COVID-19 has pushed so many households to the brink of hunger...and veterans aren't immune. Fortunately, the veteran-serving collaboratives in our Local Partner network are helping combat food insecurity in their local mil-vet communities.
In communities everywhere, people struggle with food insecurity. Veterans are not exempt from this difficult issue. We’re sharing three considerations for veteran-serving collaboratives as they tackle this issue in their communities.
We caught up with the leader of our Local Partner in Appleton, Wisconsin to talk about Fox Valley Veterans Council’s collaborative journey, and what they’ve learned about serving their community’s veterans.
June is PTSD Awareness Month. Our Local Partners list mental health support among the top needs of the veterans in their communities. Over the course of the next two blogs, we’ll explore one veteran’s experience living with PTSD and some corresponding considerations for communities serving veterans.
June is PTSD Awareness month. Our Local Partners list mental health support among the top needs of the veterans in their communities. In the second of our PTSD awareness blogs, we’ll explore some considerations for communities serving veterans.
NVI’s Local Partners are leaning into collaboration now more than ever. Find out the clever ways they’re keeping communities connected and care for during coronavirus.
When Merging Vets and Players members work out each week, they’re not just getting stronger physically. They’re also strengthening their resilience through connection. So what happens when it’s no longer safe to gather? In just 72 hours, MVP figured it out. Here’s how.
As the current public health crisis causes or reveals needs among veterans in your community, veterans will turn to you for support and information. There's a vast amount of content out there regarding COVID-19. We are working to curate updates and resources that are relevant to your collaborative work and the veterans you serve. We encourage you to bookmark this page for reference.
There are systemic barriers to veteran reintegration hiding in plain sight. You may hear about them anecdotally, they may go unspoken, but observed to the trained eye, and while there may be tangential research, they’ve not been examined directly. In this series, we examine these barriers, which include cultural paradigm shifts, lifestyle changes, and support system changes.
At the turn of this new decade, we’ve been thinking about what’s ahead for our nation’s veterans. Statistics tell us that the veteran population in 2030 will look quite different than it does today. So what might these pending demographic shifts mean for communities serving veterans?