Veterans Resources


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Manhattan Area Resources

  • Flint Hills Veterans Coalition: The Flint Hills Veterans Coalition’s mission is to foster patriotism and to honor and perpetuate the memory of area veterans’ service to the country through the promotion of Veterans Day activities, providing scholarships for veterans, and other good works.
  • Fort Riley: We are home to soldiers and families of the 1st Infantry Division known as the “Big Red One.” Law enforcement, fire protection, sports and recreational facilities, religious activities, child and youth programs are just a small sample of the support and services we provide every day.
  • Manhattan Vet Center: We offer confidential help for Veterans, service members, and their families at no cost in a non-medical setting. Our services include counseling for needs such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST). We can also connect you with more support in VA and your community.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Manhattan, KS : Our Mission: To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans. Our Vision: Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.

State and National Resources

  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV): There are nearly 20 million veterans in the U.S. Each one has been affected by their service. DAV helps veterans of every generation address their challenges and achieve personal victories, great and small, to better thrive in civilian life. DAV offers help navigating benefits, support for caregivers and medical transportation among many other things. The local DAV can be contacted through their Facebook page.
  • Military OneSource: Military OneSource is your 24/7 connection to information, answers and support to help you reach your goals, overcome challenges and thrive. As a member of our military family, you are eligible to use this Department of Defense-funded program anytime, anywhere.
  • National Resource Directory (NRD): The NRD is a database of validated resources that supports recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration for service members, veterans, family members and caregivers.
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): To provide Veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned–and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.
  • Veterans Crisis Line: If you’re a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, the Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that connects you to a real person specially trained to support Veterans. Dial 988, then press 1, or text 838255. Chat is also available online.
  • Veterans Families United: An all-volunteer organization providing resources for Veterans and their loved ones. We have compiled links with service organizations, therapeutic avenues, pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment possibilities, and funding sources for those in need.
  • Veteran Addiction Resources: This site has resources available for veterans and family members who are struggling with mental health and substance abuse.