Military and Veterans

Organizations, Support, and Pro Bono Resources

Veterans Organizations

Support Resources

  • Coaching Into Care: Coaching into Care is a telephone service that provides assistance to family members and friends trying to encourage their Veteran to seek health care for possible readjustment and mental health issues. It’s a national phone service that places priority to linking Veterans with benefits and services available in their own communities.

  • Combat PTSD Support

  • Half Of Us: Veterans Resource Center

  • Hawkeye Library Guide: Veterans Resources

  • Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

  • Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

  • Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance: Veterans can develop mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure during their military service. Learn more at www.mesothelioma.com.

  • Mesothelioma Guide

  • OIF/ OEF Case Manager

    OEF/OIF Program
    Iowa City VA Medical Center
    601 Highway 6 West
    Iowa City, IA 52246
    1-800-637-0128
    Program Support Assistant ext.5926
    Outreach Specialist ext.6082

  • Operation Vets

  • Post Traumatic Stress VA

  • PTSD Support Links

  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Returning Service Members

  • VA Readjustment Therapists

    • Cedar Falls: Martin Edwards – 319-277-4383
    • Cedar Rapids: Terrance Goodell and Penny Freeman – 319-378-0016
  • Vet Center Readjustment Counseling Services in the Cedar Valley

    Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling services to eligible veterans and their families.

    Services include counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. Services may be provided individually or in groups.

    The Vet Center also provides Sexual Trauma/Harassment Counseling for veterans of any era who experienced sexual trauma while serving on active duty.

    Location: Gilchrist Hall on the UNI campus
    When: Every other Tuesday

    Contact Cedar Rapids Vet Center at 319-378-0016 for more information.

  • Veterans Crisis Line, 1-800-273-8255, is a free, confidential hotline and online chat available to veterans, service members, and family members. You do not need to be registered with Veterans Affairs or enrolled in Veterans Affairs Healthcare.

  • Veterans Retreat at English River Outfitters Resort: A resort that will give a memorable outdoor recreation experience for the disabled veteran, veterans, their families, friends and supporters.

  • Vets Prevail – Interactive program delivered online, provides the modern Veteran a convenient and completely confidential approach to treating deployment-related effects of combat.

Pro Bono Resources for Veterans

National Resources

  • State Side Legal
    Legal help for military members, veterans and their families.

  • Center for Veterans Advancement
    Public Counsel's Center for Veterans Advancement (CVA), a national leader in veterans' advocacy, is driven by its core mission to uphold our nation's promise to veterans and their families. CVA provides legal representation to veterans and their families at both the local and national levels.

  • The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
    The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program provides pro bono attorneys to financially qualified veterans with meritorious claims when their benefits appeals reach the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. In addition, we provide training for the volunteer attorneys as well as support them with mentors and materials once they accept a case.

    Camille Soleil, Esq.
    Executive Director
    The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
    701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 131.
    Washington, DC 20004

    Telephone: 202-628-8164
    Toll Free: 888-838-7727
    Fax: 202-628-8169
    CamilleS@vetsprobono.org

Iowa Resources

  • Iowa Legal Aid Volunteer Lawyers Project
    1111 9th St 230
    Des Moines, IA 50314-2527
    515-243-2980 ext.1620

    Needs: Civil Rights, Consumer, Disability, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family and Juvenile, Health, HIV/AIDS, Homeless, Housing, Immigration and Naturalization, Life Planning, Prisoners, Public Benefits, Veterans

  • Scott County Pro Bono Program
    736 Federal St Ste 1411
    Davenport, IA 52803-5750
    563-322-6216

    Needs: Civil Rights, Consumer, Disability, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family and Juvenile, Health, Homeless, Housing, Life Planning, Prisoners, Public Benefits, Veterans

  • John Marshall Law School
    Prof. Brian Claus

View Pro Bono resources for Veterans in all states [pdf].

 

Military and Veterans Services

Veterans Services Coordinator

Robin Knight
Brock Student Center
319-296-2329 ext.1212
800-670-4769 ext.1212
Email me

Mailing Address

Military and Veterans Services
Hawkeye Community College
1501 East Orange Road
P.O. Box 8015
Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015