“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”
- Arthur Ashe
U.S. Army Veteran
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Veterans Support Syndicate is a partner-centric organization that works together with our partners and supporters, in improving the quality of life of U.S. military Service members and veterans nationwide, via our animal & mental health campaigns, extended homeless outreach initiatives, general advocacy of military & veteran causes and our veteran-owned business services.
A Holistic Veterans Mental Health Virtual Team Providing A.I.R. (Advocacy, Info, Resources) to Breathe. 🌬🇺🇸 For more information and resources, visit the Zen Force site: ZenForceVets.carrd.co#BeThe1To #BeThere
As an extension to our mental health efforts, we advocate for the placement of companion, support and service animals w/ U.S. Military Service Members & Veterans. 🐾 For more details, visit the Vets w/ Pets site: VetsWithPets.carrd.co
" We don't heal in isolation, but in community."
~ S. Kelley Harrell
(Gift of the Dreamtime - Reader's Companion)
Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.
No Veteran Should Be
Without a Place
to Call Home
Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless can call or visit their local VA Medical Center or Community Resource and Referral Center where VA staff are ready to help.
VA research on Homelessness
VA Homeless Programs
Homeless Shelter Directory
With over 38,000 chronically homeless veterans, Veterans Matter mission is to house as many of our Veterans experiencing homelessness as they can, as fast as we can. This year, the VA is committed to placing at least 38,000 Veterans experiencing homelessness into permanent housing during calendar year 2022.
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV)
United States Veterans (U.S. Vets)
Veterans OutReach OC
Since 2014, 71 communities across 33 states and the entire states of VA, DE, and CT have been confirmed as having achieved the goal of the Mayors Challenge by federal partners including the U.S Interagency Council on Homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is preventing and ending Veteran homelessness in communities throughout the nation by collaborating with various organizations to provide affordable housing, employment opportunities, household essentials, and more. Partner collaborations can make a difference. Click the image above to view the most common ways VA collaborates with partners and the corresponding benefits.
How You Can Help
5 Best Items to Donate to Homeless Veterans
How-to-Videos to Help Homeless Veterans
Dentists For Veterans Needs Your Help In Providing Veterans With Critically Needed Dental Care To Our Neglected Veterans.
"Instead of throwing me in prison, veterans treatment court offered me the chance of a lifetime."Justice For VetsVeterans are less likely to be incarcerated than non-veterans. The number of veterans incarcerated in state and federal prison and local jail decreased between 2004 and 2012. Tragically, too many veterans are still coming into contact with the justice system due to treatable conditions.A growing number of veterans suffer from substance use disorders, mental health conditions (such as PTSD), and trauma (such as traumatic brain injury). These issues can be exacerbated by the loss of structure and camaraderie found in the military, and research continues to link substance use disorders with service-related mental illness.Such conditions increase the likelihood of involvement with the justice system. In fact, 81% of justice-involved veterans had a substance use disorder prior to incarceration, and 25% were identified as mentally ill.Veterans Treatment Courts offer a solution.
VA: Justice Involved Veterans and Treatment CourtEvery VA Medical Center has at least one VJO Specialist to assist Veterans. The VA also partnered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the National Institute of Corrections and Bureau of Justice Assistance to establish the Justice Involved Veterans Network (JIVN). JIVN’s purpose is to identify gaps in services and improve outcomes for Veterans who become involved in the justice system.
Veterans Defense ProjectFor as long as warriors have returned from battle, some have brought their war home with them, bearing invisible wounds that haunt in the present. These echoes of war—manifested in self-destructive, reckless, and violent behavior—reverberate through society, destroying not only the lives of these heroes, but their families and communities.The Veterans Defense Project promotes the effective and vigorous defense of Military Veterans in criminal court.
Are you a veteran seeking to appeal a VA disability claim? Are you looking for an experienced attorney or agent practitioner to represent you before VA, the Board of Veterans' Appeals, or the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims? NOVA has resources to help!Visit their Attorney/Agent Directory to find contact information for experienced veterans' law attorneys and practitioners.
Assistance is just a quick phone call away – while you're supporting a Veteran, we're here to support you. Sometimes, the best thing to do is just talk it out. We have the support and information you need. Know that you deserve support, too, and you are eligible for assistance. VA's Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.ALSO SEE:• The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers• Family Caregivers of Veterans• Veterans Home Care• Veteran CareGiver¤ Veteran Benefits: Caregiver Programs and Services
“I would absolutely encourage veterans to pursue this path…If you can live with the fact that you might fail, and that’s ok…you can do it…there is no better status symbol right now than to be a veteran entrepreneur. People want us to succeed…we have spent careers defending the American Dream of business ownership, and now it is our time to participate in that dream of business ownership.” – Craig Cummings, Co-Founder MoonShots Capital and Director at CapitalFactory
VetBiz Resources provides information and resources to all entrepreneurial U.S. military service members and veterans but predominantly advocates for those veterans who suffer or have suffered from setbacks due to mental health, homelessness, incarceration or marginalization. Whether you’re in the “thought” phase, launch phase, growth phase or simply looking for ways to maintain your business, we can help you and your business thrive. For details, visit: VetOwned.business.blog
to Those Who Gave
“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” Maya Angelou
VetTix provides tickets to events which reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build life-long memories and encourage service members and veterans to stay engaged with local communities and American life. We support our troops by honoring their service and providing positive family and life experiences, during and after their years of service to our country.
"With the right set of mind, with the right people, with the right support, things happen."
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