Veterans Cause PTSD Awareness

VETERANS LINKS

PA Wounded Warriors, Inc.

We do not pay credit card bills, car payments, or direct payments to wounded warriors except in the most unusual circumstances. We do help wounded warriors with home repairs, utility payments, short term rent or mortgage payments, medical bills and medical equipment not covered under current government programs and educational programs to prepare for college under the GI

Dog T.A.G.S.

Dog T.A.G.S. (Train Assist Guide Serve), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a service dog owner training program for veterans suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and/or MST (Military Sexual Trauma). The veteran trains his/her personal dog with the help of experienced dog trainers. We have veterans who have served in conflicts ranging from Vietnam to present day Iraq and Afghanistan.
Dog T.A.G.S. was incorporated on December 6, 2012. The Founders of the organization were veterans suffering from combat caused PTSD who knew the need for a program like this to help them heal. The program meets every week at the OTCH Dog Training Club located at 1 Souder Court, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. The veterans have the opportunity to share their thoughts in a group setting with a social worker and then train their dogs to become their service dogs with qualified trainers to instruct and review training tasks.
The Dog T.A.G.S. program is entirely staffed by unpaid volunteers.  Along with qualified trainers, each training program has at least one certified Social Worker present to discuss any of the veterans needs. We are always accepting donations. Please contact us for more information.

Cpl Dane Freedman Foundation

Dane struggled a long, hard battle with PTSD for two years. After two tours of duty serving in the United States Marine Corps, Dane came home to absolutely no reintegration help from the Department of Veterans Affairs or his branch of service. The lack of resources our veterans are receiving along with the over medication they experience from the VA is not only unacceptable, it is inhumane! At the height of Dane’s illness the VA had him on 21 pills per day. This over medication caused him to lose his appetite, and the only thing that calmed his mind and gave him the will to eat was consuming marijuana. After not leaving his home for over a year, we got Dane a service dog, Lager. That dog totally changed his life. Sadly, Lager died of a sudden heart attack at the young age of 14 months in Dane’s arms. That loss had to be a battlefield moment. Dane told his mom, “that dog saved my life mom, he brought me from the depths of hell and taught me how to love again, I have such a hole in my heart, what am I going to do?” Twenty days after Lager’s death, Dane put a gun to his chest and ended his life.  The overwhelming pain for him was ended……………..

Equines for Freedom

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide equine-assisted PTSD treatment to current and former U.S. service members, regardless of the source of trauma or their characterization of service, at no charge to the service member.

http://equinesforfreedom.org

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program | YWCA Harrisburg

The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program for both male and female veterans offers assistance with:
Finding Housing, Career Planning, Job Search, Resume Writing, Getting a job if you have a criminal record, Business Ethics and Professional Conduct, Interview Skills, Child Care.

For more information, call Bill Reed at 717-234-7931 x 3126 or email wreed@ywcahbg.org

Soldier On

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………..

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Veteran Business Ideas

http://www.commercialcapitaltraining.com/business-resources/business-ideas/veteran-business-ideas/

Submitted by The Brenham Community Center here in Texas.

Veteran Guide To Starting and Owning A Business

Veteran Business Ideas | Commercial Capital Training GroupIn addition to protecting our freedom at home and abroad, U.S. veterans are returning home and strengthening our economy. In fact 10% of all small businesses in the United States are launched and run by veterans.

 

Veterans and Mesothelioma

http://www.mesotheliomafund.com/

30%

Veterans account for an estimated 30% of all mesothelioma patients

Veterans of the U.S. military account for nearly a third of all mesothelioma diagnoses — and those veterans qualify for special financial benefits from the Veterans Administration (VA).

Veterans are a special group. Unfortunately, these men and women are at higher risk today than the general population for developing an asbestos-related illness like mesothelioma cancer. This is a result of the military’s past reliance on asbestos, the primary cause of the disease, and the civilian jobs these veterans performed when they left the service.

www.maritimehelp.com

You know what; safety is an offshore vessel owner’s sole responsibility. The numbers of accidents that can occur on a seafaring vessel are virtually infinite. During 2003- 2010, the U.S. oil and gas extraction industry (onshore and offshore, combined) had a collective fatality rate seven times higher than for all U.S. workers (27.1 versus 3.8 deaths per 100,000 workers). It is reasons like these why we feel it is so important to not only spread awareness but help any individuals that we can. Our site does all that we can to provide attention to general maritime rights of injured workers