In the Community
Department of Veterans Services
Virginia's Department of Veteran Services
offers up-to-date information consistent with federal guidelines and state programs. When it becomes too difficult to navigate the system on your own, DVS has trained veterans’ benefits specialists who can help you apply for federal and state veterans benefits at field offices
located throughout Virginia.
Virginia Wounded Warrior Program
For veterans with stress-related injuries resulting from service in combat or while serving on active duty, the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program
(VWWP), a program of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, acts as a clearinghouse and central location for information and support for veterans and their families.
VWWP serves veterans and their family members by linking them with needed services, advocating for their needs, providing individualized peer and resource specialist support, facilitating peer support groups and linking to counseling services. Services are coordinated through local and regional VWWP consortia consisting of community providers, including community services boards
, brain injury service providers, VA medical facilities and other public and private providers.
Department of Rehabilitative Services
For those veterans with documented disabilities which are a barrier to employment, the Virginia's Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) can assist with identifying and providing the services necessary for veterans to obtain gainful employment. DRS also determines disability status for social security disability programs.
Community-based vet centers
provide a wide range of readjustment counseling services to combat veterans and their family members. Services, such as individual and family counseling, are provided at no cost to assist combat veterans and their families to make effective transitions from the military to civilian life.
Community Services Boards
Brain Injury Association of Virginia
Virginia Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America
The Virginia Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America
focuses on ensuring that all veterans receive quality medical care and treatment with particular emphasis on veterans with spinal cord injury (SCI) and related disorders. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of PVA provides a wide variety of opportunities for veterans including but not limited to sports and recreation, education assistance, adaptive equipment/structural assistance, advocacy, peer counseling, and benefits assistance.