Support Organizations

The organizations listed here offer help to veterans, people in the military, people thinking about joining, and those faced with Selective Service registration.

Center on Conscience & War
1830 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009
phone: (202) 483-2220
Good counsel for those in the military and for those considering enlistment or considering not registering with Selective Service. Their website has lots of good information, especially about conscientious objection, and a phone number to call for personal counseling.

Courage to Resist
484 Lake Park Ave # 41
Oakland, CA 94610
e-mail: see their website for a form to use
phone: (510) 488-3559
Support for service members who resist being part of the war machine. Their primary focus is on those who go public with their resistance, but they also strive to provide political, emotional, and material support to all military objectors.

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
1501 Cherry St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(see the web site for regional contacts)
phone: (215) 241-7000
Good information about recruiting, enlistment and life in the military.

Project on Youth and Non-Military Opportunities (YANO)
P.O. Box 230157
Encinitas, CA 92023
phone: (760) 634-3604
Specializes in reaching young people of color and low-income youths who are disproportionately pushed into the military. Request a list of their excellent publications (in Spanish and English), or download them online.

Committee Opposed to Militarism & the Draft (COMD)
P.O. Box 15195
San Diego, CA 92175
phone: (760) 753-7518
Some of the very best up-to-date information about draft legislation, recruitment and military practices.

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN)
PO Box 65301
Washington, DC 20035-5301
phone: (202) 328-3244 or (202) 328-FAIR
Gay & lesbian counseling and legal defense (help getting out or staying in).

Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW)
National Office
P.O. Box 355
Champaign, IL 61824-0355
phone: (773) 569-3520
Help for veterans and people now in the military. See “Vet Resources & Military Counseling” in the menu on their web site.

Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW)
P.O. Box 3565
New York, NY 10008-3565
(see website for chapter locations)
phone: (646) 723-0989
Help for veterans and people now in the military, especially those who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan, or are facing deployment there.

Military Law Task Force, National Lawyers Guild
730 N. First Street
San Jose, CA 95112
phone: (619) 463-2369
GI rights information and referrals to civilian attorneys for servicemembers.

Military Counseling Network (MCN)
web: or
phone: 0631-624 873 93 (in Germany)
GI rights counseling for servicemembers in Europe.

GI Rights Network
nationwide, toll-free: (877) 447-4487
from overseas: (510) 535-1104
at the Resource Center for Nonviolence: (831) 316-5367
Information and counseling for servicemembers. Help for getting a discharge.

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