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Veterans Resources

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2016 Guide to Veteran Education Benefits. In the course of our research we found that most veterans were not aware of all the grants, scholarships and education resources that are available to them. So we decided to create a user-friendly guide that includes features like our GI Bill calculator, grants and scholarship directories, and interviews with the top universities that have programs designed specifically to support veteran higher education. We hope our guide will not only answer common questions, but make it easier for veterans to leverage the educational benefits they have earned.

Capper Foundation
V
eterans services, Compensated Work Therapy Program

Career One Stop
Job Search, education resources, National Guard/Reserve resources and other helpful resources

Department of Kansas, Veterans of Foreign Affairs

Military TBI Video
Short documentary about a member of the military who sustained a TBI while overseas and his road to recovery.

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
 1-800-870-9244

Disabled American Veterans
Veterans advocacy and assistance. Free professional assisatnce, outreach program

Employment and Education Resources for Veterans

Heart of America Stand Down
To provide marginal and homeless Veterans in the KC Metro access to short and long-term resources necessary to begin rebuilding their lives.

Help for Homeless Veterans
1
-877-424-3838

The Home Depot Foundation
T
o ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home. The focus is on repairing, remodeling, and maintaining affordable housing for deserving veterans and their families.

Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs
To provide Kansas Veterans, their relatives, and other eligible dependents with information, advice, direction and assistance through the coordination of programs and services.

Kansas State Veterans Benefits
Information on Veteran Housing, Financial Assistance, Employment, Education and other state benefits.

List of Veterans Organizations
N
ational listing for Veterans Organizations

Make the Connection
Resources and support for Veterans

Salvation Army1-800-273-8255
Veterans Assistance Supportive Services for Veterans and families, is designed to assist low-income veterans and their families in obtaining and maintaining permanent stable housing. They also offer Case Management, Peer Mentoring/Advocacy from fellow Veterans, linkage to Veterans Affairs and other community resources, training and life skills, coping skills and housing prep, links to specialists in budgeting, credit counseling, legal services, job prep and employment search, temporary financial assistance to address housing barriers, landlord/tenant mediation.

Semper Fi Fund
H
elps post 9/11 Veterans with financial, emotional and tiered support for our injured/ill service members and their families.

St. Michael’s Veterans CenterStable long term housing for Veterans. Wheel chair accessible, walk in showers, small community gathering areas, physical fitness centers, outpatient medical, financial and  legal services, Computer training, mental health and substance abuse counseling, Peer-to-Peer mentoring, Employment readiness and job skills training, referrals for education assistance,transportation and assistance with local,state and federal benefits. Near Shopping areas and churches.

VFW Foundation
F
ills in governmental assistance gaps for troops abroad and military families

Veterans Affairs
Offers medical and psychiatric health plus hearing aids, vision services and telephone equipment services.
1-800-827-1000

Veterans Affairs Kansas City
816-861-4700
4801 Linwood
Kansas City, Mo

VA Medical Center
1-800-952-8387
4101 S 4th St Trafficway
Leavenworth, KS

VA Clinic
1-800-574-8387 ext. 54650
2200 Harvard Rd
Lawrence, KS 66049

VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic
P
aola 913-294-5130
1-800-525-6413

VA Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-8255

Veteran Aid
The Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing and undressing or taking care of the needs of nature. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an assisting living facility also qualifies.

Veteran’s Commission of Kansas
913-371-5968
100 S 20th St
Kansas City, KS 66102

Veterans Training Opportunities (VTO)
For Veterans or military members still serving in the Guard or Reserves. On the job training and apprenticeship program.

The Wounded Warrior Project
To foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.

  • To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members.
  • To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
  • To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.