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Service to Veterans & Military Families

Service to Veterans & Military Families seeks to provide libraries with resources to support the veterans and military members in their community.

How libraries can help


Libraries and Veterans Forum Logo

The Libraries and Veterans Forum has developed a toolkit that libraries and other organizations that serve military members and veterans in their community can use to get ideas for programming for this often forgotten segment of our communities.

Community Salute Logo - Libraries and Museums Serving Veterans and Military Families

Community Salute is an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services aimed at strengthening the ability of libraries, archives and museums (LAMs) to respond to the needs of veterans and military families.

Connecticut Veterans Resource Guide

The CT Department of Veterans' Affairs provides contact information on programs and services available to Connecticut veterans, Active Duty, National Guard and Reserves.

For more information see the Guide to Veteran Benefits in Connecticut.

Connecticut General Assembly Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Contact information:


Committee on Veteran's Affairs
State Capitol Building, Room 509A
Hartford, CT 06106

For more information see the Committee on Veterans' and Military Affairs.  


Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans Crisis Line provides confidential help through a toll-free hotline, online chat or text.

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 press 1

Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs

Contact information:

State of Connecticut, Department of Veteran's Affairs
287 West Street

Rocky Hill, CT  06067


For a full listing of contacts, click here

or visit the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs

or Connecticut Vet Centers


MilitaryOneSource is a one-stop site with information about military life questions.

Military OneSource

Other Resources

On, hundreds of Veterans describe their mental health challenges and the care that helped them. These Veterans share stories and experiences that fellow Veterans and their supporters can relate to — in the hopes that you can make a connection.

2020 Census:  Counting All Military Service Members and Their Families in 2020

The Illinois Library Association developed a Military Families & Children Toolkit which features a booklist for children & teens as well as a booklist and program ideas for adults.

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