Veterans

Free Dental Care for Our Veterans
Date: November 9, 2019  Time:  8am-4pm
Where:  Watts Dental, 137 Harbor Village Lane, Apollo Beach, FL 33572
Call to Schedule Appointment:  813-737-7370
What we will be offering- Cleanings, Extractions, Fillings
wattsdentalfl.com
 
LINK TO PRINTABLE FORMAT OF THE RESOURCES BELOW

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Tampa Bay Veteran Programs
  • Primary Care Annex (Hidden River): 813-998-8000
  • Mental Health Clinic: 813-631-7122 1070 N 46the St., Tampa, FL  33617
  • PMRS Vocational Rehabilitation: 813-972-2000 ext. 7621 (BLDG 38 JAHH)
  • Vet Resource Center: 813-636-8316
  • Chaplin Services: 813-972-7430
  • Eligibility- 813--972-2000 ext. 1710 Rm 1D-101G
  • Veteran Transportation: 813-972-2000 ext. 5683 or 5881
  • MOVE! 813-972-2000 ext. 6807
  • Vet Center- Tampa: 813-228-2621 3637 W. Waters Ave., Suite 600, Tampa, FL 33614
Hillsborough County Mentor Program

Welcome to the foundation of Mentors for Hillsborough County Veterans (MHCV). We are veterans who are dedicated to the men and women in Tampa Bay's Veterans Treatment Court (VTC).
 
Why We Do What We Do: 
Driven by the U.S. military values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and moral courage, the volunteer mentors are Tampa Bay’s unsung heroes whose daily actions positively impact the well being of its local veterans and our community. They continue to pay it forward without any expectation of compensation or recognition. In fact, their “reward” is in the grateful acknowledgment from those veterans and their families and their well-being. The volunteer veteran mentors are the “quiet warriors” who will not rest until every veteran in trouble with the law is provided the needed resources to get well again and successfully reintegrate into our community.

Veteran Move Program

Welcome to the MOVE! Weight Management Program, supported by VA's National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP). We at NCP are proud to make this program available to our Veterans. Now in its second decade, MOVE! includes the most up-to-date approaches for weight management. Please explore our website to learn more about MOVE!

VA Launchpad for Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Launchpad helps Veterans and their Caregivers find and use VA apps. The VA Launchpad organizes VA apps and capabilities to help you more easily find the tools VA has made available for you. Links to new apps automatically appear in the VA Launchpad when they become available, making it simpler to find the resources needed to interact with VA. You can also provide feedback directly to VA within VA Launchpad. With VA Launchpad, VA intends to help you discover and integrate available VA apps into your life.
LINK TO ADDITIONAL VETERAN RESOURCES

ACE Suicide Prevention Program Info- Veterans and Family

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Brochure
The purpose of ACE is to help Veterans, their family members and friends. Learn that they can take the necessary steps to get help.

The acronym ACE (Ask, Care, Escort) summarizes the steps needed to take an active and valuable role in suicide prevention.The purpose of ACE is to help Veterans, their family members and friends. Learn that they can take the necessary steps to get help.
 

Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs

For 24-hour counsel, call the National Veteran Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. You are NOT alone!
Veterans in Florida, call the Florida Veterans Support Line at 1-844-MyFLVet (693-5838) or 2-1-1.
At the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, we advocate for Florida veterans and connect them to earned benefits and services. We’re here to honor those who served U.S.

Florida Veterans Foundation

Mission Statement
To provide educational and outreach program that will seek out and help:
1) All Veterans with Suicide Prevention
2) All Veterans with an Opioid Addiction Program
3) Aging Veterans & Spouses apply for VA Pension with Aid & Attendance Benefits
4) Provide a Statewide Veterans Charity Registry
5) All Veterans Register for VA Benefits

PTSD: National Center for PTSD

We are the world's leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD and traumatic stress.

PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It's normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. If symptoms last more than a few months, it may be PTSD. The good news is that there are effective treatments.

 

Reboot Recovery
For many combat veterans and first responders, the stress doesn’t end when the deployment ends or the siren goes silent. Too often, the first to respond to the needs of others are the last to seek help for themselves following a traumatic event.   But through REBOOT Recovery, there is hope after trauma.  Online Course for Military and First Responders
Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative-Veterans

Our purpose is to lead the Tampa/Hillsborough County Continuum of Care (CoC) in collaboration with agencies in order to develop and provide innovative solutions to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring in Hillsborough County.
This collaboration with a wide range of partners (homeless service providers, government officials, advocates, business and community leaders, and people who are homeless) engages and mobilizes systems of care on a local, regional and national level to develop effective prevention and intervention services for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

VA Choice Program

The new Veteran Community Care program provides Veterans with a greater choice over their health care, and allows VA to deliver world-class, seamless customer service either through a VA facility or community provider. There are a variety of improvements under the VA MISSION Act of 2018 that make community care work better for Veterans:

VA Mental Health

Your mental health is a critical component to your overall wellness. If you are experiencing mental health challenges, or suspect a family member would benefit from talking to a mental health provider, VA offers ways to help. Veterans and their family members can connect with support through in-person appointments at local VA facilities, telehealth sessions, and online resources. Learn more about how you or someone you care about can find help, either in your local community or online.

VA Mission Act

What is the VA Mission Act?

The VA Mission Act of 2018 is designed to greatly improve veteran access to VA healthcare. The VA Mission Act addresses in-network and non-VA healthcare issues, veterans’ homes, access to walk-in VA care, prescription drug procedures, and much more.
This VA reform law affects a wide range of areas and the “official” name of this law says a lot of about its’ focus; informally known as the VA Mission Act, this legislation’s formal name is the VA Maintaining Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act.

 

Vet Centers (Readjustment Counseling)

Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional readjustment counseling to eligible Veterans, active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families. Readjustment counseling is offered to make a successful transition from military to civilian life or after a traumatic event experienced in the military. 

Veteran Crisis Line

Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responderswith the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

Veterans Outreach

We are a unique service organization comprised of veterans and non-veterans, all sharing the common goal to serve and honor all veterans. Veterans contact us daily with problems concerning housing, utilities, auto repair, and a variety of other needs. For the majority of cases, we are able to provide some kind of immediate relief. We are known for eliminating red tape. We see it as very, very basic. These fine Americans served our country, and we owe them our gratitude, support, and our help. We believe that all veterans, regardless of whether they served in active duty or here at home are entitled to our appreciation and we pledge to serve and honor them for their selfless sacrifice and service.

VetRide

Providing safe and reliable transportation to all veterans requiring assistance traveling to and from VA health care facility and authorized non-VA health care appointments. This program offers these services at little or no cost to eligible veterans.
DAV transport: 844-842-6040