Resources for active-duty service members, veterans and military families

Benefits and compensation
Apply for VA benefits online
Charles County Veterans Assistance

Joint DoD/DVA Disability Evaluation System (pilot program)

Maryland Unemployment Insurance benefits

Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities

Federal benefits for veterans, dependents and survivors

Maryland Disability Determination Services
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
Maryland State Department of Assessment and Taxation

Returning Service Members

VA Compensation and Pension Service

VA Baltimore regional office

Death and survivor benefits
Bereaved Parents of the USA – Maryland chapters
Burial and memorial benefits

Survivors and Dependents Assistance

VA Annapolis National Cemetery

VA Baltimore National Cemetery

VA Loudon Park National Cemetery

Education and training
Community College of Baltimore County Veterans Information
Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)

GI Bill

Maryland Higher Education Commission

MCVET Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training

Montgomery College Combat2College Program

Towson Extended Education and Online Learning Program for Military Spouses

University of Maryland Veterans Program Office

U.S. Department of Education for military families and veterans

GI Bill transferability
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs education and scholarships

Maryland Troops to Teachers

Maryland Veterans Scholarships

Military scholarship finder

UMUC military spouse scholarship

UMUC Orkland Family Military Scholarship

UMUC veteran scholarships

Veterans Upward Bound scholarship

Families and caregivers
2-1-1 United Way referral service (24 hour information and referrals for Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carrol, Cecil, Harford and Howard counties, and Baltimore City)
Air Force Family
Andrews Air Force Base Community Fund

Andrews Air Force Base Youth Programs

Army OneSource: Family Programs and Services

Blue Star Families

Blue Star Mothers

DOD Military Community and Family Policy

DOD Military family support

Family Caregiver Alliance – Maryland

Family Matters Blog

Fisher Houses

Ft. Meade child care programs

Ft. Meade morale, welfare and recreation

GI Bill transferability

Gold Star Mothers

House of Ruth domestic violence center

Marine Corps Family Life

Maryland Department of Aging caregiver resources

Maryland Department of Education military support websites

Maryland veterans network of care

Military Child Initiative

Military OneSource (for active-duty, guard, reserve and families)

Montgomery County Mental Health Helpline for veterans and families


National Military Family Association

Naval District Washington Navy Fleet & Family Support Centers

Navy FOCUS: Family resilience training 

Operation Homefront DC Metro

Operation Military Child Care

Operation Military Kids Maryland

Operation Pinecone

Wounded Warrior Wives

Yellow Ribbon Fund

Baltimore VA Medical Center
Baltimore VA Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

Cumberland VA Outpatient Clinic

Hagerstown VA Outpatient Clinic

Maryland's Commitment to Veterans
Kimbrough Army Ambulatory Care Center
Malcolm Grow Air Force Medical Center

Maryland Medical Assistance Program
Maryland's Commitment to Veterans
Montgomery County Mobile Medical Care
National Naval Medical Center

Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Visiting Nurse Program

Partnership for Prescription Assistance Maryland

Perry Point VA Medical Center

Pro bono counseling in Maryland

VA healthcare

VA healthcare in Maryland

Homeless assistance
Anna’s House – transitional and permanent housing in Harford County
Annapolis Area homeless support

Back on My Feet Baltimore

Baltimore Station self-help programs for veterans

Bethesda Cares

Bridges to Housing Stability Howard County

Chesapeake Health Education Program transitional housing for veterans

Christopher Place Employment Academy

Community Ministries of Rockville

Dwelling Place – Montgomery County

Frederick Community Action Agency

Holden Hall in Baltimore

HUD Maryland Continuum of Care contacts for homeless programs

Guidebook for Incarcerated Veterans

Homeless Services – Volunteers of America Chesapeake

Homeless veteran service providers

Jobs, Housing and Recovery Baltimore

Leah’s House shelter for women and children in St. Mary’s County

Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training

Maryland homeless assistance resources

Maryland homeless shelters and resources

Maryland Institute of Language and Technology

Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless

Montgomery County Mobile Medical Care

My Sister’s Place Women’s Center

My Sister’s Place Lodge in Baltimore

National Center for Children and Families

Operation New Start homeless veteran reintegration program

Project ECHO in Prince Frederick

Project Plase in Baltimore

Sarah’s House near Ft. Meade

Settlement House in Cecil County

United Communities Against Poverty

Wishing Well

Baltimore Housing Authority
Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Fisher House

Homeowners Assistance Program

Maryland Department of Disabilities

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

Maryland Mortgage Program

Maryland Office of Home Energy Programs

Military Reservist and Service-Disabled Veterans No-Interest Loan Program

National Resource Center on Supportive Housing & Home Modification – Maryland

Operation Homefront – DC Metro

Yellow Ribbon Fund

Jobs and job search assistance
Maryland Workforce Exchange (for job seekers and employers)
VA vocational rehabilitation and employment program

Maryland Works, Inc.

Maryland National Guard Civilian Employment Assistance

MCVET Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training

America's Veteran

Army Credentialing Opportunities On-Line

Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line

Centers for Independent Living (Maryland)

Disability program navigator initiative in Maryland

DOD jobs

Eastern Shore Business Leadership Network

Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces

Government jobs

Maryland Department of Disabilities

Maryland Governor's Office of Minority Affairs

Maryland Helmets to Hardhats

Maryland Job Corps Centers

Maryland One-Stop Career Centers

Maryland Small Business Development Center

Maryland State Department of Education Division of Rehabilitation Services

Maryland Transit Administration Veterans workforce training program

Maryland Troops to Teachers

Military spouse Career One-Stop

Office of Personnel Management – Military families

Office of Personnel Management – Veterans

Operation New Start homeless veteran reintegration program

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Baltimore Field Office

Vet Success

Veterans Employment Coordination Service
Yellow Ribbon Fund

Mental health
Brain Injury Association of Maryland
Defense Centers for Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury

Maryland Mental Health Services

Mental Health America affiliates

Mental Health Association of Maryland

Montgomery County Mental Health Helpline

National Alliance of Mental Illness of Maryland

Real Warriors (Defense Centers for Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury)

VA's National Center for PTSD
Way Station veterans programs
Where to get help for PTSD

Military Links


Air Force

Coast Guard

Maryland National Guard

Military Associations
National Guard Association of Maryland
The Retired Enlisted Association

Non Commissioned Officers Association NCOA

Military Officers Association of America MOAA

Association of the U.S. Army AUSA

Army Aviation Association of America AAAA

Employer Support for the Guard and Reserves ESGR

Veteran Service Organizations
Directory of Veterans Sevice Organizations
American Legion


Blinded Veterans Association

Catholic War Veterans

Disabled American Veterans DAV

Fleet Reserve Association

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America IAVA

Jewish War Veterans

Korean War Veterans Association

Marine Corps League

Military Officers Association of America

Military Order of the Purple Heart

Non Commissioned Officers Association

Paralyzed Veterans of America

The Retired Enlisted Association

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Vietnam Veterans of America

Veterans Health Council

Veteran/Military Support Organizations
Operation Welcome Home Maryland
Operation Homefront

Operation Hero Miles

Soldiers Angels

Major General Boyd M. Cook Veterans Memorial Foundation  
Operation Uplink
America Supports You

Veterans Support Foundation

USO – United Service Organizations

Women Veterans
Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation
Women Army Corps Veterans Association

Women of the Waves

US Center for Women Veterans

Grace After Fire

Other services and resources in Maryland
American Red Cross – Baltimore
American Red Cross – Frederick County

American Red Cross – Lower Shore

American Red Cross – National Capital Region

American Red Cross – Southern Maryland

American Red Cross – Washington County

American Red Cross – Western Potomac

Army Emergency Relief Sections in Maryland

Community Crisis Services

Disabled Sports USA

Fidos for Freedom

Hero Dogs

Legal services

Maryland Food Stamp program

Maryland military campgrounds

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society – Maryland
Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Regiment