Assistance for struggling military members and vets

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Assistance for struggling military members and vets

by Wendy McNamara
Indiana is dedicated to helping the men and women who served or are currently serving in the military. With assistance for housing, legal and other services, there are several organizations here to help.
Military Assistance Project:
The Military Assistance Project provides struggling Hoosier veterans, military members and their families with free legal services. This program specializes in civil cases such as wills, guardianship, document preparation and more. Military Family Relief Fund:
Indiana’s Military Family Relief Fund can help Hoosier veterans and their families with expenses related to housing, utilities, food, and medical and transportation costs. Eligibility requirements and the application can be found here.

County Veterans Service Offices:

County Veterans Service Offices work in partnership with the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and various veteran service organizations to connect veterans, military members and their families to benefits and assistance. To find an office near you, click here.

988 and the Veterans Crisis Line:

For 24/7, confidential crisis support, veterans or their loved ones can dial 988 then press one or send a text to 838255 for the Veterans Crisis Line. Callers do not have to be enrolled in veteran benefits or health care to connect. Hoosiers can also visit veteranscrisisline.net and join a chat with a VA responder. Please share these helpful resources with service members and veterans you know, so that we can increase awareness and provide help and hope to those who may be struggling. If you’re a current or former member of the military and need help navigating state resources, please contact me at h76@iga.in.gov or 317-232-9600.

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