The COVID-19 pandemic has brought uncertainty into people’s lives, workplaces, and neighborhoods, including our military and veteran community.  Below is some information to help during this difficult time. We will continue to update the list as additional information becomes available.

Code of Support Resources

GO TO PATRIOTLINK

GO TO CASE COORDINATION

We encourage you to sign up for our PATRIOTlink database, to search free, vetted, direct services including:

  • COVID-19 Specific Support

  • Financial Assistance & Counseling

  • Mental Health

  • Peer Support

  • Goods & Services

If you require additional help navigating and connecting to resources, please contact our Case Coordination team.

Federal Government Response

Centers for Disease Control

Department of Veterans Affairs: Primarily, the plan consists of shifting some outpatient care to telehealth, in order to avoid having veterans come to the medical facility at a risky time. Elective and non-emergency procedures have been postponed, thus saving resources to treat coronavirus patients. (Source: Synopsis Published by Gray & Associates, LC)

Department of Defense: The DoD has implemented a 60-day “stop movement” for all service members, civilian employees, and sponsored family members currently stationed overseas. It will not impact service members already scheduled to return to the United States as part of the force drawdown in Afghanistan. About 90,000 people are affected by this action. The Army is also reaching out to retired medical personnel. Army Surgeon General Dingle told reporters Thursday they are contacting these individuals to see if they are willing to return to backfill some of the gaps in military treatment facilities left by the deploying personnel. (Source: Synopsis Published by Gray & Associates, LC) *

Financial Assistance/Relief

Coronavirus Economic Relief Plan – One Time Stimulus Payments: Most adults will get $1,200, although some would get less. For every qualifying child age 16 or under, the payment will be an additional $500. It depends on your income.

More information here: https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-stimulus-package-questions-answers.html

Mortgage/Rent Relief Tip: Reach out to your lender/landlord
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/18/what-to-do-if-you-cant-make-your-rent-or-mortgage-payments.html
http://www.freddiemac.com/about/covid-19.html

GI Benefits Will Continue Call VA’s Education Call Center to speak with a VA representative at 1-888-442-4551 or contact Student Veterans of America’s National Headquarters at [email protected]

Filing for Unemployment Benefits

Small Business Loans

Mental Health Services

Cohen Veterans Network is offering virtual telehealth to the following states: California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, & Washington

Veterans Crisis Line No matter what you are experiencing, there is support, and you are not alone. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, Text 838255, or head to veteranscrisisline.net to chat online.

MVCN/Facebook Portal Partnership Eligible Veterans and caregivers can now receive free Portal from Facebook video calling devices. The devices, which will be distributed in pairs, will help Veterans connect with their caregivers, families and friends to reduce isolation and improve social connectedness. Head to their website to learn more and apply.

National Alliance on Mental Health has created a “COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide”, which can be downloaded from their website.

PsychHub has teamed up with numerous mental health organizations to provide a massive list of resources specific to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Centerstone Military Services includes more than 1,000 providers who serve all 50 states including DC and Puerto Rico.

Camaraderie Foundation provides 100% financial support for short term confidential, private counseling services to Post-9/11 Veterans, Service members and their families. Head to their website for more information, and to apply.

Serving Those Who Have Served

Million Mask Challenge: This DMV based group that is making masks for local hospitals – the website allows for hospitals to apply for masks, and gives explicit instructions for crafters to make, package and send them.

Check out their website to see how you can get involved.

Objective Zero Ambassador Program: You can become ambassadors on Objective Zero, which allows you to receive calls, texts, and video chats from veterans who are feeling socially isolated. You do not need to have a background in mental health or be a veteran to become an ambassador. Learn more about Objective Zero on their website.

America Makes: If you are able to donate 3D printing services, America Makes is providing printable designs that can produce the supplies needed by health care providers.

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