Featured Organization of the Month:
STUDENT VETERANS OF AMERICA
In honor of Veterans’ Day, this month’s featured organization is Student Veterans of America: a coalition of student veterans groups on college campuses across the globe. These member chapters are the “boots on the ground” that help veterans reintegrate into campus life and succeed academically. Many SVA chapters are currently holding screenings of Where Soldiers Come From, please contact us if you’re interested or click here!
Blue Star Mothers is an organization that provides support for mothers who have children serving or who have served in the military. A number of Blue Star Mothers chapters are currently organizing community-based screenings of Where Soldiers Come From, please contact us if you’re interested.
BrainLine Military provides authoritative information about traumatic brain injury symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. BrainLine also offers an online community of support through social networking to people living with a brain injury, their families, and professionals in the field. BrainLine Military is currently featuring Where Soldiers Come From on their website.
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the largest association of social workers in the nation with over 145,000 members, is committed to supporting the health and well-being of our nation’s Service Members, Veterans, and their loved ones. Read about their recent commitment to focus on veterans issues and military social work, and about films they recommend, including Where Soldiers Come From, here.
A recent partner with WSCF and POV, the BWF targets the challenges injured service members face when they return home wounded after combat to ensure they have successful futures.
The National Veterans Foundation provides crisis management, information and referrals to veterans and their families through a toll-free helpline, and outreach services for veterans and families in need of food, clothing, transportation, employment and other essential resources. The founder of the NVF, Shad Meshad, also writes a blog on The Huffington Post about veterans issues.
The National Veterans Art Museum inspires greater understanding of the real impact of war through the collection, preservation, and exhibition of art inspired by combat and created by veterans. Check out their site, as well as Dominic’s, from the film, mural exhibited there.
Created in 1878 to provide unified National Guard representation in Washington, the association includes nearly 45,000 current or former Guard officers.
The National Military Family Association supports and speaks on the behalf of military families to empower husbands, wives, and children to understand and access their benefits. The NMFA hosts innovative programs and grassroots efforts to better the quality of life for service members and their families.
The Soldiers Project is a group of volunteer licensed mental health professionals that provide free counseling and support to military service members who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan. TSP services are also available to military families.
The Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) is the official U.S. Army program that assists and advocates for severely wounded, ill, and injured soldiers, veterans, and their families. AW2 supports soldiers and their families throughout their recovery and transition into veteran status.
Vets4Vets is dedicated to helping Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans to heal from the psychological injuries of war through peer support in order to express their emotions, manage challenges and ease their reintegration into society.
The WWP’s mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors by raising awareness and enlisting the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members.
Iraq Veterans Against the War is a member driven group made up of Post-9/11 veterans, reserve, guard and active duty service members organizing to win their right to heal, ending the wars and achieving reparations for the Iraqi and Afghan peoples.
The mission of the IAVA is to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families, and to build an empowered generation of veterans who provide sustainable leadership for our country and their communities.
The CIAV is a national non-partisan partnership of organizations committed to working with and on behalf of all military, veterans, families, survivors and providers to strengthen the existing system of care and support for all those affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Armed Forces Foundation is dedicated to providing solace to members of the Armed Forces community during their time of greatest need, providing direct financial support to Service Members and their families.
Veterans for Peace is a non-profit educational and humanitarian organization made up of veterans dedicated to increasing public awareness of the costs of war and ending the arms race.
VOW advocates awareness for situations military service members face before, during and after war. Their mission is to bring warriors and communities together through education, music, and resources.
Operation Homefront (OH) provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.
The Center focuses on research and education in the prevention, understanding, and treatment of PTSD. It aims to improve the well-being of American Veterans by conducting research to advance the science and promote understanding of traumatic stress.
Transitioning Veteran is dedicated to helping veterans who have or are in the process of separating from the military and who are looking for information on veteran benefits. Transitioning Veteran is a website that helps guide veterans directly to useful links, when searching for information on education, work, medical and other veteran benefits.
Joining Forces is a comprehensive national initiative, started by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, to mobilize all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned. To learn about ways you can get involved with a veterans organization this holiday season, check out the Joining Forces database of projects and volunteer opportunities.