WASHINGTON (Feb. 25, 2010) – The federal departments of Veterans
Affairs, Labor and Defense unveiled today an improved Web site for
"VA is committed to tapping into the full powers of the Internet to
provide accurate, timely, easy to find and easy to understand
information that improves the lives of Veterans, service members, their
families and all who care for them," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Eric K. Shinseki.
The National Resource Directory is a comprehensive, free, online tool
for wounded, ill and injured service members, Veterans and their
families. Visitors to the site can find an extensive range of
information about Veterans' benefits, including disability and pension
benefits, VA health care and educational opportunities. The site also
provides information for those who care for Veterans, such as access to
emotional, financial and community assistance.
The Web site has been enhanced to provide a single point of access to a
wealth of information from more than 10,000 sites by federal, state and
local governments and organizations offering services for wounded
"This online directory is an invaluable resource for those involved in
helping service members and Veterans," Shinseki said. "Reliable
information about government and private-sector programs can be a
A recent addition to the Web site is a specialized section where users
can find help for homeless Veterans. These resources will help end
Veteran homelessness over the next five years.
The new design will help visitors find needed resources easily. Other
enhancements include a fast, accurate search engine; a "bookmark and
share" capability that allows users to share valuable resources on
Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites; and a news feature with
updates on relevant information and events. Resources are added daily.
Visit the site at www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov.