Senator Sanders is proud of the many organizations and agencies throughout Vermont that are specifically dedicated to providing services to Vermont veterans and their families. If you, or someone you know, is a veteran or family member who could use a hand, these resources may be of assistance. If you would like to suggest a resource for inclusion on this page, please email us. And remember, if you need assistance with a federal agency, our office may be able to help.
The State of Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs provides assistance to Vermont veterans applying for health care, disability compensation, tuition assistance, burial benefits, as well as a host of other specialized benefits, uniquely designed for recently separated veterans, disabled veterans, women, veterans at risk of homelessness, and military retirees.
Vermont Veterans Outreach Program
Senator Sanders is proud to have worked with the Vermont National Guard to develop the Veterans Outreach Program, which works closely with local community officials, business leaders, clergy, health care providers, and other community-based social organizations to address the needs of veterans and their families.
"It is no secret that many of our soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are forced to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries," Sen. Sanders said. "We're all in this together, and we've got to stand not only with the soldiers in combat, but with their kids and their wives and their husbands."
Click here to learn more about the Vermont Veterans Outreach Program and to find an Outreach Representative near you
Vermont veterans can receive care at the White River Junction VA Medical Center or one of seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics serving the state. Senator Sanders knows that VA health care providers – many of whom are veterans themselves – are well-positioned to meet the unique needs of veterans. Services include everything from primary care services to more specialized treatment for illnesses and injuries related to military service, like burn pit exposure, PTSD, TBI, and overuse injuries.
Learn more about the White River Junction VA Medical Center or the Community Based Outpatient Clinics that serve Vermont veterans, visit:
Senator Sanders knows that every veteran and their family deserves a safe, affordable place to live and is proud to support federal programs like HUD-VASH and SSVF and GPD. If you are a veteran in need of housing, you can find out more about what options are available by visiting the website for the State of Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs or VA Housing Assistance.
We are fortunate that Vermont has three transitional housing options for veterans with individualized assistance staying for six months or longer. To learn more about their services, call or visit their website (as available).