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Here are some links that can help provide services to our Active Duty, Veterans and their families:


URGENT:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) 24/7

Homeless Veterans Call: 1-877-424-3838 (1-877-4AID-VET) 24/7

DISABILITIES - GENERAL:

American Association of People with Disabilities

Disability Information and Resources Provided by the Federal Government

Disability Resources & Cerebral Palsy

Disability Resources Monthly Guide

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors - Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We give grants to wounded warriors and their families, not loans for all of our programs. Our mission is “Heartbeat provides emergency assistance, morale building and innovative therapeutic services for wounded warriors and their families.” We serve wounded active and recently released for OIF and OEF. Contact person is President Janice Buckley at janice@heartbeatforwarriors.org #425-931-1047.

New Freedom Initiative's Online Resource Center for Americans with Disabilities

PTSD Anonymous - PTSD Anonymous (PTSDA), an all-volunteer national networking effort to support military personnel with PTSD, with peer lead meetings across the country. PTSDA focuses on local social support groups for those facing the initial stigma of seeking help for mental health and the continued stress of daily life issues. Military returnees "live in two worlds" of war and home; and improving their social support systems and quality of life enhances their re-integration.

The Soldier's Project - Providing free and confidential psychological counseling for all branches (OIF/OEF only) Military Service members, Veterans, and their loved ones by private practice counselors in the community who would like to give back. Soldiers Project Northwest covers all of Washington state. For local info and/or appt call 206-290-1035 or email Northwest@thesoldiersproject.org

The National Alliance to End Veteran Suicide - (NA2EVS) creates awareness for this national epidemic and empowers our Veterans and their families into action steps to create a life worth living.  Through its focus areas of Education, Resources, Research and Community (ER2C) it moves the Veteran into community and connects them with the needed resources.  NA2EVS is a project of the Veterans Family Fund of America.

DISABILITIES - DEVELOPMENTAL:

ARC of Washington

Washington Initiative for Supported Employment (WISE)

Washington State Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

Eligibility

Services

DISABILITIES - PHYSICAL

Airbrushed Prosthetic Ink Technology by GTOPI.com - Dan Horkey helps other amputees and those who wear orthotic braces regain self-esteem, image and pride enhancing the quality of their lives. Innovative options that allows individuals to express themselves with a choice of color and art available for Orthotic Braces, Prosthetic Limbs and Helmets. The result is a beautiful design of the client's choosing, including custom work. Covered by the VA so it's at no cost to the Veteran!

American Foundation for the Blind

Amputee Coalition of America (ACA)

Foundation Fighting Blindness

Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors - Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We give grants to wounded warriors and their families, not loans for all of our programs. Our mission is “Heartbeat provides emergency assistance, morale building and innovative therapeutic services for wounded warriors and their families.” We serve wounded active and recently released for OIF and OEF. Contact person is President Janice Buckley at janice@heartbeatforwarriors.org #425-931-1047.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders

Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight & Hearing

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)

Rebuilding Together South Sound - We are a non-profit organization that uses volunteers to provide free home repairs and modifications to low-income homeowners. The homeowners that we serve are elderly, people with disabilities, or families with children. We serve all of Pierce County as well as Federal Way and Auburn. 253-238-0977

TACID (Tacoma Area Coalition for Inidividuals with Disabilities) - With various programs for people with disabilities and nearly four dozen support groups from Traumatic Brain Injury to Blind/Independent Living TACID offers a haven for those looking for a supportive atmosphere.

Washington Assistive Technology Foundation

Washington Sensory Disabilities Services (WSDS)

Washington State Department of Services for the Blind (DSB)

Washington State Independent Living Council

Stairlifts Reviews - A useful guide to the different types of stairlifts and things to consider before buying one.

VETERANS:

AMVETS - 'Veterans Helping Veterans' by promoting Americanism, supporting our military (including Guard and Reserve), and by participating in military, veterans and community programs.

The Doman Directories for local Business - Free business listing for any veteran owned business.

Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors - Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We give grants to wounded warriors and their families, not loans for all of our programs. Our mission is “Heartbeat provides emergency assistance, morale building and innovative therapeutic services for wounded warriors and their families.” We serve wounded active and recently released for OIF and OEF. Contact person is President Janice Buckley at janice@heartbeatforwarriors.org #425-931-1047.

US Department of Veterans Affairs    VetsSuccess...    Vet Centers (for combat Veterans)
     New Family Caregiver Program for Post-9/11 Veterans

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

List of all State Department of Veterans Affairs

Airbrushed Prosthetic Ink Technology by GTOPI.com - Dan Horkey helps other amputees and those who wear orthotic braces regain self-esteem, image and pride enhancing the quality of their lives. Innovative options that allows individuals to express themselves with a choice of color and art available for Orthotic Braces, Prosthetic Limbs and Helmets. The result is a beautiful design of the client's choosing, including custom work. Covered by the VA so it's at no cost to the Veteran!

DISEASE ISSUES:

Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association - Western and Central Washington State Chapter

American Cancer Society

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

American Lung Association

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association

Cancer Awareness - Other Languages

Spanish

Asian Languages

Various Languages - Breast Cancer

Centers for Disease Control

National Institute of Diabetes, Digestion & Kidney Diseases

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Parkinson's Foundation, Inc.

HOUSING:

Corporation for Supportive Housing

Martin Luther King Housing Development Association

National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness

National Low Income Housing Coalition

Pierce County Housing Authority

Pierce County Homeless Connect - Project Homeless Connect provides a starting place on the journey back to safety, stability, health, and hope. Onsite services address the needs that contribute to homelessness by providing basic medical and dental care, access to education, employment and benefits systems, mental health and chemical dependency assessments, flu shots, haircuts, and much more – all under one roof! The event is scheduled for October 13th at the Tacoma Dome.

Rebuilding Together South Sound - We are a non-profit organization that uses volunteers to provide free home repairs and modifications to low-income homeowners. The homeowners that we serve are elderly, people with disabilities, or families with children. We serve all of Pierce County as well as Federal Way and Auburn. 253-238-0977

Tacoma Housing Authority

Technical Assistance Collaborative

HOME LOANS:

Mortgage Guide for Veterans - An educational resource for those interested in understanding the home ownership possibilities available through the Veterans Affairs Mortgage Loan Programs.

Housing and Mortgages for Senior - A comprehensive guide to housing and mortgages for seniors.

LEGAL:

National Senior Citizens Law Center

SeniorLaw Home Page

Washington LawHelp

LONG TERM CARE:

National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information

National Family Caregivers Association

National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center

Washington State Long Term Care Ombudsman

MEDICAL:

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

Free Chronic Health Care Clinic in Tacoma - Rotacare Tacoma is providing free Chronic Healthcare at our new location on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University.

Washington State Health Care Authority (Rx Assistance)

Women with Disabilities Health Information

MEDICARE:

Medicare

Medicare Rights Center

Center for Medicare Advocacy

Washington State Hospital Association

OTHER:

The PAVE 360 Military Family Center was created to support our military families associated with Fort Lewis and McChord who have children with developmental disabilities. Our mission is to provide knowledge, support and resources to military families with special needs. We are here for you.

BRIDGES: A Center for Grieving Children @ Mary Bridge Children's Hospital - BRIDGES is a family grief support center serving families with children ages 4 -18 who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. We offer peer support groups facilitated by trained volunteers.

Aging & Disability Services Administration

American Red Cross - Mount Rainier Chapter

Social Security Administration

American Towns - Tacoma - Great information about the Greater Tacoma Area with news, blogs, and articles.


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