Veterans Resources

University Resources

Penn State Office of Veteran Affairs and Services

Student Veterans of America (SVA)

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

  • 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
  • Chat online or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support
  • 24/7, 365 days a year

Local Resources 

Philadelphia VA Medical Center – Mental Health
3900 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-823-5800 or 1-800-949-1001

Philadelphia Vet Center – Center City
801 Arch Street, Suite 502, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-627-0238 or 1-877-927-8387

Philadelphia Vet Center – Northeast
101 E. Olney Avenue, Suite C-7, Philadelphia, PA 19120
Phone: 215-924-4670 or 1-877-927-8387 

Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center (PVMSEC)
213-217 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-923-2600

The only non-profit agency in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas that provides a comprehensive resource center available to all Veterans in need.

Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network (GPVN)
Contact: [email protected]

GPVN aims to:

  1. Ensure veterans have career services, programs, and mentors available to help accelerate their job search.
  2. Offer Veteran Entrepreneurship programs.
  3. Generate job leads by networking with business leaders in the Greater Philadelphia area who are looking to hire veterans.

Healing Ajax
Vets helping vets. No one understands the transition from the battlefield to homefront like someone else who's endured it, managed it. We've been there. And we can help here. Healing Ajax is a unit of Resources for Human Development, a nonprofit helping Americans since 1970. At Healing Ajax, there's no stigma, no obligation and no cost. So, there's every reason to depend on each other again, this time at home. Contact us...we're here for you now.

National Resources is a comprehensive one-stop site for Veteran and Service-member employment needs. Veterans can browse job listings, post resumes, and apply for positions directly on the site. Employers can post jobs, view Veteran resumes, and receive job applications.

Make the Connection
Make the Connection is a public awareness campaign sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs that connects veterans and their families with information and resources to help them cope with transitions, physical and psychological health concerns, and challenging life events.

DCOE Outreach Center
The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) has an Outreach Center to provide information and resources to service members, veterans, family members, health care providers, caregivers, employers and others in the community with questions about psychological health issues and traumatic brain injury. If you have questions about which tools for supporting your reintegration or education are right for you, a trained health resource consultant is ready to talk, listen and provide free, confidential guidance 24/7.
Call 866-966-1020 (toll-free)

Email: [email protected]

Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC): Mental Health and Call Centers has been developed by the Deployment Health Clinical Center as a resource for clinicians, veterans, and their families.

Online Resources

Military OneSource
Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve (regardless of activation status), and their families. It is a virtual extension of installation services on a wide variety of issues.

After Deployment
Information and self-guided solutions for dealing with common post-deployment problems, such as stress, anger, depression, and relationship issues and more. The content is directed at veterans, service members and their families.

Real Warriors
Resources for Veterans and servicemembers related to educational and vocational concerns and making the transition to civilian and/or academic life.

National Center for PTSD
Information and resources on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, deployment and reintegration for veterans and their families.

National Veteran Advocacy Organizations

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Wounded Warrior Project

Veterans Network