National and Local Resources for Military

Community organizations and resources for military service members, veterans and military family members

Create Connections that Count

At UMass Global we understand that our military community members face unique challenges when transitioning into civilian and academic life. Discover ways you can connect with your community with these helpful resources. 

Employment Assistance 

All UMass Global students and alumni have direct access to our Career Development Center which provides career exploration tools and one-on-one coaching to support their journeys. In addition, we also encourage you to explore the following resources and organizations for added benefits.

  • CareerOneStop - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of labor, this is your source for employment information and inspiration, career management tools and more.
  • DOD SkillBridge - Designed for veterans who are within the first 180 days of transitioning from the military, SkillBridge allows users to discover opportunities for training and development based on existing skills and knowledge. 
  • My Next Move for Veterans - This online interactive search tool allows you to search civilian career options based on interests, industry preference and even maps to jobs that are similar to military positions. 
  • National Labor Exchange - Search jobs from veteran-friendly employers. Formed between employers and state workforce agencies, the NLx collects and distributes job openings exclusively found on corporate career websites, state job banks and federal government job sites. 
  • Office of Veteran Business Development - This resource maximizes the availability of administration small business programs for veterans and their dependents or survivors.
  • USAJOBS- As part of the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM), USAJOBS connects you with federal employment opportunities, both domestically and internationally. Those who separated under honorable conditions may be eligible for veterans' preference, as well as other special hiring options. 
  • Veteran Readiness and Employment - This service helps with job training, education, employment accommodations, resume development and job search skills coaching to veterans and service members. 

Organizations and Charities 

Part of transitioning into civilian life is reconnecting with your community. These organizations and charities provide national and local support on the home front. Explore how they can help you and your family with day-to-day life. 

  • AMVETS - The most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization open to representing the interests of 20 million veterans and their families
  • Comfort Crew for Military Kids - Ensures all military children receive the support they need to thrive. 
  • Disabled American Veterans - DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families.
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America - With hundreds of thousands of members, IAVA is a community created to help veterans in a post-911 world share their stories with others who understand and support them. 
  • Military OneSource - A 24/7 gateway to trusted information, resources and confidential help including tax services, spouse employment help, webinars and online training, relocation and deployment tools and much more.
  • National Resource Directory - This site provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.
  • Soldiers' Angels - With a global network of volunteers — representing all 50 states, Washington DC, and 31 countries abroad — this organization works to ensure that those who serve or have served are supported, uplifted, and remembered through a variety of support programs.
  • Student Veterans of America - Acts as a catalyst for student veteran success by providing resources, network support and advocacy to, through, and beyond higher education. 
  • 211 - There hundreds of agencies across the country, each with a team of compassionate, highly trained community specialists who are available to help you access the best local resources and services to address any need.

Mental Health and Wellness

UMass Global offers services through the Office of Accessible Education to help to promote personal growth. You may also want to check out some of these public resources specific to supporting overall wellness. 

  • Lifeline for Vets - Crisis Management, information and referral needs of all veterans and their families.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness - Recognizing the three primary mental health conditions that military families face (PTSD, Depression and TBI), NAMI connects you with support groups and free services to help you along your journey. 
  • National Center for PTSD - The world's leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD and traumatic stress.
  • VA Mental Health Center - The Department of Veterans Affairs has a variety of mental health resources, information and treatment options. It also hosts the National Center for PTSD which is the leading research and educational center of excellence in the field.  
  • Veterans Crisis Line - You don't have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to call and connect with a real person qualified to support veterans and their loved ones. 
  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline - Confidential and free 24/7 support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources.
     

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