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WELCOME TO IDVA'S VETERAN RESOURCE HUB

There are so many times we can get stuck looking for resources and it is very overwhelming to sift through all the information produced from an internet search. This page acts as a filter so that you can find the resources you're looking for, either with a direct link to the site or PDFs that offer additional information. Many of these places we have worked with before to assist with services outside of our agency.

If you do not find a resource in your area you can go to Connect2Help or call 211 to filter your needs based on your area.

Please send me an email at ABonner@dva.IN.gov if you know of any resources or agencies that can be added to this page or in the event there is incorrect information or broken links.

 

If you or someone you know is having a crisis or harmful thoughts/actions, please call the Veterans Crisis Line:  1-800-273-8255 and press 1. You can also text to 838255 or chat onlineAll means of correspondence are confidential and anonymous.

 

 


Discounts
Education
Employment
Family, Youth & Elders
Financial Assistance
Financial Guidance
Home Ownership, Modifications & Repairs
Homelessness & Transitional Housing
Legal
Medical
Military
Miscellaneous
Peer 2 Peer Support
Volunteering

 

 

Discounts

*you will need to present verification of military service*

 

Military Discounts Offered by Stores, Services and Online Sites (Military Benefits)
Military Offers (ID.me)
The 130 Best Military Discounts (Deal News)
Military Discounts From 230+ Stores & Services (Brad's Deals)
Everyday Veterans Discounts & Services (American Legion)
The 145+ Best Military and Veteran Discounts in 2019


Looking for services from a Veteran Owned Business? Look to see what's available through the Indiana VeteranOwnedBusiness.com Directory

 

For Indiana

Hot Topic (10% discount)

Journey's Shoes (10% discount) Shoot Point Blank - Thursday's are $9/half hr handgun lane
NCAA Hall of Champions (free admission) Lowe's (10% discount) Applied Ballistic Systems (50% off lane rental)
Michael's (10% discount) Jiffy Lube (10% discount) TGIF (10% discount)
SkyZone ($1 off admission price) SkyDive Indy ($189)     Children's Museum (10% off admission)
Shoe Carnival (10% discount)

Discount Tire

Cinnabon (10% discount) 
ClimbTime (free gear rental) Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum 
(free admission & track tour)
Buffalo Wild Wings (10% discount)
Sally Beauty Supply (free club card)  Hooters (20% discount) Culvers (15% discount) 
Once Upon A Child (15% discount) O'Reilly Auto Parts Payless Shoe Store (10% discount)
Auto Zone (10% discount) Chick Fil A (20% discount)       White Castle (10% discount)   
Midas (10% discount)   The Buckle (10% discount)   American Eagle Outfitters (10% off highest price item)
Denny's (10% discount) ​Old Navy (10% discount)  IHOP (10% discount) 
Don Pablo's (15% discount) Layflat Massage ($45/1 hr. massage) Myotherapy Massage ($5 off 1/2 hr or $10 off an hour)
Eiteljorg Museum ($2 off) All Fired Up! (50% discount studio fee)  Paintball Indiana ($5 off admission)
Coldstone Creamery (10% discount) Fastimes ($5 off for active duty) Great Times (10% discount)
Bridal Boutique/Mr. Penguin Tuxedo ($60 off tux rental/30% off dresses) YMCA​   Fundae's Ice Cream & Sweets 
Comcast - affordable internet for low-income veterans PJ's College of Cosmetology  

 

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Education

  • The Department of Workforce Development offers information on how to advance your education, and expand career opportunities, by providing high school equivalency testing and other training to get you started on a career path at multiple locations
  • With multiple locations, The Excel Center offers tuition-free education to earn your high school diploma through flexible schedules
  • The Office for Veterans and Military Personnel at IUPUI offers specialized staff who understand and wish to accommodate to those who have served and their families
  • Central Indianapolis Ivy Tech - Indy Women In Technology (IWiT) offers women who are interested in a stable and advanced technological career the opportunity to attend classes, tuition free, while also providing other expenses that may hinder someone from attending, such as child care & transportation. 
  • Search for apprenticeships in your area through the Presidential Executive Order to expand apprenticeships throughout the States

 

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Employment

 

  • Search through our Veteran Opportunity Partners to see if there is something for you in your area that is hiring right now!
    • Not sure about how your resume looks or need additional helping finding a career? Our employment team is here to help - complete the online application and a team member will get back with you. 
    • What we use to help you: O*Net helps convert military experience in to civilian understanding
    • Not sure what you want to do or what your options are? Google has implemented a way to search careers based off your MOS. Simply enter "job for (MOS) veterans" in the Google search.
  • Look for career opportunities through some of these sites:
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. See if you are eligible for VR&E or other similar services.
  • Don't let a felony stop you from having a stable job - there are felon-friendly employers you can reach out to see if they are hiring
  • Google Launches New Tools to Help U.S. Veterans Find Jobs & Promote Businesses - read more in the Forbes article
  • Are you facing unemployment and don't know how to file? Visit this Indiana Department of Workforce Development's "File for Unemployment" page to learn more
  • Home Helpers Home Care provides the ultimate employment opportunity for trailing family members, and our partnership with MSEP (Military Spouse Employment Partnership) helps qualifies military family members to find careers with local Home Helpers offices

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Family, Youth & Elders

  • WIC is a nutrition program that offers food essentials, referral and resources to families that have expecting moms through a child of the age of 5
  • Mission: Youth Outreach through the Boys & Girls Club provides a free membership to children ages 6-18 of a National Guard, Reserve or Active Duty service member
  • Assistance League: Operation School Bell helps children (K-5) in need of school clothing
  • The Family Support Center, located at the Roudebush VA, has counseling available to veteran couples & families from a licensed military & family counselor
  • VA Caregiver Support offers services, resources and information to the caregiver of veterans.
  • Indiana Family Helpline offers resources to families in need of items such as clothing, housing, job training, food, pregnancy & women's health, etc.  They can be contacted at 1-855-HELP-1ST (1-855-435-7178) between the hours of 7:30AM - 5:00PM, Monday through Friday.
  • If you're caring for a loved one at home, Just Friends Adult Day Services, which is located in Columbus, offers a variety of services for the person they care for, along with the caregiver. 
  • Child Care Assistance: You may be eligible for assistance based on your employment or military status
  • You may qualify for Child Care Aware services, which offers financial assistance to families that are actively serving.
  • The Air Force Home Community Care Program is for Air National Guard or Air Force Reservists that are needing child care during drill weekend.
  • Emergency Assistance, Education Support and Community Programs are offered through Air Force Aid Society
  • About Special Kids' resource directory has an extensive listing for parents looking for help with special needs children
  • 4C of Southern Indiana provides child care resources and referral agency for Southwestern Indiana.
  • The Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program offer assistance with free or low-cost counseling, mentorship, food & clothing needs, camp & recreational opportunities, and much more to parents and children.
  • Reconnection Workshops (Red Cross)
  • Home Helpers Home Care is partnered with Patriot Angels and Veteran Care Coordination (VCC) provide help with advocacy information so veterans know their benefits and can more easily access care. Veterans can use these services to obtain the Pension with Aid & Attendance benefit. Learn more about their in-home care assistance locations and services through their website, Home Helper
  • Family Focus Inc. programs offer assistance to families to further the structure of building healthy families, dealing with crisis situations, incorporating father engagement services, and many other counseling services. (Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper, Newton, Starke, Pulaski, and Marshall Counties)

  • Indiana Resource Center for Autism - find resources and information pertinent to individuals who are on the autism spectrum.

  • Free parenting course modules and phone app are available through Parenting for Service Members & Veterans.

  • Parenting advise and information is available through the articles, blogs and information for service members and their families with Veteran Parenting.

  • CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions provide services, such as resources, transportation, home modifications and caregiver/care management for elderly

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Financial Assistance
 

 

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Financial Guidance

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Home Ownership, Modifications & Repairs

 

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Homelessness & Transitional Housing


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Legal

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Medical & Mental Health

  • Medical centers are located at Roudebush VA Medical Center, VA Northern Indiana Health Care, and many smaller clinics
    • Information about how to enroll & receive health care, federal benefits, burials, and resources that you may be eligible to receive
    • Enroll in VA Health Care by email, phone, mail or in-person
    • Register on MyHealtheVet to correspond with your doctors through secure messaging, reorder prescriptions, and download your VA health records
  • Kokomo Acute Care Treatment Team (620 North Bell Street, 46901) is available TUES & WED from 8:00AM - 3:30PM
  • There are programs to help those who have experienced Military Sexual Trauma. You are not alone and do not have to heal your trauma by yourself. The VA Programs & Services are available as well as the MST team to help the men and women who have suffered.
    • Location: VAMC, D 5025
  • National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics offers a search of clinics in your area
  • Gennesaret Free Clinics provide medical and dental care to those who are unable to afford insurance or are homeless (Marion County)
  • IU School of Dentistry: 1121 W. Michigan St. provides dental care by students under a dentist's supervision. Services typically are available for fees lower than those charged by private dentists. Most insurance companies are accepted. Cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB and Discover Cards are accepted. For information, call (317) 274-7433 option #1. (Marion County)
  • Indianapolis Mobile Vet Center offers one-on-one support to veterans and their families with counseling, referrals and guidance. Although there are specific counties they serve (Marion, Franklin, Fayette, Union, Wayne, Henry, Rush, Decatur, Madison, Hancock, Shelby, Tipton, Hamilton, Johnson, Clinton, Boone, Hendricks, Morgan, Montgomery, Putnam, Clay, Vigo, Parke, Fountain, Vermillion), they may have resources similar to theirs in other areas
  • Educational Guide About Veterans & Substance Abuse provided by DrugRehab.com
  • Hamilton Center has 12 locations which offer assistance for a wide variety of mental health assistance programs, to include Terre Haute's MVPs (Military Veteran Program) for families, students and PTSD
  • Do you have hearing loss that makes it difficult to talk with friends and family over the phone? See if you qualify for a free CapTel (Captioned Telephone) when you submit a form completed with third party certification.
  • If you are low-income and needing medical treatment, HealthNet may be able to assist with your medical and dental needs. (Marion)
  • VA Caregiver Support offers services, resources and information to the caregiver of veterans.
  • If you or someone you know is suffering mental health, addiction or substance abuse concerns, Start Moving Forward help find the facilities and resources to fit those needs.
  • PTSD coaching and the National Center for PTSD is available for those experiencing trauma with tools, support and treatment information.
  • With multiple locations throughout the state, Centerstone provides mental health and addiction/abuse counseling as well as community researched resources.
  • Income based healthcare may be available through ASPIN
  • Do you know if you qualify for Supplemental Social Income? Whether you're a wounded warrior, or have a child who may be eligible, the benefit eligibility screening tool will provide guidance if do or do not qualify.

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Military Records & Benefits

Specific Identifiable Groups

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Miscellaneous

  • Empowering Patriots - assists with veterans who are suffering the effects of PTSD, TBI, MST and other physical or psychological disabilities by connecting them with rescued dogs and providing various dog training programs at no cost to them or their families
  • Transportation Assistance - IndyGo is now offering FREE fixed route rides to Veterans (directions are on the PDF link)
  • If you are needing assistance with your current situation, try Military OneSource for 24/7 access to online and telephonic information. Even if a person is not eligible for services, you will receive a resource or suggestion for additional information.
  • Make The Connection offers multiple resources and information available to veterans, those currently serving and their family members
  • In your most difficult time of burying a loved one,there are funeral homes able to assist you through this process

 

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Peer 2 Peer Support, Enrichment Groups & Alternative Therapy

  • Warrior's Hope (Greenwood)
  • Operation Combat Bikesaver (Crown Point)
  • Indiana Vet to Vet Inc. - search for peer support groups in your area. These groups offer a safe environment to interact with other veterans. 
  • Team RWB
  • Survivor Outreach Services - this organization is specialized in assisting families of fallen service members with various resources to help them through the process of losing a loved one.
  • Groups for Women Veterans 
  • Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program that is a safe place for attendees to discuss their struggles. You can find a location near you
  • YES to Vets Yoga offers yoga sessions for veterans and their families at no cost. The locations are in Speedway,  Nora, the Benjamin Harrison YMCA and the Pike Township YMCA.
  • Little Red Door works with children and adults who have been diagnosed with cancer. They offer many different resources and events throughout the year, to include a Family Camp for children (under 18) who've been diagnosed with cancer and live in Indiana. This camp focuses on family connection and has many different activities such as swimming, archery, rock climbing and much more
  • JOSH (Just Out Saving Hearts) was established in an effort to bring awareness and resources so that lives can be saved when options of hope are known
  • Find a Fleet Reserve Association to join and spend time with a community of other sea services personnel (Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard)
  • Indiana Marine For Life offers monthly networking opportunity events and assistance to Marines & their family members who are looking to pursue a career, education and business ownership (Marines, Fleet Marine Force Navy Corpsman, Fleet Marine Force Chaplains and their Spouses)
  • Pass The Torch For Women Foundation offers women a community to grow through professional mentorship for leadership and development. You can learn more by going to their website.

 

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Volunteering

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