Coummunity Support for Veterans and Their Families.
View our list of resources for mental health, education, employment, and other assistance unique to the needs of military families.
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.
Mental Health Resources
Cohen Veterans Network
The 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.
The Cohen Veterans Network has a clinic in Lawton, Oklahoma. To locate a clinic near you and learn more about services click HERE.
NorthCare 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 System
Veterans 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
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
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.
VA Claims Resources
VA Benefits and Healthcare
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.
Career One Stop
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.
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 Michael.Lummus@redlandscc.edu
Dress for Success
The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success Oklahoma City provides each client with professional attire to secure employment and programs that furnish women with confidence and knowledge that shape the direction they take and what success means to them. To learn more about the programs they offer, view their available client services.
For information on referrals to the Dress for Success Oklahoma City Suiting Program or Career Center, contact Kaitlyn Lavielle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 health
services, job training, and mentoring. View their whole list of services to see what they have to offer.
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 email@example.com
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.
Homeless Veterans Resource Center
The 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.
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.
The Homeless Alliance
The 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
City Rescue Mission
City 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.
Mission 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
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
For additional information or assistance, contact them at 405-972-1111
Food and Shelter
Food 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.