Veterans 1st of NEW realizes that veterans need resources because the government may not give veterans the support they need as they are discharging from the service and after they are discharged. We are providing some resources for veterans in need of services in the community that they may not be aware of. We will update this list continually as we become aware of them as well.
Suicide Crisis Line
Press 1 to speak to a veteran for help
Help is available.
When people call, text, or chat with the 988 Lifeline, they are connected to trained crisis counselors who are part of the existing 988 Lifeline network, made up of over 200 local crisis centers.
Callers who follow the “press 1” are connected to the Veterans Crisis Line.
Bravo Company, N.E.W. Veterans Battalion is committed to developing, staffing, and supporting an all-volunteer, Veteran-sponsored program; aimed at reducing and eliminating confusion in order to bridge the gap for veterans transitioning from active duty to civilian life and ensuring that no Veteran is left behind.
Brown County Veterans Service Office (CVSO)
CVSO connects veterans, their dependents, and survivors to their earned benefits to improve the quality of their lives. The office serves over 16,000 veterans, and over 5,000 widows, widowers, and dependents. The office connects them to a wide range of federal and state benefits to include, VA Healthcare, service disability Compensation for injuries incurred in the service and Pensions that assist in offsetting medical expenses. The office also assists them in applying for over fifty-five different kinds of benefits that are available.
Caring.com has created a comprehensive guide that explains various VA benefits, focusing on those applicable to seniors. This guide offers valuable insights into utilizing VA benefits to meet long-term care needs. It outlines eligibility requirements and provides a step-by-step application process to determine available options for financing their healthcare needs.
Catholic Charities Financial Help
Many individuals and families caught in the trap of debt and driven to the edge of poverty are taught strategies to manage their resources through our Financial Health Services. This program also assists those who have struggled long and hard to deal with the realization that they may lose their homes to foreclosure and need to file bankruptcy.
Center of Veterans Issues (CVI)
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) can make living a little less stressful when falling into hard times or financial strain. The focus of the SSVF program is to promote housing stability among very low-income Veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing.
Department of Workforce Development Veteran Office
The Department of Workforce Development (DWD), is committed to advancing employment opportunities for Wisconsin veterans through targeted business engagement and service and commitment to the veteran community.
Ecumenical Partnership for Housing
EPH began as a partnership of four Green Bay area churches all seeking an ecumenical response to homelessness in our community. Our partnership has grown to include 18 Green Bay area churches. In 2022, EPH provided housing for 63 families, including 177 children. Our mission is providing safety, stability, and solutions leading to self-sufficiency for families with children experiencing homelessness and families at risk of homelessness in our community. Case management is an integral component of all three areas of focus.
Forward Service Corporation
We offer programs in 49 Wisconsin counties to provide training, education, career guidance, and supportive services.
Fox Valley Veterans Council
We provide emergency funding for basic needs to area veterans, those still serving, their dependents, and survivors. We assist our veteran families, connect them to resources and opportunities, and honor their life and sacrifice for our nation.
Garske's Employment Services
If you are a veteran and want help getting a job, contact a Wisconsin office nearest you. Garske's Veteran Services (GVS) has offices in Eau Claire and Green Bay. All services are free to qualified veterans!
Got Your Six K9s
Got Your Six K9’s is in Northeast Wisconsin and serving surrounding areas. Our staff is compiled of professional dog trainers, marketing and business experts. Our goal is to improve the life of our Veterans that have served this great country.
Our service dogs are carefully chosen from a wide variety of breeders and in some circumstances rescue dogs. All of our dogs are put through a series of assessments and temperament tests in order to qualify. Once the dog is determined that it qualifies for the program it undergoes the basic and advanced obedience course set out by GYSixK9’s. Once the dog is performing at a level deemed appropriate by GYSixK9’s we start the “bonding” between dog and handler. This is a very important process and is very crucial to the future of the “TEAM” Once the TEAM is paired together the dog will live with the Veteran from that point on.
Our mission is to eliminate suicide with a proactive approach to the overall wellness of service members, veterans and their support systems through programs and certified professionals. We Proudly Support All Branches of the U.S. Military.
Intelligent Veterans Guide to Vocational and Apprenticeship Programs
If you’re a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, you may have access to educational benefits through the GI Bill and similar programs. In addition to helping veterans attend traditional four-year colleges, these benefits can also be applied to vocational schools and apprenticeships.
Jackie Nitschke Center
Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Green Bay WI. Serving adults and families facing the struggles of substance addiction and mental health challenges since 1973.
Hands for Heroes
Hands for Heroes, Inc. is a charitable organization that provides construction services to our retired service members and first responders in the greater Green Bay, Wisconsin area.
Homes for Heroes
"Are you a hero and want to save money when Buying, Selling, or Refinancing a home? Average savings are $2,000! No red tape, No additional fees. To qualify, you must be retired/current Military, Police, Fire fighter, Teacher, or Medical Personnel."
Legal Action of Wisconsin
Legal Action of Wisconsin provides free legal services to low-income people who would be denied justice without our help.
We deliver top-quality, personalized legal service to each and every client we serve. We also emphasize legal work with a broader reach, aimed at systemic changes that will help more people achieve a decent quality of life.
The vision of Mission Wisconsin is to help employers connect with service members transitioning out of the military, spouses/life partners, and veterans through direct engagement. Connecting service members and families to Wisconsin employers and communities by consulting with Wisconsin businesses on building sustainable transitioning service members and spouses’ programs.
NEW Veterans Treatment Court
When a veteran has legal issues he or she has an option to volunteer for Veterans Treatment Court instead of going through the regular court system. In almost all cases the Veterans Treatment Court path is more difficult than the regular court path, but veterans are familiar with doing things the hard way.
If accepted, the veteran is paired with a Veteran mentor and progresses through five stages that usually take about eighteen months to complete. The veteran must maintain absolute sobriety and attend all scheduled appointments or counseling sessions plus appearing in Veterans Court regularly. Veterans choosing this path do so because they want to change their lives to become better citizens and/or better parents or spouses. Once accepted into the Northeast Wisconsin Veterans Treatment Court they become part of a unit dedicated to helping them achieve that goal.
NWTC Veterans Office
We are honored to serve military veterans, active duty military, reservists, and their families. At NWTC, you will receive priority registration, college credit for your service, access to a private lounge, and assistance from staff who are dedicated to helping you make the transition from military to student/civilian life.
Operation Dental Care
A volunteer-based dental clinic whose mission is to provide quality oral health care in a caring and compassionate manner. We serve individuals in Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago counties whose access to dental health care is limited due to low income or receiving Medicaid benefits. Services are provided by volunteer professionals including dentists, registered hygienists and dental assistants, as well as dental students from Marquette University School of Dentistry, and dental hygiene and assisting students from Fox Valley Technical College.
Operation Job Ready
Bridging life’s transitional gaps for veterans, service members, and military families.
Senior Training and Employment Program
STEP is designed for people age 55 and older who have lower incomes and are unemployed, obtain paid, on-the-job training.
The goal of STEP is to help participants eventually secure permanent employment.
St. Vincent de Paul Financial Help
920-435-4040 ext. 102
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Green Bay is a worldwide organization of lay Catholics, following Christ’s call to serve neighbors in need. These volunteers offer tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis through a Home Visit.
Veterans of the U.S. military may need specialized care to deal with common health issues as they age. To help these brave men and women, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has established dozens of programs and services exclusively for veterans.
Outside of the VA, many health care organizations focus on the well-being of veterans. While not affiliated with the government, these organizations provide healing and support to those who served in the military.
UWGB Veterans Office
Veteran’s Services is here to help you thrive at college and get the benefits you gain from service. About 500 veterans and dependents of veterans receive education benefits at UW-Green Bay each year. Of this number, 300 are military veterans or current service members. Some of these students are on active duty one week, and in the classroom the next. This is just one reason the transition from military service to the community can be very unsettling. We're here to help.
VA Clinic Green Bay
Our outpatient clinic provides primary care and specialty health services, including mental health care, dentistry and oral surgery, treatment for kidney disease, cancer care, surgery, gastroenterology, gynecology, orthopedics, and more. Below, you’ll find our address and hours, parking and transportation information, and the other health services we offer at our Milo C. Huempfner VA Outpatient Clinic in Green Bay.
Vet Center Counseling
We offer confidential help for Veterans, service members, and their families at no cost in a non-medical setting. Our services include counseling for needs such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST). We can also connect you with more support in VA and your community.
Vets & Friends
VETS & FRIENDS OF WISCONSIN Inc. is a 501(c)3 local military veterans’ organization. We are located at St. James United Methodist Church, 100 W. Capitol Drive in Appleton WI 54911. We serve Wednesday lunches from 11am-1pm and Friday breakfasts from 8am-10am. Please join us for camaraderie, great food and a relaxing atmosphere!
Veterans Manor Apartments
There are many underserved populations that lack equal access to safe, affordable housing. Cardinal Capital is committed to partnering with social service providers, local governments and other interested stakeholders to develop housing solutions that will meet the needs of these marginalized groups.
Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin Tiny Homes
Based in Racine, WI, Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin (VOW) works to make a difference in the lives of at-risk Veteran households in every community across Wisconsin. We were founded by community members who recognized a need and took action. What began as a group of volunteers in 2013 has blossomed rapidly into a growing organization. Our program expanded in 2017 to include a village of 15 tiny homes, a food market, and trauma-informed programming. We are looking to expand our services in Racine and serve Veteran households in Milwaukee.
VORP (Veterans Outreach & Recovery Program)
The Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs (WDVA) designed the Veterans Outreach and Recovery Program (VORP) to connect veterans to community services and provide case management and support, with a special focus on treatment and recovery.
Wisconsin Senior Employment Program (WISE)
People 55 and older can learn new skills through the Wisconsin Senior Employment Program (WISE), which helps by placing them in training positions. Workers receive minimum wage and income limits apply. The goal is to help participants gain regular, unsubsidized employment.
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce
The Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based business organization supporting veteran-owned and veteran-friendly businesses across Wisconsin. We advocate for Wisconsin’s veteran business community, and promote economic opportunity for military veterans, military families, and veteran-friendly businesses. As veterans, we recognize the value of teamwork. In the military and in business, working as a team is often the difference between failure and success. With us on your team, you will have a wide network of resources, experts, and partners committed to supporting veteran-owned businesses across the state. We invite you to support the veteran business community by becoming a member of the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce.
Wisconsin Veterans Village Apartments
Provide affordable housing, support and community to veterans throughout their lifespan.