Veteran Guide

Top Vet Needs

Directory of Services (2013) 



Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Suicide Prevention

Counseling Services

Substance Abuse


Jobs and Job Training

Benefits Counseling

Claims Examiners co-located with US Department of VA Regional Office in Bay Pines, each VA Medical Center and many VA Outpatient Clinics in Florida.  Assistance with claims is free.  Call (727) 319-7400

Burial and memorial benefits are available for eligible service members, Veterans, reservists, National Guard members, and eligible family members. Service includes interment, headstones and markers, and Presidential memorial certificates. VA operates 128 national cemeteries in the United States and Puerto Rico.


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TAMPA AREA: HUD, in partnership with the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Department of Labor (DOL), implemented the Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration (VHPD). Through HUD housing assistance, VA case management services, and DOL employment counseling, this three agency partnership provides combined services for veterans who are at a high risk of becoming homeless.   Contact Edi Erb (813) 223-6115; Michelle Keaton @ VA (813) 347-7917 or Shawn Forehand @ DOL (850) 245-7424

ResourcePoint – Serving Those Who Serve Us

Unchanged thru times, the VA dedication has been to President Lincoln’s call “care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan”.  Below is a sample of resources available in our Central Florida Community. 


For a listing of resources (e.g. Food Pantry, Shelter, Mental Health Services, Transportation, Kids Support Groups, After Care/Child Care, Legal, Emergency Financial Services, Substance Abuse, Employment, Health Care Services, Food, Rent/Utility Assistance, Education, Clothing, Furniture, Disaster Relief, Seniors, Homeless, Shelter) available in Resource Point, search with any of the above mentioned keywords or enter the name of an organization. Then click on the search button below.

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Below are links of important and “need to know” websites of information on:

  • Benefits & Compensation

  • Financial Assistance

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment

  • Employment, Income Tax

  • Medical Care

  • Legal Assistance

  • Food and Shelter

  • Martial Problems

  • Troubled Youth

  • Child Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides a wide range of benefits including Disability, Education and Training, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Home Loan Guaranty, Dependent and Survivor Benefits, Medical Treatment, Life Insurance and Burial Benefits. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions. The Department of Veterans Affairs publishes a comprehensive guide: Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors. If you are a returning service member (OEF/OIF), you may be eligible for special benefits. 

State summary for Florida Fact Sheet

The Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs serves Florida’s veterans and their families who are responsible for assisting, without charge, Florida’s veterans, their families and survivors in improving their health and economic well-being through quality benefits information, advocacy and education. 

Spiritual Resources

  • A caring community passionate about connecting the global military community to Jesus Christ.

  • New Life Ministries - transform lives through God's truth by reaching out compassionately to those who seek healing and restoration

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