Veterans’ Resources

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

 Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255

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UPMC – Beaver County Crisis #:  800-400-6180    (Available 24/7)

The Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, confidential support
via text message to people in crisis when they text PA to 741741.

Local Resources:

Beaver County VA Clinic

300 Brighton Avenue, Suite 110
Rochester, PA 15074-2135
Phone:  724.709.6005

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.

Family Matters Food Pantry (formerly Faith Restorations Inc.  

186 Wagner Road, Monaca, PA 15061
Phone:  724.770.1920 (office & pantry)

The food pantry is open on Mondays from 1 pm to 2 pm FOR VETERANS ONLY!

General Distribution is every Tuesday from 5 pm to 6 pm and Thursday from 1 pm until 2 pm.
For more information, call 724.770.1920

Click the link above or call for more information.

Veteran’s Breakfast Club

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 …

Veterans Appreciation Breakfast!

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Beaver County Department of Veterans Affairs:

Beaver County Veteran Affairs
Beaver County Courthouse
810 Third Street
Beaver, PA 15009

724.770.4450

Hours are Monday through Friday  8:30 – 4:30  (Except Holidays)

Financial Assistance for Veterans in Beaver County

Home Loans, Disability Compensation, Non-Service Connected Pension, Veterans Temporary Assistance, Survivor Benefits

Veterans Organizations in Beaver County

American Legion, Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Pennsylvania’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

State Resources:

The NAMI Homefront Mental Health Resources website is now LIVE.
Learn more!

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Courses that can be accessed from anywhere . . .


NAMI has a new online course which helps people who may have posttraumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD.

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 Homefront is a free, 6-session program for family, friends, and significant others of Military Service Members and Veterans. The class 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.

Complete Social Media Directory

VA Social Media Directory – By State

Veterans Resource Guide

A consolidated listing of programs, benefits, and services for veterans and their families in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA

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.

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA)

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.

Other Resources:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

… 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.

Yoga Nidra Meditation Class Available from Home

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.

What Veterans Should Know about Sleep

“Transitioning from military life to civilian living comes with a host of challenges, and sleep problems are quite common in veterans of all ages.”
(www.mattressclarity.com)

PTSD and Sleep

Sleep problems are common with PTSD for a number of reasons.  Sleepopolis has suggestions and minor adjustments that may help you sleep better.

VETERANS, having problems dealing with stress?

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 louise.mahoney2@va.gov

2020 Guide to Substance Abuse in Veterans

“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.”

Help for Veterans Struggling with Addiction

Provided by Denver Recovery Center, this webpage explores substance abuse among veterans and addresses many other topics and resources for veterans to explore.

Extensive guide to Dental Care Resources for Veterans – Dentably Magazine

Understanding your Veteran eligibility by Class, Applying for Dental Care,  Other Dental Care Avenues, Emergency Dentistry, Discounted Services and other FAQs.

How VA Health Care and Medicare Work Together

“Medicare is a federal program that provides health coverage for older adults and some younger adults with disabilities. If you have VA benefits due to your military service, you may be wondering if it’s worth signing up for Medicare when you already have access to care at VA facilities.”

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors ( T*A*P*S ) 

… offers compassionate care and resources to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one.

DealAid.org – This guide offers comprehensive information that veterans with disabilities can use to find financial relief and discounts.

Military.com – Connects Service Members & Veterans to all the Benefits of Service

Get VA Benefits for Mesothelioma:

VA-accredited claims agent, retired LCDR Carl Jewett, can assist you with your claim.

Veterans Asbestos Help   

Explore your asbestos exposure risk.  Then see if you qualify for trust fund compensation.

Career Resources for Veterans

On-The-Job Training for Dislocated Workers in Beaver County

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.

Visit the Silent Professionals website! 

Looking to use your unique military skill set in the private security job market?

Jobs for Veterans: How to Find a Civilian Career [20+ Expert Strategies]

Making the most out of Veteran Job Boards, Best Civilian Job Websites,  Best Jobs for Veterans (including resume examples) and more,

Military to Civilian Resume: How to Use Your Military Experience

Practical Resume Advice for Military Veterans

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.

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship

… is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses.