Veterans

Organizations:

Community Veteran Justice ProjectThe Community Veteran Justice Project (CVJP) is dedicated to ensuring current and former military service members receive the information, support, and services they need to use California’s Veteran Statutes to improve their lives. CVJP provides specific services, policy advocacy, and community education to assist justice-involved service members/veterans with obtaining alternative sentencing for some felonies, and diversion for misdemeanor cases.

LA Network of Care – The Network of Care for Service Members, Veterans & Their Families is part of a growing awareness and effort to take a community approach to the needs of returning veterans, to ensure that they are a valuable part of a healthy community and that the community is a meaningful part of the health of the veteran.

National Coalition of Homeless Veterans – The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) works to end homelessness among veterans by shaping public policy, promoting collaboration, and building the capacity of service providers.

New Directions for Veterans –  An organization that empowers men and women who served in the military, and their families, to lead productive and fulfilling lives through mental health services, housing services, and job assistance. 

PTSD Alliance – Five national and international organizations representing a full spectrum of healthcare make up the PTSD Alliance. These organizations are here to serve individuals with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

The Soldiers Project – An organization that offers free, confidential and unlimited mental health services for post-9/11 Veterans, active duty service members and their loved ones.

Swords to Plowshares – A nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting nearly homeless, low-income and at-risk veterans in the Bay Area by offering employment and job training, supportive housing programs, permanent housing placement, counseling and case management, and legal services.

U.S. Department of Veteran’s AffairsNational department that provides veterans benefits and services such as health care, civilian transition services, and upkeep of national cemeteries.

U.S. VetsAn organization that focuses on the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support.

Vet Centers – Vet Centers across the country provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to combat Veterans and their families.

Veterans Challenge IslamophobiaAn organization of military veterans, many of whom served during the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam, who are appalled by the current state of prejudice, racism, and hostility expressed towards Islam and the Muslim Community in the United States. They work to have a visible, strong presence across the country standing in support of all those who are impacted by the Trump administration’s xenophobic, Islamophobic, and white nationalist agenda.

Veterans for Peace – A global organization of Military Veterans and allies whose collective efforts are to build a culture of peace by using their experiences and lifting their voices. Their network consists of over 140 chapters worldwide whose work includes: educating the public, advocating for a dismantling of the war economy, providing services that assist veterans and victims of war, and most significantly, working to end all wars.

Wounded Warrior ProjectA nonprofit organization that helps veterans and active duty service members through programs designed to treat PTSD & improve emotional wellbeing.

Businesses:

Coffee or Die’s Veteran-Owned Businesses Making a Difference

Veteran-Owned Businesses in LA County

Books:

Always Well Within’s Top Books about Healing Trauma 

Book Riot’s 11 Books About Military Service and War

Charleston County Public Library’s Thank You For Your Service; 16 Books About Veterans

Goodreads’ Veterans Book List

The Nerdy Creator’s Best Books about Dealing with Trauma

We Are the Mighty’s 11 Classic Banned Books Written by Veterans

Seed’s of Hope Books – Empowers families who are dealing with issues of war, trauma or mental illness through books

Movies/TV:

PBS’ List of Films and Documentaries about Veterans

Military Spouse’s 11 Movies to Watch in Honor of Our Veterans

Taste of Cinema’s 20 Great Movies that Show the Effects of Psychological Trauma 

Variety’s Best Movies About Veterans’ Return Home

Podcasts:

Veterans for Peace’s Covid-19 Response: The Heavy Lift 

Children’s Resources:

Social Justice Book’s List of Children’s Books About War and Anti-War

Resource Guide Index

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