Veterans’ Resources

Not sure where to start?  Call 724-847-6225 and ask for a Drug and Alcohol (D&A), Intellectual Disability (ID), or Mental Health (MH) Specialist.

 

Resources for Veterans and Their Family Members

 

 

 

 

Social Media

Complete Social Media Directory

 

 

 

  Veterans Crisis Line:
1-800-273-8255

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Families of Veterans can now register for NAMI Homefront!

(Click here for more information and to register.)

 

 

 

 

Career Opportunity:  Claims Specialist with the SSA!

This position is available in East Liverpool, Ohio, close to Beaver County.

Learn more about the Qualities Needed to Be Successful at an entry level position with Social Security.

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Local Resources:

 

New!  Have you heard of Veteran X? 

(A Peer-Led Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Program)

Get the Brochure / Printable Outreach Card

 

 

Faith Restorations Inc.,   

186 Wagner Road, Monaca, PA 15061
Phone:  724-660-4058 (office)
724-384-8926 (pantry)

Founded by David Brailey, a proud Vietnam Veteran, Faith Restorations exists to enhance the quality of life for all those in need, especially veterans through home repairs, food resources, and spiritual support.

Home repairs and renovations are provided for families (who meet income eligibility) that have an active military member or a veteran in the household.  The volunteer team consists of individuals with experience and are ready to serve those who have served our country. We are able to help with repairs and renovations including, drywall, electrical, flooring, HVAC, handicap accessible ramps, plumbing, replacement windows, roof repairs, and siding.

Click the link above or call for more information.

 

Veteran’s Breakfast Club

The mission of the Veterans Breakfast Club is to create communities of listening around veterans and their stories to ensure that this living history will never be forgotten.  We believe that through our work, people will be educated, healed, and inspired.

Uncommon Grounds Café
380 Franklin Avenue
Aliquippa, PA  15001

Join us every 1st Saturday of the Month for the …

Veterans Appreciation Breakfast!

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Beaver County Department of Veterans Affairs:

Beaver County Veteran Affairs
Beaver County Courthouse
810 Third Street
Beaver, PA 15009

724.770.4450

Hours:  Monday – Friday   8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.  (Except Holidays)

 

State Resources:

 

Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. (VLP) is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency founded in 1982 by Vietnam Veterans.  VLP is one of the largest providers of subsidized housing for Veterans and their families in Western Pennsylvania and operates two of the nation’s most effective Veteran employment programs.

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA)

DMVA has a dual mission: to provide quality service to the Commonwealth’s veterans and their families, and to oversee and support the members of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Veterans Justice Project

NLSA’s Veterans Justice Project emerged from participation in Operation StrongVet.  The Veterans Justice Project provides streamlined intake, ease of access, and free civil legal services for income-eligible Veterans, Service Members, and Service Members’ families. The goals of the Veterans Justice Project are to:

  • Keep Veterans in their Homes
  • Keep Military Families Together
  • Protect and Secure Income for Veterans, and
  • Resolve Debt Issues

 

Veteran Education Suite

TheBestSchools.org has compiled several open-use guides to educational materials for current, past, and future military members to use in regard to academic resources necessary for their success.  These guides cover scholarships, application processes, military academies, and other areas with the most current information.

Links to the guides are provided below . . .

GI Bill Benefits – https://thebestschools.org/resources/gi-bill-guide/

Military Academies Guide – https://thebestschools.org/resources/military-academies/

Military Education Fundamentals – https://thebestschools.org/resources/military-education/

Transitioning From College to Military - https://thebestschools.org/resources/college-to-military/

College for Disabled Veterans - https://thebestschools.org/resources/disabled-veterans-online-college/

 

 

 

 

Other Resources:

 

Yoga Nidra Meditation Class Available from Home

WRIISC yoga nidra classes are available to all VA enrolled Veterans.  The meditation can be done seated, laying down, or standing.  No special equipment needed except a telephone.  Yoga nidra is safe, however, Veterans must assure they will not drive or operate machinery during class.

VETERANS, having problems dealing with stress?

Finding it hard to concentrate?   Unable to fall asleep or stay asleep?  Try Phone-based Mindfulness Meditation!  (No equipment needed! No experience needed! Only a willingness to try!)

For more information on Yoga Nidra Meditation or Phone-based Mindfulness Meditation, contact:   Louise Mahoney:  650-815-9463 or louise.mahoney2@va.gov

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

… provides support for military families with special needs.  Enrollment is mandatory for active duty service members who have dependent family members with ongoing medical, mental health, or special educational needs.   Click the link above to learn more.

 

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors ( T*A*P*S ) 

… offers compassionate care and resources to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one.

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Military.com – Connects Service Members & Veterans to all the Benefits of Service

 

 On-The-Job Training for Dislocated Workers in Beaver County

Eligibility requirements do apply.  Priority is given to veterans and long-term unemployed.
For more information, contact Pat at 724.728.4860 ext. 218 at Job Training for Beaver County to see if you qualify.

 

 Career Resources for Veterans

 

Looking to use your unique military skill set in the private security job market?
Visit the Silent Professionals website! 

 

Jobs for Veterans: How to Find a Civilian Career [20+ Expert Strategies]

 

Military to Civilian Resume: How to Use Your Military Experience

 

Practical Resume Advice for Military Veterans

Novorésumé provides insight from job recruiters regarding the ideal resume format to use, the most important sections of a veteran’s resume, how to emphasize specific skills and what veterans should avoid on their resume.

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship

… is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses.

A guide for those who have served in the United States military:  100+ Government and Private Sector Discounts/Benefits for Veterans & Military Families

Whether Army, Navy, Marine, Coast Guard, or Air Force, whether active duty or reserve, there are many folks out there who wish to celebrate and honor you for your commitment and military service.  This handy guide (from dealspotr.com) will help you and your family to find businesses who offer veterans the opportunity to save money and to receive rewards, deals, benefits, discounts, and reduced rates.

Mesothelioma Guide.com

… is your trusted ally in the fight against asbestos-related cancer. We provide up-to-date information about living with mesothelioma, top doctors, treatment options, and more.  (Get a Free Guide to Fight Mesothelioma with knowledge, treatment and support.)

Veterans make up the largest group of people diagnosed with mesothelioma because asbestos was so widely used by the military until the 1980’s. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma may qualify for Disability Compensation, Pension and/or medical care through the VA. Surviving spouses and dependents may also qualify for Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC), Survivor Pension and Aid & Attendance.

Get VA Benefits for Mesothelioma:

VA-accredited claims agent, retired LCDR Carl Jewett, can assist you with your claim.

Veterans Asbestos Help   

Explore your asbestos exposure risk.  Then see if you qualify for trust fund compensation.

 

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

has a new online course which helps people who may have posttraumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD.

The online course was created for service members and veterans, but is also helpful for anyone who has experienced a traumatic life event…..”

Click here to get started.

NAMI also offers support for military and veteran families. NAMI Homefront is a free, online, six-session class for the families of military service members/veterans experiencing mental health conditions like PTSD.

Click here for more information and to sign up for a class in 2019.

 

 

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