Virginia Wounded Warrior Program - Home of Virginia's Veterans and Their Family of Supporters

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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.

Vet Centers

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

The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) provides publicly funded mental health, intellectual disability, and substance abuse services to citizens through locally run community service boards. In cooperation with the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, regional coalitions of community services boards, brain injury services providers, and other public and private service providers offer services to veterans across the Commonwealth. For those in need of immediate mental health assistance, the DBHDS maintains a list of each county’s emergency hotline.

Brain Injury Association of Virginia

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV), an affiliate of The Brain Injury Association of America, offers support groups, information and referral services, educational programs, recreational activities, and advocacy to survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their family members.

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.

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