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National Resource Directory

Having trouble finding information about benefits, education opportunities or health resources available to your patients? Service members, veterans and families have a “one stop” resource at your fingertips–the National Resource Directory. Launched in November 2008, this web-based portal provides access to more than 14,000 medical and non-medical services and resources for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, families and caregivers.

This online resource is maintained through a collaborative partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs. The information contained within the NRD is from federal, state, and local government agencies; veteran service and benefit organizations; non-profit community-based and faith-based organizations; academic institutions, professional associations and philanthropic organizations.

“This access to a combination of extensive federal, state and community-based resources is a tremendous asset for all service members, veterans, their families and those who care for them. It connects service members and veterans to the organizations that can help them during recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration,” said Karen S. Guice, M.D., Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.

“The NRD is a crucial tool for Recovery Care Coordinators supporting service members and their families. It simplifies the process of finding services and resources their clients need to meet their personal and professional goals along their road to recovery," said Susan B. Roberts, Deputy Director for Care Coordination in the OSD Office of Transition Policy and Care Coordination.

Information in the National Resource Directory is organized into ten major categories:

  • Benefits and Compensation
  • Education and Training
  • Employment
  • Family and Caregiver Support
  • Health
  • Homeless Assistance
  • Housing
  • Transportation and Travel
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Other Services and Resources

It also provides helpful checklists, Frequently Asked Questions and connections to peer support groups. All information on the web site can be found through a general or state and local search tool.

You can find the National Resource Directory at www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/nrd.

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