Founded in 1944 and chartered by an act of Congress, the AMVETS organization has more than 250,000 members nationwide

AMVETS (American Veterans) is the nation’s most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization, representing the interests of 20 million veterans. AMVETS is open to and fighting for all who honorably served in the United States military, including the Reserve and Guard. With more than 250,000 members nationwide, AMVETS has proudly served veterans, their families and the communities in which they live for more than 75 years.

AMVETS’ Chief Medical Executive HEAL Program, Cherissa Jackson, and Chief Strategy & Advocacy Officer Sherman Gillums, Jr., visited the Montgomery County Police Department to share appreciation and thanks for the department’s  service as first responders and in working with the community to identify and resolve issues that impact public safety. AMVETS gifted the Police Officers with goody bags and  and T-shirts that shared a mental health message that: “It’s ok Not to be ok” and not everyone is “FINE” during these trying times. 


November is National Veterans & Military Families Month. This pandemic year brings along many unique stresses for families, with both children and parents dealing with all kinds of tough, emotional challenges.

Suicide is a leading cause of death for America’s youth, more than even motor vehicle accidents. In this video, Sherman Gillums Jr., AMVETS Chief Advocacy Officer, speaks to military veterans who have lost their teenage children to suicide.


If you think your teen is in immediate danger, call 911, your local emergency number, or a suicide hotline number:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at:
800-273-TALK (8255)

Learn more:
CDC website page – Preventing Suicide

Hosted by Cherissa Jackson, Chief Medical Executive of AMVETS.


This podcast series from AMVETS shares the courageous stories of women veterans. Often, women veterans aren’t asked to be in boardroom discussions, but deserve to be at the table. Women veterans have powerful stories and experiences to share. These women are entrepreneurs, innovators, creators, critical thinkers, and mission driven to add value to companies and their communities.

All Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, Guard, Reserve Members, caregivers, and family members are eligible to use the AMVETS’ HEAL Helpline and HEAL Program services.


The HEAL Mission

To ensure veterans with medical needs receive the help they have earned to access the best quality healthcare, including mental health and specialized services (traumatic brain injury, polytrauma, post-traumatic stress) and live longer, healthier lives. These services are free.

When you connect with the HEAL Program, you will be able to:

  • Speak with someone who understands complex medical needs

  • Get connected to support, resources, and peer mentors

  • Find answers to your questions on VA benefits and healthcare

  • Address your own or a loved one’s mental wellness

Licensed clinicians and benefits experts provide you with follow-up support until any issues are fully resolved.

AMVETS' HEAL Helpline and HEAL Program services

Military Hire and AMVETS announce a partnership of their organizations in multiple efforts to support veteran transitions to civilian life.  The first major initiative between the organizations is a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program intended to train female veterans in the area of cybersecurity, a major focus of Military Hire.

The Woman Veteran Experience