(Disclaimer - Information on Organizations provided by Post 91 is meant to be provided as a service to Veterans. Post 91 does not endorse nor offer recommendations for any of the organizations listed here. Post 91 highly recommends that Veterans interested in any service or organization listed below conduct their research before making any decision.)
Operation Comfort Warriors is a program dedicated to meeting the needs of wounded, injured or ill military personnel by providing them with comfort items not usually supplied by the government. OCW ensures that patients at U.S. military hospitals and warrior transition units are given items like sweat suits, DVDs, puzzles, electronic devices, books, calling cards and more. OCW also provides larger items such as ping pong tables, entertainment centers, computers, kayaks and other recreational goods for use by wounded warriors in common areas.
Since its establishment in 1925, The American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program has awarded cash grants to minor children of veterans who are eligible for American Legion membership. These grants help families in need meet the cost of shelter, food, utilities and health expenses, thereby keeping the child or children in a more stable environment.
Family Support Network
US Government Made Easy For Veterans
VA Loan Information
Social Security Administration
Morris County Veterans Services Office
New Jersey Department of Military & Veterans Affairs
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Overview
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder can occur following a life-threatening event like military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people have stress reactions that don't go away on their own, or may even get worse over time. These individuals may develop PTSD.
People who suffer from PTSD often suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping, and feeling emotionally numb. These symptoms can significantly impair a person's daily life.
PTSD is marked by clear physical and psychological symptoms. It often has symptoms like depression, substance abuse, problems of memory and cognition, and other physical and mental health problems. The disorder is also associated with difficulties in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems, family discord, and difficulties in parenting.If you are suffering from PTSD, or know someone who is, the following list of resources and information will help you find help in dealing with PTSD and related conditions.
Featured PTSD News
The Department of Defense today announced the opening of a 24-hour outreach center to provide information and referrals to military service members, veterans, their families and others with questions about psychological health and traumatic brain injury. More
National Center for PTSD
PTSD Discussion Forum
What You Need to Know About PTSD
Readjustment Counseling Resources
PTSD Facts for Veterans
PTSD Information for Guard and Reserve Members
Military Severly Injured Center Articles
Army Behavioral Health Website
Affordable Colleges Online
This site is a resource which provides information on affordability and accreditation of colleges.
Veteran Care & Nursing Homes
All states have a Nursing Facility Medicaid program that provides general health coverage plus coverage for nursing home services. These services include room and board, nursing care, personal care and therapy services.
Nursing Facility Medicaid may pay for a stay in a nursing home if you need a “nursing-home level of care” or meet nursing home “functional eligibility criteria; and have income and assets below certain guidelines.
New Jersey Veteran Memorial Homes
The Division of Veterans Healthcare Services operates three modern long-term care nursing homes located in Paramus, Menlo Park, and Vineland. These homes are inspected and licensed annually by the New Jersey Department Health and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Veterans Home Care
This organization helps adminster the VA Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit.
Information on Veterans Benefits and How to File/Ask for Them
- Board of Veteran's Appeals
- Center for Minority Veterans
- Center for Women Veterans
- Compensation Rate Tables, 2016
- Directory of Veterans Service Organizations
- Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp
- Geriatrics and Extended Care
- Mesothelioma Veterans Center
- Veterans Legal and Benefits Information
- VA War-Related Illness and Injury Center
- Homeless Veterans
- VA National HIV/AIDS Program
- VA Public Health Smoking Cessation Program
- VA Mental Health
- National Cemetery Administration (Burial and Memorials)
Additional Resources/Information for Veterans
- Veterans Benefits for Seniors
- Tips for Your Next PCS Move
- Legal Rights While on Active Duty
- Financial Assistance For Military Families
- Sesame Street for Military Families
- Guide to Buying and Keeping Your Home in the Military
- Employment Resources for Military Spouses
- Military Service Members Guide to Starting a Business
National Foundation for Women Legislations
For a list of not only the women who gaves their lives in Vietnam but the start of a complete women's casualty list see:
They Gave Their Lives
Salon.com has featured an interesting story about female Vietnam Veterans, entitled
"Unarmed and Under Fire: An Oral History of Female Vietnam Vets."
Women in Vietnam
Thanks to all who donated laundry pods to the residents at Veterans Haven North! Post 91 delivered these on Friday, November 18th! The pods are a hot commodity - there is always a need for them at Vets Haven North!