Support services for Veteran families 2020 Guide | Vets Whats Next

This article is a compilation of support services for Veteran families to serve as a guild to help families access the assistance they need.

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Supportive resources for Veterans Families  


Mental health support services for Veteran families

Find out how to access VA mental health services for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST), depression, grief, anxiety, and other needs. You can use some services even if you’re not enrolled in VA health care.

Mental health services

Job support services for Veteran families

If you’re a military spouse or surviving spouse, find out if you’re eligible and how to apply for the Department of Defense’s Spouse Education Career Opportunities (SECO) program. And learn about other resources to help you build your career or start a small business.

Start your own business

If entrepreneurship interests you, learn about everything from start-up costs to business, accounting, and financial assistance with three programs: SCORE, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.

Housing support services for Veteran families

Homeless Veteran Families 

NCHAV – Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program was established in 2011 to rapidly re-house homeless Veteran families and prevent homelessness for those at imminent risk due to a housing crisis.


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Vehicles support services for Veteran families


A nonprofit charity that 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.


Veteran Car Donations: 

Supporting the spouses and families of our nation’s fallen heroes.

Transitioning assistance for our troops when they come back home after deployment. Building mortgage-free, specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured veterans. Fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill. Tutoring support and education scholarships for our returning troops and veterans.

Veteran Car Donations

Cars 4 Heroes

a non-profit organization that provides free, basic, reliable transportation to Veterans, First Responders, their families, that otherwise are not able to obtain transportation for themselves.


Cars for Veterans

Provides emergency financial assistance with rent, emergency housing and/or repairs, utilities, food and gas to veterans and active military personal and those who are in transition to civilian life awaiting VA benefits, and to maintain long term stability and self-sufficiency.


Educational support services for Veteran families

Fry Scholarships: 

a scholarship for children and dependents of Veterans. If your parent or spouse was an active-duty service member who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001, you may qualify for this benefit. Find out if you’re eligible for education benefits through this scholarship.

Fry Scholarships requirements and application 

Post 9/11 GI Bill:

The Post-9/11 GI Bill allows you to transfer all or some of your unused benefits to your spouse or dependent children. The military determines whether or not you can transfer benefits to your family. Once your service approves your eligibility to transfer your benefits, your dependents can apply for them through the VA.

Post 9/11 GI bill 

Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA):

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides up to $4,000 of Financial Assistance for military spouses who are pursuing degree programs, licenses or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields.


Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) apply

Dependents Education Assistance Program:

The Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 36 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship and on-the-job training. Remedial, deficiency and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

Dependents Education Assistance Program

Marine GySgt John D. Fry Scholarship Program: 

The Fry Scholarship is a program similar to the Post-9/11 GI Bill that makes education benefits available to the surviving spouses and children of service members who die in the line of duty after Sept. 10, 2001. Like Post-9/11 veterans, eligible surviving spouses and children attending school may receive full tuition coverage at state-operated colleges and universities, plus a monthly living stipend and book allowance under this program.

Marine GySgt John D. Fry Scholarship Program

Burial support services for Veteran families


How does a Veteran or their dependent apply for benefits? 

For all benefits information, to apply, to check the status of a claim visit,

Or call 1-877-222-8387  (VA forms and publications, compensation, pension, home loan, or any other claim)