Delaware Veterans Coalition

"Veterans Are Our Only Business"

If you agree with our mission of addressing issues that affect all of Delaware's veterans, please consider making a donation to our non-profit organization, Delaware Veterans Coalition. Any amount will be appreciated.

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The Delaware Veterans Coalition’s goal is to keep our website current as a source of information on benefits, opportunities, and events for our readers. Check back often. Please note you can sign up for a free update on veteran-related legislation by clicking on the newsletter registration link on the right. You can also submit an application for membership on the left. Membership is open to all honorably-discharged veterans residing in Delaware at only $20 per year. We meet every other month on the 4th Monday of the month, beginning in January of each year.

Donated bricks surround the Kent County Veterans Memorial ParkWe also support the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park which tributes Gold Star Mother and Families, those lost in Vietnam, Korea, and the Middle East. The park also contains a POW/MIA Chair of Honor, a War Dog memorial and a UH-1 “Huey” Dustoff helicopter perched on an 18-foot stand. The park is financed through the sale of memorial bricks. If you wish to honor a family member or loved one who served, buy a brick to support the memorials, visit the Support the Memorials page.

Our next DJF Community Network South quarterly meeting is coming up soon!

THU, JULY 19
0830 HOURS

ADAMS STATE SERVICE CENTER
DPH Conference Room 100
546 S. Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947
Use Bldg Entrance #3 (directly across from DMV)

PLEASE RSVP

We are excited to present a MINI-MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT. Join us for an open discussion with providers -Nurses, Psychologists and Social Workers from the Wilmington VA Medical Center, including representatives from the Recovery Clinic, Substance Abuse Clinic, PTSD Clinic, Mental Health Clinic, and Crisis Services.

Learn about new approaches and the VA responses to:

  • The Opiate Crisis
  • The Veteran Suicide Crisis in DE
  • The Military Sexual Abuse Crisis
  • The effort to identify and reach HIGH RISK Veterans

Session will include handouts on specific DE Veteran issues and concerns.

Representatives from the WVAMC include:
Diane Postell LCSW-SA
Robin Meyer LCSW-SA
Venice Anderson Pys.D _Psychologist-PTSD
Kristen Salber-Black PhD-Psychologist-MST
Brian Walker RN-Local Recovery
Kent Johnson LCSW-CADC

POC:
CHRISTINE F. KUBIK
DELAWARE NATIONAL GUARD
DIRECTOR, JOINT SUPPORT & OUTREACH SVCS (J9)
O 302.326.7582
C 302.540.0711
E christine.f.kubik.nfg@mail.mil

“Plan Today to Thrive Tomorrow”

Our goal is to help caregivers do some planning around finances, living arrangements, respite, end of life issues, etc., relative to their loved one to whom they provide care.

Last year’s conference saw a record number of registrations, 220, and all of the surveys were positive. Our caregivers look forward to attending this event every year as a way to connect with other caregivers, take a break from their caregiving responsibilities, and learn about new resources in the community. We already have nearly 100 registrants, many of whom have not attended the conference in the past, and we still have almost 10 weeks to go!

As in past years, the exhibitor hall will be open an hour before our first speaker starts, as well as breaks and lunchtime, to assure our attendees get enough time to spend with you. Space is limited to 35 exhibitors, and we will be limiting the number of “same type” exhibitors so that caregivers are able to get a variety of information.  Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Conference Details:

Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Location: Executive Banquet and Conference Center
Time: 9 am – 3 pm (first speaker starts at 10 am)
Cost: (one person)
For Profit Agency/Business:  $250
Not for Profit/State Agency:  $200

Conference Flyer

Download Flyer Exhibitor Registration

If you would like to bring an additional person, or plan to share a table with another agency, the cost is an additional $25 to cover food expenses. Once we receive the attached registration form, we will send an invoice for payment. Additionally, if you are interested in other sponsorship opportunities, please contact me directly and I would be happy to discuss options with you.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to participate in the only conference in Delaware focused on the ever-increasing group of family caregivers.

POC:
Nancy Chipman Ranalli, PT
Director of Community Outreach & Assistive Technology
Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore
302-221-2033

NCALL and Caliber have teamed up to present the VA 101 Boots to Homebuying
Class!

WHAT: VA HOME LOAN 101 CLASS, “BOOTS TO HOMEBUYING”

WHEN: SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2018, 9:00A – 11:00A

WHERE: NCALL Research,363 Saulsbury Rd, Dover, DE 19904

CONTACT: 302-722-8516 (leave a message)

Learn how to use your EARNED benefit of buying a home with YOUR VA Home Loan!

To attend, you MUST BE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • US Military Veteran
  • Currently Serving in the Military
  • Spouse of Serving Military or Veteran
  • Surviving Spouse of Veteran

In this class, you will learn:

  • The step-by-step process for SUCCESSFULLY and PAINLESSLY buying a
    home
  • Credit basics
  • Eligibility basics
  • How to easily obtain your Certificate of Eligibility “COE”(THE
    GOLDEN TICKET)
  • Loan amount and calculation basics
  • Property types and inspections
Download Flyer

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

REGISTER NOW >

PROGRAM POC:
Darren Corder, CMVLP
Loan Consultant, VA Specialist
Caliber Home Loans
Direct 302-722-8516

Open seats still available for class that starts July 15, 2018

The DE National Guard’s Youth ChalleNGe program is for high school dropouts, those no longer attending, and those failing in high school.

The Youth ChalleNGe program is a highly structured military styled, non-traditional educational environment that integrates training, mentoring, tough love, and diverse educational and extracurricular activities. The Youth ChalleNGe Academy is a 17-1/2 month program that offers at-risk youth the opportunity to get a GED after a 22-week in-resident program located in Laurel, MD. This program is an excellent opportunity for students that cannot conform to a traditional learning environment and are willing to learn but need discipline.

There is no cost for tuition, room, or meals.

Refer to flyer for program requirements and other details!

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PROGRAM POC:
Mrs. Karen Hughes
Youth ChalleNGe Counselor Liaison
302-326-7102  OFFICE
karen.m.hughes18.nfg@mail.mil

Free Information Session in Wilmington on July 19!

Short-term professional development programs that provide immediately applicable benefits!
Meet faculty, students and program staff, and get your questions answered.

Thursday, July 19 • 6-8 p.m.
Arsht Hall
2700 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington, DE 19801

Attendance and refreshments are free.
Reservations are requested.

RSVP NOW!
Visit pcs.udel.edu/info-session
or call 302-831-7600

All active duty military members, as well as veterans are eligible for 15% discount towards most of our programs, including the drone programs.

More details on the flyer.

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PROGRAM POC:
Vic Wang
Program Coordinator
Division of Professional & Continuing Studies
University of Delaware
Office: 302-831-3063

Recognizing the Challenges of Reintegration and Building a Pathway to Care and Resources

Thursday, June 21, 2018
9:00a – 4:00p

Life Community Church
750 Otts Chapel Road
Newark, DE 19713

Check-in will begin at 8:00a. Seating is limited for this FREE event, so please register TODAY.

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For registration, please call or email:

Minister Terrie Williams
Catholic Charities, Inc.
terrie.m.williams@gmail.com
302.367.4070

The National Guard Employment Support Program recognizes the generosity of many civilian employers who go above and beyond providing for military absences from civilian employment for a period of military service. While they follow the statutory requirements of USERRA, they also provide additional benefits and pay during times of mobilization, and more importantly, support and encouragement to our military families in the absence of their military employee.

Employers are invited to attend our free Workshop to learn more on USERRA, employer obligations, and have your questions answered by Subject Matter Experts! Hear about FMLA and qualifying military exigency leaves for military families. Discover how you can access and advertise your job openings to those who are job seeking. Military members have tremendous talent, skill and discipline they bring to the workforce.


Wed, Jun 27, New Castle

Wed, Jul 25, Smyrna

Wed, Aug 29 Bethany Beach

All workshops are 12pm – 1pm. See flyer for more details.

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No cost to attend, and breakfast/lunch will be served.  But, please register with:

Dawn Walker, CTR
Program Support Specialist – DE
National Guard Employment Support Program
302-326-7553 OFFICE
dawn.k.walker3.ctr@mail.mil

Friday, 21 September 2018
9am – 2pm

Schutte Park, Dover

Stand Down Info Package

This is the 10th year for Delaware Stand Down and each year has become larger and larger! Your expertise is greatly needed to serve those that have given so much for our Freedom.

Download PROVIDERS LETTER >

Download PARTICIPATING AGENCY FORM >

Download LIABILITY RELEASE FORM >

Download VOLUNTEER APPLICATION >

POC for questions:
William F. Jiron Jr.
Public Relations Manager
Delaware Veterans’ Stand Down
302 349-4898

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