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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home
Charlotte Hall Veterans Home is an assisted living and skilled nursing long-term care facility for Maryland veterans and eligible spouses who are unable to take care of themselves due to age or disability. Visit online for information on admissions and more.

eBenefits Portal
A combined effort of DOD and VA to improve communication to veterans, the eBenefits portal is an online resource that veterans can use to find and manage benefit-related information and to track their claims.

Free Training
The SkillSource Group Inc. offers free assistance with registration, training and computer needs, connecting veterans and their families to free Microsoft training. For information contact Lucy Aliaj or call 703-324-7659.

GI Bill
Get clear yet comprehensive guidance to help you make the most of your education benefits.

Healthcare Map
The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs has a searchable map including all MDVA and VA Maryland Health Care System locations.  Veterans can click on links for each location and search to see if they qualify for the Veterans Choice program using the 40-mile driving radius requirement. View the map here.

Maryland Veterans Program
 
Maryland's Commitment to Veterans offers assistance with crisis and emergency services, substance abuse, therapy, homelessness, unemployment and VA benefits. To learn more call 1-877-770-4801.

Military OneSource 
Military OneSource can help with just about any need including education, relocation, parenting, stress. Available by phone (1-800-342-9647) or online, this free service is provided by the Department of Defense for active-duty, Guard and Reserve service members and their families.

Mortgage Information 
Mortgageloan.com has a comprehensive consumer guide on housing and mortgages for veterans and active military that covers what VA loans are, their benefits, how to apply for one, special protections against foreclosure, etc.

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has a mortgage assistance program for veterans and active duty personnel. Special mortgage rates and significant down payment assistance are available for veterans and active duty military personnel and an even lower rate for disabled veterans. Applications must be received by May 30, 2014.

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans 
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has founded a National Call Center for Homeless Veterans hotline to ensure that homeless veterans or veterans at risk for homelessness have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. The hotline is intended to assist homeless veterans and their families utilize VA medical centers, federal, state and local partners, community agencies, service providers and others in the community. To be connected with a trained VA staff member call 1-877-4AID VET (877-424-3838).

National Caregiver Support Line
The Department of Veterans Affairs has a toll-free National Caregiver Support Line (1-855-260-3274) for caregivers who provide support at home for veterans. Licensed clinical social workers are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. and Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. eastern time to hear caregivers’ concerns and link them to the caregiver support coordinator at their local VA medical center.

Network of Care
The Network of Care for Veterans & Service Members serves Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties and is a one-stop-shop for virtually all services, information, support, advocacy and much more.

Operation Warrior Refuge 
Operation Warrior Refuge Inc. is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) founded in 2013 by Sarah Williams (Army combat veteran) Diane McKissicK (EAGALA certified therapist with over 10 years of experience) and Julie Devine (EAGALA Certified therapist and horse specialist) to bring high quality, accessible therapy to Veterans and First Responders in Southern Maryland area.

Southern Maryland Battle Buddies
Southern Maryland Battle Buddies is a veteran service organization dedicated to providing returning veterans with a place where they can find help with whatever challenges they encounter while reintegrating into civilian life. It provides assistance with medical, educational and psychological concerns and employment referrals.

Suicide Prevention
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has now set up a chat service. The mental health clinicians are there if you or someone you know is in emotional crisis. The clinicians will only provide information on services, guidance and assistance, and helpful online resources via Veterans Chat. Veterans may use Veterans Chat without identifying themselves or revealing any personal information unless they choose to do so.

Vet Center Program
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues.

Veteran CareGiver 
Veteran CareGiver was developed in response to expressed challenges by families who are caring for veterans. Veteran CareGiver was created to fill requests for acknowledgement, information on training and resources, coping skills and active support from others who share the challenges as caregivers for America's veterans.

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