Servicemembers, Veterans & Families

For Those Currently Serving

American Red Cross Emergency Communication Services: The American Red Cross Hero Care Center is available 24/7/365, with two options for requesting assistance: online or by phone (1-877-272-7337).

California National Guard Family & Service Member Support Program:
Enhances readiness and quality of life for Service Members and their Families by providing information referral, support services, specialized training, and youth events that promote resilience and well-being.

Military OneSource: Offers a wide range of individualized consultations, coaching and non-medical counseling for many aspects of military life.

Modern Military Association of America (MMAA): Formed through the merger of the American Military Partner Association and OutServe-SLDN, the Modern Military Association of America is the nation’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to advancing fairness and equality for the LGBTQ military and veteran community. Through education, advocacy and support, we are making a real difference in the lives of LGBTQ servicemembers, military spouses, veterans and family members.

Network of Care for Veterans, Service Members & Their Families: A highly interactive, locally based Web portal that can be used by service members; military families, veterans, and those who support them (such as community-based organizations and local and state governments) to quickly access a wide variety of important information relating to local, state and national social services.

Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA): A Military Service Organization (MSO), established in 1960 to address quality of life issues for enlisted members of our Active, Reserve, National Guard, Retired, and Veteran members of all branches of the Armed Forces as well as their families.  As we have evolved, education, work force development, employment, legislative advocacy and the quality of life within our communities as well as the physical and mental health of our enlisted service men and women and their families have become our primary aim.

Service Members, Partners, Allies for Respect & Tolerance For All (SPART*A): SPART*A is a group of transgender people who currently serve or have served in the military. Membership is open to transgender (to include non-binary and gender-nonconforming) individuals currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. We also offer smaller groups for families of transgender service members, veterans, and allies.

Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN): The voice of women who have served or are currently serving in the military. SWAN is a member-driven network dedicated to supporting, connecting and advocating for the individual and collective needs of service women; past, present and future.

For Those Who Have Served

About Face: Veterans Against The War – Post-9/11 service members and veterans organizing to end a foreign policy of permanent war and the use of military weapons, tactics, and values in communities across the country.

American Ex-Prisoners of War: A not-for-profit, Congressionally-chartered veterans’ service organization advocating for former prisoners of war and their families.

American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER): A non-profit, non-partisan, chapter-based Veterans Service Organization of active, reserve, and veteran service members dedicated to full and equal rights and equitable treatment for all present and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, especially the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender current and prior military personnel who have been historically disenfranchised by armed forces policy and discriminatory laws governing military service and benefits.

American Legion: Chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.

American Veterans (AMVETS): The nation’s most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization, representing the interests of 20 million veterans. AMVETS is open to and fighting for all who honorably served in the United States military, including the Reserve and Guard. With more than 250,000 members nationwide, we are veterans serving veterans.

Angels for Veterans: Angel Wings for Veterans provides wounded, ill and injured veterans and active duty service members along with their families with free travel to clinical care on the ground and in the air with gas cards, bus and train tickets, general aviation flights, and commercial airline tickets.

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA): In 1945, a group of veterans blinded during World War II came together to form the BVA. Today, BVA serves all veterans who are blind and visually impaired, by helping them with VA claims, blind rehab, and finding employment when they are ready.

Catholic War Veterans (CWV) & Auxiliary: As a Congressionally Chartered organization, the CWV is privileged to be able to provide face-to-face testimony before the nation’s law makers with a mandate backed by federal law on behalf of all veterans and their families.

Congressional Medal of Honor Society: The Society’s membership is comprised of those who wear the Medal of Honor, the United States’ highest military award for valor. Through the Society’s Outreach, Education and History initiatives, the Medal of Honor Recipients continue their service across the nation.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV): Founded in 1920, DAV is a leading nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families. The organization helps more than a million veterans each year in positive, life-changing ways. We invite you to help us support and enable the many victories in our veteran’s lives.

Fleet Reserve Association (FRA): FRA is first and foremost a community of the Sea Services; U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel. Your enlisted service in any of these branches—past or present, for a short time or for the long haul—is your passport to membership in an association that works hard for you and your family on Capitol Hill and in your local community. FRA’s guiding principles are Loyalty, Protection and Service to our shipmates.

Habitat for Humanity Veterans Build: Safe, decent, affordable housing is the centerpiece of Veterans Build. In many communities, Habitat for Humanity is expanding programs to maintain and preserve homes and make them more energy-efficient and affordable. In partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, Habitat developed the Repair Corps program to offer critical home repairs to military veteran homeowners.

Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA): IAVA’s mission is to connect, unite, and empower post-9/11 veterans.

Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America: A Jewish voice for Veterans, a Veteran’s voice for Jews.

Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA): A veterans’ service organization which seeks to preserve the interest in the welfare of Korean War veterans and their families.

Legion of Valor of the United States of America: On August 4, 1955, Public Law 224, 84th Congress, incorporated The Army and Navy Legion of Valor of the United States. With the creation of the Air Force Medal of Honor and the Air Force Cross, the membership invited the recipients of these medals to become members and on June 21, 1961, with P.L. 87-56, the name of this elite organization became the “Legion of Valor of the United States of America, Inc”.

Marine Corps League: The mission of the Marine Corps League is to promote the interest and to preserve traditions of the United States Marine Corps; strengthen the fraternity of Marines and their families; serve Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains who wear or who have worn the Eagle, Globe and Anchor; and foster the ideals of Americanism and patriotic volunteerism.

Military Order of the Purple Heart: Chartered by Congress for combat wounded Veterans. The Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat or by an act of international terrorism.. Although the membership is restricted to the combat wounded, the Purple Heart supports all veterans and their families with a myriad of nation-wide programs by Chapters and National Service Officers.

The Mission Continues: A nonprofit organization that empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. The Mission Continues deploys veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve.

National Association for Black Veterans (NABVETS): Providing personal advocacy on behalf of “ALL” Veterans seeking claims against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and fostering community development by creating positive lifestyles for Veterans and their families. NABVETS will generate and preserve the historical record for minority Veterans.

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA): Since 1946, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been a leading advocate for life-changing care, spinal cord research, VA benefits and civil rights for veterans and all people with disabilities.

Still Serving Veterans: Serves and honors Veterans and their families by empowering them to build meaningful lives through connections to fulfilling careers, benefits and services; and to proactively strengthen Veteran communities through leadership and collaboration.

Student Veterans of America (SVA): The mission of Student Veterans of America is to act as a catalyst for student veteran success by providing resources, network support and advocacy to, through, and beyond higher education.

Swords To Plowshares: Dedicated to supporting nearly 3,000 homeless, low-income and at-risk veterans in the Bay Area every year.  Swords To Plowshares offers employment and job training, supportive housing programs, permanent housing placement, counseling and case management, and legal services.

Team Rubicon: Team Rubicon’s mission is providing relief to those affected by disaster, no matter when or where they strike. By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Team Rubicon aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible.

Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA): Founded in 2003, the Transgender American Veterans Association is a grassroots organization that advocates for the equality of transgender veterans and active duty service members to receive fair and equal treatment in areas such as healthcare, benefits, and open transgender military service. TAVA helps veterans change their name and gender within the Department of Veteran affairs, update their DD 214 name and characterization of discharge, and provide services such as a transgender support locator, which offers local support for transgender persons. TAVA is committed to equal rights for all veterans.

United Spinal Association: United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW): As the nation’s oldest major war veterans’ organization, the VFW has an impeccable and longstanding record of service and stewardship. More than 4.5 million patriotic Americans, both members and non-members, entrust the VFW with financial contributions and dedicate millions of volunteer hours.

Veterans Families United: An all volunteer organization providing Resources for Veterans and Their Loved Ones. VFU has compiled links with service organizations, therapeutic avenues, pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment possibilities, and funding sources for those in need.

Veterans For Peace (VFP): A global organization of Military Veterans and allies whose collective efforts are to build a culture of peace by using their experiences and lifting their voices. VFP informs the public of the true causes of war and the enormous costs of wars, with an obligation to heal the wounds of wars. The VPF network is comprised of over 140 chapters worldwide whose work includes: educating the public, advocating for a dismantling of the war economy, providing services that assist veterans and victims of war, and most significantly, working to end all wars.

Vietnam Veterans Against The War (VVAW): It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty-three years later, VVAW is still going strong– continuing its fight for peace, justice, and the rights of all veterans.

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA): VVA’s mission is to promote and support the full range of issues to all veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.

VoteVets: VoteVets.org continues to focus on matters including, but not limited to, foreign policy, energy security, veterans’ unemployment, and opening military service to life-long Americans born to undocumented immigrants, as well as continued investment in care for veterans. More often than not, Veterans have a stake in the top issues of the day, and VoteVets.org is committed to getting their voices heard on these issues.  For that reason, VoteVets.org has and will continue to work with all progressive allies representing labor, immigration, gay and lesbian rights, and environmentalists, when their issues coincide with the needs of troops and veterans.

Women’s Army Corps Veterans’ Association – Army Women United (WACVA-AWU): Represents many women who loyally served their country in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Persian Gulf Bosnia and in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP): The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor & empower Wounded Warriors.

For the Families

American Gold Star Mothers: An American Gold Star Mother is a Gold Star Mother who has lost a son or daughter while serving in the military and has joined the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc organization (AGSM).

Blue Star Families: The families of our all-volunteer military make unprecedented sacrifices these days to serve our country. Blue Star Families was founded by military spouses in 2009 to empower these families to thrive as they serve. Blue Star Families is committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors – individuals and organizations – to create vibrant communities of mutual support. We’re all stronger when we take care of one another.

Blue Star Mothers of America: We are mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have children serving in the military, guard or reserves, or children who are veterans. We support each other and our children while promoting patriotism. Our organization focuses on our mission every single day and will never, ever, forsake our troops, our veterans or the families of our Fallen Heroes.

Gold Star Wives of America: A Congressionally Chartered non-profit service organization that provides assistance and friendship to those who have lost their spouse to a military-related cause of death.