Veterans can search free resources through Code of Support’s PATRIOTlink

Find vetted, direct, cost-free services


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Code of Support’s PATRIOTlink® platform is a free online resource database that includes thousands of programs tailored to the military and Veteran community.

Through PATRIOTlink, users can search vetted, direct, cost-free services specific to their needs. PATRIOTlink was recently redesigned to make it even easier to use. Now, users can complete searches by entering less information and they can view events and job opportunities in their area through a news feed feature.

Working together, a partnership with VA

With over 40,000 Veteran Service Organizations offering resources, both VA and Code of Support recognize that collaboration is a key to ensuring military and Veteran families find the right help. This partnership between Code of Support formally started in December 2018 when VA’s Veterans Experience Office signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Code of Support.

Through its ongoing collaboration with VA, Code of Support’s PATRIOTlink database includes a list of VA resources along with program information for each resource. Listed resources include suicide prevention coordinators, Vet Centers, domiciliary units, and caregiver support services. Including these resources in PATRIOTlink makes it easier and more efficient for Veterans to access VA resources, which improves outcomes. The VA collaboration also ensures that awareness of available resources extends to more suicide prevention coordinators and caregivers across the nation.

Together, VA and Code of Support hope to improve the access to and navigation of resources in local communities to best serve Veterans, families, caregivers and survivors. Code of Support provides case coordination, education and engagement, and a navigation platform that allows service providers to reduce the amount of time it takes to find resources to meet their client’s needs. VA cannot do it alone, and partnerships like Code of Support help to augment and supplement VA services and benefits where needed.

VA is providing Code of Support the most up to date resource and contact information to access and navigate VA services and benefits that includes caregiver support services, suicide prevention and homeless coordinators, Vet Centers and domiciliary units. One of VA’s goals is to ensure that access to services and benefits is easy, efficient, and creates positive experiences in receiving care and support where they live.

Veterans and their families should not have to struggle with finding resources and services, so VA encourages Veterans and their families to use the free services from partners like the Code of Support Foundation for easier access and navigation support.

How do I join?

To get started, simply login at www.patriotlink.org, enter a few keywords or select a service need, and filter the results by your specific eligibility criteria. You can then see a list of unique resources customized to your needs.

To learn more, visit Code of Support Foundation or PATRIOTlink.

To request additional information, email patriotlinksupport@codeofsupport.org.


The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products and services on part of the VA.

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Comments

  1. Ralph McKnight    

    Is there financial assistance to Vets during this crisis?

    1. Kristina Kaufmann    

      Hi Ralph,

      There are financial resources listed in PATRIOTlink, and we are working to include COVID-19 specific financial resources for veterans as they become available. You can sign up for a free account at http://www.patriotlink.org

  2. Gail Wilcox    

    How do I get my organization included on PATRIOTlink

    1. PATRIOTlink Support    

      Hi Gail,
      To include your organization in PATRIOTlink, please email patriotlinksupport@codeofsupport.org. We will set up a time to complete your organization’s profile with you.

  3. Shirley Tubbs    

    My husband served five years in the Korean War and now has Alxheimers and would enjoy respite care. He is ambulatory but needs help with daily care in dressing, showering, eating, etc. but I am told we make too much money for help with respite care. Is that true ? Others ladies in my caregivers group get help for their men who gave service to their country.

    1. PATRIOTlink Support    

      Hi Shirley,
      There are several programs in PATRIOTlink that offer respite care. Create an account today and begin searching for respite care services in your area.

    2. Kristina Kaufmann    

      Hi Gary,
      Please contact our PATRIOTlink content manager mignon@codeofsupport.org

  4. Robert Ramirez    

    My name is Bobby Ramirez I am in serious need of dental services like many veterans. I do not have insurance but am employed part time. I would ask you for a resource like this.
    I am able to pay to some degree. Please help.

    1. PATRIOTlink Support    

      Hi Bobby,
      I would encourage you to apply to our case coordination program that offers hands-on assistance. You can find an application to their services here: https://www.codeofsupport.org/get-help.

  5. joe tomes    

    it doesn’t matter, this site won’t take a comment that asking for help

  6. Dean Larson    

    VA sht show! get email that says I can see a doctor via video conference. click to test equipment and i’m told I will get a link when it is time for appointment. how the hell do I get an appointment for conference call – the wonderful VA VRU that doesn’t work – enter the extension in my phone and I get 2 or 3 characters in and phone rings on some extension that no one answers, it just rings. wtf. get’s get our sht together folks

  7. Peter Tilley    

    Create account does not accept any password

    1. PATRIOTlink Support    

      Hi Peter,
      Passwords to create an account must be at least 8 characters long and must contain at least one capital letter and one number.

  8. PATRIOTlink Support    

    Hi Martin,
    The button to sign up for a demo is now the button to sign up for a PATRIOTlink account. If you are interested in a demo, please email us, and we can set up a time to give you a virtual demo of the database.

    1. PATRIOTlink Support    

      Hi Ronald,
      We have nearly 5,000 programs listed on PATRIOTlink. Services range from financial assistance, employment resources, mental health services, and peer support for veterans and caregivers. Create an account and log in today to explore our resources.

  9. Simona J. Afable    

    Just need some Legal Assistance Does the VA have a “LEGAL” system initiated?

    1. El' Kearney    

      My experience is it they don’t. They refer out. If it’s VA related with claims they have patient advocate. If it’s personal, they use the local income base organizations where you have to meet income qualifications.

  10. Simona J. Afable    

    I have been wondering if the VA (overall) has any type of Legal Assistance. I would like to get a personal Will written, and if possible, get my property into a Trust. We have a VA loan.

    1. PATRIOTlink Support    

      Hi Simona,
      The VA offers legal clinics at many of its facilities. I believe you can find the list here: https://www.va.gov/OGC/LegalServices.asp
      PATRIOTlink also has several legal programs and clinics listed. Just sign up for an account, and search for legal services in your area.

  11. Martin Silas Levin    

    Sign up for a demo not working.

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