Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Help for Veterans and Their Families

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has a toll-free number at 1-888-546-5838 (LinkVet) for veterans and their families.

"LinkVet is a toll-free, one-stop customer service line for all Minnesota veterans. The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, along with Crisis Connection, will provide information referral, immediate crisis intervention and psychological counseling 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

"MVDA [Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs] staff will manage the lines Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

"Crisis Connection, a crisis support line with masters-level trained social workers, will field all crisis calls during business hours, after business hours, on weekends and holidays.

"Callers will connect to this service utilizing Link Live, a secure, encrypted communications tool that provides internet phone calling, Live Chat and secure email.

"Visit MDVA's one-stop website for on-line information at:"