Business
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ACP Helps Veterans and Spouses Find Their Next Careers
Digital.com
These are tips and other helpful information for Veterans who want to start their own business. For more information, email Laura Johnson at laura@digital.com.
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Steven Brothers
Nationwide
Learn more about Veterans and employer rights and responsibilities under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
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St. Louis, Missouri
Job Training, Homeless Assistance, and resources to Gainful Employment
Feds Hire Vets
Nationwide
Feds Hire Vets is your single site for Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning military service members, their families, and Federal hiring officials. For more information, Call: 202-606-7304 or Email: fedshirevets@opm.gov
G.I. Jobs
Their mission is to simplify the military transition experience using education and employment tools and resources to guide you to a successful career.
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Statewide
Check your current Post - 9/11 GI Bill Enrollment Status and Eligibility
If you have a service-connected disability that makes it difficult for you to work in your previous profession, VA offers counseling, training, education, job placement, and other services to help you launch a new career.
Resources with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, job seeking skills, business start up and independent living services.
The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) offers education and training for high-demand jobs to Veterans who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heroes Linked
Through Heroes Linked, Advisees can request, schedule and have both voice and video calls with Advisors to discuss a variety of topics including GI Bill and career questions.
HIRE Vets
Nationwide
Recognizing employers for their investments in recruiting, employing, and retaining our nation’s heroes.
Military Spouse Corporate Career Network
The Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that focuses on 1) Employment readiness training programs, 2) Job placement solutions, and 3) No-cost services to all military-affiliated spouses, retired military spouses, and caregivers to war wounded heroes.
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Statewide
Manage your unemployment claim and calculate your weekly benefits.
Missourians who leave their job and relocate to be with a spouse active in the military can file for unemployment benefits. For more information, CALL: 800-320-2519 or EMAIL: esuiclaims@labor.mo.gov
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Statewide
The Missouri State Treasurer’s Office linked deposit program, Missouri FIRST, invests in Missouri small business, agriculture, and governmental entities. Through the program, the Office partners with qualified-lending institutions to provide low-interest loans to help grow and expand economic opportunity across Missouri.
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Statewide
Provides a full array of employment services to assist veterans.
Services and resources for Veterans through jobs.mo.gov
Unemployment Career Centers provide individuals seeking employment all the latest tools to find and keep that special job.
If you are a private sector or for-profit business, you may be eligible to earn tax credits!
Show-Me Heroes offers On-the-Job Training (OJT) to help your business save costs while preparing new hires for your vital jobs. For more information contact your nearest Missouri Job Center at 1-888-728-JOBS (5627).
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On-the-Job training and apprenticeship opportunity information is available through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
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Statewide
Many types of professionals must register with the State in order to conduct business in Missouri. Search active licensees and professional registrations, renew your professional license, and download listings of active licensees within a specific profession.
Resume Builder
Resume Builder is a company based in San Francisco, CA that offers free online resume services. Their goal is to help a job seeker by providing the information, machine learning tools, and guides needed to build the best resume possible. POINT OF CONTACT: Nancy Johnson | EMAIL: nancy@resumebuilder.com | CALL: 800-301-9082
Office of Veterans Business Development
The mission of this office is to maximize the availability of administration small business programs for veterans and their dependents or survivors. For more information CALL: (202) 205-6773
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Nationwide
Find employment with the Federal Government
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Vetbiz is dedicated to helping men and women, who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces achieve the American dream of owning and successfully operating their own businesses.
Missouri State Agency for Surplus Property (MOSASP).
Veteran-owned small businesses may qualify to acquire items from the Missouri State Agency for Surplus Property (MOSASP). Property ranging from paperclips to bulldozers is available for a minimal fee. Visit the MOSASP warehouse and grounds in Jefferson City for further options.
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Eligible state and local government agencies and nonprofit organizations can obtain personal property that the federal government no longer needs through the Federal Surplus Personal Property Donation Program.
The SBA offers support for veterans as they enter the world of business ownership. Look for funding programs, training, and federal contracting opportunities. For more information contact SBA’s Answer Desk at 800-827-5722 or answerdesk@sba.gov Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET or speak with an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter via videophone at 855-440-4960.
US Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Services
Nationwide
Enabling Veterans to Reach Their Full Potential We prepare America's veterans, service members and their spouses, for meaningful careers.
Watered Gardens
Joplin, Missouri
Offers several programs including the Outreach Center & Overnight Shelter, Project Worth, Forge, and Washington Family Hope Center.
Clothing
American Red Cross of Missouri
From blazes and blizzards to floods and fires, the Missouri Red Cross fulfills the American Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. For over 100 years, the Missouri Red Cross has provided comfort, care and necessities to those affected by disaster. On the scene following tornadoes, floods and power outages, the Missouri Red Cross also responds to an average of three house fires every day. They provide immediate assistance for food, shelter, clothing and emotional support. For more information CALL: (877) 272-7337
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Located in downtown Macon, the center provides disaster care, fire victim support, free clothing for those in need, newborn baby welcome kits, and spiritual support to hundreds of families. For more information CALL: (660) 385-3506
Family Life Fellowship Dream Center
The FLF Dream Center exists to serve Moberly and the surrounding communities through food and clothing distribution. For more information CALL: (660) 263-0488
Macon Country Ministries
This organization offers assistance with food and clothing around the Macon Country area. For more information CALL: (660) 395-3663
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West Plains, Missouri
Salutes is shelter for homeless veterans and a thrift store. For more information CALL: (417) 861-6967
Kaufman Fund
The Kaufman Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit supports St Louis area Veterans and children who are at risk of abuse or poverty, needing food, shelter, clothing, medical care and basic needs.
Department of Veterans Affairs
This is a Winter Coat Drive program for Veterans. They will also take donations of winter coats for males and females, scarves, hats, long underwear, gloves, and more. For more information contact Marcena Gunter at the VA St. Louis Health Care System, (314) 289-6393.
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
Education
DODEO
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and managing prekindergarten through 12th grade educational programs on behalf of the Department of Defense (DoD). The Military Interstate Compact will ensure that the children of military families are afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children and are not penalized or delayed in achieving their educational goals. For more information contact Christine Nobbe at (573) 751-7754.
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Statewide
The Missouri Returning Heroes Act provides reduced tuition for certain combat veterans attending public institutions of higher education.
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Statewide
Check your current Post - 9/11 GI Bill Enrollment Status and Eligibility
If you have a service-connected disability that makes it difficult for you to work in your previous profession, VA offers counseling, training, education, job placement, and other services to help you launch a new career.
Resources with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, job seeking skills, business start up and independent living services.
The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) offers education and training for high-demand jobs to Veterans who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Missouri SAA is responsible for approving GI Bill programs in Missouri for veterans and other eligible individuals.
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The Missouri State Tuition Assistance Program is available to Soldiers and Airmen of the Missouri National Guard (MONG) meeting the current Missouri State eligibility requirements outlined in 11 CSR 10-3.015.
KU Veterans Upward Bound
Offers free supportive services to ensure that Veterans have the motivation and skills necessary to enter and graduate from a post-secondary institution. Upward Bound is a TRIO Program funded by the U.S. Department of Education serving Veterans in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area including Leavenworth and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas, and Jackson, Cass, and Clay Counties in Missouri. For more information contact Lisa Schley at (913) 321-5512 or lschley@ku.edu.
Food
American Red Cross of Missouri
From blazes and blizzards to floods and fires, the Missouri Red Cross fulfills the American Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. For over 100 years, the Missouri Red Cross has provided comfort, care and necessities to those affected by disaster. On the scene following tornadoes, floods and power outages, the Missouri Red Cross also responds to an average of three house fires every day. They provide immediate assistance for food, shelter, clothing and emotional support. For more information CALL: (877) 272-7337
Family Life Fellowship Dream Center
The FLF Dream Center exists to serve Moberly and the surrounding communities through food and clothing distribution. For more information CALL: (660) 263-0488
Feeding Missouri
Statewide
Coalition of the six Missouri Food Banks working to provide hunger relief to every county (and St. Louis City) in the state.
The Food Bank of Central & Northeast Missouri
The Food Bank partners with more than 145 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other agencies to ensure food gets into the hands of those who need it most. For more information, contact (573) 474-1020.
Food Outreach, Inc.
This is a resource for veterans living with uncontrolled diabetes, cancer or HIV in St. Louis and the surrounding areas. For more information contact Kathy Spencer at (314) 652-3663 ext. 1114 or kathy@foodoutreach.org.
Macon Country Ministries
This organization offers assistance with food and clothing around the Macon Country area. For more information CALL: (660) 395-3663
Macon Senior Center
They provide meals to senior citizens, disabled individuals as well as recreational activities. For more information CALL: (660) 385-6411
St. Louis Area Foodbank
For more information call (314) 292-6262
Kaufman Fund
The Kaufman Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit supports St Louis area Veterans and children who are at risk of abuse or poverty, needing food, shelter, clothing, medical care and basic needs.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
The Missouri WIC program provides supplemental food, health care referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to eligible pregnant women, new mothers, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five (5). Fathers, grandparents, guardians, and foster parents may also apply for benefits for the children living in their household. For more information CALL: (800) 392-8209.
Financial
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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Provide Air Force members with emergency assistance, education support and community programs.
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Coast Guard Mutual Assistance serves the entire Coast Guard community.
Department of Veterans Affairs
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.
Home At Last
Inspired and created by Thin Line Families, HOME at LAST is a national nonprofit organization which exists to help those who serve/have served achieve the American Dream of home ownership. Fueled by passion, generosity, and an unwavering commitment to help, HOME at LAST seeks out to EDUCATE, ADVOCATE, & PROTECT Thin Line families during their real estate process.
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Cost-effective energy-efficient home improvements for Missouri's low income households.
Community Action Network
Nationwide
Missouri CAN is the statewide association of Community Action Agencies, Allies and Supporters united to end poverty. Offers: Economic and Family Security, Education and Job Training, Food and Nutrition, Health, Housing and Energy, a Voice for Low-Income Families, Advocacy, Training and Technical Assistance, Resource Development, and Poverty Awareness.
Revenue
Statewide
Department of Revenue has many programs to help military veterans in many capacities, the following links will help direct you to their services.
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.
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Provides financial assistance to qualified military members and their families.
UniversalService Fund
The Missouri Universal Service Fund was established to help low-income and disabled Missourians receive discounts for various services.
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The Society provides financial assistance and education, as well as other programs and services, to members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members, widows, and survivors.
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Semper Fi & America’s Fund is dedicated to assisting our combat wounded, critically ill and injured service members, Veterans and military families by providing vital financial and program support – today, tomorrow, together. For more information call (760) 725-3680.
SSA Social Security
From 1957 through 2001, if you had military service earnings for active duty (including active duty for training), you may have extra Social Security wage credits added to your earnings record. These extra earnings credits may help you qualify for Social Security or increase the amount of your Social Security benefit. For more information call 1-800-772-1213.
Veterans Inc
This 501(c)3 nonprofit helps with transitioning veterans out of homelessness. For more information call (800) 482-2565.
Healthcare
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.
St. Louis Regional Chapter ALS Association
St. Louis area
The ALS Association states on their website that they are the only national not-for-profit organization completely dedicated to fighting ALS. Their work covers all the bases — research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy — in providing help, support, and hope to those facing the disease. The ALS Association and the St. Louis Regional Chapter operate under a shared mission— to improve the lives of people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and to leave no stone unturned in search of treatments and a cure. For more information call them at 314-432-PALS (7257).
Donated Dental Services (DDS)
Donated Dental Services (DDS) volunteers provide comprehensive dental treatment to eligible patients. They do not provide emergency services. To be eligible, applicants must lack adequate income to pay for dental care and 1) Have a permanent disability, or 2) Are elderly: age 65 or older, or 3_ Qualify as medically fragile. For more information contact Nicole Branch, DDS Coordinator at (573) 636- 4440 or nbbranch@dentallifeline.org.
DSS
Rehabilitation Services for the Blind (RSB) offers services to help blind or visually impaired persons reach personal and employment success. For more information call 1-800-592-6004.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) is part of a nationwide program to improve healthcare and mental health care for Veterans with mental illness. This VA program is a national center, which conducts research, provides clinical programming, and develops educational resources in support of Veterans, families and communities. For more information contact Melissa McHarg at (720) 723-6484 or melissa.mcharge@va.gov.
To get help, call 1-800-273-8255.
Readjustment counseling is offered to make a successful transition from military to civilian life or after a traumatic event experienced in the military. 1-877-927-8387 is a free, around the clock confidential call center where Veterans, service members and their families can talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in transitioning after military service or trauma and get connected to their nearest Vet Center.
Fortunately, there are many ways to recover from alcohol or drug use disorders. Take the next step and learn about the many VA treatments available, including in- and outpatient care, medications, support groups, specialized therapy, and more. For immediate help call 1-800-273-8255 .
Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) is a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinical vocational rehabilitation program.
VA has developed guidance to process cases involving same-sex spousal benefits, and to implement necessary changes swiftly and smoothly in order to deliver the best services to all our nation's Veterans. All Veterans in same-sex marriages who believe they are entitled to benefits should therefore promptly apply for benefits. Furthermore, Veterans whose claims were previously denied based on prior guidance should re-apply for benefits.
For help with treatment and health care related to experiences of Military Sexual Trauma (MST), please contact your local VA medical center and ask to speak to the MST Coordinator.
Uniting for Suicide Postvention (USPV) offers healing and hope to anyone who has lost someone to suicide, regardless of their relationship to that person. For more information, email: uspv@va.gov
Military One Source
This Military One Source website provides information about VA programs which can offer assistance to Veterans in need of home modifications due to health-related reasons. For more information about these programs, call 1-800-827-1000.
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Nationwide
Find out how to apply for and manage the health care benefits you've earned.
Military-2-VA (formerly Transition Care Management) is available to provide transition support, resources, advocacy, and VA navigation to transitioning military, National Guard and Reservists, and Veterans entering the VA. For more information, CONTACT: Elizabeth "Liz" Wilde at (314) 289-7641.
Comprehensive health care program in which the VA shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries.
Comprehensive list of all VA CBOCs in Missouri.
Information on accessing health services not provided by the VA or not within network.
Access your VA medical record and your personal health record.
Find your local VA location.
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Statewide
My HealtheVet offers you tips and tools to help work to manage your health.
View a list of your past VA prescribed medications and refill VA prescriptions online.
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Statewide
The Missouri ombudsman program is a network of volunteers serving residents of nursing homes and residential care facilities to provide advocacy, support, and assistance with any problems or complaints.
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Statewide
Learn about your TRICARE eligibility and find what plan plan is right for you.
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.
Homelessness
American Red Cross of Missouri
From blazes and blizzards to floods and fires, the Missouri Red Cross fulfills the American Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. For over 100 years, the Missouri Red Cross has provided comfort, care and necessities to those affected by disaster. On the scene following tornadoes, floods and power outages, the Missouri Red Cross also responds to an average of three house fires every day. They provide immediate assistance for food, shelter, clothing and emotional support. For more information CALL: (877) 272-7337
Bishop Sullivan Center
Kansas City, Missouri
Bishop Sullivan Center provides people in financial hardship with food, help in finding jobs, and other forms of aid.
Catholic Charities
Programs and services provide for individuals’ and families’ immediate needs, while also offering the tools and resources for a better tomorrow.
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Columbia, Missouri
HUD-VASH provides permanent supportive housing for eligible homeless Veterans. For more information call (573) 443-2556.
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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573-221-3892
Hannibal, Missouri
Private, not for profit human services agency based in Hannibal, Missouri. Advocates and intervenes for families and individuals experiencing problems with day-to-day crises.
Feeding Missouri
Statewide
Coalition of the six Missouri Food Banks working to provide hunger relief to every county (and St. Louis City) in the state.
Governors Committee to Ed Homelessness
Statewide
The Missouri Governor's Committee to End Homelessness (GCEH) will lead Missouri's efforts to prevent and end homelessness.
HEROES Care
Statewide
Affiliation of program partners working together to provide support to military families in the communities where they live before, during, and after deployment.
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Northeastern Kansas & Northwestern Missouri
Regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas.
Missouri Housing Development Commission
Information on housing loans for qualified Veterans.
SAFHR for Renters provides the following: 1) Rent and utility assistance for eligible Missouri residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, 2) covers up to a total of 12 months of rent and utility bills, back to April 2020 and for up to 3 months in the future, 3) utilities include gas, electric, water, sewage/waste water, fuel (propane, wood, etc.) and trash, 4) money is paid directly to landlord or utility company. For more information CALL: (833) 541-1599 or EMAIL: mo.safhr@mhdc.com
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Cost-effective energy-efficient home improvements for Missouri's low income households.
Social Services
Statewide
The Family Support Division may be able to help you or your family with food stamps, health care, child care, child support, and other needs.
Food Pantries.Org
Find local pantries, soup kitchens, food shelves, food banks and other food help.
Missouri National Guard
The Missouri Military Family Relief Fund (MMFRF) provides financial assistance to qualified military members and their families.
UniversalService Fund
The Missouri Universal Service Fund was established to help low-income and disabled Missourians receive discounts for various services.
Missouri Veterans Endeavor
St. Louis, Missouri
Long-Term Housing, Therapy, Transportation, Emergency Assistance, Case Management and Child Care Assistance.
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Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness are strongly encouraged to contact the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at (877) 4AID-VET (877-424-3838) for assistance. If Veterans do not have access to a phone or the internet, only then are they to visit their closest VA medical center without calling in advance. VA also urges Veterans who are not homeless or at risk of homelessness to contact their VA medical center before visiting for any reason. These steps are necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
SSVF may include intensive case management, financial case management, housing search assistance, assistance in applying for VA benefits/services, life skills training, budgeting, job preparation, transportation assistance, landlord/tenant mediation, and temporary financial assistance (rent, utilities, etc.) to address housing barriers. o Veterans do not need to be VA Health Care Eligible to qualify for SSVF. o Must be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. o Income must fall below 50% area median income for their area. For more information, contact (573) 443-8001
Contact Eileen F. Devine, National Coordinator, Health Care for Homeless Veterans, at Eileen.Devine@va.gov.
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
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Supportive Services for Veterans and Families (SSVF), Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV), Room & Board, Laundry Facilities, Group Activities, Psychosocial Services, Daily Supporters, and Case Management for Homeless Veterans.
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St. Louis, Missouri
St. Patrick Center provides opportunities for self-sufficiency and dignity to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
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
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West Plains, Missouri
Salutes is shelter for homeless veterans and a thrift store. For more information CALL: (417) 861-6967
St. Vincent DePaul
St. Louis, Missouri
Assistance Programs Include: Air Conditioning Assistance, Burial & Cremation, Car Purchase, Car Repair, Disaster Relief, Bed Program, Prescription Drug Assistance, Thrift Stores, Utility Assistance, Housing Assistance
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Kansas City, Missouri
St. Michael’s Veterans Center (SMVC) offers affordable housing & services.
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
Statewide
Find addresses, phone numbers, and websites to learn more about services, programs, and other help.
START Here
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.
Kaufman Fund
The Kaufman Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit supports St Louis area Veterans and children who are at risk of abuse or poverty, needing food, shelter, clothing, medical care and basic needs.
True North
True North is a domestic and sexual violence victim service program. The services provided are designed to empower those who have been battered or abused by an intimate partner, enabling them to begin the healing process and work towards regaining control of their lives again. They provide all victims with safe housing, advocacy and support. This advocacy and support may encompass initial contact through continuous counseling, protection, housing assistance, and appropriate legal actions. Their toll-free crisis hotline is: 1-800-548-2480
United Way
Statewide
Our community wins by Living United: By responding to changing community needs. By forging strategic partnerships and fostering effective solutions to tackle local issues. By harnessing the best resources and inspiring others to join the fight in defeating barriers to basic needs, health, education, and financial stability. For more information call (573) 443-4523.
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Nationwide
If you know a Veteran who is homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless, refer him or her to a local VA Medical Center, where VA staff are ready to help. Veterans and their families can also contact the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-4AID-VET to be connected to VA services.
There are MANY programs to assist Veterans who are homeless or at-risk of becoming so.
Veteran Community Project
Kansas City, Missouri
Provides housing and offers walk-in support services for Veterans.
Veterans Inc
This 501(c)3 nonprofit helps with transitioning veterans out of homelessness. For more information call (800) 482-2565.
Veterans United Home Loans
Nationwide
Veterans United Foundation exists to enhance the lives of Veterans and military families and support diverse needs in our local communities and across the nation.
Watered Gardens
Joplin, Missouri
Offers several programs including the Outreach Center & Overnight Shelter, Project Worth, Forge, and Washington Family Hope Center.
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We provide transitional and emergency shelter, rapid re-housing, employment assistance, and supportive services to at-risk and homeless Veterans.​
Jobs
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St. Louis, Missouri
Job Training, Homeless Assistance, and resources to Gainful Employment
G.I. Jobs
Their mission is to simplify the military transition experience using education and employment tools and resources to guide you to a successful career.
God Cares
They assist Veterans in need find temporary shelter, food, clothing, mentoring and employer contacts so they can best present themselves to prospective employers. Self-sufficiency is their goal and their motto is: “Helping Others, Help Themselves.”
Hiring Our Heroes
Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) connects the military community—service members, military spouses, and Veterans—with American businesses to create economic opportunity and a strong and diversified workforce.
Job Point
This organization links people and jobs by providing career planning and job placement assistance. They specialize in preparing individuals to enter the workforce while meeting a critical need of the business community. For more information, call (573) 777-1504.
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Statewide
Missourians who leave their job and relocate to be with a spouse active in the military can file for unemployment benefits. This resource is there to assist with this.
Missouri's unemployment application system.
St. Charles County
Missouri Job Centers are offering reemployment services. Those services include resume and interview preparation as well as assistance with job searching. The Job Centers also offer training assistance to those that qualify. For more information contact Mark Voss, Veteran Employment Representative, at 636-255-6060, ext. 5262
Resume Builder
Resume Builder is a company based in San Francisco, CA that offers free online resume services. Their goal is to help a job seeker by providing the information, machine learning tools, and guides needed to build the best resume possible. POINT OF CONTACT: Nancy Johnson | EMAIL: nancy@resumebuilder.com | CALL: 800-301-9082
U.S. Department of State - Available Jobs
The Department of State has a good number of opportunities available which would fit well with experience gained in the U.S. Armed Forces, and they are committed to hiring Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce. They also have many Veterans working in the Department who could serve as mentors, a robust Veterans' affinity group, and a close working relationship with their DoD colleagues both domestically and abroad. For more information contact Dave Pernal, a national recruiter, at (202) 718-2615 or PernalDM@state.gov.
Legal
MVC
Planning for the Future is an information guide for Veterans and their families that explores how to communicate about the end of life, what financial considerations should be made and more.
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Accepts case referrals from military attorneys and it works to place these cases with pro bono attorneys.
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Statewide
The ABA Military and Veterans Legal Center brings together legal services for military personnel, veterans, and their families.
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Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry, a program of St. Francis Community Services, has provided civil legal aid to the St. Louis metropolitan area and surrounding counties for more than thirty years.
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Steven Brothers
Nationwide
Learn more about Veterans and employer rights and responsibilities under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
Home At Last
Inspired and created by Thin Line Families, HOME at LAST is a national nonprofit organization which exists to help those who serve/have served achieve the American Dream of home ownership. Fueled by passion, generosity, and an unwavering commitment to help, HOME at LAST seeks out to EDUCATE, ADVOCATE, & PROTECT Thin Line families during their real estate process.
Justice for Vets
Statewide
Justice For Vets is dedicated to transforming the way the justice system identifies, assesses and treats our veterans.
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Offers several services to the general public to assist in some of their legal needs and questions.
Lawyers for Heroes
Statewide
Helps caregivers handle legal matters.
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Columbia Office
Columbia, Jefferson City, Fulton, Eldon, Moberly and more
Mid-Missouri Legal Services provides free civil legal services to low income individuals.
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A community organization committed to working with low-income immigrants to overcome barriers to justice.
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Legal aid programs providing free legal help to the low-income and disadvantaged in Missouri.
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Statewide
Provides pro bono legal assistance to servicemembers in Missouri for qualifying legal matters.
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.
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Provides legal representation to all indigent citizens accused of or convicted of crimes in Missouri.
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Statewide
Comprehensive list of all Missouri Treatment Courts that are recognized by the Treatment Court Coordinating Commission.
National Veterans Legal Services Program
Statewide
Legal services for injured or permanently disabled Veterans.
Operations We Are Here
Legal advice & assistance for military veterans
The Kaufman Fund
St. Louis, Missouri
The 501(c)3 non-profit supports St Louis area Veterans and children who are at risk of abuse or poverty, needing food, shelter, clothing, medical care and basic needs.
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Statewide
Information and Resources about the Missouri Bar.
The Veterans Consortium
Statewide
Assistance with filing an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans claims assistance with a discharge upgrade.
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Statewide
Legal information can be found on serval matters through the VA.
The mission of the Veterans Justice Programs is to identify justice-involved Veterans and contact them through outreach.
Information regarding benefits for incarcerated Veterans.
A comprehensive list of legal service clinics and pro bono resources for Veterans.
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Mary Davis, Veterans Court Coordinator
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis Veteran treatment court.
Mental Health
R.E.A.C.H
Learn how to REACH out when you are in need and become trained on how to REACH out to those in need.
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Statewide
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
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Nationwide
Call 800-273-8255 or text 838255 If you’re a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one. Caring, qualified VA responders are standing by to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, anonymous, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The Veterans Crisis Line does not charge for texting to 838255, but message and data rates may apply.
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24/7 Crisis Lines
Statewide
Comprehensive list of all state-wide 24-hour Crisis Lines
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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Statewide
A guide to the best rehabilitation and treatment resources for those struggling with alcohol addiction.
American Red Cross of Missouri
From blazes and blizzards to floods and fires, the Missouri Red Cross fulfills the American Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. For over 100 years, the Missouri Red Cross has provided comfort, care and necessities to those affected by disaster. On the scene following tornadoes, floods and power outages, the Missouri Red Cross also responds to an average of three house fires every day. They provide immediate assistance for food, shelter, clothing and emotional support. For more information CALL: (877) 272-7337
SAMHSA
Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance use/addiction and/or mental health problems.
Burrell
Offers therapy and medication services to those outside of catchment area. For more information CALL: (417) 761-5000
CenterPoint
CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia provides behavioral health services for patients of all ages and their families including: Crisis Intervention, Assessment, Treatment, Education & Referral. For more information CALL: (573) 615-2001
Department of Veterans Affairs
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) is part of a nationwide program to improve healthcare and mental health care for Veterans with mental illness. This VA program is a national center, which conducts research, provides clinical programming, and develops educational resources in support of Veterans, families and communities. For more information contact Melissa McHarg at (720) 723-6484 or melissa.mcharge@va.gov.
To get help, call 1-800-273-8255.
Readjustment counseling is offered to make a successful transition from military to civilian life or after a traumatic event experienced in the military. 1-877-927-8387 is a free, around the clock confidential call center where Veterans, service members and their families can talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in transitioning after military service or trauma and get connected to their nearest Vet Center.
Fortunately, there are many ways to recover from alcohol or drug use disorders. Take the next step and learn about the many VA treatments available, including in- and outpatient care, medications, support groups, specialized therapy, and more. For immediate help call 1-800-273-8255 .
Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) is a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinical vocational rehabilitation program.
VA has developed guidance to process cases involving same-sex spousal benefits, and to implement necessary changes swiftly and smoothly in order to deliver the best services to all our nation's Veterans. All Veterans in same-sex marriages who believe they are entitled to benefits should therefore promptly apply for benefits. Furthermore, Veterans whose claims were previously denied based on prior guidance should re-apply for benefits.
For help with treatment and health care related to experiences of Military Sexual Trauma (MST), please contact your local VA medical center and ask to speak to the MST Coordinator.
Uniting for Suicide Postvention (USPV) offers healing and hope to anyone who has lost someone to suicide, regardless of their relationship to that person. For more information, email: uspv@va.gov
Give An Hour
They provide access to no-cost mental health care for identified at-risk populations and other groups in need. For more information, call (800) 273-8255.
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Jason Howe
Jefferson City, Missouri
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.
Lighthouse Counseling Center
Located in Moberly, Their therapists provides counseling for children, teenagers and adults, in individuals, couples and families therapy. Experienced therapist in helping individual with domestic violence, anger management, sexual abuse, trauma based disorders, depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D.) autism, fetal alcohol syndrome, adoption and foster care issues and Attachment Disorder.
Make The Connection
This organization is affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs, helping Veterans and their loved ones talk about their experiences, challenges, and recovery.
If you’re wondering about your feelings of sadness or depression, this brief, anonymous screening will help you assess whether it’s a good idea to see a professional to learn about your options.
Mark Twain Behavioral Health (MTBH)
Mark Twain Behavioral Health (MTBH) is a private not-for-profit Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic serving Northeast Missouri since 1975 with a wide variety of services. They have locations in Hannibal, Kirksville and Macon. Their 24-hour crisis hotline number is (800) 356-5395.
Mental Health America
According to their website, Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all. For more information, call (800) 969-6642.
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Resources for Servicemembers, Veterans & Families: Suicide Prevention Training S.A.V.E: A Free Online Suicide Prevention Course Self-Assessment Screening Tools Alcohol & Drug Use Children of Military Parents Eating Disorders in Military Connected People Military Sexual Trauma Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Suicide Prevention Traumatic Brain Injury Understanding your Veterans Benefits Missouri National Guard seeking substance abuse services
Access Crisis Intervention (ACI) provides access to services for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. ACI will provide an opportunity for individuals to receive necessary behavioral health crisis services in an effort to reduce unnecessary interventions such as hospitalization or detentions. By calling the ACI hotline, individuals have access to behavioral health crisis services that are free and available. For more information CALL: (800) 356-5395
NAMI
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. For more information, call (703) 524-7600.
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
Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch
Provides residential care for abused, neglected, and at-risk children in a Christian home setting. Locations in Clarence, MO & Kahoka, MO. CALL: (573) 588-2191
START Here
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.
The Battle Within
The Battle Within provides a five-day program for our nation's warriors to come together and begin the healing process. Each warrior is offered the opportunity to discover their traumatic injuries, begin to face those burdens head on, and develop a toolset of holistic evidence-based skills along with a community of support to begin their journey of healing. | Josh Krasovec CALL: (913) 359-6101 EMAIL: Josh@thebattlewithin.org
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.
Treatment Works For Vets
This is a public information website for Veterans, family members, and others interested in learning more about proven mental health treatments for Veterans.
True North
True North is a domestic and sexual violence victim service program. The services provided are designed to empower those who have been battered or abused by an intimate partner, enabling them to begin the healing process and work towards regaining control of their lives again. They provide all victims with safe housing, advocacy and support. This advocacy and support may encompass initial contact through continuous counseling, protection, housing assistance, and appropriate legal actions. Their toll-free crisis hotline is: 1-800-548-2480
Warriors2Us
This program provides a recreational working camp for those who need occasional camaraderie which helps to minimize stress and environmental conflict issues. Warriors2US is a place to find either an adrenaline rush and/or a place of peace in a non-clinical therapeutic environment at no initial cost to Veterans. For more information, CALL: (321) 750-3662.
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.
State Benefits
ESGR, a Department of Defense program, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. For a workplace issue, conflict or question call the Customer Service Center to speak with a representative at 800-336-4590, Option 1.
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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.
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Missouri Veterans Commission
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Candidates must submit an application to the Missouri Veterans Commission. Application forms are available from the commission, veterans' organizations and local school officials. The Missouri Veterans Commission can be contacted by phone at 573-751-3779. Applicants must submit a copy of their military discharge papers or DD-214 along with the application.
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Missouri Military Funeral Honors
Statewide
Information regarding Military Funeral Honors benefits and scheduling of Funeral Honors
Revenue
Statewide
Department of Revenue has many programs to help military veterans in many capacities, the following links will help direct you to their services.
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.
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Information about Benefits, Interment Services, Pre-Planning, Scheduling of Interments, and Eligibility. Visit each cemetery link below for more individual information about that location.
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Veterans Awards
Statewide
Information on applying for awards and medallions
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Information about Hunting & Fishing Permits
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WIC Office
Statewide
To improve the nutritional health status of financially eligible women, infants, and children in Missouri who are at nutritional risk by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, supplemental food, and referrals to health care.
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.
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Disabled American Veterans
For more information, call any of the following: KIRKSVILLE, MO - Michael T. Elmore, (660)627-0328 | COLUMBIA, MO - Chris Waterfield at Truman VA Medical Center, (573)814-6002 | KANSAS CITY, MO - Kansas City VA Medical Center, (816)922-2884 | SPRINGFIELD, MO - DAV Chapter 11, (417)862-3910 | ST. LOUIS, MO - John Cochran Medical Center, (314)289-6443 | JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO - Jefferson Barracks Medical Center, (314)289-6443.
Mo Rides
MO Rides is a free service that works with you to find a provider that's right for you.
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OATS Transit Corporate Office | Columbia, MO
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Transportation for all ages.
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RideKC, in partnership with the Kansas City Veterans Administration and the Veterans Community Project, is honoring veterans through a free fare program.
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VA’s Veterans Transportation Program (VTP) offers Veterans many travel solutions to and from their VA health care facilities. This program offers these services at little or no costs to eligible Veterans through the following services: Beneficiary Travel (BT), Veterans Transportation Service (VTS), and Highly Rural Transportation Grants (HRTG).
Veteran Organizations
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Nationwide
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Blue Star Families
Tosombra "Tai" Kimes, Missouri Chapter Director
Statewide
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Membership Department
Nationwide
MAVO
The purpose of the Missouri Association of Veterans Organizations (MAVO) is for its members to assemble and exchange ideas for the collective welfare of all Missouri Veterans. For more information, contact Tom Goodin at (573) 619-4400.
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.
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Learn about programs, events and how to get involved.
Warriors2Us
This program provides a recreational working camp for those who need occasional camaraderie which helps to minimize stress and environmental conflict issues. Warriors2US is a place to find either an adrenaline rush and/or a place of peace in a non-clinical therapeutic environment at no initial cost to Veterans. For more information, CALL: (321) 750-3662.
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.
Women Veterans
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St. Louis Area
American Legion Post - St. Louis Service Women's Post
Greene County American Legion Post 69 | Commander Louise Hansen CALL: (816) 726-7458 EMAIL: louise.hansen@zoho.com | Adjutant Shelllie Jones CALL: (417) 882-2557 EMAIL: shellie1214@yahoo.com
Commander Loana Florescuom CALL: (573) 301-4083 EMAIL: ioanaflorescu1234@gmail.com | Adjutant Amorita Randall CALL: (573) 239-9825 EMAIL: seebeeamorita@yahoo.com
Commander Rachel Merlos CALL: (816) 786-1786 EMAIL: Penguincook20@aol.com | Adjutant Teresa Johnson CALL: (816) 588-6268 EMAIL: Tjohnson02@vfw.org
Commander Susan Linan CALL: (314) 629-9914 EMAIL: susan.linan@sbcglobal.net | Adjutant Amy Roth CALL: (636) 209-2463 EMAIL: Alroth02@gmail.com | POST EMAIL: stlpost404@gmail.com POST WEBSITE: www.stlouisservicewomen.com
Maria Vigil EMAIL: womenveterans.flw@gmail.com
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Women Veterans Coordinator
If you are having current difficulties related to MST, VA is here to support you in whatever way will help you best.
Women Veterans Coordinator - 573-814-6457 | cynthia.stivers1@va.gov
844-698-2311
Women Veterans Coordinator - 573-814-6457 | cynthia.stivers1@va.gov
800-827-1000
Andrea Simpson, Women Veteran Program Manager | 816-861-4700 ext. 52493
Text: 1-855-829-6636 | Call: 1-855-829-6636
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Women's Coordinator position is currently vacant
Statewide
Women Veterans have unique issues that need to be addressed and they need a contact person who can give them guidance in the right direction for assistance. Some of those issues are: sexual trauma counseling & care, homeless women veterans with children, women’s health care (including breast cancer), osteoporosis and PTSD, injured W/V returning from war were primary care givers, now who takes care of the family/children, gender specific disability claim (military & VA disabilities), and more. This Coordinator position is currently vacant, but please call 573-751-3779 for more information, as the Missouri Veterans Commission staff will be glad to provide assistance.
Watered Gardens
Joplin, Missouri
Offers several programs including the Outreach Center & Overnight Shelter, Project Worth, Forge, and Washington Family Hope Center.
WIC Eat Healthy, Stay Well
WIC Office
Statewide
To improve the nutritional health status of financially eligible women, infants, and children in Missouri who are at nutritional risk by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, supplemental food, and referrals to health care.