Veteran Benefits - Category: Community Engagement

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6 Stones Mission Network

6 Stones is building a coalition of churches, businesses, and others that provides solutions to meet the needs of our community.

 

Service Area:
Texas
A Soldier's Child Foundation

Our mission is to serve the Children of ALL fallen military personnel, who have lost their lives on active duty, and post service related deaths that were due to a service related injury or illness.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Alaska Coalition for Veterans and Military Families (AKCVMF)

The Alaska Coalition for Veterans and Military Families is a network of organizations throughout Alaska who work together to assess and meet the needs of our Service members, Veterans and their Families.

Address is not exact.

 

Service Area:
Alaska
Allies in Service

Allies in Service prepares job-seeking veterans and spouses for success by coaching, connecting and advocating. Allies in Service prepares job-seeking veterans and spouses in the DFW area for success by coaching them on vital employment search techniques, mentoring on military to civilian cultural differences, advocating on their behalf and connecting them with employers.

Address is not exact.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide, Texas
American Red Cross

Provides disaster relief, military family support, health & safety training, and education, blood drive/donations.

 

Service Area:
Alaska, Online-Nationwide
Angels of America's Fallen

Angels of America’s Fallen’s mission is to encourage and fund healthy positive activities for the children of fallen firefighters, military and law enforcement. Between grief counseling and scholarships others provide, Angels stands beside the children all year, every year until adulthood.

 

Service Area:
Colorado, Online-Nationwide
Armed Services Arts Partnership

Our Mission

Cultivate community and growth with veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers through the arts.

Our Story

We believe that trauma and loss breeds creativity and discovery.

The veterans and military families in Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP)’s community prove this point. But, it also holds true for our founder, Sam Pressler. After losing a family member to suicide while in high school, Sam turned to comedic expression to cope. When he later learned about mental health challenges affecting veterans through his college research at William & Mary, Sam felt compelled to act. While at W&M, he launched the country’s first comedy class for veterans, as well as the largest veterans writing group in the Southeast. Within a year, a supportive community formed – one that gave veterans permission to process and express, connect and grow, heal and serve others.

After receiving the Echoing Green Fellowship, Sam converted the student organization into ASAP, a 501(c)3 non-profit. Today, ASAP is thriving in the D.C. Metro area and Hampton Roads, VA, serving thousands of veterans and military families, and empowering its alumni to become artistic leaders in their communities. As a result of our impact in the communities we serve, we have received significant attention. We have performed at The White House, have been featured on a PBS documentary, and have been recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30 list for “Social Entrepreneurship.”

The reintegration of our nation’s veterans is not just a veterans issue. It involves veterans and civilians, community arts organizations and local health providers, military recruiting and VA care. It requires social, physical, and artistic outlets just as much as it demands traditional medical care. Through our collaborative, community-driven, and deeply focused program model, we are forging a new path for veterans to reintegrate into civilian life, and for our communities to welcome them home.

Our Values

Community – We foster lasting, supportive relationships between veterans and civilians alike, transforming those who may feel isolated into a community of friends.

Trust, Honesty & Openness – Through a community rooted in trust, we facilitate an authentic, honest, and constructive dialogue.

Respect – We choose to treat each other as peers, and act as such, despite our differences in experiences and perspectives.

Responsibility – We come prepared to engage, listen, and provide feedback and support.

Creativity – As a community, we embrace the creative process, and fully explore our expressive possibilities.

Humor – We find humor in our jokes, our shortcomings, and our community.

Lifelong Learning – We strive to learn from our instructors, our peers, and ourselves. As we grow as individuals and artists, we also grow as a community.

 

Service Area:
Virginia
Armed Services YMCA

The Armed Services YMCA enhances the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life.

Addresses are not exact.

 

Service Area:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky
Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs (AMSE)

A digital platform where milspouse entrepreneurs connect, collaborate, and cultivate online through high touch peer to peer mentorship, support and opportunities.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Association of the United States Army (AUSA)

AUSA is a non-profit educational and professional development association serving America’s Army and supporters of a strong national defense. AUSA provides a voice for the Army, supports the Soldier, and honors those who have served in order to advance the security of the nation.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide, Virginia
Blue Star Families

Founded in 2009 by military spouses with you in mind, Blue Star Families empower military families to thrive by connecting them with their civilian neighbors – both people and organizations – to create strong communities of support.

 

Service Area:
California, Online-Nationwide
Boulder Crest Retreat

The Retreat is open to combat veterans (defined as anyone who deployed to a war zone) from any generation and conflict and first responders, and is proud to welcome active-duty, reserve and National Guard personnel, veterans and family members, to include Gold Star families.

 

Service Area:
Arizona, Virginia
Call of Duty Endowment

The Call of Duty Endowment is building a community committed to getting vets back to work.

 

Service Area:
California, Online-Nationwide
Catholic Social Services

We compassionately serve the poor and those in need, strengthen individuals and families, and advocate for social justice.

 

Service Area:
Alaska
Centurion Military Alliance (CMA)

CMA provides a robust transition assistance program, and has directly facilitated successful transition of over 7000 service-members, veterans, spouses, dependents, and/or caregivers.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Combined Arms

Combined Arms is a one-stop resource for veterans in transition in the Houston, Texas area. Through a combined effort with our 40+ member organizations, we offer holistic support in a customized and efficient way.

 

Service Area:
Texas
Concerned Veterans for America

Concerned Veterans for America’s mission is to advocate for policies that will preserve the freedom and prosperity that we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend. The Goal of Concerned Veterans for America is to translate the experience, concerns and hopes unique to veterans and their families into a common vision of freedom.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Cook Unity in the Community

The Cook Unity in the Community seeks to meet the emerging needs of rural impoverished communities and veterans within the Alabama Black belt through community enrichment engagements/activities, volunteerism, training, and community empowerment.

 

Service Area:
Alabama
Creative Healing Connections

Creative Healing Connections offers arts retreats for people who are in need of opportunities to heal. We provide guided, creative activities that encourage self-expression, new awareness and re-connection with our healthy selves.

 

Service Area:
New York
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year.

 

Service Area:
District of Columbia, Kentucky, Online-Nationwide
Easterseals Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services

To ensure that it’s possible for veterans and military families to live their lives to the fullest in every community. We work to break down barriers, engage organizations and communities, and connect veterans and military families with what they need for meaningful employment, education and overall wellness.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
FORE COUNTRY

They are committed to bringing both service-member and civilian together on the golf course to provide purposeful opportunities to connect Special Operators and their families with the civilian community through meaningful engagement and bonding.

 

Service Area:
North Carolina
Foundation for Women Warriors

Foundation for Women Warriors is a unique support organization created exclusively for the women veteran community of Southern California. We provide essential programs to empower the resiliency and professional development of Women Warriors.

 

Service Area:
California
Freedom Hunters

Freedom Hunters is a 501c3 military outreach program dedicated to honoring those who protect our Freedoms. Freedom Hunters reflects the outdoor communitys appreciation to our troops by taking select active duty and combat veterans families of fallen heroes children of the deployed as well as those wounded or injured on outdoor adventures. It is with immense pride and enthusiasm that Freedom Hunters carries on the American tradition of hunting fishing and shooting.

 

Service Area:
Colorado
GallantFew

GallantFew’s mission is to prevent veteran isolation by connecting new veterans with hometown veteran mentors, thereby facilitating a peaceful, successful transition from military service to a civilian life filled with hope and purpose.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide, Texas
Gary Sinise Foundation

The Gary Sinise Foundation serves our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. The Foundation does this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.

 

Service Area:
California, Online-Nationwide
Hearts of Valor

Hearts of Valor honors the service and sacrifice of those who care for our nation’s wounded, ill or injured warriors by providing a community of support based on a foundation of empathy and mutual understanding. Post 9/11 caregivers receive access to our national in-person peer support groups which address the daily challenges of care giving. Their annual all-expenses-paid caregiver retreats offer expert coaching and education on current topics.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Heroes Bridge

Heroes Bridge is dedicated to serving elderly veterans, age 65 and older. They serve, stand by and honor our aging veterans through six distinct programs. These services are available to our heroes wherever they call home, at no expense to them or their families.

 

Service Area:
Virginia
Hiring Our Heroes

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative is a nationwide effort to connect veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Hope for the Warriors

Provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, education and connections to community resources.

 

Service Area:
New York, North Carolina, Online-Nationwide, Texas
Horses for Heroes

Cowboy Up! is a unique horsemanship, wellness and Skill-set Restructuring™ program based in Santa Fe, NM free to ALL post 9/11 Veterans and active military (both men and women) especially those who have sustained PTSD*, physical injuries, or have experienced combat trauma during their time serving our country.

Address may not be exact.

 

Service Area:
New Mexico
LinkedIn for Veterans

As part of LinkedIn’s commitment to help veterans and military spouses connect with available jobs across America, LinkedIn offers U.S. veterans and military spouses a free one-year Premium Careers subscription, including access to LinkedIn Learning.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Love, INC (In the Name of Christ)

A local Love INC is a partnership of local Christian churches working in a coordinated way to address and respond to the needs of their neighbors – In the Name of Christ. This collaboration is facilitated by the local Love INC office in practical, productive, and trans-formative ways.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Make the Connection

Hear stories of recovery from other veterans.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Mentors for Military

The Mentors for Military Podcast brings real talk from people who want YOU to grow. Grab a chair and your favorite beverage and join in on an awesome topic. The hosts are military veterans and the guests are real people with a message to share.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Merging Vets & Players

An environment where veterans and players can share each other’s strengths, experiences, and can support each other in building fulfilling lives of service and strength.

 

Service Area:
California, Online-Nationwide
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

The nation’s largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. Includes a full spectrum of career and financial resources, MOAA-exclusive publications, college scholarships for dependents, and countless discounts on products and travel.

 

Service Area:
District of Columbia, Online-Nationwide
Military Sisterhood Initiative

It is a safe space among military sisters who get it and always have your six. It is a place to connect, share experiences and resources, and explore our own personal missions as proud women Veterans.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Military Times Rebootcamp

The premiere source for information and entertainment for service members transitioning out of the military, veterans and military families.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Military Transition

Military Transition works to help service members, veterans, spouses and employers better understand and prepare for the military-to-civilian transition process and civilian employment. They provide relevant data and insights through interactive databases, infographics, and reports that help guide decisions about the transition and civilian employment.

 

Service Area:
Ohio, Online-Nationwide
Minority Veterans of America (MVA)

Founded to change the narrative of the American military veteran. The MVA team works to build a community around the unique identities that veterans hold, outside of their identity as a military service member.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Operation Enduring Warrior

Operation Enduring Warrior (OEW) is a veteran-founded nonprofit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to honor, empower, and motivate our nation’s wounded military and law enforcement veterans through physical, mental and emotional rehabilitation. OEW programs help participants overcome adversity and hardship through innovation, teamwork, and perseverance.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude provides care packages to service members and military families.

 

Service Area:
California, Online-Nationwide
Operation Stand Down Tennessee (OSDTN)

OSDTN focuses on helping all Veterans and their families by engaging, equipping, and empowering them. We offer a wide range of services, including employment assistance, VA benefits assistance, networking, housing, and much more.

 

Service Area:
Tennessee
Operation Supply Drop

Since 2010, OSD Veteran Support Ecosystem has impacted over 1,000,000 veterans, active military, and family members through programs emphasizing Social Connectivity Professional Development and Community Service. Working together with community members OSD creates and nurtures an environment with the goal to improve local communities and assist veterans as they transition to civilian life.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Pat Tillman Foundation

Mission Roll Call is a movement to give every single veteran a voice in policy and advocacy on the issues that are important to them. A community where veterans, their spouses, families, and caregivers can share their stories, concerns, hopes, wins and voice their issues.

 

Service Area:
Illinois, Online-Nationwide
Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE)

PAVE is a peer support program that connects incoming student veterans on college campuses with student veterans who are trained as Peer Advisors who can help them navigate college life, address challenges they may face, refer them to appropriate resources on and off campus, and provide ongoing support.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Phoenix Patriot Foundation

The mission at Phoenix Patriot Foundation is to provide direct support to injured and combat wounded veterans who served post 9-11 enabling them to fully Recover, Reintegrate, and Remain Engaged in serving America.

 

Service Area:
California
PsychArmor Institute

PsychArmor Institute is the nation’s leading organization in providing innovative training and effective support to all non-military Americans, arming them with everything they need to work confidently and effectively with military and veteran populations. By becoming a FREE member of the PsychArmor Community, you gain access to an extensive library of high-quality online courses developed and taught by national subject matter experts, continual support from our “Helping You Help veteran” Helpline, exposure to leading-edge thinking, and opportunities to interact with other civilians who are going out of their way to serve those who served.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Quad Cities Veteran's Network

The QCVN delivers a networking event series that meets monthly to connect transitioning service members, veterans, and their spouses to employers, mentors, and other resource providers in the Quad Cities area.

 

Service Area:
Iowa
Reboot Workshop

REBOOT Workshops are designed to meet an acute need for robust military to civilian transition program and close the gap. By addressing transition issues at their root cause, NVTSI and its network of partners helps transitioning service members, veterans and spouses successfully transitioning from the military-to-civilian world through a three phased, 15-day intensive workshop that empowers them with resiliency and self-sufficiency.

 

Service Area:
California, Online-Nationwide
Recon Sniper Foundation (RSF)

The Recon & Sniper Foundation provides veterans with the resources and supporting infrastructure they need to make a meaningful transition back to civilian life. Team RSF has an active network of over 1,000 Recon Marines, Marine Raiders, and Scout Snipers that applicants can lean on to rekindle the brotherhood they left after service.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide, Oregon
Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band Inc

They entertain audiences with a wide variety of music. From traditional marches & anthems, theme songs & show tunes, big band swing, Dixieland jazz, and once in a while a little rock ‘n roll with some blues!

 

Service Area:
North Dakota
Roll Call Chicagoland

The mission is to provide informal monthly gatherings of transitioning veterans, established veteran professionals and dedicated businesses and veteran advocate partners to share camaraderie, professional development and practical strategies in seeking meaningful employment.

Address is not exact.

 

Service Area:
Illinois
Salute2Service

Salute 2 Service is focused on providing the core resources necessary for our community’s veterans to lead the lives they deserve.ition and recruiting candidates on a permanent, temporary, contingent and contract basis.

 

Service Area:
Pennsylvania
Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN)

SWAN is the voice of women in the military. They are a member-driven community network advocating for the individual and collective needs of service women past, present and future.

 

Service Area:
District of Columbia, Online-Nationwide
Soldier For Life

Soldier for Life networks with the community at large to shape education, employment, and health policies, programs and/or services on behalf of our Soldiers, Army Veterans and their Families.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Soldier Strong Access

Soldier Strong Access advocates for improvement in public policies to provide access to live-changing tools and technologies and educational opportunities for all of America’s brave servicemen and women.

 

Service Area:
District of Columbia, Online-Nationwide
Soldiers’ Angels

Soldiers’ Angels offers programs for our military members, wounded, deployed, families, and others.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide, Texas
Stand Beside Them

Stand Beside Them’s mission is to coach and empower America’s veterans and their spouses/caregivers to achieve success at home, at work, and in the community.

 

Service Area:
New York, Online-Nationwide

American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association empowers you with the financial confidence to achieve your goals

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