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VetsBoats Veteran Support Bay Area



Emergency Services

The Suicide Prevention Center:

Click here for resources

Veterans Crisis Line:

Call 988 then press 1


National Suicide Prevention Hotline:

Dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255). When prompted, press '1' to be connected to a VA call center. This hotline also provides a confidential chat option for veterans on


Domestic Violence National Hotline:

Call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day by trained counselors who can provide crisis assistance and other information. Resources can also be found on


National Child Abuse Hotline:

Call 1-800-422-4453. This hotline is dedicated to preventing child abuse and is staffed 24 hours a day by professional counselors. Additional resources are available on

More Resources

National Veterans Foundation:

Call 1-888-777-4443 or visit the The National Veterans Foundation's mission is to offer crisis management, information referrals, and outreach for veterans in need


VA's Homelessness Hotline:

Call 1-877-424-3838 if you are currently experiencing homelessness or are on the verge of homelessness


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

Call 1-800-622-4357 for free, confidential information on where to find mental health and substance abuse resources. You can also search for mental health treatment centers on


It's Up to Us:

Call 1-888-724-7240 or visit for an informational access line for veterans in need of mental health resources 


VA Research Currents:

Read Mike Richman’s article on the benefits of sailing as a recreational therapy 


NPR Morning Edition:

Quick listen to KPBS' Steve Walsh's report on the mental health struggles veterans face and the lack of support they receive from the military

Other Family Resources from our friends and partners:

- Cerebral palsy support groups for parents and caregivers

Free Counseling

The Soldiers Project:

This program helps soldiers and veterans by providing free, 100% confidential psychological treatment. So far, the program has locations in Chicago, Houston, Long Island, New York City, Sacramento, Southern California, Pennsylvania, Washington State, and Wyoming. Find local contact information on


Give An Hour:

This organization connects you to a local mental health clinic for a free, in-person counseling session. Volunteer mental health professionals offer help with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, PTSD, grief and any other mental health concerns. Find a local mental health provider on


Homecoming For Veterans: includes a list of clinicians who have agreed to see veterans for 20-minute sessions at no cost.

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