Veterans with disabilities deserve the support of their community. Unfortunately, for many veterans with disabilities, it can be hard to transition to civilian life. While many veterans struggle with the change to new jobs, veterans with disabilities face additional challenges in adjusting to a new type of life.
As a veteran, you may qualify for support from a variety of government and nonprofit organizations. Explore some of the resources below for help building a home, finding medical care or qualifying for disability payments.
Purple Heart Homes
Purple Heart Homes helps make renovations and updates to veterans’ homes to improve mobility, independence, and safety. They take care of home projects from painting rooms to installing grab bars, building wheelchair ramps to installing stair rails. These projects are completed at no cost to veterans.
They also offer homeownership programs in certain states, including North Carolina. These programs can help veterans afford homes that fit their needs.
Homes for Our Troops
This organization specialized in building custom, disability-friendly homes for severely injured veterans who served after September 11, 2001. The group has built over 240 homes since 2004, including homes in the Hampton Roads area. You can apply on their website to see if you qualify for support.
Disabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans is a nonprofit organization that helps veterans with disabilities receive the support they need, including disability and Veterans Affairs benefits, transportation to medical appointments as well as employment. With more than 10 chapters in the Hampton Roads area, you have easy access to their services.
Wounded Warrior Project
The Wounded Warrior Project is a well-known non-profit organization that offers a large number of programs for disabled veterans across the country. Their services include:
- Transportation for veterans with disabilities
- Adaptive sports teams
- Mental health support and counseling
- Career counseling
- VA Benefits counseling
- Support groups
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The VA office offers a variety of programs for veterans, including:
- VA Home Loans, including specially adapted housing grants to build or renovate homes for veterans with disabilities
- Independent living support to help you gain access to health care, housing, education and other resources
- Education and training services to help you begin the next chapter of your career
You can take advantage of these services and many more to transition into the next stage of your life as a civilian.
Hampton Roads Mobility is proud to serve the needs of veterans throughout the Hampton Roads community. We provide services and products that can improve your mobility, independence and safety.
Contact us today at (757) 663-5457 to learn how we can help you improve your home and quality of life.