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RI Veterans Resources

VA Healthcare
830 Chalkstone Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
401-273-7100 | 866-363-4486

Eligibility & Enrollment 401-457-3300

Homeless Resources 401-273-7100, ext. 3553

Women’s Veteran Coordinator 401-223-3651

Vet Center

The Vet Centers are funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs and there are community-based centers. Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Bereavement counseling and counseling for military related sexual abuse or harassment is also available. Family members and/or significant others can be seen at Vet Centers for military related issues. There is no cost to the veteran or family for these services.

Providence Vet Center
2038 Warwick Avenue
Warwick, RI 02889
Point of Contact: Rochelle Fortin, LICSW
Telephone: (401) 739-0167

New Bedford Vet Center
73 Huttleton Ave., Unit 2
Fairhaven, MA 02719
Point of Contact: David Stone, LICSW
Telephone: (508) 999-6920 or 877-927-8387

Hyannis Vet Center
474 West Main Center
Hyannis, MA 02601
Point of Contact: Jocelyn Howard, PsyD
Telephone: (508) 778-0124

Suicide Helpline


The Veterans Crisis Line is a toll-free, confidential resource that connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders.

Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online at ​​ or send a text message to 838255 to receive free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

The professionals at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances—from Veterans coping with mental health issues that were never addressed to recent Veterans struggling with relationships or the transition back to civilian life.

Since its launch in 2007, the Veterans Crisis Line has answered more than 745,000 calls, 83,000 chats, and made more than 26,000 life-saving rescues. In 2009, VA added the anonymous online chat that has since helped more than 65,000 people.

Real Warriors Live Chat—A Real Voice with Real Answers 24/7: A trained health resource consultant is ready to talk, listen and provide the guidance and resources you’re looking for. Access our privacy policies and disclaimers to see our commitment to your confidentiality. Call 866-966-1020 or LOG ON  to the 24/7 for Real Warriors Live Chat.

The PTSD Coach app can help you learn about and manage symptoms that commonly occur after trauma. Free PTSD Coach download from: Outside LinkiTunes and now also on Outside LinkAndroid Market. Together with professional medical treatment, PTSD Coach provides you dependable resources you can trust. If you have, or think you might have PTSD, this app is for you. Family and friends can also learn from this app. PTSD Coach was created by the VA’s National Center for PTSD and the DoD’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology.

Education & College Programs/Services



Page last updated: August 19, 2020