Your donation will help save a life. It enables the equipment, counselors, training, and programs to help veterans on the brink.  

Veterans commit suicide everyday.

Over 30 years helping veterans & their families.

A Few Words from Veterans we have Helped

"I'm a Vietnam vet and had lost all hope. Shad and the NVF staff talked to me for hours. They brought me back from the edge and helped me live again."

Frank S.

"After two tours in Afghanistan, I returned a different person. My transition to civilian life was difficult to say the least. If it weren't for NVF's help I don't know where I would be today."

Michael T.

"After military sexual trauma I had no idea how to cope and nowhere to turn. The fellow vets at NVF gave me the much needed resources to function again."


We help veterans and their families.

Help save a veteran's life. Your tax deductible contribution helps veterans that are on the brink.

Founded in 1985, the National Veterans Foundation has served over 400,000 veterans through its Lifeline for Vets.

The Lifeline is a one-stop resource for Veterans transitioning from the military to civilian life.  We take suicide crisis calls, as well as calls from veterans looking for resources and information on benefits, employment, counseling, financial assistance, and any other issue the veteran might be facing.

The NVF Lifeline for Vets uses all veteran counselors.

Veterans need direct contact with somebody who understands what happens in combat and in the military, and what happens when they are literally dropped back in the middle of civilian life. They need contact with an experienced veteran.

Not every call we take is a suicide crisis call.  But every call we take is a suicide prevention call. 

That’s because helping veterans get jobs is suicide prevention.  As is helping them find or keep housing, access their benefits, get medical care, financial help and counseling.  Because becoming suicidal is a process, a process that can often take years. 

The stability that our transition services provides puts veterans on a different path than the one that ends with them taking their own lives.

Not every call we take is a suicide crisis call.

But every call we take is a suicide prevention call.