Veteran Resources

NVHS knows that no matter how many volunteers we have and as much as our Search & Rescue Recon teams travel,look for, and reach out, we can make a huge impact by having resources available to veterans online. Those veterans in transition, who are looking for answers and help before they become destitute, may find life-changing help, information and resources here. Please take the time to review all the available resources for yourself or someone you care about.

*** We do our best to keep this page updated with correct #s, information, and links.
As a volunteer organization, we ask that if you find a discrepancy you email us via our contact form so we can correct any errors asap.Thank you.

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IMMEDIATE HELPLINES

Here you’ll find phone numbers to immediate help for veterans experiencing crisis. Don’t wait to call. Those who can help you can help you best if you are actively pursuing help and answers. There are new paths, other options, but you have to seek them.

Are you a veteran considering suicide? If so, PLEASE call this number for immediate help.
VA Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Make the call. You are appreciated and circumstances will change.

2-1-1 Brevard (NEW)

http://www.211brevard.org

211 Brevard is a private, not-for-profit organization serving Brevard County, Florida. Whether you want to find help or give help, dialing 2-1-1 is the best way to get connected in Brevard County. With 2-1-1, help is just a phone call away.

2-1-1 Brevard provides information & assistance in times of emotional, financial & community crisis.

National VA Call Center

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/Veterans

If you are a Veteran who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, you can contact the National VA Call Center at 1-877-424-3838.

Veterans Crisis Line

http://veteranscrisisline.net/Chat

The Veterans Crisis Line is a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) resource that connects Veterans and Service members in crisis and their families and friends with information and qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, and text messaging service.

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WHERE WILL NVHS BE?

You can find an NVHS representative from one of our Search & Rescue Recon teams in one of two locations each week.

South Central Brevard: The Daily Bread in Melbourne at 815 Fee Avenue from 11AM-1PM on Fridays.
North Central Brevard:
The House of Hope in Merritt Island, near Route 520 and Tropical Trail at 330 Magnolia Ave. from 7AM-10AM on Mondays.

You can also call NVHS on our local office line (321)208-7562, Mon-Fri, 9-5 to gain assistance and be transferred to the appropriate party to help you. You may also call our toll free line any time of the day or night and leave a message.

NVHS works off tips and community help to locate and reach out to veterans in need. If you have a tip or know of a homeless veteran who may be in need of our help, please call the office and leave us a message.

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Mental Health Questionnaire and other downloadable resources

Do you suspect that you may be experiencing PTSD? Do you suspect that someone you know may be experiencing PTSD? By spending a few moments taking our PTSD self-test questionnaire you may be able to determine if you or someone you care about are experiencing the common symptoms of PTSD. You can also download and print the PTSD questionnaire to share with others. We welcome the help in spreading awareness in the community and hope that those suffering will seek help. So many of us experience trauma in life. We all have more in common than we think.

ONLINE PTSD TEST PTSD TEST DOWNLOAD
PTSA ACTION RESOURCES SHEET

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HELPFUL INFORMATION, LINKS & SITES

Here we have compiled some valuable information, links, and websites for veterans in transition. If you are looking for employment or for general resources check here.

National Resource Directory

https://www.nrd.gov

The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a website for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families and those who support them.

It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics including benefits & compensation, education & training, employment, family & caregiver support, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation & travel and other services & resources.

Employ Florida Veterans

https://www.employflorida.com/portals/veteran/Default.asp

Gov. Charlie Crist and other state leaders September 9, 2010 announced the creation of Employ Florida Vets. The site provides easier access to job postings already on the state’s employment site and helps veterans find jobs that match the skills they learned in the military

Brevard Workforce

http://www.brevardworkforce.com

Locations and Numbers:
South: 5275 Babcock Street NE, Suite 8b, Palm Bay 321-394-0701 Central: 801 Dixon Blvd. Suite 1100, Cocoa 321-394-0702
North: 1311 N Hwy US1, N. Earl Jones Bldg 1,Suite 141 , Titusville 321-394-0703

Brevard County Veteran Services (Service Officers)

http://www.brevardcounty.us/HumanServices/VeteransServices

Glenn Mcguffie, Viera Government Center, Building B (1st Floor) Voice: 321-633-2012 South area toll free: 952-4700 Ext:2012 Fax: 321-637-5432

Job-Applications.com

http://www.job-applications.com/armed-forces-jobs

“#1 Online Job Application Form Resource Site. Find Printable Applications, Apply Online for Full-time Employment, Part-time Vacancies, Seasonal or Holiday Work Now!” This website has a ton of resources for veterans searching for careers in a variety of government, defense, and private sector agencies.

Mental Health Information

www.mentalhealth.va.gov

A little known fact is that no other agency in the world employs more mental health specialists or conducts more research on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder than the Department of Veterans Affairs. This website www.mentalhealth.va.gov is one of the best resources for information regarding anything to do with mental fitness that we have found. Items included are PTSD (including an anonymous self screening tool), vet homelessness, substance abuse, returning war veterans help, etc…

Also, for each category there are descriptions of services the VA and their partner organizations offer. There are too many resources on this site to fit on our website page so please check this out for yourself, a family member, veteran or non veteran.

Also, visit our PTSA program page for a Questionnaire you can take or you can take for someone you know to help determine if you or they are suffering PTSD.

Homeless Veteran Support Relating to Suicide Prevention

Please visit the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Veterans site:

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/Veterans

and the VA’s Homeless Veteran Suicide Prevention site:

http://www1.va.gov/HOMELESS/NationalCallCenter.asp

Veterans Crisis Support

www.VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat

The Veterans Crisis Line is a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) resource that connects Veterans and Service members in crisis and their families and friends with information and qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, and text messaging service.

Veterans and their families and friends are encouraged to call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, OR chat online at www.VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat OR text to 838255 to speak with qualified VA professionals.

In addition to the online chat, Veterans Crisis Line has multiple resources for Veterans and their families and friends, including: Information on signs of crisis and a self-check quiz, resource locator to find support, and a library of downloadable print materials such as posters and editable flyers to spread the word.

MORE USEFUL LINKS