Veterans Crisis Line (800) 273 - 8255 Option #1

Service members, their families, and friends can:

  • call toll free (800) 273 - 8255 Option #1

  • text message to 838255



VA Counselors Available 24 Hours a Day (800)273-8255

To ensure veterans with emotional crises have round-the-clock access to trained professionals, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has begun operation of a national suicide prevention hotline for veterans. To operate the national hotline, VA is partnering with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Veterans can call 1-800-273-8255 and press "1" to reach the VA hotline, which is be staffed by mental health professionals.  The call is free and confidential.

 Vermont Department of Veterans Affairs

         Phone Number  802-838-3379   

         Toll Free 888-666-9844



Health Care Benefits:

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VA Benefits:
  • Burial
  • Death Pension
  • Dependency Indemnity Compensation
  • Direct Deposit
  • Directions to VA Benefits Regional Offices
  • Disability Compensation
  • Disability Pension
  • Education
  • Home Loan Guaranty
  • Medical Care
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment


What is Available in Vermont?

The Vermont Veterans and Family Outreach Program was created in 2007 to help veterans and their families obtain the benefits they’ve earned through their service. Everyone on the outreach team has served in the military, and almost all of them have served in combat. They have a 24 hour resource line for crisis situations, and they operate in 12 different locations across the state. We recommend you call the outreach team member closest to you to get started.

  • 24 Hour Resource Line for Crisis Situations - (888) 607-8773
  • Bennington - (802) 310-5359
  • Berlin - (802) 399-6135
  • Colchester - (802) 338 3022
  • Enosburg Falls - (802) 399-6068
  • Jericho - (802) 310-0631
  • Montpelier - (802) 734-2282
  • Morrisville - (802) 734-2311
  • Newport - (802) 399-6250
  • Rutland - (802) 310-5334
  • Vergennes - (802) 881-6680
  • Williston - (802) 734-2123
  • Windsor - (802) 881-6232

Who Does the Outreach Team Help?

The outreach team will help any veteran. Although they actively work to contact veterans with service since 9/11/01, they will help any veteran or family member who contacts them.

What Do They Do? 

The members of the outreach team do not provide direct benefits. Instead, their specialty is in identifying potential needs and then referring veterans and families to the appropriate service providers. This includes screening veterans for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  They can also help find ways to overcome barriers to care, such as transportation to appointments. This helps limit frustration by getting people headed in the right direction the first time.

Can They Help Me with My VA Disability Claim? 

Yes and No. The outreach team may be able to help you collect the documents necessary to substantiate your claim, but the claim itself should be prepared by an accredited service officer. Below is a list of accredited service officer programs in Vermont.

  • American Legion Veteran Service Officer (Office-White River Junction) (802) 296-5166
  • Disabled American Veterans Service Officer (Office-White River Junction) (802) 296-5167
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Veteran Service Officer (Office-White River Junction) (802) 296-5168
  • Vietnam Veterans of America (Locations Statewide) (603) 9036-1257
  • State of Vermont Veteran Service Officer Program (Travels Statewide) (888) 666-9844

Additional Resource Numbers & Websites

Bereavement Counseling 1-202-461-6530
Children of Women Vietnam Veterans (CWVV) 1-877-345-8179 or 
Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA) 1-800-733-8387
Debt Management Center (Collection of Non-Medical Debts) 1-800-827-0648
Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) National Call Center for Homeless Veterans hotline 1-877-424-3838
eBenefits (General Questions & Technical Issues) 1-800-983-0937
Education (GI Bill): 1-888-442-4551
Federal Recovery Coordination Program 1-877-732-4456
Foreign Medical Program 1-888-820-1756
Gulf War Veterans Helpline 1-800-749-8387
Homeless veterans 1-877-222-8387
Income Verification and Means Testing 1-800-929-8387
Life Insurance 1-800-669-8477
Meds by Mail 1-888-385-0235 or 
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans 1-877-424-3838
National Cemetery Scheduling Office 1-800-535-1117
National Personnel Records Center 1-314-801-0800
National Resource Directory https://www.nrd.gov/
Pension Management Center 1-877-294-6380
Presidential Memorial Certificate Program 1-202-565-4964
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned or Veteran-Owned Small Business 1-202-303-3260
Special Health Issues 1-800-749-8387
Spina Bifida/Children of Women Vietnam Veterans 1-888-820-1756
Status of Headstones and Markers 1-800-697-6947
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) 1-800-829-4833
VA Caregiver Support Line 1-855-260-3274
VA for Vets 1-855-824-8387
VA Inspector General 1-800-488-8244
VA Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs 1-202-461-7600
Veteran's ID Theft Hot Line 1-800-333-4636
Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) 1-866-487-2365
Women Veterans 1-202-461-1070
Wounded Warrior Resource Center 1-800-342-9647