Sacred Heart University is committed to supporting, advocating, and identifying resources for our veterans transitioning to University life. In February of 2013, The Counseling Center is planning to initiate a Veteran Support Group and hope you will consider attending to connect and talk with other veterans on campus. Please email Nancy DeKraker, Staff Counselor, if you are interested at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 203-371-7955.
Below are a variety of online resources that we hope you find helpful.
http://vetsuccess.gov/ - This site provides interactive resources from within the Department of Veterans Affairs and other resources for Servicemembers, Veterans and their family members to ensure their successful transition to college life.
http://gibill.va.gov/– This site connects you to all of the programs available for SHU students.
www.studentveterans.org – This site provides military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.
http://www.ct.gov/dmhas/cwp/view.asp?a=3833&q=453942 – This site provides an array of behavioral health services to Connecticut’s veterans, citizen soldiers and their family members.
www.VeteransCrisisLine.net – 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.