Helplines

Helplines Offering Information and Assistance

Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) 800-581-9437 Works hand-in-hand with the Air Force Survivor Assistance Program and Airman and Family Readiness Centers to ensure Airmen and families receive professional support and care from the point of injury, through separation or retirement, for life; hours are M–F, 6:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (CT).

American Red Cross 877-272-7337 Provides immediate assistance for emergency communications services and financial assistance, information and referral, and deployment services.

Caregiver Support Line 855-260-3274 Connects caregivers with someone who offers answers, instead of endless menu options; local caregiver support can also be found online at www.caregiver.va.gov; hours are M–F, 8:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. (ET), and Saturday 10:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. (ET).

Coaching into Care 888-823-7458 Offers a free and confidential coaching service to help callers discover new ways to talk with their veteran about their concerns and treatment options; hours are M–F, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. (ET).

Defense Centers of Excellence 866-966-1020 Outreach Center (Includes online chat at www.dcoe.health.mil/Families/ Help and email at resources@dcoeoutreach.org) Provides access to health resource consultants with expertise in psychological health and traumatic brain injury.

DoD Safe Helpline Sexual Assault Support 877-995-5247 (Includes texting at 55247 and online chat at SafeHelpline.org) Offers personalized advice and support; connects callers to sexual assault response coordinators, civilian rape crisis centers, the suicide prevention helpline, or Military OneSource.

DSTRESS Line 877-476-7734 (Includes online chat at DStressLine.com) Provides professional, anonymous counseling for Marines, attached Sailors, and families when needed most.

Federal Recovery Coordination Team 877-732-4456 Develops an individualized recovery plan; to qualify be referred by a member of your multi-disciplinary team, your commander, recovering warrior program, or through self-referral.

Fort Family Outreach and Support 866-345-8248 Provides relevant information and responsive support for Army Reserve Soldiers and families.

InTransition Mental Health Coaching and Support 800-424-4877 Assists Service members receiving mental health treatment make a transition between health care systems or providers by connecting them to the right resources.

Marine Corps Sergeant Merlin German Wounded Warrior Call Center 877-487-6299 Conducts outreach calls to offer assistance; assists Marines, families, and caregivers with benefits and referrals.

Military Crisis Line 800-273-8255 (Includes texting at 838255 and chat at veteranscrisisline.net) Hotline to help yourself or someone you know who might be in danger, or be a danger to others.

Military OneSource Wounded Warrior Specialty Consultations 800-342-9647 Primary telephone resource for recovering warriors and their families; provides specialty consultation services; access to immediate assistance.

Military Spouse Employment Partnerships 800-342-9647 Provides career exploration opportunities; education and training to help identify academic, licensing, or credentialing requirements; employment readiness assistance; and employment connections; Spouse Career Center from M–F, 7:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. (ET), and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (ET).

My HealtheVet 1-877-327-0022 Provides access to the VA’s Personal Health Record via a toll-free number; M–F, 6:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. (CT)

National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-7990-SAFE (7233) (Email available at thehotline.org) Provides anonymous crisis intervention.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255) (Includes online chat at suicidepreventionlifeline.org and texting at 838255) Helps distressed warriors find a reason to keep living; connects individuals to a skilled, trained counselor at a local crisis center.

Navy Wounded Warrior-Safe Harbor Call Center 855-NAVY-WWP Provides personalized support and assistance to wounded, ill, or injured Sailors and their families.

OEF/OIF/OND Care Management Program 877-222-8387 Helps Service members and caregivers navigate local VA programs during their transition.

PTSD Treatment Help 877-259-5637 (Includes online chat at PTSDtreatmentHelp.com) Helps with domestic violence and PTSD; offers free, brief, and confidential assessment.

Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network 800-656-HOPE (4673) (Includes online chat at ohl.rainn.org/online) Provides crisis intervention and support; information about medical issues; and referrals to resources in your area.

TRICARE’s Smoking QuitLine North Region: 866-459-8766, South Region: 877-414-9949, West Region: 888-713-4597(Includes online chat at www.ucanquit2. org/en/HowToQuit/LiveChat.aspx) All non-Medicare-eligible beneficiaries can receive assistance with smoking cessation through TRICARE’s toll-free Smoking Quitline, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays.

USSOCOM Care Coalition Program 877-372-3039 Provides opportunity for career transition for Special Operations Forces wounded, ill, or injured Service members who may not meet medical requirements of their Service.

Vet Center Combat Call Center 877-WAR-VETS (927-8387) A confidential call center where combat veterans and their families can talk with a staff of peers.

Veterans Benefits Administration 800-827-1000 Portal for veteran health care, benefit programs, and services.

Veteran Crisis Hotline 800-273-8255(Includes texting at 838255 and online chat at veteranscrisisline.net) Call this hotline if there is a crisis or you are worried someone is in danger.

Vets 4 Warriors 855-838-8255 (Includes online chat at vets4warriors.com; email contactus@vets4warriors.com) Offers a confidential peer support service and does not discuss calls with the military, VA, or anyone else.

Women Veterans Call Center 855-VA-WOMEN (829-6636) Provides a single avenue for women veterans to get the help they need.

Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline  800-948-8523 (Includes email at wsfsupport@conus.army.mil) Offers wounded, ill, and/or injured Soldiers and their families a way to share concerns on the quality of patient care.

Wounded Warrior Project Resource Center 888-997-2586 (Includes email resourcecenter@woundedwarriorproject.org) A contact center that actively reaches out to warriors and caregivers; M–F, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (ET).