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BOGOTA VFW

VETERANS' AND FAMILY RESOURCE

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for Veterans and Families + Education

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Bergen County Veterans Services Link

V.A. LINK

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Mission Statement
Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.

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Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity

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The Mission Continues, formerly Center for Citizen Leadership, is a 501 nonprofit organization that empowers veterans facing the challenge of adjusting to life at home to find new missions

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BOOTS UP-  A program to assist veterans leaving the service prepare and obtain professional jobs:

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Endorsed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is a DoD-wide effort to promote the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members, their families and communities, by connecting them with resources throughout the deployment cycle.

Commanders and leaders play a critical role in ensuring that National Guard and Reserve Service members and their families attend Yellow Ribbon Events where they can access information on healthcare, education, employment, and financial and legal benefits.

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The Heroes to Heroes Foundation serves all combat veterans, regardless of conflict. Veterans of Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan, and Iraq have all participated in our program. We welcome all who are having challenges with PTSD, Moral Injury, or having challenges returning to civilian life after their time serving our country.

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SUGGESTED INTERNET RESOURCES FROM ADVOCATES IN THE COMMUNITY:

Veterans who were exposed to asbestos during their service, and who became ill as a result of that exposure, have resources available to them through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA provides resources including compensation and health care, but veterans must file a claim first. The VA also provides free resources that help veterans navigate the system and file a claim with the best chance of being successful.  Link on left will direct you to an organization that can walk you through the process if VA related or not.

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While working in the maritime industry can be exciting and lucrative, it can also be highly dangerous. If you’ve been injured on the job, you have rights and options. Two acts covered are The Jones Act, also known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, and the Longshore Harbor and Workers’ Compensation Act

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ESGR AND USERRA BRIEF PROVIDED TO LODI ARMORY

AND TEACECK ARMORY 12/3/2016

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PACT for Animals is a champion of the Human-Animal Bond. PACT gives peace of mind to hospital patients and military personnel by placing their pets in temporary foster homes until their owners can be reunited with the companion animals they love.

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$3,000 N.J. STATE tax exemption for Veterans in New Jersey starting in 2017 (NJ Treasury Veterans Webpage):

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Non-profit run by veterans for veterans to provide social atmosphere and invitations to assorted events to include sports.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline have joined with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to create the Veterans Self-Check Quiz (link provided at right)  . This is a safe, easy way to learn whether stress and depression might be affecting you.  Link can also connect you with immediate help if requested.  You do not give your name if desired to receive help on the phone.

***Using this service is completely voluntary and confidential

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This is a listing of community events for veterans, service members, and their families, submitted and hosted by various organizations across the New York City area.

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Vets4Warriors provides confidential 24/7 support for all service members, Veterans and their families.  Contact by phone or chat at 855-838-8255, or use link for Tweets & RTs.

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This community-based program will enlist a trained network of veteran peers to volunteer as on-call first responders to rapidly intervene during crises when veterans are at risk of suicide in the New York City area.

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Brief Summary provided if needed with mostly links to webpage as new resources become identified (providers, if you have a BRIEF better description of you service please provide it and description will be changed IF EXISTING AND APPROPRIATE)

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NOTE: The next 4 are listed as New York Resources:

Described as at the forefront of diagnosing and managing post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and depression, located in the New York area.   NJ residents can attend.

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GI Go Fund provides assistance to all military veterans, with a focus on veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, by helping them find employment, access housing, and secure their education and health benefits.

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Soldier On is a private nonprofit organization committed to ending veteran homelessness. Since 1994, the organization has been providing homeless veterans with transitional housing and supportive services

New Jersey Local and County Resources for Military Personnel and their Families. Too many resources to list. Provided by 211 Help for Vets.  You can also search by need/topic, agency, and program in general or by zip.

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Program to thank employers providing support to Guard and Reserve members, and advocate for their federal rights when they return to their employment.

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Guidance and resources for Veterans that were exposed to asbestos during service and suffer or have symptoms of cancer caused by the asbestos exposure.

 

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Resources and guidance with VA claims for those effected by Asbestos.

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County Resources

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Federal Resources

State Resources

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The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides information, tools, and training to ensure Service members and their spouses are prepared for the next step in civilian life whether pursuing additional education, finding a job in the public or private sector, or starting their own business.  Obtain assistance in translating your military training to what a civilian employeer understands.

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Get to know your benefits and prepare for the big stuff – deployments, reintegration, moves, parenthood, retirement and more. Browse by topic or search for that strangely specific question

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* Note that Federal (VA), State, and Bergen County Website wil also list local and private agencies for Veterans Assistance.

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Scroll through linked webpage above to see resource catagories or just do a search at top of page.

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Proactively supporting wounded, ill, and/or injured Service members in their recovery and reintegration or transition to civilian life

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This LINK provides specific servicemembers/veterans and family resources that include free counceling and Operation Sisterhood for women.

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United States Military veterans make up over 30% of all patients with malignant mesothelioma, caused by exposure to asbestos. Learn more about your benefits options with our VA-accredited claims agents, all free of charge.

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See link to check if you or your loved one who is a Veteran is eligible and able to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery

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Website to promote the National Council for Aging Care's guide on Military Veteran Benefit Options

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FOR VETERANS

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Operation Restored Warrior is open to all faiths and brings together mission, healing and ministry to places and memories within the warrior’s heart that need the hope, the healing and the power of God through our experiential, multiple day, wilderness setting “counterattacks”. Our cornerstone 5-day program is called the “Drop Zone” and for over seven years has proven to help service members from all branches of our military.

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This guide is intended to provide
employers with valuable information to establish a recruitment
program by quickly connecting to America’s Veterans.

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TOOLKIT

Department of Labor Toolkit to assist employers with hiring Veterans and posting jobs for Veterans.

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Match your military skills and experiences to civilian careers
Search for jobs in your local area or across the United States
Learn about and access other benefits for veterans

FOR VETERANS

Veterans who develop mesothelioma as a result of their service in the military are entitled to benefits and assistance from the U.S. government. 

Surviving spouses and dependents may also qualify for compensation from the VA

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The Post-9/11 GI Bill offers higher education and training benefits to Veterans and Servicemembers who served after Sept. 10, 2001, and, in some cases, to their families. The Post-9/11 GI Bill covers support for the following activities listed in the link provided.

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NYServes – New York City is a city­wide network of public, non­profit and private service providers committed to serving veterans, service members and their families in a coordinated way.  With the click of a button, you can submit a request to the Coordination Center and be connected to an organization specializing in the service you are seeking. You no longer need to worry about a finding an appropriate service provider – just let them know what you need and they will take care of the rest! NYServes – New York City is the first of the AmericaServes family of networks and has been operational for over a year

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NOTE FROM  WEBMASTER:  MY ACCOUNTANT SAID THIS TRANSLATES TO ONLY $50 OFF IF YOU EARN $50,000 (MAKES INCOME $47,000 - TAKES $3000 FROM INCOME! 

AmericaServes is the country’s first coordinated system of public, private, and non-profit organizations working together to serve Veterans, transitioning service-members, and their families.

Our vision is that every service-member, Veteran, and their family can easily access the full range of comprehensive services required to achieve their unique goals, and to provide a first-class service experience to match service-member and Veterans’ first class military service

We work to ensure all public, private, and non-profit organizations serving Military families are accountable to one another and should embrace formalized communication, coordination, and transparency.  A simple form filled out by you on the internet will allow them to match you with the services you need accross all agencies.

Currently offering services in Upstate NY and NYC, North Carolina, Greater Pittsburg, Road Island, South Carolina, San Antonio and North Texas, Central west counties in Washington State, South Hampton Roads-southeast of Virginia, and coming soon to San Diego CA and Tulsa Oklahoma. This program will continue expanding into other states and regions in the years to come; the link above will direct you to the areas served.

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Are you a veteran struggling with a substance misuse or co-occurring disorder (PTSD, depression, anxiety, etc.)? Are you a friend or other loved one of a veteran, and you want to learn more about substance use and PTSD among veterans or the ways you can help them? If so, you’ll find the answers to your questions on this page, including information on rehab centers and VA options.

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Mesothelioma Help Now was created to help patients and their families understand their diagnosis. Studies show that patients who are more educated about their condition and understand their treatment options are more likely to achieve longer term survival.

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