Help is just a phone call away.
To be connected with a Volunteer Veteran, or to make a referral for someone else, call 1-888-82-BUDDY (822-8339). Volunteer Veterans are trained to help you address issues ranging from accessing financial, employment, legal, benefit, or educational resources to identifying mental health providers for emotional, substance abuse, or relationship concerns. This service is confidential and there is no charge. We will return your call or email within 24 hours except on weekends when you will receive a call by the end of the next business day.
The Buddy-to-Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program cannot provide an immediate response in an emergency. For immediate assistance, please use the following as a guide:
- If you or someone you know is currently in the act of harming him/herself and/or in immediate need of medical attention, call 911 immediately.
- If you are a veteran in emotional distress or thinking about suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at (800) 273-TALK (8255) and press 1 for veterans.