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

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



VA Northern Indiana Health Care System

1540 Trinity Place

Mishawaka, IN 46545



Veteran’s Service Officer – To Determine VA Benefits Locally

Kevin Kelsheimer

129 South Main Street

3rd Floor

South Bend, IN 46601



Habitat For Humanity - Repair CORP Program

(Sponsored by Home Depot Foundation through Habitat International)



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



Veteran’s Administration - To Apply for VA Benefits


VA and Covid Assistance



Updated Covid Vaccine Assistance 2/4/2021


Financial Assistance (scroll to bottom left and put in VA need and zip code)


VA Vocational Rehab and Employment Information



Careers at VBA


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



VA Caregiver Support Services



VA Mortgage & Foreclosure Assistance



VA Home Loans



VA Housing Assistance

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


VA Mental Health Support Services



Mental Health Locator


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


VA Burial and Memorial Benefits


VA Home Care Benefits to Elderly & Disabled



VA Life Insurance Information



VA Beneficiary Financial Counseling & On Line Will Preparation



US Department of VA Affairs – Home Modification Grants



Free Tax Preparation for Veterans


Discharge Upgrade Instructions

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


VA Welcome Kit

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


VA Pension Benefits


VA Locations – USA


Operation Homefront

(Overdue bills, repairs, emergency assistance)


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



VA Eligibility Compensation Criteria for Benefits (Dx List)




Paralyzed Veterans of America



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



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



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

Veteran Mental Health Benefits:

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