Are You in Crisis? You have options:
Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255; there is now a special option just for Veterans--press "1" to be routed to someone experienced in helping Veterans in crisis.
Contact the Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1 (text 838255) or Confidential Veterans Chat with a counselor; or Call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.
PTSD Care for Veterans, Military, and Families
If you are a war Veteran, find a Vet Center to help with the transition from military to civilian life
Call the 24/7 Veteran Combat Call Center 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387) to talk to another combat Veteran.
DoD's Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) 24/7 Outreach Center for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury provides information and helps locate resources. Call 1-866-966-1020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Military One Source--Call 24/7 for counseling and resources 1-800-342-9647.
Get Financial Assistance for Mortgage/Rent and Emergency Needs
The following agencies offer information and referral, and other services, of interest to veterans.
NJVet2Vet A free, confidential helpline (1-866-VETS-NJ-4 or 1-866-838-7654) provides New Jersey Veterans and their families with access to a comprehensive support network of mental health professionals specializing in issues specific to Veterans returning to civilian life.
State of New Jersey Department of Military & Veterans' Affairs Atlantic City
1008 Absecon Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401-1999
609-441-3060/3061; 609-441-3899, fax, HOURS 8:30 - 4:30 M-F
Information and services for veterans and families provided in the Atlantic City office include eligibility and application for federal and state veterans benefits.
US Department of Veterans Affairs - Vet Center
Ventnor Professional Campus
6601 Ventnor Ave., Suite 401
Ventnor, NJ 08406
Phone: (609) 487-8387; Hours: 8:30-5:00 M-F
The Vet Center offers a range of outreach readjustment counseling, consultation, education and referral for veterans to help them adjust to civilian life. Information on veterans educational and job training benefits is also provided. In addition, individual/ group counseling, and marital/ family psychotherapy are provided.
Philadelphia VA Regional Office & Insurance Center (VAROIC)--Call 1-800-827-1000 - Veterans Services Representatives are available from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday thru Friday.
Bereavement Counseling 1-202-461-6530
Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA) 1-800-733-8387
Health Care 1-877-222-8387
Homeless Veterans 1-877-424-3838
Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255
VA Benefits 1-800-827-1000
VA Combat Call Center 1-877-927-8387
Women Veterans 1-855 VA WOMEN
Wounded Warrior Resource Center 1.800.342.9647