We are in the trenches, and we need your help

Dear Supporter,

We are in the trenches, helping veterans who need help the most, and we need your support to keep going. You can help those vets in need by making a donation Military Trenchesto the National Veterans Foundation (NVF) today.

There are nearly 22 million veterans in the Unit­ed States. Regardless of when or where they served, all share a common challenge – coming home.

For those who have experienced the stress of deployment, or the harsh realities of combat, coming home is a process that can take days, months, years, or even a lifetime. It means ac­cessing benefits, overcoming physical or psycho­logical injuries, and reconnecting with friends, families, and co-workers.

Seeking help for these issues does not come easily for many veterans. For those who do, find­ing help can be a frustrating process. Too often, confusing bureaucracy, long wait times, and other barriers to care leave those most in need feeling even more isolated. When that happens, once manageable problems can become much bigger.

Lifeline for Vets StaffSince 1985, the National Veterans Foundation has provided a solution: a live voice, an understanding ear, a fellow veteran, confidential counseling, information about available benefits and ser­vices, and live, real time referrals to local provid­ers who can help, via a single toll free phone number.

Our trained veteran counseling staff has over 40 years ex­perience helping veterans and families get through tough times, cut through red tape, overcome psychological scars, and access earned benefits. No matter where, or why a veteran needs assistance, the NVF Lifeline can help with:

  • Suicide/Crisis Intervention
  • Mental Health Services & PTSD Counseling
  • Homelessness Services
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • VA Benefits Counseling
  • Employment/Job Training
  • Basic Needs Assistance
  • Transportation Services
  • Legal Aid
  • Support for Military Families, Survivors and Dependents

NVF No one left behindStaffed by veterans, for veterans, the NVF has taken more than 350,000 calls to date, and re­mains guided by a single enduring purpose: “no one left behind.”  You can help ensure that no one gets left behind by making a donation to the NVF today.

Thank you for your support.  Happy Holidays!


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Shad Meshad
President & Founder
National Veterans Foundation

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About the Author

Shad Meshad

As a U.S. Army Medical Service Officer in Vietnam in 1970, Shad Meshad began pioneering treatment techniques for what would later become known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He is the founder of the National Veterans Foundation and founder and co-author of the VA’s Vet Center Program.


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