Veteran

Veteran

Veteran Resources

Veteran Student Organization(VSO)

  • The Veteran Student Organization was established in 2007 to address the needs and interests of student veterans at Rowan University.
  • The VSO is a non-political social organization devoted to the interests of student military veterans and those who support them. The objective of VSO is to develop and promote an environment in which student veterans and civilians can network and be an integral part of the Rowan Community.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-TALK
  • A new prompt offers the option of pressing #1 and connecting directly to a special Veteran’s Affairs (VA) suicide crisis line and staffed by mental health professionals 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
  • Federal Services
The Veteran’s Administration offers services and benefits including healthcare, vocational training, disability assistance and life insurance that former military can access via waveguide or by calling 1-800-827-1000.Those still in the military and National Guard can access information about services throughcom or by calling 1-800-342-9647. It is a 24 hours per day, 7 days per week clearinghouse that can assist military members, their spouses, and families with issues such as housing and moving, federal tax preparation, navigating healthcare, and education scholarships for military spouses and children.
  • Community-Based Services
A network of mental health professionals nationwide donate an hour of their time each week to provide free mental health services to military personnel and their families. Access services or more information by visiting giveanhour.org or by calling 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.
  • The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA) 24-Hour Toll-Free Treatment Referral Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357) can assist people in accessing care for substance abuse and alcohol use issues.
SAMHSA maintains a website to help connect returning military and their families to local services. Several groups created by and for returning military and their families can also provide support and services:samhsa.gov/veterans-military-families/samhsas-efforts.
  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
  • TAPS provides ongoing emotional help, hope and healing to all who are grieving the death of a loved one in military service to America, regardless of relationship to the deceased, geography or circumstance of the death. TAPS provides peer-based support, crisis care, casualty casework assistance and grief and trauma resources 24 hours per day, 7 days per week at 800-959-TAPS (8277)