Additional Veteran Resources
The information and links on this page will provide you information about accessing veterans' resources that will assist you in transitioning into civilian life. There are numerous state agencies, not-for-profit organizations and service providers that will be invaluable to you and your family. One of the most important web sites is the Employ Florida Marketplace web site. For employment services the local Career Center is critical and should be your primary partner in meeting your employment goals.
Department of Economic Opportunity Veterans Program
Florida's Career Centers are staffed with a network of professional staff members that provide priority workforce services to veteran customers. Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists (DVOP) focus on providing intensive case management services to disabled veterans with barriers to employment. Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVERs) conduct outreach to employers and engage in advocacy efforts with hiring executives and managers to increase employment opportunities for veterans. LVER staff members are also responsible for ensuring that veterans are provided the full range of priority workforce services in the Career Center, providing functional oversight over the Veteran's Program and service delivery strategies and services targeting veterans. Click here to learn more about services for Florida veterans. Find the Career Center nearest you.
Military Family Employment Advocacy Program
The Military Family Employment Advocacy Program delivers employment assistance services, including interviewing, assessment, counseling, job search and placement assistance, labor market information, resume assistance, etc., through Military Family Employment Advocates co-located within selected Career Centers. Persons eligible for assistance through this program shall include spouses and dependents of active-duty military personnel, Florida National Guard members, and military reservists. Military Family Employment Specialists are located at selected Career Centers. Click here to learn more.
Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs
With more than 1.6 million veterans, Florida is the most veteran-friendly state in the nation. The Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs is the premier point of entry for Florida veterans to access earned services, benefits and support. For more information, visit www.FloridaVets.org or call FDVA at (727) 319-7400.
The Florida Veterans’ Benefits Guide is an annual publication designed to bring you the latest information on federal and state benefits in a concise, easy to read format. The guide, which is a primary tool in our arsenal to advocate for our state’s veterans, is produced by the Florida Veterans Foundation and is available online at www.FloridaVets.org.
FDVA also provides long-term health care services through six veterans' nursing homes (Daytona Beach, Land O' Lakes, Pembroke Pines, Springfield, Port Charlotte and St. Augustine) and one assisted living facility in Lake City.
Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline
The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has founded a national suicide prevention hotline to ensure veterans in emotional crisis have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. To operate the Veterans Hotline, the VA partnered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Veterans can call the Lifeline number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), and press "1" to be routed to the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline.
Additional Resources for Veterans
Click here to redirect to the EFM website to learn about many more resources available to veterans.
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