Veterans in Oklahoma City are entitled to benefits and special services to accommodate their unique needs and necessary accommodations. With organizations, centers, and communities in the area ready to help veterans find the support services they need, it is easy for local veterans to get in touch with the care providers that they are looking for.
Whether you are looking for medical support, financial assistance, or just a community of veterans to socialize with, here are a few of the resources available to veterans in Oklahoma City.
For services local to the Oklahoma City area, here are some organizations and centers available to veterans:
Oklahoma City VA Health Care System: Located at 921 NE 13th Street, the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System can provide necessary and veteran-specific treatments and services to local vets. The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System offers everything from an Alzheimer’s Clinic to Healing Touch and Guided Imagery therapies. They also provide services to help veterans control their weight, receive mental health or psychology services, and a clinic for low vision patients.
The state of Oklahoma also provides Oklahoma City veterans with additional support services. The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs can assist veterans in applying for benefits they are entitled to at both the state and federal level. With partners and partner programs in place, the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs can also introduce interested veterans to other organizations throughout the state that can provide supplemental services or care.
Oklahoma City is part of the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs’ Northwest Region – Area 1. Representatives for Oklahoma City are stationed in the Veterans Memorial Building at 2311 N. Central or in the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center.
National support resources are also available to Oklahoma City veterans through local chapters.
Veterans of Foreign Wars: The VFW has posts all over the country aimed at helping veterans find the services and support that they need. Officers of each post are trained to provide free services to veterans in the area, including helping them identify and apply for benefits. Involvement in a VFW post also provides veterans with the opportunity to connect with local vets and get involved in the community.
There are 4 VFW posts in Oklahoma City, including Post #10876, Post #9265, Post #8706, and Post #9969.
National Alliance on Mental Illness: The Oklahoma chapter of NAMI can also be extremely beneficial for veterans suffering from mental illness, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, or anxiety. The National Alliance on Mental Illness can help connect vets with support groups, counselors, and programs.
Each year, the city of Oklahoma City recognizes the veterans that live there with a National Veterans Day Run. The run is used as the city’s way to say their thanks to all the brave men and women who have served for the country and for the military.
For more information on the Aid & Attendance Benefit and to learn how it can help pay for assisted living, please visit VeteranAid.org.
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