Coffee Strong, The Clearing Barrel, and Under the Hood Cafe and Outreach Center are GI coffeehouses located next to major military installations in Washington State, Germany and Texas. They provide service members, veterans and their families’ safe places for healing, for exchanging unfiltered information, and for speaking about concerns and experiences.
Do you know your rights? Call 1-877-447-4487 to get help!
Are you in the military or thinking about joining? Are you unsure of where to get reliable answers? Call the GI Rights Hotline at 1-877-447-4487.
- Call for yourself or someone you care about
- Free and confidential
- One hotline for a nationwide network of counseling centers
The GI Rights Hotline provides accurate, helpful counseling and information on military discharges, AWOL and UA, and GI Rights:
Why should I call 1-877-447-4487?
The GI Rights Network is a private, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that answers thousands of calls from military personnel and their families. There are many reasons for these calls. You can call us for help with any of the following issues:
- DEP Discharges (Delayed Entry Program)
- Entry Level Separation
- Dependency or Hardship Discharges
- Medical or Disability Discharges
- ODPMC or Psychological Discharges
- Conscientious Objection Discharges
- Homosexual Conduct Discharges
- Reservist Unsatisfactory Participation
- AWOL or UA
- Reservist Mobilization
- Article 138 Complaints
- Harassment or Discrimination
What will happen when I call?
- Your call will be directed to the a Network counseling center in your region.
- You will be helped by a trained GI counselor.
- If a counselor is unavailable, you may leave a voice message, or contact the Hotline by eMail or text message.
Our trained civilian counselors are ready to help you sort out your options.
Call now — the call and the service are free and confidential.
Reservists who move beyond a “reasonable” distance from their training units cannot be punished for not attending drills, contrary to what some members hear from their commands. Callers to the GI Rights Hotline report threats of unexcused absences and even attempts by their command to chapter them out of the reserves for unsatisfactory participation. Such measures, while intimidating, are not backed by the regulations and can be successfully challenged.