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Information for military members and their families related to CSU and federal programs and information.


Veteran Crisis Help

Veteran's Crisis Hotline

The Military Crisis Lineonline chat, and text-messaging service are free to all Service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and Veterans, even if you are not registered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or enrolled in VA health care. Hundreds of men and women in the military call us every day, and start to get back on track.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or TTY: 1-800-799-4889. This hotline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in a suicidal crisis. You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area. Your call is free and confidential. 

Psychological Resource Center

The Psychological Health Resource Center is a trusted source of information about psychological health and resources related to combat stress, depression, reintegration, how to access treatment, and mental health treatment options.

You'll have 24/7 access via phone, online chat, or email to trained professionals who can answer your specific questions and needs. 

Service Offices - Columbus area and Alabama

Columbus, GA, and Alabama VA Regional Offices

State Veterans' Affairs Offices

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1700 Clairmont Road/P.O. Box 100026
Decatur, GA 30033/Decatur, GA 30031
Phone: 800-827-1000/Fax: 404-929-5819

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345 Perry Hill Road
Montgomery, AL 36109
Phone: 800-827-1000/Fax 334-213-3565

Muscogee Co. Department of Veteran Services 

1520 3rd Avenue, Suite #5
Columbus, GA 31901


Russell County Department of Veteran Services 

1000 Broad Street/P.O. Box 1633
Phenix City, AL 36868

image for the national call center for homeless veterans Help For Homeless Vets 

Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness—and their family members, friends and supporters—can make the call to or chat online with the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, where trained counselors are ready to talk confidentially 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Disable American Veterans (DAV) 

1000 Victory Drive
Columbus, GA 31901
706-464-3884 or 706-660-1444


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VA Vocational Rehab & Employment 

233 12th Street, Suite 820
Columbus, GA 31901-2462
706-649-7412 or 706-649-7844


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Russell Country American Legion Fletcher McCollister Post 135 

511 13th Street/P.O. Box 36
Phenix City, AL 36867

VA Medical Services in GA & AL


Wounded Warriors


Caregiver Support


Veteran Caregiver Support Services
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Caregivers play an important role in the health and well-being of Veterans. The Caregiver Support Program offers training, educational resources, and multiple tools to help you succeed. Please contact our Caregiver Support Line for advice on being a caregiver.

Find Your Caregiver Support Coordinator Find Your Local Caregiver Support Coordinator 

Caregiver Support Coordinators can:

  •  Tell you about the assistance available from VA

  • Help you access services and benefits.

  • Connect you with your local family

  • Caregiver Support Coordinator at a VA

  • medical center near you.

  • Just listen, if that's what you need.

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The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers offers enhanced support for Caregivers of eligible Veterans seriously injured in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001.

Enhanced services for eligible participants may include a financial stipend, access to health care insurance, mental health services and counseling, caregiver training, and respite care.

Fisher House Program 

A Fisher House™ is, "a home away from home" for families and Caregivers of Veterans and Active Duty Military receiving treatment at major military and VA medical facilities. VA Fisher House accommodations are provided at no cost to guests and are located within walking distance of the treatment facility.

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The Elizabeth Dole Foundation and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have joined together to create a new program, Respite Relief for Military and Veteran Caregivers, which offers family caregivers of veterans or service members access to no-cost, short-term relief with the help of in-home care professionals.