Resilience, Risk Reduction, Suicide Prevention

The Virginia National Guard R3SP Program provides resources and education to all Soldiers, Airmen, Family members and civilian employees to combat high risk behaviors. The end state is a healthy organization that is resilient, knowledgeable regarding high risk behaviors, educated on stress reduction measures and aware of available Soldier-Family-employee support network resources.

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Military and Veteran Resources

Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Vets4Warriors provides 24/7 support to Veterans and their families by connecting them to resources and support they need to achieve their goals, manage stress and build resilience. (855) 838-8255

Virginia Wounded Warrior Program serves Virginia veterans of any era by assistaning with psychological health, traumatic brain injury services, housing, financial planning and access to local support groups. (877) 285-1299

Real Warriors promotes building resilience, facilitates recovery and supports reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families. (866) 966-1020

inTransition provides coaching and support to Soldiers receiving mental health care while going through a change in duty status, relocation or returning to civilian life. (800) 424-7877

eBenefits is an online portal sponsored by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs for Veterans, service members and families to research, find, access and manage such things as the Montgomery G.I. Bill, disabilities, records requests, medical benefits and dependent status.

Make the Connection connects Veterans and their friends and family members with information, resources and solutions to issues affecting their lives.

T2 Virtual PTSD Experience is an immersive, interactive learning experience based on Second Life designed to educate visitors about combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder. The environment includes inforamtion to help visitors determine whether they or a loved on is in need of care and how to access that care.

afterdeployment provides self-care solutions targetting post-traumatic stress, depression, substance abuse, suicide and other behavioral health challenges commonly faced after a deployment.

National Resource Directory connects service members and families to national, state and local programs and services. (800) 342-9647

Virginia 2-1-1 provides assistance for finding food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. (800) 230-6977 or 2-1-1

Virginia Family Assistance Centers

Crisis Intervention

CrisisLink brings immediate help, hope and healing to empower individuals facing serious life challenges, suicidal thoughts, emotional or situational problems.

Veterans Crisis Line


Hero2Hired offers National Guard service members access to military friendly companies, career exploration tools, military-to-civilian skills translations, education and training resources, as well as a mobile app.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve facilitates positive relationships between National Guard members and their employers, increases awareness of applicable laws and policies and resolves service member / employer conflicts.

Job Connection Education Program helps Guard members and their spouses find employment and careers.

iVET increases employment for those with military service and helps them achieve work-life balance as they transition to the workforce.

Virginia Family Assistance Centers


Virginia Family Assistance Centers provides one-stop assistance for such things as TRICARE, DEERS, ID Cards, financial and legal assistance, community outreach, referral and crisis intervention. (804) 236-7859

Military Tutor provides free 24/7 online homework and studying assistance from professional tutors in more than 16 subjects to members of the National Guard.

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. (800) 622-HELP (4357)

Virginia Army National Guard Substance Abuse Program provides referral services to Soldiers and Families needing support with substance use and abuse concerns. (434) 298-5363

Addiction Center is an online educational portal for veterans and non-veterans struggling with drug and/or alcohol addicitons. The Addiction Center provides useful information on treatment options, support groups and questions about rehabilitation programs.


Virginia National Guard Foundation, Inc. provides no intereset loans to members of the Virginia National Guard, their families and full-time employees experiencing financial difficulties. (804) 714-4100

MilitaryOneSource provides access to policies, procedures, timely articles, cutting-edge social media tools and support related to Families, deployment finances, substance abuse, financial planning resources.

Virginia Family Assistance Centers  are considered one-stop assistance for those who need services and support. Through partnerships with agencies such as Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, the Red Cross and other local and national organizations and working closely with military personnel such as chaplains, commanders, JAG Officers and Volunteers, the Family Assistance Center Specialists are able to provide the very best assistance possible. Some of the areas in which a FAC staff can provide assistance includes but is not limited to; TRICARE, DEERS, ID Cards, financial and legal assistance, Community Outreach/referral and Crisis Intervention and referral.

Sexual Assault

DoD Safe Helpline provides 24/7 live, one-on-one support and information that is confidential, anonymous, secure and available worldwide. (877) 995-5247

DoD Safe HelpRoom provides peer-to-peer support for sexual assault survivors in the military to connect with one another in a moderated and secure online environment.

Army SHARP Program provides prevention and survivor resources for the Army’s Sexual Harrassment and Assault Reporting Program.

Suicide Prevention

Defense Suicide Prevention Office provides links to various resources and official prevention pages of different military organizations.

Virginia Army National Guard Suicide Prevention Program provides education, intervention and post-event care. (434) 298-6149

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention promotes understanding and prevention of suicide through research, education and advocacy. (888) 333-AFSP (2377) provides resources to people searching for an inpatient suicide and addiction recovery programs geared towards developing coping skills to improve lives without drugs or alcohol. (888) 249-7292

Behavioral Health

National Guard Psychological Health Program provides behavioral health services and resources to Soldiers including assessment, clarification of benefits, case management and referral, command consultations, advocacy and education. (434) 292-2402

Give an Hour provides licensed mental health professionals provide free counseling services, for as long as help is needed, to members of the military, veterans and their loved ones.

Defense Centers for Excellent Outreach Center is a 24/7 resource to help Soldiers and Families for psychological health and traumatic brain injury issues. (866) 966-1020

Grief and Loss

TAPS is a 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for anyone who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death. (800) 959-8277

Survivor Outreach Services is the official Army program designed to provide long-term support to suriving Families of Fallen Soldiers. (866) 272-5841