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From the Director’s Desk
As a member of the Vets4Warriors community you have already raised your hand to serve, either as a member of the military community, past or present, or as a family member, caregiver or supporter of our troops. And our peer support specialists have done the same. You’ve shown your support by trusting us and sharing your contact information, and by sharing our mission, volunteering your time, or making a donation, and we truly appreciate the connection. We are all “connected” in a very unique way and we are humbled by the opportunity to work with all of those who contact us.
We invite you all to reach out to us by phone, email, text or chat for any reason at any time, 24/7, for immediate, free, and confidential peer support. We will work tirelessly to support you with any challenge you are facing, and will stay connected with you until the problem is solved.
All we ask in return is for you to please share Vets4Warriors with everyone you know in the military community. Our mission is to make sure that any member of our community that needs help, gets it, whenever or wherever they need it. We want every one to know that regardless of what they are dealing with they are never alone, and that help is always available.
We hope that you enjoy the first issue of 5X5 and invite you to let us know what you think. Please contact us if you have any comments, feedback or suggestions for future issues.
We look forward to hearing from you and serving you in any way that we can.
We’re all in this together.
General Mark Graham
Director of Vets4Warriors
Our Featured Story
Vets4Warriors has partnered with Cohen Veterans Network to create a stronger mental health network for veterans across the country.
Vets4Warriors is excited to announce our new collaboration with the Cohen Veterans Network (CVN). CVN will utilize Vets4Warriors’ unique services to help extend their current national support network to offer round the clock access to live peer support specialists to there clients anywhere in the country.
Through Cohen Military Family Clinincs, veterans and their families are eligible for free or low-cost, personalized, and evidence-based mental health care along with access to comprehensive case management support and referrals to deal with stresses like unemployment, finances, housing, and legal issues, just to name a few.
“This partnership will provide great value to veterans and families across the country. Vets4Warriors will be there for our clients when our clinics are closed, provide support to our clients who complete treatment, and enable us to enhance our telehealth efforts,” said Dr. Anthony Hassan, CEO & President of the Cohen Veterans Network.
We are truly honored to be able to support CVN and are grateful for the opportunity to be able to connect with and support all of the members of the military commuty who turn to them for care.
For more information CVN, their services and how they may be able to help you, please visit their website. https://www.cohenveteransnetwork.org.
For more information about the partnership between V4W and CVN please click here: https://vets4warriors.com/2017/12/cohen-veterans-network-announces-collaboration-with-leading-military-peer-support-nonprofit-vets4warriors/
Partnerships that benefit you
Interested in free event tickets?
Vets4Warriors and Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) have forged a new strategic partnership that will leverage the resources of both organizations to provide current serving military, veterans, National Guard and Reservists, military families and caregivers ongoing support as well as opportunites to get social with free event tickets.
Vet Tix * provides free event tickets to members of the military community in an effort to help reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build life-long memories and encourage service members and veterans to stay engaged with local communities and American life. They support our troops by honoring their service and providing positive family and life experiences, during and after their years of service to our country.
Who is eligible?
Vet Tix provides tickets to all branches of currently-serving Military and Veterans, including immediate family of troops KIA.
How does it work?
Vet Tix secures tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts, educational and family activities across the nation. VetTixers sign up online. Their service is verified. VetTixers request tickets to events that interest them, and then pay a small delivery fee to receive their free tickets.
To learn more and sign up visit VETTIX – www.vettix.org
Resources that support you
Check out these organizations that are going above and beyond to provide exceptional services and support to members of our military community. If you need them, we hope you will allow them to support you as well.
Mental Health Support
Cohen Veteran Network
Habitat for Humanity’s Veteran Build
Financial Planning Support
In this issue we would like to acknowledge and celebrate the services of one of the outstanding Peer Support Specialist in our community.
Who: Ingrid aka Mini
What: Ingrid is Peer Support Specialist who has served with the New Jersey Army National Guard for 13 years
Where: Ingrid served two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom
When: Ingrid deployed in 2004-2005 and 2008-2009
Why: Ingrid supports the veteran and military community and selflessly volunteers her time to those in need
Thank you Ingrid for your years of service and support and for making a difference in the lives of so many of your peers within the Vets4Warriors community.
Want to learn how you can make difference too?
If you are interested in learning more about about our peer support specialists, our Ambassador Programor one of the many other ways you can get involved and directly contribute to supporting your peers in the Vets4Warriors community, please reach out and get in touch!