For Veterans Iowa

IOWA VETERAMS

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:

Iowa Employment

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All housing information can be found here:

Iowa Affordable Rentals

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FOR OUR IOWA VETERANS:

SBA Offers FREE Boots to Business: Reboot Training for Veterans, Military Members and Spouses – May 25th in Cedar Rapids

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is hosting an entrepreneurship training session for veterans, National Guard members, Reservists and their spouses on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Cedar Rapids.

Boots to Business: Reboot is a FREE session that introduces veterans to the fundamentals of business ownership and leads participants through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and developing a business plan. Hosted by SBA and the Iowa National Guard, it introduces participants to Iowa’s key small business resource network – SBA, SCORE, the Women’s Business Center, America’s SBDC Iowa (the Small Business Development Centers), the Veteran’s Business Outreach Centers, and the Iowa Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS).

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 sector resources.

Step one is the Introduction to Entrepreneurship course eligible to Veterans of all eras, Service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses. This course is instructed by SBA and its partners, who are skilled business advisors.

This session will be held Thursday, May 25th from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, 1500 Wright Brothers Blvd. W., Cedar Rapids, IA 52317. The training session is free and while snacks will be provided, lunch will be on your own.

Step two is the follow-on Foundations of Entrepreneurship course instructed by a consortium of professors and skilled business advisors from the SBA Network.

After completing Boots to Business: Reboot participants will have the tools and knowledge they need to identify a business opportunity, draft a business plan, connect with local resources and launch their small business.

For more information, call SBA District Director and Veterans Representative Jayne Armstrong at (515) 284-4026 or e-mail her at jayne.armstrong@sba.gov

To register for the May 25th Boots to Business: Reboot training, go to https://sbavets.force.com/

UPDATED 05-04-17
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