A Partnership Program with the Department of Veterans Affairs
Serving is more than a word.
Military Outreach USA
3020 Milwaukee Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
These resources will help in developing programs and outreach efforts to serve our nation's Veterans.
Partners are kept advised of new programs and resources as they become available.
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.
Above link will take you to the Veterans Crisis Line
RESOURCES YOU CAN USE
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 copy of The State of the American Veteran.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has reported that, “as the Armed Forces begin to draw down their combat-ready forces; the 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 copy of Community Covenant with Veterans and Military Families.
Become a Partner so you can help serve those who have served us!