Veterans’ Affairs

Below you will find general information about various veterans’ programs. Please feel free to contact us if you need guidance in an area not covered on this page.

Caretakers

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers a temporary break for caregivers by paying all or some of the cost of an in-home health aide or for the veteran to attend an adult day center.  Find details at caregivers.va.gov or call 855-260-3274 toll free.

Local VA Hospitals

Coatesville VA Medical Center
1400 Blackhorse Pike
Coatesville, PA  19320

Lebanon VA Medical Center
1700 S. Lincoln Ave.
Lebanon, PA  17042

Free Counseling Available for Soldiers and their Families

The VFW Auxiliary Post 7012 in New Freedom wants to spread the word that help is available to our soldiers and their families dealing with the effects of wartime services. Today, more American service members die by their own hands than at the hands of our enemies. Long, repeat deployments through more than a decade of war have taken an immeasurable toll on our nation’s newest generation of heroes.  The VFW organization is committed to pushing for initiatives designed to curb military and veteran suicide and improve the delivery of mental health resources to our nation’s heroes.   Through the “Give An Hour” organization, soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their families can receive free help. The “Give An Hour” organization offers treatment for anxiety, depression, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, sexual health and intimacy concerns, and loss and grieving.   More information can be obtained at:  http://www.giveanhour.org/.  Another major resource to our veterans is the Veterans Administration’sVeteran Crisis Line” at 1-800-273-8255.

Other resources:

Tricare
www.tricare.mil

Veterans Employment and Training Service
866-4-USA-DOL
www.dol.gov/vets

Assistance for Homeless Veterans
877-4AID-VET
www.va.gov/homeless

Center for Women Veterans
855-VA-WOMEN
www.va.gov/womenvet

Disabled Veterans Services, Inc.
702-990-3893
www.disabledveteransservices.org

Military Connection
www.militaryconnection.com

Make the Connection
www.maketheconnection.net

National Military Family Association
703-931-6632
www.militaryfamily.org

National Alliance of Families
www.nationalalliance.org

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
800-273-8255
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-7233
www.thehotline.org

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
800-4-A-CHILD

Military Kids Connect
www.militarykidsconnect.dcoe.mil