Savannah is prepared to service its veterans through community resources and organizations. The city is home to approximately 11,168 veterans, as reported by the United States Census Bureau from 2010 to 2014. The following is a list of a few of the local support groups and organizations in Georgia.
The Savannah VA Outpatient Clinic through the Georgia Department of Veterans Services provides resident veterans with medical care, mental health, physical therapy, and specialty care services. The clinic serves over 13,000 veterans in Georgia and South Carolina and is located near the Hunter Army Airfield. You can find the Outpatient Clinic at 1170 Shawnee Street in Savannah.
Homeless veterans can seek help from the Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless located on 761 Wheaton Street in Savannah. The organization works with nonprofits, government officials, and the community to reduce the incidence of veteran homelessness in Savannah. The program also assists the Veterans Outpatient Clinic on Montgomery Crossroads with mental health services, the Savannah Veterans Clinic on White Bluff Road with readjustment counseling, and Social Apostolate on East Liberty Street with transportation assistance to the VA.
Hire a Hero is a resource for veterans looking for employment. Whether you are returning home or you retired from active military years ago, Hire a Hero can help you find employers looking to hire veterans in various positions. A recent search for jobs in Savannah returned 43 local positions and 34 in the national network. The site also features advice on preparing and polishing a resume and cover letter.
The Georgia Department of Veterans Service (GDVS) is your first stop for information regarding claims, benefits assistance, education support, long-term health care, and memorials. The veterans’ laws are complex and the GA Department of Veteran Services can help you navigate the various benefits you are entitled to as a United States Veteran. You can download a free guidebook that explains each veteran benefit. If you believe you qualify for a particular benefit, contact a GDVS representative to apply.
The Savannah Vet Center through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is located at 321 Commercial Drive in Savannah, and is open Monday through Friday and the second Saturday of each month. If you need help with claims applications, disability compensation, the VA Aid and Attendance for long-term care, home loans, GI Bill, or employment training, a representative can assist you.
The Savannah Chapter of the Veterans for Peace (VFP) is open to veterans of the following wars:
Spanish Civil War
World War II
The Korean War
The Vietnam War
The Gulf War
The Iraq War
VFP is represented at the UN and is an official Non-Governmental Organization. Chapter meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30PM at the St. Francis Cabrini Church on Middleground Road. There is also an annual convention held to bring members together.
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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