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The library building may be closed, but we’re still here for you! We hate we missed our March and April Mobile Vet Center visits with you, but we’ve got you covered. Check out this list of resources for veterans.  **PLEASE CONTACT ORGANIZATION DIRECTLY TO GET AN UPDATE ON AVAILABLE SERVICES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC**

Benefits

Department of Veteran Affairs Regional Office
Call: 1-800-827-1000
Online: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov
Services: Compensation, pension, voc rehab, survivors’ benefits

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home
Call:
301-884-8171

Counseling

Pro-bono Counseling Project
Call: 877-323-5800 or 410-825-1001
Services: Counseling for families, couples, individuals

Employment

Easter Seals
Call: 301-588-8700
Contact: Ron Matthews, Lead Employment Specialist: 301-920-9720


US Vets
Call: 202-573-2168
202-734-8276
202-805-1998
202-805-1984


Maryland Workforce Exchange
Search for Veteran Jobs and Veteran Priority Services
Call: 410-767-2173


Veteran Staffing Site
Search for Veteran Staffing company websites by region/county


US Department of Labor
Job search and resources


Veterans Plus
Call: 1-888-488-8767
Services: Financial education and literacy

Food Service

Food and Friends
Call: 202-269-2277, 202-269-6825
*Referral from VAMC or referral partner required
Services: Home-delivered meals and groceries, nutrition counseling & education
Counties: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s, St. Mary’s


Catholic Charities- SHARE Network
Call: 301-864-3115 Toll Free: 1-800-21-SHARE
Services: Register to purchase monthly-packages of affordable groceries
Counties: Charles, Prince George’s, Montgomery


LifeStyles of Maryland Foundation
Call: 301-609-9900; 1-866-293-0623
Services: Food/clothing; Moving expenses; Rental Arrears; Rental Assistance; Storage Expenses; Utility Assistance & Deposits; Prescription Assistance; Transportation

St. Mary’s County

Hope: Church of the Ascension 301-737-2870
Immaculate Heart of Mary 301-863-8193
Helping Hands 301-373-6990
Lexington Park Baptist 301-862-2552
Trinity Lutheran Church 301-863-9512
Zion United Methodist Church 301-863-5161
St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church 301-862-4600

Education & Training

Call: 1-888-442-4551
Online:Education and Training

Did you know veterans and transitioning military get a free year of LinkedIn Premium? Here are some features of LinkedIn Premium.

  • Find out who’s been viewing your profile
  • Five InMail messages per month
  • Applicant insight.
  • Additional information about posted jobs (salary info)
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning also known as Lynda.com (Fun Fact: The library provides this service for free to all individuals, sign up for a library card so you can access Lynda today!)
  • Resume creation with Resume Builder.

Health

To enroll with Veterans Healthcare Services at the Washington DC VA Medical Center:
Call: 1-877-222-VETS (8387),
Time: Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-8:00PM
Online: Washington DC VA Medical Center; click the “Become a Patient” link in the column to the left; click “Application for Healthcare
Benefits”; Click “Apply online VA Form 10-10 EZ” in the Get VA health care section
Request a DD214
Online: Request Military Service Records

Mental Health Crisis Hotline

Charles County Crisis Hotline (24/7)
Call: 301-645-3336

Helplines

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
Call:  877-424-3838 or 1-877-4AID-VET


Veterans Crisis Line
Call: 1-800-273-8255 (press #1)


MD Commitment to Veterans
Call: 1-877-770-4801 (Main number, 24/7)

Southern MD & PG County Regional Coordinator:
Rick Reed
Call: 410-725-9993
Information and referral, connection to behavioral health services, advocacy,
Services: transportation and temporary financial assistance
Housing services, financial assistance, VA benefits assistance, employment
Referrals: assistance, general health services



Nation Resource Directory
https://nrd.gov/ (information about resources for employment, financial, claims, etc)

Homeless Prevention

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes
Complete online form http://saluteheroes.org/get-help/emergency-financial-aid/
Disabled Veterans from OIF, OEF, OND
Services: Emergency financial aid, including: utility bills, car payments, mortgage/rental payments, medical bills


Maryland HOPE Hotline- Foreclosure Prevention
Call: 1-877-462-7555


Maryland Rental Allowance Program
Charles County: Rita Wood, Chief of Housing
Call: 301-934-0130 or 301-934-9305


Charles County Housing Authority
Call: 301-934-0112
Services: Housing assistance & deposits


Department of Social Services
Call: 301-392-6400
Services: Housing assistance & deposits; referrals; rental arrears; rental assistance; utility assistance and deposits


LifeStyles of Maryland Foundation
Call: 301-609-9900; 1-866-293-0623
Services: Food/clothing; Moving expenses; Rental Arrears; Rental Assistance; Storage Expenses; Utility Assistance & Deposits; Prescription Assistance; Transportation


Support outside of Charles County:

Legal Counseling

Call: 301-932-6661
Services: Civil cases only: housing, employment, health care, public benefits, family law, consumer