Vet Service Organizations

American Legion – Become a Member

AM Vets
Salutes our Women Veterans
P: 1-877-726-8387

Airman and Family Readiness Flights

American Legion
Heroes to Hometowns program, veteran affairs services, family
support centers, general assistance, reunions and awards

America Supports You
Connects military service members and families to organizations
that provide a wide range of support, assistance, adaptive equipment,
scholarships and other helpful resources

American Veterans Motorcycle Riders Association
Chapter 14, Schererville, IN
Board of Directors: Richard S. Eleczko

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Chapter 17, Hammond, Indiana

Disabled Patriot Fund
Board of Directors: Jeff Ficaro
Phone: 312-296-3646

Indiana Family Assistance Centers
Josie Bates
Family Assistance Specialist
2501 E. 15th Ave. Gary, IN 46402
Office: 317-247-3300 ext: 88053

Indiana Patriot Guard Riders

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Military Family Relief Fund
IDVA, emergencies and grants

Military OneSource
Helping MIlitary and Veteran Families

National Guard Family Program
Supporting the National Guard and Reserve National Guard
Reserve Components
1-888-777-7731 or 703-607-5414

Patriot Rovers
Service Dogs for Veterans

United Services Organization (USO)
USO centers, internet and email access, libraries,
reading rooms, recreational activities, regional veterans
services and family services
1-888-484-3876 or 703-908-6400

VA Vet Centers

Yellow Ribbon Foundation
Food, clothing, shelter, medical assistance and education
for veterans

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
Ms. Elizabeth Ransom, CTR
Program Support Manager Indiana

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
1555 Wilson, Blvd, Suite 200 Arlington VA 22209-2495

Marine Corps League
Help for wounded marines, scholarships, awards, health and comfort items, youth
programs and veterans medical center activities
1-800-625-1775 or 703-207-9588

National Military Family Association (NMFA)
Scholarships, rights and benefits education, deployment and family support,
camps, retreats, news, updates and excellent fact sheets

Navy League of the United States
Scholarships, youth mentoring programs, awards, Navy League Hiring Center for
veterans, employment opportunities, education programs and outreach
1-800-356-5760 or 703-528-1775

Blinded Veterans Association
Field Service Program, Volunteer Services Program and Scholarship Program

Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment
1-877-4USMCWW / 1-877-487-6299

Army OneSource

Military One Source
24/7 call center. You name it! We can help!

Porter County Veteran Service Office
North County Government Complex
3560 Willowcreek Road
Portage, IN 46368
Phone: 219-465-3587
Fax: 219-759-8243
By Appointment Only

Air Force Aide Society (AFAC)

American Legion, Dept. of Indiana Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA)
Contact your local American Legion Post for application and assistance

Army Emergency Relief (AER)

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance

Coast Guard Work Life Program
1-800-872-4957 or 202-475-3654

Federal Recovery Coordination Program

Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS)
1-800-654-8364 or 703-696-1481

VFW- To find a post
Unmet Needs Program
toll free number: 866-789-6333