Veteran and military families may be concerned about the impacts of a government shutdown. Our Cohen Clinics remain open and committed to serving veterans, service members, and their families. Find your local Cohen Clinic.
Remember, in the veteran and military community, you are never alone. If you need support, reach out. There are a number of resources available right now:
Department of Veterans Affairs: Access health care, benefits, and memorial services from VA.
This is how a government shutdown would affect VA: department.va.gov/contingency-planning
Call 1-800-MyVA411 to get information on VA care, benefits and services 24/7.
Military OneSource: Service members and their immediate military family members can contact Military OneSource 24/7. Personal Financial Counselors and Military Family Life Counselor services will continue to provide career, financial and non-medical counseling. Call: 1-800-342-9647 or visit: militaryonesource.mil
IAVA’s Quick Reaction Force (QRF) provides free, confidential, 24/7 peer support, remote care management and connections to quality resources for all veterans and family members. Call: 855-91-RAPID or visit iava.org/quick-reaction-force
Reach out to your Military Relief societies by branch:
Several banking institutions have been known to advance military pay to their customers during government shutdowns. Contact your bank to inquire about their policies.
Food Assistance: Contact your local foodbank. Feeding America has locations in many of our Cohen Clinic Communities
Childcare: Find local resources on childcare, health and social services, financial assistance, support for children with disabilities and more
Mental Health Support:
Cohen Veterans Network: Our national network of military family clinics provides high-quality accessible mental health care to veterans, service members, and their families: www.cohenveteransnetwork.org
CVN Tools For Stress & Worry is a free, self-paced online course developed by Cohen Veterans Network with support from Blue Star Families. It provides easy-to-use tools, strategies, & techniques and is accessible whenever / wherever families need to manage stress & worry. Get started at www.cohenveteransnetwork.org/toolsforstress