Other State Agencies Assisting Veterans

Besides the GDVS, there are several state agencies with interests in assisting veterans.

Many are members of the Returning Veterans Task Force (RVTF), an intra-state task force that investigates how Georgia’s state government agencies can coordinate services to better assist service members transitioning from active duty back into society.

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Including the GDVS, which coordinates the group, the RVTF is comprised of 12 member agencies and organizations.

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities
• Provides treatment and support services to people with mental health challenges and substance use disorders, and assists individuals who live with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Contact: 404-657-2252

Georgia Department of Community Health
• Provides Georgians with access to affordable, quality health care through effective planning, purchasing, and oversight.
Contact: 404-656-4507

Georgia Department of Defense
• Coordinates and supervises all agencies and functions of the Georgia National Guard, including the Georgia Army National Guard, the Georgia Air National Guard, and the Georgia State Defense Force. 
• Provides ready and relevant military forces to the Combatant Commanders and, with the consent of the Governor, provides command and control capabilities to support Homeland Defense and Defense Support of Civil Authorities. 
Contact: 678-569-3911 

Georgia Department of Human Services
• Delivers a wide range of human services designed to promote self-sufficiency, safety, and well-being for all Georgians.
• Gives priority to veterans for enrollment in Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), which serves the unemployed age 55 and older looking to re-enter the workforce.
Contact: 844-694-2347

Georgia Department of Labor
• Offers assistance to job-seeking veterans and their families, including job search workshops, résumé and cover letter assistance, and resources for transitioning into the civilian workforce.
Contact: 404-232-3527 

Georgia Secretary of State:
• Engages veterans in the elections process as members of the electorate and volunteers at the polls.
• Assists veterans in navigating the processes of applying for business, corporate, and other professional licensing.
Contact: 404-656-2881 

Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource Center
• Offers career counseling, educational coaching, and workforce training for veterans entering Georgia’s public postsecondary educational systems and workforce
Contact: 478-218-3900

Council of Accountability Court Judges
• Assists in the development of veterans treatment courts
Contact: 404-656-2613

Technical College System of Georgia
• Provides support for veterans pursuing education
Contact: 404-679-1600 

University System of Georgia
• Provides support for veterans pursuing education
Contact: 404-962-3000 

Workforce Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development
• Offers assistance through Operation: Workforce, a program through which veterans can find tools to translate their military occupational classifications into civilian jobs and search for career opportunities with employers who have pledged to hire veterans.
Contact: 404-962-4069