For Veterans Colorado

COLORADO VETERANS

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CONTACT US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any items for money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters. At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, you can:

1. DIAL “211” from a:

a. Land line telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the physical location you are currently at plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

b. Cell Telephone – this will ONLY WORK if the area code of your telephone is calling “211” within the very same County you got your cell telephone in!

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a land-line telephone or cell telephone, go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

2. Use the internet and go to: http://www.211.org/

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For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:
HTI EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE 05-14

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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

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Find assistance as a vet, spouse, or dependent

One hundred and fifty years ago today, President Lincoln signed a law establishing the first federal veterans’ facility for disabled Civil War veterans. This facility gave root to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ assistance programs.

Today, the VA offers many benefits and services to eligible veterans and connects our military service men and women with resources across the country. Share this information with a veteran you know, or an organization that helps veterans.

LINK: http://explore.va.gov/

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All employment information and career event information can be found here:

Colorado Employment

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All housing information can be found here:

Colorado Affordable Rentals

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EVENTS FOR OUR COLORADO VETERANS

National Veteran Small Business Week
Colorado events

SBA empowers veterans, active duty service members, Guard and Reserve members and military spouses through entrepreneurial training and education programs, business technical assistance counseling, special access to capital programs and federal procurement training and access to opportunities.

Join the conversation at #MyVetBiz to share veteran stories, encourage community members to highlight local veteran-owned businesses in their community, and show gratitude and support to veterans and their families.

Monday, Oct. 31st: Boots to Business REBOOT with the U.S. Small Business Administration

Veterans and their families have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs. Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare? Enroll in Boots to Business Reboot HERE. Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition and an introduction to available public and private sectors resources.

When: Monday, October 31, 2016 | 8:00am – 4pm MT
Where: Mt Carmel Center of Excellence, 530 Communications Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
For More Information: Brad Currie, Bradley.currie@sba.gov; (303) 844-0509
To register: http://boots2business.org/rebootapply/

Reboot

Tuesday, November 1st : Colorado Springs SCORE’s Small Business Startup Training for Veterans and Their Families
(Register HERE)

The Colorado Springs Chapter will be hosting two essential business startup classes. The first one begins at 8:30 am. Building Your Business 101 – Starting a business can be a daunting task, especially if you have never done anything like it before. With more than 50 years of mentoring experience, SCORE helps would-be entrepreneurs nationwide demystify the process. Look at what you want to do, and your ideas for doing it, with a critical eye. Get the understanding you need to be well informed and confident as you move forward with your business idea. The second class begins at 10:30 am. The Business Model Canvas – The Business Model Canvas hasn’t yet been around a decade, but it has already spawned apps, earned coverage in Forbes, and won over companies like 3M and Deloitte. All that, and it’s easy to use – a visual chart with elements describing a firm’s value proposition, infrastructure, customers, and finances. Learn how to develop and document your business ideas using this process.

When: Tuesday November 1, 2016 | 8:30am – 12:30pm MT
Where: Catalyst “Innovation” Campus, 559 E. Pikes Peak Ave, Suite 101, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
For More Information: Colorado Springs SCORE (719)636-3074
To register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?c=&ch=&oeidk=a07edasmd2524ca8146&oseq=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

SCORE Colorado Springs

Wednesday, November 2nd: No Scheduled Event

Thursday and Friday, November 3rd & 4th: Two Day Boots to Business Course

Boots to Business is the two step entrepreneurship training program offered by the U.S. Small
Business Administration (SBA) as a training track within the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). This course is open to Service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses. The curriculum provides assistance to those interested in exploring business ownership or other self employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan. In addition, participants are introduced to SBA resources available to access start-up capital, technical assistance and contracting opportunities. After completing Boots to Business, participants will have the tools and knowledge they need to identify a business opportunity, draft a business plan, and launch their enterprise.

Must have Post access to Ft Carson to participate.

When: Thursday and Friday November 3rd & 4th | 8:00am – 4:00pm MT
Where: Ft Carson Soldier For Life Transition Assistance Center, 1626 Elwell Street, Building 6237, Fort Carson, Colorado 80913
For More Information: Brad Currie (303)844-0509 bradley.currie@sba.gov
To register: Ft Carson Soldier For Life Transition Assistance Center, (719)526-4308

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* County Veterans Services Official Webpages, Alphabetically (NOTE: Not all counties have a Veterans Services Webpage, but telephone numbers, addresses, and points of contact can be found at http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/ColoradoDepartmentOfVeteransAffairs/CBON/1251615408150):
– Adams: http://co-adamscounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=531
– Alamosa: http://www.alamosacounty.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=248:veterans-affairs-home&catid=76:veterans-affairs&Itemid=213
– Arapahoe: http://www.co.arapahoe.co.us/Departments/CS/Veteran/VeteransService.asp
– Archuleta: http://www.archuletacounty.org/index.aspx?nid=97
– Bent: http://bentcounty.org/category/business-organizations/veterans-affairs/
– Boulder: https://www.bouldercounty.org/dept/communityservices/pages/vetservices.aspx
– Broomfield: http://www.broomfield.org/index.aspx?nid=1421
– Chaffee: http://www.chaffeecounty.org/Veterans-Service
– Clear Creek: http://www.co.clear-creek.co.us/index.aspx?NID=150
– Conejos: http://www.conejoscounty.org/?q=node/320
– Costilla: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CNTY-Costilla/CBON/1251642115486
– Crowley: http://www.crowleycounty.net/veterans.htm
– Custer: http://www.custercountygov.com/index.php?pg=vetservices
– Delta: http://www.deltacounty.com/index.aspx?NID=22
– Denver: http://www.denvergov.org/humanservices/DenverHumanServices/AssistancePrograms/VeteranServices/tabid/438411/Default.aspx
– Dolores: http://www.dolorescounty.org/services/dolores_county_veterans_affairs.html
– Douglas: http://www.douglas.co.us/humanservices/veterans/
– Eagle: http://www.eaglecounty.us/EconomicServices/Veterans_Services/
– Elbert: http://www.elbertcounty-co.gov/dept_veteran.php
– El Paso: http://adm.elpasoco.com/VeteranServices/Pages/default.aspx
– Fremont: http://www.fremontco.com/veteranservices/
– Garfield: http://www.garfield-county.com/county-services/veterans-services.aspx
– Gilpin: http://www.co.gilpin.co.us/Veterans/VeteranServiceOffice/Veterans_Serivce_Office.html
– Grand: http://co.grand.co.us/online_services/veterans.html
– Gunnison: http://www.gunnisoncounty.org/boards_veterans.html
– Hinsdale: http://www.hinsdalecountycolorado.us/VeteranServices.html
– Jefferson: http://jeffco.us/human-services/veterans-services/
– Kit Carson: http://kitcarsoncounty.org/Veteran_s_Affairs.html
– Lake: http://www.lakecountyco.com/veteranservices/
– La Plata: http://co.laplata.co.us/departments_officials/human_services/veterans_services
– Larimer: http://www.larimer.org/veterans/
– Lincoln: http://www.lincolncountyhumanservices.com/veterans-affairs
– Logan: http://www.logancountyco.gov/?page_id=483
– Mesa: http://humanservices.mesacounty.us/AdultServices/veterans-services.aspx
– Moffat: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CNTY-Moffat/CBON/1251574776910
– Montrose: http://www.montrosecounty.net/index.aspx?NID=359
– Park: http://www.parkco.us/index.aspx?nid=92
– Phillips: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CNTY-Phillips/CBON/1251611183353
– Pitkin: http://www.aspenpitkin.com/Departments/Health-Human-Services/Veterans-Services/
– Pueblo: http://county.pueblo.org/government/county/department/housing-and-human-services/veteran-services
– Routt: http://co-routtcounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=215
– Saguache: http://www.saguachecounty.net/veterans-services
– Summit: http://www.co.summit.co.us/index.aspx?NID=322
– Teller: http://www.co.teller.co.us/Veterans/default.aspx
– Washington: http://www.co.washington.co.us/veteran.htm
– Weld: http://www.co.weld.co.us/Departments/VeteransServices/index.html

* Denver Social Security Administration: http://www.ssa.gov/denver/

* Vet Centers in Colorado: http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?State=CO&dnum=ALL&v=1

* Veterans Helping Veterans, Denver: http://www.denverveterans.org/default.aspx

* Paralyzed Veterans of America, Mountain States Chapter: http://mscpva.org/index.html

* Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Department of Colorado: http://www.davmembersportal.org/co/default.aspx

* Caregiver Resources for Colorado Veterans, by Seniors in Transition, LLC.: http://www.seniorsintrans.com/index.php/caregiving-resources/caregiving-issues/46-caregiver-resources-for-colorado-veterans

* National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Colorado Springs, Veterans Resources: http://www.namicoloradosprings.org/resources/resources-for-veterans

* Transform Now Counseling Veteran Resources: http://transformnowcounseling.com/book-suggestions-links/veterans-resources/

* People House Veterans Reintegration Program: http://www.peoplehouse.org/services/vets.htm

* Denver’s Road Home, Homelessness Assistance: http://www.denversroadhome.org/homeless.php

* Green Jobs for Veterans in Colorado: http://coolcities.us/resources/ForumLinks/Green%20Jobs%20for%20Veterans%20in%20Colorado.pdf

* Colorado Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Veterans Resources: http://www.cochpc.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=35

* Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition; Information for Veterans: http://www.ccjrc.org/pdf/Information_for_Veterans.pdf
* Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training: http://www.cccs.edu/veterans/CSAAContact.html

* Colorado National Guard In-State Tuition Assistance: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DepartmentOfMilitaryAndVeteransAffaris/CBON/1251622368078

* Community College of Aurora, Resources for Veterans: http://www.ccaurora.edu/students/military-veterans/community-resources-for-veterans

* Community College of Denver, Veterans Affairs: http://www.ccd.edu/ccd.nsf/html/WEBB87QPNR-Veterans

* University of Denver, Veterans Resources: http://womenscollege.du.edu/veterans/resources.html

* University of Northern Colorado, Veterans Services: http://www.unco.edu/veteransservices/

* University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Veteran and Military Student Affairs: http://www.uccs.edu/~military/

* University of Colorado, Denver Veterans Services: http://www.ucdenver.edu/life/services/Veteran/Pages/default.aspx

– Boots to Suits Program: http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/WhoWeAre/community/boots-to-suits/Pages/default.aspx

* University of Colorado, Boulder Veterans Services: http://veterans.colorado.edu/

* Western State Colorado University Veterans Services: http://www.western.edu/academics/registration-services/veterans-services/va-additional-resources.html

* Colorado University, Adult Learner and Veterans Services: http://veterans.colostate.edu/

* Colorado State University Pueblo, Veterans Upward Bound: http://www.colostate-pueblo.edu/STUDENTLIFE/TRIO/VETERANSUPWARDBOUND/Pages/default.aspx

* Colorado Mesa University, Veterans Services: http://www.coloradomesa.edu/registrar/va/index.html

* Naropa University Resources for Veterans: http://www.naropa.edu/student-life/student-and-academic-services/resources-veterans.php

* Colorado Women Veterans Conference: http://www.cowomenveteransconference.org/

* 2013 Colorado Veterans Resource Guide by Veteran’s Passport to Hope: http://www.veteranspassport2hope.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Veterans-Resource-Booklet.pdf

* Colorado Wellness Resources, provided by Warrior Family Community Partnership (WFCP) Fort Carson:
http://www.wfcp.carson.army.mil/ColoradoHealthAndWellnessResources.html

* Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans, provided by the Colorado Bar Association: http://www.cobar.org/index.cfm/ID/55/subID/27279/DPPLE/

* Denver Chamber of Commerce Veterans Initiatives and Resources: http://www.denverchamber.org/Page/veteransinfo

* RampsforVets Colorado Veterans Resources: http://www.rampsforvets.com/colorado-veterans.htm

* The American Legion Department of Colorado: http://www.coloradolegion.org/concrete5/index.php/4-pillars/veterans/

* Daughters of the American Revolution Colorado, Service to Veterans & Active Duty Military: http://www1.coloradodar.org/resources/service-to-veterans-and-active-duty-military/

* Colorado Veterans Resource Directory (excellent place to start a search for ANY type of veterans resource): http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Vets/VETS/1218277979392
* Department of Employment & Labor; Veterans Resources: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDLE-EmployTrain/CDLE/1248095317855
– Benefits: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=CDLE-EmployTrain%2FCDLELayout&cid=1251567591812&pagename=CDLEWrapper
– Education: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=CDLE-EmployTrain%2FCDLELayout&cid=1251568051998&pagename=CDLEWrapper
– Employment Resources: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=CDLE-EmployTrain%2FCDLELayout&cid=1251568096962&pagename=CDLEWrapper
– Family Assistance: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=CDLE-EmployTrain%2FCDLELayout&cid=1251568104255&pagename=CDLEWrapper
– Homeless Veterans: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=CDLE-EmployTrain%2FCDLELayout&cid=1251568495772&pagename=CDLEWrapper
– Licensing and Certification: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=CDLE-EmployTrain%2FCDLELayout&cid=1251568291342&pagename=CDLEWrapper
– Locate a Veteran’s Representative in your area: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=CDLE-EmployTrain%2FCDLELayout&cid=1251568374217&pagename=CDLEWrapper
– Medical Resources: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=CDLE-EmployTrain%2FCDLELayout&cid=1251568344346&pagename=CDLEWrapper
– Important Phone Numbers: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=CDLE-EmployTrain%2FCDLELayout&cid=1251568049523&pagename=CDLEWrapper
– Forms & Publications: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=CDLE-EmployTrain%2FCDLELayout&cid=1251568529557&pagename=CDLEWrapper
– Organizations: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=CDLE-EmployTrain%2FCDLELayout&cid=1251568871537&pagename=CDLEWrapper
– Women Veterans: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=CDLE-EmployTrain%2FCDLELayout&cid=1251569252300&pagename=CDLEWrapper
– Online/Virtual Seminars: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=CDLE-EmployTrain%2FCDLELayout&cid=1251569253743&pagename=CDLEWrapper
* Directory of State Veterans Services Offices: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/ColoradoDepartmentOfVeteransAffairs/CBON/1251615408150
* Senior and Veterans Property Tax Programs: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Treasury_v2/CBON/1251590262914
* Property Tax Exemption for Qualifying Disabled Veterans, Overview and Application: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&blobheadername2=Content-Type&blobheadervalue1=inline%3B+filename%3D%22Disabled+Veterans+Exemption+Program.pdf%22&blobheadervalue2=application%2Fpdf&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1251731970127&ssbinary=true

* Tax Credit Information (Priority of Services to Veterans/Spouses): http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDLE-EmployTrain/CDLE/1248095317951
* Veterans Employment Offices Map: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDLE-EmployTrain/CDLE/1251568374217

* Colorado State Veterans Homes: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDHS-VetDis/CBON/1251580725162
* Department of Disability Determination Services: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDHS-VetDis/CBON/1251580725146; Tel: 303-368-4100 ; Fax: 303-752-5692
* Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheader=application%2Fpdf&blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&blobheadername2=MDT-Type&blobheadervalue1=inline%3B+filename%3D665%2F139%2F28-1900.pdf&blobheadervalue2=abinary%3B+charset%3DUTF-8&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1251616361323&ssbinary=true
* VA Disability Compensation: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Vets/VETS/1220956399752
* Legal Representation to Veterans: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&blobheadername2=Content-Type&blobheadervalue1=inline%3B+filename%3D%22NVLSP+BROCHURE.pdf%22&blobheadervalue2=application%2Fpdf&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1251860959518&ssbinary=true
* Help Filing Claims: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Vets/VETS/1220956398911

* Trauma Treatment & Veterans Services: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDHS-BehavioralHealth/CBON/1251581561747
* Vets Counseling Resources: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Vets/VETS/1219141939830
– Citizen Soldier Connection: http://www.citizensoldierconnection.org/
– First Choice Counseling: http://firstchoicecounseling.org/
– Point Man Ministries Support Groups: http://www.pointmancoloradosprings.org/

* Homeless Resources: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDHS-BehavioralHealth/CBON/1251581872726
* The Crawford House; emergency housing for homeless veterans receiving mental health care; provides structured living for substance abuse recovery: http://www.cvrcforvets.org/crawford_house.cfm
* Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=CDHS-BehavioralHealth%2FCBONLayout&cid=1251585665461&pagename=CBONWrapper
* Food Assistance Application: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDHS-SelfSuff/CBON/1251586542908
* Tuition Assistance for Veterans: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Vets/VETS/1220956400084

* Chartered Veterans Services Organizations: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Vets/VETS/1230293890999
* Non-Chartered Veterans Services Organizations: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Vets/VETS/1230293891071
* Non-Profit Organizations for Veterans: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/OEDIT-SBDCMain/CBON/1251583768766
* The Veterans Resource Coalition: http://www.cvrcforvets.org/
* Project Sanctuary: Retreats for Veterans and their Families; based in Granby, CO: http://projectsanctuary.us/#sthash.KbF5YQYC.dpbs
* Colorado Incarcerated Veterans Guide: http://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/docs/Reentry/09_co.pdf
* Colorado Access to Recovery for Substance Abuse: http://collaboration.omni.org/sites/atr/Pages/Home.aspx
* Touchstone Health Mental Health Alternatives Program: http://touchstonehealthpartners.org/

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