VETERAN RESOURCES
FOR MORE FINANCIAL HELP, PLEASE CLICK ON THE STAR!!   

Wayne County Veteran Services Office
Grand Park Centre Building
28 W. Adams  Suite #1710
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone:  313-224-5045
Website:  www.waynecounty.com
Monday-Friday  9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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Detroit Veterans Center
4161 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone:  313-831-6509
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Dearborn Veterans Center
19855 W. Outer Drive  Suite 105
Dearborn, MI  48124
Phone: 313-277-1428

Lenawee County Dept. of Veteran Affairs
1040 S. Winter   Suite 3017
Adrian, MI  49221
Phone: 517-264-5335
Website: https://www.lenawee.mi.us/529/Veterans-Affairs

Macomb County Veterans Services
Verkuilen Building
21885 Dunham  Suite 3
Clinton Township, MI  48036
Phone: 586-469-5315
Website: https://vets.macombgov.org/Vets-Home
Most services require an appointment, please call for more Information.
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Monroe Department of Veterans Affairs
965 S. Raisinville
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-240-3287
Website: https://www.co.monroe.mi.us/officials_and_departments/
departments/veterans_affairs/index.php
9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Bedford Township Veterans Center
760 W. Temperance
Temperance, MI  48182
Phone: 734-224-7032
Website: www.bedfordtwpvets.com
Serves Veterans and their families who live in or are from the Bedford
area. Provides application assistance for benefits, transportation, auto
repair, utilities, housing and educational opportunities. VA Representative
available twice per month by appointment. Offers food/household pantry,
family support and support meetings, peer-to-peer service connected PTSD
support, housing resources, job mentorships and training opportunities. 
Welcome Homes, active duty support, referrals and cafe.

Oakland County Veteran's Services
1511 Crooks Road   Entrance B
Troy, MI  48084
Phone:  248-655-1250
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1200 N. Telegraph  Bldg. 26E
Pontiac, MI  48341
Email:  veteran-services@oakgov.com
Website:  https://www.oakgov.com/veterans/Pages/default.aspx

Washtenaw County Veterans Services
Physical Location:
2155 Hogback Road
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone:  734-973-4540
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI  48107-8645
Website: https://www.washtenaw.org/959/Veterans-Affairs

DISABILITY & MEDICAL ISSUES:

Having problems receiving your Disability benefits?

VA Regional Office / Veterans Benefit Section
Patrick V. McNamara Federal Bldg.                                                                
477 Michigan Ave.  Room #1200                                                              
Detroit, MI  48226        
Phone:  800-827-1000       Website:  www.vba.va.gov 
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John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
4646 John R
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone:  313-576-1000       Website: www.detroit.va.gov
A Veteran or family member can go directly to the building above and be assigned
a Service Officer who can review and assist with Benefits applications. You can
also go to the the John D. Dingell VAMC in Detroit and also see certified Service
Officers that can help. The Veteran's Benefits Administration sends 2 people to
this hospital twice a month as well on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month! 

NOTE:
Blue Water Navy Veterans’ disability claims to be decided beginning Jan.1, 2020!
Did you serve in the offshore waters of the Republic of Vietnam between Jan. 9,
1962, and May 7, 1975? If so, then you’re considered a Blue Water Navy (BWN)
Veteran. On Jan.1st, 2020, the Blue Water Navy Act of 2019 goes into effect and
extends the presumption of herbicide exposure, such as Agent Orange, to BWN
Veterans who served as far as 12 nautical miles from the shore of Vietnam and
have since developed one of 14 conditions related to exposure.

Veterans Integrated Service Network
(VISN) 11
PO Box 134002
Ann Arbor, MI  48113
Phone:  734-930-5950
Website: www.va.gov

Brain Injury Association of MI
7305 Grand River   Suite #100
Brighton, MI  48114
Phone: 810-229-5880
OR  800-444-6443       800-772-4323 Veterans toll-free
Website: www.biami.org
Services Offered:
EDUCTAION:
Our Continuing Education Series offers specific conferences, webinars,
and events throughout the year that educate communities and professionals
on brain injury.
ADVOCACY: 
We work vigorously alongside our provider network to establish, protect and
preserve the laws, policies and systems that comprise the very foundation of
Michigan's robust network of brain injury care.
SUPPORT:
We provide critical assistance and community involvement opportunities for
brain injury survivors and family members on a grassroots level through the
monthly meetings of our 20 chapters and support groups across the state. 

Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center
1335 East-West Highway   Suite 5-100
Silver Springs, MD  20910
Phone: 800-870-9244    
Website: www.dvbic.org
DVBIC's mission is to serve active-duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans
with traumatic brain injury through state-of-the-science clinical care, innovative
clinical research initiatives and educational programs, and support for force health
protection services. DVBIC fulfills this mission through ongoing collaboration with
the Department of Defense (DoD), military services, Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA), civilian health partners, local communities, families and individuals with TBI.
At 18 sites supported by a Washington, D.C-area headquarters, DVBIC treats,
supports, trains and monitors service members, veterans, family members and
providers who have been, or care for those who are, affected by traumatic brain
injury.

V. A. Center for Women Veterans
Some of the services for women veterans are Center for Women Veterans, Outreach
for Women Veterans, Health Care for Women Veterans, Sexual Trauma Counseling
and Comprehensive Health Care Centers.
Website: https://www.va.gov/homeless/for_women_veterans.asp

Mesothelioma Lawyer Center
Website: https://www.mesotheliomalawyercenter.org
The professional Mesothelioma Lawyer Center provides educational materials
and legal council for veterans affected by mesothelioma.They also help locate
some of the most reputable and reliable mesothelioma attorneys based on your
location history and work experience. For more information on their advocacy
efforts or for additional legal documents, please visit their website or fill out
their contact form located at
https://www.mesotheliomalawyercenter.org/contact-us


COUNSELING RESOURCES:

Veterans Crisis Line
Phone: 800-273-8255     TEXT:  838255
Website:  www.veteranscrisisline.net
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families
and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders
through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their
loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text
message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days
a week, 365 days a year.Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals
is available.

Mission 22
Website:  www.mission22.com
Mission 22 is funding Veterans to get treatment for PTS, TBI and other issues they
are facing when they need it the most, right now. If you or someone you know needs
support, please contact us today!

Buddy-to-Buddy
Stephanie Zarb
Traverwood 3
2025 Traverwood, Suite C   
Ann Arbor, MI  48105
Phone: 734-998-5829  OR 1-888-22-BUDDY  OR 1-888-822-8339
Email: szarb@umich.edu
Website: http://buddytobuddy.org
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Landon Dupee
Volunteer Veteran
Phone:  734-548-2460
Email: ldupeeb2b@gmail.com
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Main Website
http://outreach.umich.edu/programs/buddy-to-buddy-volunteer-veteran-program
A peer-to-peer outreach program that trains veterans to provide peer support and
linkage to needed resources for Post-9/11 service members and veterans.The Program
was developed in partnership with the Michigan Army National Guard to meet the unique
needs and challenges faced by Citizen Soldiers and Reservists.
Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BuddytoBuddyProgram.
Get help with:

W2SM / Warrior to Soul Mate Program
Chaplain Service
Detroit VA Healthcare System
Detroit, MI
Phone: 313-576-3362
A new program that provides hope and renewal to relationships impacted
by military service, deployments and war. It provides a safe and healing
environment for Veterans to renew and reconnect with their significant
other through the teaching of communication skills. This program is sup-
ported by Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills (PAIRS)
curriculum.  PAIRS is a research validated and educational approach to
creating and sustaining positive relationships. Workshops are offered
on weekends and provide communication skills to enhance emotional
intimacy and bonding within the relationship.

Veterans and civilian support staff who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan
and are now returning to civilian life, tackling job or career problems, or
struggling with depression and anxiety, may find help through Eastern
Michigan University's free counseling services. Services also can be
extended to family members. Counseling is provided by advanced 
graduate students.Faculty, who are licensed professional counselors
and psychologists, will supervise all counseling.
Phone:  734-487-4410.   
Website:  www.emich.edu

Oakland University graduate students also provide free counseling through
the School of Education and Human Services Counseling Center in Pawley
Hall at the Auburn Hills campus, 2200 Squirrel Road. 
Phone:  248-370-2633.      
Website:  www.oakland.edu


EDUCATION RESOURCES:

VETERANS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE DIPLOMAS!
To provide special recognition for the service of military veterans of WWII
and the Korean Conflict, a 2001 Michigan law authorizes Michigan school
districts to award high school diplomas to WWII and Korean veterans. A
veteran must be 65 years of age, or, if deceased, have reached the age of
65 by the date of death; before graduation from high school, the veteran
enlisted or was drafted into the U.S. armed forces between December 16,
1940 and December 31st, 1955 (Korean Conflict); when enlisted or drafted,
the veteran was enrolled in a high school, and did not subsequently graduate
from high school, the veteran was honorably discharged from the service.
Contact your local school district's Superintendent's office!

Michigan Veterans Trust Fund-Tuition Grant Program
A program administered by the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund provides payment
for the education of the children of a veteran who is totally disabled from service-
incurred causes, was killed in the line of duty, has died subsequently from a service-
related disability, was totally disabled before death from a service-connected illness
or injury, or who is listed by the federal government as missing in action in a foreign
country. Recipients must be attending a post- secondary education institution in MI.
Information and application forms are available from your county Veterans Affairs office
or on the Internetat http://www.va.gov

Wayne State University:
Patrick Hannah, Supervisor
Student Veteran Resource Center
5211 Gullen Mall, Suite 687
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-577-4753
Email:  Eb6536@wayne.edu
Website: www.omvae.wayne.edu

"Returning Veterans Tuition Assistance"
Western Michigan University
Veteran's Dept.
Phone: 269-387-4115    Brenda Hamlyn
Offers veterans a free semester following their discharge or leave from active-duty.
It will cover tuition charges not covered by other tuition-specific programs. A Veteran
should apply within 6 months of his/her deployment and must begin taking classes
within the six-month period. If the student is applying for a summer session, they
can defer the RVTA to the Fall semester if they would like to. You can receive the
RVTA only ONE time. Vets MUST be eligible for VA benefits.

Horatio Alger Scholarships
90 Cama; Cemter Plaza  #320
Alexandria, VA  22314
Phone:  703-684-9444
Website:  https://www.horatioalger.org
One Scholarship. Endless Opportunities.
As one of the nation's largest need-based privately-funded college scholarship providers,
the Horatio Alger Association assists high school students who have faced and overcome
great obstacles to pursue their dreams through higher education. While many scholarship
programs primarily recognize academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio
Alger Scholarship Program awards students who have exhibited determination, integrity
and perseverance  in overcoming adversity, as well as critical financial need.

The most underused state benefit in Michigan is the Children of Veterans Tuition Grant.
This grant provides undergraduate tuition assistance to students ages 17-25 who are
the natural or adopted child of a Michigan veteran. The veteran must have died or have
become totally and permanently disabled as a result of military service. The families of
our veterans are just as important to us as our Veterans, which is why we want to ensure
that they take advantage of all of their benefits. For more information visit
https://www.michigan.gov/mistu…/0,4636,7-372–481212–,00.html. or call 1-800-MICH-VET

The James and Dorothy Stanton Foundation Scholarship, for U.S. Armed Forces veterans
from the Iraq or Afghanistan wars, as well as their children & spouses, are available for
those who wish to attend Macomb Community College.
For information, contact the college's Financial Aid Office at 586-445-7228.    
Website:  www.macomb.edu


EXERCISE RESOURCES----FREE!!

Victory Gym and Veterans Health Club
23156 King Road
Brownstown, MI  48183
Phone:  734-984-7040
Email:  victorygym22@gmail.com
Website:  www.victorygymvhc.org
Conquering PTSD Through Physical Activity, Peer Support and Connection.
FREE to Veterans and First Responders such as Police, Fire, Rescue, Corrections, etc.

RUCKING DETROIT EVERY SUNDAY!
Meet Here:
Bobcat Bonnies      10 a.m. to 12 p.m
1800 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI  48126
Email:  Mike.Przybylo@teamrwb.org Eagle Leader contact
Website:  www.teamwrb.org
Team RWB's mission:
To enrich the lives of America's Veterans by connecting them to the community
through physical and social activitiy. Join Team RWB and 22 Unitl None for a
stroll in Downtown Detroit. Feel free to bring a ruck with any weight or no weight
at all, YOU decide! We plan to ruck 4 to 6 miles. We will start and finish at Bobcat
Bonnie's in Detroit.

RUCKING MACOMB COUNTY EVERY SECOND SATURDAY!  
Meet Here:
AMVETS Post 52
51285 County Line Road
New Baltimore, MI  48047
Email:  Macombcountyveterannavigator@gmail.com  William Schranz
Team RWB's mission:
To enrich the lives of America's Veterans by connecting them to the community
through physical and social activitiy. Every second Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Join fellow veterans and allies for a stroll in Macomb County. Feel free to bring a ruck
with any weight or no weight at all. You Decide! We ruck 4 to 6 miles and grab lunch
together afterward. Dress for the weather as we will be rucking in all climate conditions. 


HOUSING RESOURCES FOR THE DISABLED VETERAN:

Homes for Our Troops
6 Main Street
Taunton, MA  02780
Phone:  866-7-TROOPS (866-787-6677)
Website:
https://www.hfotusa.org/?_ga=2.222183256.1334824358.1507407324-81332726.1507407324
OUR MISSION:
To build and donate specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely
injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.

Stephen Siller TOWER TO TUNNEL FOUNDATION
2361 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY  10306
Phone: 718-987-1931
Email: Info@Tunnel2Towers.org
Website:  https://tunnel2towers.org
OUR PROGRAMS:
THE GOLD STAR FAMILY HOME PROGRAM
Launched in September 2018, honors the legacy of those made the ultimate sacrifice
while serving our country. The Foundation will provide a 100 percent mortgage-free
home to surviving spouses with young children.The Foundation is committed to raising
$250 million to provide 1,000 homes to Gold Star Families.
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SMART HOMES
Are you a Veteran with a severe service-connected disability that affects your mobility?
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to  Towers Foundation builds mortgage-free smart homes for
our most catastrophically injured service members.Each home is custom designed to
address the unique needs of each individual. Smart homes host a myriad of features such
as automated doors and lighting, wider halls and doorways, special showers to accommodate
wheelchairs, automatic door openers, cabinets, counters, and stove tops that can be raised
and lowered, back-up generators, and central heating and air conditioning systems that can
be controlled by tablets.These homes enable our most severely injured heroes’ live better,
more independent lives.
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FALLEN FIRST RESPONDER HOME PROGRAM
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is committed to ensuring we never forget
the events of 9/11 and the sacrifices that were made and continue to be made by our first
responders in the line of duty.Through the Fallen First Responder Home Program, Tunnel
to Towers aims to pay off the mortgage on the family home of every law enforcement officer
killed in the line of duty that leaves behind young children. It is the Foundation’s mission
to provide these families with the stability and security that they so desperately need. By
lifting this financial burden, promising their home will be theirs forever, we hope to offer
some relief when tragedy strikes.

Military Warriors Support Foundation
211 N. Loop 1604 E #25
San Antonio, TX  78232
Phone:  210-615-8973
Website:  https://militarywarriors.org
We award mortgage-free homes to combat wounded veterans and to unmarried Gold Star
spouses whose loved ones were Killed-In-Action.
Who Can Apply?
1) Must be a combat wounded veteran (Purple Heart recipient given priority) from any
American conflict or be an unmarried spouse of a veteran who was KIA during combat
or combat training during any American conflict.
2) Must be honorably retired or separated from the military. (Those with compelling
situations, whom are still active, but scheduled to retire, or separate, from the military
within 90 days, may be considered)
3) Must intend to use this home as your Primary Residence. (Priority will be given to
applicants who do not currently have a mortgage. Applicants with mortgages may still
be considered, on a case by case basis)


HOUSING RESOURCES:

U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs
Phone: 877-424-3838  available 24/7
Website:  www.va.gov/homeless
Access services for homeless and at-risk Veterans

Central Office (Oakland County)
196 Cesar E. Chavez Ave.      
P.O. Box 430598
Pontiac, MI  48343-0598
Phone: 248-209-2600    Toll-Free 1-800-482-9250
Email: info@olhsa.org
Website: http://www.olhsa.org
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OLHSA  (Livingston County)
2300 E. Grand River  Suite 107
Howell, MI  48843-7574
Phone: 517-546-8500
Email: livingston@olhsa.org
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OLHSA  (Madison Heights)
711 W. 13 Mile Rd.
Madison Heights, MI  48071
Phone: 248-209-2600    Toll-Free 1-800-482-9250
Email: info@olhsa.org
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Mobile Welcome Center Locations
Commuity Sharing Outreach Center
5061 Duck Lake Rd.
Highland Charter Twp., MI  48356
Dates:  Wednesdays and Thursdays
Times:  Appointment Only
&
Holly
920 Baird St.
Holly, MI  48442
Dates:  Wednesdays and Thursdays
Times:  Appointment Only
&
Novi Public Library
45255 Ten Mile Rd.
Novi, MI  48375
Dates: Tuesdays
Times:  10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
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Oxford Villages Offices
22 W. Burdick St.
Oxford, MI  48371
Dates:  2nd & 4th Monday each month
Times:  8:30a.m., 10:30 a.m., & 1:30 p.m.
&
Salem-South Lyon District Library
9800 Pontiac Tr.
South Lyon, MI  48178
Dates:  Tuesdays
Times:  Appointment Only
&
Woodside Bible Church/Pontiac Dream Center
830 Auburn Ave.
Pontiac, MI  48342
Dates:  Fridays
Times:  9:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m.
Are you or someone you may know a Veteran in need of housing or at-risk
of losing permanent night-time residence?
OLHSA may be able to assist:
If any of the following apply, individuals may qualify for housing assistance:
a DD-214 (OLHSA can assist with obtaining this), honorable or dishonorable
discharge, service in the Reserves, homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Veteran families may include a single individual or multi-person household where
the head of household or spouse has served our country.

Community Resource and Referral Centers (CRRCs)
301 Piquette St.
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone:  313-576-1580  OR  877-484-3838  toll-free
Provides Veterans who are homeless and at-risk of homelessness with one-stop
access to community-based, multiagency services to promote permanent housing,
health and mental health care, career development and access to VA and non-VA
benefits.

Piquette Square Apartments  VETERAN NURSING HOMES LISTED BELOW!
285 Piquette
Detroit, MI 
Phone: 313-841-3727
Website:  www.swsol.org
Southwest Solutions in Detroit has opened a four-story, 150 apartment building
in Detroit to provide long-term housing and care for homeless veterans, both male
and female. Married couples may also apply but no children are taken.  

Gary L. Miles Veteran's Home
Miles Manor Apartments
307 Salliotte
Ecorse, MI  48229
Phone: 313-389-2700
A Senior housing apartment complex designed for homeless male veterans aged
55 and older. The Home will help provide a place for our homeless veterans who
have served honorably.

VETERANS RETURNING HOME
17955 E 11 Mile
Roseville, MI  48066
Phone: 586-285-5606
Email: info@vetsreturninghome.org
Website: https://www.vetsreturninghome.org
The goal of Vets Returning Home is simple: to end chronic homelessness among
veterans in our communities. Our mission is complex, requiring more than putting
a roof over the veterans’ heads. It requires an approach that address the “total
veteran” and his needs and making sure they succeed after they are transitioned.
We are a volunteer operated 11,000 square foot facility with 43 beds and commercial
kitchen. 6 of the 43 beds are dedicated to females only. We provide a stable and sober
living environment to veterans in crisis. Onsite services including employment readiness
training, aid with job placement, disability benefit connection, legal support and life skills
training. Community support both physical and financial has been vital to our ability to
continue our mission. Vets Returning home receives NO government funding. We have
successfully transitioned on average 250 veterans a year back into society as a fully
functioning community member.


Michigan Ability Partners
Ann Arbor Office
3810 Packard  Suite 260
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone:  734-975-6880
&
604 Greenwood Place
Jackson, MI  49203
Phone:  517-841-5780
Email: info@mapagency.org
Website: https://www.mapagency.org
Permanent Supportive Housing 
MAP maintains housing stability for the chronically homeless by offering subsidized
rent and long-term case management services. MAP owns and operates seven prop-
erties, and continues to develop affordable housing. Participants eligible for this pro-
gram are homeless, low-income, and have a documented disability.
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Rapid Re-Housing    
Rapid Re-Housing helps individuals experiencing homelessness quickly locate and
obtain housing, and provides short-term rental assistance.Participants receive case
management services to help them stabilize in their new home. MAP creates strong
relationships with local landlords who work with us to serve those with housing barriers.
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Supportive Services for Veteran Families
To procure and retain housing for homeless Veterans, MAP provides:
•    Affordable housing help through payment of application fees, security deposits
and move-in costs
•    Short-term rental subsidy
•    Access to job training and placement services
Through temporary financial assistance and other supportive services, this program
helps individual Veterans and Veterans with families find stability in their new housing
and self-sufficiency as they work towards financial independence.


HOMELESS RESOURCES

U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs
Phone: 877-424-3838  available 24/7
Website:  www.va.gov/homeless
Access services for homeless and at-risk Veterans

Community Resource and Referral Centers (CRRCs)
301 Piquette St.
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone:  313-576-1580  OR  877-484-3838  tollfree
Provides Veterans who are homeless and at-risk of homelessness with one-stop
access to community-based, multiagency services to promote permanent housing,
health and mental health care, career development and access to VA and non-VA
benefits.

Health Care for Homeless Veterans
John B. Dingell VA Medical Center
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone:  313-576-1000, ext. 3763
Contact Person:  Frances E. McGivern, Coordinator
Website:  www.detroit.va.gov
A nationwide project of the V.A. designed to assist homeless veterans in obtaining
transitional support for re-entry into community life.Those eligible include homeless
vets in shelters or on the streets with discharge other than dishonorable. If in service
after 1980, must have served for at least 24 months active-duty, except vets who served
in the Persian Gulf during the war. 
Services include: 
Medical and psychiatric evaluations, education and counseling in health care/veteran
benefits/substance abuse/and social integration, assistance for vets applying for VA
compensation and pension or VA disability, referrals for transitional housing, follow-up
services at the VA Medical Center, case management, information about the Dept. of
Veterans Affairs and community resources.

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA   
The Veterans Housing Program has greatly expanded housing and other community
resources to an underserved population. Veterans may participate in the program for
18 months and are offered the following services: case management, individual and
group counseling, referrals for substance abuse and medical treatment, budgeting
assistance, job interviewing and placement and anger management. Upon graduation,
aftercare services 
are offered for six months. 
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Eligible participants must be a homeless veteran and have at minimum a general
discharge under honorable conditions. In Lansing, Volunteers of America operates
a 50-bed overnight emergency shelter for men.
For more information about the Veterans Housing Program, please contact:
Daleth Jean-Jules  MSSW, CSW
Program Coordinator
430 N. Larch Street
Lansing, MI  48912
Phone: 517-484-4414, ext. 119

Domiciliary Residentail Rehabilitation Treatment Program (DRRTP)
VA Medical Center
4646 John R St.    (located offsite of the VA Medical Center)
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone: 313-576-1000
Website: www.detroit.va.gov
An intensive residential treatment program for chronically homeless veterans
to receive assistance in developing healthy independent living skills in order
to break the pattern of homelessness. Domiciliary resident candidates must
obtain a referral fro a VA Medical Center.

Emmanuel House
Recovery House Program
18570 Fitzpatrick Court
Detroit, MI  48228
Phone: 313-270-4099    Hotline: 313-270-4099
&
17800 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI  48203
Phone: 313-865-6136
Substance abuse treatment / halfway house.

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
150 Stinson
Detroit, MI  48226                 
Phone: 313-993-4700
Website:  www.drmm.org
"Veterans Independence Program"  (V.I.P.) helps vets with transitional housing.
Must be over 18 and drug-free for the transitional housing.  

Veteran Haven of Hope House
809 Henry
Ann Arbor, MI  48105
Phone: 734-668-8353
Website:  https://www.canfamilies.org/veteran-services
The Veterans Haven of Hope House is a two-year transitional housing program
for homeless veterans, which provides individualized services to help transition
them back into mainstream society. Veterans Haven of Hope House is operated
by the Salvation Army of Washtenaw County. 
Services provided include:

See Veterans Haven below!


IN-HOME HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES

Home and Community-Based Care Services are available to all Veterans who receive VA care. 
Care must be ordered by a VA provider.  The VA pays for these services!
Provides personal care services in a Veteran's home.  An aide can assist the Veteran with bathing,
dressing, grooming, meal preparation, medication reminders, shopping and errands
Designed to relieve a caregiver from the physical and emotional burden of caring for a chronically
ill and/or disabled Veteran in the home.
How to Apply:
Veteran Specialist Kimberly Willingham
VFW Life Member Post #1138
Will assist you at NO COST with applying for this VA benefit.
Right At Home In-Home Care & Assistance
1114 W. Front Street
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-731-0988
Email:  homecare@rahsemi.com
Website: www.rightathome.net/semich


GENERAL RESOURCES FROM MICHIGAN-BASED ORGANIZATIONS:

Downriver For Veterans
P.O. Box 275   2447 Fort
Wyandotte, MI  48192
Phone:  734-934-0532
Email:  contactus@downriverforveterans.org
Website:  www.downriverforveterans.org
We provide assistance to veterans in the downriver communities south of Detroit
and north of Monroe, MI.

Love A MI Vet Project
1515 Fort  Unit 255
Lincoln Park, MI  48146
Phone: 313-693-6556
Email: info@loveamivet.com
Website:  www.loveamivet.com
Love a Michigan Vet Project provides numerous services to Veterans in Michigan.
We work closely with four Veterans shelters in the Detroit area. We serve dinner
at one of the shelters monthly. We also service our veterans with resources. One
example is we have a food pantry and keep toiletries on hand. When a Veteran is
in need, those items are available. We ship care packages overseas to those dep-
loyed. We also furnish the homes of Veterans when they leave the shelter. We adopt
Veteran families that are in need for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We provide Veterans
with the information on how to find resources such as counseling, employment, housing
and legal aid. Anything a Veteran needs, we try to provide it.

Veterans Haven Inc.
4924 S. Wayne
Wayne, MI  48184
Phone:  734-728-0527
Email:  vetshaven@earthlink.net
Website: www.vetshaveninfo.org
Veterans Haven provides housing, food, clothing, medical supplies and medical
equipment, education and employment resources. Help for Michigan disabled
Veterans (including those with developmental disabilities and mental illness) with
shelters, housing and more. Must not have a dishonorable discharge!

Macomb Veteran Action Collaborative 
Verkuilen Building Training and Conference Center
21885 Dunham
Clinton Township, MI 48036
Website: 
http://mvac.macombgov.org/sites/default/files/content/government/mvac/pdfs/
MVAC%20Membership%20Application.pdf
MVAC MISSION
The development of a "no wrong door" system of care where veterans and their
dependents receive the care they need and are referred to appropriate resources. 
MVAC meets the first Monday of every month at 9 a.m. In the event of the first
Monday of the month is a holiday, MVAC will meet the following Monday.


LEGAL RESOURCES:

FREE Legal Services for Veterans!
If you're a veteran and could use some help from the University of Detroit Mercy
School of Law, call 313-596-0262.
Website:  www.law.udmercy.edu
The Law School is becoming the first law school in the state to offer free legal
assistance to veterans across Michigan. And rather than asking the veterans,
many of whom have disabilities, to travel to downtown Detroit for their services,
the school's lawyers and law students will make house calls using an RV-turned
office. 

MOBILE COUNSELING CENTERS
The first of a fleet of 50 new mobile counseling centers for the Dept. of Veterans
Affairs-Vet Center program, was put into service with the remainder scheduled
to be activated over the next three months. Each vehicle will be assigned to one
of VA's existing Vet Centers,enabling the center to improve access to counseling
by bringing services closer to veterans. One of these new mobile counseling centers
will be based in Escanaba. The 38-foot motor coaches, which have spaces for confi-
dential counseling, will carry Vet Center counselors and outreach workers to events
and activities to reach veterans in broad geographic areas, supplementing VA's 232
current Vet Centers, which are scheduled to increase to 271 facilities by the end of
2009. Vet Centers, operated by VA's Readjustment Counseling Service, provide non-
medical readjustment counseling in easily accessible, consumer-oriented facilities,
addressing the social and economic dimensions of post-war needs. This includes
psychological counseling for traumatic military-related experiences and family
counseling when needed for the veteran's readjustment.

LAKESHORE LEGAL AID / FREE VETERAN'S SERVICES LEGAL CLINIC
Phone:  888-783-8190 (new clients)   586-510-1814 (office) 
Website:  https://lakeshorelegalaid.org/services
Lakeshore Legal Aid’s mission is to exercise all methods of legal advocacy, training
and outreach to empower people, provide access to the legal system, and preserve
the dignity of clients.
Lakeshore Legal Aid has 14 locations across Southeast Michigan.

NOTE:
If you are a Veteran and have been summoned to the 28th District Court, you
may be eligible to participate in the Downriver Regional Veterans Treatment
Court. Please tell your Attorney, Judge, Magistrate, Probation Officer or any
Court Clerk that you are a Veteran so you may be considered for the program.
Call the 28th District Court for more details at 734-258-3068, ext. #3643.


FOR MORE LEGAL RESOURCES, PLEASE SEE THE LEGAL RESOURCES!


POST- SERVICE CAREER ASSISTANCE:

State of Michigan Re-Employment Rights for Veterans
Phone:  800-455-5228
Website: http;//michigan.gov/veteranjobs
In 2002 the Michigan Legislature enacted a law to strengthen the Michigan law
regarding re-employment of employees after military service.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect-Veteran
Phone:  800-285-WORK (9675)
Email: veteranservices@michigan.gov
Website: www.mitalent.org/veteran
Visit your local Michigan Works! service center to take advantage of covational
counseling, education and training programs and job skeeking assistance.Veterans
receive Priority of Service and screening for intensive employment services.

O*NetOnLine.com is a Website that has a specialized tool that enables veterans
to align DOT or MOC codes with similar civilian jobs. Veterans can find sample
job titles, tasks, skills and related occupations.

Affirmative Action Register
Phone: 800-537-0655
Email:  aareeo@concentric.net
Website: www.aar-eeo.com
The National EEO Recruitment Publication directed to females, minorities, Veterans,
and disabled persons. Check this publication to find professionaljob openings across
the country!

Patriot Express Pilot Loan
Phone: 313-226-6075
Website: www.sba.gob/patriotexpress
Available to active-duty service members as well as veterans and their spouses.The
Small Business Association is making the Patriot Express loan available through its
network of participating lenders across the county.The loans, which are available in
amounts up to $500,000 which can be used for most business purposes, including
a start-up, expansion, equipment purchases, working capital, inventory or business-
occupied real estate purches.

Veterans Empowerment Tools (VET) Program
Jewish Vocational Service and Community Workshop
29699 Southfield
Southfield, MI  48076-2063
Phone:  313-833-8100  Donna Rhodes  OR  248-449-5000 (Main)
Email:  drhodes@jvsdet.org  Donna Rhodes
Website:  www.jvsdet.org
Veterans with service-related disabilities are assisted in successfully re-integrating
into the community.Services provided include support groups, anger management
techniques, volunteer and socialization activities, one-on-one support and vocational
and educational counseling.
To qualify for the program, Veterans must have:
•At least a 10% service-related disability
•An open case with VA Vocational Rehabilitation Unit and Employment Chapter
31 services
•A direct referral to JVS from a VA counselor
Two ways to apply:
•Online at http://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/index.asp
•Complete the VA application form 28-1900 and mail or drop off at the nearest
veterans service center

Michigan Ability Partners
Ann Arbor Office:
3810 Packard  Suite 260
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone: 734-975-6880
&
Jackson Office:
2301 E. Michigan Ave. Suite 108
Jackson, MI  49202
Phone: 517-841-5780
Email: info@mapagency.org
Website: www.mapagency.org
MAP partners with Veterans and people who have disabilities in support of their
self-directed transformation to self sufficiency. MAP is a private nonprofit agency
located in southeast Michigan that has been creating opportunities for Veterans,
people with disabilities, mental illness, addictions, and homelessness since 1985.
MAP provides housing, job placement, and financial management for these at-risk
individuals. Each year MAP
assists close to 1,500 vulnerable individuals.

Michigan's Opportunities for Veterans Employment  (MOVE)
Phone:  800-455-5228
Website: http://michigan.gov/veteranjobs
MOVE, part of the Dept. of Labor and Economic Growth, identifies,contacts and
recruits veterans separating to Michigan for employment opportunities that match
their qualifications and career interests.The program seeks to meet the staffing
needs of the business community in Michigan with veterans re-entering civilian life
after a single term or after retiring from the armed forces. 

Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS)
Lansing Main MRS Office
1048 Pierport Suite #1
Lansing, MI  48913
Phone: 517-241-5122  OR  877-901-7302  OR  517-241-3940  (TTY)
Email:  mrs-customerassistance@michigan.gov
Website:  www.michigan.gov/mrs
Veterans with disabilities should also investigate the State of Michigan
Rehabilitation Services program administered by the Michigan Dept. of
Labor and Economic Growth. Services may be available to supplement
USDVA allowances for vocational rehabilitation in cases of special need
or for placement, tools, and equipment. Employment services may also
be available to veterans whose disabilities are not service-related.

Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
261 Mack Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone: 313-745-1160
Website: www.rimrehab.org
Provides vocational assistance to persons with a physical disability who
are returning to work after an illness or injury. Services include vocational
counseling, job development, and job placement.  

Helmets to Hardhats
Website:  www.helmetstohardhats.org
A free program that helps transitioning military, guardsmen, and reservists
find great careers. The program works with the 15 building and construction
trade unions to list construction careers and works with qualified employers
to list all other types of careers. Here you can list your skills online to be
viewed by potential employers and view employment and training opportunities
throughout the U.S. 

Operation Hero for Hire                                                           
Website: www.operationheroforhire.com                        
OperationHeroforHire.com houses a customized online information center
with examples of military-to-civilian resumes, interview tips, important links
and more. You can find out how to draw parallels between skills acquired
in the military and those required in civilian positions. 

MARINE FOR LIFE
Website:  https://usmc-mccs.org/services/career/marine-for-life-network
Marine For Life Network (M4L) connects transitioning Marines and their family
members to education resources, employment opportunities, and other Veterans
services that aid in their career and life goals outside of military service.

For information on VetFran, the International Franchise Association program,
go to www.franchise.org.
&
Website:
https://www.veteranownedbusiness.com/blog/tag/center-for-veterans-enterprise


VEHICLE OR TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES:

Military Warriors Support Foundation
211 N. Loop 1604 E #25
San Antonio, TX  78232
Phone:  210-615-8973
Website:  https://militarywarriors.org
Military Warriors Support Foundation awards payment-free vehicles to combat
wounded veterans and to unmarried Gold Star spouses whose loved ones were
Killed-In-Action.
Who Can Apply:
1. Must be a combat wounded veteran (Purple Heart recipient given priority)
from any American conflict or be an unmarried spouse of a veteran who was
KIA during combat or combat training during any American conflict.
2. Must be honorably retired or separated from the military. (Those with
compelling situations, whom are less than 90 days from retirement or
separation may be considered)
3. Must be able to obtain vehicle insurance.
4. Must not have more than 1 vehicle loan.


PLEASE ALSO SEE ON THIS WEBSITE UNDER LOW-COST CARS & CAR REPAIRS RESOURCES
& TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES!


VETERAN HOMES IN MICHIGAN:

D.J. Jacobeti Michigan Home for Veterans
425 Fisher
Marquette, MI  49855
Phone:  800-433-6760
Website: https://www.michiganveterans.com/p/D-J-Jacobetti-Home-for-Veterans
Located in the beautiful city of Marquette near the shores of Lake Superior, the
Jacobetti Home provides top-notch medical and nursing care, an activities program
that is second to none, domiciliary care for homeless veterans and an after-care
program for those recovering from the effects of substance abuse.

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans                 
3000 Monroe Ave., N.W.                                    
Grand Rapids, MI 49505                                           
Phone: 800-642-4838                                             
Website:  www.military.com/benefits/veteran-benefits/michigan-state-veterans-benefits
The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans is a long-term care state veterans home
located on 90 beautifully wooded and landscaped acres near the mighty Grand
River. It was originally constructed on this property in 1885 and is one of 152
state veterans’ homes throughout the nation.


VETERAN CEMETERIES IN MICHIGAN:

The Fort Custer National Cemetery
15501 Dickham
Augusta, MI  49012
Phone:  269-731-4164
Website:http://www.cem.va.gov
                                     
Great Lakes National Cemetery
Grand Mall and Office Center          
4200 Belford
Holly, MI  48442               
Phone: 1-866-348-8603  OR  248-328-0386     Burial Arrangements:  800-535-1117
Website: http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nhcp/greatlakes.asp

Midwest Memorial Group
34300 Southfield
Beverly Hills, MI  48025
Phone: 248-646-4228
Website:  http://midwestmemorialgroup.com
Veterans living in Michigan are now eligible to get a complimentary certificate
for burial space in a private cemetery in advance of need at no charge for the
property. The number of spaces allocated for veterans is limited and available
on a first-come, first-served basis in advance of need only. Applications will be
processed in the order they are received. Veterans or members of their house-
hold who already own property at one of the Midwest Memorial Group's partici-
pating cemeteries are not eligible.There is a limit of one certificate per household.
&
The participating cemeteries are:
ACACIA Park Cemetery
31300 Southfield
Beverly Hills, MI  48025
&
CADILLAC MEMORIAL GARDENS EAST
38425 Garfield
Westland, MI  48185
&
CADILLAC MEMORIAL GARDENS WEST
34224 Ford
Westland, MI  48185
&
FOREST LAWN MEMORIAL PARK
11851 Van Dyke Ave.
Detroit, MI  48234
&
MOUNT HOPE MEMORIAL GARDENS
17840 Middlebelt
Livonia, MI  48152
&
WOODMERE CEMETERY
9400 W. Fort 
Detroit, MI  48209
&
OAKLAND HILLS MEMORIAL GARDENS
43300 W. Twelve Mile
Novi, MI  48377
&
OAKVIEW CEMETERY
1032 N. Main
Royal Oak, MI  48067
&
ROSELAND PARK CEMETERY
29001 N. Woodward Ave.
Berkley, MI  48072
&
UNITED MEMORIAL GARDENS
4800 Curtis
Plymouth, MI  48170
&
WASHTENONG MEMORIAL PARK
3771 Whitmore Lake
Ann Arbor, MI  48105

All MONROE COUNTY MI Veterans and their families:
Vietnam Veterans of America, Monroe County Chapter 142 is offering Cemetery
plots/gravesites at Roselawn Cemetary in LaSalle, MI for any United States veteran.
A veteran is any man or woman 17 or older who served or was currently serving
in the U.S. military at the time of his/her death or had received an Honorable or
General Discharge from said service.
To receive the plot/gravesite, the following conditions must be met:
#1. The veteran must be deceased. 
#2  There must be proof of U.S. military service (DD-214), 
#3  The family must show proof of residency in Monroe County at the time of entry
      into the service or proof of residency immediately after discharge from service and 
#4. The family must express/show a need for the gravesite/plot due to financial hardship
Although the actual site would be donated a no-cost for the veteran, Roselawn Cemetery
does charge a fee for opening/closing of gravesites which would have to be paid by the
veterans family. These sites do NOT have the ability to allow for a spouse or loved one
to be buried next to them, so these sites are primarily for single, divorced or no spouse
or family member co-located site needed. If all four of these conditions can be met, please
contact Larry Richterat 734-735-9646 OR 734-242-0841 for further details.


For more Burial Resources, please look under the COOL LINKS on the Homepage of this site
and under BURIAL RESOURCES

ALSO: Check under Veteran Financial Assistance as well as
Veteran Resources for Gold Star Families,both on this website!





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Veterans who need Disability Ramps for their homes, can apply to receive one FREE thru the V.A. no matter their age or the reason they became disabled. 
&
You must have an examination by
a V.A. doctor in order to receive a prescription and ramp from the V.A


For other Medical Supplies & Equipment, please look under DISABIED RESOURCES on this website!



For Replacement of Discharge Documents:
National Records Center
Phone: 314-801-0800
Website: www.archives.gov


Military OneSource
Phone: 800-342-9647
Website: www.MilitaryOneSource.mil
Offers a wide variety of resources
and information available 24/7.


Veterans and their family that care
for them, are entitled to FREE Respite Care each year! The Veteran MUST have been in the military during wartime (please be aware that many prior "conflicts" or "police action" wars are now classified as "wartime" so that veterans may access benefits!)
&
If the Veteran is being cared for at home, they are entitled to 30 HOURS of free respite per year....this may
be taken in any increment.  A few days at once, several hours a day, etc. If the Veteran is being cared
for in a nursing home or Assisted-Living, they are entitled to 30 DAYS each year. Please call 734-769-7100
in order to apply for these benefits!