July 21, 2014

VETERANS OUTREACH

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“Houstonians have big hearts and have always given of their time for the benefit of those in need in our great city and that’s why we are very excited and proud to celebrate Volunteer Houston’s 40 years of service in the Houston region,” said Mike Gustafson, Volunteer Houston board of directors vice president and ConocoPhillips executive. “With our database, increased branding efforts, and new partnerships, we are on track to place 75,000 individuals in volunteer opportunities by the end of 2016.”

Frontline Families is a national service program implemented by Points of Light. 

Frontline Families engages service members, veterans and their families in volunteer leader training.  Frontline Families is a military and veteran reintegration program that inspires Military Families to serve on the frontline of their communities to address the most pressing challenges in our country.  It identifies critical needs facing veterans and their families and brings together community solutions for addressing these issues.

AmeriCorps members and community volunteers are the key to scaling what continues to surface around the country as a solution that is working to address reintegration challenges faced by our veterans: providing community members with meaningful ways to connect with and serve veterans, and engaging veterans to serve other veterans and their communities.

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The Military Veteran Peer Network is an affiliation of Service Members, Veterans and Family Members dedicated to establish camaraderie and trust with each other, identifying and vetting community resources and, collectively, contributing to the communities where we live. learn more

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Free, confidential support for Veterans in crisis and their families and friends. Call the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and Press 1) or chat online 24/7/365. learn more.

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Empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. learn more.

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Camp Hope provides interim housing for our Wounded Warriors, veterans and their families suffering from combat related PTSD in a caring and positive environment. learn more.

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The PTSD Foundation of America brings healing to our military community through pastoral counseling, and peer mentoring, both on an individual basis, and in group settings. It raises awareness of the increasing needs of the military community through public events, media outlets, social media, service organizations, and churches. learn more.

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The Refuge Trauma Center hopes to make a significant impact in the lives of a multitude of people.  To bring fathers home to their children, to return sons to their families, to return friends and role models to a community.  We want to bring those who are hurting and dealing with the pain of trauma to a place of peace and hope. learn more.

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Helping Military Families Fisher Houses provide military families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.  These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital they serve. learn more.

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Goodwill Houston helps veterans as they re-integrate into the civilian labor market after military service or overcome other barriers to employment. All vets’ programs require other-than-dishonorable discharge and a least one day of active military service. learn more.

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The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is 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. learn more.

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The Lone Star Veterans Association is the largest Afghanistan and Iraq veteran network in Texas. We’ve Been There. learn more.

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The Mission Continues empowers veterans adjusting to life at home to find new missions. We redeploy veterans so that their shared legacy will be one of action and service. The Mission Continues has helped thousands of post-9/11 veterans transition successfully by focusing their talents and energy on tackling challenges here at our home front. learn more.

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NextOp serves our nation’s hardworking veterans by providing career placement assistance, mentorship, and support in their transition into industry with a particular focus on energy and Houston. learn more.

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For more than 68 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes—to empower these brave men and women with what they need to achieve the things they fought for: freedom and independence. learn more

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The Red Cross helps military members, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to the challenges of military service. Emergency communications, training, support to wounded warriors and veterans, and access to community resources help an average of 150,000 military families and veterans annually. learn more

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Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. learn more

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Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. learn more

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Millions of times each year at hundreds of locations around the world, the USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families.  A nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities. The USO is not part of the U.S. government, but is recognized by the Department of Defense, Congress and President of the United States, who serves as Honorary Chairman of the USO. learn more

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To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans. learn more

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Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. learn more

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To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. learn more

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To honor and empower Wounded Warriors and to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. learn more

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Freedom Day USA is the United States of America’s largest THANK YOU Movement ever!  In the Houston area Veterans can receive free dental care and screenings from four area participating dentists:  Cosmetic Dentists of Houston www.houstondental.com, Texas Star Dental www.TexasStarDental.com, Stacey Hebert-Schoener, DDS, PLLC www.stacyhebertdds.com and Bellaire Periodontics www.bellaireperiodontics.com.

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