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Community Resources

One of the best aspects of being a student at American University is the access you have to the nation's capital. Many national organizations are headquartered right here in the district. During your time at AU, you are encouraged to become involved with the community resources available to you.

ACE Military Programs
Since 1945, the American Council on Education (ACE) has provided a collaborative link between the U. S. Department of Defense and higher education through the review of military training and experiences for the award of equivalent college credits for members of the Armed Forces.

American Legion
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veterans organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a not-for-profit community-service organization that now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide.

American Women Veterans
American Women Veterans is an organization dedicated to being the voice of women service members and veterans.

Benefits of Service
A general resource guide about jobs, careers, education, community resources, and social networking for veterans.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
IAVA authors issue reports on challenges of coming home from war.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
This organization assists homeless veterans in finding housing and employment.

Operation Homefront
This nonprofit was developed to support the families of deployed service members immediately following 9/11. Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance-including financial help, counseling, and recovery support-to the families of service members and wounded warriors.

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
This act offers financial relief to servicemembers while they are on active duty.

Soldiers Project
This group of licensed mental health professionals offers free psychological treatment to military service members (active duty, National Guard, Reserves and veterans) who have served or who expect to serve in OEF and/or OIF.

Student Veterans of America (SVA)
A coalition of student veterans groups from college campuses across the United States that works to develop new student groups, coordinate between existing student groups, and advocate on behalf of student veterans at the local, state, and national level.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The VA strives to fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's veterans.

This organization helps military veterans reconnect.

Vet Centers
Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues.

Washington DC Veterans Administration Medical Center
This tertiary care teaching facility provides acute general and specialized services in medicine, surgery, neurology and psychiatry, as well offering nursing home care unit treatment. The medical center also oversees a satellite Substance Abuse Clinic and three Vet Centers.

Women Veterans Network
WOVEN supports women veterans of all eras, experiences, geographies, and armed services together in the spirit of connecting, sharing, and serving each other, fellow veterans, their families and their communities.

Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. This is accomplished by: raising awareness and enlisting the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women; helping severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and providing unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.