SELECTION OF RESOURCES
As a member of the armed forces, there are a number of resources available. Whether you are active-duty military, a Veteran or a family member, there are both government and private agencies to assist in your journey both during duty and post duty. If you need information on help as you look towards your future and education, home ownership or need guidance on the path to recover, below are resources to help you get started.
Get health care benefits
- About VA health benefits
- How to apply
- Family and caregiver health benefits
- Apply now for health care
Manage your health
- Refill and track your prescriptions
- Send a secure message to your health care team
- Schedule and view VA appointments
- View your lab and test results
- Order hearing aid batteries and prosthetic socks
PTSD: National Center for PTSD
Per the National Center for PTSD, Veterans have unique needs—and unique options—when it comes to care for PTSD and other mental health conditions. These resources will help you find treatment within VA and understand the benefits and claims process.
Please also see Get Help for information on choosing a therapist, types of providers who deliver mental health care, and getting help in a crisis.
- PTSD Treatment Programs
All Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers provide PTSD treatment, and many locations around the county offer specialized PTSD programs.
- Care for Women Veterans
Many VA Medical Centers offer mental health programs specifically for women Veterans. Learn about these services and the role of the Women Veterans Program Manager, the advocate for women’s care at every Medical Center.
- Vet Centers
Find a Vet Center near you. They provide readjustment counseling to Veterans and their families after war.
- VA Benefits and Claims
The claims process can be complicated, but don’t let that stop you from applying for the VA benefits you may be entitled to. There are Department of Veterans Affairs, nonprofits, and state agencies that can help.
Education & Training
Get education benefits
- About GI Bill benefits
- How to apply
- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
- Survivor and dependent education benefits
Manage your benefits
- View your VA payment history
- Check your Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits
- Transfer your Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits
- Change your GI Bill school or program
- Change your direct deposit information
Career and Employment
Get employment benefits
Manage your career
- VA transition assistance
- CareerScope assessment
- Find a job
- Find VA careers and support
- Print your civil service preference letter
Get home loan benefits
Get Veterans housing grants
THREE EVENTS WITH ONE MISSION!
Aim high and show your skills in the 2020 Light Up To Live Clay Shoot on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 at Elm Fork Shooting Sports. The annual shoot will feature practice time, competitions, a catered lunch & awards. Stay tuned for a new date!
The 4th annual charitable golf tournament will be held Oct. 2, 2020 at the beautiful Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas. It will feature 18-holes of golf, catered luncheon, awards & more!
Light up the night at the gala of the year. The 3rd annual Light Up To Live Gala & Auction features special guests, live music & the auction. Coming in 2021!
LIGHT UP TO LIVE
Light Up To Live Foundation provides polychromatic light therapy systems and highly trained service dogs to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans living with the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress, TBI, pain, and depression. The Dallas-based 501(c)(3) charity connects and supports like-minded organizations that benefit this community.
FUNDS RAISED DIRECTLY SUPPORT:
- Polychromatic LED Light Therapy Systems are purchased and donated to other charities that provide physical and emotional therapy to Veterans learning adaptive skills.
- Polychromatic LED Light Therapy Systems are donated for personal use by Veterans who can use the systems at home or away from their physical therapy center.
- Funding of Service Dogs trained specifically for use by Veterans living with Post-Traumatic Stress, TBI and physical injuries to enhance their daily adaptive living needs – including 18 months of training and five years of canine food and veterinary care.
VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
If you would like to volunteer to help with these events, please give us your information and we will contact you.