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Benefits

  1. 4 Paws 4 Patriots
    • 4 Paws 4 Patriots trains medical/psychiatric service dogs to change the lives of disabled veterans and their families.
  2. Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Veterans Initiative
    1. An opportunity for U.S. veterans, military service members and their families to build through our proven program for qualified homebuyers, improve their current homes by completing critical home repairs, and use their skills and talent to give back to their community through volunteering.
  3. Camaraderie Foundation
    • Camaraderie Foundation provides access to mental health counseling services, at no expense, to Post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members and their families.
  4. Companions for Heroes
    • Companions for Heroes (C4H) provides companion animals, companion dogs, and on a case-by-case basis, service dogs, obtained from shelters, rescues and humane societies, who might otherwise be euthanized, free of charge to active duty military personnel, military veterans, first responders, military spouses and children, and Gold Star Families recovering from the psychological challenges they suffered during service to our country.
  5. Florida Department of Veterans Affairs (FVDA) Benefits Guide
    • The FVDA publishes an annual guide to help connect Florida’s veterans and their families with earned federal and state benefits, services and support. It also contains useful phone numbers and website addresses for additional information.
  6. Gratitude America
    • Gratitude America’s mission is to provide critical support for service members, veterans, and their families by conducting meaningful restorative retreats to assist participants affected by deployment exposures such as combat related stress and Traumatic Brain Injury.
  7. Healing Warriors Program
    • The Healing Warriors Program provides Acupuncture, CranioSacral and Healing Touch Therapy to service members and their family for pain, PTSD and sleep.
  8. Hands on Banking
    • The Hands on Banking® online learning center offers resources for anyone who wants to learn more about money management. Our financial articles can help you find answers to your questions, from budgeting tips to buying a home, to improving your credit.
  9. LinkedIn for Military Spouses
    • LinkedIn is committed to supporting the military, military spouses, and the veteran community. Every military spouse can receive a free one-year Premium Job Seeker subscription with every permanent change of station and again upon departure from service.
  10. National Veteran Foundation (NVF)
    • Staffed by a team of veterans who are specially trained in the delivery of crisis information and referral services, NVF provides crisis management, information, and referral needs of all U.S. Veterans and their families through the management and operation of the nation’s only toll-free helpline for all veterans and their families.
  11. 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.
  12. Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)
    • The SBP is the only way service members can pass on military retirement pay to a surviving family member.
  13. Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP)
    • The MSEP is a targeted recruitment and employment solution for spouses and companies that prepares military spouses to become competitive, “job ready” applicants, and connects military spouses with employers seeking the essential 21st century workforce skills and attributes they possess.
  14. National Military Family Association (NMFA)
    • NMFA can help fund education, career, or business goals for military spouses. NMFA also offers Operation Purple Camp, where they embrace being “purple” and bring together military kids from all ranks and services, including National Guard and Reserve components, to a unique and memorable summer camp experience.
  15. Semper K9
    • Semper K9 rescues dogs from shelters and trains them to be service dogs at no cost for disabled service members. Semper K9 recently purchased 33 acres adjacent to Marine Corps Base where they plan to build a retreat-style facility for out of area veterans and their families to come and train with their service dogs.
  16. Soldiers’ Angels
    • Soldiers’ Angels offers programs for our military members, wounded, deployed, families, and others.
  17. United Service Organizations (USO) Pathfinder Program
    • The USO Pathfinder Program provides a variety of transition services for service members and families, up to a year after separation. Participants will get a personalized Action Plan and one-on-one support from a USO Pathfinder Scout.
  18. Zero8Hundred
    • Zero8hundred provides a one-stop resource hub to transitioning service members, recent veterans and their spouses (including Gold Star spouses) to help them navigate through and connect to the local non-profits and community agencies who can best support all their specific post-service needs – eliminating the necessity to figure out their transition plan all on their own.

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Business

  1. America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
    • A nationwide network of small business development centers providing free consulting to businesses of all types at all stages.
  2. Bunker Labs
    • Bunker Labs helps veteran entrepreneurs and military spouses find the quickest route to a successful business.
  3. Coalition for Veteran Owned Business (CVOB)
    • A national initiative that supports the success of veteran, service member, and military spouse-owned businesses by connecting them with entrepreneurial education and training, small business resources and solutions, and commerce and supplier opportunities.
  4. SCORE
    • SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters. America’s premier source of free business mentoring and education.
  5. Small Business Agency (SBA)
    • The SBA offers support for veterans as they enter the world of business ownership. Look for funding programs, training, and federal contracting opportunities.
  6. Techstars
    • Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed.
  7. Veterati
    • Join thousands of Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses in setting up free 1-hr mentorship phone calls with successful professionals.

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Community

  1. American Corporate Partners (ACP)
    • ACP aims to ease the transition from the military to the civilian workforce. Engaged in national corporate career counseling for our returning veterans and active duty military spouses.
  2. APICS
    • Supports educational institutions within the area of the local chapter’s charter. APICS supports educational activities at the local university and college level through participation of establishing on-campus student APICS chapters, participation in classroom presentations, offer professional mentorship opportunities, and help guide students to be effective young professionals for the industry.
  3. Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency (ACSS)
    • ACSS provides workforce readiness, job placement, and life stabilization services to homeless and financially vulnerable men and women, including veterans, to empower them to reach their goals for self-sufficiency.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Military Spouse J.D. Network (MSJDN)
    • MSJDN supports military spouses in the legal profession by advocating for licensing accommodations for military spouse attorneys; educating the public about the challenges faced by career-minded military spouses and their families; encouraging the hiring of military spouses; and providing a network connecting military spouse attorneys with each other and their supporters.
  11. Military Times Rebootcamp
    • The premiere source for information and entertainment for service members transitioning out of the military, veterans and military families.
  12. Pat Tillman Foundation
    • The Pat Tillman Foundation empowers remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of public and private sector leaders.
  13. Solider 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Team Rubicon
    • Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Primary mission is to provide disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters, be they domestic or international.
  16. Team RWB
    • To enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
  17. The Mission Continues
    • The Mission Continues is a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that empowers veterans to continue their service, and empowers communities with veteran talent, skills and preparedness to generate visible impact.
  18. The Paradigm Switch
    • The Paradigm Switch is a global movement of military spouses who are unapologetic about their ambitious career goals and commitment to their military lifestyle.
  19. Travis Manion Foundation
    • The Travis Manion Foundation empowers veterans and families of the fallen to lead the charge and to improve America’s national character. Engage with this group to strengthen your local community.
  20. United Way
    • United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.
  21. Veteran Mentor Network (VMN)
    • Achieve your goals in job search, career, and life. VMN is a community of military members, spouses, and veterans to share advice, stories, and support for veterans in all walks of life.
  22. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary
    • The VFW Auxiliary is comprised of members from all walks of life with a common connection: all are relatives of those who served in overseas combat. More than 475,000 members in nearly 3,900 Auxiliaries across the nation work to improve the lives of veterans, active-duty service members and their families, and their communities in a variety of ways.
  23. Vets4Warriors
    • Vets4Warriors’ mission is to provide sustained, confidential peer support to any veteran, service member, family member, or caregiver whenever they have an issue, wherever they are in the world. Vets4Warriors helps before challenges turn into crises.
  24. Wounded Warrior Project (WWP)
    • Every warrior has a next mission. WWP knows that the transition to civilian life is a journey. And for every warrior, family member, and caregiver, that journey looks different. WWP is here for their first step, and each step that follows. Because WWP believes that every warrior should have a positive future to look forward to.
  25. Youth for Troops
    • Youth for Troops’ in Anthem, AZ, has a goal to encourage families and youth to volunteer time and support those that serve or have served. Gathering supplies, packing care packages and homeless backpacks, sorting bags to make homeless mats, and holding flags in ceremonies are just a few of ways Youth for Troops honors veterans and service members.

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Education

  1. Amazon AWS Educate
    • AWS Educate supports 10,000 United States veterans, transitioning military personnel, and their spouses with access to the cloud resources needed to pursue jobs in high-demand cloud computing space.
  2. Coursera
    • Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online.
  3. Edx.org
    • Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.
  4. Google Academy
    • A variety of Google training programs to grow your skills. All free when you sign up.
  5. Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)
    • IVMF is higher education’s first interdisciplinary academic institute, singularly focused on advancing the lives of the nation’s military veterans and their families.
  6. Khan Academy
    • Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
  7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) OpenCourseware
    • MIT OpenCourseWare is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content – open and available to the world.
  8. Modern States
    • Modern States Education Alliance is a non-profit dedicated to making a high quality college education free of cost and accessible to any person who seeks one. Modern States’ initial program, Freshman Year for Free™, is intended to let students earn up to one year of college credit without tuition or textbook expense.
  9. MyCAA
    • Get $4000 in MyCAA funding to train for a portable career which is ideal for military spouses. Train for nationally recognized certifications for high-demand medical, healthcare and business career
  10. Onward to Opportunity (O2O)
    • O2O is a free, comprehensive career skills program that provides civilian career training, professional certifications, and job placement support to transitioning service members, members of the selected reserves, veterans, and military spouses.
  11. Udemy
    • The leading global marketplace for learning and instruction. By connecting students all over the world to the best instructors, Udemy is helping individuals reach their goals and pursue their dreams.
  12. Ultimate LinkedIn Cheat Sheet by Michael Quinn
    • Through LinkedIn, employers get the resume along with an understanding of the potential employee’s network, mutual connections, online presence, endorsements, recommendations/referrals and their personal brand. Michael developed this “Cheat Sheet” to give everyone, regardless of social media experience, the ability to develop a personal brand and access the economic opportunity that LinkedIn provides.
  13. Vetforce
    • A Salesforce job training and career accelerator program for military service members, veterans, and spouses. Connects members to free training, classes, and career opportunities within the Salesforce ecosystem.
  14. WithYouWithMe
    • WithYouWithMe is focused on allowing individuals to reach their potential in the workforce and helping companies recruit, reskill, plan, and outplace their talent.

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Employment

  1. 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.
  2. eMentor
    • eMentor is a cutting-edge online mentoring program for military personnel, veterans and military spouses.  eMentor connects individuals for dynamic mentoring experiences that powerfully move them forward in their personal and professional lives.  Designed to bridge the gap between organizations and job seekers, the eMentor Program offers support, trusted networking and success.
  3. FASTPORT
    • FASTPORT is a veteran employment software company with the sole mission to help all members our nation’s military community find great career opportunities with great employers. FASTPORT is delighted to help connect any Veterans, transitioning service members, members of the Guard and Reserve, military spouses that are under your care who are in need of employment across the country.
  4. Goodwill Operation: GoodJobs
    • Operation: GoodJobs, now in its fifth year, will continue to provide the tools and resources necessary to link veterans and military families with meaningful work so that they can gain the financial stability they deserve. The initiative also aims to work with key employers and job creators to connect them with this large pool of highly skilled and mission-ready potential employees.
  5. Hilton Honors Military Program
    • The Hilton Honors Military Program was created to provide support to veterans and their families as they secure civilian employment. By becoming an Honors Military member, you will receive a 100,000 point donation to support travel related to your job search.
  6. Hire Heroes USA
    • Hire Heroes USA empowers U.S. military members, veterans, and military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. A veteran employment service organization providing relentless focus on personalized career coaching.
  7. 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.
  8. Patriots Path
    • Patriots Path supports veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses in finding meaningful employment opportunities by defining career goals, mapping out job search strategies, identifying opportunities, creating a marketing approach and connecting within a community to peers, mentors and coaches for continued networking and support.
  9. VetCTAP
    • VetCTAP provides FREE ongoing job search workshops and coaching for transitioning military, veterans and spouses. Specializes in working with those who have served 10+ years in the military and spouses who are looking for a professional career.
  10. Work For Warriors (WFW) California, WFW Georgia, WFW Nevada
    • WFW is a FREE Job Placement Program. The focus is assisting Post 9/11 Veterans, Active National Guard, Active Reserve members, Spouses, and Gold Star Families in finding civilian employment in their region.
  11. Work Of Honor
    • Work of Honor makes visible the great talent veterans and military spouses bring to American business.

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Licensing

  1. Career One Stop – License Finder
    • Find information about licenses required for different occupations by searching below. License requirements vary by state. You can search in any state for an occupation or job title, a license name, or a state agency that oversees licensing.
  2. MilitaryOneSource – State Licensing
    • The state licensing and career credentials initiative is designed to help make it easier to transition your credentials to a new state. Whether you’re already a licensed or certified professional, or are planning to become one, the process will now be easier for service members and their spouses when relocating.
  3. MilitaryOneSource – State Policy
    • Explore the map to see and learn what states are making progress on the key issues.
  4. Veterans.gov – Military Spouses
    • Many states have laws to make it easier for military spouses relocating from out of state to carry their occupational licenses to a new state. Use the map and license finder tool below to find out where to apply for an occupational license in a new state. You can search by occupation, job title, license name, or state agency.

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