Veterans Resources



Local Resources

Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority
24-Hour Crisis Services
(989) 792-6732 or 1-800-233-0022

Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center
1500 Weiss St
Saginaw, MI 48602
(989) 497-2500 or 1-800-406-5143

Mid-State Health Network Veterans Services Navigator
Veteran Navigator will identify resources for Veteran and Military Families (V/MFs) in our system, make appropriate referrals, coordinate care, and provide follow up. Veteran Navigators will also coordinate with volunteer peer supports for veterans such as Buddy-To-Buddy, Vet-to-Vet, and other peer programs that may exist in the community. Mission: In conjunction with community partners, provide opportunities, services, and programs that promote a healthy, safe, and stable environment for Veterans and Military families in the publicly funded behavioral health care system.

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National Resources

Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

Buddy-to-Buddy
The Buddy-to-Buddy is a peer-to-peer program that trains volunteer veterans to provide peer support and linkage to resources for Michigan service members and veterans. Volunteer veterans help veterans and service members address issues ranging from accessing financial, employment, legal, benefit, or educational resources to identifying mental health providers for emotional, substance abuse, or relationship concerns.

Real Warriors
The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the process of building resilience, facilitate recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.

Vet-to-Vet
Vet to Vet is a consumer / provider partnership program that utilizes veterans in recovery in a peer-counseling capacity to help other veterans.  Vet to Vet is administered by veterans who themselves have been consumers of VA mental health services.

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) serves active-duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injury through state-of-the-science clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs, and support for force health protection services.  DVBIC fulfills this mission through ongoing collaboration with the Department of Defense (DoD), military services, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), civilian health partners, local communities, families and individuals with TBI.

National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
The National Center for PTSD mission is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's Veterans and others who have experience trauma, or who suffer from PTSD, through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones and best practices for professionals