The mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs is to fulfill President Lincoln's promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.
A must-have for service officers and those who advocate veterans' benefits, it contains all the latest VA legislation and entitlements changes from the previous year, which are usually finalized in late December.
Make the Connection is a public awareness campaign that connects Veterans with other Veterans in privacy through personal testimonials. Talking to non-veterans about your experiences and feelings is not easy; here, Veterans can listen real stories about strength and recovery. This site also offers information and resources for Veterans and their families, where they can privately explore all that it means “to have served.” Talking with other Veterans is the best way for learning the roadmap to success.
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
The state veterans program administered by the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs provides a complete service to the State's veterans including nursing and domiciliary care, financial assistance in emergencies, and field service counseling in the filing of claims for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and state benefits.
The NVF serves the crisis management, information and referral needs of all U.S. Veterans and their families; participates in public awareness programs that shine a consistent spotlight on the needs of America’s veterans; and offers outreach services that provide veterans and families in need with food, clothing, transportation, employment, and other essential resources.