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Anne Arundel County Veterans Services Coordination Center

Are you a veteran or a spouse or a dependent of a veteran? Do you have questions about your eligibility for various veterans’ benefits and programs? The Anne Arundel County Veterans Service Coordination Center staff can provide 1:1 assistance to help you understand programs that help veterans with housing, in-home care, assisted living and more.

Anne Arundel County has launched a veterans service phone line that will serve as a one-stop-shop for veterans seeking assistance with county services. Veterans and their families can call 410-222-3500 or email veterans-assistance@aacounty.org

Anne Arundel County Free Mental Health & Substance Use Services to Veterans

Anne Arundel County veterans returning from Iraq & Afghanistan and their families will receive free mental health and substance use treatment.

Please contact 410- 222-0117 to locate an area clinic or health care provider in your area.

Confidential services will include assessments, inpatient and outpatient treatment and intensive case management.

For information about any of these programs or services, contact 410- 222-7858.


Maryland's Commitment to Veterans (MCV)

Maryland's Commitment to Veterans' Regional Resource Coordinators are devoted to assisting any Maryland resident who has served or is currently serving in the US Uniformed Services (Active duty, Guard, or Reserve; including USPHS and NOAA) and their families with access to mental health, substance use and supportive services.

Our trained team is available to connect you with services through VA Health Services, Department of Health, and other community providers.

Our services include: case coordination, crisis funding, peer support, referral services, and training and education.

How: Calls are accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; the caller is connected to the Regional Resource Coordinator (RRC) serving their area.  The RRC will conduct a quick intake in order to connect the caller with appropriate resources and support.


Referral Line: 1-877-770-4801

A Closer Look at PTSD Among Aging Adults

Post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, can happen to people of all ages. It is especially a common issue among aging adults because they have a more likely chance to have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Examples of traumatic events that could lead to PTSD include military combat, a bad car accident, the unexpected death of a loved one, serious illness or injury to self or someone close, and sexual assault, to name a few.

This guide will account for PTSD among aging adults, veterans, and older homeless people. See what experts have to say about the subject, and learn more about the causes and symptoms of PTSD and how the condition can be treated.

Click here to read more.

Providers for Veterans

Interested in finding services for Veterans? Go to Network of Care for information on services, support, and advocacy for Veterans

VET Center

Vet Centers first opened in 1979 to provide services to Vietnam-era Veterans. Since then, Congress and the President have extended coverage to all war theater veterans providing:

  • Individual, Group Marriage/Family, Sexual Trauma/Abuse Counseling
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Referral for Tx
  • Referral/Job & VA Benefits Counseling
  • Liaison for VA Medical Center & Other Community Agencies
  • Referral for Homeless Veterans and Community Information

VET Center
100 Annapolis Street
Annapolis MD 21401
800- 463-6295

VA Urgent Care Benefit

Did you know that VA now offers an Urgent Care Benefit that provides eligible Veterans with greater choice and access to timely, high-quality care in the community? Urgent care providers treat injuries and illnesses that require immediate attention, but are not life-threatening. This new benefit supplements the health care services you are currently receiving from the VA Maryland Health Care System.

To be eligible for the new Urgent Care Benefit, you must be enrolled in the VA health care system and have received care through the VA within the past 24 months.

When using the Urgent Care Benefit, you must go to an urgent care provider in VA’s network. Upon arriving, you must state they are using the VA urgent care benefit. The urgent care provider will verify your eligibility before providing care.

To find an urgent care location in VA’s contracted network, please visit https://www.va.gov/find-locations/ and search by zip code or VA facility.

PTSD Coach App


Developed by the U.S. Department for Veterans Affairs, PTSD Coach was designed for those who have, or may have, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This app provides you with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help you manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD. 

For more information, click HERE.

Anne Arundel County Veterans Affairs Commission Launches Veterans Service Line


County Executive, Veterans Affairs Commission Launch Veterans Service Phone Line


 The Veterans Service Coordination Center phone line will serve as point of entry for veterans service coordination.
Annapolis, MD (June 1, 2021) - Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and the Veterans Affairs Commission announces the creation of a new point of entry phone line for veterans seeking assistance from County services. 

“We need to find ways to make accessing County services straightforward for all of our veterans,” County Executive Steuart Pittman said. “Our veterans shouldn’t need to call multiple numbers to get basic information - this line will give them a one-stop-shop.”

The new line, part of the Veterans Service Coordination Center (VSCC) launched by the County Executive’s Office and the Veterans Affairs Commission last fall, will begin taking calls today at 410-222-3500. The new line will be operated by the Office of Community Engagement and Constituent Services, which will triage calls and route them to appropriate department liaisons for the Commission.  

Liaisons from the County’s Health and Human Services agencies, the Office of Transportation, and the Department of Recreation and Parks have been working with Pete Smith, Military and Veterans Liaison for the County Executive, and the Veterans Affairs Commission to launch this virtual service coordination. 

"The vet line is an additional tool to enhance the interaction veterans have when dealing with Anne Arundel County,” said Pete Smith, Military and Veterans  Liaison for the County Executive. “As a veteran and current reservist, it makes me proud to see an administration go above and beyond for those who stood the watch."

In addition to creating a centralized place for veterans in the county to seek services, the County Executive’s Office continues to build inter-agency relationships between county liaisons, community organizations, and State and Federal program representatives. The goal is to create opportunities for liaisons to build their knowledge of local, State and Federal assistance and enhance the manner in which services are wrapped around veterans with a particular need. 

Suicide Prevention Resources 

Hotlines for families and youth

Call 911 for immediate assistance in any emergency

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Maryland's Crisis Line
Dial 2-1-1, Press 1
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Safety Hotline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Anne Arundel County Veteran's Service Phone Line
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday

National Suicide Prevention Hotlines

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Dial or Text 988 or Chat
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746

Physician Support Line
Monday – Friday: 8AM - 3AM ET
Saturday – Sunday: 8AM - 3AM ET

Veteran's Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255, Press 1, or text to 838255
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Gun Violence Intervention Team  (GVIT) Suicide Prevention Toolkit

Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) Domestic Violence Toolkit

Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) Responsible Gun Ownership Toolkit

Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) Youth Gun Safety Toolkit

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