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THE AMERICAN LEGION

America's Largest
Veterans Service Organization

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

 

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.

 


U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Employment Services - An employment resources page for veterans who are looking to enhance
their education, skills, and careers. 
Veteran's Guide to Starting a Small Business - An in-depth guide for veterans who are interested in starting their own business.
Also, has a great employment and business resource section.  

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:

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.


How to Help a Veteran with Substance Abuse
 

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 Planning for Individuals with Disabilities

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities

Fire Safety for People with Disabilities: A How-to Guide for Prevention and Evacuation

Tornado Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Animal Disaster Preparedness


Disaster Safety Planning and Preparedness

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes

 Disaster Preparedness For Seniors By Seniors

Grants for Home Modification: 16 Resources for Homeowners with Disabilities

Safe travels: Disaster preparedness on the road

 How Mortgages Are Affected in Disaster-Prone Areas

Family Communication Plan for Parents

 Emergency Power Planning for People Who Use Electricity and Battery-Dependent Assistive Technology

 Emergency Preparedness for People With Disabilities — Guide and Checklist


More Military Veterans Resources

Aging Vets - How to Plan Wisely for Your Future

Residential Leases and the Military - Your Rights

Resources for Vets & Families Living with Cancer

Military Veterans Resource Center

Assistive Tech for Veterans and Military

Guide to Military Moves

Behavioral Health for Veterans

Mental Health Needs of Vets & Families

Justice for Vets


 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

The Guide To Fire Safety 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

Explaining special needs to your child: 15 great children’s books

How to Remodel for Accessibility

Developing Your Blind Child’s Sleep Schedule

How to Exercise if You Have Limited Mobility

Healthy Eating Advice for Wheelchair-bound People