Resources

A printable fact sheet about the Veterans with Hearing Loss program at RIT is available for download.

“We have compiled a list of resources for veterans and their families. This list includes both governmental and private organizations. Inclusion on this list shall not be seen as an endorsement by RIT of any organization or the services they provide. It is intended only to provide information about additional resources which may be available. If you know of an organization that should be listed here, please contact us using the form above.”

Military OneSource
A 24/7 resource for military members, spouses and families

VetSuccess
Information on vocational rehabilitation and education

Military Audiology Association
Helpful information for veterans with hearing loss

Department of Veteran Affairs
The official site for VA

Hearing Loss Association of America
The nation’s foremost membership and advocacy organization for people with hearing loss.

Student Veterans of America
A coalition of student veterans groups from college campuses across the United States that works to develop new student groups, coordinate between existing student groups and advocate on behalf of student veterans at the local, state and national level.

Help Base Greater Rochester
Help Base Greater Rochester (N.Y.) is a coalition of independent organizations that provide services and support to veterans, servicemembers and their families.

National Center for Rehabilitative and Auditory Research
Located at the Portland VA Medical Center (PVAMC), it is the only such center dedicated to the discovery and delivery of cutting-edge solutions to auditory system impairments.

Military.com
one of the largest sites for connecting to services for military, veterans and families.

Military Officers Association of America
Information and support related to military officers.

Fisher House
Supporting America’s military in their time of need, Fisher House provides “a home away from home” that enables family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time — during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.

All State VA Offices
Online Directory of Veterans Service Organizations

State Military Affairs
Find information on VA services in New York State

State Division of Veterans Affairs
State information for veterans

American Legion
Not-for-profit community-service organization with nearly three million members

Disabled American Veterans
An organization of disabled veterans who are focused on building better lives for disabled veterans and their families.

American Veterans with Brain Injuries
AVBI.org was established to provide a web based peer support network for these veterans with brain injuries and their family members.

AMVETS
Resource for American Veterans.

Paralyzed Veterans of America
Works to maximize the quality of life for its members and all people with SCI/D

Vietnam Veterans of America
Dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families and helping new veterans.

State Military Affairs Office
The top veterans affairs official in each state and territory.

Service Locator
America’s service locator

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Dedicated to the troops and veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their civilian supporters.

Veterans of Foreign Wars
2.2 million members, working through veterans’ service, community service, national security and a strong national defense.

Warrior Care
Serves as a portal to various resources for veterans and their families.

Wounded Warrior Project
Programs and services for severely injured veterans of recent conflicts

Center for Women Veterans
Ensures access and nondiscriminatory services for women veterans

Center for Minority Veterans
Ensures access and nondiscriminatory services for minority veterans

DVOP/LVER locator
Locates veteran’s employment service professionals in a particular geographic area

Hire Vets First
Career website for veterans

REALifelines Program
Dept. of Labor employment assistance program for seriously wounded service members from the Global War on Terror

Military Spouses
Job search, career planning, training, and family resources for military spouses.

Returning from War Zone
Information to help military family members understand what to expect during the reintegration following time in a war zone, and to help them adapt back to home life with their loved one.

Welcome Back Veterans
A joint project between Major League Baseball and the McCormick Foundation to provide funding to programs that serve veterans

Healthy People 2020
A project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Healthy People 2020 Healthy People has set and monitored national health objectives to meet a broad range of health needs, encourage collaborations across sectors, guide individuals toward making informed health decisions, and measure the impact of our prevention activity.

The Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) welcomes every deafened individual and all communication methods. Some people lipread, some sign, some use hearing aids, some have cochlear implants, and some prefer to have others write down what they are saying. ALDA respects all of these approaches—their official communication philosophy is “Whatever works!” ALDA offer veterans a membership discount and a reduced registration fee for their annual convention, ALDAcon. RIT/NTID student-veterans with hearing loss may apply for financial support to attend ALDAcon as a leadership development experience. Visit www.ALDA.org.