According to Department of Veterans Affairs statistics, rates of suicide among U.S. veterans far exceeds that of the general public. Based on a review of Department of Defense records, State records and data from the Center for Disease Control, the U.S. is losing veterans to suicide at a rate of nearly one every hour, every day. Even one of them is too many. Help AMVETS raise awareness and try to solve the problem by identifying and providing services and support to veterans in need today. Challenge a friend, co-worker, or family member to do at least 20 pushups for veterans suicide prevention, donate $20 to support the cause, or both.
Warrior Transition Workshops
AMVETS Warrior Transition Workshops are post-deployment training programs for service members and veterans, with a focus on those struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and readjustment issues resulting from one or more deployments. The program is a 3-day hands-on; de-Boot Camp, reintegration training program. The Workshops are provided at no cost to the veteran.
AMVETS Call of Duty Endowment Career Centers provide free of charge career training and employment assistance for veterans, active duty service members, National Guard & Reserve, and their spouses. AMVETS Career Centers are staffed by volunteers, who will reach out to the local community to find veterans in need of jobs and match them up with veteran-friendly employers.
AMVETS Healing Heroes is a program providing assistance to the families of wounded warriors as they recuperate. One hundred percent of all donations goes toward grants to help families pay for travel, lodging, child care and other costs necessary to allow families to be at the bedsides of their wounded warriors. To date, we have provided over $1.3 million to service members and their families.
National Service Officers
Accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), AMVETS National Service Officers are trained in all aspects of veterans’ benefits, keeping abreast of changes in VA regulations, policies, procedures and entitlements. They are stationed at VA Regional Offices and Medical Centers nationwide. Information, counseling and claims service are offered to veterans and their dependants at no cost to the claimant.
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.
As one of America’s leading veterans service organizations with over 250,000 members, AMVETS (or American Veterans) has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens. Membership in AMVETS is open to anyone who is currently serving, or who has honorably served, in the U.S. Armed Forces from World War II to the present, to include the National Guard and Reserves.