Tap in to Veterans Resources
Your Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce offers you access to a wide variety of resources for service members and their families. Explore all of these below.
Ohio Department of Veteran Services
Provides Veterans with assisting in jobs, education, benefits, health and wellness.
Lucas County Veterans Service Commission:
Lucas County Veterans Service Commission pledges to provide emergency financial and supportive assistance and VA Benefit advocacy to the veterans of Lucas County who have honorably served, or who are serving, in the military forces of the United States, to their spouses, and to their dependent children.
Wood County Veterans Service Office
The Wood County Veterans Assistance Center advises and assists persons in the Armed Forces of the United State, veterans, and their families, in obtaining rights and benefits under any law of the United States or of Ohio.
Fulton County Veterans Assistance Center
The Fulton County Veterans Assistance Center provides opportunities and resources for our veteran community through advocacy, collaboration and partnerships.
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional healthcare that improves their health and well-being.
USO of Northern Ohio
The United Service Organization provides programs, entertainment, knowledge and expertise that is essential to deliver high-quality services to our men and women in uniform.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense office that develops and promotes supportive work environments for Service members in the Reserve Components through outreach, recognition, and educations opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws, and resolves employment conflicts between the Service members and their employers.
The University of Toledo, Military and Veterans Affairs
The University of Toledo Military Service Center is dedicated to helping our service members and families achieve continued success in life by providing accessible educational and degree completion opportunities and a wide range of customized support services including but not limited to: educational benefit processing, mentoring, advocacy and networking while partnering with veteran service organizations who assist with the transition from military service to the classroom and beyond.
Bowling Green State University, Veterans Benefits
BGSU has two Certifying Officials that assist students eligible to receive veteran’s benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill and ensures proper paperwork is completed, certified, and filed correctly.
Owens Community College, Veterans Services
Veterans Services at Owens Community College assists our Veteran and Military-connected students by providing support, resources and information that meets their unique needs. Owens Community College offers over 70 academic programs and certificates to our students who are preparing for a career, retraining for a new career, seeking professional development or obtaining credits to transfer to a four-year college or university.
TRIO Veterans Upward Bound
TRIO Veterans Upward Bound is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This program assists first-generation low-income veterans with career assessment, G.E.D. assistance, help navigating the VA educational benefit landscape and applications, college admissions, identifying applicable scholarship opportunities, FAFSA assistance, and preparation in beginning their higher education experience. They serve veterans throughout NW Ohio and SE Michigan regardless of what university, college, or trade school or program they intend to enter.
Heroes in Action
Heroes in Action Military Outreach is committed to supporting service members and veterans through communication and care packages, as well as encouraging the families with personal needs here at home through housing and auto repairs, food baskets, newborn baskets, and blankets for the wounded.
Veterans Matter is an innovative grass-roots movement started by regular Americans who care about veterans, to pitch in to fight (and win) the battle to end veteran homelessness for thousands of veterans, one at a time.
Marine for Life
Marine for Life Network (M4L) connects transitioning Marines and their family members to education resources, employment opportunities, and other Veterans services that aid in their career and life goals outside of military service.
Serves active-duty service members, National Guard and reserves, recently separated service members, military families and survivors in the areas of housing, financial assistance, legal, education, employment, health and wellness.
National Guard Family Assistance Center
TFAC Region 5 (Toledo)
925 Research Dr.
Toledo, OH 43614
TFAC Region 5 (Bowling Green)
1241 W. Newton Rd.
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.
The Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. is dedicated to honoring the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of our country and providing benefits of a happy, healthful and wholesome life to spouses and minor children of persons who died in the service of our country.
H.O.O.V.E.S. is a private, donor-supported charity that provides free, four-day non-clinical retreats for veterans, first responders and their family members nationwide who are seeking recovery from service-connected stress.
Task Force 20 funds physical fitness activities for veterans as a healthy option in dealing with symptoms of PTSD and depression. Our goal is to get veteran off the couch, away from drugs and alcohol, and reengaged into society centered around a healthy and active lifestyle. Since being founded in 2016, tf20 has assisted over 150 veterans with gym memberships, personal training, and camaraderie building social events like golf outings.
The Family Readiness and Warrior Support Program is designed to provide information and a platform needed to meet and relate to Service Members and families who understand the challenges and experiences of military life and culture.
Toledo Vet Center
VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Service Members, Veterans, their dependents and survivors.
Survivor Outreach Services
SOS, also known as Survivor Outreach Services, is the official Army program designed to provide long term support to surviving Families of Fallen Soldiers. Conceived of and developed by Survivors, this program is continually refined based on Survivor feedback and involvement by senior Army leaders.