Lutheran Military Support Group is a non-profit organization providing Christ-centered support to WELS/ELS military service members, veterans, and their families.

For all Veterans active or retired and your families: If you need spiritual guidance, please contact us: www.lutheranmilitary.org/contact-us/

WELS Military Services

WELS Military Committee  |  Military Contact Pastor List   |  European Chaplain   | WELS Commission on Special Ministries-Military   |  Military Services Resource Center


The Military Crisis Line, online chat, and text-messaging service (TEXT 838255 to be connected to a crisis responder) are free to all Service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and Veterans, even if you are not registered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or enrolled in VA health care.
CONUS: Military Crisis Line 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and Press 1
OCONUS:Europe: Call 00800-1273-TALK (8255) or DSN 118
Korea: Call 0808-555-118 or DSN 118
                                  •Afghanistan: Call 00-1-800-273-TALK (8255) or DSN 111

              Veteran Crisis Line www.veteranscrisisline.net/ForVeterans.aspx   

              If you’re a Veteran in crisis or know a Veteran who is, confidential support is only a phone call, click, or text away — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a                  year. 1-800-273-8255 – press 1


                 DAV-Disabled Veterans web page entitled “I Help Veterans.” Navigating the transition from service to civilian life is not always easy, but we believe no veteran                                                             should have to go at it alone. DAV provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families in positive, life-changing ways.


                For Veterans on active duty and also their families www.militaryonesource.com

                                                          This site covers help Health & Wellness, Finance & Legal, Education & Employment, On & Off-Base Living, Deployment & Transitions, Confidential Help, Family                                                               and Relationships… Just to name a few. *Also by logging into this site you will be able to do your income taxes for free, they have professionals to help you                                                                   with any questions.

 


For all retired veterans and veterans with an honorable discharge and also their families www.va.gov

This site covers veterans benefits for VA loans, VA Disability, Veteran Job Center, Refinance Your VA Loan, Tricare Benefits, Senior Veterans & Spouses Benefits. This site helps you with the VA Online Forms.   A new number to allow service members and families, who do not know, where to go in the VA to start at a                                                                     “friendly” spot. 1-844-MyVA311 (1-844-698-2311)

 

The Veterans Administration “National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.”  www.ptsd.va.gov

The National Center for PTSD dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. PTSD can occur after someone goes through a traumatic event like combat, assault, or disaster. Most people have some stress reactions after trauma. If the reactions don’t go away over time or disrupt your life, you may have                                                                  PTSD.


SAMHSA-Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  www.samhsa.gov/veterans-military-families

SAMHSA leads efforts to ensure that American servicemen and women and their families can access behavioral health treatment and services.