Help for service, National Guard, and Reserve members, as well as veterans and families living with TBI.
Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Provides assistance to veterans, their eligible spouses and eligible dependents in obtaining veterans’ benefits under federal, state and local laws.
Connecticut Vet Centers
Counseling services for veterans and family members.
Phone: Toll Free 1.877.927.8387; Danbury - 203.790.4000; Norwich - 860.877.1755; Orange - (203) 795-6091; Rocky Hill - 860.563.8800
Veterans with Combat Concussion Support Group: 3rd Monday of the Month 5:30-7 p.m.
Location: New Haven Vet Center, 141 Captain Thomas Blvd., West Haven
Group Facilitator: Gabe Kautzner at 203.932.9899
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Military Support Program
Services include outpatient counseling for veterans and family members, case management and a 24/7 call center.
Phone: Toll Free 1.866.251.2913
Veterans Diversion and Trauma Recovery Program
Jail diversion and trauma recovery program serves military service members and veterans and diverts veterans with trauma related symptoms to a seamless system of treatment and recovery support services. The program provides assessment and treatment planning services; access to trauma-integrated treatment services; referral to benefits and recovery support services provided by multiple local, state and federal providers; ongoing support through the adjudication of their court case and beyond; and forensic case management.
Naval Health Clinic New England — TRI-Service Warrior Care Clinic
The overarching goal of the Tri-Service Warrior Care Clinic is to facilitate return to duty. This mission is accomplished by providing coordinated and comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment and treatment for active duty service members with mild to moderate traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, sleep disorders, and chronic pain.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Information about federal health care benefits.
West Haven Campus - 203.932.5711
Newington Campus - 860.666.6951
TBI: A Guide for Caregivers of Service Members and Veterans
Guide Produced by The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. Additionally, document can be viewed at www.traumaticbraininjuryatoz.org and searched by section.
Website that offers detailed information on a veterans pension benefit called Aid and Attendance (A&A). A Wartime Veteran or surviving spouse who requires the assistance of another person to perform daily tasks, such as eating, dressing, undressing, taking care of the needs of nature, etc. may be eligible. Individuals residing in a nursing home or assisted living facility may also be eligible.
Website that offers informaiton and website links to organizations that provide assistance to military families, including military spouse assistance, benefits for dependents and children, financial assistance, and organizations that provide discounts to veterans and their families.