Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 510
The Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 510 in Northern New Jersey, is part of
the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
the largest United States Congressionally Chartered National Service Organization,
exclusively devoted to Vietnam and Vietnam Era Veterans. Our goal is to foster,
encourage and promote improvement of the condition of Vietnam Veterans and their
families. We bring together people, without regard to race, religion, or sex, who
shared a common experience and any adult who wants to be an Associate Member to
help further the association's goals.
September is National Suicide Awareness Month
During Suicide Prevention Month and year-round, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) works to raise awareness of the Veterans Crisis Line among Veterans, Service members, their families and friends, and their communities.
Free, confidential crisis support from the Veterans Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, for Veterans, Service members, and their loved ones.
********** ATTENTION ALL VETERANS **********
The VA has just released information regarding the NEW VA "Veterans Choice Card".
In short, the Cards will be made available to Veterans CURRENTLY enrolled in the VA HealthCare System "... as of August 1, 2014 or eligible to enroll as a recently discharged combat veteran ...".
The purpose of the Veterans Choice Card is to provide eligible Veterans with necessary Health Care at non-VA facilities if the Veteran is unable to receive the care at a VA facility within certain criteria (see details in the links below).
PLEASE NOTE: These documents may take some time to download, so be patient.
Through our associations with VFW
, American Legion Post #174, DAV, and others, we are open and committed to helping our returning OIF/OEF Veterans as they return Home from the
Global War on Terror. If you are an OIF/OEF Veteran and need some help, or guidance through the VA maze, come to one of our meetings and we'll do our best to help you!
To Our Returning Iraq & Afghanistan Troops
WELCOME HOME and THANK YOU!
you are a veteran in emotional crisis and need help RIGHT
call this toll-free number 1-800-273-8255, available 24/7, and
tell them you are a veteran. All calls are confidential [more
Veterans Affairs Suicide Hotline Begins
To ensure veterans with emotional crises have round-the-clock access to trained professionals, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has begun operation of a national suicide prevention hotline for veterans. To operate the national hotline, VA is partnering with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Veterans can call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press "1" to reach the VA hotline, which will be staffed by mental health professionals in Canandaigua, N.Y. who will work closely with local VA mental health providers to help callers.
Help for New Jersey Veterans returning from OIF/OEF Duty
Check out the State of New Jersey Department of Military Affairs
Help for Veterans returning from the Iraq/Afghan war
Check out Afterdeployment.org
* a new wellness resource site developed by DoD and VA Service Members, Veterans, and Military Families. If you've deployed, or know someone who has, you know that spending time in a war zone means being changed in some way. Some of these changes are good. But some of these changes may be causing problems for you or for someone you know. Having problems after a deployment is normal.
VFW Post 6255 Needs Our Support
VFW Post 6255 continues to NEED the Support of VVA Chapter 510. To find out more about VFW Post 6255, go to www.VFW6255.org