The following organizations provide services to veterans and/or have expertise on the intersection of violence as it relates to the military. This list is not all-inclusive and it is expected to continue growing over time.
Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center can be reached internationally toll-free from 175 countries. To contact the toll-free crisis line from overseas, first dial your AT&T USADirect access number and at the prompt, enter our phone number: 866-USWOMEN (879-6636). The center serves abused Americans, mostly women and children, in both civilian and military populations overseas.
American Women Veterans
The mission of this organization is to engage and advocate for new or improved policies that improve the lives of women veterans and their families. The promotion of positive images and public awareness of women’s contributions from all branches and eras of service is also part of the mission of this organization.
Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP)
The Battered Women's Justice Project is a nationally recognized partnership and collaboration between the programs of the Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs (formerly Minnesota Program Development, Inc.) and the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women. The Building Effective Civilian Responses to Military-Related Victims of Intimate Partner Violence is a project funded by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to provide a resource network, technical assistance, training, and support for all advocates, military and civilian, who serve military and veteran families and work with victims of domestic violence/sexual assault/stalking and dating violence perpetrated by military personnel or veterans. The project also includes the development of a blueprint for an effective community response to the co-occurrence of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder and intimate partner violence.
Brain Injury Association of New York State
Together with individuals and agencies across New York State, the Brain Injury Association of NYS is working to build awareness about combat-related traumatic brain injury and its impact on our returning military through the Traumatic Brain Injury and Military Veterans Services Project. Through training and outreach, the Association encourages collaboration within the network of TBI service providers, veterans’ organizations, and the community.
Gift From Within
A non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals, Gift from Within develops and disseminates educational material, including videotapes, articles, books, and other resources through its website and maintains a roster of survivors who are willing to participate in an international network of peer support.
Give an Hour
This organization is developing national networks of volunteers capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society. Its first target population is the U.S. troops and families who are being affected by the current military conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Give an Hour™ is asking mental health professionals nationwide to literally donate an hour of their time each week to provide free mental health services to military personnel and their families.
Grace after Fire
Is a place for women veterans and their loved ones, to connect with one another and with its professional partners, to find resources, to learn and to get involved.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is the nation's first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans.
Lawyers Serving Warriors
This program offers pro-bono legal help to veterans serving in Iraq and Afghanistan facing administrative separation, going through a mental evaluation board or physical evaluation board, or pursuing a claim with the VA for disability compensation.
Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve (regardless of activation status) and their families. It is a virtual extension of installation services. 1-800-342-9647.
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV)
The NCDSV helps a myriad of professionals who work with victims and perpetrators; law enforcement; criminal justice professionals such as prosecutors, judges and probation officers; health care professionals including emergency response teams, nurses and doctors; domestic violence and sexual assault advocates and service providers; and counselors and social workers. In addition to these professionals, NCDSV also works with local, state and federal agencies; state and national organizations; educators, researchers, faith community leaders, media, community leaders, elected officials, policymakers, and all branches of the military.
National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
The Center aims to help U.S. Veterans and others through research, education, and training on trauma and PTSD.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter service 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) 1.800.787.3224 (TTY)
Pine Grove Women’s Center
The Pine Grove Women's Center is a residential treatment center offering programs for women coping with eating disorders and chemical dependency. Its multi-disciplinary staff determine treatment components based on the patient's individual and unfolding needs.
The Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Alliance
The Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Alliance is a group of professional and advocacy organizations that have joined forces to provide educational resources to individuals diagnosed with PTSD and their loved ones; those at risk for developing PTSD; and medical, healthcare and other frontline professionals.
Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline is a groundbreaking crisis support service for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one advice, support, and information to the worldwide DoD community. The service is anonymous, secure, and available 24/7 — providing victims with the help they need, anytime, anywhere.
Santé Center for Healing
The Mission of Santé Center for Healing is to address addictive behaviors and associated conditions with an integrated addiction treatment model, drawing from traditional and innovative approaches. Our services are open to individuals and families who seek recovery from addictive behaviors, with a focus on treating the addicted professional. We provide treatment with integrity, promoting wellness for the patient, family and public in a safe and pleasant setting.
Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN)
SWAN is a non-partisan, non-profit human rights organization that works to improve the welfare of U.S. servicewomen and all women veterans. SWAN advocates for servicewomen and women veterans by educating the public, recommending sound policy reform to legislators, developing creative, healing and empowering community programs, offering personal support and guidance from fellow women veterans and providing pro bono legal referrals from military law experts.
The Refuge-A Healing Place
The Refuge-A Healing Place is an adult residential extended care addiction rehab facility located in Marion County central Florida (FL), specializing in addictions and PTSD “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” resolution that’s based on the premise of healing with care, spirituality and gentleness.
Founded in 2002, Witness Justice is a national, grassroots, non-denominational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower and assist victims of violence and their loved ones in healing from trauma and in navigating the criminal justice process.