National Resource Directory includes 14,000 resources for Veterans, families

NRD staff vets and verifies all resources listed

The National Resource Directory houses more than 14,000 resources

The National Resource can help you find services that support recovery, rehabilitation, and community reintegration.

The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a free service that links more than 14,000 resources to service members, Veterans and their families. The NRD was designed to specifically help those that are “wounded, ill and injured” find services that support recovery, rehabilitation, and community reintegration.

The site was created through a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense and the Department of Labor. The NRD provides centralized access to resource information from the government (ranging from the federal to the local level). It also includes resources from non-profit, professional, educational and military-service/Veteran organizations.

All organizations are also vetted to ensure each resource is valid and accurate.

National Resource Directory

Resource information includes:

  • Benefits
  • Education
  • Employment and Training
  • Housing
  • Transportation

The website’s design features services divided into categories and the ability to search by keyword, resource type, or location. One section includes a list of organizations, such as the Red Cross, that works with the NRD to provide services to Veterans and service members. The website lists contact information for each resource, including an address and directions.

NRD updates these resources frequently to provide the most accurate information available.

To discover new resources visit the National Resource Directory at

Written by Isabel Nulter and graphics designed by Deanna Cannon, student interns working with VA’s Digital Media Engagement team.


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  1. Paulne Bussiere    

    Is There a resource for children of a Maine Vet who had PTSD and committed suicide one girl is 2 one boy is 12?

  2. Steven Mortensen    

    Happy Thanksgiving to all who have something to be happy about. Personally I have little. I had a nice place in MN but had to sell, to much for an old cripple to keep up. I made a full price offer on another place and they came back with a price increase. With winter coming I jumped in my old RV and am in AZ. I am so tired of waiting and waiting to get my benefits through that I have given up. Depression and anxiety along with 29 surgeries have taken their toll. It is my honest opinion so many vets take their own lives because the VA is so slow. 9 years and just got word another 12 – 18 months delay, then likely another delay. I haven’t reached that point yet, but some days it is on my mind. Well enjoy your day all.

    1. Richard Broomfield    

      When everything was said and done, just over 10 years for my final decision. Keep talking and keep fighting on. There is light at the end of the road, and it is just the process not you. If you do not get the percentage you think you deserve, keep fighting on.

  3. david meyers    

    Great… Happy thanksgiving

  4. Robert Sweeney    

    Folks could you let me know if there are certifications in scuba diving?


    Robert Sweeney

    1. Daniel    

      Mr. Sweeney,
      There is one source listed, but it is for those having PTSD & physically injured veterans. It’s called Warfighter Scuba primarily operates in Roatan, Honduras offering Veterans a seven-day all-expense paid experience where they become certified scuba divers. Scuba is known to be a useful psychological outlet for those who have experienced trauma and stress during their service.

      Seems like there would be something CONUS in each state.

  5. Jack Brownfield    

    A much needed support for many vets.

  6. Louis Thompson    

    Thanks for helping my brothers and sisters in arms.

  7. Richard Palmeri    

    Where is info on free scuba certs?

    1. Robert Sheridan    

      Let me know when you find it. Looking myself

  8. Scott    

    I feel I can get better just need a little guidance.

  9. Robert L Brassard    

    This is phenomenal. If only the VA could add more staff to accommodate all of these benefits, it would be even better!
    Especially at the VA hospitals and clinics, where staffing is a critical levels.

  10. Jane Doe    

    I have a question dealing with spouse help if they was not married when they were serving in the Army. I been with my husband since I was 17. I was with him during his service but not married to him. I was a common law marriage until we were married in 1986. I struggle with paying my doctor’s bills and receive nothing from his benefits because I was not legally married to him during his service. Is there anything I can get?

    1. Jane Sheridan    

      Do you mean is there help or assistance that is available to me, In the situation I find myself in? Technically no. Most states “common law” marriages, unions, or the criteria is 5 or 7years minimal to recieve benefits. Since you married a long engagement doesn’t count. “They”?

  11. Nasty C    

    Thank you for the good work. Lovely

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