Resources

If you need help NOW, call the Veterans Crisis Line.

Responders are available and ready to help you.

Veteran Crisis Line 988

If You Are Denied Access or Encounter an Issue with Your Service Animal

The Americans with Disabilities Act Provides an Important Tool to Fight Discrimination: File a Complaint with the Appropriate Federal Agency.

If You Have Problems Associated with Your Service Animal under FLORIDA Law

Veterans Affairs and Disability Rights

Disability Rights of Florida

Florida Service Dog Law

AboutFace

On AboutFace, you can learn about PTSD and treatment from people who have been there. In the videos on the site, you can hear real stories from Veterans and their family members.

Support Networks

DAV

DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year.

The Fire Watch

The Fire Watch is Florida’s fight to end veteran suicide. We are building a life-saving network of community members and organizations trained to identify the warning signs of veterans in crisis and to direct those veterans to the help they need. To date, no city, county, or state has systemically reduced its veteran suicide rate. Modeled after CPR, our effort is the first of its kind in the country.

VETS4WARRIORS

VETS4WARRIORS is not a crisis support hotline. Our goal is to prevent challenges from turning into crises. We believe that there is no physical, mental, or social challenge that we can’t help find a solution for.

Objective Zero

The Objective Zero Foundation enhances social connectedness and access to wellness and mental health resources to combat suicide within the military and veteran community, which includes service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers.

Service Women's Action Network (SWAN)

A member-driven community network advocating for the individual and collective needs of service women past, present and future.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

Offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one.

National Resource Directory

Connects wounded warriors, service members, veterans, their families and caregivers to services that support them.

K9P4P Veterans resource Advisor -- COMING SOON!

Helping veterans navigate and access critical services by providing one-on-one support connecting to resources they need to live full, healthy lives. – QUICK REFERENCE

Discharge Upgrade Resources

How To Apply for a Discharge Upgrade

All branches of the military consider you to have a strong case for a discharge upgrade if you can show your discharge was connected to any of these categories: PTSD, traumatic brain injury (TBI), military sexual trauma (MST), and sexual orientation.

Army discharge review board

The Army Discharge Review Board (ADRB) examines an applicant’s request to review the individual’s administrative discharge and to change the characterization of service and/or the reason for discharge based on the standards of equity and propriety.

Navy & Marine Corps Discharge Review Board

The NDRB, or Naval Discharge Review Board (NDRB), is the designated authority to review and determine whether a service member’s discharge was granted in a proper manner and was fair and equitable considering the regulations in effect at the time of the discharge.

United States Coast Guard Discharge Review Board

The Coast Guard Discharge Review Board under Title 10, United States Code, 1553 provides the Secretary with the authority to establish a board to review discharges or dismissals from the Service. Part 51 of Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), established the Coast Guard Discharge Review Board (DRB) and sets forth the procedure for seeking review after a member has been separated from the Coast Guard. 33 CFR 51.3 provides “[a] former member may apply to the DRB for a change in the character of, and/or the reason for, the discharge.

VA Information about Character of Service and Discharges

Basic eligibility for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits depends upon the type of military service performed, the duration of the service, and the character of discharge or separation.

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