RESOURCES

Veterans Service Organizations & Agencies

(Missouri below, Massachusetts in the works)

This comprehensive list and benefits hotline were created through the Voices for Veterans partnership with Finkelstein & Partners. 

Veterans Benefits Hotline

For legal assistance with Veterans' disability compensation appeals

1.800.634.1212

Call Code: Veteran Voices

Categories:

Associations, Community, Advocacy Groups

Families & Friends Support 

Health

Honor Flights

Housing

Senior Veterans

Services

Stand Downs

Assocations, Community, Advocacy Groups

 

American Legion

www.legion.org

 

The American Legion is the nation's largest veterans’ wartime service organization. The services provided include help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, giving support to current members of the military, and financial advice.

  • For a complete list of posts in Missouri please click here

 

Vet Friends

www.vetfriends.com

 

A membership organization that lists military reunion groups with contact information around Missouri. 

  • Throughout Missouri

 

Christmas SPIRIT Foundation

christmasspiritfoundation.org

 

Trees for Troops, a program of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, provides free, farm-grown Christmas Trees to United States armed forces members in all branches of the military and their families, through donations, sponsorships, grants, and the work of many volunteers.

  • 6020 Swingley Ridge Road, Suite 300, Chesterfield, MO 63017

 

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association

www.combatvet.org

 

This is an Association of Combat Veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who ride motorcycles as a hobby. Our mission now is to support and defend those who have defended our country and our freedoms. Our focus is to help veteran care facilities provide a warm meal, clothing, shelter, and guidance, or simply to say "Thank You." and "Welcome Home."

  • 11 East Kansas Street, Liberty, MO 64068

 

From Our Hearts

www.fromourhearts.info

 

This organization receives card donations from all over the country and sends them all out to our troops.

Based in Missouri, you can send donations to:

  • From Our Hearts, P.O. Box 105243, Jefferson City, MO 65110

 

Habitat for Humanity - Red Rack Thrift stores

habitatjeffcomo.org/red-racks-clothing-bins.html

 

The proceeds from the sales of donated goods help our country's Disabled American Veterans. The proceeds are used for providing assistance for transportation, medical needs, counseling, and much more.

  • 100A Bailey Rd, Crystal City, MO 63019

  • 636-933-3606

 

Hospitalized Veterans’ Writing Project

www.veteransvoices.com

 

Hospitalized Veterans’ Writing Project (HVWP) utilizes therapeutic writing to rehabilitate hospitalized and outpatient veterans served by the Department of Veterans Affairs system. The project encourages veterans to express their thoughts and feelings in writing and to send their stories, essays and poems to the HVWP headquarters for possible publication in Veterans’ Voices magazine.

  • 406 W. 34th St, Kansas City, MO 64111

  • 816-701-6844

 

Jewish War Veterans

www.jwv.org

 

This congressionally chartered veterans’ service organization ensures that those who have fought our nation’s battles receive the treatment and the respect that they deserve from a grateful nation through JWV’s access to VA and government officials.

  • 205 Jefferson St, 12th Floor Jefferson Bldg, P.O. Drawer 147, Jefferson, MO 65102

  • 573-751-3779

 

Military Order of the Purple Heart

www.purpleheart.org

 

Chartered by Congress in 1958, The Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Although our membership is restricted to the combat wounded, we support all veterans and their families with a myriad of nation-wide programs by Chapters and National Service Officers.

  • St. Louis: 400 S. 18th Street Room 120, St. Louis MO 63103, 314-552-9746

  • Mt. Vernon: 600 N. Main Street Room OM246, Mt. Vernon MO 65712, 417-461-7230

 

Military Police Regimental Association, Inc.

www.mpraonline.org

 

  • PO Box 2182, Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473

  • 573-329-6772

 

Mission Continues

www.missioncontinues.org

 

The Mission Continues empowers veterans facing the challenge of adjusting to life at home to find new missions. We redeploy veterans in their communities, so that their shared legacy will be one of action and service. Veterans volunteer to help others and, through their service, build new skills and networks that help them successfully transition home.

  • 1141 S. 7th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104

  • 314-588-8805

 

Missouri Military Memorial Foundation, MMMF

www.missourimilitary.org

 

The Missouri Military Memorial Foundation raises funds to erect a monument to honor Missouri service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • PO Box 1772, Fenton, MO 63026

  • 573-751-3379

 

Navy Seabee Veterans of America

www.nsva.org

 

This organization is a group of veterans that raise funds through fundraisers, volunteering, and donations. They just placed memorial monuments in 3 different national cemeteries in the state of Missouri.

  • 10321 Miblic Dr, Overland, MO 63114

  • 228-255-9687

 

Silver Star Families of America

www.silverstarfamilies.org

 

SSFOA supports and assists wounded, ill, injured and dying active duty and Veterans and their families of all branches of service from all wars. They provide Silver Star banners to these soldiers and fundraise to provide assistance to them and their families.

  • 525 Cave Hollow Rd, Clever, MO 65631

  • 417-743-2508

 

South Missouri Chapter of Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association

www.vhpasmo.org

 

This organization is an independent entity, completely separate from the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Associations national organization. Their goal is to promote the friendships established so many years ago, and the friendships that have been established since they (Vietnam Helicopter Pilots) returned home.

  • Contact: Bill Thompson, 417-861-0965

 

United Service Organizations

www.usomissouri.org

 

The USO is a private, non-profit organization, whose mission is to support the troops by providing morale, welfare and recreation-type services to our military personnel and their families.

  • James S. McDonnell USO: Terminal 1, accross from carousel M6, 314-429-1234

  • Terminal 2 USO: Terminal 2, Room ET1017, 314-426-9310

  • Ft. Leonard Wood USO Club: USO of Missouri, Inc., 10701 Lambert International Blvd, PO Box 10367, St. Louis, MO 63145, 314-429-7702

 

Veterans Business Resource Center

www.vetbiz.com

 

Their mission is to assist veterans and former service members that want to launch, grow, or sell their business. They provide counseling, mentoring, resources, and education for those seeking to the next level.

  • 315 Lemay Ferry Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125

  • 314-531-4190

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars   

www.vfw.org

 

  • VFW National Headquarters: 406 West 34th St, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-756-3390

  • For a complete list of all VFW Posts in Missouri please click here

 

Veterans for Peace, Inc.

www.veteransforpeace.org

 

An organization of war veterans who aim to increase public awareness of the costs of war, to restrain government from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations, to end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons, seek justice for veterans and victims of war, and to abolish war as an instrument of national policy.

  • 216 South Meramec Ave, St. Louis, MO 63105

  • 314-417-4479

 

 

 

Families & Friends Support

 

Hearts of Valor

www.heartsofvalor.org

 

Through on-site support communities, and their virtual community that includes an online discussion forum, Hearts of Valor provides caregivers with opportunities to build relationships, access resources and enjoy brief moments of rest and respite from their care giving responsibilities.

  • Springfield, MO

  • 210-549-4631

 

Operation Shower

www.operationshower.org

 

Operation Shower is about celebrating, honoring and showing love to military families. Operation Shower is a 501©(3) non-profit organization and our mission is to provide joyful — AWESOME — baby showers for military families to ease the stress of deployment.

  • 18 S Central, Clayton, MO 63105

  • 314-809-3754

 

Health

 

Armed Services YMCA of the USA

www.asymca.org/fort-leonard-wood-mo

 

The Armed Services YMCA of Missouri serves the community by offering support and opportunities that empower military families to learn, grow, and thrive. Their free or low-cost programs help strengthen young families as they learn to cope with the unique challenges of military life. They focus on programs that promote healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development.

  • Fort Leonard Wood: Cooley Ave, Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473, 573-596-0131

  • Camp Lakewood: 13528 State Hwy Aa, Potosi, MO 63664, 314-241-9622

 

Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma (CSTWT)

www.stlcenterforsurvivors.org

 

A 501(c) 3 non-profit committed to facilitating the healing process for refugee and immigrant survivors of torture and war trauma by providing culturally appropriate, holistic mental health services.

  • 1077 S Newstead Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

  • 314-533-4114

 

Disabled Athlete Sports Association

www.dasasports.org

 

Although this program is not specifically for veterans, it gives all people who live with a physical, visual, or hearing disability the opportunity to participate in therapeutic sports and fitness activities designed to improve self-esteem and promote growth and well-being.

  • 1236 Jungermann Rd, St. Peters, MO 63376

  • 636-477-0716

 

Gateway Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America

www.gatewaypva.org

 

This organization is a congressionally chartered veterans’ service organization founded in 1946, which aims to support and recognize the special needs of honorably discharged veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction. The PVA advocates quality health care for their members, research and education addressing spinal cord injury and dysfunction, benefits available as a result of their members’ military service, and civil rights and opportunities which maximize the independence of our members.

  • 1311 Lindbergh Plaza Center, St. Louis, MO 63132

  • 314-427-0393

 

St. Louis Fisher House

www.fisherhouseinstl.org

 

The St. Louis Fisher House provides "a home away from home"; offering a warm, caring, comfortable, and convenient lodging for family members and caregivers coming to the St. Louis area with their loved ones that are undergoing extensive treatment and/or rehabilitation.

  • 1 Jefferson Barracks Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125

  • 314-894-6145

 

Veterans Commission of Missouri

www.mvc.dps.mo.gov

 

Veteran’s service officers and assistants provide veterans and their dependents with counseling and assistance throughout the state. They also help them apply for state Veterans’ benefits.

  • 10600 Lewis & Clark Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63136

  • 314-340-6389

 

Vet2Vet Crisis Hotline -

www.veteranscall.us

 

  • 1-800-VET2VET

 

Honor Flights

 

Central Missouri Honor Flight

centralmissourihonorflight.com

 

Central Missouri Honor Flight transports America’s veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their services and sacrifices.

  • 1400 Forum Blvd. Suite -C, Box 334, Columbia, MO 65203

  • 573-216-1930

 

Franklin County Honor Flight

www.fchonorflight.org

 

Through donations from many entities, Franklin County Honor Flight takes senior veterans to Washington, DC to see their war memorial free of charge.

  • PO Box 60, Union, MO 63084

  • 636-583-4242

 

Greater St. Louis Honor Flight

www.gslhonorflight.org

 

Greater St. Louis Honor Flight transports America’s veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their services and sacrifices.

  • 36 Four Seasons, Box 272, Chesterfield, MO 63017

  • 636-230-2466

 

Honor Flight Network of Kansas City

www.honorflightkc.org

 

Honor Flight Network of Kansas City transports America’s veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their services and sacrifices.

  • PO Box 46718, Kansas City, MO 64188

  • 816-468-8282

 

Honor Flight of the Ozarks

www.honorflightoftheozarks.org

 

Honor Flight of the Ozarks transports America’s veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their services and sacrifices.

  • PO Box 3964, Springfield, MO 65808

  • 417-268-9052

 

Heartland Honor Flight

www.heartlandhonorflight.org

 

Heartland Honor Flight transports America’s veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their services and sacrifices.

  • PO Box 12047, Kansas City, MO 64152

  • 816-569-0266

Housing

 

Homes for Our Troops

www.hfotusa.org/mo

 

Homes for Our Troops is a privately funded national non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious injuries since September 11, 2001. They assist severely injured Veterans and their families by raising awareness, community involvement, money, building materials and professional labor, and by coordinating the process to build a specially adapted home.

 

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

www.nchv.org/index.php/help/help-missouri

 

  • For a complete list of homeless shelters located in Missouri click here.

 

New Life Evangelistic Center

www.newlifeevangelisticcenter.org/veterans

 

NLEC was granted a building in order to assist homeless veterans in Springfield and the surrounding areas.

  • 1411 Locust St, St. Louis, MO 63103

  • 314-421-1702

 

Salvation Army

www.stlsalvationarmy.org

 

Our Harbor Light Center in downtown St. Louis offers a program through the United States Veterans’ Affairs department which allows homeless or ill veterans an opportunity to take advantage of housing, rehabilitation and job services for up to 24 months.

  • For a complete list of Salvation Army's around Missouri click here

 

St. Michael’s Veterans Campus

www.catholiccharities-kcsj.org

 

St. Michael’s Veterans Center is uniquely designed to offer safe, permanent housing combined with wraparound support services to enable ― and empower ― a successful transition to productive and healthy civilian living.

 

They also provide services for mental health and substance abuse counseling, peer-to-peer mentoring, employment readiness and job skills training, transportation, legal support, referrals for education or GED instruction, and assistance in obtaining local, state and/or federal benefits.

  • 20 West 9th St, Kansas City, MO 64105, 816-221-4377

  • For a complete list of offices please click here

 

Supportive Services for Veteran Families

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program assists single Veterans and Veterans with families who need help obtaining or maintaining permanent housing.

  • 101 West Linwood, Kansas City, MO 64111

  • 816-756-2769

 

USVETS of St. Louis

www.usvetsinc.org

 

At each of their eleven locations around the country, U.S.VETS personnel go into the local community to find homeless veterans and guide them to crucial services that might help alleviate the challenges they face as a result of their homelessness.

 

The range of services includes housing and employment assistance, as well as access to veteran’s benefits and treatment for mental and physical health problems and substance abuse.

  • 8410 Engler Park Ct, St. Louis, MO 63114

  • 314-754-3738

 

Veterans Come Home Program

www.keepourveteranssafe.com

 

The services of the “Veterans Come Home Program” day program are: homeless prevention, meals, showers, clothing, counseling, leadership and job training, transportation, financial aid, educational classes, and a drop-in day center.

  • 806 North Jefferson Ave, Springfield, MO 65802

  • 417-866-3363

 

Welcome Home, Inc. 

www.welcomehomelessveterans.org

 

Provide emergency food, shelter, transportation, and clothing to all Veterans of the United States of America who reside in the Mid-Missouri area.

  • 1206 Rangeline St, Columbia, MO 65201

  • 573-443-8001

Senior Veterans

 

Missouri Veterans Homes

www.mvc.dps.mo.gov/homes

 

The homes are a Veteran-focused environment with food and living accommodations and 24 hour daily medical and skilled nursing care. Recreational, physical and rehabilitative therapy, social services and pastoral services are just some of the things this home provides. Seven skilled nursing homes are located throughout Missouri, providing 3 levels of skilled nursing care at minimum cost to the veteran.

  • Locations in: Cameron, Warrensburg, Mexico, St. Louis, St. James, Cape Girardeau, and Mt. Vernon

    • For addressess and phone numbers please click here.

 

 

 

Services

 

AMVETS- American Veterans

www.amvets.org

 

This congressionally chartered veterans’ service organization does various things for veterans and service members. They provide services to homeless veterans, giving educational scholarships to veterans pursuing higher education, and providing veterans with employment and training opportunities.

  • 28538 State Highway Y, Rocky Mt, MO 65072

  • 573-392-0659

 

Department of Veterans Affairs

www.va.gov

 

St. Louis Regional Office:400 S 18th Street, St. Louis, MO 63103, 800-827-1000

VA Central Area Office: 1222 Spruce St, Suite 3.309, St. Louis, MO 63103, 800-827-1000

VA Regional Office: 400 S 18th Street, Rm 119, St. Louis, MO 63103, 314-552-9883

VA Record Mgmt Center: 4300 Goodfellow Blvd, Bldg 104, St. Louis, MO 63115, 888-533-4558

 

H.E.R.O.E.S. Care

www.heroescare.org

 

The H.E.R.O.E.S. Care Hometown Support Program is an affiliation of national charities working together to provide emergency financial and material aid, confidential mental health care, and job training and placement services through specially trained caregivers free of charge for military families in the communities where they live.

  • 1306 R West Lark Industrial Drive, Fenton, MO 63026

  • 636-600-0096

 

Marine Parents

www.marineparents.com

 

This organization provides support, information, and services to Marines and their family members, and creates opportunities for the public to support our troops through the organization’s outreach programs. These programs are designed to keep people informed, to give a place to connect and share with others who understand the difficulties one faces with a loved one in the service, and to help service members during deployment, retrograde, through wounds, injuries, or illness, and transitioning after the Corps.

  • PO Box 1115, Columbia, MO, 65205

  • 573-449-2003

 

Operation Homefront

www.operationhomefront.net

 

Operation Homefront assists military families during difficult financial times by providing food assistance, auto and home repair, vision care, travel and transportation, moving assistance, essential home items, and financial assistance.

  • PO Box 16522, Kansas City, MO 64133

  • 816-286-5779

 

ProNet International Gifts and Scholarships

www.pronetscholarships.org

 

This organization’s primary purpose is to provide veterans and/or their families financial aid to assist them in obtaining professional and/or academic degrees or other educational/athletic scholarships.

  • 410 Sovereign Ct., Unit 8, Ballwin, MO 63011

  • 636-391-7717

 

Unmet Needs

Assist military service members and their families who run into unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployment or other hardships directly related to military service. Unmet Needs assists with basic life needs such as: mortgage and rent, home and auto repairs, insurance, utilities, food and clothing.

  • 3062 Hwy 61, Hannibal, MO 573-221-2761

 

USA Cares

www.usacares.org

 

USA cares offers various programs to assist veterans, such as: combat injured program, housing assistance, emergency assistance, and job assistance.

  • 342 West Port Plaza Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146

  • 314-439-0505

 

Vets Adopt Pets

www.vetsadoptpets.org

 

This website has a list of service dog providers for veterans. These dogs assist in treatment of PTSD and TBI, depression, and anxiety among veterans. Humane Societies in Missouri also offer free or discounted rates on pet adoptions to veterans in need of a companion.

  • St. Louis: 1201 Macklind Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, 314-951-1562

  • Chesterfield: 17357 Edison Ave, Chesterfield, MO, 63005

 

 

Veterans Home Care

www.veteranshomecare.com

 

The Veterans Home Care assists veterans in getting the benefits they deserve and the proper documentation to do so. They monitor your home care, to assure you get the services you need. They keep track of medical expenses and help you stay in compliance with the VA. They can also provide you with assistance for: bathing, dressing, medication reminders, transportation, meal preparation, transferring to and from bed, personal care, respite care, light housekeeping, laundry, and companionship.

  • 11861 Westline Industrial Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146

  • 314-514-2444

 

Veterans Loans

www.veteransloans.com

 

They give military veterans and the men and women who are currently serving in the military the most accurate and up-to-date VA loan information, as well as other home loan options.

  • 3610 Buttonwood Dr, Suite 300, Columbia, MO 65201

  • 866-320-8299

 

Stand Downs

 

Community Action Agency of St. Louis County, Inc.

www.caastlc.org/programs/veterans-support

 

CAASLTC and partners promote and conduct an annual event, “Veteran’s Stand Down,” that provides homeless veterans with a variety of services including health exams and screenings, dental care, job referrals, housing referrals, legal assistance, clothing, toiletries, hot meals, and haircuts.

  • 2709 Woodson Road, Overland, MO 63114

  • 314-863-0015, Ext. 424

 

Heart of America Stand Down

www.kcstanddown.org

 

Kansas City’s Stand Downs are organized by the Heart of America Stand Down Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, comprised entirely by dedicated volunteers with 100% of proceeds going to the veterans. Stand Downs occur in 151 cities nationwide and all for the same cause; to combat homelessness among our nation’s veterans

 

Services offered: Career counseling; clothing distribution; credit counseling; dental exams; educational opportunities; employment opportunities; eye exams in the Lion’s Club Unit; family counseling & support services; flu shots; hair cuts; hep C counseling/screening; HIV/AIDS info/counseling; housing assistance; ID cards; job training assistance; massages; mental health services; mentors; personal hygiene kits; PTSD counseling; professional appearance consultants; shelter or traditional housing referral; showers; social security benefits; spiritual service; tax assistance; utility assistance; veterinarian services; veterans benefits counseling; VA medical services; Women in Service Sexual Trauma information; Women veterans services.

  • Memorial Hall, 600 7th St, Kansas City, MO 66061