A Heritage River Community Growing on Strong Foundations
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
Over 20,500 Connecticut citizens have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan
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
LINKS TO LEGAL SERVICES FOR CONNECTICUT VETERANS
CONNECTICUT LINKS TO VETERANS SERVICES
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.
The Children's Law Center of Connecticut
Represent children whose families are involved in divorce and custody matters in court.
Lawyers for Children America ProVides training and support for volunteer attorneys who represent children
in child protection matters in Juvenile Court.
VETERANS HEALTH CARE
Womans Veterans Health Care Provides health care to female veterans.
Veterans Benefits Call Center: 1-877-222-8387
Veterans Benefits Administration
Woman Veterans Health Strategic Health Care Group
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
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.
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
Homeless Outreach & Engagement (Find 'em and Fix 'em)
Transitional Housing (Grant and Per Diem)
Permanent Housing in the Community
Veteran Justice Outreach
Municipal Property Tax Exemptions
Education Benefits, Tuition Waiver
Financial Assistance Soldiers', Sailors', Marines Fund
Temp. Emergency Assistance Fund
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
US Small Business Administration/Patriot Express
Offers small business loans to members of the US military community
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
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
CT Dept of Social Services/Veterans Programs
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.
Connecticut Military Support Program
This organization connects veterans to mental healthcare professionals. Most calls are returned within 48 hours.
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.
Connecticut Legal Services They provide legal representation to low-income persons throughout the state except Greater Hartford or New Haven.
Greater Hartford Legal Aid
They provide legal representation to low-income persons who live in the Greater Hartford area.
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
Legal Assistance Resource Center
They coordinate publications, policy advocacy and staff training for the legal service programs.
Consumer Law Project for Elders
Provides free legal assistance to people age 60 and over.
CT Trial Lawyers / VA Appeal Specialists Non-profit organization of trial lawyers
AIDS Legal Network
Services provide legal information, advice, referrals, case management, and representation for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Connecticut Legal Rights Projects
Provides legal representation to low income adults with psychiatric disabilities, primarily legal problems related to their treatment and civil rights.
Connecticut Fair Housing Center
Provide legal representation for people claiming discrimination in housing matters and foreclosures.
CT Department of Labor/Veterans Programs
Provides information and resources to aid veterans with employment related issues.
National Coalition for Homelessness
Assist with all issues pertaining to homelessness