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Veterans services groups aim to bridge gap

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LEGAL RESOURCES:

“A non-for-profit, Congressionally-chartered veterans’ service organization advocating for former prisoners of war and their families.”

(903) 560-1734
(903) 560-1705 fax
hq@axpow.org

“To enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services.”

(30l) 459-9600
(301) 459-7924
amvets@amvets.org

“IVP’s policy and community education efforts are unique, reflecting decades of experience in direct community-based care, access to housing, benefits, mental and physical healthcare, and employment services.”

(415) 252-4788
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“We bring the cause of homeless and disabled veterans to the attention of the American public, and put Elected Officials’ feet to the fire, holding them accountable, and putting them to work for our veterans.

(703) 237-8980
info@vetsvision.org

“The National Veterans Legal Services Program has worked since 1980 to ensure that the government delivers to our nation’s 25 million veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled because of disabilities resulting from their military service to our country.”

(202) 265-8305
info@nvlsp.org

“Veterans and Military Families for Progress is a 21st Century grassroots organization dedicated to ensuring that the rights and needs of veterans, military service members (including active-duty, Guard and Reserve) - and their families - are understood by the American public, endorsed by our elected officials, and protected by legislation, regulation, and public policy initiatives.”

(202) 841-1687
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EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION, AND TRAINING:

“Our Mission is to establish and maintain a comprehensive community service agency with a diversified funding source that will serve the needs of veterans, their families, and other needy individuals of the community.”

(210) 223 – 4088 Office
(210) 223 – 4970 Fax
agifcmdrluis@aol.com

“Its fundamental object is to continue National Defense and National Security.  In addition, to promote, foster, encourage and perpetuate fraternal comradeship among all those who have seen service in the armed forces of the United States; to continue the high ideals of Patriotism, Loyalty, Justice and Service to this country and to educate all others in these principles.”

(330) 349-4724
anunatladj1886@yahoo.com

“Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America (AVVA) is a national, nonprofit Membership and Service Organization dedicated to advancing the awareness of issues affecting Vietnam Veterans, their families, and their communities. Over the years, we have evolved into an organization that has become cognizant and responsive to the problems affecting all Veterans.”

(301) 585-4000
shobbs@avva.org

“We believe in the American military community, and we’re committed to helping transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses find careers they love.”

(860) 965-4088
info@hirepurpo.se

"To provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation."

(202) 223-4710
contact@studentveterans.org


COMMUNITY:

“The nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.”

“We are an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country. No one knows how you feel like another mother who has lost a child.”

(202)-265-0991
agsm@goldstarmoms.com

“We are mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have children serving in the military, guard or reserves, or children who are veterans.”

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“IAVA is the voice of the 2.8 million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, raising awareness in the media, on Capitol Hill and among the general public. We address critical issues facing new veterans and their families, including mental health injuries, a stretched VA system, inadequate health care for female veterans and GI Bill educational benefits.”

212-982-9699
info@iava.org

“The Veterans Assistance Foundation is a veteran founded and led non-profit organization dedicated to overcoming veteran homelessness.”

1-866-823-8387
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“Veterans of Modern Warfare is the Newest National Wartime Veterans Service Organization, focused on mutual assistance to Veterans with military service from 1990 - the time of the Persian Gulf War which ushered in a new era of modern warfare - through the present, including the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

(888) 445-9891
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MENTAL HEALTH:

“The American Veterans Alliance is a nonprofit organization that serves to coordinate the efforts of Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs), not-for-profit agencies that serve vets and their dependents, and companies with veterans as a part of their priority to provide advocacy and support for America's Heroes.”

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“NAAV Military Family Program seeks to ease the burden of caregivers, who are unexpectedly thrust into the caregiver role, by providing coaches and trainer to equip them with tools, training, and resources needed to become effective caregivers.”

(202) 465-3296
info@naavets.org

“Staffed by a team of veterans (from Vietnam, the Cold War, Iraq and Afghanistan) who are specially trained in the delivery of crisis information and referral services, as well as a team of licensed volunteer counselors to whom all crisis calls are routed, more than 400,000 veterans in need of medical treatment, substance abuse or PTSD Counseling, VA benefits advocacy, food, shelter, employment training, legal aid or suicide intervention, have now been served by this unique, one-of-a-kind resource.”

Office:310-642-0255
Fax:  310-642-0258
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“Wounded Warrior Project provides free programs and services focused on the physical, mental, and long-term financial well-being of this generation of injured veterans, their families and caregivers.”

(904)-296-7350
Email contact form

“We help educate veterans, caretakers, and civilians about the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on the veterans, in the family, and on the community as a whole. We help to improve and protect the lives of people living with PTSD.”

(812) 448- PTSD
militarywithptsd@gmail.com

PHYSICAL HEALTH:

“The organization provides more than 700,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with more than 300,000 benefit claims annually. In 2015, DAV helped attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits to care for veterans, their families, and survivors."

(877) 426-2838
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According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, 20 U.S. veterans die by suicide every day. About 70 percent of veterans who took their own lives were not regular users of VA services. Veterans with less-than-honorable discharges are the most vulnerable group. These less-than-honorable discharges are often issued to service members for minor misconduct, that experts say, can be behavior linked to PTSD, TBI or other trauma-related injuries.

Now is the time for Fairness for Veterans. Let's give them hope to help heal the invisible wounds of war. Please support this common sense, bi-partisan bill to require the military discharge review boards to consider mental health diagnoses like PTSD and TBI.

I am asking the congressional delegation from my state to commit to changing the discharge review board policy by passing the Fairness for Veterans Act.


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