GI Support

RESOURCES & SUPPORT for U.S.  MILITARY & VETERANS


Are you currently serving in a branch of the U.S. military or a veteran needing support?  Do you want to know your legal rights as a GI?  Do you have important questions or concerns that you don't feel safe raising with your military superiors and/or peers?  Are you feeling alone, depressed, suffering from PTSD, or need to talk to someone who will know how to listen and help you?

 © used with permission, Kate Munger

Here is a list of highly recommended organizations providing services for military personnel and veterans.  Many of the them were founded by and/or are staffed by veterans.

GI Rights Hotline:  Military Counseling (Free) & Military Discharge Info, etc.
      www.girightshotline.org       Hotline:  1.877.447.4487
      (Many more GI support organizations listed on their website)

Suicide Prevention Hotline:  1.800.273.TALK (8255)   www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline:  24/7 Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention
      1.800.799.SAFE (7233)   www.thehotline.org

DOD Sexual Assault Hotline:  24/7 Hotline geared toward active duty service members and veterans who have survived sexual assault.  www.rainn.org/dod-safe-helpline
      1.877.995.5247

Courage To Resist:  Supports troops refusing to fight or who face consequences for acting on conscience, in opposition to illegal wars and occupations.  


LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Military Law Task Force:  www.nlgmltf.org
Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program:  www.vetsprobono.org
Outserve - SLDN (LGBTQ support):  www.modernmilitary.org
Lawyers Serving Warriors - Pro bono aid for Iraq & Afghanistan veterans    www.lawyersservingwarriors.com                                                                                                     
      

WHISPeR, Whistleblower & Source Protection:  Provides legal support for whistleblowers.  
This organization has provided critical legal support to U.S. drone operators who, as whistleblowers. have dared to speak out about the U.S. Assassin Drone Program.  WHISPeR has also assisted other prominent U.S. whistleblowers.      


WOMEN VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS

Service Women's Action Network:  www.servicewomen.org
Grace After Fire:  www.graceafterfire.org


VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS WORKING for PEACE

Veterans For Peace:  An international organization made up of military veterans, family members and allies dedicated to building a culture of peace, exposing the true costs of war, and healing the wounds of war.

About Face, Veterans Against the War:  Post 9/11 service members organizing to end a foreign policy of permanent war and the use of military weapons, tactics and values at home.

ALTERNATIVES TO MILITARY SERVICE

Do you have family members or friends thinking about joining the military?  These organizations are working to stop the militarization of our schools and youth.  They offer our young people viable and peaceful career alternatives to achieve success in life.

Before Enlisting:  www.beforeenlisting.org
National Network Opposing Militarization of Youth (NNOMY):  www.nnomy.org/en/




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