Veteran Benefits - Category: Disability

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Adaptive Sports Center

The Adaptive Sports Center enhances the quality of life of people with disabilities through exceptional outdoor adventure activities. The successful programs the ASC provides are inclusive to families and friends empower our participants in their daily lives and have a positive enduring effect on self-efficacy health independence and overall well being.

 

Service Area:
Colorado
Americas VetDogs

To help those who have served our country honorably live with dignity and independence. The service dog programs of Americas VetDogs were created to provide enhanced mobility and renewed independence to United States veterans active duty service members and first responders with disabilities allowing them to once again live with pride and self reliance. Not only does a service dog provide support with daily activities it provides the motivation to tackle every day challenges.

 

Service Area:
New York
Blinded Veterans Association

BVA continually strives to better the lives of all who served in the Armed Forces living with sight loss through expert advocacy engaged membership clear communication and peer inspired self reliance. Our BVA family epitomizes respect honor dedication and commitment to sustain a thriving informed patriotic and connected community.

 

Service Area:
Virginia
Bob Woodruff Foundation

Todays service members return with injuries that would have been fatal in earlier times. We are funding programs that heal both the physical and hidden wounds of war with a focus on long term effects of living with injury. With a quarter million service members transitioning from service annually we work tirelessly to make sure education and employment enables and enriches the next chapter of their lives. Ensuring impacted veterans and their families have access to meaningful opportunities and experiences that enhance their quality of life is at the heart of our mission. Programs we shape provide service members with senses of purpose places to live healthy family relationships and outlets for socialization.

 

Service Area:
New York
Bronze Star Homes

Bronze Star Homes builds modular homes, ramps and sub-assemblies with universal access to improve the quality of life for our heroes: Veterans. Through our partnership with Purple Heart Homes, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing housing solutions for Service Connected Disabled Veterans, we are able to identify and assist disabled warriors in our local and surrounding communities.

Bronze Star Homes is a disabled veteran owned company that hires and trains veterans to manufacture products to help deserving veterans and the broader community. We build modular homes, additions and modular tiny homes for disabled vets and homeowners with special requirements at the lowest practical cost to the customer while delivering maximum return on investment to our stakeholders and partners. We return a portion of our proceeds to our nonprofit partners to further our impact on the veteran community while investing in our veteran employees to improve their skills and employment opportunities.

Our modular ramps are manufactured to exacting standards, meet ADA standards and can be assembled by 2 – 4 people in four hours. They are attractive treated wood products with integral handrails and include all hardware and components. Each piece can be carried by two people and assembly requires no special tools or extensive construction experience.
Our modular additions are designed to be attached to existing structures. They are ADA compliant and allow a homeowner to remain in their house while construction is taking place in our plant. On site construction time is reduced from several months to approximately two weeks resulting in less disruption to the occupants.

Our Compact Hero Homes are designed to accommodate full ADA access when required. They are built to North Carolina Modular Building Program standards and are rigorously inspected. We offer many models and we can build to suit if the customer has special requirements.

 

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Service Area:
North Carolina
Challenge Aspen

Challenge Aspen is dedicated to impacting lives through year-round adaptive experiences for individuals faced with cognitive and/or physical disabilities.

 

Service Area:
Colorado
Challenged Athletes Foundation

It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self esteem encourages independence and enhances quality of life.

 

Service Area:
California
PRJKT VET

PRJKT (Project) VET is a Black, Disabled Veteran-owned company, with a focus on helping veterans in their new ventures after the military. We strive to assist Veterans in making their transition from the military as smooth as possible, by giving them the tools necessary to successfully enter the job market.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Purple Heart Homes

What We Do
We provide housing solutions for service connected disabled and aging Veterans

We are Veterans… We are also the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, spouses, and those who are proud to have a connection to our nation’s military. Join the family, and help us provide much needed assistance to Veterans of all eras.

Purple Heart Homes is a 501(c)3 public charity that was founded in 2008 by John Gallina and the late Dale Beatty, two combat wounded Veterans. After being injured in Iraq in 2004, they returned to their community and received a warm welcome and grateful appreciation for their service. They began to question why all Veterans didn’t get the same levels of support and assistance from society.

The answer isn’t easy, but Purple Heart Homes fills the gaps in housing through the Veterans’ Aging In Place and Veterans Home Ownership Programs. From building a ramp for a Veteran of World War II, to providing home ownership opportunities to younger Veterans, our programs are designed out of necessity and fit the specific needs of the Veteran population.

Chapters in:
Alaska
Arizona
Florida
Georgia
Mississippi
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
South Carolina
Texas

 

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Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Shields & Stripes

OUR WHY

We believe that First Responders and Veterans are the true American heroes, and when they receive a mental injury, they should be provided the top-tier rehabilitation program to get them back on track.

OUR MISSION

Shields and Stripes provides first line defenders the opportunity to heal visible and non-visible wounds, helping those we need the most to live meaningful lives in service to our communities.

OUR VISION

Shields and Stripes are bringing Special Operations resilience experience to care for our first-line defenders. Our innovative solution treats a sub-population suffering in silence to increased levels of mental health issues. Additionally, Shields and Stripes encourages help-seeking culture change among the service members, veterans, and first responder community. Our compassion and determination decreases negative perceptions, minimizes bias and eliminates discrimination against those isolated and in pain so they don’t get left behind.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Texas Veterans Commission

OUR MISSION

Since 1927, the mission of the Texas Veterans Commission has been to advocate for and provide superior service to veterans that will significantly improve the quality of life for all Texas veterans, their families, and survivors.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The Texas Veterans Commission will aggressively advocate for Texas veterans, their families, and survivors.

The Texas Veterans Commission will provide quality service through eight program areas: Claims Representation and Counseling, Veterans Employment Services, Veterans Education, Veteran Entrepreneur Program, Health Care Advocacy, Veterans Mental Health Program, Women Veterans Program, and the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance.

The Texas Veterans Commission will provide quality service through a dedicated, professional, and well trained workforce.

The Texas Veterans Commission will connect with all veterans across the state, and tailor its service to meet their needs and the needs of their families and survivors.

The Texas Veterans Commission will take the lead in coordinating efforts between our eight programs and with federal, state, and local governmental offices and private organizations that provide services and assistance to veterans.

The Texas Veterans Commission will ensure that Texas veterans maintain the highest quality of life and well-being through its advocacy and dedication to veterans’ services.

We hold ourselves personally and professionally accountable to provide exemplary customer service to veterans, their families, and survivors through our core values.

PROFESSIONALISM

Perform your duties to the highest standard and providing excellent customer service in every program area.

INTEGRITY

Provide fair, honest and objective advocacy in an ethical manner while displaying the highest standard of conduct both on and off duty.

COMPASSION

Consistently demonstrate care, concern and understanding in every encounter with Veterans, family members and stakeholders.

COMMITMENT

Fully dedicated to develop yourself to become the best you can be in carrying out the mission of the TVC.

TEAMWORK

Working together in a positive and productive manner to accomplish the mission and goals of the agency.

The Texas Veterans Commission was created in 1927 as the State Service Office to assist veterans of the Indian wars, Spanish-American War and World War I. Our purpose has always been to act as the state appointed advocate of Texas veterans as they attempt to secure the benefits rightfully earned in exchange for their service in our nation’s armed forces.

We are able to do this through our eight program areas:

  • Claims Representation and Counseling serves veterans, their dependents and survivors, in all matters pertaining to veterans’ disability benefits and rights. It is the designated agency of the state of Texas to represent the State and its veterans before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
  • Veterans Education Program approves all programs for Chapter 30, 33, 35, 1606, and 1607 federal educational benefits. Through an approval process, the Texas Veterans Commission ensures that institutions and employers are in compliance with federal guidelines and are qualified to provide the type of training offered.
  • Veterans Employment Services offers employment services to Texas veterans and helps employers find qualified veteran job applicants. The goal of these services is to match veteran job seekers with the best employment opportunities available.
  • The purpose of the Veteran Entrepreneur Program (VEP) is to foster and promote veteran entrepreneurship throughout the state of Texas.  The Texas Veterans Commission, with the help of the Governor’s office and several prominent Legislators, passed Senate Bill 1476 in 2013. This allowed for the funding of a team of experienced business consultants to be available for any veteran in the state of Texas to consult with, free of charge to the veteran.
  • Fund for Veterans’ Assistance is a program that makes grants to eligible charitable organizations, local government agencies, and Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) that provide direct services to Texas veterans and their families.
  • The Health Care Advocacy Department is a team of highly-trained Texas Veteran Commission staff, strategically positioned across the state to act as liaisons for Texas veterans in addressing issues involving Veterans Administration health care related services.
  • In collaboration with the Department of State Health Services, the Texas Veterans Commission’s Veterans Mental Health Program consists of multiple initiatives focusing on peer support, clinical mental health care access, and community collaboration.
  • The Women Veterans Program serves women veterans by helping them to obtain their benefits and services. We strive to raise awareness of women veteran contributions and services to our country and state, as well as inform and educate women veterans and their resource providers about the benefits and services to women veterans.

Through these program areas, the Texas Veterans Commission provides excellent service so that each veteran receives every benefit that they deserve. As a veteran works with our counselors, the quality of life for that veteran and their family significantly increases.

Today, Texas is leading the country by making sure each veteran is represented and cared for. The people of Texas have sent a clear message that the sacrifices made by veterans and their families are deeply appreciated, and that there is an agency that will stand by them and take care of them: the Texas Veterans Commission.

 

Service Area:
Texas
The Amputee Coalition

To reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education support and advocacy and to promote limb loss prevention.

 

Service Area:
District of Columbia
VA Caregiver Support Program

SUPPORT FOR CAREGIVERS

As a family caregiver you play an important role in caring for the Veteran at home and in the community.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide