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July 30, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

RRRP client quote of the week:

“You have been so kind throughout this whole process. You have put me in the right direction and without your follow up I probably wouldn’t have have had the push to do what I needed.”

July 13, 2018

RRRP Impact Report - Week Ending July 6, 2018
In 2012, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America saw a need to create a safety net for transitioning veterans to connect them to the extensive, but often fragmented, network of support systems and resources available to them. The Rapid Response Referral Program has connected over 8,700 veterans to more than 10,400 resources. Unfortunately, the needs of today's veterans remain high. 

June 22, 2018

 

June 21, 2018

Established by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the CFPB’s mission to “protect consumers from unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices and [to] take action against companies that break the law” has garnered some political controversy and may quite possibly be amended. To date, the CFPB has worked with more than 31 million consumers, recovering $12.4 billion in relief through their enforcement actions and has handled over 1.5 million complaints.

June 18, 2018

Although Sexual Assault Awareness Month is recognized in April, it is important to view each month and day as a time for everyone to be aware of the impact of sexual assault on the community at large. Since 2001, Sexual Assault Awareness Month has been recognized as a time to help empower all who have been impacted by sexual assault. Working with survivors of sexual assault as a mental health professional and as a victim advocate, is not something that comes easy to anyone.

June 13, 2018

In 2012, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America saw a need to create a safety net for transitioning veterans to connect them to the extensive, but often fragmented, network of support systems and resources available to them. The Rapid Response Referral Program has connected over 8,700 veterans to more than 10,300 resources. Unfortunately, the needs of today's veterans remain high. 

RRRP client quote of the week:

June 7, 2018

From Perry – for various reasons I have stepped down from the best role ever, especially if you want to support Veterans in Texas.  Please meet the new director of TexVet, Ms. Carrie Sconza, an exceedingly well-qualified Navy Veteran and national Veteran leader.  I’ll let her share the bio she wants as you all get to know her, or more likely, get to know her in her new role as director of TexVet.

May 14, 2018

Our Rapid Response Referral Program (RRRP) relies on program partners to get the needs of our clients met. Our Veteran Transition Managers (VTMs) work with thousands of partner organizations across the nation and through powerful advocacy and critically important relationship building, we prevent our clients from falling through the cracks and help them regain control of their lives, their livelihood and their future.

May 14, 2018

As the civilian military divide persists, the military veteran community in the United States remains tight knit and highly cohesive. We can see this virtually everywhere where there is a significant veteran population. Whether on college campuses, various establishments, workplace or anything in between, veterans are drawn to each other, understand and empower one another, and often are able to provide the type of support and encouragement they cannot get anywhere else. Vets helping vets is not just a catchphrase. I also see the flip side of this as well in many rural towns.

May 14, 2018

Since 2012 IAVA’s Rapid Response Referral Program (RRRP) has worked with and supported over 8,000 veterans and their families nationwide assisting with a wide variety of needs and making over 10,000 connections to critical programs and resources. While requests for assistance range from veterans seeking assistance resolving benefit issues or seeking employment assistance to dealing with barriers accessing mental and general healthcare, financial hardship remains the most prevalent need among our clients.

May 14, 2018

I joined the IAVA team in January of 2014 as a Veteran Transition Manager (VTM) for IAVA’s Rapid Response Referral Program (RRRP). After working in the mental health and social services field for nearly 10 years, there was one thing I knew with certainty: when given access to support, guidance and effective resources, those experiencing even the most difficult and challenging circumstances, are able to find purpose and a renewed sense of self and belonging, leading them to more stable futures.

April 20, 2018

This content originally appeared on Silent Professionals, the veteran owned private security job market

 

Continue Mission: Transitioning from the Battlefield

April 17, 2018

Yesterday, I traveled to Houston to meet with superwomen T’Liza Kiel and Valerie James.  They take care of veterans, organize volunteers, respond to emergencies, and throw events in the Houston area.  Counting the areas they support, they are providing assistance to about as many veterans as the entire state of Minnesota.  Houston has one of the oldest Veteran Treatment Courts in the nation.

April 13, 2018

After years of steady progress against veteran homelessness, the Department of Veteran Affairs shifted much of their focus to preventing veteran suicide.  This may be a response to the need but also to the media and public’s focus on veteran suicides.  There’s just one problem – they may be making the problem worse. 

April 4, 2018

T'Liza Kiel is the director of Veterans Behavioral Health for Mental Health America - Houston.  With a veteran population in her area larger than dozens of states, she is an influential and welcome voice with years of experience working for Texas veterans and their families.  Check out her latest update and subscribe to the MHA-H Veterans' newsletter.  Even if you don't live near Houston, there is always something great to learn or emulate - she (and they) really get after it:  

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