Resources & Other Services

Below is additional information and resources for Veterans, their family and friends, and the Wichita community.

Other Services

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available. 

The H.O.T. team is responsible for responding to all 911 calls regarding homeless individuals or calls for service. H.O.T. focuses on trying to keep homeless out of jail if possible and divert them to services or shelters.

They also work to help make homeless successful whether it's helping them get back on their medications if they have mental health issues, refer to substance abuse centers if needed, assistance in resume building, job referrals and building partnerships with them to get them the resources they need to make them successful.

Assists very low-income veterans and their families who are facing homelessness and helps veterans with obtaining and maintaining stable housing by overcoming and addressing barriers.  Catholic Charities manages the Supportive Services for Veterans and Families (SSVF) program. 

The Salvation Army Homeless Services is dedicated to ending homelessness among families and single women. Salvation Army also manages the Supportive Services for Veterans and Families (SSVF) program.

The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center is a Joint Commission accredited, complexity level 1c facility located in Wichita, Kansas. ​

The Medical Center is a primary and secondary care facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology. ​

The VA manages and operates the HUD-VASH program for homeless veterans.  This program provides housing support for eligible homeless veterans.  

WSU VA Education Benefits' mission is to assist Military members, Veterans, and their dependents in utilizing their Education Benefits.

Wichita State University Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a pre-college program designed to assist veterans with the college admission and financial aid/GI Bill process. 

A non-profit law firm and community education organization helping low and moderate income people in Kansas.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) believes every Veteran suicide is a tragic outcome. Regardless of the numbers or rates, one Veteran suicide is one too many. VA is spreading the word throughout VA that suicide prevention is everyone’s responsibility. These new data about Veteran suicide will inform our suicide prevention programs and policies, especially for groups at elevated risk for suicide, including older and female Veterans. VA is addressing Veterans’ needs through strategic partnerships with community and federal allies and seeks to enhance these partnerships. Meanwhile, we continue to serve as a leader in evidence-based care for suicide prevention.

Data on Veteran suicide rates by state and region are now available. These state data sheets are a follow-up to VA’s August 2016 release of a national suicide data report, “Suicide Among Veterans and Other Americans, 2001–2014.

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