You served your country – now your country can support and engage you!
If you are a veteran who is suffering from a physical or mental disability, need financial assistance, or simply want to become more engaged in your community, empowerline can connect you with options.
What resources are available for Veterans in the Atlanta area?
At the state level, there are resources available at the Georgia Department of Veterans Service (GDVS), which was created to help Georgia veterans and their families receive their rightful benefits and learn more about available resources. You can visit the Veterans Field Service Office nearest you to receive personalized assistance. Additionally, there are many other Georgia state agencies that assist veterans. The U.S. Department of Defense provides MilitaryOneSource to help you achieve your goals in life.
If you are looking to access healthcare, the Atlanta VA Health Care System is located in Decatur, Georgia. Individuals who served in the active military, naval, or air service may qualify for VA healthcare benefits as well as current and former members of the Reserves or National Guard who were called to active duty. You can learn more about eligibility here.
There are also many private organizations that can help you find the support you need. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) provides support for veterans. The American Legion is another well-respected option.
Georgia Legal Aid provides a Georgia Military Consumer Protection Guide to protect the military population from fraud.
The Warrior Alliance is an Atlanta-based organization that can help you get connected with housing, benefits, health, recreation, volunteering, and more. After you complete a profile on their site, a team of “Warrior Navigators” will reach out to you to work on a personalized action plan and connect you with the services you need to succeed.
Many resources are also available on military.com.
The Atlanta Habitat for Humanity offers critical home repair, as well as their signature homeownership program, for those who qualify. In addition, they offer over 100 courses in homeownership, financial literacy, and life skills.
What if I am looking for work?
Georgia Tech offers the Veterans Education Training and Transition (VET2) program to help veterans get an edge in the civilian job market. This educational program is fully-funded for those who are accepted.
If you are looking for work, contact the Georgia Department of Labor, which has an extensive list of employment assistance services. The Georgia DOL operates Employ Georgia, where you can find specialized services for military personnel.
If you are interested in law enforcement, check out Vets to Cops.
What if I am seeking support and engagement in my community?
Vetlanta is a club “operated exclusively for veteran social and business networking and community service purposes.” Vetlanta hosts community events for veterans and their families.
The Wounded Warrior Project offers opportunities to advocate or raise money for the needs of veterans.
If you’re looking for ways to get involved in the community, the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity offers opportunities to volunteer by completing critical home repairs as an individual or with a group to improve the community.
If you need more help in your search, contact empowerline for free by calling (404)463-3333.
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