Vets' Community Connections Research Summary
The San Diego Chamber of Commerce financed a study on behalf of Vets’ Community Connections to examine how veterans and military family members could tap the experience of a greater number of community members to make reintegration easier. The 2015 results overwhelmingly supported a role for the greater community in assisting veterans and their families… Continue readingContinue reading
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VCC Maricopa Billboard Launch!
Phoenix-area billboard campaign stresses community involvement with veterans Posted: Nov 13, 2017 2:53 AM PST Updated: Nov 13, 2017 3:36 AM PST By Shane DeGrote PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Although Veterans Day has come and gone, Maricopa County leaders hope to keep the attention on veterans through the “Got Ten Minutes for a Vet?” billboard… Continue reading
Vets’ Community Connections officially launches
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Thursday – After a year-long development effort to bring more Americans into the community reintegration process for veterans and their families, San Diego County public and private sector community leaders formally launched Vets’ Community Connections (VCC) Thursday. Elected officials joined private sector and local veteran and military leaders at the 10… Continue reading
Mayor Buttigieg announces Vets’ Community Connections Partnership
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg announces that South Bend will be one of three communities across the nation—joining San Diego and Maricopa, Arizona—to participate in Vets’ Community Connections, an initiative to help military personnel and their families transition to life post-deployment. “Assisting with reintegration is especially important as so many troops return home from extended… Continue reading
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Vets’ Community Connections Research Summary
The San Diego Chamber of Commerce financed a study on behalf of Vets’ Community Connections to examine how veterans and military family members could tap the experience of a greater number of community members to make reintegration easier. The 2015 results overwhelmingly supported a role for the greater community in assisting veterans and their families… Continue reading
Volunteering with Veterans
Watch this short video telling more about volunteering with veterans from the PsychArmor Institute.
Connecting vets and communities pays double dividends
What’s a homeless veteran to do? He receives a job offer but needs eyeglasses that he can’t afford to do the work. He calls a county 2-1-1 information line, but they don’t know of a veterans’ service organization that provides free eyeglasses. Doug Wilson recounts this true story when explaining the need for a new… Continue reading
Between The Parades
By Doug Wilson , Maurice Wilson , Kari McDonough On public holidays, Americans salute their military. This Fourth of July will be no exception. In big cities and small towns across America, families will line the streets to watch Fourth of July parades, and sports stadiums around the country will bring veterans of all ages… Continue reading
Shya Ellis-Flint Interview on Cox News, San Diego, CA
Charter-Cox Local Edition Host Brad Pomerance interviews Vets’ Community Connections’ Shya Ellis-Flint about the work of the organization.