NFL Life Line |  800-506-0078

In 2012, the National Football League provided a grant to establish the NFL Life Line for members of the NFL family—current and former NFL players, coaches, team and league staff, and their family members who may be in crisis. The NFL Life Line is a free, confidential, and independently operated resource that connects callers with trained counselors who can help individuals work through any personal or emotional crisis. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

NFLlifeline.org

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Gene Upshaw Player Assistance Trust Fund – NFLPA  |  800-372-2000 ext 161

The Professional Athletes Foundation created the Gene Upshaw Player Assistance Trust Fund (GUPAT) to provide financial support to any professional and amateur football player or his immediate family in times of financial crisis. The GU PAT is governed by the elected board of directors for the Professional Athletes Foundation, which oversees all aspects of the funding process. To obtain forms please contact number above.

YourPAF.com

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The Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund (GGAF)  |  847-656-5487
GGAF is a non-stock, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing financial grants and ‘pro bono’ medical assistance to retired NFL players in dire need. The organization focuses on the humanitarian side of post-football related issues, which include coordination of social services to retired players who are in need due to a variety of reasons including inadequate disability and/or pensions.  The GGAF’s mission is to assist dire need retired NFL players who were pioneers of the game and who have greatly contributed to the NFL’s status as the most popular sport in America. GGAF provides hands-on assistance to help retired players and their families deal with hardships they face after football. The services include medical assistance, transportation costs for medical evaluations and surgeries, housing assistance, financial assistance for utilities, medication, and coordination of services for food, automotive payments and childcare.

GridironGreats.org

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NFL Alumni
NFL Alumni is made up of players, coaches and others with ties to the game and is devoted to helping our members lead healthy, productive and connected lives. The NFL Alumni Association provides you and your family with valuable resources, connects you with fellow NFL Alumni, and creates opportunities for you to help your community.

NFLalumni.org

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NFL Player Engagement  |  855-473-2472
The mission of Player Engagement is to optimize and revolutionize the personal and professional growth of football players through continuous guidance and support before, during and beyond their NFL experience. NFL Player Engagement prepares and supports players with matters such as Physical and Mental Health, Family Safety, Lifestyle and Transition into post-NFL life.

Operations.NFL.com

  • The NFL Legends Community is designed to connect former players with each other, their former teams, and the NFL. The National Football League recognizes the contributions former players have made to the success of the game. The NFL Legends Community was developed to celebrate and embrace all of these Legends. Our mission is to bring opportunities and information to Legends and keep them connected to the game they played and built to be America’s favorite sport.
    https://operations.nfl.com/the-players/nfl-legends-community/
  • NFL Total Wellness assists players, legends and their families as they live healthy and fulfilling lives — mentally, physically and financially — before, during and after their playing experiences.
    https://operations.nfl.com/the-players/nfl-player-engagement/nfl-total-wellness/

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Concussion Legacy Foundation  |  857-244-0810
The Concussion Legacy Foundation’s mission is to support athletes, Veterans, and all affected by concussions and CTE; achieve smarter sports and safer athletes through education and innovation; and to End CTE through prevention and research.

ConcussionFoundation.org

  • Concussion Resources
  • Brain Donation
  • The VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank

The largest tissue repository in the world focused on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and CTE. The VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank research team conducts cutting edge research on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and mild traumatic brain injury. The brain bank contains more than 425 brains, including over 270 brains that have been diagnosed with CTE using the recently defined NINDS criteria for the diagnosis of CTE (6). Dr. McKee and her team of neuropathologists and other investigators have published a large number of studies focused on CTE.

ConcussionFoundation.org/CTE-resources

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NFL Domestic Violence Training
Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Driving Under the Influence. This education builds on last years’ Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault sessions with dynamic and thought-provoking videos and discussion focusing on warning signs, safe intervention through bystander engagement and impact. A sexual assault survivor, domestic violence survivor as well as a verbal abuse perpetrator, share very personal stories. They disclose how these issues have impacted their lives and the lives of their loved ones and reveal how others assisted and could have better assisted them in their circumstances. The session also addresses Driving under the Influence, which continues to be a public crisis that impacts NFL family members.

BrainShark.com

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The NFL Health Care Information Service started in 2013 by the League Office and has helped more than 2,500 NFL Legends who wanted to buy health care coverage. If you need to purchase insurance for 2017, click on below link to learn more.

HealthCoverageResources.com

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Official NFL Concussion Settlement Program Website
Most recent reports regarding “Registered Settlement Class Members”, “Claim Packages Received”, BAP Appointments Scheduled”, etc., along with Quick Links to Documents, Forms, MAF Physicians and other information pertinent to the NFL Concussion Settlement.

NFLConcussionSettlement.com

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Living Pro Sports is the brainchild of Lori Warhop, who’s been married to an NFL coach for a quarter of a century. This is the resource we’ve always wanted and never had, created by pro sports families for pro sports families.

LivingProSports.com

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The Breakfast Club
A free six-week program that utilizes EXOS’ resources to enhance former players’ lives and create long-lasting positive lifestyle habits.  The Breakfast Club aims to give former players the opportunity to work out together and recreate that locker room atmosphere at EXOS and YMCA facilities throughout the country.  The Breakfast Club is open to all former players who have two credited seasons, regardless of how long they’ve been out of the NFL.

As part of the program, all former players receive:

  • Three customized workout sessions per week.
  • Unlimited physical therapy and one-on-one meetings with a Performance Dietitian.
  • Post-workout nutritional shakes and breakfast.
  • Take home equipment, swag, and gear.

PlayersTrust.com

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Benefits Huddle  |  866-6-HUDDLE
Dedicated to assisting Former NFL Players and others to understand and navigate their post career benefits.  With nearly 20 years of NFL disability benefit and Social Security disability benefit adjudication experience, Benefits Huddle is uniquely qualified to help clients receive the benefits they deserve.

BenefitsHuddle.com

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Transformations Treatment Center  | 800-270-4315
As a nationally recognized substance abuse and mental health treatment program, we integrate natural and holistic protocols, along with traditional medications, individualized programs and personalized, nurturing care. We can help you or a loved one live the life they deserve.

TransformationsTreatment.Center

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Athletes In Recovery
An organization founded by former player, Randy Grimes, in order to help other athletes like him who struggled to find the right resources.  They are athletes, helping other athletes overcome addiction to drugs, alcohol, and other substances of abuse–along with mental health challenges. When you’re going through a recovery or difficult experience, it is often easier and more beneficial to talk to a person who has been down the same road as yourself.

RandyGrimesSpeaks.com  

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Silverado Memory Care  |  866-522-8125
Comfort, respect and dignity are all important aspects in maintaining quality of life when living with memory impairment. This in mind, our approach to memory care facilities is not to make them like a home, but to make it a resident’s home fully and completely. Care from a skilled, compassionate staff in a warm environment forms the foundation of our mission to enrich the lives of residents and their families, making Silverado much more than just an assisted living facility.

Silverado.com

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Brookdale Senior Living  |  844-331-6273

  • Independent Living Communities
  • Assisted Living Communities
  • Memory Care Communities
  • Skilled Nursing Homes

 Brookdale.com