Listing Courtesy of 

Mary Himschoot LSW

Resource Counselor

REAL Services Area 2 Agency on Aging

1416 E. Mishawaka Ave

South Bend, Indiana 46615

(574) 284-2637

mary3@realservices.org

Veterans Resources

VA Clinic Columbia Place– Assists homeless veterans obtain permanent housing. Helps new veterans reintegrate in to civilian life. Assists veterans with becoming eligible for benefits.

Contact:  Samatha Meadowns

South Bend, IN

800-360-8387 Ex:72860 or Ex:72861

 

Brightpoint – Supportive Services for Veterans

800-589-3506

https://mybrightpoint.org/index.php/get-help/family-self-sufficiency/supportive-services-for-veteran-families/

 

VA Northern Indiana Health Care System

1540 Trinity Place

Mishawaka, IN 46545

574-272-9000

https://www.northernindiana.va.gov/locations/StJosephCounty.asp

 

Veteran’s Service Officer – To Determine VA Benefits Locally

Kevin Kelsheimer

129 South Main Street

3rd Floor

South Bend, IN 46601

574-235-9978

https://www.sjcindiana.com/1086/Veterans-Services

 

Habitat For Humanity - Repair CORP Program

(Sponsored by Home Depot Foundation through Habitat International)

574-288-6967

https://www.hfhsjc.org/?utm_campaign=HFHI_AffiliateSearch&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=habitat.org

 

Welcome Kit VA – Number to call when you don’t know who to call

800-698-2411

https://www.va.gov/welcome-kit/

 

Veteran’s Administration - To Apply for VA Benefits

https://www.benefits.va.gov/BENEFITS/Applying.asp

 

VA and Covid Assistance

800-698-2411

https://www.va.gov/coronavirus-chatbot/

 

Updated Covid Vaccine Assistance 2/4/2021

https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/:

 

Financial Assistance

www.sjmed.com/covid19 (scroll to bottom left and put in VA need and zip code)

 

VA Vocational Rehab and Employment Information

800-698-2411

https://www.va.gov/careers-employment/vocational-rehabilitation/how-to-apply/

 

Careers at VBA

https://benefits.va.gov/BENEFITS/jobs/index.asp

 

VA – Rehabilitation & Prosthetic Services/Assistive Technology/Blind Rehabilitative Services

877-294-6380

https://www.prosthetics.va.gov/psas/Hearing_Aids.asp

https://www.prosthetics.va.gov/AssistiveTechnology/index.asp

https://www.prosthetics.va.gov/blindrehab/BRS_Coordinated_Care.asp

 

VA Caregiver Support Services

855-260-3274

https://www.va.gov/family-member-benefits/apply-for-caregiver-assistance-form-10-10cg/introduction

 

VA Mortgage & Foreclosure Assistance

877-827-3702

https://www.va.gov/housing-assistance/home-loans/trouble-making-payments/

 

VA Home Loans

877-827-3702

https://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/index.asp

 

VA Housing Assistance

(How to build, repair, or keep your home)

https://www.va.gov/housing-assistance/

 

VA Mental Health Support Services

888-823-7458

https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/MENTALHEALTH/get-help/index.asp

 

Mental Health Locator

https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/get-help/local-care.asp

 

VA Locator For Skilled Nursing Homes, Home Care, Etc.

https://www.va.gov/find-locations

 

VA Burial and Memorial Benefits

https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/burial_benefits/index.asp

https://www.va.gov/burials-memorials/eligibility/burial-in-private-cemetery/

 

VA Home Care Benefits to Elderly & Disabled

800-698-2411

https://www.benefits.va.gov/persona/veteran-elderly.asp

 

VA Life Insurance Information

800-698-2411

https://www.va.gov/life-insurance/options-eligibility/

 

VA Beneficiary Financial Counseling & On Line Will Preparation

800-342-9647

https://www.benefits.va.gov/insurance/bfcs.asp

 

US Department of VA Affairs – Home Modification Grants

800-698-2411

https://www.va.gov/housing-assistance/disability-housing-grants/

 

Free Tax Preparation for Veterans

https://blogs.va.gov/VAntage/16726/free-tax-return-preparation-for-veterans-military-members-and-their-families/

 

Discharge Upgrade Instructions

(May be eligible for discharge upgrade during your time in service)

https://www.va.gov/discharge-upgrade-instructions/

 

VA Welcome Kit

(Learn about VA benefits and services available to veterans, families and caregivers)

https://blogs.va.gov/VAntage/82353/va-welcome-kit-easy-understand-guide-getting-started-va/

 

VA Pension Benefits

https://www.va.gov/pension/

 

VA Locations – USA

https://www.va.gov/find-locations

 

Operation Homefront

(Overdue bills, repairs, emergency assistance)

https://operationhomefront.org/critical-financial-assistance/

 

Department of Veteran Affairs Military Relief Fund (one time grant of $2,500)

317-232-3910

 

VA Eligibility Compensation Criteria for Benefits (Dx List)

800-698-2411

800-827-1000

https://www.va.gov/disability/eligibility/

 

Paralyzed Veterans of America

888-860-7244

https://www.pva.org/

 

Homes For Heroes (helps with buying, selling, and refinancing homes for veterans)

317-716-9954

https://www.in.gov/dva/veterans-services/homes-for-heroes/

 

VA Benefits for Home Health, Assisted Living, and Long-Term Care

877-222-8387

https://www.va.gov/family-member-benefits/comprehensive-assistance-for-family-caregivers/

 

Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents, and Survivors (PDF Guide)

https://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book/2019_Federal_Benefits_for_Veterans_Dependents_and_survivors.pdf

Veteran Mental Health Benefits:

https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/get-help/local-care.asp

Community Mental Health POC Locator

To promote community collaboration, each VA facility has identified a Community Mental Health (MH) Point of Contact (POC). The Community MH POC provides ready access to information about VA eligibility and available clinical services, ensures warm handoffs at critical points of transition between systems of care, and provides ongoing liaison between VA and Community Partners. Please use this locator to identify your Community MH POC at a VA medical facility in your state.

 
Facility Locator

Each VA medical center has mental health specialists. Use the facility locator to find the medical center nearest you.

 
Mental Health Resource Locator

Use this online tool to find the Veteran mental health resources most helpful for you, including VA Medical Centers, Suicide Prevention Coordinators, Vet Centers, and more.

 
PTSD Program Locator

Use the PTSD program locator to find the program nearest you.

 
Vet Centers

Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling, outreach, and referral services to Veterans who served in a combat zone

 

Find a Vet Center near you. 

Call 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387), 24/7