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Resources for Veterans

 

The following is a list of resources available outside of Brookdale Community College for various needs you may have.  Please contact these offices directly through the numbers and/or websites listed.

 

Counseling

Counseling Hotline:  1-866-838-7654

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-TALK (8255)   Your call is free and confidential.

Wounded Warriors Project:   http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

National Center for PTSD:   http://www.ncptsd.va.gov/ncmain/help/

PTSD Guide for Military Personnel:  http://www.ncptsd.va.gov/ncmain/ncdocs/manuals/GuideforMilitary.pdf

PTSD Guide for Families of Military Personnel:  http://www.ncptsd.va.gov/ncmain/ncdocs/manuals/GuideforFamilies.pdf

 

Education

GI Bill/VA Education Services/Vocational Rehabilitation:  1-888-GI-BILL-1 (888-442-4551)  www.gibill.va.gov

POW-MIA Tuition Benefit Program:  609-530-7052

War Orphan Tuition Assistance:  609-530-7052

Veterans Tuition Credit Program:  609-530-7052

DOD Voluntary Educational Program (link to scholarships and student loan info):    www.voled.doded.mil

Scholarships, grants and financial aid available to veterans and their dependents:    www.finaid.org/military

 

Employment

Department of Veterans Affairs-Career Search:  http://www.va.gov/jobs/career_search.asp

NJ Department of Labor, Veterans Services:   http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/index.shtml

One Stop Career Center   1-877-USA-JOBS:   http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/wnjpin/findjob/onestop/services.html

 

Entrepreneurship/Business Start-Up

The Center for Veterans Enterprise:   http://www.vetbiz.gov/

Small Business Administration:   http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/ovbd/index.html

 

Health

VA Health Care Benefits (eligibility and other information):    1-877-222-8387

VA Medical Centers:    Monmouth County  732-532-4500       Ocean County  732-206-8900

Health Eligibility Center:  1-800-929-8387

Eyeglasses, Hearing Aids and Dental Insurance:   1-877-TRI-CARE    www.tricare.osd.mil/

Healthcare for Women:   www.va.gov/womenvet

VA Mammography Hotline:   1-888-492-7844

 

Insurance

VA Life Insurance:    1-800-669-8477

Service Members’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI):    1-800-419-1473

CHAMPVA (Medical care for dependents and survivors of Veterans):   1-800-733-8387

 

NJ Services

NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs:   1-866-VETS-NJ4U

Yellow Ribbon Committee on Returning Combat Veterans:   609-530-6949   www.state.nj.us/military/veterans/grant.html

 

PTSD

National Center for PTSD:   http://www.ncptsd.va.gov/ncmain/help/

PTSD Guide for Military Personnel:  http://www.ncptsd.va.gov/ncmain/ncdocs/manuals/GuideforMilitary.pdf

PTSD Guide for Families of Military Personnel:  http://www.ncptsd.va.gov/ncmain/ncdocs/manuals/GuideforFamilies.pdf

 

Returning Service Members

Montgomery GI Bill:  http://www.gibill.va.gov/

PTSD Guide for Military Personnel:   http://www.ncptsd.va.gov/ncmain/ncdocs/manuals/GuideforMilitary.pdf

VA FAQ Guide for Returning Service Members (variety of topics):  http://www.oefoif.va.gov/faqs.asp

 

Transcripts/Military Education/DD-214 Records

Air Force Transcripts:    http://www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/

Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript Systems:  http://aarts.army.mil/

Coast Guard Transcript:   http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg1/cgi/active_duty/go_to_college/official_transcript.asp

Sailor/Marine Corps American Council on Education Registry Transcript:   https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/

Military Personnel Records and DD-214:   http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/index.html