All Nevada Veterans and their families understand, and can connect to, benefits and services they have earned.
Serve Nevada Veterans by honoring their remarkable legacy and by connecting them to earned benefits and services. Through our seven major lines of effort we:
Professionally assist Veterans and their families obtain Federal and State Veterans benefits.
Provide quality skilled nursing care at our State Veterans Homes.
Provide dignified burial support at our State Veterans Memorial Cemeteries.
Manage effective programs addressing the needs of at-risk Veterans.
Successfully integrate returning Servicemembers and Veterans into Nevada communities.
Honor the service and sacrifice of all Nevada’s Veterans and their families through ceremonies and information campaigns.
Assist, and coordinate the efforts of, service organizations and individuals insofar as their activities benefit Nevada Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families.
The Nation’s Largest Provider of Service Dogs for Veterans
Determined to end veteran suicide, K9s For Warriors provides highly-trained Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma. With the majority of dogs coming from high-kill rescue shelters, this innovative program allows the K9/Warrior team to build an unwavering bond that facilitates their collective healing and recovery.
Off-Road Racing for Veterans by Veterans
Providing a Unique Approach to Helping Our US Military Veterans of all Generations Through Off-Road Racing
Desert Vets Racing (DVR) is determined to provide immediate team-building, vocational skills, and mental health support access through the sport of racing to US military veterans and active duty personnel - in order to facilitate healthy transitions into civilian life and lower the risk of suicide and substance abuse dependencies.
We believe that the growth of locally oriented grassroots activities that involve a combination of technical skills, adrenaline, team effort, and business/marketing skills will ultimately provide a missing piece to the “veteran puzzle” in minimizing the mental health and substance-related struggles we see today.
Nevada Drug, Alcohol & Suicide Rates Expected to Grow 40% in 10 Years: Facts, statistics, and understanding Fentanyl
Suicide Among Veterans: Discusses the connection between veteran addiction and suicide
Suicide and Addiction: Discusses the risk factors, warning signs and prevention, the substances abused, and mental health considerations.
Alcoholism and Suicide Risk: Discusses how a substance abuse problem increases the risk of suicide and provides contact information for suicide hotlines.
Choosing the Best Inpatient Suicidal Thoughts and Addiction Recovery Center: A guide on how to find help.
The Link Between Substance Abuse & Suicide in Teens: Statistics and facts on teenagers' using substances as signs that can lead to suicide
MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA
Military sexual trauma (MST) is the term that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) use to refer to sexual assault or ongoing sexual harassment that occurred while a veteran was in active military service. MST includes any sexual activity an individual was involved in against their will or when they could not say no.
People of all ages, genders, racial/ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and branches of military service have experienced MST. Like other forms of trauma, MST can negatively affect an individual’s physical and psychological health, even many years after the incident.
Our new resource helps veterans understand how Medicare works with VA and TRICARE, should a veteran enroll, how to enroll, and most importantly strategies on how to maximize benefits.
You can view the guide here:
- VA HEALTHCARE & MEDICARE
MEMORY CARE IN NEVADA
Alzheimer's disease is listed as the sixth-leading cause of death in Nevada, according to data from the CDC. In 2019 alone, 678 seniors in Nevada died from Alzheimer's-related causes. The number of cases of Alzheimer's in the state is projected to continue to increase. Information from the Alzheimer's Association shows that 49,000 seniors were diagnosed with the condition in 2020, and the number is expected to increase by 30.6% to 64,000 in 2025.