If you are looking for other services and organizations in addition to educational benefits, here are some sites that may be helpful.
Maine Bureau of Veterans Services (MBVS) – www.maine.gov/veterans – Contact the MBVS and self-identify as a veteran to ensure access to all benefits to which you are entitled.
VA Maine Healthcare System – Togus – www.maine.va.gov – located in Augusta, ME – offers a variety of health services to meet the needs of all Veterans.
Vet Center Program – www.vetcenter.va.gov – there is a Vet Center in Lewiston, ME. They provide a broad range of counseling, outreach and referral services to combat Veterans and their families.
Veterans Inc. – www.veteransinc.org – there is an office in Lewiston, ME. They assist veterans that are homeless or at risk of being homeless with housing, employment, and health services.
Maine Career Centers – www.mainecareercenter.com – there is an office in East Wilton, ME and all across the state. They offer services to veterans to find employment, write resumes and interview skills.
Veteran Crisis Hotline – 1-800-273-8255 – www.veteranscrisisline.net – confidential toll-free hotline to receive support 24 hours a day for veterans in crisis.
Veterans and Substance Abuse Support addictionresource.com/addiction/veterans-and-substance-abuse/ – support and information site for veterans and active duty service persons dealing with substance issues.
Smoking / Vaping Cessation Support Resources for Veterans vapingdaily.com/support/smoking-among-veterans/ online resources and information for veterans and active duty dealing with smoking and vaping issues.
New England Paralyzed Veterans of America – www.nepva.org – regional organization of spinal cord injured or diseased veterans.
Disabled American Veterans – www.dav.org – provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families. They offer services ranging from rides to medical appointments to helping find employment or with benefit claims.
Wounded Warrior Project – www.woundedwarriorproject.org – To assist veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military, transition back to civilian life.
American Legion – www.legion.org – Location in Farmington, ME – 207-778-9371
VFW – www.vfw.org – Location in Farmington, ME – 207-293-2275; Jay, ME 207-897-5112
AMVETS – www.amvets.org – Location in Jay, ME – 207-897-3896
Financial Guide for Maine Veterans – This guide serves as a resource for veterans of all ages to access financial and benefit resources to which they are entitled. It covers such areas as health care, employment, education, benefits, access to credit, and other financial literacy topics.
Maine Veteran’s Benefits and Resource Guide – This guide provides information on a broad range of benefits, services, and veterans-related organizations.