyersforchildrenamerica.org

  • VETERANS HEALTH CARE

    Womans Veterans Health Care Provides health care to female veterans.

    Veterans Benefits Call Center: 1-877-222-8387

     

    Veterans Benefits Administration

    1-800-827-1000    www.vba.va.gov

     

    Woman Veterans Health Strategic Health Care Group

    www.publichealth.va.gov/womanshealth

     

    Military Sexual Trauma

    For more information, male and female veterans can speak with their existing VA health care provider, contact the MST Coordinator at their nearest VA Medical Center, or contact their local Vet Center

    1-800-827-1000   www.va.gov      www.vetcenter.va.gov

     

    Mary Susan Hungerford, APRN - Military Sexual Trauma Coodinator

    VA Connecticut Healthcare System: 203-932-5711 Ext. 3207

  • VETERANS SUICIDE AND CRISIS HOTLINES

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline National hotline that connects individuals with mental health professionals 1-800-273-8255

     

    24 Hour Crisis Hotline

    A domestic Abuse crisis hotline: 203-297-6674

     

    Veterans; Crisis Line

    The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hot line, online chat or text.

    1-800-273-8255    www.Veteranscrisisline.net

     

  •   RESIDENTIAL FACILITY ON HOMELESS AND NEEDY VETERANS

    Are you or a Veteran You know At Risk of Homelessness?

     

    Call VA's National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

    Toll-free hotline:1-877-424-3838    www.va.gov/homeless

    Veterans Benefits:

     

    Homeless Outreach & Engagement (Find 'em and Fix 'em)

    Transitional Housing (Grant and Per Diem)

    Permanent Housing in the Community

    HUD-VASH Housing

    Veteran Justice Outreach

     

    Municipal Property Tax Exemptions

    Education Benefits, Tuition Waiver

    Financial Assistance Soldiers', Sailors', Marines Fund

    Temp. Emergency Assistance Fund

    Employment Benefits

    Veterans Preference Points

    State Employee Retirement Benefits

    DMV Registration & License Fee Exemption

    Honorary H. S. Diplomas for WWII, Korea and Vietnam Veterans

    Burial in State Veterans Cemetery

    CT Wartime Service MedaL

    Housing Preference & Home Loans

    CT Veterans Registry

    Military Support Program

    Flag on Driver's License, Vet's ID

     

 

Connecticut Veterans Chamber of Commerce Help for veterans and veteran-owned businesses and help to reduce barriers to business and work force entry

203-978-1900     www.CTVetsChamber.com

 

US Small Business Administration/Patriot Express

Offers small business loans to members of the US military community

860-240-4894    www.sba.gov

 

Connecticut Dept. Mental Health & Addiction Services

Provides support services for mental health issues.

800-662-4357      Click on CTDMHAS

 

Focus on Recovery Helpline

Provides support services for mental health issues

800-374-2800

 

CHFA Veteran Mortgage Refinance Program

A program implemented by the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority to help veterans with mortgage-related issues.

860-721-9501           Click on CHFA

 

The Financial Resource Center

Free and confidential financial coaching program to help you get control of your finances

203-297-6674

 

CT Dept of Social Services/Veterans Programs

860-424-5024

 

CT Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' Fund

Provides emergency temporary assistance with rent, utilities and certain medical costs as well as other assistance.

800-491-4941              Click on SSMF

 

Veterans History Project

They collect and archive the personal recollections of US wartime veterans to honor their service and share their stories.

www.loc.gov/vets

 

Connecticut Military Support Program

This organization connects veterans to mental healthcare professionals. Most calls are returned within 48 hours.

866-251-2913

 

US Department of Veterans Affairs Make the Connection

Helps veterans recognize they are not alone, there are people out there like them who are going through similar experiences, overcoming challenges,

reaching positive outcomes for treatment and recovery, and finding paths to fulling lives.

www.Maketheconnection.net

 

Connecticut Legal Services They provide legal representation to low-income persons throughout the state except Greater Hartford or New Haven.

860-344-0047    www.connlegalservices.org

 

Greater Hartford Legal Aid

They provide legal representation to low-income persons who live in the Greater Hartford area.

860-344-0447    www.ghla.org

 

New Haven Legal Assistance Association

They provide legal representation to low-income persons who live in the Greater New haven and lower Naugatuck Valley areas

203-946-4811     www.nhlegal.org

 

Legal Assistance Resource Center

They coordinate publications, policy advocacy and staff training for the legal service programs.

860-278-5688        www.larcc.org

 

Consumer Law Project for Elders

Provides free legal assistance to people age 60 and over.

1-800-296-1467     www.ctlawhelp.org

 

CT Trial Lawyers / VA Appeal Specialists Non-profit organization of trial lawyers

860-522-4345   www.cttriallawyers.org/

 

AIDS Legal Network

Services provide legal information, advice, referrals, case management, and representation for people living with HIV/AIDS.

860-541-5027      www.ghla.org/aln/

 

Connecticut Legal Rights Projects

Provides legal representation to low income adults with psychiatric disabilities, primarily legal problems related to their treatment and civil rights.

860-262-5030        www.clrp.org

 

Connecticut Fair Housing Center

Provide legal representation for people claiming discrimination in housing matters and foreclosures.

860-247-4400      www.ctfairhousing.org

 

CT Department of Labor/Veterans Programs

Provides information and resources to aid veterans with employment related issues.

860-263-6514     http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/veterans

 

National Coalition for Homelessness

Assist with all issues pertaining to homelessness

800-838-4357