Veteran Services

Department of Veteran's Affairs

It is the responsibility of the Office of Advocacy and Assistance to provide assistance to veterans, their eligible spouses and eligible dependents in obtaining veterans benefits under federal, state, and local laws.  Connecticut employs authorized Veterans' Service Officers to assist in the following:

  • Collecting and preparing data relating to benefits and services for Veterans, their spouses and eligible dependents
  • Canvassing nursing homes to determine if veterans and/or spouses are due benefits
  • Assisting in the establishment, preparation and presentation of claims pursuant to rights, benefits or privileges accruing to veterans
  • Cooperating with service organizations in disseminating information
  • Furnishing counsel to veterans concerning educational training, health, medical, rehabilitation, housing facilities and services, and employment services
  • Representing veterans before the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) concerning claims and benefits

To learn more please visit the Connecticut State Department of Veterans Affairs website.

The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Application allows Connecticut Veterans and residents to access crisis assistance by phone, text, and online chat. CT DVA services are available through the app menu, including an interactive map of Veterans clinics and hospitals in Connecticut and our mobile app CTVeterans mobile app.

The Soldiers', Sailors' & Marines' Fund

Providing limited assistance to veterans who are residents of Connecticut, spouses living with the veteran at the time of the veteran's death, and dependent children under age 18. Find out more at the Connecticut Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines Fund website.

Resilience Grows Here

Are you having trouble transitioning? We get it. Call Resilience Grows Here!

If you are feeling like no one understands how it feels to be back? RGH aims at connecting veterans to peers; improving access to services and promoting new approaches to dealing with mental health challenges as well as building community and family support. Resilience Grows Here is an initiative of Farmington Valley Health District.

Call 860-352-2333 or visit the Resilience Grows Here website.

American Red Cross

Reuniting, Reconnecting, and Rebuilding for Military and Veteran Families!  Today's service members, veterans, and military families face many challenges related to repeated deployments, reintegration into civilian life and life transitions. Often, these transitions can be just as challenging as a tour of duty. The American Red Cross offers free and confidential program assistance.

For more information, visit the American Red Cross website or download the Hero Care mobile app.

Female Veteran & Military Family Services through Easterseals

Easterseals believes our women veterans and their military families can thrive where they live- and our mission is to ensure that's possible in every community. Easterseals is committed to the successful reintegration of female veterans and their families into civilian life. Services include:

  • Access Support and Coordination
  • Employment Search Training
  • Interview Preparedness
  • Placement Services
  • Job Coaching
  • Employment Skills Technology Training
  • Supported Employment
  • Professional Clothing and Food Pantry
  • Emergency Financial Assistance

Visit the Easterseals website for more information.