Veteran Services/Student Veterans with Disabilities

 

Able Forces

The mission of Able Forces is to address the critical employment and training needs of our combat injured veterans of OEF/OIF and all disabled veterans. They emphasize continuity of support and focus on providing employment opportunities and community-based job preparation training to the Nation’s heroes suffering from Severe Physical Disabilities, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and minor to profound Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Department of Veterans Affairs Launches Employment Center Website

A new one-stop-shop resource for veterans, including student veterans with disabilities! The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched the Employment Center website, the single federal source for Veterans looking for new career opportunities in the private and public sectors, as well as service members transitioning to the civilian workforce, military spouses and dependents looking for employment opportunities, G.I. Bill beneficiaries transitioning from training to the job market and employers looking to connect with high quality applicants. This new site integrates multiple tools and resources for both job seekers and employers, including the Veterans Job Bank. To visit the Employment Center website, please go to: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal/.  To read the White House press release regarding the online Veterans Employment Center, please go to: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/23/obama-administration-launches-online-veterans-employment-center-one-stop/.

Disabled American Veterans

The Disabled American Veterans (DAB) is a non-profit organization that is designed to serve veterans with disabilities and their families. DAB provides free and professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining services and assistance from government agencies. DAB offers employment resources for veterans seeking employment opportunities. DAB has the Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program to present to youth that give their time to the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVs) programs. For more information about the scholarship, please go to: http://www.dav.org/volunteers/Scholarship.aspx.

Hero 2 Hired

Hero 2 Hired is a program of the Yellow Reintegration Program. Hero 2 Hired has employment resources and information for veterans seeking employment opportunities. Veterans can conduct a job search, find career recommendations, and conduct career assessments online. Veterans can seek and find local hiring events in their area as well as attend online career fairs. Employers seeking military veterans can post jobs for free on this website.

Military OneSource

Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve (regardless of activation status) and their families to offer information for military personnel and their families. Services are available by phone and online. The interactive Web site includes locators for education, child care, and elder care. You can also go online to order free materials (including CDs, and booklets, and DVDs), get referrals to military and community resources, use financial calculators, participate in online Webinars, subscribe to monthly newsletters, and join our discussion boards. Additional resources include brief videos of consultants addressing common issues such as communicating as a couple, budgeting and managing anger.

Military Spouse Employment Partnership

The Military Spouse Employment Partnership is part the Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) initiative for military families. The Military Spouse Employment Partnership website is specifically for military spouses seeking employment opportunities. The website has a career portal, military employment service providers, career search engine, list of portable careers, and resume/interviewing tips for military spouses.

My Next Move for Veterans

My Next Move for Veterans is a partner of American job center network. The website provides opportunities for veterans to explore careers as well as find career that are similar to jobs in the military. In addition, My Next Move highlights new up and coming careers, green careers, and registered apprenticeships.

National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory is a website that connects wounded warriors, service members, veterans, their families and caregivers with resources and information regarding education & training, employment, and housing. Veterans can look for information and resources by state as well.

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Paralyzed Veterans of America works to maximize the quality of life for its members and all people with SCI/D as a leading advocate for health care, SCI/D research and education, veterans’ benefits and rights, accessibility and the removal of architectural barriers, sports programs, and disability rights. We are the only Congressionally chartered veterans organization dedicated solely to serving the needs of SCI/SCD veterans.

Student Veterans of America

The goal of the organization is to assist military veterans in locating resources, support, and advocacy to support veterans in reaching their desired educational, career and employment goals. Student Veterans of America have student chapters all over America to assist veterans in obtaining the support needed to achieve their educational and employment goals. The website includes resource materials such as Federal Benefits for Veterans and Combat to College: A Transition Guide for Vets.

Ten Points for Veterans to Consider When Returning to Work with a Disability

Cornell University Employment and Disability Institute and the Northeast ADA Center developed a fact sheet highlighting “Ten Points for Veterans to Consider When Returning to Work with a Disability”. The fact sheet provides resources and information relating to adjusting to civilian life, work incentives & benefits, disability disclosure, and accommodations in the workplace.

The American Legion

The American Legion is an organization that is designed to assist veterans and their families with Veteran Affairs claims, search for employment, supports for the military, and provide financial advice to families. The American Legion has a variety of programs and initiatives for families and youth, community, and national affairs. They have a section of their website devoted to women veterans and their needs. They have list of resources and links that deemed to be helpful to women veterans.

The Fund for Veterans’ Education

The Fund for Veterans’ Education was established to provide scholarships to veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001 and who are now enrolled in college or vocational-technical school.Go directly to scholarship: http://www.veteransfund.org/veteran_scholarships.php

U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes

This website is part of a nationwide initiative to assist veterans and military spouses in finding employment opportunities. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce collaborates with their network of 1600 state and local chambers to assist employers in reaching veterans and their families to find employment. There have been 320 fairs all over the country including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. According to their statistics, over 10, 400 veterans and military spouses have received employment. To find a job fair near you, check out their website: http://www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes

United States Department of Veteran Affairs

The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides opportunities for student veterans with disabilities to obtain on-the-job training, apprenticeships, and non-college degree programs. The Department of Veterans Affairs provides a step-by-step process to apply for education benefits as well as educational and vocational counseling services. In addition, the website highlights the Post 9/11 GI Bill and other programs for student veterans with disabilities. The federal benefits from health care to education are highlighted for veterans, dependents, and survivors on the website. Please see the 2012 online edition which features print and eReader editions: http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp.

Veterans and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): A Guide for Employers

The Veterans and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Guide for Employers disseminates information regarding the rights of veterans under ADA and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act. The guide highlights the protections and accommodations that veterans may need while applying or working for a job in the private sector and for the federal government. They also provide a list of resources that is beneficial for veterans to use to access more information regarding the laws, recruiting and hiring, and accommodations.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Military Services (VFW Support) The VFW provides numerous services to military service members and their families. Its mission is to honor the dead by helping the living through veterans' service, community service, national security and a strong national defense.

Veteran's Centers Locator

The Vet Center is an independent program. Here a person will find support, therapy, support groups, referrals, help with the appeals, help with the VA Medical maze, and someone to help sift through the red tape of the Veterans Administration.

VetSuccess

The purpose of this web site is to present information about the services that the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program provides to veterans with service-connected disabilities. VetSuccess has information and resources for student veterans on campuses all over the country. To find a complete list of campus locations and contact, please go to: http://www.vetsuccess.gov/vetsuccess_on_campus

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program's Website

This website is dedicated to providing information about veteran benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service to veterans, employers, and the general public.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Military Benefits

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program, sometimes referred to as Chapter 31 or Voc-Rehab, helps veterans with service-connected disabilities and employment handicaps prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VR&E offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.