The AFF provides Rehabilitative Recreational events for Arkansas Veterans. Sometimes Veterans need more than that. We dont maintain a budget for monetary assistance. We do however work the organizations below on a referral basis.
Some of these resources have no affiliation with the Arkansas Freedom Fund. We may work with them and refer, but are all separate entities. Just well known resources that assist veterans and their families. We also do not guarantee results from the first contact and might pool resources from a couple organizations. Please contact them directly.
We have started posting information of interest for veterans. Check out the articles.
Veteran Urns for indigent Veterans. The Veteran Urn Project www.veteranurnproject.com
The AFF is pleased to announce we are support partners with the following organizations that also do work for the veterans of Arkansas. It is important that we work together to provide a support team for our veterans.
Veteran support Partners in Arkansas:
Arkansas Run for the Fallen - To raise awareness for the native Arkansans who fought and died supporting the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). The purpose is also to provide support, hope and healing to families grieving the death of a loved one in military service regardless of relationship or circumstance of death.
Jacksonville Museum of Military History - Host of Arkansas Challenge 2009 and the Vietnam Veterans Welcome home each April.
North East Arkansas Wounded Warriors Group - NEAWWG takes Veterans on guided duck and turkey hunts. Like NEAWWG Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/nea.woundedwarriors/
Veterans Outreach Ministries. Located in Searcy and Conway and Pleasant Plains. 509 Nort Main St, Searcy AR 72143 vetcenters.org Assisting with claisms submission to the VA.
The Marine Corps League - Arkansas Chapter.
The Arkansas Veteran Coalition - Online at https://www.facebook.com/arvetco
American Veteran Outdoors - Online at https://www.facebook.com/AVOoutdoors/
Hooked On Heroes - Online at https://www.facebook.com/hookedonheroes/
Arkansas VA - Dept of Veterans Affairs Contact.
USAF Recovery Care Coordinator - Airmen 4 Life - Air Force Warrior and Survivor Assistance. Your Recovery Care Coordinator is Jim Albini, Bldg 756 Rm 117, Little Rock AFB. 501-987-1199 or click here to email.
US Army Warrior Transition Command - Contact David Farnsworth US Army Wounded Warrior Program AW2, 501-859-4268: or email David. Now on the Army Team is Lee Zimmerman.
Reserves Transition Assistance Advisor, Barbara Lee. AR JSS-TAA Bldg 7301
Arkansas National Guard, Camp Robinson, N.Little Rock, AR 72199-9600
Comm: (800) 823-2460/(501) 212-4089
Fax: (501) 212-4058 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a way to thank military veterans for their service and reflect on the freedoms Americans enjoy because of their courage and sacrifice, the Department of Defense has designated November as "Warrior Care Month," a time to reaffirm the country's commitment to care for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and their families. Remember, our greatest asset is you. If you are wounded, ill or injured, we will get through it together. For more information on Army warrior care, visit the Warrior Care and Transition Program website at: http://www.army.mil/warriorcare or call the Wounded Warrior Resource Center at 800-342-9647.
Veteran Home Loans in Arkansas - Contact Lori Pendleton, Realtor. 501-907-9685
Keller Williams Realty, 12814 Cantrell Rd, LR AR 72223.
Deaton Group Realty - Scott Nauman Realtor 501-258-5798 4901 North Shore Dr NLR, 72218, Programs for Veterans to buy houses.
Arkansas State University Online has Military/Veteran Scholarships available at https://asuonline.asu.edu/military-scholarship
Law Offices of Alan LeVar
It's no secret that living as a veteran in the United States can be extremely difficult. Statistically speaking, in 2016, there were 39,471 homeless veterans. Of those veterans, 91% were male, and 54% had a mental and/or physical disability. In general, many veterans struggle with limited financial resources and substance abuse. Thankfully, there are an unlimited amount of resources for veterans across the country specifically catered to advance and improve their lives.
For example, the Arkansas Freedom Fund was created to serve and support military, veterans, wounded veterans, and their families by filling in the gap that state/government programs tend to leave when it comes to veteran health and welfare. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Alan LeVar hope to supplement the AFF mission with a list of veterans resources that are some of the most useful programs available in Arkansas. Whether you're in need of food delivery services, housing, a homeless shelter, or employment services, we hope our comprehensive roundup will be of use to you.
Access our link at any time: https://www.levarlaw.com/resources/arkansas-veterans/
OUTSIDE ARKANSAS BUT MAY BE ABLE TO ASSIST
Great People doing Great things for Veterans are listed here below. Although we have no formal relations with these groups or organizations, they are available for you.
This Able Vet - This Able Vet LLC™ EMPOWERS Veterans and communities through the ARTS via Country Music Star Michael Peterson's nationally recognized powerful moving tribute and insight to our military men and women who have stepped up in service to their Nation. This acclaimed musical experience from the We Are Veteran's ™ Tour "Wave On Old Glory, Wave On" was delivered in over 50 venues in 2013 alone! Here is a preview www.Vimeo.com/64680030
The Warrior Ride - Based in North Carolina the Warrior Ride holds rehabilitative cycling events for combat injured veterans many times a year. Organized by good friends of ours please check them out and ride with them when in the NC Area.
The Independence Fund - Provides mobility equipment to injured and deserving veterans. Sponsor of the Lt Dan Ride in NC. AFF Members sign up and this fund can help us purchase your bike.
Wounded Warrior Project - Provides programs and services to severely injured service members during the time between active duty and transition to civilian life. Many services for veterans their families. We have worked with them for years with their Soldier Ride program.
Tee it up for the Troops - Devoted to honoring, respecting, remembering and supporting all of those who have served in America’s armed forces.
The National Resource Directory - A national directory of support service providers for veterans and families.
Ride 2 Recovery - Partnering with the Fitness Challenge Foundation, the r2r raises money to support Spinning Recovery Labs and outdoor cycling programs at Military an VA locations around the US to help injured veterans overcome the obstacles they face.
Allied Forces Foundation - The Allied Forces Foundation, Inc. is a foundation of volunteers who gratefully donate their time and services for our wounded comrades. The AFF is unique in many ways; not least in that it is formed as a joint British-American Foundation pledged to recognize and support the Steadfast Alliance, and specifically those wounded - and the families of those wounded - in the conflicts following 9/11.
Homes for Heroes - A community minded company whose purpose is to provide rebates and real estate discounts for heroes who are buying or selling a home. Tell them the AFF sent you.
Team Red, White and Blue. Team RWB is transforming the way that America supports its veterans as they transition from service member to civilian. We are creating communities of veterans, their families, and American citizens that enjoy authentic interaction through physical and social activities. www.TeamRWB.org
Operation Homefront - Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. Check them out if you find your self in need of emergency assistance.
The Recovery Village, an organization with locations across the country dedicated to helping those struggling with substance abuse into recovery.
Vets.Gov One site. A lifetime of benefits and services at your fingertips.You spoke. We listened. Vets.gov is the direct result of what you said you wanted most—one easy-to-use place to:
- Check your disability claim and appeal status
- Find out how much money you have left to pay for school or training
- Refill your prescriptions and communicate with your health care team
https://online.maryville.edu/online-bachelors-degrees/psychology/understanding-a-veteran-with-ptsd/ - A PTSD article and support information.
http://veteransnationalassistancefund.org/home.aspx -mortgage assistance, other assistance resources
http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/arkansas_transitional_housing_.html -housing and health/rehab resources across the state.
http://www.uwcark.org/housing-and-utility-assistance -central arkansas resources
http://ruralhome.org/hac-services/207-links-state-level-resources -housing resources
http://www.new-horizons.org/cmtvet.html -mutiple reousrces/injury specific organizations
http://www.hsresourceguide.org/veterans3.html quaticha region resources
https://7hillscenter.org/veteranservices/ – homeless center Fayetteville area for military and their family
http://www.voanorthla.org/arkansas-vets-now-eligible-for-services/ financial assistance for southern Arkansas residents
http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/arkansas_disability_benefit_pr.html -multiple resources for Veterans with disabilities
http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/grants-for-home-modification/#.WMbrDP9-vIU grants for people with disabilities for home modifications
http://medicaidwaiver.org/state/arkansas.html Arkansas Medicaid Waiver/Disability Services & Waivers.
http://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2016/01/14/10-special-needs-organizations-you-should-know-about/ Top Ten organizations that offer multiple resources and assistance for adults and children with disabilities.
http://www.snrproject.com/Resource/Links/Arkansas resource directory for military disabled / military with children with special needs
http://www.operationwearehere.com/MilitaryServiceDogs.html also has multiple resources for needs from A to Z.
http://dogcapes.com/trainers.html more service dog resources. Arkansas is not listed
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=service+dog+training+programs+in+arkansas&rflfq=1&rlha=0&rllag=35411096,-93448992,111247&tbm=lcl&tbs=lf_msr:-1,lf_od:-1,lf_oh:-1,lf_pqs:EAE,lf:1,lf_ui:2&* this site takes them to a list of all Arkansas service dog programs’ https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=free+vehicles+for+veterans&* this takes you to a search page which list multiple organizations that help Veterans with obtaining a vehicle.
http://veteransfamiliesunited.org/2011/06/06/financial-assistance/ multiple resources for assistance
Vietnam Veterans Resources. The most comprehensive list of tools created. This is probably the best search list ever compiled about the Vietnam War. This simply has to be shared with anyone who ever served in Vietnam or knew someone who served in Vietnam.
Veterans Administration - Web portal to the VA.
Department of Defense Website Portal - A Starting point for US Military information online.
Veterans Resources - Here to help Veterans.
VeteranAid.org - Promote Aid and Attendance benefits awareness among members, veterans groups and other interested individuals. The VAAC mission is to educate and make Veterans and healthcare providers aware of the benefits afforded veterans under the Improved Pension Benefits of the Veterans Health Administration.
Do you have a link or resource we need to share? Use the contact form to let us know about it. The AFF takes requests from groups that have a benefit to the veteran community. Listings here, do not constitute an endorsement from the AFF it's board or alumni. There are no implied relationships with any organizations. Use and visit these resources at your own risk and make your own opinions.
StartYourRecovery.org is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. It was developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts from leading organizations like SAMHSA, and people in recovery themselves. Here, individuals can hear stories from people with similar life experiences, discover the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance use issues, and locate support. Family and friends can learn about addiction and how to encourage treatment, and support sober living on the website.
www.movinghelpguide.com - We are not a moving company, our website is full of resources, information and tips on how to assist with anything related to moves. Families of those in the military know that relocation can be a normal part of life. We’ve put together the basics of any military move to help ease any stress that those families or service members might have.
Consumer Affairs Tax Software Guide The tax software industry has experienced exponential growth over the past 15 years. What started out with a handful of programs has grown to dozens of companies providing software, online and mobile-based tax preparation and filing services for individuals and businesses.
TAX INFO - Disabled Vets are eligible for tax exemptions and with tax season just around the corner, it’s time for people to start thinking about how they want to handle the filing of their taxes. My team and I have worked hard to develop a resource to help families choose which tax service is best for them and their family. Our completely free and comprehensive guide features expert reviews, detailed comparisons, and data-driven ratings - saving Veterans and their families both time and effort in an otherwise time-intensive and blind decision process
Wanting to get back to school? Check out this Military Financial Aid Guide - http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/college-guide-for-veterans
The guide is comprehensive, but easy to use, covering everything from earning college credit through military service, to the various ways veterans and active military can pay for school. Service members from every branch of the military will find the information they're looking for in one place. From Celine James.
Debt.org - Just like most Americans, you and other current or former members of the military may struggle with debt and personal finances. Your bills may have piled up while you were deployed, or you may be facing unemployment without a good education or other safety net to fall back on. Fortunately, we can help you discover programs and tools to help you control your finances.
Veterans United has a multitude of free resources dedicated to assisting veterans and active duty service members in their (post) military lives.
An organization that helps Veterans and their families under the Veterans Pension and Survivors Pension benefit programs.
Mesothelioma Symptoms is an extensive database of information and resources for patients and their families to better understand the Symptoms of Mesothelioma and the various aspects of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, as well as mesothelioma life expectancy
Experts at Military Conference Declare Breakthrough PTSD Treatment “Ready for Duty”
www.mortgageloan.com/veterans/ a comprehensive consumer guide on housing and mortgages for veterans and active military.
PleuralMesothelioma.com the most up to date and comprehensive information about Pleural Mesothelioma on the web today; with information ranging from a complete list of symptoms, to treatment options and steps to take after a diagnosis.
A Patients Guide to Mesothelioma. This guide has vital information and tools necessary to manage mesothelioma. We are giving free copies to people that send a request through this page: http://www.mesotheliomahelp.org/ We would really appreciate it if you could share the page above on your site. We also have several different resources specifically for veterans: http://www.mesotheliomahelp.org/veterans/
1/3 of all mesothelioma patients are veterans, and approximately 6,000 veterans afflicted with this asbestos-caused cancer died between 1999 and 2005 alone. Our mission is to spread awareness to veterans and their families. Our website offers free veteran specific resources and support for patients and families.
www.mesotheliomagroup.com spread mesothelioma awareness to veterans and their family members. Over 30% of all mesothelioma patients are veterans. The reason this cancer targets so many veterans is because of the extensive amount of asbestos absorbed in veterans lungs when handling past military equipment. We provide step-by-step guidance, care giving support, and invaluable resources and information, all for free.
DualDiagnosis.org is dedicated to providing comprehensive information about addiction, treatment options and the path to full recovery. Substance abuse, depression and PTSD assistance
Veteran Benefits Assistance websites.
Following are web-sites 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, information and how to appeal a denied claim with the VA. Nearly 100% of this information is without charge and available for all veterans, the only catch is you have to 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:
201 W. Broadway, Suite A
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Center for Minority Veterans http://www.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/
Center for Women Veterans http://www.va.gov/womenvet/
Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page www.va.gov/
Directory of Veterans Service Organizations http://www.va.gov/vso/
Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp
Environmental Agents http://www.va.gov/environagents/
Evaluation Protocol for Gulf War & Iraqi Freedom Veterans with Potential Exposure to Depleted Uranium (DU) http://www.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOC
Evaluation Protocol For Non-Gulf War Veterans With Potential Exposure To Depleted Uranium (Du) http://www.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOC
Forms and Records Request www.va.gov/vaforms/
Geriatrics and Extanded Care www.va.gov/geriatricsshg/
Guide to Gulf War Veterans' Health www.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf
Gulf War Veterans - Info for Gulf War Vets.
Homeless Veterans www.va.gov/homeless/
HSR&D Home www.hsrd.research.va.gov/
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence www.va.gov/ms/about.asp
My Health e Vet www.myhealth.va.gov/
OMI (Office of Medical Inspector www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/
The Service Officers Corner www.geocities.com/veteransadvocate
Veterans Legal and Benefits Information http://valaw.org/
VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm
VA National Hepatitis C Program www.hepatitis.va.gov/
Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page www.vba.va.gov/
VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals www.va.gov/vhapublications/
Vocational Rehabilitation www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/
VONAPP online http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp
Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site www.gibill.va.gov/