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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 tax exemption for Veterans in New Jersey starting in 2017:

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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 3 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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