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
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 national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics including benefits and compensation, education and training, employment, family and caregiver support, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation and travel, and many other services and resources.
Employ Florida Veterans
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
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
Viera Government Center
2725 Judge Fran Jameson Way
Building B (1st Floor)
South area toll free: 321-952-4700 Ext:20007
“#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.
Veterans with a service related disability may qualify for a VA Disability rating and or financial compensation through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Completely disabled individuals may qualify for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Qualifying veterans can simultaneously receive both disability types once their applications are approved.
Mental Health Information
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. Their 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, and much more.
For each category there are descriptions of services the VA and their partner organizations offer. There are so many resources listed on their website that we cannot list them all here 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:
The VA’s Veteran Suicide Prevention site:
Veteran’s Crisis Support
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.