Resources for Veterans in North Carolina
NC SERVES – NC Serves is a collaborative network of public agencies and private and nonprofit organizations that provide referrals to services and supports for Veterans and their families. NC Serves is a part of America Serves who exists to improve the lives of veterans, service members and their families and it combines the best practices and methodology of the private sector, research universities, and impactful military and veteran organizations in order to achieve that mission each and every day.
Coastal Carolina – 844-435-1838
Central Carolina – 866-249-6656
Metrolina – 855-425-8838
Western Carolina – 855-962-8387
Veterans Crisis Line – Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.
800-273-8255 – Press 1
US Department of Veterans Affairs – The VA has consolidated toll-free help lines into one national line. You can also visit vets.gov for additional resources.
Vet Center Call Center – If you are a combat Veteran or a family member of one. It is a 24/7 confidential call center staffed by combat Veterans from several eras as well as family members of combat Veterans. The benefit is prepaid through the Veteran’s military service.
Military OneSource provides comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to service members and their families. In addition to the website support, Military OneSource offers call center and online support for consultations on a wide range of issues from everyday concerns to deployment-related issues. Military One-Source also offers confidential, non-medical counseling services face to face, by telephone and through secure online chat or real-time video addressing issues requiring short-term attention. Help services are available 24 hours a day, no matter where you live or serve.
Visit https://families.ncgwg.org/ for more information.
Medicare Guide for Veterans:
The U.S Department of Veteran Affairs recommends veterans enroll in Medicare when they turn 65 even if they have VA benefits. To help veterans learn more, here is a comprehensive Medicare for Veterans guide that explores coverage, eligibility, and more: https://www.retireguide.com/guides/medicare-for-veterans/
Alcohol Rehab Guide for Veterans:
Over the last several decades, alcoholism has become a huge concern for military personnel across the United States. Current and former military face an array of challenges – unpredictable deployments, the risk of injury and being away from home. Unfortunately, alcohol is sometimes used as a coping mechanism during these difficult times. Learn more: https://www.alcoholrehabguide.org/resources/alcoholism-in-veterans/