If you, a family member, or someone you know is in need of support for active duty personnel or a veteran, resources are available:
Military Crisis Line/Veterans Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, or text to 838255 or chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat
Service members and veterans who are in crisis or having thoughts of suicide, and those who know a service member or veteran in crisis, can call for confidential support available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year
Calling from overseas:
- In Europe: Call 00800 1273 8255 or DSN 118
- In Korea: Call 0808 555 118 or DSN 118
- In Afghanistan: Call 00 1 800 273 8255 or DSN 111
Department of Defense Safe Helpline – Military Sexual Assault
This crisis support service is available to any member of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault. You can click, call, or text to get anonymous one-on-one advice, support, and information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Go to www.safehelpline.org for a live chat or to view resources. You can also find resources here.
Coaching, Counseling and Support
Call (800) 424-7877; Outside the United States (international toll-free number): (800) 424-4685.
A free, confidential program that offers specialized coaching and assistance for all military members regardless of length of service or discharge status, veterans, or retirees. In Transition helps with access to a new mental health provider or help with getting mental health care for the first time.
Call (800) 342-9647 or chat online
This resource provides non-crisis confidential services like financial counseling, help with relationship and parenting challenges, including non-medical counseling and specialty consultations for Service members and their families.
Peer Support Call and Outreach Center
Call or Text: 844-357-7337
They serve all Department of Defense (DOD) Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve personnel, and their direct family members. If Veterans/retirees or non-beneficiaries in a Service Member’s extended family call, counselors will help assess the level of stress and stabilize the current crisis, and then refer that person to the most appropriate resource (e.g., Vet Centers, VA hospitals, Military OneSource, or other community resources.)
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania
3535 Market Street Philadelphia PA #670 19104
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania provides high quality mental health care for veterans and military members at no cost and with no long waits. Our services include personalized, evidence-based mental health care. We offer early morning and evening hours, transportation assistance, and telehealth to help military families easily access the care they deserve.
The Restore Valor Project
221 37th St. Pennsauken, NJ 08110
To provide access to truly effective alternative counseling services for veterans who have been diagnosed with combat-related PTSD, who have been victims of sexual assault, or who are suffering from other emotional difficulties originating during their time of service in a branch of the military, with the end goal of seeing those conditions completely resolved for these veterans, and thereby allowing them to live happier, more productive lives.
National Center for PTSD
Call or email
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.
Real Warriors Campaign
The Real Warriors Campaign encourages help-seeking behavior among service members, veterans and military families coping with invisible wounds.
TAPS provides comfort, care and resources to all those grieving the death of a military loved one. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones. If you are grieving the loss of a fallen service member, or if you know someone who can use our support, call today.
TAPS 24/7 National Military Survivor Helpline is always available toll-free with loving support and resources at 800-959-TAPS (8277).
2000 Hamilton St #304, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: (215) 242-2235
Menergy is a Philadelphia-based intervention, treatment, training and education program working to stop harmful behavior and intimate partner violence. For more than 30 years we have provided therapy for people who have been physically or emotionally hurtful towards their partners and others and wish to change.
Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
If you need treatment for problem drinking or alcohol addiction, you can find treatment services and options here. You can also call 1-800-622-HELP.
Online AA Meetings
If you are looking for peer-to-peer support for problem drinking reach out to the nearest Alcoholics Anonymous group. Groups are on-line and some are in-person.
Greater Philadelphia Region of Narcotics Anonymous
N.A.is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. Group participants are recovering from addiction and meet regularly to help each other stay drug-free.
Housing, Financial Support, Employment, Benefits
Military Assistance Project
One Commerce Square
2005 Market Street, Suite 3500
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Intake Hotline: (267) 449-6067
Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Military Assistance Project (MAP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2011 to provide free legal services for active duty, reserve component, or veteran military personnel and their widow/spouses in the form of pro bono consumer and selected veteran’s administrative law services. We serve all branches, include spouses and widows, and accept clients with every level of military discharge.
Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC)
213-217 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC) exists solely to “serve those who served” this great nation, our Veterans. Their mission is to provide services, programs, opportunity and advancement to Veterans of the U.S. military and their families.
Services include: employment, housing, education, and benefits support.
Greater Philadelphia Veteran’s Network
Visit this website to learn more about employment, leadership, entrepreneurship and business opportunities.
US Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Education, training, employment, benefits, housing, service member records and information.
Disabled Veterans of America
Your local DAV service officer will help you file a claim and stick with you all through the process, because no veteran should have to go at it alone. All services provided by DAV are free of charge.
Support if separating from active duty
Military members separating from active duty should talk to a Transition Service Officer. Find your nearest TSO here.
5000 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Ahari Homes, A Home Is a Right, Inc.
Ahari Homes provides permanent and supportive housing options for veterans and their families who are experiencing homelessness. Additional services and supports are also offered.
HAVEN Women – Housing and support services
4108 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
HAVEN Women, formerly the Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House, has served our Veteran community with compassion and respect since 1994. They have capacity for twelve (12) women residents at a time. To ensure their success in transitioning back to civilian life, they offer basic and extensive resources to our female heroes.
The Veterans Group
They empower Veterans in need to achieve success in civilian society. We offer everything, from fulfillment of basic needs to assistance in obtaining higher education and employment, all in one place. Workplace training
3209 Baring St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 222-4379
Delaware Valley Veterans’ Home
Delaware Valley Veterans’ Home provides residents with the care and support they need in order to live an active and healthy life with as much independence as possible. The Veterans Homes offer levels of care tailored to the specific health needs of our residents and are supplemented with an array of clinical and social services.
2701 Southampton Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154
Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc.
PAWW is an independent statewide non-profit organization providing support to Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Veterans in Crisis and their families. They are a 100% volunteer organization, and not affiliated with nor a part of any national organization. We provide emergency financial assistance to veterans to help pay for housing, utilities, transportation, medical and other expenses. We pay directly to landlords, vendors and creditors.
The National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations (NAVSO)
A nonprofit organization exclusively focused on transforming the veteran services marketplace to improve the lives of veterans and military families. Since 2015, NAVSO has accomplished this mission by fostering innovation and delivering resources to those who serve this remarkable community, fund their support, study their needs or employ them.