1-800-273-8255 Press option #1
To chat online or by phone confidentially please visit VeteransCrisiLine.net or text to 838255 on your mobile device.
If you or a family member want to talk to someone about your post 9/11 military service free of charge contact www.giveanhour.org or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All providers are trained and licensed professionals who will respect your privacy and confidentiality.
The Soldiers Project provides free, confidential and unlimited mental health services to any active duty service member or veteran who has served since September 11, 2001.
They provide services to families and loved ones too – wives, husbands, partners, parents and children.
They don’t turn anyone away based on discharge status, branch of service, or whether they saw combat.
If you served, you get seen. www.thesoldiersproject.org (877) 576-5343
Eligibility and Enrollment
For information about VA health care eligibility or how to enroll for VA health care, please contact the Eligibility & Enrollment Center for the VA Maryland Health Care System Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1-800-463-6295, ext. 7324.
24/7 Care Line
Veterans who need medical advice for any reason or have questions about their medications can call the Telephone Care Line 24 hours a day, seven days a week by dialing 1-800-865-2441. Veterans who need to schedule a same day appointment can call the Telephone Care Line Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. by dialing 1-800-865-2441.
Patient Advocates – Concerns & Compliments:
If you have a problem receiving health care services, or you have a concern or a compliment about the customer service provided by any of our staff members, please contact one of our Patient Advocates:
- Baltimore VA Medical Center, Baltimore VA Annex and Glen Burnie VA Outpatient Clinic
1-800-463-6295, ext. 7099
- Perry Point VA Medical Center and the Cambridge & Pocomoke City VA Outpatient Clinics
1-800-949-1003, ext. 5097
- Loch Raven VA Community Living & Rehabilitation Center and the Fort Howard, Fort Meade & Loch Raven VA Outpatient Clinics –
1-800-463-6295, ext. 7542
For information about the various health care services available for veterans returning from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation New Dawn (OND), or for information about how to navigate the VA health care system, contact the OEF/OIF/OND Program Office for the VA Maryland Health Care System at 1-800-463-6295, extension 7259.
Eligibility and Enrollment
Veterans seeking medical care at the Washington DC VA Medical Center must first enroll. If you have never used the services of a VA medical facility or it has been more than six months since you visited the Washington DC VA Medical Center, please report to the Eligibility Office, conveniently located right in the atrium. Learn more about eligibility.
Medical Advice Line
For 24 hour a day/seven days a week access to expert medical advice, phone: 202-745-8247.
Patient Advocate Office
If you have a compliment or concern which you think needs resolution, please contact the Patient Advocate Office, 202-745-8588.
Transition Assistance for Returning Veterans (OEF/OIF/OND)
DCVAMC is available to provide Veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan with comprehensive transition assistance. If you are a returning combat Veteran, call 1-877-643-6331 (1-877-OIFOEF1).
VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry allows eligible Veterans and Servicemembers to document their exposures and report health concerns through an online questionnaire.
Eligible Veterans and Servicemembers include those who served in:
- Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn
- Djibouti, Africa on or after September 11, 2001
- Operations Desert Shield or Desert Storm
- Southwest Asia theater of operations on or after August 2, 1990
Alliance, Inc – Veterans Housing Assistance Program (SSVF)
Alliance’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program is designed to help Veteran families address these issues and secure permanent housing. SSVF provides a short, intensive period of case management to link families to benefits and provide temporary financial assistance with housing or moving expenses.
Project PLASE – Support Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
Program offers a full continuum of services to qualified veterans that includes: outreach services with intensive short-term case management. Referral assistance is also available for public and VA benefits, healthcare, childcare, employment and job training, legal services, financial planning, housing placement, security deposit and 1st month’s rent assistance, eviction prevention, and utilities assistance.
Baltimore County Government – Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program
The U.S. Department of Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program combines HUD’s long-term rental assistance with ongoing U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) case management and clinical services. HUD-VASH helps homeless veterans obtain housing.
AMU educates those in the military, defense, national security, public safety, and related communities. They have dedicated advisors skilled at addressing the questions veterans face when enrolling in school, such as how to utilize benefits for financial aid.
Founded in 1951 by a veteran, Grantham University has been meeting the educational needs of service members, veterans and their families for more than 60 years. We believe every service member, veteran and member of a military family should have the opportunity to pursue a college degree.
The Veteran Jobs Mission is the leading private-sector solution addressing U.S. military veteran unemployment. Beyond their ongoing search for top military talent, Veteran Jobs Mission members are continuing to increase their focus on retention and career development of Veterans in the private sector. This includes supporting veterans as they adapt to the workplace by establishing sponsorship and on-boarding training programs, as well as industry-based coalition subgroups to increase collaboration among members.
Employment programs that provide the necessary tools to achieve and maintain meaningful employment and a steady income. Offers skill training, job search assistance, employment preparation and guidance.