For Veterans New Jersey

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

New Jersey Employment

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All housing information can be found here:

Central New Jersey: http://www.homelesstoindependence.org/new-jersey-central-new-jersey-rentals/

Northern New Jersey: http://www.homelesstoindependence.org/new-jersey-north-new-jersey-rentals/

Southern New Jersey: http://www.homelesstoindependence.org/new-jersey-south-new-jersey-rentals/

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BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY VETERANS CLOTHING CLOSET OPENING!!

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Help for VA Community Living Center visits in Lyons, NJ – Every Tuesday night, volunteeers go to the CLC to run Bingo for the veterans and provide snacks, coffee, etc. If you or your organization can help with some donations (monetary and/or snacks), please contact Jon at nj.post12.alr@gmail.com

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08/10/2017 – Fish Fry: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tickets are $5 in advance/ $10.00 at the door – everyone welcome. All proceeds will support Post 3’s Support our Troops Program. Martin Wallberg American Legion Post 3, 1003 North Avenue West, Westfield, NJ

08/10/2017 – Open House/Bike Night: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come on out and have a great time with us. Every week we.just have fun with new and old friends. Hope to see everyone. American Legion Post 310 Little Ferry, NJ, 100 Liberty St, Little Ferry, NJ

08/12/2017 – 5th Annual Lcpl Jon Hicks Ride: 10:00 am
5th Annaul Lcpl Jon Hicks Jr Memorial Charity Ride August 12th. Rain date Aug 13th. Starts at Louden Fire Co, 566 Jackson Rd, Atco. Registration 10-12 KSU 12noon. Ends at the Pic-A-Lilli in Shamong. Wings and Beverage included. Riders $25. Passenger $10. Questions hicksfund@gmail.com Louden Fire Co. #233, 566 Jackson Road, Atco, NJ

08/12/2017 – WWII Victory Day Aboard the Battleship: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Celebrate victory in WWII aboard the Battleship! We’ll have WWII re-enactors, artifacts and more on the ship. Guests can check these out with a tour of the Battleship Enjoy a BBQ and Dance as we celebrate victory on the fantail (tented deck). A delicious BBQ lunch with all the fixins, cash bar and a Sinatra performance by Steve Ritrovato. Tickets, which include one beer or glass of wine per adult, are $30 for adults and $24 for kids 16 and under. For tickets, call 866-877-6262 ext. 108 or visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org. Battleship New Jersey, 62 Battleship Pl, Camden, NJ

08/12/2017 – 2017 14th Annual Veterans Benefit Picnic: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Benefit Veterans Services. Music, Food, Refreshmentes, Fun. Tickets $25. $20 prepaid. 11-20 years old $5. Children 10 and under free. Call 732-477-1915 for tickets American Legion Post 348, 822 Mantoloking Rd, Brick Township, NJ

08/12/2017 – Second Saturday Covered Dish Night: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
It’s gonna be a good one! Come on out to our Second Saturday Covered Dish Night at the Glassboro VFW Post 679 on August 12th where Greg’s special singers will be… Michael Jones, Miss Donnah Lisa Campbell, Daniele Spence, John Morsa, Jay Gentile, Andrea Chard Tursi, Paul Caroullo, my pal, Brian Howard and WVLT Cruisin’ 92.1 FM Boss Jock, Frank Vespe Keeping it all together will be the beautiful Colleen Romalino-Armstrong! Come out and thank a veteran! Music from 7:00pm till 11:00pm Be sure to bring a covered dish to share! “Great Food, Great Music, Great Folks, Great Time!” Glassboro VFW, 275 Wilmer St, Glassboro, NJ

08/13/2017 – Home for our Troops Ride: 8:00 am The ride starts at Texas Roadhouse, 1000 Rout 9 in Old Bridge. Registration is from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. The ride fee is $30.00 for the rider or $50.00 with a passenger. The ride escorted will go 55 miles and will end with music, a barbeque and vendors. For more information call (732) 690-9214, or go to http://hfotusa.org. Texas Roadhouse, 1000 Route 9, Old Bridge, NJ

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AUGUST 15,16,17,18,19, 20 & 21

Once again our good friends at the Hillsborough Rotary are asking that Operation Shoebox New Jersey volunteers staff one of the amusement trailers; we need a minimum of six volunteers each of the six dates, Aug. 15,16,17,18,19,20 and 21.

We need to be on the grounds by 5:45 p.m., with the official opening Tuesday-Sat. at 6 p.m. Sunday opening, the last day, is at 2 p.m.

What we do is simple and fun. We handle the money, hand out darts, bean bags, etc., and reset the pins, etc. in between games.

Each year the Rotary donates $1,000 to OPSHBX NJ for our help.

Your friends, co-workers, neighbors, relatives are invited to join you. We need to know in advance who will volunteer and on what nights. No one under 16 is permitted to handle the money.

The fairgrounds are located adjacent to the Hillsborough Promenade (Loew’s shopping center) at 315 Route 206 north in Hillsborough. Please call me with any questions. (908) 698-0333).

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08/18/2017 – Phila PD vs NYPD Baseball Survivors Fund/Firework Game: All Day SAVE THE DATE 3rd Annual Memorial/Firework Game to support the FOP Survivors Fund Join as we honor our families of fallen officers from Philadelphia and the Surrounding Area. More details to follow this Spring. https://www.facebook.com/events/1209715975801993/ Arm & Hamme Park, 1 Thunder Rd, Trenton, NJ

08/19/2017 – Dice Run – Amer Legion Mystic Island: 9:00 am Dice Run, Saturday, August 19th. $20 per rider, $15 per passenger. $15 Walk In. Registration 9am to 11am. KSU at 11am. Check in at each stop to roll your dice. Stops include Motts Creek, Sweetwater Marina, Lower Bank Tavern, Sleepy Hollow and American Legion Post 493. Food Fun Music Raffle Prizes 50/50. Drunken clams playing 1-5pm. Benefits Childrens Organ Transplant Org American Legion Mystic Island, 420 Radio Rd, Mystic Island, NJ

08/19/2017 – Benefit the family of Officer Joe Wenskoski: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Protectors LEMC – We are dedicating this Anniversary Party to the family of the late Officer Joe Wenskoski. Until last year, Joe was a Police Officer in Edison NJ. He was experiencing bad headaches, and after visiting the doctor, received the worst news of his life, Joe had a brain tumor. A fierce warrior, Joe never gave up. Determined to beat cancer, Joe went through surgeries and chemo therapy, time after time. Recently it was revealed his wife Tracy is pregnant with twins due this summer. Unfortunately Joe lost his battle with cancer on June 1st. Proceeds from this event will go to Tracy and their yet to be born twins. Please come out and help support the Wenskoski family. American Legion Wayne, 55 Mountainview Blvd, Wayne, NJ

08/19/2017 – A Night at the Races – Benefit for Semper Fido: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm USS New Jersey Masonic Lodge No. 62 is holding a fundraiser on August 19 that will benefit Semper Fido. The Semper Fido organization saves shelter dogs and trains them to be service companions for veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries. It takes 6-9 months and costs around $30,000 just to train, board, and prepare 1 dog to be paired with a veteran! So, USS New Jersey Lodge is trying to help out as a way to thank veterans that sacrificed so much for our country. The Night at the Races event will be a fun-filled evening with video horse races, raffles, dinner, and a 50/50 drawing. While dinner is included, it is a BYOB event. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more info or to purchase tickets, email jim.stapleton@gmail.com Magnolia Recreation Center, 425 Brooke Avenue, Magnolia, NJ

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Networking Mixer

“Galloping Hill” Golf Club (Union County)

· Just off Parkway

· For all “Military” — vets and service providers

23 August, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

SEE ATTACHED.

20312F UC Hero Networking Mixer

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The next General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the FairBridge Inn, 130 Route 10 West, East Hanover, New Jersey at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome.

Hope to see you there!

George T. Hanley, Esq.

Chair, Welcome Home Vets of New Jersey

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08/27/2017 – Bike Blessing – Light House Riders: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Light House Riders Biker Blessing 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM – Never too late for a biker blessing and service following. All are welcome. More info (609) 502-9726 or President@lighthouseriders.org Kingsway Church, 2701 Chapel Ave, Cherry Hill, NJ

09/07/2017 – 09/10/2017 – Roar to the Shore – Wildwood: All Day For more information go to http://roartotheshoreonline.com/ Roar to the Shore, Wildwood, Wildwood, NJ

09/09/2017 – 35th Annual Picnic – Amer Leg: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Ticket donation $25, Children under 12 are free. Burgers, Hot Dogs, Sausage and peppers, BBQ Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Clam Chowder, Clams on Half Shell, Salads. Music by DJ Jack Jam. Beer and soda included. Bring your lawn chair and have some fun with the veterans. American Legion Little Ferry, 100 Liberty St, Little Ferry, NJ

09/10/2017 – Fallen Firefighter Poker Run: 9:00 am Sponsored by Manasquan Hook & Ladder Co. #1 The poker run starts at the Shoreline Harley-Davidson, 671 Broadway in Long Branch. Registration is from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. The ride fee is $25.00 per rider and $15.00 per passenger. The ride ends with food, entertainment, 50/50, door prizes, and more. The proceeds will help benefit the National Fallen Firefighter’s Foundation. For more information call (732) 228-0246 or click here to send e-mail. Shoreline Harley Davidson, 671 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ

09/10/2017 – September 11th Memorial Motorcycle Run: 9:00 am Knights of the Inferno Motorcycle Club presents the September 11th Memorial Motorcycle Run Sunday September 10, 2017. Registration for the run is at Union Hose Fire Company 1224 Florence Ave Union Beach from 9am to 11am and the donation will be $15 per person. The ride will leave Union Hose Fire Co. at 11:45am and will be a police/fire/EMS/military escorted ride. Any emergency or military service member may wear their helmets or uniforms of their respective services during the ride. The ride will stop at September 11th Memorials along the designated route in Monmouth County NJ. The ride will end at the American Legion Post 321 on Front St. in Union Beach. EVEN IF YOU DON’T RIDE, YOU CAN PARTICIPATE: Walk-ins and non riders are welcome at the post after 1pm with a $15 donation. The Post overlooks Raritan Bay, Staten Island, and the Manhattan Skyline. Refreshments (except water and soda) and food will be pay as you go at the end site. More information to come so please stay tuned… Website – kiffmc.com Email – kimcevents@gmail.com Phone – 732-707-5433 Union Fire Hose Co, 1224 Florence Ave , Union Beach, NJ

09/16/2017 – Annual Family Day at the Legion: All Day All welcome ! Join American Legion Post 372 for our ANNUAL FAMILY DAY ! Great time for the entire family. Food, Fun, Games, DJ Music. Tickets in advance $20 per person or $35 per couple. Tickets at door $20 per person. Purchase tickets at the Legion or call 856-665-3889. Raffle tickets for top prizes also available! American Legion Cherry Hill, 1532 Martin Ave, Cherry Hill, NJ
09/16/2017 – Yankees v Baltimore – Amer Leg Trip: 3:00 pm Yankees vs. Baltimore bus trip hosted by American Legion Post 310. The price is $75.00 dollars per person that includes a three hour BBQ before the games, drinks, bus transportation included. The bus departs at 3pm from the American Legion. Another great fundraiser to support our Veterans and children. Come on out and show the love!!!! Tickets will go quick so don’t wait. Share with your friends who like the Yankees American Legion Little Ferry, 100 Liberty St, Little Ferry, NJ
September 17, 2017
09/17/2017 – Ride for Freedom – Rolling Thunder: All Day Annual Rolling Thunder Ride to NJVVMF . More details to follow. NJVVMF, approx, Holmdel, NJ
September 18, 2017
09/18/2017 – Andrew F. (Doc) Jensen Third Annual Memorial Golf Tournament: 11:00 am Southern New Jersey Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1068 located in Somerdale NJ is having our Third Annual Andrew F. (Doc) Jensen Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday September 18,2017 This Event is to Remember all he did for the Veterans and their Family, and the Proceeds Benefit Andrew F. (Doc) Jensen Scholarship Fund and Veterans Helping Veterans. We would like you to join us for a fun day of golf. If you need more information please be free to call CARMEN PETRELLI (856) 577-1703 OR (856) 783-2600 Pennsauken Country Club, 3800 Haddonfield Rd, Pennsauken, NJ
September 19, 2017
09/19/2017 – Camden County Hero Scholarship GOLF Outing: 11:30 am 25th Annual Golf Outing Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Pennsauken Country Club $125 Entrance Fee includes: Lunch, Green Fees, Cart, Refreshments on Course, Dinner and Prizes* *Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin Registration opens at 11:30am – Lunch served at 12pm 1pm Shotgun Start – Dinner and Prizes to follow Sponsorships Available: Dinner Sponsor $750 Includes 4 Golfers, Tee Signs, Recognition at Event Prize Sponsor $500 Includes 2 Golfers, Tee Signs, Recognition at Event Halfway House Sponsor $250 Includes 1 Golfer, Tee Sign, Recognition at Event Tee Sign Sponsor $75 Call Dawn at (856) 768-9656 or email dawn@camdencountyhero.com for more information Pennsauken Country Club, 3800 Haddonfield Road, Pennsauken, NJ

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09/20/2017 – 09/24/2017 – NJ Run for the Fallen – Sept 20-24th:

All Day Wednesday, September 20, 2017… 11:30am thru 2:00pm – Gold Star Family Luncheon – arrive at any time – Gold Star Family members only – your choice from the Menu – The Blue Pig Tavern, 200 Congress Pl, Cape May, NJ 08204 – click here for more….​ 5:30pm – Sunset Beach Flag Ceremony – includes reading of the Names – US Coast Guard Training Center Honor Guard and more. 502 Sunset Blvd, Cape May, NJ 08212. 7:15pm – Gold Star Family/Run Team Buffet Dinner – Red Brick Ale House & Grille, 3832 Bayshore Rd, North Cape May, NJ 08204.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 ~ Cape May to Ocean City… 6:00am – Run Team Breakfast – Greater Wildwood Elks Lodge #1896, 100 N New Jersey Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260​ 7:35am – Run Team Safety Briefing – Cape May Lighthouse Parking Lot… 8:00am – Start of Day 1 – Cape May Lighthouse Parking Lot, 215 Light House Ave, Cape May Point, NJ 08212. View Google map -click here… 5:30pm – Finish of Day 1 – American Legion Post 524, 3304 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226 – Google map – click here… 6:30pm – Run Team & Gold Star Family Buffet Dinner – 1735 Simpson Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226 – Google map – click here…

Friday, September 22, 2017 ~ Somers Point to Long Beach Island… 6:00am – Run Team Breakfast – The Windjammer Diner/Bar/Grille, 18 Macarthur Boulevard, Somers Point, New Jersey 08244 7:00am – Start of Day 2 – Windjammer Parking Lot. View Google map – click here… 5:30pm – Finish of Day 2 – Location to be determined 7:00pm – Run Team Buffet Dinner – Location to be determined Important – we regret that due to a lack of space this dinner will be restricted to the Run Team only…

Saturday, September 23, 2017 ~ Long Beach Island to Toms River… 7:00am – Run Team Breakfast – Manahawkin Elks Lodge, 520 Hilliard Boulevard, Manahawkin, NJ 08050 7:45am – Start of Day 3 – Elks Lodge Parking Lot. View Google map – click here… 6:00pm – Finish of Day 3 – American Legion Post 129, 2025 Church Rd, Toms River, NJ 08753 6:30pm – Run Team & Gold Star Family Buffet Dinner – Post 129. View Google map – click here… Sunday, September 24, 2017 ~ Toms River to Holmdel… 6:00am – Run Team Breakfast – Brick Elks Lodge, 2491 Hooper Ave, Brick, NJ 08723 – view Google map – click here… 6:45am – Start of Day 4 -Brick Elks Lodge, 2491 Hooper Ave, Brick, NJ 08723 5:00pm – Finish of Day 4 & Ceremony – NJ Gold Star Family Monument located on the grounds of the NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, Holmdel, NJ 08015 – view map – click here… , , ,

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09/21/2017 – American Legion Post 390 Golf Outing at Picatinny Aresnal: 8:00 am DENVILLE AMERICAN LEGION POST 390 Golf outing @ Picatinny Aresenal Thursday Sept 21, 2017 9:00AM American Legion Post 390 Denville announces their Annual Golf Outing at Picatinny Arsenal NJ. Registration 8:00am Shotgun start at 9:00am Thursday Sept. 21, 2017. Leave extra time to check in through Picatinny main gate. Photo ID required for access for this event. This event is open to the public. Hole and event sponsors Welcomed!! The American Legion Post is located at 9 Legion Place Denville New Jersey 07834. For more information on this event please visit the post or call 973-627-8237. POCs: Senior Vice Commander Tom Zaleski 201-400-5649 or Jr. Vice Command Mike Schermerhorn 201-481-8592 Picatinny Arsenal Golf Club, Route 15, Dover, NJ

09/22/2017 – Stand Down of South Jersey: 7:30 am The South Jersey Stand Down has been held annually since September 1996.The Cherry Hill Stand Down provides services to homeless veterans along with shelter, meals, clothing, and medical attention. This annual event is an entirely volunteer effort, organized within Camden County and New Jersey communities, bringing service providers together such as the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists, Local Veterans Employment representatives, various veterans service organizations, military personnel, civic leaders, local grammar schools and a variety of other organizations. Since 1996 this event has served as a catalyst that enables homeless veterans to re-enter mainstream society. VOLUNTEERS WANTED. To volunteer, please arrive at Cherry Hill Armory at 7:30am on Sept 23rd, and/or visit our website to download our volunteer form.http://www.standdownsouthjersey.org/ Cherry Hill Armory, Grove St, Cherry Hill, NJ

09/21/2017 – American Legion Post 390 Golf Outing at Picatinny Aresnal: 8:00 am DENVILLE AMERICAN LEGION POST 390 Golf outing @ Picatinny Aresenal Thursday Sept 21, 2017 9:00AM American Legion Post 390 Denville announces their Annual Golf Outing at Picatinny Arsenal NJ. Registration 8:00am Shotgun start at 9:00am Thursday Sept. 21, 2017. Leave extra time to check in through Picatinny main gate. Photo ID required for access for this event. This event is open to the public. Hole and event sponsors Welcomed!! The American Legion Post is located at 9 Legion Place Denville New Jersey 07834. For more information on this event please visit the post or call 973-627-8237. POCs: Senior Vice Commander Tom Zaleski 201-400-5649 or Jr. Vice Command Mike Schermerhorn 201-481-8592 Picatinny Arsenal Golf Club, Route 15, Dover, NJ

09/22/2017 – Stand Down of South Jersey: 7:30 am The South Jersey Stand Down has been held annually since September 1996.The Cherry Hill Stand Down provides services to homeless veterans along with shelter, meals, clothing, and medical attention. This annual event is an entirely volunteer effort, organized within Camden County and New Jersey communities, bringing service providers together such as the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists, Local Veterans Employment representatives, various veterans service organizations, military personnel, civic leaders, local grammar schools and a variety of other organizations. Since 1996 this event has served as a catalyst that enables homeless veterans to re-enter mainstream society. VOLUNTEERS WANTED. To volunteer, please arrive at Cherry Hill Armory at 7:30am on Sept 23rd, and/or visit our website to download our volunteer form.http://www.standdownsouthjersey.org/ Cherry Hill Armory, Grove St, Cherry Hill, NJ

09/23/2017 – 09/24/2017 – Benefit for Soldiers Angels: All Day Sponsored by Annual Eagle Riders National Jamboree. Food, Beverages, Family Fun, Field Games, Live Music Fri and Sat nite, camping, evening bonfire, raffle, 50/50, vendors. (no direct hook ups; water and dump station avail on site). More info 908-451-1303 Fraternal Order of Eagles, 350 Woodside Lane, Bridgewater, NJ

09/23/2017 – 1st Annual PTSD & Military Suicide Awareness Poker Run: 9:00 am Sponsored by American Legion Riders Post 338 The poker run starts at the American Legion Post 338, 860 Highway 36 in Leonardo. Registration is from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. The ride ends with music, food, prizes, and more. For more information call (732) 693-1241 American Legion Leonardo, 860 Highway 36, Leonardo, NJ

09/23/2017 – 09/24/2017 – Historic Soldiers Weekend: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Please Join us for our 13th Annual Historic Soldiers Weekend! This event will be held on September 23th and 24th, 2017 at Fort Mott. This extensive military living history display and show will be held at Fort Mott, a historic Coastal Artillery Fort, which has a Finns Point Military Graveyard just beyond its walls. This event will again feature hundreds of military re-enactors, historic vehicles, live music and guest speakers such as veterans from WWII, Korea and Vietnam as well as several local authors. Each year, Fort Mott exceeds their previous records for attendance with visitors coming from the Southern New Jersey, Philadelphia and beyond. Each year we hope to expand upon that success by bringing in new exhibitors and new features. This event has been featured on Comcast and the WFN network. Also of interest, Historic Soldiers Weekend (HSW) was honored with a New Jersey State Senate Resolution for be a valuable event in preserving our Military History. The purpose of this event is to honor our nation’s history and to honor our veterans. The event website; www.soldiersweekend.com, has a variety of event pictures, regional newspaper clippings, a current guest speaker / veteran’s attendance list and other important information regarding the event. Please note that this event is free to the public. New groups, both living history, Veteran organizations and historic societies should contact us online for information on how to get involved! Thank you! www.soldiersweekend.com Fort Mott NJ, 454 Fort Mott Road, Pennsville, Nj

09/23/2017 – Veterans Information, Outreach Fair and Concert: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Veterans Information and Outreach Fair & Concert The Fair Lawn Office of Veterans Affairs, along with Rock Our Vets, will be hosting a Veterans Information and Outreach Fair and Concert. This event is free and open to all. www.fairlawn.org/vetfair Saturday September 23, 2017 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Memorial Middle School 12-00 1st Street Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410 Memorial Middle School & Park, 12-00 First Street, Fair Lawn, NJ

09/23/2017 – NJ American Legion Centennial Fundraiser: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm AMERICAN LEGION CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION FUNDRAISER [SAP# 45451] (Celebrating 100 years of service to our Veterans, Communities, State & Nation) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 1-5pm Location: Post 294’s Picnic Area grounds – 39 Fort Dix Road, Pemberton, NJ 08068 $20 Donation in Advance -$25 at Door-Children under 12 Free Tickets available at Post, more info @ www.alpost294.org or call 609-894-2203 DELICIOUS FOOD, BIKE SHOW, PONY RIDES, PETTING ZOO, CHILDREN’S MOON BOUNCE HOUSE & BALL PIT, 50/50’s STATIC DISPLAYS, GREAT COMRADERY & MUCH MORE “COME ONE – COME ALL” LIVE MUSIC BY “BROTHER SAL” AL Post 294, 39 Fort Dix Rd, Pemberton, NJ

09/23/2017 – 3rd Annual Strikes for Service Dogs: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Please join Alpha Bravo Canine and our awesome host Steve Morrison from The Preston & Steve Show to our 3rd Annual Strikes for Service Dogs Bowling Event at Pinsetter Bar & Bowl! We are raising funds for our next two service dog recruits. The money raised from this event will obtain, house, vet, train, feed, and purchase all supplies for the dogs. Dogs are trained for up to two years and then DONATED to a U.S. military veteran living with PTSD, brain injury or any other combat related disability. Come out for a great day of unlimited bowling and shoe rentals, free food, time to hang out with our service dogs in training, raffles and our veterans!! There will also be a cash bar. The event will be from 2-5pm. $30.00 per person , OR $150 per lane-max of 6 people. If you pre-purchase your Reserved lane (34 lanes to choose from) the cost is $125 per lane (includes donation, food, dessert, soda) More info and to purchase tickes http://alphabravocanine.org/ Pinsetters BOwling Alley, 7111 Maple Ave, Merchantville, NJ

09/24/2017 – 16th ANNUAL MARK “BUZZ” REIMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP POKER RUN: All Day More details to follow – visit http://namknights.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?id=694 Nam Knights Chapter Clubhouse, 197 Washington Ave, Carlstadt, NJ

09/30/2017 – Protectors LEMC – Save Second Base: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm On Saturday, September 30th, 2017, Protectors LEMC will be hosting a benefit for women with breast cancer. Benefit will be held at the Anthony Wayne American Legion, 55 Mountainview Blvd, Wayne NJ. $20 donation includes food, music, vendors, prizes. Proceeds to benefit Gina Sandwith and Juliet Ramos American Legion Wayne, 55 Mountainview Blvd, Wayne, NJ

09/30/2017 – Annual Charity Biker Rodeo – Knights of Inferno MC: 12:00 pm The Knights of the Inferno Motorcycle Club: Shore Syndicate Chapter will be hosting their annual Biker Rodeo Charity Fundraiser on Saturday, September 30th starting at noon. This event will be held rain or shine and will be held at the Bamber Lakes VFW Post 10118, 2652 Lacey Road in Forked River. This years charity fund raiser beneficiaries will be POAC Autism Services NJ and Fighting H.A.R.D. (Having A Rare Disease) Foundation. There will be a live band, good food, cold beer, vendors and a variety of friendly but competitive rodeo games. The cost is $20 per person. Come join us for the day starting at 12:00pm so we can help those in need. Last year The Knights of the Inferno MC raised over $1000 for each organization that was supported. Some of the rodeo games will include: Beer Barrel Roll – Participants will try to push a beer keg down the course with their motorcycle faster than the other participants. Cue Stick Joust – Consists of bikers using pool sticks to collect as many rings as possible in the shortest amount of time. Weenie Bite – Passengers will attempt to bite off as much of the hot dog as possible using only their mouth. The team that bites off the most weenie is the winner. Slow Race – Rider will proceed down the course as slow as they can while not touching the ground with their feet. The biker with the longest time wins. Traffic Cone Tennis – Passengers place balls on tennis cones and then retrieve them down the other side of the course. Team with the most balls and best time wins. If you are interested in becoming a vendor or a sponsor for our event, please visit The Knights of the Inferno MC Shore Syndicate’s website and download the PDF forms. Forms should be completed and e-mailed to: kiffmcss@gmail.com. For further information, click here. Bamber Lakes VFW, 2652 Lacey Rd, Forked River, New Jersey

10/01/2017 – Blue Knights NJXV Frost on the Pumpkin Poker Run & Family BBQ: 11:30 am – 5:00 pm All Welcome, enjoy the poker run and day of family fun and BBQ. Proceeds to benefit Kortney Rose Foundation/LEO Only/BK Charities Rider Registration: 9-11:00 AM, McDonalds of Hazlet, Route 35 Routh & Hazlet Avenue Pre Reg @ www.Blueknights15.com – $15 Rider & $10 Passenger or Day of event $20/$15 Rider and Family End Site: 11:30-5:00pm, American Legion Post 129, 2025 Church Road, Toms River/Walk In $15 pp Includes Food, Door Prizes, Music, Awards Addl Info: decanr@aol.com 973-220-0095 American Legion Post 129, 2025 Church Rd, Toms River, NJ

10/07/2017 – 2nd Annual Car Show and Chili Cook Off – Amer Leg: 11:00 am Sammis Voice – 2nd Annual Car Show and Chili Cook Off – Saturady October 7th – rain date October 14th. 11am – 4pm. Registration fee: $15 til Sept 30th, $20 day of event. Register for both events for $25. Vendor Tables avail $20 Chili tasting $5 at the door. Register onlineat www.sammisvoicepbr.com American Legion Pemberton, 39 Fort Dix Rd, Pemberton, NJ

10/07/2017 – Veterans Appreciation Dinner: 6:00 pm Cherry Hill PBA will be holding the 2nd Annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner at American Legion Post 372 in Cherry Hill. This is a FREE DINNER for our local veterans. Special guests. More information to follow soon. American Legion Cherry Hill, 1532 Martin Ave, Cherry Hill, NJ

10/08/2017 – Wantage Township 10th Annual Veterans Memorial Car, Truck & Bike Show: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm The 2017 Wantage Township 10th Annual Veterans Memorial Car, Truck & Bike Show will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017 (Rain Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017) from 11am to 4pm at Woodbourne Veterans Memorial Park, 145 Sherman Ridge Road, Wantage, NJ 07461. The 2017 Show proceeds will be donated to the Welcome Home Vets Fund of New Jersey, Inc. Come spend the day! Free spectator admission, but donations of non-perishable items for local food pantry would be greatly appreciated. Food & cold refreshments available all day, live music, door prizes, 50/50, tricky tray. Trophies awarded in multiple classes for cars, motorcycles & trucks. $15 pre-registration by 9/22/17, $20 day of show, registration from 11am to 1pm, goodie bags to first 100 registrants. Vendors wanted, registration $20, must be set up by 10am, no power available. Flyer/Registration/Vendor form available at http://wantagerec.com/veterans_memorial/car_show/images/2017CarShowFlyer.pdf. For more information visit http://wantagerec.com/veterans_memorial/car_show/car_show.htm or email car.n.bike.show@gmail.com or call Chris at 973-352-9203. Woodbourne Park, 145 Sherman Ridge Road, Wantage, New Jersey

10/14/2017 – Trunk or Treat: 5:00 pm OCTOBER 14th 2017 WE WILL HOLD OUR 4TH ANNUAL TRUNK OR TREAT @ THE PHEIFFER CENTER , CARS OR MOTORCYCLES PARTICIPATING PLEASE ARRIVE BY 5PM TO DECORATE YOUR VEHICLE , COST IS $5:00 PER VEHICLE PLEASE HAVE VEHICLES DECORATED & READY TO HAND OUT CANDY BY 6:PM American Legion Williamstown, 20 Sicklerville Rd, Williamstown, NJ

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11/11/2017 – Legion Riders Post 252 Hoagie Sale: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm American Legion Post 252, 20 Sicklerville Rd , williamstown, New Jersey

11/18/2017 – Cpl Marc Ryan 5K Run/Walk: All Day Race day registration start – 7:30am at VFW, 27-29 N. Burlington St., Gloucester City, NJ 08030. USATF Certified Course (similar to last year). Long Sleeve Colored T-Shirts for the first 350 registrants (Runner or Walker). Post race food & beverages. After race block celebration, Cpl. Ryan Tribute, Big Jim dedication, & awards presentation. START TIME: 9:00am EST PRICE: $25.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee Complete information can be found at https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/NJ/GloucesterCity/CplMarcTRyanMemorialMCLEF5kRunWalk Cpl Marc Ryan Run, ., Gloucster City, NJ

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BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY VETERANS CLOTHING CLOSET OPENING!!

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NEW JERSEY VETERANS –

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NOW THROUGH 12-31-17

Veterans Telehealth Initiative – Providing Access to Care
March 6, 2017 Contact: Rick England / (609) 654-1498

We wanted to let you know about Virtua’s new telehealth program that will benefit veterans living in our region.

The New Jersey Department of Health recently awarded Virtua along with Insight Telepsychiatry, Legacy Treatment Partners and Oaks Integrated Care, a grant to provide primary care and behavioral health care to veterans using telehealth.

Telehealth allows patient to connect with a medical provider using their smart phone or computer. All you need is a smartphone or computer with a webcam and Internet access.

This program is ready to begin today, Monday, March 6th. Appointments are free.

To be eligible to participate, a Veteran must provide their military ID number when calling to schedule an appointment and reside in Burlington, Camden or Gloucester counties.

The program will provide up to four visits conducted via telehealth technology and also work to leverage existing care coordination resources to help veterans gain access to social services and Tricare benefits if applicable.

LINK:

http://www.senatenj.com/index.php/email/email-district8/veterans-telehealth-initiative-providing-access-to-care/31658

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NEW JERSEY VETERANS

FREE HEALTH CARE
For ANYONE who
has ever served in the military
Preventative Healthcare
Woman’s Healthcare – Behavioral Health
Peer SUPPORT – Physical Exams
866-838-1654
Sponsored by the NJ Department of Health

FLYER:

20312F Free Health Care Flyer

POSTED 03-03-17
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NEW JERSEY & NEW YORK

The Cohen Veterans Center at NYU Langone Medical Center is seeking Iraq and Afghanistan veterans for participation in a confidential research study. Participation can be done from home. Participation involves:

1) A phone interview from the privacy of your home.

2) Saliva sample done at home and mailed back to NYU.

3) An on-line survey.

Participating in this study takes approximately 4 to 5 hours in total, and compensation is up to $165 for the time and effort involved.

Some participants may be invited to travel to New York City. Deciding to travel is optional, and is not required to participate. Those who do make the trip to New York City will complete a blood draw and an MRI brain scan, with further compensation of up to $350, and hotel and transportation arrangements provided.

The goal of this study is to increase understanding of biological factors associated with mental health challenges and resilience, with the long term goal of helping future veterans and civilians with depression, posttraumatic stress and related conditions.

•No treatment or drugs are given.

•All personal information provided is 100% confidential and protected by federal HIPAA

Laws. Your privacy is ensured.

We request proof of military service, such as a military ID or DD214.

To participate, please call our Research Associate at: 877-698-3299.

To sign up online, please fill out our online submission form and someone will contact you shortly:

https://nyulangone.org/locations/cohen-veterans-center/participate-in-the-cohen-veterans-center-research-study

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THE HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION OF NEW JERSEY LISTING OF SERVICES

20312F – pg. 1 – The Healthcare Foundation of NJ
20312F – pg. 2 – The Healthcare Foundation of NJ

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Free Legal Seminars for Female Veterans

Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ) is a state-wide legal services organization aimed at improving the lives of economically-disadvantaged adults, children, and families in New Jersey by empowering them with tools, advice, and pro bono legal representation. VLJ is now also hosting free legal information seminars on issues affecting female veterans throughout the state. We are still adding dates and locations for our remaining seminars in 2016 and would welcome the opportunity to discuss scheduling one for your organization and clients. Please email donuschak@vljnj.org or call 973.645.1955.

VLJ has also received funding to conduct the state’s first-ever legal needs assessment for female veterans in New Jersey. If you are a female veteran, please take a few minutes and complete our survey click here, https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=144787267859

POSTED 04-13-16
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JUST ANNOUNCED! NEW JERSEY VETERANS

We have immediate openings for single veterans among our more than 100 transitional housing beds, ensuring safe and warm shelter to a homeless veteran who would otherwise be out in the cold. This program is open to all veterans, regardless of their current location.

We have openings at our transitional housing programs, located on the grounds of the VA Medical Center in Lyons, NJ and in Bergen County, NJ.

Download the Referral Form

Or

Call our Admissions Planner at 908 647-5717 ext. 320

posted 04-01-16
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NEW FEMALE VETERANS PROGRAM IN NEW JERSEY!

Flyer-FemaleVeteransProgram

POSTED 03-30-16
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Housing Update 04-26-16

We have immediate openings for single veterans among our more than 100 transitional housing beds, ensuring safe and warm shelter to a homeless veteran who would otherwise be out in the cold. This program is open to all veterans, regardless of their current location.

We have openings at our transitional housing programs, located on the grounds of the VA Medical Center in Lyons, NJ and in Bergen County, NJ.

Call our Admissions Planner at 908 647-5717 ext. 320

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CATHOLIC FAMILY & COMMUNITY SERVICES

Would like to announce the start of the

The Kosa Veteran Support Center, Inc

48 Wyker Road in Franklin, NJ

Hours of Operation:

Wednesdays and Friday 10am-2pm beginning February 2, 2016

· Services Currently Include:

· Case Management-every Wednesday from 10:00am-2:00pm a Case Manager specializing in Veterans housing issues will be onsite for consultation and referral.

Please call: 973-818-3648

· Counseling Services- a trained clinician will provide services to Veterans and their families. Counseling can be provided for individuals, couples and/or families, or in group settings.

Please call: 973-827-4702 x3101 to schedule an appointment.

· Presentations will be offered on various topics related to Veterans issues.

· A safe, welcoming place for Veterans to connect and help one another.

POSTED 02-11-16
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VETERAN’S HOUSING!!

Habitat for Humanity Burlington County has 2 brand-new, 2-bedroom townhouses in Cinnaminson available specifically for veterans, active-duty, or reserve military members and their families.

IF YOU ARE NOT A VETERAN, ACTIVE-DUTY, OR RESERVE MILITARY MEMBER – DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND THEIRS IN ASKING THEM FOR THIS…

The projected mortgage payment for these houses is between $400 and $1150/month, taxes and insurance included!*

Please see the attached brochure and pre-qualification list for more information. If you or someone you know is/was a military member and is interested in applying for one of these houses, feel free to fill out and submit the attached application.

*Mortgage payment is based on the income of the homebuyer(s).

Please contact me with any questions you may have.

Thank you!

Ashley F. Griffiths
Manager, Family & Volunteer Services
Habitat for Humanity Burlington County, NJ Affiliate
530 Route 38 East
Maple Shade, NJ 08052
Office: (856) 439-6717 ext. 103

POSTED 01-13-16

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New Transportation Service For VETS needing help with transportation.

VETERANS TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

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Barb's Vets Discount Flyer NJ

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Rapid Re-Housing for Veterans and Families

in NJ and PA

We are providing rapid re-housing for veterans and their families who are homeless or facing imminent eviction. Support services and temporary financial assistance may also be available to qualified veterans. Our Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program is currently serving veterans in:

Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren counties in New Jersey

Bucks, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Pike and Wyoming counties in Pennsylvania

LINK: http://www.communityhope-nj.org/supportive-services-for-veterans-families.php

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The Military Skills Test Waiver program allows state licensing agencies, including the District of Columbia, the ability to waive the skills test portion of the CDL application for active duty or recently separated veterans who possess at least two years of safe driving experience operating a military truck or bus. Waiving this requirement often expedites the civilian CDL application process and reduces expenses for qualified individuals and operating costs to state licensing agencies. The Military Skills Test Waiver program has resulted in approximately 6,000 former military personnel obtaining a CDL. These include military men and women from the Reserves, National Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard. For more information and application forms, visit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website at www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration/commercial-drivers-license/military.

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HEART OF A HERO SCHOLARSHIP

The Heart of a Hero Scholarship is a $5,000 (10) scholarship being awarded to New Jersey military service members to use towards their post-secondary or master’s education. New Jersey Heroes will be able to award 10 worthy recipients this scholarship. New Jersey Heroes recognizes and celebrates the inspiring work being done by individuals and non-profit organizations across the Garden State to improve their communities and the lives of New Jersey residents. For complete information, including application,

http://newjerseyheroes.org/index/2015-heart-of-a-hero-scholarship-application-form/

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NEW VETERANS CLOTHING CLOSET!!
201506291038

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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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NYU is offering free psychiatric care to military veterans, regardless of discharge type or era served. In addition to many other types of care, we also perform family therapy.

Secondly, we are also conducting a massive study on PTSD and traumatic brain injury. The study pays up to $530, and we need OIF and OEF era veterans (they do not necessarily have to have been deployed, as we need non-deployed personnel for our control group). People interested in the study can call 877-698-3299. Feel free to forward these handouts around. If you need anything else, don’t hesitate to ask. I’ve attached our website as well.

http://militaryfamilyclinic.med.nyu.edu/

https://nyulangone.org/locations/cohen-veterans-center/participate-in-the-cohen-veterans-center-research-study

Best regards,

Jared Sterk
Program Manager, Veteran Outreach
NYU Langone Medical Center
One Park Ave, 8th Floor, 8-129
The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Medical Center
646-754-4821

Veterans Research Study Postcard

Posted 04-23-15

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“Mane Stream Program”

Great New Therapeutic Program for Veterans!

201503021555

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ATTENTION HOMELESS VETERANS!!

Paterson Park Apartments, the first permanent supportive housing for homeless and/or disabled veterans has an available three bedroom unit. Attached to this unit is a project based State Rental Assistance Housing Voucher (SRAP). There is a full time case manager on site.

To qualify for this unit the applicant must meet the following:

1. Must be a veteran as per program requirements.
2. Must be homeless and/or disabled as per program requirements.
3. Must have income. Tenant would pay 30% of their income towards rent as per program requirements.
4. Must pass a criminal and credit background check per program requirements

Immediate availability. Certification for SRAP program could take as long as six weeks.

Thank you.

Michele Kadell
Senior Case Manager
Paterson Park Apartments
Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless and/or Disabled Veterans
601 E. 18th Street
Paterson, New Jersey 07501
973-754-VETS (8387)

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VETERAN’S HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES!!

Community Hope is currently accepting referrals of homeless veterans at our Hope for Veterans Program. Our 95 bed transitional housing program serves homeless veterans recovering from mental illness and/or substance abuse. Conveniently located on the grounds of the VA Medical Center in Lyons, NJ, Hope for Veterans offers homeless veterans a safe and supportive environment where they can start rebuilding their lives.

For eligibility guidelines, or to make a referral, please contact our
Admissions Planner at (908) 647-5717 ext. 325.

Posted 11-14-13

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Hi Everyone – I hope you all are having a great summer.

In May 2013 I was asked to join the Bonds of Courage Career Counseling and Mentor Veterans program as Program Manager. Bonds of Courage supports Post 9/11 Troops, Veterans and their families. They offer a wide variety of FREE services – to help build morale and meet urgent needs involving jobs, health, families, and finances. We are very excited through a grant from the Elks Lodge # 1246, Summit, NJ that Bonds of Courage can expand their career counseling to add the opportunity to work with a mentor to help expand the Military member’s opportunities and help support them to meet their goals. This program is flexible – can be completed in person, on the phone or email.

I am reaching out to you all of you in case you know a POST 9/11 military member that could benefit from this program. This program is FREE for Post 9/11 Veterans, Active Duty, Guard and Reserve. The military member did not have to have deployed to be eligible, we have also expanded the program for eligible military spouses.

It is a great opportunity for those:

· students building a career path

· looking for a job

· looking to change careers

· someone who may have hit a plateau and are looking for new opportunities

· entrepreneurs’ looking to start or grow their business

· tradesman looking to get ahead in their fields

If you have a neighbor, colleague, or family member that might be interested please feel free to pass along my information.

Thank you.

Danielle Bracco

Program Manager

Bonds of Courage

Summit, NJ

www.bondsofcourage.org

908-273-4122 office

Posted 08-12-13

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New Jersey – A NEW RESOURCE FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Here is another NEW resource for veterans and their families:

I would appreciate it if you might help disseminate information about our program as a new resource for veterans who have recently become homeless:

Department of Military and Veteran’s Affairs

Veteran’s Haven North

100 bed Transitional Housing Program

Glen Gardner, NJ

908-537-1999

www.nj.gov/military/veteranshavennorth

Photos, driving directions, Application for Admission, and Resident Handbook are available thru the website.

Thank you!

Corinne Balaskas, LCSW

Social Work Supervisor

Veteran’s Haven North

phone: 908-537-1999 x1966

fax: 908-537-1989

Corinne.Balaskas@njdmava.state.nj.us

POSTED 11-26-12

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New Jersey:

Following are our resources for homeless veterans and veteran families at risk of or who have recently become homeless:

VETS Emergency Housing for Homeless Veterans, Newark: http://www.communityhope-nj.org/veterans-programs.php

95-bed Hope for Veterans Transitional Housing Program at Lyons VA Campus: http://www.communityhope-nj.org/veterans-programs-hope-for-veterans.php

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (at risk of losing housing) http://www.communityhope-nj.org/supportive-services-for-veterans-families.php

Call numbers are listed for each program.

Posted 11-14-12

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NEW JERSEY VETERAN’S HOUSING ASSISTANCE!!

Interested Parties,

Middlesex County has the only Veterans Housing Assistance Program, which helps with security deposits, first month’s rent, temp rental assistance, and situations where the client is in rental arrears. The amount and type will be determined by the veterans case manager.

POC: Doug Breen 732.745.4051 or doug.breen@co.middlesex.nj.us

Regards,

Rich Guard

Vets 4 Warriors

1.855.838.8255

Posted 09-07-12

New Jersey Emergency Veteran’s Housing and More:

Posted 06-05-12

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Hudson County New Jersey

Posted 04-30-12

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New Jersey DAV Services:

Posted 04-27-12

FOR MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

The Veterans Intervention Program
Substance abuse counseling for veterans and their families

Services provided by Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Services with the support of the Mercer County
Office on Addictions Services.

VIP services are private and confidential. We have no connections with the Department of Defense nor the
Veterans Affairs.
Fees are on a sliding scale.
Inability to pay is not a barrier to receiving services.
Whenever possible, insurance plans will be accepted.
For an appointment, please call 1-800-360-7711 www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are the longest combat operations since Vietnam. Returning home from a
war zone can present immense challenges. Signs related to the stressors from war and returning home can
include: using alcohol and other drugs, angry outbursts, anxiety, trouble concentrating, depression,
nightmares, and troubled relationships.

Our Alcoholism/Addictions service offers the Veterans Intervention Program (VIP) providing substance abuse
treatment to Mercer County Reservists and National Guard Members who have served in Operation Enduring
Freedom or Operation Noble Eagle. Services with trained counselors are provided in collaboration with the
Mercer County Office on Addiction Services and include:
• Individual, family, and group counseling
• When indicated for those in treatment with us, psychiatric evaluations and medication follow-up
• Referrals to programs supporting veterans and their families

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WE LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED!!!

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