The National Resource Directory is one of the largest online collections of government and non-government resources specifically designed for Veterans, service members, their families and caregivers. With a unique collection of more than 16,000 organized and vetted resources, the directory provides information covering a variety of topics, including benefits and compensation, education, homeless assistance, housing and other services.
For Veterans looking for reliable resources and information, the directory is an one-stop alternative to searching through multiple websites and publications to find what you’re looking for. At www.nrd.gov, all resources and information for a topic area can be found within a single website and are easily located using the site’s search engine.
“The resources listed on the National Resource Directory are vetted and undergo a thorough review process on a continuous basis,” said Jonathan Morris, director of business requirements for the Office of Warrior Care and manager of the directory. “The NRD’s purpose is to provide information and access to high-quality, reliable resources that benefit individuals in, and connected to, the Veteran and military communities.” This means no scams, no privacy concerns and no fear that the resources found on nrd.gov are anything but the highest quality resources supporting Veterans.
The result of a partnership between the U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs in 2011, the directory has been the go-to destination for Veterans and their families to find trusted resources and information. All three agencies are committed to maintaining and improving the site today and in the future.
“Users can expect swift search results that produce valid, relevant programs no matter the inquiry, such as Veteran Service Organizations, faith-based and community organizations, academic institutions and more,” said Morris.
About the author: Patrick Onofre provides communication and outreach support for the National Resource Directory on behalf of the Defense Health Agency’s Warrior Care Program.