Warriors for Freedom provides servicemembers, veterans and their families a starting point to find the resources they need.

Academies and Education

Air Force Academy

Coast Guard

Naval Academy

West Point

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

 

BRANCHES OF MILITARY SERVICE

Air Force

Army

Coast Guard

Marines

Navy

 

HELPLINES AND SUPPORT

Oklahoma 2-1-1

Free, anonymous live help for basic human needs resources, medical and mental health resources, employment support, support for people with special needs, support for children, youth and families, foreclosure assistance, emergency and disaster response and more.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline & Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Call or chat 24/7 access to a trained counselor at a crisis center in your area.

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans:  1.877.4AID.VET (424.3838)

VA Caregiver Support Line:  1.855.260.3274

Wounded Warrior Resource Center:  1.800.342.9647

 

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

Citizen Soldier Support

Behavioral health information, online training and community partnerships that support Reserve Component members and their families.

Military Pathways            

Military mental health screening program and information related to mental health conditions or concerns.

TRICARE

Health care program serving Uniformed Service members, retirees and their families worldwide.

RESOURCES FOR COMBAT VETERANS AND FAMILIES

Department of Veterans Affairs

Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the veteran or family.

Regional Offices: 1-800-827-1000

Insurance: 1-800-669-8477

Health Care Benefits: 1-877-222-8387

Grave Information: 1-800-697-6947

GI Bill: 1-888-442-4551

Military One Source

Information and support related to career, college, special education, casualty and loss, natural disaster, substance abuse, survivor/widow, violence & trauma, elder care, home and household, child care, finding legal assistance, financial assistance, specific legal issues, adult and childhood health, emotional well-being, mental health and addictions, relationships, senior health, special needs, wounded warrior, deployment, military benefits, military life, moving, and more.

Assistance Line: 800-342-9647

National Resource Directory

Find national, state and local programs and services for wounded warriors, service members, veterans, their families and caregivers with those who support them.

Operation: Military Kids

The U.S. Army’s collaborative effort with America’s communities to support children and youth impacted by deployment.

 Healing Heroes Network

Financial assistance for quality care to military personnel injured in the line of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan since 9/11/01.

America’s Fund

Program created to direct urgently needed resources and financial support to injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

Semper Fi Fund

Provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families.

USA Cares

Provides post-9/11 military families with financial and advocacy support in their time of need.

RESOURCES IN OKLAHOMA

Benefits & Compensation

Apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits

Information on how to file an unemployment insurance claim in Oklahoma.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Department of Oklahoma

Provides a variety of services to Veterans, including help with filing VA claims for disability compensation, appealing claims decisions and securing transportation to VA medical appointments.

Mid-America Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America

Advocates for health care, research, education, Veterans’ benefits and rights, accessibility and the removal of architectural barriers, sports programs and disability rights.

Oklahoma AMVETS Posts

Provides a variety of services to Veterans, including help with filing VA claims for disability compensation.

Oklahoma Claims & Benefits Division

Assists Veterans and their dependents with their claims before the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Claims worked through the Muskogee Claims Office help claimants obtain compensation and pension benefits.

Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs

Find state-specific information on benefits and resources for Veterans who reside in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Disability Determination Services (DDS)

Works through an agreement with the federal SSA to determine eligibility for Social Security disability for individuals in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Transition Assistance Advisor (TAA)

Find Oklahoma’s expert advisor to Service Members and their families on receiving federal and state VA benefits.

Social Security Administration (SSA) Dallas Region Office

Advises SSA customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas on how they may contact their local office to obtain information on Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

State of Oklahoma Military Benefits Fact Sheet

Provides information on military and Veteran benefits provided by the state of Oklahoma, including benefits related to tax exemptions, education, employment, health and insurance, as well as other benefits.

Summary of VA Programs & Services – Oklahoma

Describes the full range of VA programs, benefits and services available to Veterans and their families in Oklahoma.

VA Regional Office – Muskogee

Provides contact information for the Muskogee Regional Office, which administers VA benefits to eligible Veterans and family members in Oklahoma.

VA Vet Centers in Oklahoma

Provides readjustment counseling and outreach services to all Veterans who served in any combat zone and to their families for military related issues.

 

Education & Training

Oklahoma Association on Higher Education & Disability

Aims to further full participation for individuals with disabilities in Oklahoma post-secondary education through collaboration and information dissemination, advocacy, professional and policy development and research.

Oklahoma Center for Learning & Leadership

Works to expand and improve services for people with disabilities and their families through projects, research, education and training.

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services – Vocational Rehabilitation

Describes VR programs designed to help Oklahomans with disabilities get jobs in careers of their choice.

Oklahoma Job Corps Centers

Offers a free education and training program that helps young people aged 16 through 24 learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED and find and keep a good job.

Oklahoma Transition Assistance Advisor (TAA)

Find Oklahoma’s expert advisor to Service Members and their families on receiving federal and state VA benefits.

Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology – Military Programs

Provides information about education programs and assistance available to Service Members and Veterans.

State of Oklahoma Military Benefits Fact Sheet

Provides information on military and Veteran benefits provided by the state of Oklahoma, including benefits related to tax exemptions, education, employment, health and insurance, as well as other benefits.

Summary of VA Programs & Services – Oklahoma

Describes the full range of VA programs, benefits and services available to Veterans and their families in Oklahoma.

VA Regional Office – Muskogee

Provides contact information for the Muskogee Regional Office, which administers VA benefits to eligible Veterans and family members in Oklahoma.

Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Programs – Oklahoma

Assists Veterans through educational opportunities, academic needs assessment, instruction, enrichment and other academic support activities.

Folds of Honor Foundation

Empowers military families with educational support and opportunities by providing educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation.

 

Employment Resources

Apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits

Information on how to file an unemployment insurance claim in Oklahoma.

Disability & Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC): Southwest Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center

Provides training, information and technical assistance on the ADA to businesses, consumers, schools and government agencies within the Southwest Region (AR, LA, NM, OK and TX).

Oklahoma AgrAbility Project

Assists people with disabilities employed in agriculture by providing practical education and assistance that promotes independence in agricultural production and rural living. AgrAbility staff perform worksite assessments and develop plans to accommodate farmers and ranchers with any type of disability, physical or cognitive.

Oklahoma Centers for Independent Living (CILs)

List of Oklahoma CILs, which are private, non-profit organizations that provide services relating to employment, health care and living skills that support the independence of individuals with disabilities.

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services – Vocational Rehabilitation

Describes VR programs designed to help Oklahomans with disabilities get jobs in careers of their choice.

Oklahoma Employment Network Directory

Provides links to organizations in the state that offer employment assistance, vocational rehabilitation (VR) and other support services to Social Security disability beneficiaries.

Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

Information on state employment and business resources, matching jobs and workers and providing training referral services.

Oklahoma Job Corps Centers

Provides contact information, vocational offerings and other information on Job Corps Centers in Oklahoma that help young people aged 16 through 24 train for a career.

Oklahoma Job Link

Provides job seeker services, employer services, apprenticeships and training, labor market information and service locations for the state of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Office of Disability Concerns

An independent state agency whose purpose is to help state government develop policies and services that meet the needs of Oklahomans with disabilities.

Oklahoma One-Stop Career Centers

Lists One-Stop Career Centers in Oklahoma, which provide vocational guidance, assistance in obtaining employment and training opportunities and referrals to support or case management services for individuals with significant barriers to employment. Veterans are given priority for certain job opportunities.

Oklahoma Small Business Development Center

Provides one-to-one business counseling, economic development assistance and training to small businesses and prospective small businesses.

Oklahoma Transition Assistance Advisor (TAA)

Find Oklahoma’s expert advisor to Service Members and their families on receiving federal and state VA benefits.

Summary of VA Programs & Services – Oklahoma

Describes the full range of VA programs, benefits and services available to Veterans and their families in Oklahoma.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – Oklahoma City Area Office

Contact information for the local field office of the EEOC, which enforces many federal civil laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), that prohibit job discrimination. The Oklahoma City Area Office has jurisdiction over the state of Oklahoma.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – St. Louis District Office

Contact information for the local field office of the EEOC, which enforces many federal civil laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), that prohibit job discrimination. The St. Louis District Office has jurisdiction over the states of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma as well as several counties in Illinois.

VA Regional Office – Muskogee

Provides contact information for the Muskogee Regional Office, which administers VA benefits to eligible Veterans and family members in Oklahoma.

Veteran’s Business Development Officers in Oklahoma

Contact information for Veteran’s Business Officers in the Small Business Administration (SBA) Oklahoma offices, who can help Veterans prepare and plan to become entrepreneurs.

 

Family & Caregiver Support

Family Caregiver Alliance – Oklahoma Caregiver Programs

Information on programs funded through the National Family Caregiver Support Program, Aged/Disabled Medicaid waivers, and state-funded programs that either have a caregiver-specific focus, or include a family caregiving component in their service package.

Family Caregiver Alliance – Oklahoma State Profile

Provides background characteristics for Oklahoma related to caregiving and aging as well as information on publicly-funded caregiver support programs.

Military HOMEFRONT – Oklahoma State Resources

Links to advocacy, employment, housing, health care, legal, financial and other resources available to Service Members, Veterans and their families in the State of Oklahoma.

Network of Care for Seniors & People with Disabilities

Helps puts the elderly and people with disabilities, as well as their caregivers and service providers in touch with the right services at the right time.

Operation Homefront Oklahoma

Provides emergency financial and other assistance to Service Members, Veterans and their families to help support their urgent household needs.

Operation Military Kids – Oklahoma

Reaches and supports military kids before, during and after the deployment of their parents with a special emphasis on children of National Guard and Reserve personnel.

Summary of VA Programs & Services – Oklahoma

Describes the full range of VA programs, benefits and services available to Veterans and their families in Oklahoma.

 

Health Resources

Brain Injury Association of Oklahoma

Provides a list of support groups and additional resources and links in Oklahoma for people living with TBI.

Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center

Provides health care services to Veterans in 25 counties in eastern Oklahoma.

Mental Health America (MHA) Affiliates in Oklahoma

List of MHA affiliates in Oklahoma that provide public education, information and referrals to support groups, rehabilitation services, socialization and housing services to individuals with mental illness and their loved ones.

Mid-America Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America

Advocates for health care, research, education, Veterans’ benefits and rights, accessibility and the removal of architectural barriers, sports programs and disability rights.

Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Institute

Offers rehabilitation and treatment for moderate to severe brain injury along with cognitive impairment, aggression, and physical disabilities.

Oklahoma Advantage Waiver

Provides Medicaid services to help people (including older Oklahomans and adults who have a physical disability) stay at home instead of going to a nursing home.

Oklahoma City VA Medical Center (VAMC)

Learn about the VA medical system that provides treatment and administers VA benefits and other programs to Veterans and qualified family members in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

Offers a statewide system of affordable programs tailored to meet a variety of mental health needs.

Oklahoma Health Care Authority

Provides information on health insurance options in the state of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma League for the Blind

Works to facilitate the independence and improved quality of life of people who are blind or vision impaired. Offers employment and training programs, education programs, youth services and more.

Oklahoma Transition Assistance Advisor (TAA)

Find Oklahoma’s expert advisor to Service Members and their families on receiving federal and state VA benefits.

Reynolds Army Community Hospital

Provides healthcare to Service Members, their families and military retirees.

State Mental Health Resources for Oklahoma

Lists of mental health facilities and services, substance abuse treatment facilities, suicide prevention programs, self-help groups and organizations that provide professional advocacy protection, family support programs and financing information in Oklahoma.

Summary of VA Programs & Services – Oklahoma

Describes the full range of VA programs, benefits and services available to Veterans and their families in Oklahoma.

VA Medical Facilities in Oklahoma

List of VA Medical Centers in Oklahoma, which provide comprehensive services to Oklahoma Veterans, including medical, surgical, rehabilitative, neurological, primary, mental health and long-term care on both an inpatient and an outpatient basis.

VA Vet Centers in Oklahoma

Provides readjustment counseling and outreach services to all Veterans who served in any combat zone and to their families for military related issues.

 

Homeless Assistance

Bryce House – 12 & 12, Inc.

Provides transitional housing and therapy for homeless Veterans recovering from substance abuse.

HUD Continuum of Care Contacts (CoC) for Homeless Programs – Oklahoma

Provides a statewide list of lead agencies responsible for coordinating HUD’s homeless programs. A CoC lead agency can identify homeless assistance resources in your area. Provided by the Department of Housing & Urban Development.

Healthcare for the Homeless Clinics – Oklahoma

Find a health center that serves homeless individuals with checkups, treatment, immunizations, dental care, prescriptions, and mental health and substance abuse care. Provided by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.

Homeless Assistance Resources – Oklahoma

Provides a state-specific list of resources for the homeless, including shelters, food banks, legal services, emergency rent and utility assistance, housing counselors, and help hotlines. Provided by the Department of Housing & Urban Development.

Homeless Shelters & Resources – Oklahoma

Locate an organization that offers services for the homeless in your area. Provided by the National Coalition for the Homeless.

Operation Homefront – Oklahoma

Provides emergency assistance and morale to Service Members, Veterans and their families residing in Oklahoma.

Red Rock Behavioral Health Services

Provides community housing and support services for homeless and at-risk individuals affected by mental illness.

Summary of VA Programs & Services – Oklahoma

Describes the full range of VA programs, benefits and services available to Veterans and their families in this state.

VA Guidebook for Incarcerated Veterans – Oklahoma

Helps previously incarcerated Veterans avoid homelessness by providing state-specific resources on housing, health care, treatment, and community re-adjustment. Developed in partnership with the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans.

 

Housing

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) – Oklahoma

Locate a CIL that helps individuals with disabilities by providing living skills, advocacy, transportation, and employment assistance.

Disability & Homeless Preference for Rental Assistance – Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency

Describes the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s (OHFA) disability and homelessness preference to be placed at the top of rental assistance waiting lists.

Housing & Urban Development (HUD) – Oklahoma

Learn about homeownership, rental assistance, and other affordable housing programs for low- to moderate-income families, the elderly and persons with disabilities.

National Resource Center on Supportive Housing & Home Modification – Oklahoma

Provides information and resources on modifying and/or repairing a home in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City Housing Authority

Provides affordable housing, rental assistance and homeownership programs to families and persons with disabilities.

Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency

Provides information on affordable housing, home loans and rental programs.

Operation Homefront – Oklahoma

Provides emergency assistance and morale to Service Members, Veterans and their families residing in Oklahoma.

Summary of VA Programs & Services – Oklahoma

Describes the full range of VA programs, benefits and services available to Veterans and their families in Oklahoma.

VA Regional Office – Muskogee

Provides contact information for the Muskogee Regional Office, which administers VA benefits to eligible Veterans and family members in Oklahoma.

 


Transportation & Travel

Oklahoma ABLE Tech Assistive Technology Fact Sheet

Provides information on adapting motor vehicles for people with disabilities, including cost-saving opportunities, obtaining training on the use of new equipment and other resources.

Oklahoma Aging Services – Transportation Information

Provides information on transportation services available for the elderly and people with disabilities in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma METRO Transit Services for People with Disabilities

Find information on transportation options for people with disabilities in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma Parking Placard Application for People with Disabilities

Access application form for a parking placard for people with disabilities in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Transit Links

Find county by county public transportation information for Oklahoma.

Operation Homefront – Oklahoma

Provides emergency assistance and morale to Service Members, Veterans and their families residing in Oklahoma.

 

Other Services & Resources

2-1-1 Oklahoma

An easy-to-remember telephone number that connects people with important community services, including transportation options for people with disabilities.

Association of the United States Army (AUSA) – Oklahoma Chapters

Links to Oklahoma Chapters of AUSA, which develop programs and activities that provide community support and serve as liaisons between the Army and local civilian communities.

Disabled Sports USA (DS/USA) – Oklahoma

Find the Oklahoma chapter on an interactive map. Established by disabled Vietnam Veterans, DS/USA offers sports rehabilitation programs, including winter skiing, aquatic sports, competition and special sports events, to anyone with a permanent disability.

Emergency Preparedness for Oklahoma

Alerts communities and coordinates emergency responses to damage, injury and loss of life and property due to natural, technological or man-made disasters and emergencies. Use the Family Emergency Preparedness Workbook to map out procedures to keep your loved ones safe in the event of an emergency.

Military HOMEFRONT – Oklahoma State Resources

Links to advocacy, employment, housing, health care, legal, financial and other resources available to Service Members, Veterans and their families in the State of Oklahoma.

National Association of Counties (NACo)

Represents more than 2,000 counties across the U.S. NACo also provides links to important contacts and resources in Oklahoma counties such as Congressional districts and census data. For more information visit the Web site of the Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma.

National Governors Association (NGA)

Provides governors with services that include representing states in Washington, DC on key issues and developing policy reports on innovative state programs. NGA addresses areas that include education, health, and technology and welfare reform. Visit NGAs Web site for information about Oklahoma state government.

National Guard Family Program – Local Community Resource Finder

Lists family and other resources available to Guardsmen and their families, and provides contact information. For more specific information, select the relevant state and/or city, and choose a category or resource.

National League of Cities (NLC)

Works to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC also provides contact information for many cities and towns in Oklahoma to connect you to the programs and services they offer in your community.

Office of Disability Concerns (ODC)

ODC provides information, advocacy and referral services for persons with disabilities throughout Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Consumers’ Guide to Legal Help

Provides Oklahoma resources for finding legal advice or representation, hiring or using a lawyer, and representing yourself or learning about the law.

Oklahoma Directory of Pro Bono Legal Programs

Directory of Pro Bono Legal Programs serving residents of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Lawyers for America’s Heroes

Provides pro bono, or discounted legal services to any military member, Veteran and their families in the state of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

Provides free services to Oklahomans who are blind or have visual impairments, learning disabilities or physical limitations that make it difficult to use regular printed matter.

Oklahoma National Guard

Provides services and resources to Service Members, their families and civilians, including state job information, grants and loans, support groups and Veterans assistance.

Operation Homefront Oklahoma

Provides emergency financial and other assistance to Service Members, Veterans and their families to help support their urgent household needs.

Public Health Emergency Resources for Oklahoma

Coordinates effective responses to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies through Oklahoma’s Department of Health.

Purple Heart of Oklahoma

Information about the Military Order of the Purple Heart in Oklahoma.

Vetfriends

A resource that helps US military vets reunite.

Ok Chapter 10-1 Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association

National Native American Veterans Association

A place that Native American Veterans can turn to for information and assistance.

Mental Health Association of Central Oklahoma

The mission of the Mental Health Association of Central Oklahoma is to promote mental health through education, advocacy, prevention and treatment services.

 

U.S. LEGISLATIVE BRANCHES

House of Representatives

U.S. Senate

 

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