2-1-1 Phone Number or Local Resources
Dialing 211 is an easy way to contact an information and referral service for help and assistance with basic human needs such as housing, utilities, food, financial assistance, health, clothing, or employment.
Department of Veterans Affairs
This website provides information about how Afghanistan Veterans and their families who are struggling and/or need assistance can get help through Department of Veterans Affairs.
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End-of-life planning provides surviving family members with peace of mind following their Veteran's death.
While planning a burial for a Veteran or Reservist, you can apply for certain memorial items to honor their military service. An eligible spouse or other family member buried in a national cemetery, or certain other Veterans or military cemeteries, may also qualify for a headstone or marker to identify the place of burial.
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VA established the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry (AHOBPR) in 2014 to help put data to work for Veterans through research about potential health effects of airborne hazard exposures. If you need technical support or assistance logging into the registry, call 1-877-470-5947.
VA disability compensation provides tax-free monthly payments. If you have a health condition caused by exposure to burn pits or other specific hazards in the air, soil, or water during your service, you may be eligible. Read this page to learn more.
Camp Hope
Camp Hope is a retreat for military veterans wounded in the War on Terror. The mission of Camp Hope is to honor the fallen by helping the wounded. They offer all expenses paid adventures and comradery on their property located in Farmington, MO.
Caregivers on the Homefront
This non-profit organization is headquartered in Kansas City, MO and was wondering if we could get our resource on your page. We supports Service Members, Veterans and their family members who are taking care of a wounded or ill Veterans.
Hidden Heroes
Hidden Heroes brings vital attention to the untold stories of military caregivers and seeks solutions for the tremendous challenges and long-term needs they face. For more information, please email Shawn Moore at shawn@elizabethdolefoundation.org.
Cars 4 Heroes
This organization gives donated vehicles to Veterans in need.
Cars 4 KC
The Catholic Charities Cars4KC program is administered by Midway Auto Parts, Inc.. (913) 647-9080. Call them to learn more. ​
Domestic Violence Hotline
Their mission to transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.
This secure Department of Defense (DoD) website provides a single gateway for you to find comprehensive information on military-operated or military-approved child care programs worldwide. With MilitaryChildCare.com, you create an account and maintain a household profile that you can access at any time from any location.
My Military Benefits
This link provides a list of organizations who help children of military servicemembers and Veterans.
Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Comprehensive Prevention, Access to Care, and Treatment (COMPACT) Act of 2020 allows Veterans in acute suicidal crisis the ability to go to any VA or non-VA health care facility for emergency health care at no cost – including inpatient or crisis residential care for up to 30 days and outpatient care for up to 90 days. Veterans do not need to be enrolled in the VA system to use this benefit. There are eligibility requirements, as well as more information provided in the link.
This flyer shares common questions and answers about this program.
Talks about CAMPACT Act eligibility, how providers can report instances to the VA, care coordination and notification requirement.
Disabled American Veterans
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. For more information CALL: (877) 426-2838
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This VA website allows a Veteran to ask a series of questions to get customized step-by-step instructions on how to apply for a discharge upgrade or correction. If their application goes through and their discharge is upgraded, they will be eligible for the VA benefits they earned during their period of service.
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This is a list of Veteran and military discounts, which are good all year round and will be updated as we learn of more. These discounts are being shared so that Veterans, military members, their families, caregivers and survivors are aware of all resources available to them.
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eBenefits is a web portal managed jointly by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the United States Department of Defense to provide Service members, Veterans and eligible dependents the ability to manage their VA and DoD benefits, claims, and military documents online.
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The Archives holds many military records of Missourians who served in domestic and foreign wars between 1812 and World War I. These records primarily consist of individual service cards. In some cases, other information is available, such as payrolls, muster and descriptive rolls, reports, orders, and reparation claims. This collection contains military records exclusively. More information on the wars listed below can be found in other Archives collections. For more information, Call: (573) 751-3280 or Email: archref@sos.mo.gov
The Emergency Livestock Relief Program (ELRP) is part of FSA’s implementation of the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act (P.L. 117-43), which provides $10 billion in much needed emergency assistance for agricultural producers, including $750 million specifically targeted for livestock producers impacted by the severe drought or eligible wildfire. Producers who have approved applications through the 2021 Livestock Forage Disaster Program for losses of grazing acres due to severe drought or wildfire will soon begin receiving disaster assistance payments for increases in supplemental feed costs in 2021 through the ELRP.
Final Salute, Inc.
They provide homeless women Veterans with safe and suitable housing.
Fisher House Mid-Missouri
The Mid-Missouri Fisher House will provide free, temporary lodging for families of Veterans receiving hospital care.
We are a non-profit 501c3 organization that is dedicated to giving ALL citizens, especially Veterans, the opportunity to display one of the greatest symbols of our nation, the U.S. Flag. All qualifying current/prior servicemember will be provided with on U.S. Flag, flag pole, and spotlight We will make every effort to have the pole installed for Minnesota residents. For non-Minnesota residents, we currently don't have the capacity to arrange installation. If you or your organization would like to help install flags in your area, let us know! If necessary, we will retire and replace unserviceable flags at a discounted price for current/prior servicemembers. Keep in mind that current/prior servicemembers receive these services for free! Any replacement flags will be provided at a discount. Contact us for more information at freeflagsforvets@gmail.com Non-military members who would like to purchase a U.S. Flag, pole, and or spotlight can purchase through our organization. Any profit from sales will go directly to the organization.
Frontline Fly Fishing
This group of Kansas City area Veterans teaches fly fishing and related skills to promote healing for current and former military, first responders and others. Email Greg Davison at gregory.davison15@gmail.com for more information.
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The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers (VAMCs), community-based outreach clinics (CBOCs), through VA contractors, or through other VA designated entities.
If you live in a rural area, do not have internet coverage and are looking for assistance with this, you may contact the Office of Broadband Development, which will carry out an extensive public engagement process as it plans for its Connecting All Missourians programs.
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As a minority Servicemember or Veteran, you may qualify for a wide range of benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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K9s on The Front Line is a Maine-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing certified, trained service dogs to military Veterans who are affected by PTSD and/or TBI, at no cost to our Veterans.
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As part of their mission to serve Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families, VA provides valuable life insurance benefits to give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your family is protected. VA’s life insurance programs were developed to provide financial security for your family given the extraordinary risks involved in military service.
Lifeline For VETS
The National Veterans Foundation (NVF) has taken reasonable steps to vet this list of Veteran resources. They believe this list of resources to be good programs working in good faith to assist Veterans.
These programs offer free or low-cost dental care in Missouri.
A one-stop-shop for military medals and more.
Military One Source
Many couples have times when their relationship could use some help. But not every couple needs the same kind of help, or in the same way. OurRelationship is a flexible, online, evidence-based tool that gives military couples the choice to work on their own or with a coach to strengthen their relationship. It is tailored to the military community and free for active-duty, Guard and reserve couples.
Could you benefit from a financial check in? In these uncertain times, it is always a good idea to check in or check up on your finances. Connect with experts and access tools to assist with your finances for FREE!
MilLife Learning offers resources designed to assist service members, their families, survivors and those who support them. Take courses at your own pace, as they are available anytime, from anywhere.
Specialty Consultations Available: Do you have questions about adoption, transitioning out of the military, special needs, elder care or possibly health and wellness coaching? You can find that AND more with our specialty consultations. Military OneSource provides support from professionally trained consultants by phone on a broad range of issues for service members, their families and survivors. Eligible members can receive an unlimited number of specialty consultations.
While children don’t come with instructions, military parents have the next best thing — a wealth of parenting resources, benefits and programs available through Military OneSource. Military OneSource is by your side throughout your parenting journey — to help you through the early learning years and tricky teen years as well as the unique parenting challenges that come with the military lifestyle. Military OneSource can help you find affordable, quality child care, learn about adoption and foster care, help your children excel in school and more.
This program gives grants to veterans or service members with specific service-connected disabilities to build an adapted home or update an existing home to meet their disability-related needs. After your eligibility is determined, a Specially Adapted Housing agent will help you with your application and necessary documents.
If you are a service member or family member of the Missouri Army National Guard (MOARNG), the Care Team can provide assistance with many matters in your life such as mental health, spiritual needs, financial needs, personal/professional counseling, and much more! This link provides contacts at MOARNG for all of those needs.
This website helps prior service Missouri Army National Guard personnel retrieve their service records and other documentation.
Military Benefits
This websites shares many of the benefits that our great state offers Veterans.
Department of Revenue has many programs to help military veterans in many capacities, the following links will help direct you to their services. For tax questions/assistance call (573) 751-4450.
The Missouri Department of Revenue has designated a “Military Liaison” to assist military personnel with questions about Missouri income tax, driver licenses, motor vehicle registrations, and other issues. Please call (816) 236-9440 and ask for the Department’s Military Liaison, or e-mail the Department at military@dor.mo.gov.
Missouri Housing Development Commission
The Missouri Housing Development Commission is dedicated to strengthening communities and the lives of Missourians through the financing, development and preservation of affordable housing. For more information contact Jennifer Schmidt, Deputy Director of Operation, Call: 816-759-6600, Email: jschmidt@mhdc.com
Missouri Military Memorial Foundation
To maintain and/or improve the Missouri Military Memorial and The Gold Star Pavilion, to hold functions for Gold Star Families, and to support Academic Scholarships in honor of local Fallen Military Heroes by helping immediate Gold Star Family Members and immediate families of local Fallen Heroes raise funds to start new Scholarships; add to existing Scholarships or give out one time Scholarships in honor of their Fallen Military Hero at a school of their choice.
Missouri Prosecutors Victims Advocate
Assists victims in finding shelter, counseling, and assists with filing restraining orders. If you have any questions about your rights as a crime victim, or need a victim advocate please contact the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services Statewide Victim Advocate, Jamie Padgett, at (573) 751-0619 or email her at Jamie.Padgett@prosecutors.mo.gov.
Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development
The Services Navigator is an online system that allows you to easily search for programs and services across the state of Missouri targeted specifically to meet customers' needs
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Criminal history record information is not only used by law enforcement agencies, but is also available for non-criminal justice requests.
Our amazing team of volunteers is committed to preserving history. We collect Veterans' interviews one interview at a time. Each interview involves an interviewer, a videographer and a scribe. MVHP is a joint venture with the University of Missouri - St. Louis Veterans Studies Program and partners with the State Historical Society of Missouri.
Their team is committed to preserving history. They collect Veterans' interviews one interview at a time. Each interview involves an interviewer, a videographer and a scribe. MVHP is a joint venture with the University of Missouri - St. Louis Veterans Studies Program and partners with the State Historical Society of Missouri.
Department of Conservation
The Missouri Conservation Commission and the Missouri Department of Conservation recognizes the contributions and sacrifices made by Veterans and active-duty military and has approved many benefits for active-duty military and Veterans. Follow the link to see the permit exemptions, specific events, and many opportunities offered by the Department to help you access the great outdoors.
CSR 10-5,205 (0) of the Wildlife Code of Missouri states: "Any honorably discharged military veteran having a service-related disability of sixty-percent ( 60%) or greater, or who was a prisoner of war during military service, may take fish, live bait, clams, mussels, turtles and frogs as provided in Chapter 6 without permit (except trout permit or daily tag in areas where prescribed), and may take wildlife as provided in Chapter 7 without permit (except deer and turkey hunting permits and the Migratory Bird Hunting permit and the Conservation Order Permit as prescribed); provided, while hunting or fishing s/he carries a certified statement of eligibility from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs." To acquire a wallet-sized carry card instead of carrying the letter you received from the VA, call (573) 522-4115 ext. 3290.
Missouri Department of Revenue
This is the Missouri Department of Revenue website which explains eligibility and the process to obtain a Veteran designation on the Missouri driver's license. This website will explain which documents are required, how to obtain your Veteran designation, and much more.
Individuals looking for a career in maintenance with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) can now take advantage of an apprenticeship program that provides maintenance employees with on-the-job training combined with related classroom instruction, all while earning a paycheck. The program is also available to current MoDOT employees.
National Family Caregivers Month
National Family Caregivers Month is celebrated every year in November. Created and promoted by the Caregiver Action Network, this is a month dedicated to providing support for, and raising awareness of, family caregivers, or individuals who care for relatives or loved ones living with chronic illness, disabilities, terminal illness, or aging issues. It is also for individuals who care for veterans living with illness or injury as a result of military service.
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Matthew Hilton
We provide support by acquiring access to non-traditional therapeutic services that include many different services that our clients need. This also includes when they receive a service animal.
Northeast Community Action Corporation (NECAC)
They assist with the following: Section 8 housing, Energy assistance, Emergency assistance, Weatherization, Life Skills classes (Pre-employment, budgeting, energy conservation, building strong families), In-Home services, and Respite care for elderly. For more information CALL: (660) 385-4616
Operation BBQ Relief
Armed with a caravan of cooks, mobile pits, kitchens and volunteers, Operation BBQ Relief delivers the healing power of BBQ in times of need, feeding first responders and communities affected by natural disasters along with year-round efforts to fight hunger.
Missouri’s Organ and Tissue Donor Registry is a confidential list of organ, tissue and eye donors maintained by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. You are not required to be on the registry to be a donor and can remove your name at any time. You may also amend or revoke your decision at any time. Placing your name on the registry means you consent to have your organs and tissues given to others upon your death. First-person consent makes your decision final unless revoked in a manner provided by law. If you would like to be on Missouri’s Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. For more information about this topic, contact Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS) at (573) 522-2847.
Our Military Kids
Our Military Kids recognizes the sacrifice of children of deployed National Guard, deployed Reserve, or post 9/11 combat-injured service members by offering extracurricular activity grants that build the child's self-confidence, enhance family wellness, and strengthen a shared sense of community.
Department of Veterans Affairs
The PACT Act is a historic new law that will help VA deliver for millions of Veterans — and their survivors — by empowering them to presumptively provide care and benefits to Veterans suffering from more than 20 toxic exposure-related conditions.
This link directs you to a form which will answer common questions about the PACT Act.
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Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. (PHWFF) began in 2005 serving wounded military service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since then, PHWFF has expanded nationwide, establishing its highly successful program in Department of Defense hospitals, Warrior Transition Units, and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and clinics.
Rape & Abuse Crisis Service (RACS)
Their mission is to support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking through advocacy, counseling, and shelter services in a space designed for healing and hope.
Rebuilding Together St. Louis supports safe and healthy housing in St. Louis City and County. We provide home modifications and repairs for income-qualified older adults, Veterans, and people with disabilities. Our goal is to reduce home hazards so that homeowners who want to age in place are able to do so comfortably and with less worry.
Safe Passage Shelter
Offers emergency shelter and services for individuals and families who have experienced domestic and/or sexual abuse around the Moberly area. All services are free and confidential. Arrangements can be made for male victims through motels. For more information CALL: (800) 616-3754
Department of Defense (DoD)
SkillBridge Program, an opportunity for active-duty Service Members to gain valuable civilian work experience during their last 180 days of service. Managed by the Department of Defense (DoD), SkillBridge connects service members with private and public sector organizations that offer internship opportunities for transitioning Service Members to build their resumes, explore employment interests, develop job skills, and gain valuable Federal government work experience that will help them prepare for their adjustment to the workplace. Click into this link for more information about this program, to read FAQs, access their "contact us form", and more.
This website explains Military and Veteran benefits eligibility and how Social Security pays disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.
St. Louis area
This website provides general information, street addresses, phone numbers and websites for dozens of agencies, shelters, employment resources, food pantries and other organizations throughout the St. Louis area.
Department of Veterans Affairs
This website provides a list of all 50 state agencies, including those located in American Territories, that offer services similar to Missouri Veterans Commission.
Suits for Soldiers
For more information about how this organization provides suits to Veterans, contact Jeanne Rackers at (573) 268-6874.
This website provides information about Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) Proposed Open Season. Congress provided for a Survivor Benefit Plan Open Season in the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The SBP Open Season began on December 23, 2022 and ends on January 1, 2024.
The Fallen Outdoors
The Fallen Outdoors mission is to organize outdoor adventures for veterans past and present, from every generation, and from all branches of the military. Their aim is to connect Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, and Marines with like-minded individuals along with teaching them a skill and passion they can continue for a lifetime. Team Missouri has trips ranging from bow fishing, snagging spoonbill, fishing, waterfowl, upland birds, dove, deer, turkey, kayaking, camping, and many other get-togethers. Last year they conducted 88 trips as a team and got 612 veterans out on trips. They also do volunteer river cleanups on the Pomme de Terre river and help local landowners out along that area. They have one track chair available for trips. Veterans can become members of The Fallen Outdoors free of charge and then they are eligible to register for events. Participants are chosen typically by a lottery drawing among those who register for the event.
The Precious Legacy
This organization's mission is to create support and lifelong bonds by bringing together the aged-out surviving legacies of service members that have died for our Nation.
Team RWB
Every year, more than 250,000 active duty service members transition out of the military, joining the 3.5 million post-9/11 veterans already living in communities nationwide. They face many challenges including isolation, weight gain, lack of purpose, and other health issues. Team RWB (Red, White & Blue) assists with the isolation and health challenges they face. For more information, contact Paul Wade at p.wade@teamrwb.org.
Department of Social Services
This resource provides assistance with the following needs: heating/cooling, water/sewer, and contractors/suppliers. For more information call (573) 751-3091.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Learn how VA Health Care work, how to enroll, and much more.
Veterans Affairs Life Insurance (VALife) which provides guaranteed acceptance whole life insurance coverage to Veterans age 80 and under, with any level of service-connected disability.
This kit explains how a Veteran can enroll in the VA system, learn about the process of obtaining federal benefits, and much more.
Department of Veterans Affairs
The OIG hotline receives, screens, and determines the disposition of complaints concerning veterans or VA that relate to potentially unlawful activity or potential violations of rules or regulations; fraud, waste, and abuse; and gross mismanagement of VA programs and operations.
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A Veteran ID Card (VIC) is a form of photo ID you can use to get discounts offered to Veterans at many restaurants, hotels, stores, and other businesses. Find out if you’re eligible for a Veteran ID Card, and how to apply.
Veterans Urban Farm
Patients at the Truman VA Hospital in Columbia, MO have the opportunity to serve as paid apprentices through the VA’s transitional work program. Apprentices work to maintain the Veterans Urban Farm over the course of the growing season. Fruits and vegetables grown on site are sold to the public, donated to local veterans, and used in health-focused programming at the VA Hospital. VA patients participate in recreational therapy programs, MOVE! weight management classes, the healthy teaching kitchen, and whole health initiatives also utilize the site. For more information, CONTACT: Dixie Litchard | Phone: (573) 514-4174 | Email: dixie@columbiaurbanag.org
VetsEDU is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, was founded to EDUCATE, ADVOCATE, & PROTECT, our Veterans & Active Military families when using their VA Home Loan benefits.
Wake Foundation
The Wake Foundation offers assistance to Veteran support organizations planning events in the Ozark region of Missouri and Arkansas.
Wounded Warrior Project
The focus and mission of this excellent organization is to serve Veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001. For more information, contact 877-TEAM-WWP.
This organization provides professional skills training and more to eligible Veterans. For more information, contact Martin Duarte at (760) 405-7777. They are not affiliated with the Wounded Warrior Project.