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HELPLINES

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Veterans Crisis Line

Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

1-800-273-8255 Press 1

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US Department of Veterans Affairs

The VA has consolidated toll-free help lines into one national line. You can also visit vets.gov for additional resources.

1-844-MYVA311 (1-844-698-2311)

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Vet Center Call Center

If you are a combat Veteran or a family member of one. It is a 24/7 confidential call center staffed by combat Veterans from several eras as well as family members of combat Veterans. The benefit is prepaid through the Veteran’s military service.

1-877-WAR-VETS (927-8387)

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National Guard

The Guard has a behavioral health crisis line that officers and enlisted can call at any time of day.

1-855-322-3848

NC Serves

NC Serves is a collaborative network of public agencies and private and nonprofit organizations that provide referrals to services and supports for Veterans and their families. NC Serves is a part of America Serves who exists to improve the lives of veterans, service members and their families and it combines the best practices and methodology of the private sector, research universities, and impactful military and veteran organizations in order to achieve that mission each and every day.
Coastal Carolina: 844-435-1838
Central Carolina: 866-249-6656
Metrolina: 855-425-8838
Western Carolina: 855-962-8387

HEALTHCARE

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US Department of Veterans Affairs

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has four medical centers, four health care centers, and numerous outpatient clinics in NC. VA facilities provide evidence-based physical health and behavioral health care. A list of the facilities is here, with specific information on each facility when you tap on the specific one.
VA Facilities List
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Vet Centers

Nine Vet Centers, which utilize a community-based mental health outpatient model, are scattered throughout the State and are a part of Readjustment Counseling Service-Northeast Districk (10RCSI) Zone 4. The Centers provide free services to Veterans, Active Duty service members, or family members who can meet one of three criteria: is a combat Veteran or Active Duty; has experienced military sexual trauma; or is in bereavement.
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LME-MCO - Veteran Point of Contact (VPoC)

North Carolina is divided into seven regions, each with its own Local Management Entity or Management Care Organization (LME/MCOs). Each LME-MCO has a Veteran Point of Contact (VPoC) who can assist Veterans and family members.
LME/MCO Directory
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Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Cape Fear Valley in Fayetteville offers timely low or no cost behavioral healthcare services and case management to active duty service members, Veterans, and their families regardless of discharge status, role while in uniform, or combat experience.
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NC DHHS

The NC Department of Health and Human Services has 13 Divisions that provide a variety of health and behavioral health services, supports, and resources.
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BENEFITS

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Veterans Benefits Administration

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It is responsible for administering the Department’s programs that provide financial and other forms of assistance to veterans, their dependents, and survivors.

Determine Eligibility
Manage Benefits
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Veteran Services Officer (VSO)

Each county in North Carolina has a Veteran Services Officer (VSO) located in a Veterans Service Center who can assist Veterans in determining their benefits.

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National Cemetery Administration

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) National Cemetery Administration maintains 136 national cemeteries in 40 states (and Puerto Rico) as well as 33 soldier’s lots and monument sites.
New Bern National Cemetery
Raleigh National Cemetery
Salisbury National Cemetery [OPEN]
Wilmington National Cemetery
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State Veterans Cemeteries

The NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs manages the State Veterans Cemeteries Program. A free burial plot at one of the cemeteries is offered to Veterans and their spouse if the Veteran meets eligibility requirements. (Located in: Black Mountain, Goldsboro, Jacksonville and Spring Lake.)
NC Veterans Cemetery Program
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Veteran Service Organizations

American Ex-prisoners of War
The American Legion
American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans
Marine Corps League
Military Officers Association of America
Military Order of the Purple Heart
National Association for Black Veterans
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Vietnam Veterans of America

HOUSING

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National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness—and their family members, friends and supporters—can make the call to or chat online with the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, where trained counselors are ready to talk confidentially 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
1-877-4AID VET (877-424-3838)
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Housing Assistance For Veterans

This collaborative program between HUD and VA combines HUD housing vouchers with VA supportive services to help Veterans who are homeless and their families find and sustain permanent housing. As of Sept. 30, 2015, HUD had allocated more than 78,000 vouchers to help house Veterans across the country.
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NC Disabled Veterans Homestead Exemption

Veterans who are disabled and honorably discharged may qualify for a homestead property tax exemption under North Carolina law. More information and criteria below.
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Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP)

HVRP has two core objectives: 1) to provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force, and 2) to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless veterans.
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Operation: Home

Operating as a committee of the Governor’s Working Group, the Task Force works to address and end veteran homelessness in North Carolina. To achieve its mission, the Task Force seeks to implement a highly coordinated and resourced network of support that includes elected leadership, key statewide agencies, federal agencies, local and regional service and housing providers, and Veteran service organizations.
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EDUCATION

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GI Bill

Since 1944, the GI Bill has helped millions of Veterans pay for college, graduate school, and training programs. Under this bill, qualifying Veterans and their family members can get money to cover all or some of the costs for school or training. Learn more about these benefits below—and how to apply for them.
About GI Bill Benefits
Forever GI Bill
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Military OneSource

Military OneSource provides easy online access to resources for families with children from grades K-12. It also provides supports services such as counseling, education consultations, and tutoring services to service members and their families. Military One Source can also assist in locating scholarships and financial assistance for military dependents and provides a digital library of resources.
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Free Online Resource Library
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Student Veterans of America

A 501(c)(3) coalition of student Veteran groups on college campuses across the globe with a mission “to provide military Veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.”
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NC STRIVE (Student Transition Resource Initiative for Veteran’s Education)

Targets administrators, faculty, and staff in 2-year and 4-year public and private higher education institutions through educational conferences. The purpose is to heighten awareness of military culture; to educate about the potential impact of deployment on behavioral health and academic learning; and to provide information on civilian and military services, supports, and resources.
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Employment

Veterans Crisis Line

Nine NC National Guard Education and Employment Centers are scattered throughout the State and offer educational and employment services to Army Guard, Air Guard, Veteran and military retirees, and dependents.

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NCWorks

The NC Department of Commerce offers NCWorks, which includes an online platform for job seekers and employers and provides resources. NCWorks has offices throughout the State, and a map on their website offers contact information for each office.
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NC4ME

NC4ME (NC for Military Employment) is a website specific to Veterans seeking employment and to employers interested in hiring Veterans.
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NC Military Business Center

NC Military Business Center is a statewide, business development organization that offers federal contracting opportunities and a database matchforce.org, which allows Veterans to register for employment openings.
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NC Small Business and Technology Development Center

NC Small Business and Technology Development Center offers business counselors that will review business plans and offer suggestions; increase access to capital and markets; and increase your financial performance. Offices are located across the State.
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NC Veteran’s Business Association

NC Veteran’s Business Association is a member-operated association that supports, educates, and connects Veterans in business to resources that will facilitate their success.
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US Small Business Association

US Small Business Association has a network of Small Business Centers throughout the State that offer counseling, entrepreneurship training, and resources. It also offers resources specific to women business owners.
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NC DMVA RESOURCE GUIDE

This Resource Guide is produced and published by the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to assist and educate veterans in learning about state and federal veteran benefits.

The 2018 DMVA Resource Guide is available for download below in PDF format. You can download the entire guide (176 pages), or, just view those sections that interest you.

Download the NC DMVA Resource Guide

NC DMVA Website

WE SUPPORT NC VETERANS

HELPNCVETS.org is a project of the Governor's Institute and the North Carolina Governor's Working Group (NCGWG) and is supported by block grant funding from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services , North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

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