For Veterans Wisconsin

WISCONSIN 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:

Wisconsin Employment

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All housing information can be found here:

Wisconsin Affordable Rentals

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HAPPENING IN WISCONSIN…

Calling All History Buffs!
Join us for a special event, World War 100: A Centennial Symposium on October 27-28, 2017, hosted by our Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison, Wisconsin. The event will give you the opportunity to explore the Museum’s new exhibit, WWI Beyond the Trenches: Stories from the Front, learn about World War I from scholars from across the country, and network with WWI historians… Read more » link: https://www.wisvetsmuseum.com/?event=world-war-100-a-centennial-symposium&event_date=2017-10-27

UPDATED 10-21-17
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WDVA, Legion to Help Bury Indigent Veterans

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) and the American Legion Department of Wisconsin today announced an effort to ensure that military veterans receive the proper burial they deserve. The partnership seeks to remedy a situation where a veteran may pass away without a next-of-kin claiming them or without the funding to hold a funeral for them.

Together, the WDVA and American Legion are working to reach out to the more than 450 funeral service providers in Wisconsin to identify the remains of deceased veterans who may be potentially eligible for a military burial..

Read more at:

WDVA and American Legion to Help Bury Indigent Veterans

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The Wisconsin Veterans Home at King

Legends on the Lake 1 and 2: Memory Care Units in Ainsworth Hall

The Wisconsin Veterans Home at King is home to one of the very best memory care programs in the state and we are uniquely suited to serve those who have been diagnosed with dementia. In fact, over half of the population at the Veterans Home at King has a diagnosis of dementia and we are proud that we have the tools necessary to provide these individuals with the care they deserve.

Legends on the Lake is comprised of two separate memory care units, both in Ainsworth Hall. The staff of the Legends on the Lake are focused on providing personal, customized care. The mission of our memory care units is to enhance the quality of life for members with memory related issues while providing specialized care in a home-like and safe atmosphere. We understand the special emotional and physical needs of veterans who suffer from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments.

We employ a comprehensive approach based on personality, history, likes and dislikes of each member. By taking the time to learn about each member, we are able to incorporate aspects of family, work, hobbies, military service, and interests into their day. By focusing on pleasant times and experiences from their past, we can help members to maintain their highest possible level of functioning. By proposing choices, we help members to preserve their dignity and independence. By forming warm and sincere relationships, we can help members to feel at home and cared for.

The memory care staff are specially trained in understanding, communicating and interacting with memory-impaired individuals. They deliver care with patience, compassion, and skill. As a result, members feel both respected and relaxed. Staff attend ongoing bi-weekly dementia care education. We have used several training programs and are focusing this year on veteran issues, mental health, and person-centered care. We also have a music therapist and an activity therapist who specialize in dementia care. The Legends on the Lake memory care units have two nationally certified dementia practitioners who can provide staff with education, support, and guidance.

We have a Namaste program for members with late stage dementia. This one-of-a-kind program offers holistic end-of-life care that blends nursing care and meaningful activities to provide peaceful and relaxing end-of-life experiences. In this room, members receive person-centered care with an emphasis on reminiscence, sensory and physical touch. Volunteers, music therapists, chaplains, and other support staff provide additional services with members in this calming environment. We also utilize aromatherapy on each unit. This is used as an approach to support feelings of calmness and contentment. The Wisconsin Veterans Home at King is one of the very few skilled nursing facilities to offer this type of program in the entire state.

Our ability to care for those who have been diagnosed with dementia makes King a very special place to live. We hope you will help us to spread the word about the quality care we provide. In addition, volunteers mean the world to members on Legends on the Lake. Many of our members are not able to get themselves outside to breathe in the fresh air or initiate an activity. Volunteers with pet therapy dogs and those who are willing to spend 1:1 time with members are needed.

For more information on our Memory Care Units please call our Admissions Department at 715-258-5586 Ext. 2270.

The Wisconsin Veterans Home at King

Their Brochure:
WDVA_B3401-King-Brochure

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