Operation WarFighters

Heroes Helping Heroes  

Troy PD, in coordination with local VFW Post 976, working together aiding local Veterans in any capacity possible.  For more information regarding this program, contact Officer Tony Luther at 618/667-6731 or tluther@troypolice.us.

National Veterans Foundation. Call 1-888-777-4443 or visit the National Veterans Foundation website. The National Veterans Foundation's mission is to offer crisis management, information referrals and outreach for veterans in need.

Homelessness Hotline. If you are currently experiencing homelessness or are on the verge of homelessness, call the VA’s homelessness hotline at 1-877-424-3838.

SAMHSA National Helpline. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) helpline offers free, confidential information on where to find mental health and substance abuse resources. You can also search for mental health treatment centers on the SAMHSA website. https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

It's Up to Us. Call (888) 724-7240 or visit their website. This San Diego-based organization offers an informational access line for veterans in need of mental health resources.

Give An Hour. This organization connects you to a local mental health clinic for a free, in-person counseling session. Volunteer mental health professionals offer help with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, PTSD, grief and any other mental health concerns. Find a local mental health provider by searching Give An Hour's provider directory. https://giveanhour.org/

Homecoming For Veterans. The Homecoming For Veterans directory includes a list of clinicians who have agreed to see veterans for 20-minute sessions at no cost. https://www.homecoming4veterans.org/

Patients Like Me. In partnership with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), is a community where you can learn from others who are living in similar situations and connect with people who understand what you're going through. Sign up for free at the Patients Like Me website. https://support.patientslikeme.com/hc/en-us/categories/200085220-Crisis-resources

Vets 4 Warriors. This organization offers veterans and active duty military free, confidential peer support from other veterans. Connect with them on the Vets 4 Warriors website or by calling 855-838-8255. https://www.vets4warriors.com/

Mission Reconnect. Through this program, veterans can practice mind-body techniques that increase mental well-being and resilience. Learn more about the program on the Mission Reconnect website. https://missionreconnect.com

Make The Connection. This website offers veterans an easy way to search for resources through the VA, SAMHSA or the National Resource Directory

In one place. Use their Resource Locator to get started. https://www.maketheconnection.net/

Real Warriors. Veterans can connect with a trained health resource consultant for free using the Live Chat feature on Real Warriors. Consultants don't offer medical advice, but they can connect you to resources that do. https://www.samhsa.gov/resource/dbhis/real-warriors

IAVA's Rapid Response Referral Program. For help navigating VA resources and finding mental health help and other veterans' resources, try the Rapid Response Referral Program. https://iava.org/quick-reaction-force/quick-reaction-force-faq/ · https://www.nami.org/Your-Journey/Veterans-Active-Duty

Got Your Six. We are committed to providing specialized service dogs to veterans and first-responders suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and/or sexual trauma. Our mission is to help these men and women regain their lives through the healing power of dogs. https://gotyoursixsupportdogs.org/