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    6 Helpful Employment Resources for Veterans

    6 Helpful Employment Resources for Veterans

     1. VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Home – Veterans may receive vocational rehabilitation and employment services to help with job training, employment, resume development, and job seeking skills. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment.

     2. VA Employment Programs for Homeless Veterans – VA’s Compensated Work Therapy Program is a national vocational program comprised of three unique programs which assist homeless Veterans in returning to competitive employment: Sheltered Workshop, Transitional Work, and Supported Employment. Veterans in CWT are paid at least the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is greater.

     3. American Job Centers –  America’s Service Locator connects individuals to employment and training opportunities available at local American Job Centers. The website provides contact information for a variety of local work-related services, including unemployment benefits, career development, and educational opportunities.

     4. National Veterans Foundation Job Board – A listing of jobs across the country at companies interesting in hiring veterans

     5. Work for Warriors (Guard and Reserve) – Job Postings & Unit Vacancies. The California Military Department is a diverse, community-based organization comprised of four pillars: the California Army National Guard, the California Air National Guard, the California State Military Reserve and the California Youth and Community Programs.

     6. Small Business (SBA Veteran & Disabled Veterans) – If you are a Veteran or service-disabled Veteran, SBA has resources to help you start and grow your small business.

    Article re-purposed from original source: https://nvf.org/veteran-resources/

    5 Awesome Housing and Homelessness Resources for Veterans

    5 Awesome Housing and Homelessness Resources for Veterans

     1. VASH Program – The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program combines Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers and community-based outreach clinics.

     2. SSVF – Under the SSVF program, VA awards grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives who can provide supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. Grantees provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include: Health care services, Daily living services, Personal financial planning services, Transportation services, Fiduciary and payee services, Legal services, Child care services, Housing counseling services. In addition, grantees may also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.   List of SSVF Providers by State (Excel Doc)

     3. Homeless Veteran Stand Downs – Stand Downs are usually one- to three-day events providing supplies and services such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings and VA Social Security benefits counseling to homeless Veterans. Veterans can also receive referrals to other assistance such as health care, housing solutions, employment, substance use treatment and mental health counseling. Stand Downs are collaborative events, coordinated between local VA Medical Centers, other government agencies and community-based homeless service providers.

     4. PATH (California) – PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) provides support homeless veterans need to transition from living on the street to living in homes of their own. High quality supportive services are critical to ensuring the people we serve are able to not only move into permanent homes, but stay in those homes long-term.

     5. National Coalition for Homeless Veterans – The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) is the resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year.

    Article re-purposed from original source: https://nvf.org/veteran-resources/