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  • Here's How Our Local Partners are Tackling Food Insecurity

    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.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Local Partner Profiles

    Oct 16, 2020

  • Food Insecurity and Veterans: Three Considerations for Veteran-Serving Collaboratives

    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.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Research and Data

    Oct 15, 2020

  • Collaborative Journeys: Fox Valley Veterans Council

    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.

    By Jim Strong, President, Fox Valley Veterans Council & Rhi Guzelian, NVI Communications Manager

    Local Partner Profiles

    Aug 21, 2020

  • Living with PTSD: One Veteran’s Recovery Story

    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.   

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community Tools

    Jun 26, 2020

  • Living with PTSD: Three Considerations for Collaboratives 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.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community Tools

    Jun 25, 2020

  • Dispatches from the Field: NVI Local Partners Respond to COVID-19

    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.

    Local Partner News

    Apr 24, 2020

  • Going Virtual: Merging Vets and Players Shares What They Learned Pivoting Their Program in 72 Hours

    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.

    By Jacob Toups, Executive Director, MVP

    Community Tools

    Apr 14, 2020

  • ​COVID-19: Resources for Veteran-Serving Collaboratives

    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.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community Tools

    Mar 16, 2020

  • Systemic Barriers: “Drink Water, Drive On” Culture

    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.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Systems Change

    Feb 27, 2020

  • Meet the VetPop of 2030: Service Era and Geography

    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?

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Research and Data

    Feb 20, 2020