Veteran Benefits - Category: Mentoring

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6 Stones Mission Network

6 Stones is building a coalition of churches, businesses, and others that provides solutions to meet the needs of our community.

 

Service Area:
Texas
A Soldier's Child Foundation

Our mission is to serve the Children of ALL fallen military personnel, who have lost their lives on active duty, and post service related deaths that were due to a service related injury or illness.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Academy Women

AcademyWomen is committed to the professional empowerment of military communities, active duty and veteran women from all commissioning sources, transitioning military veterans, military spouses, as well as cadet and midshipmen women.

 

Service Area:
California
American Corporate Partners (ACP)

Supports educational institutions within the area of the local chapter’s charter. APICS supports educational activities at the local university and college level through participation of establishing on-campus student APICS chapters, participation in classroom presentations, offer professional mentorship opportunities, and help guide students to be effective young professionals for the industry.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Backpacks for Life

To provide unique and personalized support to our homeless and at-risk veterans who are struggling to reintegrate into civilian life.

 

Service Area:
New Jersey
Defenders of Freedom

Provides donors with the organization they need to support post 9/11 veterans in their transition to civilian life through emergency financial assistance, morale building programs, and TBI treatment.

 

Service Area:
Texas
Family Pathfinders

Empowering individuals and families to find their path from poverty to self-sufficiency.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Global SOF Foundation℠

Mission
The Global Special Operations Forces (SOF) Foundation (GSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to build and grow an international network of military, government, commercial, and educational stakeholders in order to advance SOF capabilities and partnerships to confront global and networked threats.

FY21 Areas of Focus
With our opportunities to engage in person limited for FY2021 due to the Coronavirus, we are doubling our efforts on digital engagement and educating policymakers on SOF issues.

We’ve released our Areas of Focus to keep our Network active, strong, and connected!

Plus, don’t miss our “home” video where the whole staff shares each Area of Focus:

FOCUS #1 – EDUCATE STAKEHOLDERS
We will continue to educate policymakers on the SOF issues highlighted in our annual SOF Imperatives document
We will move forward with the planning impactful events for our Members, Partners, and Advisors–whether virtually or in-person

FOCUS #2 – SHARE SOF STORIES
We will continue to publish episodes of our SOFspot Podcast
We have launched “SOF Stories from Quarantine”–video interviews about SOF events in history

FOCUS #3 – ENGAGE VIRTUALLY
We will execute Virtual Learning Opportunities & Capabilities Demonstrations for our Corporate Partners & Members
We will host Virtual Huddles for our Partners and Members to network in a time of social distancing

FOCUS #4 – SUPPORT SOF TRANSITION
We are supporting The Honor Foundation’s Virtual Transition Course and working to plan more SOF for Life Seminars virtually
We have relaunched the SOF for Life Job Board with civilian careers well-suited for military Veterans

FOCUS #5 – STRENGTHEN THE NETWORK
We will participate in at-home fitness events and challenges, inviting our network to join in and compete
We will continue to build our community by adding new individual Members and Corporate Partners

Why is the Global SOF Foundation necessary?
The world is growing more volatile, unpredictable, and threatening. The conduct of war continues to shift: from large-scale clashes between nations to those characterized by unconventional methods, as well as long-term engagements with and against non-state transnational groups. Countering these globally networked threats requires a global “good-guy” network that can innovate and operate at speeds that traditional governments cannot. The Global SOF Foundation (GSF), a non-profi t organization, is forging this “good-guy” network among the world’s special operations forces (SOF). It brings together military, government, industry, and intellectual leaders from around the world for the purpose of advancing the capability and efficacy of SOF.

What does the Global SOF Foundation do?
The GSF fills a critical gap in the national security discourse: leading an effort to link like-minded public and private entities and to increase understanding of the role that Special Operations can play in addressing global security challenges, especially those emanating from unconventional and transnational sources. The GSF is not a traditional charity but a professional association for SOF dedicated to advocating for SOF globally.
Specifically, the GSF:

Convenes a diverse set of stakeholders interested in the future of global SOF and security through unique networking opportunities and strategic, thought-provoking forums as well distributed media:

Regular networking events in the U.S. and overseas
Annual Global SOF Forums and Symposia held in the U.S. and overseas
Regular newsletters, unique website content, and other distributed media
Educates global policymakers in order to ensure SOF maintain a comparative advantage and are resourced for success
Serves as the “go to” SOF organization outside of military and government, with a plan to establish a “think team” (as opposed to a think tank) in Washington, D.C. focused on the study of SOF and asymmetric warfare

Works to identify cutting-edge technologies; future concepts; and innovations in training and education in order to advance the current and future force, and support international SOF partners

 

Service Area:
Florida
Green Extreme Homes Community Development Corporation

GEH is committed to building healthy, stronger neighborhoods by providing green, energy efficient affordable housing options.

 

Service Area:
Texas
H.O.P.E. 4 Heroes

We are excited to introduce a new opportunity for female veterans. HOPE House is a shared living environment, which will serve three female veterans while they pursue vocational training or a higher education. The low-cost monthly fee will ease the stress of higher rent payments, allowing them to focus on a new direction for their lives.

In addition to safe and secure living quarters, veterans will be provided a life financial mentor. Working together to develop a plan, the mentor and veteran will communicate monthly, reviewing budgets, credit reports, savings goals, and exploring new opportunities, while setting goals for lifelong success.

Requirements to Apply:
1. Must be a female veteran.
2. Must be actively enrolled in a vocational school, trade school, college and or university.
3. Must have an honorable character of service.

 

Service Area:
Texas
Heroes Linked

AN INSUFFICIENT PROFESSIONAL NETWORK AND AN UNCLEAR PATH TO EMPLOYMENT ARE TOO OFTEN AN UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE OF MILITARY SERVICE. THIS MUST CHANGE.

65% of veterans are likely to leave their first civilian job within 2 years.

The Heroes Linked Story
Heroes Linked was conceived by individuals who had not served in the U.S. military and wanted to actively honor those that did. Servicepersons transitioning out of active duty military have overwhelmingly said that the biggest challenge lying ahead of them is navigating the civilian job market. And their ranks will swell in coming years. Defense cutbacks will push more than 100,000 servicepersons out of the military each year for the next decade, including tens of thousands who expected their service to be a career.

Heroes Linked rests upon the simple premise that Americans who did not serve in the military possess something that is of great value to Veterans and servicepersons transitioning out of the military – their career experiences and knowledge of the private sector job market. The question was, how could such knowledge be best imparted to the thousands that could benefit from it? Understanding the power of personal mentoring for both Advisor and Advisee, the challenge was adapting the model to fit the needs of the swelling Veterans community. The result became Heroes Linked.

Utilizing and array of cutting edge communication technologies, Heroes Linked is disrupting the personal mentoring paradigm to make it accessible, mobile, and scalable.

Heroes Linked recognizes that family is the heart of the U.S. Armed Forces. We welcome Gold Star families and the spouses of our veterans and servicepersons in transition. They deserve to receive the same level of assistance as their loved ones in uniform.

Heroes linked is
Industry Diverse – Geographically dispersed – Represents all levels of professional achievement.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Honoring Our Troops

Honoring Our Troops is a San Diego based organization that is dedicated to addressing the unique needs of veterans through self-help legal clinics, veteran-oriented seminars, and mentorships, which empower the lives of veterans and their families.

 

Categories:
Service Area:
California
Military Warriors Support Foundation

To provide support and programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition for our nation’s combat wounded heroes and Gold Star families. Our programs focus on housing and home ownership, recreational activities, transportation assistance and leadership development.

 

Service Area:
Texas
Military Warriors Support Foundation

Our mission is to provide programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition for our nation’s combat-wounded veterans and Gold Star families. Our programs focus on housing and homeownership, recreational activities, transportation assistance and leadership development. Through select programs, we have awarded nearly 900 mortgage-free homes and payment-free vehicles to combat-wounded heroes, Gold Star spouses and their families in all 50 states. In addition to the home or vehicle, the families receive family and financial mentoring.

Our Programs:
H.O.P.E. 4 Heroes
We are excited to introduce a new opportunity for female veterans. HOPE House is a shared living environment, which will serve three female veterans while they pursue vocational training or a higher education. The low-cost monthly fee will ease the stress of higher rent payments, allowing them to focus on a new direction for their lives.

In addition to safe and secure living quarters, veterans will be provided a life financial mentor. Working together to develop a plan, the mentor and veteran will communicate monthly, reviewing budgets, credit reports, savings goals, and exploring new opportunities, while setting goals for lifelong success.

Requirements to Apply:
1. Must be a female veteran.
2. Must be actively enrolled in a vocational school

Transportation 4 Heroes
Awards payment-free vehicles to veterans wounded in direct combat with an enemy force & unmarried Gold Star spouses who’s loved one was killed-in-action. In addition to the vehicle, the recipient will receive 1-year of family and financial mentoring.

Requirements to Apply:
1a. Must be a veteran wounded during combat (Purple Heart recipients given priority) or wounded during combat training from any American military conflict.
1b. Must be an unmarried Gold Star Spouse of a veteran who was Killed-In-Action or Killed during combat training.
2. Must be honorably retired or separated from the military or within 90 days of discharging.
3. Must be able to obtain vehicle insurance.
4. Must not have more than 1 vehicle loan/lease per household.

Homes 4 Wounded Heroes & Homes 4 Gold Stars
Awards mortgage-free homes to veterans wounded in direct combat with an enemy force & unmarried Gold Star spouses whose loved one was killed-in-action. In addition to the home, the recipient will receive 3-years of family and financial mentoring.

Requirements to Apply:
1a. Must be a veteran wounded during combat (Purple Heart recipients given priority) or wounded during combat training from any American military conflict
1b. be an unmarried Gold Star Spouse of a veteran who was Killed-In-Action or killed during combat training
2. Must be honorably retired or separated from the military or within 90 days of discharging.
3. Must intend to use this home as your Primary Residence. Priority will be given to applicants who do not currently have a mortgage

Skills 4 Life
Providing recreational outings and peer-to-peer mentorship to veterans wounded in direct combat with an enemy force & unmarried Gold Star spouses whose loved one was killed-in-action with hunting, fishing and golfing adventures.

Upcoming Events that you may be eligible for: (If order to qualify, you must have applied and submitted documentation to be considered for this program.) To apply for these events, please choose the event’s application below.

Requirements to Apply:
1a. Must be a service member wounded during combat (Purple Heart recipients given priority) or wounded during combat training from any American military conflict.
or
1b. Must be an unmarried Gold Star Spouse or Gold Star child of a veteran or who was Killed-In-Action or Killed during combat training.

2. Must be honorably retired or separated from the military or within 90 days of discharging.

Vehicles 4 Heroes
Do you have a vehicle that you do not want or need and you want to make sure it has a purpose?
DONATE IT! We are pleased to accept any vehicle, in any condition! Fill out the donation form, click below! Once you submit the form, a member of our Team will be reaching out to you to discuss next steps!

If you have any questions or concerns, you can call to speak to a member of our Team, please call (877) 679-HERO (4376)

Leadership 4 Life
A one-year program focusing on recommissioning combat wounded veterans for the mission of life. We believe that everyone is here for a purpose. Leadership4Life is here to help you find yours and walk with you while you develop a plan to execute and fulfill that purpose. This one-year program has been carefully developed as an empowering journey that will ultimately redeploy you into your life, family and community.

Requirements to Apply:
1. Must be a veteran wounded during combat (Purple Heart recipients given priority) or wounded during combat training from any American military conflict
2. Must be honorably retired or separated from the military or be less than 90 days prior to discharging

 

Service Area:
Texas
Mission Wisconsin

OUR MISSION:
For Transitioning Service Members:
We are dedicated to serving all military veterans including their spouses and families by connecting them to professional opportunities, resources, and benefits throughout the State of Wisconsin.
For Businesses and Employers in Wisconsin:
We aim to assist Wisconsin businesses in attracting, retaining, and developing veteran and spouse talent and relations within their companies and the communities they live in.

OUR VISION:
The vision of Mission Wisconsin is to help employers connect with service members transitioning out of the military, spouses/life partners, and veterans through direct engagement.
Connecting service members and families to Wisconsin employers and communities by consulting with Wisconsin businesses on building sustainable transitioning service members and spouses’ programs.

VALUES:
Mission Wisconsin is defined by the same values that are instilled in all of us who have served this great nation: leave no brother or sister behind.
Taking the sea of goodwill that exists for those who have served and building connections for them within Wisconsin.
Helping them maintain camaraderie in our communities and businesses through collaboration with our nationally leading resources here in Wisconsin.

 

Service Area:
Wisconsin
Quad Cities Veteran's Network

The QCVN delivers a networking event series that meets monthly to connect transitioning service members, veterans, and their spouses to employers, mentors, and other resource providers in the Quad Cities area.

 

Service Area:
Iowa
Service to School

Who We Are
Service to School (S2S) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides free college and grad school application counseling to military veterans and servicemembers.

Our goal is to help veterans gain admission to the best college for them while empowering each veteran to make informed decisions about their education.

Our Story
In 2011, S2S was founded by Gus Giacoman, Tim Hsia, Khalil Tawil, and Anna Ivey — three veterans and an admissions expert who believe that all veterans should have the opportunity and access to a great education. Through grassroots efforts and thousands of hours of volunteer time, S2S grew into a national non-profit that connects military veterans and servicemembers with mentors to ensure veterans are being admitted to and attending our nation’s best colleges and graduate schools.

Since then, we have stayed laser-focused on our mission of supporting veterans into higher-ed and have worked with thousands of veterans during different points of the college and graduate school application process. You can find S2S Alums on hundreds of Undergraduate, MBA, Law School, Policy, and Medical School campuses where they are studying and forging new paths for their future.

Our Method
Test Preparation
Resume and Transcript Reviews
Application and Essay Reviews
Interview Preparation
Networking Assistance

To gain admission, you must TRAIN. S2S pairs veterans with mentors, called Ambassadors, to work together on areas of the college or graduate school application. These include reviewing transcripts, editing and reviewing essays and personal statements, preparing for school interviews, helping with networking opportunities, direct connection with Admissions Officers and much more. Currently, S2S has over 400 Ambassadors working with the next generation of veteran college and graduate school applicants.

Our results give compelling testimony to our impact and effectiveness. S2S has worked with thousands of transitioning veterans to achieve, “admission accomplished!”. S2S undergraduates comprise over half of the veterans at the most selective private colleges in the country. S2S has also helped veterans gain admission to top business, law, public policy, and medical schools- from Harvard to Wharton, Yale Law School and beyond, S2S has ensured veterans are attending the best college and graduate schools possible.

Our Core Values
Lead From the Front
Our volunteers, called Ambassadors, give their free time to support veterans who are seeking higher-education.

Build Solutions, Not Organizations
We focus our efforts on solving problems. We do not engage in empire-building or self-aggrandizement. Titles do not matter; only results.

Empower Everyone
Ambassadors, applicants, and leadership are empowered to work on any initiative or project that fulfills our fundamental mission of helping transitioning veterans.

We Have No Ego
Everyone is a leader. Service to School does not exist to build ourselves up, but to help veterans.

We Have Fun
We maintain the same light-hearted atmosphere we found with our military friends on active duty and the reserves. We enjoy working together because we all care about the same thing: helping veterans.

We Enrich Others, Not Ourselves
We exist solely to benefit transitioning veterans. Whenever we spend donor money, we look for the most efficient way to do so.

We Are a Flat Organization
Our best ideas and biggest accomplishments have come from the bottom-up.

We Are Honest with Ourselves
We provide each other thoughtful, honest, critical and substantive feedback. We quickly determine what is working and what is not working. Constructive feedback is always accompanied by proposed solutions.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Soldiers to Sidelines

WE ARE ON A MISSION

Soldiers To Sidelines provides training and opportunities for military members to be excellent coaches in various sports so they will inspire, motivate, and encourage athletes.

 

Service Area:
District of Columbia
The Honor Foundation

Serving one of the most elite communities in the world would be impossible without an equally elite group of people willing to do the work that service entails. From our hands-on Board of Directors to THF Staff to SOF Advisors, these individuals truly dedicate time and treasure to our programs, and every person involved in our Mission creates impact. Our people are our greatest asset.

Our Program

By creating an institution specifically designed to serve the U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF), THF has been well-defined from the beginning. Every aspect of our program has been inspired by the way Special Operators work in the field.

Our curriculum focuses on key transitional readiness themes isolated through extensive research and feedback. It reflects the precise knowledge and experience a Special Operator needs to navigate any transition throughout his or her career.

The Breakdown
1. Application
2. Selection
3. Admission
4. Assessment
5. Phase 1 “You”
6. Phase 2 “Your Gear”
7. Phase 3 “Your Workup”
8. Network

 

Service Area:
California, Virginia, North Carolina
Three Rangers Foundation

OUR VISION
Provide the best experts, advice, and assistance in every aspect of the transition journey; spiritual, physical, behavioral, employment, financial,
legal, family, and education.

WHOM WE SUPPORT
Our focus is to specifically help Rangers, Ranger Gold Star Families from the US Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment, to include Veterans of affiliated supporting units. These selfless servants are consistently called onto be the tip of the spear, who “shoulder more than my share of the task” and subsequently are the most heavily burdened with the rigors of combat. The needs of these warriors are unique and assisting their transition back to civilian life is a primary focus
of the foundation.

OUR PROGRAMS
We support the 75th Ranger Regiment’s unit level transition program, Ranger for Life, by ensuring benchmark assistance for our veterans through an extensive trusted network of former Rangers within the Transition Big 5: Education; Financial Wellness; Benefits/Medical; Transition Mentors and Networking; Fitness and Wellness.
The purpose is to create enhanced opportunities for Rangers that allow them to thrive through a military career and succeed in post-military life. “I will never leave a fallen comrade”

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Veterans Breaking into IT/Cyber

Veterans Breaking Into IT/Cybersecurity Mentorship

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Veterati

Join thousands of Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses in setting up free 1-hr mentorship phone calls with successful professionals.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Vets4Warriors

We keep challenges from turning into crises
Vets4Warriors, housed at the Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care National Call Center in New Jersey, is a one-of-a-kind 24/7 peer support network. Originally supported by the National Guard Bureau and the U.S. Department of Defense, today Vets4Warriors operates independently of the U.S. military, complementing official government resources available to service members and veterans. We are committed to ensuring that all veterans, service members, their families, and caregivers always have direct and immediate access to a peer who understands their life experiences and the challenges they face, and can provide support whenever they confront an issue, wherever they are in the world.

Our Philosophy
We believe that there is no physical, mental, or social challenge that we can’t help find a solution for. Regardless of the complexity of the issue, or how long it takes, we will continue to follow up, seek out possible avenues, and pursue different options until an answer is found. We go the extra mile.

Who we serve
We serve veterans of all generations and the entire military community, from those who just put on a uniform, to the caregiver of a veteran who has long since stopped wearing a uniform.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Warrior Women United

It is a sisterhood that provides a safe and supportive environment for healing, for learning ways to overcome challenges, find the peace within, improve well-being, and transition to civilian life.

 

Service Area:
Florida