Resources for Veterans

Ensuring that our nation's veterans and their families have access to the resources they need and have earned is an investment in the strength and security of our nation.

The resources below can be used by veterans across New Jersey in need of assistance. If you are experiencing an issue with the VA, or would like to speak with a member of our staff, please fill out our online casework form located here, https://malinowski.house.gov/casework.

 

General Services Information

  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Provides veterans with the world-class benefits and services they have earned.
  • Military One Source – Offers a wide range of individualized consultations, coaching and non-medical counseling for many aspects of military life.
  • National Resource Directory  –  A resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. 

New Jersey Resources

District Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Veterans Service Offices

Essex / Union County

Contact
Robert Maulano
Phone: 973-297-3336
Fax: 973-642-0830
Robert.Maulano@dmava.nj.gov

Location
20 Washington Place
Room #431
Newark, NJ 07102

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 

Middlesex / Somerset County

Contact
Joseph Battito
Phone: 732-937-6347 / 6348
Fax: 732-937-6417
Joseph.Battito@dmava.nj.gov

Location
Somerset Armory
1060 Hamilton Street
Somerset, NJ 08873

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed Alternate Fridays

Sussex / Morris County

Contact
William Robinson
Phone: 973-366-0245 / 8347
Fax: 973-366-0360
Bill.Robinson@dmava.nj.gov

Location
Dover Armory
479 W. Clinton Street
Dover, NJ 07801

Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Contact
William Robinson
Phone: 973-827-4020
Fax: 973-827-4024
Bill.Robinson@dmava.nj.gov

Location
Franklin Armory
12 Munsonhurst Road
Franklin, NJ 07416

Hours
Thursday, Alternate Fridays
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Warren / Hunterdon County

Contact
Sibley Smith
Phone: 908-537-0831 / 0832
Fax: 908-537-0833
Sibley.Smith@dmava.nj.gov

Location
200 Sanatorium Road
Glen Gardner, NJ 08826
 

Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Contact
Sibley Smith
Phone: 908-284-6146
Sibley.Smith@dmava.nj.gov
 

Location
4 Gauntt Place
Flemington, NJ 08822
 

Hours
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

County Operated Veterans Service Offices

Essex County
Hunterdon County
Morris County
Somerset County
Union County
Warren County     

National Veterans Service Organizations

  • U.S. Departent of Veterans Affairs VSO Directory
  • American Legion – the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
  • AMVETS – Provides Veterans, their families and survivors world-class counsel and representation before the U.S. Department Veterans Affairs (VA).
  • Catholic War Veterans and Auxiliary – Serves all veterans with a pride in Service and a love of faith.
  • Disabled American Veterans  – Provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. 
  • Jewish War Veterans – For over 120 years, Jewish War Veterans have honorably served their country, the veteran community, and the Jewish community. 
  • The Military Order of the Purple Heart – The organization now known as the “Military Order of the Purple Heart, ”was formed in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all who have received the decoration. Composed exclusively of Purple Heart recipients, it is the only veterans service organization comprised strictly of “combat” veterans.
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America – On a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes by empowering our brave men and women to regain what they fought for: their freedom and independence.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars – Fosters camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts.
  • Vietnam Veterans of America – Vows to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, create new identity for this generation of veterans, and change public perception of Vietnam veterans.  

Charitable Organizations

  • Army Emergency Relief – The Army's own emergency financial assistance organization. Charged with relieving undue financial stress on the force, AER serves the enduring priorities of the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.
  • Air Force Aid Society – AFAS works to support and enhance the USAF mission by providing emergency financial assistance, educational support and community programs.
  • Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society – Provides, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Service to the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.
  • Coast Guard Mutual Assistance – Seeks to empower the Coast Guard family in meeting future financial challenges. Through partnerships with other assistance providers, we will deliver innovative financial assistance in response to emerging Coast Guard family needs. 
  • Yellow Ribbon Fund – A veteran service organization, 501(c)3 providing housing, transportation, and caregiver & family support to severely wounded, ill and injured post-9/11 service members from every branch of the United States Military, following unexpected medical crises
  • Hope for the Warriors – Comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.
  • Operation Home Front – Provides critical financial assistance, transitional housing programs, permanent housing, caregiver support services, and recurring family support services to overcome the short-term bumps before they become long-term chronic problems.
  • United Service Organization – Provides programs, entertainment and services at more than 250 USO locations worldwide

Family Programs

  • New Jersey Family Assistance Centers – Located around the state to serve the needs of Servicemembers and their families. Whether pre-, during or post-deployment, these centers offer information and referral services to all service member and their families regardless of their branch of service or duty status. 
  • Blue Star Families – Committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors – individuals and organizations – to create vibrant communities of mutual support. 
  • Operation Purple Programs – Offers free summer camp for military children, family retreats, healing adventures, and "buddy" camp
  • Children of Fallen Soldiers – Provides emotional, educational and financial support to help US service member’s dependents who have lost a parent or have a severely disabled parent who served in the Gulf, Iraq and/or Afghanistan wars as well as college scholarships for the disabled veteran.

Education

Healthcare

  • VA New Jersey Health Care System – Honoring America's veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well being.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Support and assistance for military personnel, veterans and their families 1-800-273-8255
  • Veterans Crisis Line – For Veterans in crisis or those concerned about a loved one.
  • TRICARE – Healthcare program for uniformed service members, retirees, and their families.  TRICARE provides comprehensive coverage to all beneficiaries including: Health Plans, Special Programs, Prescriptions, Dental Plans, and More.
  • Hero Miles –  Provides round-trip airline tickets to wounded, injured, and ill services members and/or their families who are undergoing treatment at a military or VA medical center; or who are attending an authorized event. 
  • Fisher House – Builds comfort homes where military & veterans families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital.
  • Wounded Warrior Project –  Assists service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001.
  • Blinded Veterans Association – Providing help and assistance to those who lost their eyesight in the line of duty.

Housing Assistance

  • New Jersey Homeless Veterans Grant Program – Award grants to organizations that assist homeless veterans in this State from funds appropriated to the department from the “Homeless Veterans Grant Fund” 
  • VA Home Loans – Working to help Servicemembers, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. 
  • Fisher House – Builds comfort homes where military & veterans families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital.
  • Homes for Our Troops – Works to build and donate specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.
  • Operation Chillout – New Jersey’s oldest (and only) all-volunteer mobile outreach for homeless veterans, men and women, on mission since December 21, 2000. 
  • Hope for Veterans – Provides transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, rapid re-housing and homelessness prevention. 
  • Valley Brook Village – First of its kind VASH (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing) community for homeless veterans, situated on the Lyons Campus of the Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System in Lyons, New Jersey. 

Financial Education

  • National Foundation for Credit Counseling – The Nation's largest and longest-serving nonprofit financial counseling organization.
  • Military & Family Life Consultant Program – Includes personal financial counseling to help you and your family manage your finances, resolve financial problems and reach long-term goals, such as getting an education, buying a home, and planning for retirement.
  • VA Financial Literacy – From reducing debt to finding a home loan to creating a family budget and protecting your identity and VA benefits, VA and its partners have resources to assist with managing your personal finances.
  • Veterans Financial Coalition – Formed to serve the financial needs of veterans returning to civilian life.

Employment Assistance

  • Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education – Ensures the highest level of knowledge, skill and integrity of the personal finance profession by certifying, connecting, and supporting diverse professionals who serve communities worldwide.
  • Career One Stop for Military Spouses – Employment, education, and relocation resources just for military spouses.
  • Military Spouse Employment Partnership – Through the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, hundreds of companies and organizations have committed to hiring and retaining military spouses in jobs that provide meaningful and lasting employment.
  • Feds Hire Vets – Promotes opportunities for vets and their families to continue your service to this great nation as Federal civilian employees.

Survivor Services

  • New Jersey Survivor Outreach Services – Unified support program that enables survivors of Military families to remain an important part of the Military for as long as they desire.
  • VA Survivors Pension – Offers monthly payments to qualified surviving spouses and unmarried dependent children of wartime Veterans who meet certain income and net worth limits set by Congress.
  • America's Gold Star Families – Non-for-profit organization created to provide honor, hope and healing to those grieving any military loss through active duty service.
  • Survivor Benefit Plan  – Provides eligible beneficiaries with an "annuity," a monthly payment for the lifetime of the beneficiary.