Not sure where to start? Call 724-847-6225 and ask for a Drug and Alcohol (D&A), Intellectual Disability (ID), or Mental Health (MH) Specialist.
This page contains resources for our valued Veterans and their Family Members
Need help now? We’re here to help you . . .
Beaver County Crisis #: 800-400-6180 (Available 24/7)
Or … The Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, confidential support via text message
to people in crisis when they text PA to 741741.
Coming Soon to Beaver County!
Have you heard of Veteran X?
(A Peer-Led Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Program)
This NEW peer-led mental health and
substance use Recovery Program
begins on March 2!!!
Registration to NAMI Homefront is NOW OPEN to family, friends and significant others of military Service Members and Veterans.
This free, 6-session program is for family, friends and significant others of military Service Members and Veterans.
NAMI Homefront helps families understand what the Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life transition, PTSD and other mental health conditions.
The program is designed to help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/ Veteran. The class is free but you are expected to attend all six sessions. You must have access to a laptop, PC or tablet with a stable internet connection to participate. To hear audio, you will need to call in via telephone. We recommend you use a headset or headphones.
An application process is required to ensure this program is a good fit. Space is limited.
(Click here to Register)
The NAMI Homefront Team
For healthcare providers, peers, veterans’ organizations, caregivers, and military and veteran families with specific substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health needs:
SAMHSA’s Service Members, Veterans, & their Families Technical Assistance Center Presents:
Increasing Access to Behavioral Health Resources for Military and Veteran Children and Families
Date: March 12, 2020
Time: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
300 Brighton Avenue, Suite 110
Rochester, PA 15074-2135
The Beaver County Outpatient Clinic is staffed by caring professionals who provide primary care services including general medical care, physical exams, and laboratory, radiology, dietary and podiatry services. These facilities are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Click the link above or call for more information.
186 Wagner Road, Monaca, PA 15061
Phone: 724.709.8666 (office & pantry)
Founded by David Brailey, a proud Vietnam Veteran, Faith Restorations exists to enhance the quality of life for all those in need, especially veterans through home repairs, food resources, and spiritual support.
Home repairs and renovations are provided for families (who meet income eligibility) that have an active military member or a veteran in the household. The volunteer team consists of individuals with experience and are ready to serve those who have served our country. We are able to help with repairs and renovations including, drywall, electrical, flooring, HVAC, handicap accessible ramps, plumbing, replacement windows, roof repairs, and siding.
The food pantry is open on Mondays from 10am to 11 am FOR VETERANS ONLY!
Click the link above or call for more information.
The mission of the Veterans Breakfast Club is to create communities of listening around veterans and their stories to ensure that this living history will never be forgotten. We believe that through our work, people will be educated, healed, and inspired.
Uncommon Grounds Café
380 Franklin Avenue
Aliquippa, PA 15001
Join us every 1st Saturday of the Month for the …
Beaver County Veteran Affairs
Beaver County Courthouse
810 Third Street
Beaver, PA 15009
Hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 – 4:30 (Except Holidays)
Home Loans, Disability Compensation, Non-Service Connected Pension, Veterans Temporary Assistance, Survivor Benefits
American Legion, Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Pennsylvania’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Courses that can be accessed from anywhere . . .
The online course was created for service members and veterans, but is also helpful for anyone who has experienced a traumatic life event…..”
Click here to get started.
NAMI also offers support for military and veteran families. NAMI Homefront is a free, online, six-session class for the families of military service members/veterans experiencing mental health conditions like PTSD.
Click here for more information and to sign up for a class in 2020.
VA Social Media Directory – By State
A consolidated listing of programs, benefits, and services for veterans and their families in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. (VLP) is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency founded in 1982 by Vietnam Veterans. VLP is one of the largest providers of subsidized housing for Veterans and their families in Western Pennsylvania and operates two of the nation’s most effective Veteran employment programs.
DMVA has a dual mission: to provide quality service to the Commonwealth’s veterans and their families, and to oversee and support the members of the Pennsylvania National Guard.
NLSA’s Veterans Justice Project emerged from participation in Operation StrongVet. The Veterans Justice Project provides streamlined intake, ease of access, and free civil legal services for income-eligible Veterans, Service Members, and Service Members’ families. The goals of the Veterans Justice Project are to:
- Keep Veterans in their Homes
- Keep Military Families Together
- Protect and Secure Income for Veterans, and
- Resolve Debt Issues
WRIISC yoga nidra classes are available to all VA enrolled Veterans. The meditation can be done seated, laying down, or standing. No special equipment needed except a telephone. Yoga nidra is safe, however, Veterans must assure they will not drive or operate machinery during class.
“Transitioning from military life to civilian living comes with a host of challenges, and sleep problems are quite common in veterans of all ages.”
Sleep problems are common with PTSD for a number of reasons. Sleepopolis has suggestions and minor adjustments that may help you sleep better.
Finding it hard to concentrate? Unable to fall asleep or stay asleep? Try Phone-based Mindfulness Meditation! (No equipment needed! No experience needed! Only a willingness to try!)
For more information on Yoga Nidra Meditation or Phone-based Mindfulness Meditation, contact: Louise Mahoney: 650-815-9463 or email@example.com
“The Veterans Administration operates a program called the Veterans Alcohol and Drug Dependence Rehabilitation Program, a program specifically geared toward helping those who struggle with drugs and alcohol and have served their country. If a person enrolls in the Veterans Administration Healthcare System, they can potentially qualify for this service. Even if they don’t live close by a VA hospital, there are treatment options that allow them to get help remotely.”
Provided by Denver Recovery Center, this webpage explores substance abuse among veterans and addresses many other topics and resources for veterans to explore.
… provides support for military families with special needs. Enrollment is mandatory for active duty service members who have dependent family members with ongoing medical, mental health, or special educational needs. Click the link above to learn more.
Understanding your Veteran eligibility by Class, Applying for Dental Care, Other Dental Care Avenues, Emergency Dentistry, Discounted Services and other FAQs.
… offers compassionate care and resources to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one.
… is your trusted ally in the fight against asbestos-related cancer. We provide up-to-date information about living with mesothelioma, top doctors, treatment options, and more. (Get a Free Guide to Fight Mesothelioma with knowledge, treatment and support.)
Veterans make up the largest group of people diagnosed with mesothelioma because asbestos was so widely used by the military until the 1980’s. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma may qualify for Disability Compensation, Pension and/or medical care through the VA. Surviving spouses and dependents may also qualify for Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC), Survivor Pension and Aid & Attendance.
VA-accredited claims agent, retired LCDR Carl Jewett, can assist you with your claim.
Explore your asbestos exposure risk. Then see if you qualify for trust fund compensation.
A guide for those who have served in the United States military: 100+ Government and Private Sector Discounts/Benefits for Veterans & Military Families
Whether Army, Navy, Marine, Coast Guard, or Air Force, whether active duty or reserve, there are many folks out there who wish to celebrate and honor you for your commitment and military service. This handy guide (from dealspotr.com) will help you and your family to find businesses who offer veterans the opportunity to save money and to receive rewards, deals, benefits, discounts, and reduced rates.
Veteran Education Suite
TheBestSchools.org has compiled several open-use guides to educational materials for current, past, and future military members to use in regard to academic resources necessary for their success. These guides cover scholarships, application processes, military academies, and other areas with the most current information.
Links to the guides are provided below . . .
GI Bill Benefits – https://thebestschools.org/resources/gi-bill-guide/
Military Academies Guide – https://thebestschools.org/resources/military-academies/
Military Education Fundamentals – https://thebestschools.org/resources/military-education/
Transitioning From College to Military - https://thebestschools.org/resources/college-to-military/
College for Disabled Veterans - https://thebestschools.org/resources/disabled-veterans-online-college/
Eligibility requirements do apply. Priority is given to veterans and long-term unemployed.
For more information, contact Pat at 724.728.4860 ext. 218 at Job Training for Beaver County to see if you qualify.
Looking to use your unique military skill set in the private security job market?
Making the most out of Veteran Job Boards, Best Civilian Job Websites, Best Jobs for Veterans (including resume examples) and more,
A 20-year retired veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard, Officer Becca Keaty shares four insightful tactics to help vets clear the hurdles to starting a business and achieve success.
Provided by BlueVine, these programs offer different forms of assistance, including low-cost financing. Explore your options!
Novorésumé provides insight from job recruiters regarding the ideal resume format to use, the most important sections of a veteran’s resume, how to emphasize specific skills and what veterans should avoid on their resume.
… is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses.