Veterans Resources

Below are websites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them. Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to obtain books, military/medical records, and healthcare information. Please pass this information on to every Veteran you know. Nearly 100% of this information is free and available for all veterans, the only catch is: you have to ask for it, because they won't tell you about a specific benefit unless you ask for it. You need to know what questions to ask so the right doors open for you - and then be ready to have an advocate who is willing to work with and for you, stay in the process, and press for your rights and your best interests.

Healthcare

Textbooks

State of Michigan

Housing

VA Contact Information

VA Education Office - (888) 442-4551
VA Website - https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage
 

University Resources

Student Veteran Resource Center

Dept.svrc@umflint.edu

https://www.umflint.edu/studentveterans/student-veterans-resource-center

Geoff Roberts, Program Manager: (810)762-3073

gsrob@umflint.edu

Helen Budd, VA Certifying Official: (810)424-5391

hjbudd@umflint.edu

Student Veterans Association

https://www.umflint.edu/studentveterans/student-veterans-america

Counseling, Accessibility, and Psychological Services (CAPS)

(810)762-3456

https://www.umflint.edu/caps/counseling-and-psychological-services-caps

UM-Flint Career Center

https://www.umflint.edu/careers

Myesha Cannon – Career Center Liasion for Student Veterans

mycannon@umflint.edu 

UM-Flint Student Success Center

https://www.umflint.edu/studentsuccess/student-success-center

-The SSC can help connect you to tutoring, academic advising, and other resources to ensure your success as a student veteran at UM-Flint.

National and State of Michigan Veteran Resources

Michigan Veteran Resource Service Center

1-800-MICH-VET

Michiganveterans.com  

Veterans Crisis Hotline

1-800-273-8255 (press 1)

U.S Department of Veterans Affairs

www.va.gov

VA Campus Toolkit

This toolkit provides faculty, staff, and administrators resources to support student Veterans. The Post 9/11 GI Bill is bringing student Veterans to campuses in record numbers. Our aim is to help campuses welcome these men and women by recognizing who they are, and understanding their unique experiences, adjustments, and needs.

http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/studentveteran/#sthash.hmtAXdCw.zz9VHVdr.dpuf

Student Veterans of America- This nonprofit organization provides support to help Veterans succeed in higher education, achieve their academic goals, and gain meaningful employment.

www.studentveterans.org

VA GI Bill® Website
This website is the home for all educational benefits provided by VA. It offers tools and resources to help Veterans who are pursuing college degrees, on-the-job training, apprenticeships, or non-degree programs.
www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

Real Warriors
Discover resources especially for Veterans and Service members related to educational and vocational counseling, making the transition to academic life, and recognizing other issues you may be dealing with.
www.realwarriors.net/veterans/treatment/studentveterans.php

Vet Center
If you are a combat Veteran, you can bring your DD214 to your local Vet Center and speak with a counselor or therapist — many of whom are Veterans themselves — for free, without an appointment, and regardless of your enrollment status with VA. In addition, any Veteran who was sexually traumatized while serving in the military is eligible to receive counseling regardless of gender or era of service.
www2.va.gov/directory/guide/vetcenter_flsh.asp

VA Medical Center Facility Locator
Some problems while in school might be signs of health-related conditions that need attention. VA provides world-class health care to eligible Veterans. Most Veterans qualify for cost-free health care services, although some Veterans must pay modest copays for health care or prescriptions.
www2.va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp?isflash=1

 

Buddy-to-Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program
Buddy-to-Buddy is a peer-to-peer outreach program that trains veterans to provide peer support and linkage to needed resources for Michigan Post-9/11 service members and veterans.  Please contact us if you interested in learning more about the Buddy-to-Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program, would like to become a volunteer, or are seeking assistance. Please note that at this time, we are only assisting Post-9/11 service members and veterans that reside in the state of Michigan.

Please call 1-888-822-8339 or send an email to buddytobuddyVVP@umich.edu.

The Buddy-to-Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program cannot provide an immediate response in an emergency. If you or someone you know needs immediate assistance, please contact one of the following resources:

  • If you or someone you know is currently in the act of harming him/herself and/or in immediate need of medical attention, call 911 immediately.
  • If you are a veteran in emotional distress or thinking about suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at (800) 273-TALK (8255) and press 1 for veterans.