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Don't know where to start? Oklahoma 2-1-1 can provide resource suggestions to fit your needs. Dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211 to be connected. To be connected with a resource specialist online, visit the 2-1-1 Chat platform. As well, you can review the 2-1-1 resource list on their webpage.


Support for Veterans and Their Families

Immediate Resources

VA Veterans Crisis Line -The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans and Service members in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Call or text 1-800-273-8255 or visit their website to chat online.

Salvation Army - For emergency homeless shelters to long-term housing assistance, The Salvation Army provides a wide array of services to those facing challenges.

The Homeless AllianceThe Homeless Alliance is a resource available to all Oklahoma residents. The organization operates several housing programs for families with children and coordinates a community effort to house veterans and people who are chronically homeless. They offer a day shelter, meals, and comprehensive social services.

To check for bed availability, call (405) 415-8410 or visit the agency Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM at 1724 NW 4th Street Oklahoma City OK 73106

Homeless Veterans Resource CenterThe Oklahoma City VA Health Care System offers a Resource Center that supplies veterans with immediate food and shelter, showers, health and dental care, mental health treatment, and other resources. For more information, view their list of services and care coordinators.

Visit the center at 1301 NE 14th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73401 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. 

Homeless Veteran Crisis Line - Call 1 (877) 424-4848 or visit the Homeless Veteran Chat to access confidential, 24/7 support. An agent will be available to assist homeless veterans or veterans at-risk of being homeless access resources and services. 

Mission NormanMission Norman has free food available immediately to those in need. They also provide other services, such as gas vouchers for doctor's appointments or job interviews and rent/utility assistance. Visit Mission Norman at 2525 E Lindsey Norman OK 73071 or give them a call at (405) 321.8880 during their hours of operation:

Monday-Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM and

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Thursday: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Food and ShelterFood and Shelter offers breakfast and lunch to anyone who is hungry. When supplies allow, Food and Shelter can also assist with food boxes for families who are unable to buy groceries themselves.

Visit Food and Shelter at 201 Reed Ave Norman, OK 73071 Monday through Sunday for breakfast at 8:30 AM or for lunch at 11:00 AM. No reservation is necessary.

City Rescue MissionCity Rescue Mission provides emergency help in the form of food and shelter. The shelter is available to assist 24/7.

City Rescue Mission’s trained Case Management staff works with over 70 local agencies to provide access to coordinated services.

To check for bed availability, call (405) 232-2709 or visit the agency at 914 W. California Ave Oklahoma City. 

Mental Health Resources 

Cohens Veteran NetworkThe Cohen Veterans Network seeks to provide mental health care to post-9/11 veterans, active duty (with a Tricare referral), and their family members. CVN works to strengthen mental health outcomes and complement existing support. The organization offers brief, client-centered therapy for a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, adjustment issues, anger, grief and loss, family issues, transition challenges, relationship problems, and children’s behavioral problems.

NorthCareNorthCare offers a variety of services for children, adults, and families, designed to help you, your child, and your family recover from mental illness, substance use, trauma, or crisis to live a life in recovery. You can fill out this form and someone will call you back within the next business day. As well, you can call (405) 858-2700 and schedule an appointment or walk-in Monday – Thursday 8:00am-3:00pm or Friday 8:00am-12:00pm.


NorthCare provides 24/7 intervention for all ages in Oklahoma and Logan Counties for persons who feel out of control or have thoughts of suicide, harming themselves or hurting others by calling (405)858-2700

VA Health Care SystemVeterans with a rating for mental health can receive treatment in any enrolled VA Health Care system. Veterans without a rating may also be eligible for some treatment and/or counseling. Call (877) 222-8387 to locate your local center.

If you are located in the Oklahoma City metro area, call the Oklahoma City Vet Center at (405) 456-5184 or visit them at:

6804 Robinson Avenue

Suite B

Oklahoma City, OK 73116

VA Claims Resources

VA Benefits and Health Care Access and manage your VA benefits in the VA Benefits and Health Care Portal. You’ll find links for Health Care, Disability, Education and Records.


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs also provides a search engine for forms to file for their benefits and programs. For questions or assistance, call 1-800-827-1000. 

National Archives The Department of National Archives provides instructions for veterans to request military service records online, by mail, or by fax. They also have information on how to request health and medical records.​

Employment Resources

Volunteers of America - Volunteers of America Oklahoma Veterans Employment Services is tailored to meet the unique needs of veterans who are unemployed or under-employed. The program assists veterans to apply skills and traits attained in military service to new civilian employment opportunities. Volunteers of America provides mentoring, job application and resume assistance, employer referrals and job matching, vocational training, transportation assistance, tools/clothing assistance, legal and mental healthservices, job training, and mentoring. View their whole list of services to see what they have to offer. 

To apply, contact OKCVETERANSERVICES@VOAOK.ORG or fill out their application.

Veteran Readiness and Employment  - Veteran Readiness and Employment (formerly called Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) is available for veterans who have a service-connected disability that limits their ability to work or prevents them from working. This program—also known as Chapter 31 or VR&E—helps veterans explore employment options and address education or training needs. In some cases, veteran family members may also qualify for certain benefits. Vist the VA's page on Veteran Readiness and Employment to learn how to apply.

OKNG Employment Coordination Program  - The Oklahoma National Guard Employment Coordination Program offers Civilian Employment Assistance. Members of the Oklahoma National Guard and their family members can access resources to assist with resume building and review, civilian job searches, interview coaching, career advice, and education advice. For more information, contact Michael Laird at  (405) 475-1996 or

Veterans Upward Bound  - Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a free college-prep program that provides skills and advice to help qualified military veterans achieve their academic goals. The program prepares veterans to enroll in a postsecondary school (university, community college, or vocational/technical programs).

For more information, contact Academic Specialist for Veterans Michael Lummus at (405) 425-8867 or

Food and Housing

CareerOneStop's - Visit CareerOneStop’s Veteran and Military Transition Center to learn more about accessing employment-related services for veterans. You’ll also find resources to help you:

  • Match your military skills and experiences to civilian careers

  • Search for jobs in your local area or across the United States

  • Learn about and access other benefits for veterans


Are you the spouse of a service member? Find employment, education, and relocation resources just for military spouses.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families - Goodwill Industries of Oklahoma Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program Supportive Services(SSVF) exists to provide temporary supportive services to very low-income Veteran families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Through SSVF rapid re-housing and homelessness prevention services, veteran households will be supported in maintaining long-term housing stability. View their programs and services on their webpage to see what they have to offer.

For more information, contact Mike Premo at (405) 600-4693.

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma - The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma supplies a Food Pantry Locator and assists individuals in applying for SNAP Benefits. Visit their Food and Resource Center at 2635 N. Shields Blvd Moore, OK

For additional information or assistance, contact them at 405-972-1111

Other Claims Assistance

The process we have in place for claims might not be the most suitable for every veteran, and you might be concerned that the delay for an appointment could affect your claim. We’d like to provide you with a list of alternative organizations that we’re aware of, which can assist you in preparing and submitting your claim at no cost.

Other Claims Assistance.PNG

Serving Veterans and Their Families

The Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation exists to live out its mission of serving military veterans and their families by sharing its collective knowledge and experience to help with the Veterans Administration claims process. We make this possible through our different programs that uplift veteran families and provide them with the benefits and resources they deserve.

Claim Assistance Program - The Process

The Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation's Claim Assistance Program walks veterans and their families through every step of the VA Disability Claims Process from start to finish. Beginning in our computer lab or on our website to sign necessary forms to working side-by-side with one of our highly experienced team members to review evidence and file your claim, you and your family will be taken care of every step of the way. 

Emergency Aid Program

The Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation's Emergency Aid Program provides veterans and their families with referrals and resources for food, housing, immediate mental health help, employment, and other critical needs. The program offers medical vouchers for veterans displaying financial need to attend diagnostic medical appointments, emergency rent and utility assistance, and medical equipment. 

Out of the 2,922 veterans and military family members who received services from the Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation in 2021, 39.49% received referrals and resources for other critical needs outside of claims assistance.

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