Military Outreach USA

3020 Milwaukee Avenue

Northbrook, IL 60062


Above link will take you to the Veterans Crisis Line



These resources will help in developing programs and outreach efforts to serve our nation's Veterans.


Those in the Network will be advised of new programs and resources as they become available.


If not a part of the Network, join now.

Military Culture


In working with Veterans, it is important to understand "what makes them tick."


The Center for Deployment Psychology has developed an excellent on-line program, available at no charge, to help participants gain an understanding of Military Culture.


Understanding Military Culture


Many men and women returning from service need help navigating a complicated federal and state aid system, support with health and family issues, and career employment that continues Veterans’ commitment to lives of purpose and service.


With responses from nearly 1,300 Chicagoland Veterans, we will now be able to gain a better understanding of the needs and challenges our Veterans are facing during and after this critical transition period. This survey is the first step in crafting strong policy and programs to enable Veterans and military family members to reach their full potential.


While the report was generated by interviews with Veterans in the Chicago area, the results are in many cases universal and applicable to the Veteran popularization across the nation.


Click on the image to download a copy of The State of the American Veteran.

The VA provides numerous resources to be used to combat Veteran homelessness. The following are key tools and resources to use as you take part in the Adopt-a-VA program.




VA Homeless Poster-Make the Call

VA Homeless Poster-VA's There to Help

VA Homeless Poster-Women




About the Initiative

Faith Based Factsheet

Key Resources

Homeless Program General Factsheet

What Your Organization Can Do




Event Box-Ways to Use

Homeless Veterans Outreach Event Box




Use any of these resources when seeking information about benefits or programs from the Department of Veteran Affairs.


VA Resource Links


VA Benefit Book


VA Benefit Book (Spanish)


Guide to VA Mental Health Services


VA Health Care Overview


VA Health Care Overview (Spanish)


Vet Center Locations


VA Hospitals and Clinics


VA National Cemeteries


Directory of VA Chaplains



As a percentage of the population, Veteran and military suicide rates are higher as a group than the civilian population. Use these resources to become more aware of suicide, prevention and the resources available to help.


How You Can Play a Role in Suicide Prevention


Moral Injury and Suicide Risk


Suicide Awareness Pamphlet (Army Program)


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a number of  FREE printed materials that you can order to have as part of your Suicide Awareness Program.  Visit this link to access those resources.


Visit this link to Suicide Warning Cards that can be downloaded and printed from your computer. These cards can also be ordered from SAMHSA.



These resources provide various publications and directories that you can use in reaching out to the Military Community.


Veteran Service Organization (VSO) Directory


Resource Catalog (DCoE)


Military Outreach USA strongly suggests that a Veteran use an approved service officer to file a disability claim with the VA. There should never be a charge to file a claim.


VFW National Roster of Service Officers


National Association of County Veterans Service Officers


Virtually every state in the nation has a Veterans Affairs Department and special benefits for veterans in their state.


State Veteran Affairs Offices and Benefits



Whether in the active military, National Guard or Reserves, it is important to understand what occurs before, during and after a deployment. These resources will assist in creating awareness when a deployment occurs.


DCoE Resource Catalog: This collection of helpful resources us designed to be used by health care providers,service members, veterans and military families. The catalog includes information about organizational programs, websites, educational materials, product fact sheets, clinical practice recommendations, posters, mobile apps and more.


Everyone Serves: A handbook for family and friends of service members during Pre-Deployment, Deployment and Reintegration.


Post Deployment Stress: What Every Family Should Know


Reintegration After Deployment


Returning to Family Life After Deployment



Not all suicides can be prevented. These resources will be of value in dealing with what happens after a suicide.


Coping with Grief After Suicide


Handbook for Survivors of Suicide


Fact Sheet Coping with Suicide (DCoE)






Guides people through the first steps toward recovery and a hopeful future after a suicide attempt. Includes personal stories from survivors who share their experiences as well as strategies, such as re-establishing connections and finding a counselor to work with. Order FREE from SAMHSA.



It is important that families and caregivers know of the services and benefits available to our wounded warriors. In addition to information proved by the VA these resources will be of value in caring for and seeking help for those who have served.


Caregiver Resources Directory


Compensation and Benefits Handbook




Family Caregiver Guide


Military Caregivers


Providing for the Casualties of War

The Department of Veterans Affairs has reported that, “as the Armed Forces begin to draw down their combat-ready forces, VA’s work is just beginning.”


Veterans are unique members of our community. They bring the highest professionalism and a passion for public service to their work every day.


Yet most service members don’t return to the support and infrastructure of a military base. Instead, they return to their communities, often miles from their fellow service members. Therefore, it is even more important to ensure they are welcomed back to a community that supports them and responds to their needs.


The Community Covenant pulls together key partners to build awareness about their critical role in serving those who served us. This commitment is intended to continue after the war ends. This will be even more essential when reintegration funding from the federal and state government inevitably goes away.


Click on the image to download a copy of Community Covenant with Veterans and Military Families.


By becoming part of our Network you and your house of worship or organization can help serve those who have served us!



Military Outreach USA

3020 Milwaukee Avenue

Northbrook, IL 60062