Military Resources

It would be impossible to list and provide links to all the agencies in the Charlotte region dedicated to providing veterans with the support infrastructure they need to ease the transition from military service, through higher education to succeed in the civilian sector.  On this page, you’ll find many of them.  We encourage you to tap into these great resources.  People at these agencies will make sure you have access to everything you need to advance you through the next important stages of your journey.

Emergency Resources 

(704) 566-3410
911 - Request Crisis Intervention Team
www.veteranscrisisline.net
TEXT 838255
Cheri R Anthony, Ph. D - Suicide Prevention Program Manager/Coordinator and REACH VET Coordinator  

    Office: 704-638-900 ext. 13609

Jillian Baugh, MSSA, LCSW - Suicide Prevention Care Coordination Team 

    Office: 704-638-9000 ext. 15697

Conicka L. Wiggins, MSW, LCSW, LCAS - Suicide Prevention Care Coordination Team

     Office: 704-329-1300 ext. 31415 

 

Military ID

If you are in need of acquiring a military ID here are 4 local ID centers in the Charlotte Area:

When Making Appointments: please make multiple appointments if there is more than one person receiving an ID Card. For example: if a service member has three dependents, he or she should schedule an appointment for each dependent.

Here is the link to schedule an appointment: RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler 

ID Card Section Charlotte
6115 North Hills Circle Charlotte, NC 28213
800-538-9552
Hours: 0900-1100, 1300-1500
Tuesdays and Thursdays
ID Card Section
1330 Westover St. Building 1300 Charlotte, NC 28205
704-342-5108
Hours: 0800-1500
Monday-Friday
145th AW FSS
4930 Minuteman Way Charlotte, NC 28208
704-391-4153
Hours: 0800-1100
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Closed Wednesdays
130th MED Charlotte
4240 West Blvd Charlotte, NC 28208
984-661-4586
Hours: 0800-1530
Monday, Wednesday,Friday
Hours: 0800-1630
Tuesday, Thursday

North Carolina Resources

Most importantly, Veterans Bridge Home is the agency coordinating all veteran support activity through NC Serves, the network of support agencies for veterans and their families. Veterans Bridge Home connects veterans to available community, state, federal resources based on their education, employment and healthcare and other needs. At Veterans Bridge Home, you'll find a staff of professionals, most of whom are veterans themselves, eager to help. For more information visit: https://veteransbridgehome.org. 
NC4Vets is a resource guide for veterans, their dependents and supervisors. It's a publication of the North Carolina Division of Veteran Affairs, and here you'll find information ranging from employment, healthcare, VA Benefits, housing, personal services, educational and more. You can also check out the NC4Vets newsletter here.
The Veteran Services Staff of Mecklenburg County (where Charlotte and UNC Charlotte are located) is serving our Veterans and thir families on all matters pertaining to veteran benefits. For more information click here.
Under the auspices of the VA, Vet Centers provide autonomous, private, confidential counseling alternative to "official" VA channels. If you need to discuss any concern such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, alcohol/drug abuse, sexual trauma or any issue you're not ready to place "on the record" this is the path for you. There is a Vet Center near the UNC Charlotte Campus. Call 704-549-8025 to learn more.

Educational Resources

This resource will help you find online courses you can complete within the University of North Carolina system(even while you're still on active duty) then helps you transfer those courses to the campus of your choice, including UNC Charlotte. Click here for more information.
Think that teaching is a career option for  you following your military service? That's a great choice, and school districts recognize the value of your experience. The Troops to Teachers program will help you explore this option.
This VA program helps veterans develop skills that can lead to acceptance and success in higher education. Here you'll find counseling and tutoring services as well as mentoring programs. You can get help preparing for college entrance exams and financial aid applications, too. Click here for more information.
The Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE) provides free online cybersecurity training to U.S. government employees, Federal contractors, and veterans. Click here for more information or look through the course catalog.

Healthcare Resources 

A Place for Heroes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting veterans gains access to preventative Healthcare, VA services, Case Management, Workforce Development Training and Job Readiness Skills. For more information visit: https://www.aplaceforheros.org
Charlotte is a well served by Va medical facilities. There is the W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center - Salisbury, NC as well as the Charlotte Health Care Center on 3506 West Tyvola Road Charlotte, NC 28208-7201. This large facility provides in-patient services in a host of specialties. Just abot two miles from the UNC Charlotte campus is the Charlotte Community Based Outpatient Clinic. This facility offers primary out-patient care services for veterans in the Charlotte Metro area. Plans are well along to build a second, larger facility in South Charlotte as well.
Here is a guide that is designed to help veterans and/or their surviving spouses determine their eligibility, explain how to apply for benefits and cover the various veteran care options. Click here for more information.
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos particles and affects the lining of the lungs, heart, and abdomen. 1/3 of all mesothelioma patients are veterans, and approximately 6,000 veterans afflicted with this asbestos-caused cancer died between 1999 and 2005 alone. The reason this cancer targets so many veterans is because of the prevalence of asbestos use in the military in the past. We specialize in connecting patients with doctors and treatment options that are best suited for them. Our information services and resources are 100% free to patients and family members. Click here for more information.

Networking

Brought to you Veterans Bridge Home. Office Number: 704-332-8802 Email: info@veteransbridgehome.org For more Events: https://veteransbridgehome.org/events/

Where: Towne Tavern at Fort Mill
When: 3rd Thursday of the Month, 1130 am -1 pm
Price: Self Pay

Where: Harris YMCA
When: 1st Tuesday of the Month, 0700-0830 am
Price: FREE

The third Friday of every month 7:30-9 am
UNCC ROTC Building - 8904 University Road, Charlotte NC 28262

Join us for free coffee, donuts & connecting with fellow area veterans.

8904 University Road. 0730 There is FREE PARKING in the ROTC parking lot. Overflow parking across the street in parking deck.

This is a veteran-only coffee. Prior (or current) service in the Armed Forces is required. There are other events where veteran spouses and supporters are welcomed to attend. We are a group of veterans in the Charlotte area with the common thread of military service, past or present. 

The network is founded on 3 basic principles:

  1. To build a professional network and meet others with a common thread ... service to country.
  2. To offer assistance where needed, either individually or to the military veteran community.
  3. To stay connected with the military culture within North Carolina.
Please let your veteran, active duty and reservist friends and colleagues know and encourage them to join us. Anyone who has worn the uniform is welcome

 

2nd Wednesday of the month, 11:45 am -1 pm
Covenant Presbyterian Church – 1000 East Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28204
$10 Lunch. Come meet fellow veterans, share resources and community events.

This is a veteran-only lunch. Prior (or current) service in the Armed Forces is required. There are other events where veteran spouses and supporters are welcomed to attend. We are a group of business professionals in Charlotte area with the common thread of military service, past or present. 

The network is founded on 3 basic principles:

  1. To build a professional network and meet others with a common thread ... service to country.
  2. To offer assistance where needed, either individually or to the military veteran community.
  3. To stay connected with the military culture within North Carolina.
  4. Please let your veteran, active duty and reservist friends and colleagues know and encourage them to join us. Anyone who has worn the uniform is welcome.

1st Thursday of the month, 7:30-9 am
Another Broken Egg Café, 11324 N Community House Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

$13 Breakfast. Come meet fellow veterans, share resources and community events.

This is a veteran-only breakfast. Prior (or current) service in the Armed Forces is required. There are other events where veteran spouses and supporters are welcomed to attend. We are a group of business professionals in Charlotte area with the common thread of military service, past or present. 

The network is founded on 3 basic principles:

  1. To build a professional network and meet others with a common thread ... service to country.
  2. To offer assistance where needed, either individually or to the military veteran community.
  3. To stay connected with the military culture within North Carolina.
  4. Please let your veteran, active duty and reservist friends and colleagues know and encourage them to join us. Anyone who has worn the uniform is welcome.