About Us

We offer help over the phone to Service Members, Veterans, and their families. This 24/7 helpline is free, confidential, operated independently, and not affiliated with the Department of Defense. The Military Helpline provides emotional support and referral to additional resources – helping you and your loved ones find hope.

“We’re here every day, every night, every hour, to serve those who have served our country, and to support their loved ones. We strive to honor their efforts. We remind them they do not have to fight alone.” – Military Services Staff Member 

We’re here to help – 24/7. Call today at 1.888.457.4838 

Why We’re Here

“I am a U.S. Army Veteran of multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. During my fourteen years of service, I saw the best and worst of people around the world. I have always been impressed by the sacrifice of the volunteers of our nation, and wanted to find a way to give back. A friend and fellow veteran introduced me to the Military Helpline in January of 2016. After looking into this organizations work, I appreciated the dedication of the staff and volunteers to assist veterans in need. Volunteering on the Military Helpline helped me regain an assurance that people still have the ability to care for other people. I believe that we owe it to our veterans, family members, and friends to not only have each other’s back on the battlefield, but to be there for one another once we return home.”
– Josh Sprecher, US Army Veteran, Military Helpline Volunteer


“I served six years in the U.S. Marines. After realizing what other veterans were going through, I started volunteering on the Military Helpline in 2010. The opportunity to answer calls not only gives me an authentic way to help, it broadens my understanding of the challenges veterans  face every day.”
– Ash Trace, USMC Veteran, Military Helpline Staff


“In 1983, I entered the U.S. Army. My service in the 2nd Ranger Battalion took me all over the world to countries such as Honduras, Panama, Somalia, and Egypt. Answering calls on the Military Helpline gives me a chance to offer myself in a more intimate and sustainable way, and puts me in a position to empathize with those whom I identify the most: veterans.”

– Dave E., US Army Veteran, Military Helpline Volunteer


“I’m an early post-Vietnam Coast Guard veteran. I was the first woman to be an Aviation Structural Mechanic, and the second woman in the aviation rates. I found out about the Military Helpline at a peer addictions recovery training and began volunteering shortly after. Working at this organization has been a great use of my over-twelve years of experience with the Veterans Health Administration and my desire to help people in crisis. It is especially meaningful to me as my oldest brother died by suicide at age twenty-five.”
– Andrea Gardner, USCG Veteran, Military Helpline Staff

The Military Helpline, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, provides compassionate, confidential crisis intervention and referral among the military community.

The Military Helpline has your back. (888) 457-4838


For additional media information, please contact Donna Harrell, Lines for Life Director of Communications & Marketing at DonnaH@linesforlife.org.The Military Helpline is a service of Lines for Life, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing substance abuse and and suicide, and promoting mental wellness.