Resources for Veterans

General Resources for Veterans

Department of Veteran Affairs offers education opportunities and rehabilitation services to veterans as well as provides compensation payments for disabilities or death related to military service; home loan guarantees; pensions; burials; and health care including services for nursing homes, clinics, and medical centers.

Harford County James V. McMahan Commission on Veteran Affairs to Learn more about what federal, state, or county legislative district I am in and the name of my legislators to open the Tourism Award Process Powerpoint to Learn more about what federal, state, or county legislative district I am in and the name of my legislators to open the Tourism Award Process Powerpoint was established to advocate for veterans and their families and connect them to resources through outreach and education.

Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs is an executive agency with the mission of assisting veterans, active duty service members, and their families and dependents with securing benefits earned through military service.

Wellness and Mental Health Resources

Elkton Vet Center (Satellite location in Aberdeen) provides veterans, service members, and their families no cost counseling services for depression, PTSD, and the psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST).  Additional connections with the VA and community support are available.

Harford Crisis Center provides a 24/7 hotline and mobile crisis response by calling 1.800.NEXTSTEP (1.800.639.8783).  The center is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week for mental health outpatient services and walk-in mental health and substance use urgent care.  Harford Crisis Center also has short-stay crisis residential services for adult guests requiring an extended period of concentrated care. Visit the website for more information.

Harford County Health Department provides resources for addiction including peer recovery, prevention, treatment, support services, and suicide prevention. 

Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans assists veterans and their families with coordinating behavioral health services, including mental health and substance use disorder services, with either the Veterans Affairs (VA) or Maryland's public mental health system. 

Office on Mental Health/CORE Services Agency of Harford County, Inc provides oversight, promotion, and support for the development of accessible, community-based behavioral health services in Harford County.

Veterans Crisis Line Dial 988 and press 1 provides an easy way for veterans in crisis and their families to access the 24/7 crisis hotline. Veterans and their families can also reach the hotline by texting 838255 or through online chat at

Housing and Homeless Services

Baltimore VA Medical Center/Homeless Services provides Housing Choice vouchers to veterans who who are experiencing homelessness and in need of additional support maintaining housing. The center also provides supportive services, case management, and health care to ensure permanent housing.

Harford Community Action Agency provides homelessness prevention assistance for households at risk of homelessness. This assistance is intended to provide housing stabilization services necessary to prevent an individual or family from moving into an emergency shelter, the streets, or a place not meant for human habitation.

Harford County, Housing and Community Development - Harford County is committed to making the experience of homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring through a range of strategies including homeless prevention; shelter diversion; street outreach; temporary shelter; rental assistance; and permanent housing with support services. Through partnership with non-profit organizations, the faith-based community, government agencies, the school system, healthcare organizations foundations, consumers, donors and the community, we work toward a common vision of ending homelessness in Harford County.  

Maryland Veterans Trust Fund  assists with non-emergency, temporary financial challenges facing veterans or widows/widowers of veterans.  This short-term fund is designed to assist with rent/mortgage payments and utility bills.  The trust does not assist with taxes, child support, speeding tickets, legal fees, payday and interpersonal loans, credit card debt, home repairs, food, appliances, and vehicle purchases.  Grant awards are provided directly to the landlord, mortgage company, utility company, etc.

National Call Center for Homeless Vets is available to by calling 877.424.3838. Services are provided to veterans at risk of homelessness, their family members, friends, and/or supports.  Available 24/7.

Sheppard Pratt Veterans Housing offers housing and employment solutions for veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.  Services can include housing and housing assistance, job training and employment opportunities, connection to legal assistance, on-site and virtual mental health services, and referrals to health care.

For additional community resources, view The Harford County Community Resource Guide online.