Topics this month:
Homeless Veterans: Vethouse, Inc
VA Work-Study program
Wounded Warrior Project
Have a safe and happy winter break! We look forward to seeing you all again in the Spring!
New SVA Executive Board Leadership
Welcome to our new board members!
President Scott Whittington
Vice President Jon Harrison
Secretary Colleen McCarten
Treasurer Tina Rodriguez
Public Affairs Officer Joe Mota
-if you interested in helping with events, recruitment, volunteering, or mentorship, contact the SVA Secretary, Colleen McCarten at Cmcca039@odu.edu
Homeless Veterans: Vethouse, Inc.
Volunteering and Donations: There are over 2,500 homeless veterans in the Hampton Roads area. The Vethouse Inc is a nonprofit organization that provides housing, food, clothing, counseling and other assistance to homeless veterans of the US Armed Forces in order to facilitate their return to gainful, independent, responsible and productive lifestyles. Currently there are twenty-two veterans at the Vethouse; however, thanks to this organization they have graduated over 550 veterans from the program. How you as a fellow SVA member can help our veterans, by donating the following:
Donating any forms of transportation (bicycles, cars, etc.)
Volunteering and Donations: For more information visit: www.vetshouseinc.org Or contact SVA Secretary, Colleen McCarten at Cmcca039@odu.edu
Coaching Into Care: This a service for family members of Veterans operated by VA, Coaching Into Care. It is a free service that coaches family members how to talk to a Veteran about deciding to seek care for mental health and other health issues. A public service announcement can be seen at the following link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSqZfH3BLoE and a fact sheet can be downloaded at: http://www.mirecc.va.gov/coaching/wordout.asp For more information: www.mirecc.va.gov/coaching/
VA Work-Study Program: The VA Work-Study program is available for all veterans attending ODU! The current duties at ODU will include helping with the VA Certifying Officials in the Office of the Registrar. By working with this program you can help ensure that the processing of GI Bill certifications is going as quickly as possible for yourself and all of our other GI Bill Students. Interested student veterans can contact Kris West at KWest@odu.edu. More information can be found at:
Wounded Warrior Project: Benefits Out Reach Program:
Wounded Warrior Project will come to our veterans and help them file a claim with the VA and educate them on every possible benefit that they rate and how to utilize it for the maximum benefit. The Warriors to Work Program helps vets with their resumes by looking at not just their MOS or OCC field but also their responsibilities while in and translate them into the civilian sector. The program also has an enormous job search site with lots of job opportunities. More information at woundedwarriorproject.org
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