Serving is more than a word.
Military Outreach USA
3020 Milwaukee Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
COMMUNITIES SHOULD WELCOME ITS VETERANS and MILITARY FAMILIES WITH SUPPORT
Above link will take you to the Veterans Crisis Line
These resources will help in developing programs and outreach efforts to serve our nation's Veterans.
Partners are advised of new programs and resources as they become available.
If not a part of the Network, join now.
In working with Veterans, it is important to understand "what makes them tick."
The Center for Deployment Psychology has developed an excellent on-line program, available at no charge, to help participants gain an understanding of Military Culture.
Many men and women returning from service need help navigating a complicated federal and state aid system, support with health and family issues, and career employment that continues Veterans’ commitment to lives of purpose and service.
With responses from nearly 1,300 Chicagoland Veterans, we will now be able to gain a better understanding of the needs and challenges our Veterans are facing during and after this critical transition period. This survey is the first step in crafting strong policy and programs to enable Veterans and military family members to reach their full potential.
While the report was generated by interviews with Veterans in the Chicago area, the results are in many cases universal and applicable to the Veteran popularization across the nation.
Click on the image to download a copy of The State of the American Veteran.
RESOURCES YOU CAN USE
The Department of Veterans Affairs has reported that, “as the Armed Forces begin to draw down their combat-ready forces, VA’s work is just beginning.”
Veterans are unique members of our community. They bring the highest professionalism and a passion for public service to their work every day.
Yet most service members don’t return to the support and infrastructure of a military base. Instead, they return to their communities, often miles from their fellow service members. Therefore, it is even more important to ensure they are welcomed back to a community that supports them and responds to their needs.
The Community Covenant pulls together key partners to build awareness about their critical role in serving those who served us. This commitment is intended to continue after the war ends. This will be even more essential when reintegration funding from the federal and state government inevitably goes away.
Click on the image to download a copy of Community Covenant with Veterans and Military Families.
By becoming part of our Network you and your house of worship or organization can help serve those who have served us!