Veteran Resources

Employment Resources

    Search thousands of jobs nationwide through this free online database tailored for veterans.
  • Hiring our Heroes
    Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.
    INVESTVets aims to improve employment outcomes for those who have served in our nation’s Armed Forces and their families in Michigan by eliminating cultural barriers and empowering veterans
  • Military Spouse Resources
    The Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program provides education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide and offers comprehensive resources and tools for all stages of your career progression.

Important Phone Numbers

  • 888.442.4551
    Education Benefits
    Post 9-11 GI Bill®
  • 800.827.1000
    VA main number
  • 877.838.2778
    Direct Deposit Enrollment

Community Resources

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency is here to help answer any questions you or your loved ones may have regarding veteran benefits and assistance. Call us at 800-MICH-VET (800-642-4838) to reach our Michigan Veteran Resource Service Center.

Military Onesource
Your search stops here – click around for answers to the military life questions you didn’t even know to ask. Military OneSource is your central hub and go-to-place for the military community.

Women Veterans Support
To provide a positive starting point for women Veterans to navigate the transition into the civilian world. To offer support in determining what services are needed, to make the connections to those resources and to provide personal support for as long as needed.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits require service during wartime.

Make the Connection is an online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.

Military Scholarships
Choosing to enter the military should not forfeit your dreams of receiving a college education. Whether you are a member of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy there are a number of college scholarships and grants available for service members, veterans and their families.

Jackson County Department of Veteran Affairs
The Jackson County Veteran Affairs Office acts as an advocate for the veterans, surviving spouses and dependent children that may qualify for Veterans Administration benefits. We can provide you with answers to general eligibility questions, assist you in filing claims and be there for you throughout the entire process and beyond.

Vet Centers in Michigan

  • Find the Vet Center nearest to you. Some of the services offered are:
  • Referral to community agencies
  • Individual/Group PTSD, marital, family, alcohol, drug assessment, & bereavement counseling services
  • Benefits assistance and referral\
  • Job referral
  • Employment counseling and guidance
  • Liaison between veterans and other VA facilities

VA Caregiver Support

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Caregiver Support Program (CSP) offers clinical services to caregivers of eligible and covered Veterans enrolled in the VA health care system. CSP is a national program with local offices and teams located within VA facilities. The program’s mission is to promote the health and well-being of family caregivers who care for our Nation’s Veterans, through education, resources, support, and services.

Call: the Caregiver Support Line (CSL) at toll-free, 1-855-260-3274, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET, and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

Walking with Warriors

Veteran Navigators was created to assist veterans and military families of ALL eras and discharge types. They work to connect veterans and their families to federal, state and local resources to ease issues regarding mental health, substance abuse, housing and other common issues that impact veterans in order to support healthier lifestyles and provide support.

For information on MDHHS’s Veteran Navigators, visit their website.

Women’s Resources

Women Veterans Call Center

The Women Veterans Call Center is your guide to VA. The Women Veterans Call Center will help you navigate VA, point you in the right direction, and connect you with the Women Veterans Program Manager at your local VA medical center. This service is free and confidential, and you can call as many times as you need. If you are a woman Veteran you may call for yourself, or anyone may call for a woman Veteran you know. All calls are answered by women, some of whom are Veterans themselves.

Call or text the Women Veterans Call Center at 855-VA-WOMEN (855-829-6636) or use the online chat feature. Women Veterans Call Center representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET, and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET, excluding federal holidays. If you contact the Women Veterans Call Center after hours and leave a message, you will receive a return call the next day the call center is open

Women Veteran Strong

A Peer Support Program for Michigan women who either have or are currently serving in the military, supported by recreational therapy events.

We’re improving the perceived value of Michigan’s female Veterans through advocacy and peer support. Bridging the gap between civilian life and clinical treatment, our Peer Support Program connects like-minded women and engages them in personal growth and community service. Headquarters located on Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan. See what we’re all about and apply to be in the program at

Southern Michigan Female Veterans/Facebook

We are a group of Women in the Southern Michigan area. We come together to support each other and foster a sisterhood.

Southern Michigan Female Veterans Facebook