6 Stones is building a coalition of churches, businesses, and others that provides solutions to meet the needs of our community.
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.
The Alaska Coalition for Veterans and Military Families is a network of organizations throughout Alaska who work together to assess and meet the needs of our Service members, Veterans and their Families.
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Partnering with Communities to
Prevent Veteran Suicide
Our mission is to partner with communities to prevent veteran suicide. Our programs accomplish this by starting at the community level and understanding the unique situations of veterans and their families. We connect local veteran-serving organizations with the appropriate resources, services, and partners that they need to support veterans, their families, and caregivers at every stage of veterans’ lives. Our ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for veterans and to end veteran suicide by empowering local communities to serve them proactively and holistically before a crisis occurs.
Our upstream approach to veteran empowerment is a four-step plan to Connect, Educate, Advocate, and Collaborate with veterans, their families, caregivers, and the communities that support them.
Finding strength in the fellowship of other Gold Star Mothers who strive to keep the memory of our sons and daughters alive by working to help veterans those currently serving in the military their families and our communities.
Provides disaster relief, military family support, health & safety training, and education, blood drive/donations.
Angels of America’s Fallen’s mission is to encourage and fund healthy positive activities for the children of fallen firefighters, military and law enforcement. Between grief counseling and scholarships others provide, Angels stands beside the children all year, every year until adulthood.
Cultivate community and growth with veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers through the arts.
We believe that trauma and loss breeds creativity and discovery.
The veterans and military families in Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP)’s community prove this point. But, it also holds true for our founder, Sam Pressler. After losing a family member to suicide while in high school, Sam turned to comedic expression to cope. When he later learned about mental health challenges affecting veterans through his college research at William & Mary, Sam felt compelled to act. While at W&M, he launched the country’s first comedy class for veterans, as well as the largest veterans writing group in the Southeast. Within a year, a supportive community formed – one that gave veterans permission to process and express, connect and grow, heal and serve others.
After receiving the Echoing Green Fellowship, Sam converted the student organization into ASAP, a 501(c)3 non-profit. Today, ASAP is thriving in the D.C. Metro area and Hampton Roads, VA, serving thousands of veterans and military families, and empowering its alumni to become artistic leaders in their communities. As a result of our impact in the communities we serve, we have received significant attention. We have performed at The White House, have been featured on a PBS documentary, and have been recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30 list for “Social Entrepreneurship.”
The reintegration of our nation’s veterans is not just a veterans issue. It involves veterans and civilians, community arts organizations and local health providers, military recruiting and VA care. It requires social, physical, and artistic outlets just as much as it demands traditional medical care. Through our collaborative, community-driven, and deeply focused program model, we are forging a new path for veterans to reintegrate into civilian life, and for our communities to welcome them home.
Community – We foster lasting, supportive relationships between veterans and civilians alike, transforming those who may feel isolated into a community of friends.
Trust, Honesty & Openness – Through a community rooted in trust, we facilitate an authentic, honest, and constructive dialogue.
Respect – We choose to treat each other as peers, and act as such, despite our differences in experiences and perspectives.
Responsibility – We come prepared to engage, listen, and provide feedback and support.
Creativity – As a community, we embrace the creative process, and fully explore our expressive possibilities.
Humor – We find humor in our jokes, our shortcomings, and our community.
Lifelong Learning – We strive to learn from our instructors, our peers, and ourselves. As we grow as individuals and artists, we also grow as a community.
The Armed Services YMCA enhances the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life.
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A digital platform where milspouse entrepreneurs connect, collaborate, and cultivate online through high touch peer to peer mentorship, support and opportunities.
AUSA is a non-profit educational and professional development association serving America’s Army and supporters of a strong national defense. AUSA provides a voice for the Army, supports the Soldier, and honors those who have served in order to advance the security of the nation.
Bringing Information Knowledge Entrepreneurship Rider Sodality for Indianas Neighborhood Coalition
Founded in 2009 by military spouses with you in mind, Blue Star Families empower military families to thrive by connecting them with their civilian neighbors – both people and organizations – to create strong communities of support.
The science behind our mission
Boulder Crest Institute is the world leader in advancing the science of Posttraumatic Growth (PTG).
The science of Posttraumatic Growth was initially described in 1995 after a decade of research and clinical work focused on trauma survivors. UNC-Charlotte professors and psychologists Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun discovered that many trauma survivors grew in positive ways in the aftermath of their trauma.
Today, Dr. Tedeschi chairs the Boulder Crest Institute and is dedicated to supporting combat veterans, first responders, and their families. Dr. Tedeschi is supported in this work by the Vice Chair of the Boulder Crest Institute, Dr. Bret Moore, a twice-deployed former Army psychologist.
Transforming lives through training
Our mission: to train people to thrive in the aftermath of their trauma. Boulder Crest’s signature PATHH programs teach our participants how to make peace with their past, live in the present, and begin planning for their future.
Our PATHH programs (Progressive and Alternative Training for Helping Heroes) are based on the science of Posttraumatic Growth (PTG), a process designed to transform times of deep struggle into profound strength and lifelong growth.
strengthening the family connection
Boulder Crest understands the sacrifices and stresses of military and veteran families. We believe that each family member plays a crucial role in the health and wellbeing of the entire family.
Through our signature PATHH programs and Rest and Reconnection (R&R) Stays, families have an opportunity learn more about themselves and each other and rediscover the love and connections that brought them together.
Boulder Crest was founded by Ken Falke and Julia Falke. Ken spent 21-years in the US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community and retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer. Halfway through Ken’s career, he was severely injured in a parachuting accident and after healing, went on to make over 1000 parachute jumps and lead men and women on thousands of high-risk missions. Ken’s personal story is a great example of Posttraumatic Growth.
During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hundreds of EOD warriors were injured and killed on the battlefields. Ken and Julia visited many of the wounded EOD warriors and their families and witnessed firsthand the care they received.
Ken and Julia felt that these brave men and women and their families deserved more support and care than what was available to them. The Falkes started their personal journey of philanthropy by hosting veterans and their families for meals and short stays at their home, but they knew there was more work to be done.
In 2010, the Falkes donated 37 acres of their property and made a substantial financial investment to establish Boulder Crest Foundation.
From this generous act and the tireless efforts from a passionate team of individuals and an incredibly supportive community, Boulder Crest forged ahead developing a new approach to train combat veterans, first responders, and their families to transform their struggles to strength. We call it PATHH — Progressive and Alternative Training for Helping Heroes.
The Call of Duty Endowment is building a community committed to getting vets back to work.
Camaraderie Rescue Mission Inc. is a veteran-founded and veteran-led charitable organization that focuses on providing social and humanitarian outreach at locations around the United States. Specifically, our mission is to directly engage with local and national agencies to connect, support, and sustain veterans and first responders through our offerings as well as through other likeminded organizations within our network of friends. Utilizing this vast network, it is our intent to end isolationism and suicide one life at a time.
Through Camaraderie Connection events, retreats, virtual and online mentoring, and follow-up interactions, we will provide connect with community services, outreach organizations, and likeminded veteran nonprofits to offer assistance to our brothers and sisters as they face challenges daily. By connecting with teammates at events held in outdoor settings and providing information in a classroom setting, will restore old friendships as well as build new ones along the way.
We compassionately serve the poor and those in need, strengthen individuals and families, and advocate for social justice.
CMA provides a robust transition assistance program, and has directly facilitated successful transition of over 7000 service-members, veterans, spouses, dependents, and/or caregivers.
Challenge Aspen is dedicated to impacting lives through year-round adaptive experiences for individuals faced with cognitive and/or physical disabilities.
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.
We are an Association of Combat Veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who ride motorcycles as a hobby. As a registered 501c19 veterans charity our mission is to support and protect those who have defended our country and our freedoms. Our focus is to provide assistance and help to individual veterans veteran care facilities other veteran organizations and registered charities. We sponsor and participate in many veteran related motorcycle charity events each year and as a nonprofit organization donate to various veteran causes. Our Mission Statement is Veterans Helping Veterans.
Combined Arms is a one-stop resource for veterans in transition in the Houston, Texas area. Through a combined effort with our 40+ member organizations, we offer holistic support in a customized and efficient way.
Concerned Veterans for America’s mission is to advocate for policies that will preserve the freedom and prosperity that we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend. The Goal of Concerned Veterans for America is to translate the experience, concerns and hopes unique to veterans and their families into a common vision of freedom.
The Cook Unity in the Community seeks to meet the emerging needs of rural impoverished communities and veterans within the Alabama Black belt through community enrichment engagements/activities, volunteerism, training, and community empowerment.
Creative Healing Connections offers arts retreats for people who are in need of opportunities to heal. We provide guided, creative activities that encourage self-expression, new awareness and re-connection with our healthy selves.
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year.
To ensure that it’s possible for veterans and military families to live their lives to the fullest in every community. We work to break down barriers, engage organizations and communities, and connect veterans and military families with what they need for meaningful employment, education and overall wellness.
Who is ESGR
ESGR, a Department of Defense program, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee’s military commitment. ESGR is supported by a network of more than 3,000 volunteers in 54 committees located across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam-CNMI (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Volunteers, hailing from small business and industry, government, education, and prior military service bring a vast wealth of experience to assist in serving employers, Service members, and their families. Together with Headquarters ESGR staff and a small cadre of support staff for each State Committee, volunteers work to promote and enhance employer support for military service in the Guard and Reserve.
ESGR has served our country for more than 45 years, fostering a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. These citizen warriors could not defend and protect us at home and abroad without the continued promise of meaningful civilian employment for themselves and their families. ESGR has continued to adapt to meet the needs of Reserve Component members, their families, and America’s employers by joining forces with a network of other national, state, and local government and professional trade organizations. Together, We All Serve!
Learn more about us here: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/766889/esgr-mission-video
Mission and End State
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for Service members in the Reserve Components through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws. It also provides assistance in resolving conflicts between the Service members and their employers.
All employers support and value the employment of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States and Territories, thereby increasing the readiness of the Reserve Components.
All uniformed Service members
Families of affected Service members
State and Territory governors
Department of Defense
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Labor
Department of Veterans Affairs
ESGR volunteers and staff
1. Gain and maintain support from employers for National Guard and Reserve service
2. Increase attention/focus on employer outreach and military outreach missions, to support the readiness of the RC.
3. Improve ESGR brand awareness to inspire customer/stakeholder confidence and trust, and renew the relevancy of ESGR.
4. Streamline planning processes, increase state-wide collaboration/communication, and establish a consistent feedback loop on all ESGR plans and activities.
To serve, support, and advocate for Florida veterans to improve their quality of Life!
The Florida Veterans Foundation serves as the statewide lead organization for Florida veterans and their families by providing direct services and partnering with state and local governments, veteran service organizations, and educational institutions to improve their physical, financial, mental, emotional, and social well-being.
Supports the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs’ mission of advocacy; and,
Advocates for Florida veterans through local and statewide outreach to educate the public and governmental entities, increasing awareness on veteran-related issues.
The Florida Veterans Foundation team is one of the hardest working veteran advocate teams in the state of Florida. We are composed of a volunteer Chairman and Board of Directors.
The majority of the Foundation Directors are retired, military disabled veterans who donate over 40 hours per week of their time to assist and help guide Florida’s veterans through a myriad of issues veterans face today. Whether it’s access to healthcare, education, jobs, VA benefits or the like, our Directors are here to help.
Several Directors are trained Veteran Service Officers who know the extent, the meaning and the application of laws that have been passed by Congress in the interests of veterans and their dependents. Our Directors know the rules and regulations adopted by the Department of Veterans Affairs to clarify and implement those laws.
President – Lew Wilson
The Florida Veterans Foundation was founded in 2008 by the Florida Legislature and is supported by individual and corporate donations, grants, fundraisers and direct public support to help us faithfully execute our mission of providing emergency and support services and programs for Veterans and their families across the state of Florida.
They are committed to bringing both service-member and civilian together on the golf course to provide purposeful opportunities to connect Special Operators and their families with the civilian community through meaningful engagement and bonding.
Foundation for Women Warriors is a unique support organization created exclusively for the women veteran community of Southern California. We provide essential programs to empower the resiliency and professional development of Women Warriors.
Freedom Hunters is a 501c3 military outreach program dedicated to honoring those who protect our Freedoms. Freedom Hunters reflects the outdoor communitys appreciation to our troops by taking select active duty and combat veterans families of fallen heroes children of the deployed as well as those wounded or injured on outdoor adventures. It is with immense pride and enthusiasm that Freedom Hunters carries on the American tradition of hunting fishing and shooting.
We know transition is more than a change of jobs and zip code. It’s a new family dynamic, new employers, new healthcare, new schedule, new priorities…the list goes on. All of these new aspects of life can be overwhelming when occurring all at once.
No battle plan fits each individual’s transition – but that’s where GallantFew comes in. Our entire team comprises of military-affiliated people – either veterans, military spouses or active duty volunteers, providing one-on-one mentorship tailored to YOU. The only piece of the journey that’s the same for each person we serve – the objective: establishing a life of hope and purpose.
Get started on your purpose-filled journey by taking the GallantFew Azimuth Check. What are you waiting for?
The GallantFew Rangers’ mission is to facilitate a successful transition for Army Ranger veterans from active military service to a civilian life filled with hope and purpose. RLTW!
VetXpo is a gathering of like-minded individuals, professionals, and businesses with the objective of the growth of oneself and others. Taking place across the nation, topics of each VetXpo vary, though the focus is always on enhancing one’s life and learning from each other. How will you help others live their best lives?
GallantFew supports a variety of outdoor recreation activities. Weekly, we host free indoor rock climbing nights in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, Fayetteville, NC, and Richmond, VA with more locations coming soon. Outdoor recreation is more than just fitness, it’s about the camaraderie and community that’s formed during these gatherings. Not into fitness before? No worries! There are activities for all fitness levels – novice to expert. The goal is to get out with other veterans, have fun, and get some exercise.
Functional Emotional Fitness Coaching
Burris Functional Emotional Fitness (FEF) coaching is a component of the GallantFew STAR (Self Training And Response-ability) program. Throughout the coaching the process, you and your coach will focus on achieving your objectives in the five main areas of Functional Fitness: emotional, spiritual, physical, professional and social. There is no charge for a veteran to go through this coaching. Check our “Events” page for dates we offer coaching.
STAR Program 1:1 Mentorship
The GallantFew STAR (Self Training And Response-ability) Program is the method by which GallantFew provides one-on-one mentorship to veterans. The Program encompasses mentorship in the main fitness areas of transition from military service to civilian life: emotional, spiritual, physical, professional, and social.
GallantFew’s mission is to prevent veteran isolation by connecting new veterans with hometown veteran mentors, thereby facilitating a peaceful, successful transition from military service to a civilian life filled with hope and purpose.
The Gary Sinise Foundation serves our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. The Foundation does this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.
Hearts of Valor honors the service and sacrifice of those who care for our nation’s wounded, ill or injured warriors by providing a community of support based on a foundation of empathy and mutual understanding. Post 9/11 caregivers receive access to our national in-person peer support groups which address the daily challenges of care giving. Their annual all-expenses-paid caregiver retreats offer expert coaching and education on current topics.
Heroes Bridge is dedicated to serving elderly veterans, age 65 and older. They serve, stand by and honor our aging veterans through six distinct programs. These services are available to our heroes wherever they call home, at no expense to them or their families.
Hiring Our Heroes
Since our launch in March 2011, HOH has worked to connect the military community with meaningful employment opportunities.
Provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, education and connections to community resources.
Cowboy Up! is a unique horsemanship, wellness and Skill-set Restructuring™ program based in Santa Fe, NM free to ALL post 9/11 Veterans and active military (both men and women) especially those who have sustained PTSD*, physical injuries, or have experienced combat trauma during their time serving our country.
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As part of LinkedIn’s commitment to help veterans and military spouses connect with available jobs across America, LinkedIn offers U.S. veterans and military spouses a free one-year Premium Careers subscription, including access to LinkedIn Learning.
A local Love INC is a partnership of local Christian churches working in a coordinated way to address and respond to the needs of their neighbors – In the Name of Christ. This collaboration is facilitated by the local Love INC office in practical, productive, and trans-formative ways.
Hear stories of recovery from other veterans.
The Mentors for Military Podcast brings real talk from people who want YOU to grow. Grab a chair and your favorite beverage and join in on an awesome topic. The hosts are military veterans and the guests are real people with a message to share.
An environment where veterans and players can share each other’s strengths, experiences, and can support each other in building fulfilling lives of service and strength.
The nation’s largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. Includes a full spectrum of career and financial resources, MOAA-exclusive publications, college scholarships for dependents, and countless discounts on products and travel.
It is a safe space among military sisters who get it and always have your six. It is a place to connect, share experiences and resources, and explore our own personal missions as proud women Veterans.
The premiere source for information and entertainment for service members transitioning out of the military, veterans and military families.
Military Transition works to help service members, veterans, spouses and employers better understand and prepare for the military-to-civilian transition process and civilian employment. They provide relevant data and insights through interactive databases, infographics, and reports that help guide decisions about the transition and civilian employment.
Founded to change the narrative of the American military veteran. The MVA team works to build a community around the unique identities that veterans hold, outside of their identity as a military service member.
The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit organization that connects military veterans with new missions in under-resourced communities.
Veterans possess the drive and desire to serve others, but without access to the tools needed, their potential to make a meaningful impact at the local level remains untapped. On the other end of the spectrum growing numbers of communities in this country are under-resourced and being left behind.
The Mission Continues bridges this gap.
Our vision is for all veterans with a desire to continue their service to be part of a movement to transform communities.
Operation Enduring Warrior (OEW) is a veteran-founded nonprofit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to honor, empower, and motivate our nation’s wounded military and law enforcement veterans through physical, mental and emotional rehabilitation. OEW programs help participants overcome adversity and hardship through innovation, teamwork, and perseverance.
Operation Gratitude provides care packages to service members and military families.
OSDTN focuses on helping all Veterans and their families by engaging, equipping, and empowering them. We offer a wide range of services, including employment assistance, VA benefits assistance, networking, housing, and much more.
Since 2010, OSD Veteran Support Ecosystem has impacted over 1,000,000 veterans, active military, and family members through programs emphasizing Social Connectivity Professional Development and Community Service. Working together with community members OSD creates and nurtures an environment with the goal to improve local communities and assist veterans as they transition to civilian life.
Panhandle Warrior Partnership™ (PWP) is a veteran-focused, community-led initiative to proactively connect with all veterans and ensure access to quality resources and opportunities available in collaboration with the community. The Florida Panhandle is home to one of the largest concentrations of military installations and personnel in the country and while there is a well-knit support structure for active duty and their families; that support structure becomes disjointed and not easily navigated when our service members become veterans. An estimated 100,000 veterans reside in the communities of Northwestern Florida, “The Panhandle”. The larger cities within Northwestern Florida have a variety of support organizations and opportunities, but many veterans, especially in the largely rural areas that span the distance between the Panhandle cities, are not aware of them or the benefits they’ve earned. Veteran organizations are focused on direct services and do not have the capacity to proactively engage the veteran population prior to a need being identified. Additionally, community offerings within the cities can be unaware of what the veterans in the Panhandle are looking for and how to best support them.
PWP is standing by to serve veterans, their families, and caregivers in Northwest Florida. Coordinated assistance with veterans’ benefits and connections to local and national resources are just a call away!
Mission Roll Call is a movement to give every single veteran a voice in policy and advocacy on the issues that are important to them. A community where veterans, their spouses, families, and caregivers can share their stories, concerns, hopes, wins and voice their issues.
PAVE is a peer support program that connects incoming student veterans on college campuses with student veterans who are trained as Peer Advisors who can help them navigate college life, address challenges they may face, refer them to appropriate resources on and off campus, and provide ongoing support.
The mission at Phoenix Patriot Foundation is to provide direct support to injured and combat wounded veterans who served post 9-11 enabling them to fully Recover, Reintegrate, and Remain Engaged in serving America.
PsychArmor Institute is the nation’s leading organization in providing innovative training and effective support to all non-military Americans, arming them with everything they need to work confidently and effectively with military and veteran populations. By becoming a FREE member of the PsychArmor Community, you gain access to an extensive library of high-quality online courses developed and taught by national subject matter experts, continual support from our “Helping You Help veteran” Helpline, exposure to leading-edge thinking, and opportunities to interact with other civilians who are going out of their way to serve those who served.