Websites for Veteran Resources

  • Local

    American Legion Colorado District 7
    7th District of Colorado for the American Legion

    • Counties: El Paso, Teller and Fremont
    • Towns: Calhan, Caņon City, Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek, Falcon, Florence, Fountain, Manitou Springs, Palmer Lake, Security and Woodland Park
    • Legion Posts: 5, 13, 25, 38, 39, 171, 209, 9-11, 1919, 1948, 1980, 2008, 2011 and 2016

    El Paso County Veterans Services
    El Paso County, CO Veterans Assistance Office. Contact Mr. Carl McDaniel at 520-7750.

    The Crawford House
    The Crawford House provides a structured living environment for veterans enrolled in a VA treatment program, helping them step back into the community. 56% of Colorado Springs homeless vets admit having a substance use disorder. 76% of homeless vets would be willing to enter treatment if residence exists.

    Bruce McCandless Veterans Nursing Home
    Bruce McCandless Veterans Nursing Home and General John J. Pershing Post 1919 of the American Legion, Florence, Colorado are part of the Colorado Veteran Community Living Centers.

    Disabled American Veterans
    660 Southpointe Court, Suite 316, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 (719) 785-4164

    Pikes Peak Workforce Center - Veteran Services
    1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 1107, Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 667-3700

    Peak Military Care Network
    1259 Lake Plaza Drive, Suite 250, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 2-1-1 or (719) 955-0742

    Wounded Warrior Project
    1 South Nevada Ave, Suite 205, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 377-9491 
    Colorado Springs Veterans Service Center 602 South Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719)471-9992

    Rocky Mountain Human Services Military & Veterans Programs
    24 S. Weber Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (855) 838-7428

    Dale A. Anderson, Military Veterans Liaison Office of Congressman Doug Lamborn
    1125 Kelly Johnson Blvd/, Suite 330, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (719) 355-7560

  • State

    The American Legion, Department of Colorado
    Headquarters of The American Legion for the State of Colorado

    The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Colorado
    The American Legion Auxiliary's State of Colorado Home Page.

    Sons of the American Legion, Detachment of Colorado
    The Sons of the American Legion Detachment of Colorado Home Page.

    Boys State
    The American Legion, Department of Colorado Boys State

    Girls State
    The American Legion, Department of Colorado Girls State

    Oratorical Contest
    This Nation-wide contest is designed to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American citizenship. Winners each year receive college scholarship money.

    Department of Colorado American Legion Baseball
    DID YOU KNOW? Since 1925 The American Legion has sponsored American Legion Baseball. American Legion Baseball is the oldest and largest nationwide teenage baseball program in America. More than 10 Million teenagers have played American Legion Baseball since 1925. The success of American Legion Baseball belongs to the Legionnaires and volunteers who donate hundreds of hours each summer to ensure players have an opportunity to play the game of baseball. Players learn the importance of leadership, teamwork and team loyalty while sharpening their skills on the baseball diamond. Nearly 60 percent of professional baseball players played American Legion Baseball, including 46 Hall of Fame members. Over eleven million dollars is raised each year by Legionnaires to assist these American Legion Baseball teams. Hundreds of thousands of players have earned college scholarships.

    Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
    The State of Colorado Office of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    24/7 Veterans Assistance
    Tom McCabe (720-874-1022) is the supervisor at the Veterans Affairs Combat Call Center at 14142 Denver West Parkway SUITE 335 Lakewood, CO 80401. They are a 24/7, 365 day a year referral source for Veterans, their families and other concerned citizens. They also routinely take calls from Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard personnel and their families seeking assistance and information on mental health counseling, veteran benefits, bereavement and various other issues. They liaison with the National Suicide Prevention Hotline when they receive a call from a Veteran crisis. They can be contacted at 877-WAR-VETS. They have a short commercial available at concerning their services. If you have any questions regarding this referral service, feel free to contact him or one of the other combat Veterans at the toll-free number. Please share this information with all your Veteran friends and family members.

    Colorado Veterans Resource Portal
    After almost two years of hard work, information gathering, networking, and refining; the COLORADO VETERANS RESOURCE PORTAL is now live!  Many resources are available, from Activities and Education to Mental Health.

    Veterans Facilities in Colorado

    Veterans Medical Facilities in Colorado

  • National

    The American Legion
    The Official Website of The American Legion

    The American Legion Auxiliary
    The Official Website of The American Legion Auxiliary

    Sons of The American Legion
    The Official Website of The Sons of The American Legion

    Department of Veterans Affairs
    National Office of the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Veterans Crisis Hotline
    YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Dial 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 - Confidential phone support line that connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders.

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A guide to identification and getting help
    The American Legion brochure to help with identifying symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and where to seek help.

    Women Veterans Health Care
    Implementing positive changes in providing care for all women Veterans.

    American Legion Family Network and Support
    Ready to provide immediate assistance to service personnel and families whose lives have been directly affected by America's war on terror

    The Retired Enlisted Association
    National Chapter of TREA

    Social Security Office
    You qualify for a higher social security payment because of your Military service, for active duty any time from 1957 through 2001 (the program was done away with 1 January 2002). Up to $1200 per year of earnings credit credited at time of application - which can make a substantial difference in social security monthly payments upon your retirement. You must bring your DD-214 to the Social Security Office and you must ask for this benefit to receive it! Check the site for details.

    Order Your DD214 and Other Military Records On-Line
    This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his DD-214 for employment purposes. NPRC is working to make it easier for veterans with computers and Internet access to obtain copies of documents from their military files. Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military members may now use a new online military personnel records system to request documents. Other individuals with a need for documents must still complete the Standard Form 180, which can be downloaded from the online web site. Because the requester will be asked to supply all information essential for NPRC to process the request, delays that normally occur when NPRC has to ask veterans for additional information will be minimized. The new web-based application was designed to provide better service on these requests by eliminating the records centers mailroom and processing time. I tried it, and it only took about 5 minutes to order my DD214. It will be sent straight to my house at no charge!

    Cold War Service Certificate
    A form to submit your information to receive recognition of your honorable service during the Cold War.

    Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
    JPAC teams search for missing in action (MIA) Americans from World War II, Korean War. JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (Sept. 10, 2010) Two investigation teams from the U.S. Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) deployed to Canada and the Republic of Korea to search for MIA's missing from World War II and the Korean War. An investigation team departed Hawaii recently for a mission in Canada searching for evidence of Americans lost during World War II. The team will search a site where two missing aircrew members may have perished. An investigation team will authenticate leads from eye witnesses and conduct field research throughout multiple provinces throughout the Republic of Korea. The team will investigate 11 cases located in Kangwon and Kyonggi provinces, investigating leads by means of witness interviews, case visits, and light test digging. Additionally, an anthropologist is conducting a federal training class on recovery techniques for the Department of Justice in Columbia. JPAC regularly conducts humanitarian and training missions to assist other countries in recovery techniques, which may hopefully lead to the recovery and identification of other missing persons. Falling directly under the U.S. Pacific Command, the jointly-manned organization of more than 400 military and civilian specialists has investigated and recovered missing Americans since the 1970's. To date there are approximately 74,190 unaccounted-for Americans from World War II and 8,008 the Korean War. The ultimate goal of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, and of the agencies involved in returning America's heroes home, is to achieve the fullest possible accounting of Americans lost during the nation's past conflicts. "Until They Are Home"

    VA Homeless Veterans Initiative
    The American Legion Centennial Post 209 is very interested in homelessness prevention and support. To that end, we invite you to click on the link and learn about the VA's initiative to end Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. I highly encourage you to learn more about this initiative, which contains information about resources for homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families such as:

    • Housing assistance
    • Employment programs
    • Health care
    • Mental health services

    Let's join the battle to end homelessness for our Nation's heroes.

    Mesothelioma Center (
    Veterans who developed mesothelioma and other asbestos-related conditions after exposure to asbestos in the military qualify for special financial benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), including disability compensation, special monthly compensation and service-connected death benefits for surviving family members.

    Pleural Mesothelioma Info
    Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of the disease. If you’re diagnosed with it, you have many treatment options available—options that can improve your life expectancy.

    Veterans Information on Mesothelioma
    Many veterans encountered asbestos during their service  and were unaware of the dangers of the mineral. Asbestos causes pleural mesothelioma, veterans account for a sizable percent of all diagnosed cases of mesothelioma. Learn more about exposure, diagnosis, and VA benefits at Pleural
    Additional websites on Mesothelioma

    Rocky Mountain Hyperbaric Association for Brain Injuries
     The Association is a registered 501(c)3  nonprofit organization focused on assisting those effected with a brain injury to be able to afford hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in order to supplement their current medical protocol.   The Association works with the Rocky Mountain community to assure that our clients receive the best possible medical protocol regarding their hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

    VA Health Benefits
    Start here to learn what VA health benefits you are elligible for and apply for care.

    Helpful Phone Numbers
        Health Benefits: 877-222-VETS (8387)
        Other VA Benefits: 800-827-1000
        Homeless Services: 877-424-3838

    Compensated Work Therapy
    A vocational rehabilitation program to match and support work ready veterans in competitive jobs.

    Disease Prevention
    Advocating for health promotion, disease prevention, and health education for our nation’s Veterans.

    Geriatrics & Extended Care
    Geriatric and extended care services for Veterans including non-institutional and institutional options.

    Homeless Services
    To end Veteran homelessness within the next five years, VA offers a variety of resources, programs and benefits to assist Veterans who are homeless.

    Mental Health
    Maintaining and improving the health and well-being of Veterans through excellence in health care, social services, education, and research.

    Anywhere, anytime Internet access to VA health care information and services.

    National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    VA’s center of excellence for research and education on the prevention, understanding and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Readjustment Counseling (Vet Centers)
    Offers services to Veterans and their families to aid their successful transition from military to civilian life.

    Rural Health
    Improving access and quality of care for Veterans living in rural areas.

    Substance Abuse Programs
    Treatments addressing problems related to substance use, from unhealthy use of alcohol to life-threatening addictions

    Aging Vets
    How to plan for your future

    The Recovery Village
    Veterans and Addiction Resource - Helping those struggling with substance abuse into recovery

    Residential Leases and the Military - Your Rights
    Your rights as a Servicemember

    Resources for Vets & Families Living with Cancer
    Many links regarding Cancer Care

    Military Veterans Resource Center
    Their goal is to improve the quality of veterans' lives

    Home Modifications and Assistive Technologs
    For disabled military Veterans

    Guide to Military Moves
    Here's How to Cope

    Behavioral Health for Veterans
    Leading efforts to ensure that American service men and women and their families can access behavioral health treatment and services

    The Mental Health Needs of Veterans, Service Members and Their Families
    War’s invisible wounds

    Justice for Vets
    Learn more about Veterans Treatment Court

    Tuck - Advancing Better Sleep
    How Does Trauma Affect Sleep?




Veteran Resources


The American Legion Post 39 

  Third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM

Sons of the American Legion Squadron 39 

  Second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 39 

  First Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM