RRRP Impact Report
Week Ending September 28, 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 8,900 veterans to more than 10,600 resources. Unfortunately, the needs of today's veterans remain high.
RRRP client quote of the week:
“[VTM] is a jewel in a sea of shells! She is awesome! So helpful and caring!”
RRRP processed 13 new cases this week and provided 9 new referrals for clients. Financial assistance and employment needs were the top areas clients sought support and assistance with. RRRP also received inquiries for assistance with health care, education benefits and navigating the VA disability claims process. RRRP served four new veterans facing homelessness. RRRP’s overall average customer service rating went up this week and clients continue to report a reduction in stress after working with RRRP’s Veteran Transition Managers.
RRRP Blog Highlight: Why Talking About Suicide Prevention Matters
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YTD 2018 Impact Metrics:
RRRP Gender Breakdown:
RRRP Client Average Age: 41
Top 3 Programs Referred to this Week:
Referral Partner Highlight: Stephen Sillers Tunnel to Towers Foundation
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation was created to honor firefighter Stephen Siller who sacrificed his life to save others during the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001. The foundation hosts an annual 5k run and walk series which retraces Stephen Siller’s last steps from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers on 9/11. This foundation provides support to families of first responders who lost their lives in the line of duty by setting up trust accounts and mortgage payoffs. They also assist our most seriously injured veterans by building mortgage free smart homes. IAVA is a proud participant of the Tunnel to Towers event and our staff often show their support for this wonderful foundation by volunteering and participating in their programming.