Veterans Service Office External Resources

Below is a list of external resources available to Iowa residents. These services are not available through our office. None of the agencies below are affiliated with the Pottawattamie county VSO.

Veterans Crisis Line    Crisis Line Image

If you are in need of immediate assitance or having suicidal thoughts, please call this veteran crisis line at 1-800-273-8255 or click the link above to get connected with this 24/7 resource. 

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Home Base Iowa

Home Base Iowa’s mission is to provide veterans and transitioning service members and their families with opportunities and benefits for a successful transition in Iowa — a place to call home. Visit their website to learn more about those opportunities in Pottawattamie County.


TAPS is a nonprofit organization providing resources for those grieving the loss of a veteran. Resources include counseling services and a variety of programs and care groups. There is no cost to surviving loved ones. 

The Paper Safe

The Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America offers a document packet to assist families in death and burial planning. A copy of the packet can be picked up at our office. A PDF copy is also available for download from their website. 

Vet2Vet Veterans Peer Support Line

National network helping veterans dealing with depression and mental health through crisis intervention. 877-838-2838

Contact Numbers

Federal Veteran Affairs       (800) 827-1000 

Omaha Veteran Affairs       (800) 451-5796 

                             (402) 346-8800 

Education/GI Bill Hotline       (800) 442-4551 

VA Information                (800) 698-2411

Red Cross Offers Interactive Tool to Access and Track Live, Wildfire ...American Red Cross - Southwest Iowa Chapter                                               

The American Red Cross offers a variety of services and assistance to the local community. For more information, visit their website or call the Council Bluffs Service Center at 712-322-4017.

Your Life Iowa (Iowa HHS)                                                                                

Provides free, confidential support to Iowans struggling with addiction, suicidal thoughts, and mental health. Call 855-581-8111 or text 855-895-8398, or visit to live chat with a representative.

Meals On Wheels America  

Serving individuals over the age of 60, Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers meals to eligible seniors. Visit their website to find a provider near you.

Phone (712) 328-5797
Fax: (712) 328-5726
Hours 8:00am to 4:30pm
Monday - Friday
Location Veterans Service Office
623 6th Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51501