Note. Federal and State resources are not vetted by Nova Veterans Association, however we hope their services/resources are provided in a timely and efficient manner.
- Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255
- Military Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255
- VA Caregiver Support Line 1-855-260-3274
- VA Health Care and Benefits for Women Veterans 1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636)
- Confidential Chat net
- Explore Benefits that Help Veterans Thrive
- Guard & Reserve
- National Resource Directory
- Military One Source (Veteran services up to 6 months post-separation)
- Virginia Department of Veterans Services
- Virginia Wounded Warrior Program
- Department of Veterans Services Resource Guide
- USACares Basic Needs Family Assistance Grants for Post 9/11 service members and their families to cover housing, temporary shelter, food, gas, utilities, phone, auto payment/insurance/repair. Funds are paid directly to the debt collector; hardship must be military-service-related.
- Stateside Legal Low or no-cost legal assistance for military members, veterans, and their families.
- Legal Services Corporation Low-cost legal assistance by state.
- Goodwill industries international, Inc. Provides programs to assist with transition to civilian life, as well as assistance with support services such as health care, counseling, transportation and more.
- Salvation Army Provides various programs for veterans and service members
Military Credentialing Resources through the Virginia Department of Health Professions.
Resources for active duty service members, veterans, and military spouses.
AMVETS is National organization that provides local services around benefits assistance, legislative, support, and reintegration programs (career centers, healing heroes, warrior transition workshops. Contact Beryl Love at bLove@amvets.org 301-683-4030
State Council on Higher Education for Virginia:
Virginia Workforce Connection
Virginia Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services (Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedic regulation)
Virginia Community Colleges Veterans Career Finder
Hero2Hired – www.H2H.jobs
- We know that searching for a new job is a big undertaking. That’s why Hero2Hired (H2H) was created: to make it easy for Reserve Component service members to connect to and find jobs with military-friendly companies. H2H also offers career exploration tools, military-to-civilian skills translations, education and training resources, as well as a mobile app. Support for H2H is provided through the Department of Defense’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.
Take a look around and find out how H2H can help you find your next job!
Virginia Workforce Connection – www.VirginiaLMI.com
- Use a professional format to create and send resumes and cover letters to employers
- Assess your job skills, set goals, and research training providers
- Review available jobs and apply online
- Set up a Virtual Recruiter search agent to automatically review job postings and notify you of jobs that match your skills
- Track your job search efforts and resumes sent in a personal profile folder online
- Learn about services and benefits for which you may be eligible
- Determine a budget and plan for training
- Research regional labor market information, such as salaries
- Use the email/message center to contact employers and your case manager
ESGR – www.ESGR.mil
- ESGR understands the unique talents and skill set Guard and Reserve Service members can bring to the civilian workforce. To make this arrangement work, both parties must be aware of their rights and responsibilities under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). ESGR is here to help! With an ESGR committee in each state, territory and the District of Columbia, there is an ESGR representative able to help you forge a stronger bond with your supervisor through a greater understanding of your military service.
Virginia Employment Commission – www.VEC.Virginia.gov
- Veterans from all periods of military service are eligible for job referral, job training and job placement assistance through the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC). Veterans may access these employment services through a statewide network of VEC Local offices and the Veterans Services Staff (DVOP and LVER) who are assigned to most, but not all, of the VEC Local Offices across Virginia. Please visit your nearest VEC Local Offices to see if a Veteran’s Representative is available.
Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) – www.DoL.gov/vets
- VETS serves America’s veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.
Vet Success – www.VetSuccess.gov
- VetSuccess.gov is a comprehensive one-stop site for Veteran and Servicemember employment needs. Veterans can browse job listings, post resumes, and apply for positions directly on the site. Employers can post jobs, view Veteran resumes, and receive job applications.
On-The-Job & Apprenticeship Training – www.gibill.va.gov
- This program assists veterans and their dependents by allowing them to learn a trade or skill through participation in apprenticeship or on-the-job training rather than by attending classes.
- One generally enters into a training contract for a specific period of time with an employer or union and at the end of the training period has gained job certification or journeyman status. In most instances one receives a salary from their employer or union while participating in training. As one progresses through training, their skill level increases and so does their salary. GI Bill payments are issued monthly after we receive certification of hours worked from the employer.
Tax Credit Information – www.H2H.jobs
- The Returning Heroes Tax Credit is a new hiring tax credit that incentives firms to hire unemployed veterans.
- The Wounded Warrior Tax Credit doubles the existing tax credit for long-term unemployed veterans with service-connected disabilities.
Virginia Workforce Connection – www.VirginiaLMI.com
- Define skills and post job orders to find potential candidates
- Research labor market information on salaries and economic data
- Set up a Virtual Recruiter search agent to automatically find candidates within the system that match the job skills of the job order
- Communicate with job seekers, case managers, training providers, and others within the system email and message center.
Virginia Values Veterans – www.VirginiaValuesVets.com
- Educate employers of all sizes to navigate and leverage the systems available so they can access these proven Americans and meet their organization’s hiring and retention needs. V3’s primary focus is on Virginia’s companies with less than 1,000 employees. These companies collectively represent the overwhelming majority of the total hiring demand, and connecting them with the primary hiring and retention requirement, Initial Entry Teammates, is one of the goals. V3 will also be looking for enterprise companies to serve as models for their supply chain vendors and other smaller companies (teaching companies how to fish, not fishing for companies)
Virginia Department of Veterans Services http://www.dvs.virginia.gov
Virginia Wounded Warrior Program http://www.wearevirginiaveterans.org
Resource Guide http://www.dvs.virginia.gov/downloads/quickguide.pdf
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