Veterans Links

​​​​​​​Below are selected links of interest to readers of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs website. Many of these sites link to many other interesting and informative sites.

Badger Yellow Ribbon Program​ provides educational information events and activities for military members of Wisconsin, their Families, and community members to facilitate access to services and support their health and well being throughout the entire deployment cycle. Phone: (608) 242-3424.

Child and Youth Program provides military youth with leadership, character and resilience training opportunities through youth summits, camps and other trainings. The Child and Youth Program also provides programming dealing with coping strategies, health and well being and resilience throughout the deployment cycle. Phone: (608) 242-3466.

Director of Psychological Health (DPH): provides assistance and direction to Service Members (SM) who are having transitional difficulties in either adjusting to redeployment or life challenges which may be presenting barriers in quality of life. This assistance is initial problem solving with the service of identification of resources, such as specific Veterans Affairs resources, that may provide longer term support for the SM and their family. The DPH will also provide system advocacy in helping or referring to support personnel in navigating the service bureaucracy. Phone: (608) 242-3047.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) provides Reserve Component members education and awareness regarding employer relations, rights and requirements under USERRA and programs and services available to help strengthen employer support for the Guard and Reserve. Phone: (608) 242-3169.

Family Program implements the mission and vision for family readiness within the of Wisconsin. The family program works with unit leadership and a corps of volunteers to ensure that families are prepared and equipped with the skills and tools to successfully meet the challenges of the military lifestyle. Phone: (608) 242-3470.

Military Family Assistance Centers (FAC) focus is providing family members information on entitlements and benefits available to them by providing resource and referrals during the Service Members deployment cycle. Assistance is available 24/7. Phone: (608) 301-8290 Cell: (608) 219-8672
Military Funeral Honors (MFH) honors those who served by providing military funeral ceremonies for all military veterans upon request of the veterans’ family. Phone: (608) 242-3419.

Military OneSource provides comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and reserve service members, and their families. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, and much more. Call Centers are staffed 24/7/365 to access services. Phone:1-800-342-9647.

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) provides prevention training to all service members and resource and referral services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The Sexual Assault Prevention Response Program ensures victims of sexual assault are protected, treated with dignity and respect, receive support and advocacy and assists with identification of treatment resources. Phone: (608) 242-3742 or (608) 242-3736, 24-hour cell: (608) 469-2627.

State Resilience Coordinator provides oversight for mandatory training and reporting requirements regarding the Comprehensive Solider and Family Fitness Program (CSF2). Assists in the integration of mandatory resilience training requirements, and ensures Master Resilience Training (MRT) quota allocations are being met across the command. Phone: (608) 242-3748.

Suicide Prevention Program Manager provides prevention, intervention and postvention on the risk factors and warning signs of suicide as well as act as the military point of contact for resources available to service members on where to go for help. Phone: (608) 242-3428 24-hour cell: (608) 609-0452.
Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) demonstrated the Army's commitment to Families of the Fallen by providing support and standardized services to Active, Reserves, and Army National Guard Families. Survivor Outreach Services uses a holistic and multi-agency approach to delivering these services by providing access at garrisons and communities closet to where the Families live. Benefits Coordinators, Financial Counselors, and Support Coordinators are professionals available to deliver individualized support and attention to Survivors across the nation. Many times after you have lost a loved one, there are unresolved issues or questions that may surface months or years after the loss. The Army is dedicated to fulfilling the Family Covenant by providing support to Surviving Families for as long as they desire. Cell: (262) 745-3283 or (715) 401-9187.

Transition Assistance Advisor (TAA) serves as the military service members subject matter expert on all matters related to veterans benefits, programs and services. Assists with education, financial and physical health, employment, vocational-rehab and any other challenge they may encounter as a result of their military service. Phone: (608) 242-3727 Cell: (608) 469-3077.

Wisconsin Employment Resource Connection (WERC) connects unemployed Wisconsin Service Members and Spouses with Employer Partners through educational and employment opportunities. WERC bridges the gap between qualified Service Members and quality employers through analysis of Service Member and employer needs. Phone: (608) 301-8246 or (608) 301-8247.