Veterans Resources

Program Information

Referral Clearinghouse for OEF/OIF vets/active duty

Military OneSource will work with all generations of veterans. The veteran must be wounded, injured, or ill (these conditions do not have to be from war or service injuries). This organization will first try to see if the VA will resolve the issue and if they can’t, they can offer short term counseling (EAP model) or refer the vet to a wide variety of resources. This organization is especially helpful with active duty service members. If a vet is not injured, ill or wounded, they can provide OEF/OIF veterans assistance within one year of their separation date from active duty.

Employment, Career Advisement, Job Skills Training

http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/ovbd/index.html

The mission of the Office of Veterans Business Development is to maximize the availability, applicability, and usability of all administration small business programs for Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reserve Component Members, and their Dependents or Survivors.

Emergency Financial Assistance

http://www.unmetneeds.com: This organization is part of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; they offer financial assistance to active duty service members and OEF/OIF veterans within three years from release from active duty and whose financial crisis is due to military service.

The Wounded Warrior Project is a national resource with their HQ in JAX. They have a unique program called Track, in which wounded OEF/OIF soldiers attend readjustment classes on site and also attend FCCJ. They pay the vet $2000/month and make them save $500/month, which is given back to them at the end of the year. They house them in apartments in JAX and have their own dedicated facility with a small gym. They currently have about 18 students and will enroll another 18-20 in January, 2009. They provide emergency financial assistance, funds available, to OEF/OIF combat veterans.

http://www.veteranlove.com/: Provide financial assistance to severely wounded OEF/OIF service members and veterans.

Training Resources

General Veteran Information

http://usmilitary.about.com/od/theorderlyroom/l/blcode1.htm: This site will translate numeric and alphabetical separation codes from DD-214s.

Vacation/Recreational Opportunities

http://www.vacationsforveterans.org/: This organization provides a week of free lodging for recently wounded warriors.

Service Organizations