Veterans Resource Hub

 

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 to me at ABonner@dva.IN.gov if you know of any resources or agencies that can be added to this page.

 

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.

 

For Veterans' Day Weekend:
MILITARY WALLET: LISTING OF PLACES OFFERING MILITARY DISCOUNTS OVER VETERANS DAY
 
WORLD WAR 1 REMEMBRANCE AND PARTICIPATION INVITATION: DOWNLOAD THE APP TODAY (INFORMATION THROUGH THE TITLE LINK) AND ON 11/11 AT 11AM WE COME TOGETHER TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTENNIAL OF THE WWI ARMISTICE THROUGH THE BELLS OF PEACE TOLL.

 

Christmas Assistance
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

 

 

Christmas Assistance

Christmas is just a few months from now and there are several organizations that can assist with gifts for families who do not have the financial capability to provide this season. First, check with your child's school and local churches, community centers and trustee offices to see what options are available in your area. Deadlines are also quickly approaching so act fast if you need the assistance this Christmas.

United Christmas Service and the Salvation Army are working together with the Angel Tree program                                                                   
All Things Christmas                          
Merciful Help Center
Toys for Tots
Christmas Programs for Military Families in Need​


There are addidtional listings at: 

 

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)

 

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 
Community Healthplex
2018 Hero Membership Promotion 
After 2018, Military Active Duty & Veterans rates will apply
Comcast - affordable internet for low-income veterans  

 

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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 schoool eqivalency 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. 
  • 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 similiar 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
  • 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
  • United Way
  • Indy's Child
  • The Family Support Center, located at the Roudebush VA, has counseling available to veteran couples & families
  • 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
  • 4C of Southern Indiana provides child care resources and referral agency for Southwestern Indiana.
  • 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

 

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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

 

Multi- Service Day Centers

Emergency Night Shelters (For single Males)

Emergency Night Shelters (For Single Females)

Emergency Night Shelters (For families with Children)

Day shelter for youth/teens

Domestic Violence

Food Pantries

Clothing 

Homeless Initiative Program (HIP)

Wheeler Mission

Queen of Peace Shelter​​​

 

Dayspring Center

 

Outreach,Inc.

Julian Center

Second Helpings

Eastern, Northern & Central Indiana

Horizon House, Inc

 

Good News Mission

 

The Salvation Army Ruth Lilly Social Services

Holy Family Shelter

 

Stopover

 

 

 

Clothing Vouchers

Center Township Trustee

 

 

Wheeler Mission Care Center

 

 

 

 

 

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

HVAF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMVETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Legal

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Medical

  • 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
  • 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 and the MST team is available to help.
    • 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 similitar to theirs in other areas

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Military Records & Benefits

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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.

 

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Peer 2 Peer Support & Enrichment Groups

  • 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. Read more in this brochure.
  • Team RWB
  • Survivor Outreach Services - this organization is specialized in assisting families of fallen service members with various resouces to help them through the process of losing a loved one.
  • Groups for Women Veterans through the VA
  • 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, and Pike Township
  • 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 acivities 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

 

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Volunteering

Looking for other places? Try VolunteerMatch

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