Services to assist veteran's and their families with available state and federal benefits, assistance with Department of Veterans Affairs claims, and assistance in obtaining VA healthcare. Support for veteran's in crisis and in need of medical assistance. Additional services and resources in education, job skills, employment, career opportunities, and starting a small business.
Veteran's Guide to Starting a Small Business - An in-depth guide for veterans who are interested in starting their own business.
Veterans Guide for Academic Aid and Programs For service members who served in a military at war for years, transitioning into civilian life can be challenging. This comprehensive guide from CollegeStats will help veterans and their dependents who are looking to take advantage of the many educational (and financial) assistance programs available to them.
Over 5 million post 9/11 service members will transition out of the military by 2020, but only 59% of them will receive financial aid in college. In an effort to connect students with military-friendly colleges and financial aid benefits, here are several resources:
- College Guide For Servicemembers and Veterans
- Financial Aid Overview For Military and Veterans
- America’s Best Online Schools For Military
These resources cover everything an active duty or retired service member could want for the college planning process, including; how to plan for college with expert interviews from people who have been there, how-to guides for financial aid applications, and a list of the most military-friendly colleges in America.
This is one small way for us to thank our veterans and military members for their sacrifice and commitment to our country.
How Does Trauma Affect Sleep? Great resource guide from Tuck about trauma and sleep. It includes an in-depth look at how physical and mental trauma can affect the brain’s ability to rest. Because sleep is such a vital part of wellness, chronic sleep deprivation can make recovery difficult and increase the severity of physical and mental symptoms. Our guide also includes information about what to do if PTSD or a traumatic brain injury is causing insomnia or disturbed sleep.
Substance Abuse Resources for Veterans Helpful information for veterans and the military community struggling with substance abuse.Many men and women who have bravely served our country are sadly left with painful memories they wish they didn't have. In many cases, veterans turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to deal with these thoughts, especially PTSD. Luckily, there are resources available to help. From The Recovery Village.
Helpful guide filled with informative facts and guidance regarding addiction prevalence
in the Veteran community and how to help.
Helpful educational resources and/or business ideas for people with disabilities. Helpful resources for people with disabilities getting into business, from the Different with Dignity Community Center.
Disaster Safety Resources
Disaster Safety Planning and Preparedness
More Military Veterans Resources
Handy Reference Guides Geared Towards Seniors and Those with Special Needs
Legal Resources for Seniors
Veterans Benefits for Seniors
Making the Move to Assisted Living
Keeping Seniors Safe with While Remodeling
Disaster Preparedness for Seniors
Advanced Care Planning
Home Accommodations for Seniors
Aging Veteran's Guide to Planning for the Future
Tips for Seniors to Declutter and Organize their Home
Elder Care Resources
Fire Safety Guide for People With Disabilities
Fire Safety for Seniors
Printable Fire Safety Tip Sheets from the NFPA
Fire Safety Guides For Kids (Also Includes A Section For Kids With Special Needs)
Fire Safety Tips For Seniors (A Quick, Well-Illustrated Tutorial from the NFPA)
An Interesting Discussion On Quora: How do people in wheelchairs safely exit a multi-level building during a fire evacuation if the elevator is unavailable?
25 Tips To Make Home Safe For Seniors (Especially Those Living Independently)
Fire Safety For Wheelchair Users (including how to evacuate people with limited mobility)
More Information for Those with Disabilities
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or the Somers American Legion Buck-Dubiel Post No. 101
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