This initiative connects veterans and their families with the services they need–from securing a roof over their heads, to finding a stable job, to getting health treatment.
2-1-1 Brevard has partnered with the Florida Veterans Support Line (MYFLVET) to provide 24/7 support and connections to community resources. In order to access these services call 2-1-1 or 321-632-6688 to reach 2-1-1 Brevard or 1-844-MYFLVET (693-5838) for the statewide hotline.
For more information on 2-1-1 Brevard’s community resources and the Brevard Veterans Resource Network, visit: http://www.211brevard.org/brevard-veterans-resource-network/ For more information on MYFLVET, go to: https://www.myflvet.com/
If you are currently in a state of crisis or concerned about a veteran who is, you can also contact the Veterans Crisis Line via phone call at 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1), text to 838255, or online chat at https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/. For deaf of hard of hearing support please call 1-800-799-4889. This line is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week and is a free, confidential service as well.
Free Tax Preparation
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) assists low-to-moderate income military members and families with tax preparation, and free Financial Education Workshops teach a wide range of economic skills to help improve financial health. Click here for more information.
My Free Taxes - https://www.myfreetaxes.com/
Prescription Cost Relief
FamilyWize provides a free discount card to show to your pharmacist. Please note this is a discount card and not insurance. You can download the card online at https://www.familywize.org/free-prescription-discount-card, or text the word "SAVE" to "700700." Reply "YES" to the auto response, and the card will be downloaded to your phone.
Veteran Business Owner Support
Florida Association of Veteran-Owned Business (“FAVOB”) promotes and unites businesses owned by veterans and disabled veterans and works to give veterans the same opportunities as others with respect to selection of work, bidding opportunities, and project contract awards. https://favob.net/
Government Veterans Benefits Claims
The Brevard County Veterans Services Team assists veterans and families with securing their full benefits earned through the veteran’s military service - https://www.brevardfl.gov/HumanServices/VeteransServices
Veterans Benefits Administration - https://benefits.va.gov/benefits/
Burial Needs - https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/capecanaveral.asp
Florida Veterans Foundation - Assistance with access to healthcare, education, and jobs with the aim to improve veterans’ physical, financial, mental, emotional and social well-being, including COVID-19 relief - https://helpflvets.org/
American Veterans – Mission to enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy, and services - https://amvets.org/
Disabled American Veterans – Free professional assistance to connect veterans with healthcare, disability, employment, education and financial benefits, and advocacy in congress - https://www.ihelpveterans.org/
Local Civic Organizations
Veterans Memorial Center - http://veteransmemorialcenter.org/
Cocoa Beach Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Council - https://cocoabeachchamber.com/group/military-affairs-council-mac/
Vietnam and All Veterans of Brevard - http://www.vietnamandallveteransofbrevard.com/
American Legion - https://www.legion.org/
Veterans of Foreign Wars - https://www.vfw.org/
Brevard County Veterans Administration Health Care Center - https://www.orlando.va.gov/locations/viera.asp
National Center for PTSD - https://www.ptsd.va.gov/
Veteran Suicide Prevention - https://www.va.gov/health-care/health-needs-conditions/mental-health/suicide-prevention/
Military Transition Assistance
Veterans Florida – information on education, employment, and resources - https://www.veteransflorida.org/
Eastern Florida State College Military and Veterans Service Center provides active military personnel, veterans, and their families who are attending EFSC specialized services to meet their needs - https://easternflorida.edu/military-veterans/ Employment
CareerSource Brevard Veterans Program provides numerous resources to promote and maximize the employment of Brevard’s veterans - https://careersourcebrevard.com/career-services/veterans-in-brevard
Employ Florida Vets matches job seekers with employers and other employment-related services - https://veteran.employflorida.com/vosnet/Default.aspx
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs career search website - https://www.vacareers.va.gov/?msclkid=37e00737edda18ef8d4f599b6b989f0a&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=VHA%20Brand&utm_term=%2Bveteran%20affairs%20%2Bcareers&utm_content=VA%20Careers
My Next Move for Veterans career search website - https://www.mynextmove.org/vets/
Veteran Housing Services
Volunteers of America Florida Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (Palm Bay/Cocoa) provides temporary and supportive services for veterans and veteran families with low or no income and promotes housing stability through assistance and support services to homeless people or those at risk of homelessness - https://www.voaflorida.org/cocoassvf
Housing for Homeless provides supportive housing and intense case management services for homeless veterans - https://housingforhomeless.org/index.php/2018/01/12/whatwedoforourveterans/
National Veterans Homeless Support provides services to get all homeless veterans of Brevard housed and to keep those at risk of homelessness in their homes - https://nvhs.org/
Bridges BTC Patriot House provides a 24 month transitional housing and supportive services program for disabled and homeless veterans - https://www.mybridges.org/veteran-services/patriot-house/
Vietnam and All Veterans of Brevard Veterans Transitional Facility is a temporary shelter for homeless veterans and their immediate families - http://www.vietnamandallveteransofbrevard.com/transitional-housing.html