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Top Veterans Organizations to Know

November 11, 2020
Topics Veterans Day

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American Veterans for Equal Rights

American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) is 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.

AMVets (American Veterans)

American Veterans is a Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization that provides various services such as scholarships for veterans to pursue higher education, advocating for veterans’ rights, and helping veterans reintegrate back into civilian life through career services and workshops.

Army Women’s Foundation

Army Women’s Foundation is an organization made to support army women and veterans in their continued success. They also provide scholarships and grants to help these women attain their educational goals.

Blinded Veterans Association

Blinded Veterans Association is a non-profit organization established to help veterans and their families meet and overcome the challenges of blindness through various resources such as job opportunities, advocacy, networks, and scholarships and awards.

Disabled American Veterans

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. Annually, the organization provides more than 600,000 rides to veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with well over 200,000 benefit claims.

Hire Heroes USA

Hire Heroes USA is an organization dedicated to empowering US military members, veterans, and military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. Their services are free and most are offered virtually, such as their virtual workshops, career fairs, webinars, job boards, and more. They also offer coaching, mentorships, mock interviews, and scholarships for veterans and military spouses.

Jewish War Veterans of the USA Foundation

The Jewish War Veterans Foundation (JWVF) was created in 2010 as a way to directly give back to the veteran community and to support American active-duty military personnel, as well as all honorably discharged veterans, and those who were physically and mentally wounded as a result of their service.

Minority Women Veterans Organization

The main purpose of this organization is to help minority women veterans successfully transition from military life to civilian life through providing resources, seminars, and networks in various fields such as health, entrepreneurship, art, and technology.

National Association of American Veterans

The National Association of American Veterans’ mission is to assist service members and disabled veterans and their dependents, particularly severely wounded warriors and single-parent service members and veterans, by helping access their benefits, improving communication and coordination with VA, and collaborating with the VA and other veterans groups.

Their objectives include assisting eligible veterans with obtaining due benefits, counseling referrals, single parenting, and emergency assistance referrals and empowering service members and disabled veterans by giving them access to information on education, employment, housing, nutritional and spiritual wellness, medical care information, respite care, veteran mobility van assistance, and job training and career coaching.

National Association of Veterans’ Program Administrators (NAVPA)

The National Association of Veterans’ Program Administrators (NAVPA) is an organization of institutions and individuals who are involved or interested in the operation of veterans’ affairs programs and/or the delivery of services to veterans as school certifying officials across the country.

The purpose of NAVPA is to promote professional competency and efficiency through an association of members and others associated with, and involved in, veterans’ educational programs; to promote the development, improvement, and extension of opportunities to any veteran or dependent of a veteran for his or her personal growth and development to its fullest potential.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) is the resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training, and placement assistance, legal aid, and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year.

Student Veterans of America

Student Veterans is dedicated to providing military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education, achieve their academic goals, and obtain meaningful employment.

Team RWB

Team RWB is an organization that is dedicated to creating quality relationships and experiences that contribute to life satisfaction and overall well-being of veterans connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

The Value of a Veteran

Value of a Veteran provides support to organizations for developing a military veteran recruiting and retention program.

Veteran Business Owners Association

The VBOA is dedicated to assisting veterans in developing and managing their own successful businesses. They provide the tools and support necessary to help veterans become business owners in their communities.

Veterans Legal Institute

Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) provides pro bono legal assistance to homeless, at-risk, disabled, and low-income current and former service members. VLI also advocates on behalf of its clients by providing community education and policy advocacy in an effort to increase awareness, resources, and overall protections to current and former members of the US military.

Wounded Warrior Project

The Wounded Warrior Project is an organization focused on helping veterans, specifically those with serious injuries, to successfully heal by providing various kinds of resources such as physical and mental health therapy, combat stress recovery programs, and peer support.