A 24/7 resource for military members, spouses & families. Education, relocation, parenting, stress - you name it - Military OneSource is here to help you with just about any need. Available by phone (1-800-342-9647) or online, this free service is provided by the Department of Defense for active-duty, Guard, and Reserve service members and their families. The service is completely private and confidential, with few exceptions.
National Resource Directory
The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a website for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families and those who support them.
It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of resources in Vermont including:
State of Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Veterans Affairs has a proud tradition of military service, with true Vermont heroes serving from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terrorism. The Office of Veteran Affairs website offers information on: state benefits, special interest topics for Vermont veterans and links to organizations that help veterans.
VT National Guard
The Vermont National Guard Family Program provides assistance to military members and their families as needed. This can be during times of deployments and during peacetime. Visit their website for information on:
Vermont Veteran Services Directory
The directory lists the benefits and services available to veterans and their families in Vermont. Although this site is maintained by the State of Vermont's Office of Veterans Affairs, the purpose of the directory is to provide you information on what is available in our state regardless of the provider. The directory consolidates information from many different federal, state, and private organizations so you will have an easier time figuring out what will work best for you.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Provides veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned - and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.
Vet Centers are the people in VA who welcome home war veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment counseling in a caring manner. Vet Centers understand and appreciate Veterans' war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community. Visit their website for a listing of Vet Center Services and to find a Vet Center near you. There are two vet centers in Vermont, the South Burlington Vet Center and the White River Jct. Vet Center.
Vermont Agency of Human Services
The Agency of Human Services (AHS) has the widest reach in state government and a critical mission: to improve the conditions and well-being of Vermonters and protect those who cannot protect themselves. Visit their website for a Contact Sheet for Vermont Veterans and Their Families and a listing of
State Of Vermont Benefits for Veterans and Their Families.
Vermont Department of Mental Health
The Department of Mental Health continues to focus on its vision for self-determination, empowerment, recovery and resiliency.
The Jail Diversion--Trauma Recovery Project is called the MHISSION-VT Initiative (pronounced "Mission"; stands for Mental Health/Substance Abuse Intergovernmental Service System Interactive On-Line Network for Vermont).
The goal of the MHISSION-VT is to apply technology as a comprehensive tool for creating an integrated, efficient, and therefore more responsive, system of care for Vermonters who suffer from major mental illness, traumatic brain injury and/or substance abuse disorders.
Vermont Department of Labor VDOL
The VT Department of Labor gives priority to qualified veterans when referring individuals to job openings, DOL funded training programs or related services. In accordance with the implementation of the Veterans' Priority Provisions of the "Jobs for Veterans Act" (PL 107-288), qualified veterans will receive priority referral to services over non-veterans as determined by each program's mandatory eligibility criteria.
Information and assistance is available from VDOL Resource Center staff, including Local Veterans Employment Representatives(LVERs) and Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists. The JobLink registration process identifies veterans and notates resumes with an American Flag symbol.
For more information on program eligibility and Veteran Priority details, visit or contact your local DOL Resource Center. LVERs, DVOPs and other VDOL staff are available to explain program eligibility and veterans' priority.
White River Junction VA Medical Center
The White River Junction VA Medical Center (VAMC) is responsible for delivery of health care to eligible veterans in Vermont and 4 neighboring counties in New Hampshire. Those services are delivered at our main campus at WRJ and in our four Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Bennington, Rutland, and Colchester VT and Littleton, NH. The WRJ VA is closely affiliated with Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) and multiple other nursing and allied health affiliations.