Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness—and their family members, friends and supporters—can make the call to or chat online with the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, where trained counselors are ready to talk confidentially 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Who Can Call
Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
Family members, friends and supporters calling on behalf of Veterans
VA Medical Centers and other VA facilities and staff
Federal, state and local partners
Community agencies and providers who serve Veterans who are homeless
Why Make the Call to 1-877-4AID VET (877-424-3838)
It’s free and confidential
You’ll get access to trained VA counselors
It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
You’ll get information about VA homeless programs, health care and other services in your area
What Happens When Veterans Make the Call
A trained VA staff member asks a few questions to find out what you need
Then, you’re connected to the nearest VA staff person who can help
What Happens When Others Make the Call
Family members and non-VA providers receive information about available homeless programs and services
They can keep their information confidential or leave contact information so staff can follow up
Locate the nearest VA facility
Access more resources via VA’s National Resource Directory website
Visit VA’s homeless Veterans website for more information
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Friends of the Soldiers Home is a 501 (c)(3) organization serving to strengthen the bond between the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington and the surrounding community.
Through service, education and engagement, Friends of the Soldiers Home connects citizens and veterans in a relationship that recognizes the sacrifice of military service and enhances quality of life for veteran and citizen alike.
In November 2011, the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington and surrounding community held a meeting about ending years of neglect in relating to one another.
What blossomed was Friends of the Soldiers Home.
Starting with a Jingo volunteer night in December 2011, Friends went on to partner with the Home to conduct 209 volunteer events through the end of 2016. In 2016 alone, 384 people collectively gave 2,211 hours of volunteer time at 54 events.
Regular events include monthly Jingo, Happy Hour, Saloon Night With Friends and Bowling With Friends. Each spring, the Home and Friends pairs community volunteers with veteran residents to tend vegetable plots together in the Friends Garden Project.
Friends also holds annual community celebrations with the Home, including Spring Fling, which occurs the first Saturday in May, July 4 Fireworks, and Fall Fun Fest, which happens on the first Sunday in October. In December, the Friends and Home residents gather together for the annual holiday tree lighting. Thousands of people from the community attended these events to better connect the residents and historic campus with the surrounding nation’s capital.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Friends Of The Soldiers Home
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