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Veteran Resources

Veteran Resources

The Mid America Veterans Museum is committed to helping our veterans.  One of the most important ways we can help is to connect our veterans to readily available resources to help them in the healing process, locate services, or improve the quality of their life.

Please Note:  Our veteran resources tab is primarily for non-profit companies helping veterans.  We agree to list non-profit companies, and other “selected” businesses, which provide veterans substantially discounted products or services.  The following resources assist our veterans in a variety of specialties.

Disclaimer: The museum merely offers the resource to the veteran and assumes no liability.  The posting does not represent an endorsement for said products or services. The museum can at our discretion, refuse to list or remove a business.   

Veteran Crisis Line

24/7, confidential crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones. You don’t have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to connect.

Dial 988, Then Press 1.

If you’re a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, the Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that connects you to a real person specially trained to support Veterans.  Click on the link for more information.  https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

The Below are Veteran Resources:

Bicyclehealth

“According to the National Center for PTSD, 20% of veterans with PTSD also have Substance Use Disorder (SUD), and 33% of veterans in treatment for SUD also have PTSD. Bicycle health recently published an educational guide on post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction, why they’re connected, treatment options, challenges, and more.”  For more information, click on this link.  https://www.bicyclehealth.com/our-story

Camp Lejeune Claims Center

Between the 1950s and late 1980s, individuals at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune were exposed to toxic chemicals in their drinking water. These chemicals have been proven to cause serious health conditions. After decades of investigations and tireless advocacy, new laws allow Camp Lejeune water contamination victims to take action.  The Camp Lejeune Claims Center was founded by health advocate, Chris Carberg whose father died from bladder cancer connected to Camp Lejeune water contamination. We exist to help military veterans and their families get justice.

For more information, visit:  https://www.camplejeuneclaimscenter.com.

Dogs For Our Brave

SERVICE DOGS ENRICH AND IMPROVE THE LIVES OF THEIR VETERANS EVERY DAY.

Our mission is to provide professionally trained service dogs at no cost to veterans who have suffered debilitating injury or illness while in service to our country. Our goal is to use rescue dogs at every opportunity, thus saving two lives at once. In order to fully realize our mission without adding financial burden, we also provide a continuum of free support that covers all food, veterinary care, and pharmaceuticals for the life of the dog.  For more, click on this link. https://www.dfob.org.

Forgotten Coast K9 – Taking Care of Our Own

We take pride in honoring and empowering our veterans and first responders that are in dire need of a service dog.  Through our partnership with the number one dog trainer school in the nation, Top Tier K9 (TTK9) we help provide the best training and education to our handlers and their dogs.  For more information, click on the link. https://www.forgottencoastk9.org

FOCUS Marines Foundation

Since 2012, over 900 veterans have attended FOCUS to find ways to deal with complex and emotional issues that took place before, during or after their military service. The tools and techniques they were given at FOCUS have given them a fresh and new perspective on moving forward.  Visit https://focusmarines.org.

Frank’s Heroes.  Free Guitar Lessons for Veterans

Please join us at St. Charles First United Methodist Church at 801 First Capitol Drive, St. Charles MO. 63301.  Sessions of 11 Lessons.  Time is Saturdays, 10:00 to 11:30 AM.  For more call 314-479-5750 or 636-751-0174.

Gateway Blue Star Mothers

The Gateway Blue Star Mothers are the mothers of active duty and veteran military heroes. We come together to support active duty and reserve military members, veterans, and military families throughout the Greater St. Louis area. We draw strength from supporting each other through the ups and downs of the military momma life.  For more information visit https://gatewaybsm.org.

Got Your Six PTSD Support Dogs

Got Your Six Support Dogs is committed to providing specialized service dogs to veterans and first-responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and/or sexual trauma. Our mission is to help these men and women regain their lives through the healing power of dogs.  For more information visit https://gotyoursixsupportdogs.org.

Joshua Chamberlain Society

The Joshua Chamberlain Society is unlike any other veterans organization. We’re a 501 (c) 3 federally tax-exempt charity and our mission is to make wounded veterans and families of deceased veterans feel the support and appreciation of their community for life. With the help of generous donors, JCS “adopts” severely wounded veterans — those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, lost a limb or multiple limbs, or both — as well as the families of those service members who sacrificed their lives in service to our country. JCS provides real, tangible support for these individuals and families not only in the present, but also five, ten, twenty or more years down the line. Years from now, they will still feel the support of a community grateful for their sacrifices. Their sacrifice is permanent — so is our support. For more information, visit https://www.chamberlainsociety.org.

The Kaufman Fund

The Kaufman Fund is dedicated to helping Veterans and children in need. We strive to bring the Veteran community together to help those in need of housing, counseling, healthcare, rehabilitation, and legal needs. For more information call 314-202-2164 or visit www.thekaufmanfund.org.

Mesothelioma  Hope

Over 30% of people diagnosed with mesothelioma are United States military veterans. Every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces relied on asbestos for decades, not knowing it could cause mesothelioma and other deadly diseases. Today, veterans with mesothelioma can file for VA benefits and legal compensation.  For more information visit:  https://www.mesotheliomahope.com/veterans/

Mission 22

Mission 22 provides support to Veterans and their families when they need it most: right now. Through a comprehensive approach of outreach, events, and programs, we’re promoting long-term wellness and sustainable growth.  Our proven programs help Veterans living with post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, or military sexual trauma. We provide free, long-term programs for Veterans that focus on growth and healing.  For more information visit https://mission22.com.

Six String Heroes

Honoring and assisting injured U.S. military veterans through free guitar lessons and guitars. You can visit their Facebook page at @sixstringheroes or email them at sshstl@gmail.com.

St. Louis Vet Center

The St. Louis Vet Center offers confidential help for Veterans, service members, and their families at no cost in a non-medical setting. Our services include counseling for needs such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST). We can also connect you with more support in VA and your community.  Their direct line is 314-894-5739.  Or copy this link for more information. https://www.va.gov/st-louis-vet-center/

Veterans Community Project

Veterans Community Project refuses to let any Veteran fall through the cracks.  From providing housing to offering walk-in support services, we’re here for everyone who took the oath to serve America.  For more information or to donate, click on the link.  https://www.veteranscommunityproject.org

Veterans with Mesothelioma and VA Benefits

Veterans account for 30% of mesothelioma claims filed annually. Veterans who served in certain military occupations between 1930 and 1980 have a high risk of developing mesothelioma because nearly every branch of the military relied on asbestos. Veterans with mesothelioma can file for VA benefits.For more information, click on this link: https://www.asbestos.com/veterans/