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AARP Financial Workbook for Veteran & Military Caregivers  


AARP has created a guide to help Veteran & Military Caregivers stay organized. Each set of worksheets is designed to capture the essential information needed to manage the complex responsibilities of caregiving, providing information on health, housing, & money management. Visit the link to use create an AARP digital login to access more Caregiving Resources.

Am I Eligible for DMH Services?  

Information about DMH Service Authorization

Army Recovery Care Program (ARCP)  

U.S. Army

The Army Recovery Care Program (ARCP) transitions Soldiers back to the force &/or to Veteran status through a comprehensive program of medical care/rehabilitation management, professional development, & achievement of personal goals. ARCP provides resources & advocacy for Families & caregivers of Soldiers recovering in the program, with more than 80,000 soldiers receiving ARCP services since its inception in 2007. To learn more about the program & to see if you qualify, visit the link above.

Bereavement Counseling through the VA  

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

If you’re a surviving spouse, child, or parent of a service member who died while serving their country, you may qualify for bereavement counseling through the VA. Grief counseling assists & supports those experiencing emotional & psychological stress after the death of a loved one. To access counseling services, contact the Readjustment Counseling Service staff to be connected to a Vet Center for services near you: - Call: (202) 461-6530 - Email:

Bilingual Veterans Outreach Centers of Massachusetts  

Bilingual Veterans Outreach Centers of Massachusetts, Inc.

Servicing Western Massachusetts, the Bilingual Veterans Outreach Centers of MA helps veterans & their families seeking relief & assistance, with the agency assisting in acquiring & all entitled local, state & VA benefits. The agency offers numerous programs & services such as: - Housing - Assistance with benefits - Heating assistance - Career assistance - Education benefits - Clothing assistance - Connection to healthcare - & more. Visit the link above to apply or call: (413) 731-0194

Blind & Low-Vision Rehabilitation Services  

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)

Veteran or active-duty service members who are blind or have low vision may be able to get vision care & rehabilitation services through the VA to help live an independent life. Some services include: - Vision-enhancing devices & training - Visual skills training - Sensory training - Mobility & orientation training - Counseling/group therapy, & more. Learn more & register for care near you by visiting the link above. You can also call the Blind Rehabilitation Service Office: (202) 461-7317

Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.  

A national organization of families with loved ones serving in the military. Its members provide support for active duty service personnel, promote patriotism, assist Veterans organizations, & assist in homeland volunteer efforts.

Boston Bar Association Veterans' Initiatives  

Boston Bar Association

The Boston Bar Association has developed several unique programs to support the men, women, & families who have served our country. If you are a military service member, a veteran, or a family member of either group looking for legal assistance, please call the Military & Veterans Legal Help Line housed at the Boston Bar Lawyer Referral Service at 617-742-0625 or 1-800-552-7046. Visit the link above to learn more, or fill out an online request:

Cambridge Credit Counseling  

Cambridge Credit Counseling Corporation

Cambridge Credit Counseling is a non-profit debt relief agency with a mission to help you get out of debt fast, while giving you the tools & support you need to stay debt free forever. Visit the link above to learn more about what benefits are offered & to complete the online form to schedule a free debt analysis. You can also call (800) 235-1407 to speak with a certified counselor.

Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center  

Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center

Located in Hyannis, the Cape & Islands Outreach Center (CIVOC) provides comprehensive life sustaining services such as a food pantry, mental health, & family support services for veterans & their loved ones. CIVOC also offers different programs including: - Housing; - Scholarships; - Community Awareness. To learn more about the services they provide visit the link above or contact them directly: Call: (508) 778-1590 Email: