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Call Centers and Hotlines

A number of hotlines operate across the state and country to assist veterans and their families who are experiencing a crisis situation or who are in need of assistance.  The Veterans Crisis and Maryland Crisis Lines are staffed 24 hours a day and provide immediate support to individuals.  If you are experiencing a crisis, or if you have concerns about a veteran in need, contact one of the crisis lines listed here.  The U.S. VA offers a Women Veterans Call Center to help answer questions, discuss eligibility, and direct women veterans to VA services.

The Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans and their families or friends to trained U.S. VA professionals who can provide immediate assistance.  

For 24-hour crisis intervention call 800-273-8255 and press 1.  Callers can also chat online with The Veterans Crisis Line or send a text message to 838255.

Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The Maryland Crisis Line

The Maryland Crisis Line provides State-wide 24-hour crisis intervention and supportive counseling.

For state-wide 24-hour crisis intervention and supportive counseling call 800-422-0009.

 Additional Local Jurisdiction and Statewide Crisis Lines

For more information local jurisdiction and other statewide crisis lines visit the Maryland Community Service Locator website.

The Women Veterans Call Center

The VA Women Veterans hotline—1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636)—is an incoming call center that receives and responds to questions from women Veterans, their families, and caregivers across the nation about available VA services and resources.  Callers are informed about eligibility, benefits, health care and other services, and can route calls within VA when needed.  Agents are also trained to respond to crisis situations such as suicidal behavior, homelessness, sexual trauma, and domestic violence. 

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 10:00pm, Saturday 8:00am to 6:30pm

Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Help For Homeless Veterans

The U.S. VA operates a call center to help prevent and overcome veteran homelessness.  If you are at risk or are experiencing homelessness, or if you know of a veteran in need, call  877-4AID-VET (424-3838) to be connected 24/7 with VA’s services.

Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs



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