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.
We 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.
Chimes is working with TRICARE military insurance to implement an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program for military families with children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Military families are often faced with the burden of relocation, which can disrupt a child’s routine. For a child diagnosed with ASD, having a consistent and structured environment is crucial in helping him/her to grow and manage him/her behaviors. Chimes’ goal is to provide a community-based or in-home ABA service for families so they learn and continue treatment in order to create a stable environment, regardless of relocation disruptions. Our ABA services are free to qualifying children of military families with TRICARE insurance.
The program is led by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who will be responsible for the supervision of Registered Behavior Technicians, whose responsibilities will include working with child-in-need services, and training for the family/caregiver.
The TRICARE Autism Program will be directed by Marc Fields, a BCBA who has a master’s degree in psychology. Marc has 10 years of experience as a behavior analyst working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to initiate positive behavioral changes. The ABA program services provided will include direct treatment, data collection, data analysis, behavioral assessments, family/caregiver
training, and behavior progress reports.
Marc Fields ,BCBA
O 302-452-3409 x213
Vitas is actively recruiting volunteers to serve the veteran community and there is a great need right now. There are Korean and WWII vets in both north and south state that could use the fellowship of another veteran.
Take a peek at this neat way we can promote all of our Vitas Volunteer Opportunities below. It lists all of the volunteer opportunities from the i-net all in 1 simple link which can easily be shared on social media. 🙂
POC: Gary Black
Andrea Hobson, MA, CAVS
REGISTER TODAY! Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
ASIST is a two-day, intensive suicide intervention skills-training workshop
aimed at those who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in
helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST provides practical
training and is suitable for anyone in a caring role or working with
vulnerable people, from teenagers upwards.
Wednesday March 28-29, 2018
All workshops are 0830-1630 hrs.
Location: Biden National Guard Reserve Center
1 Vavala Way (GPS use: 250 Airport Road)
New Castle, DE 19720
PROGRAM POC to register:
Mr. Ronald Andrews, CTR
Suicide Prevention Program Manager
Great opportunity for kids back from college for the summer, recent graduates, or military spouse!
Outstanding AmeriCorps opportunity for military family members, Veterans, or actively serving military.
Teams work on conservation and trail projects throughout the state of Delaware.
The program empowers members through conservation, education, service, and job training. Participants will engage in hands-on projects on public lands and coastal regions.
Summer members will complete a term of 450 hours.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
- Monthly living stipend of $542.96 paid every two weeks
- National Service Trust Education Award upon successful completion = $1,538.36
- Student Loan Deferment
- Health Insurance
FBI fingerprint background investigation is required, provided by the program at no cost to participants. Must be 18 years of age or older.
Summer term June 19 – August 31, 2018. Start/end dates flexible.
Positions available on teams located statewide.
The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall is coming to Easton, MD at VFW Post 5118 May 31, 2018. It will be viewable until June 6, 2018.
Opening ceremony and scheduled speakers will start on 01 June 2018 to 05 June 2018.
Join First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney…and get your Delaware Library Card today.
All Delaware residents are eligible for a free library card. Complete a registration form and present it with a photo ID at your local Delaware public library.
See flyer for more details.
Need to know your foreclosure prevention options? Worried about missing a mortgage payment? Facing or suspecting a foreclosure scam? Learn more at two upcoming events where you can meet with loan servicers and learn about these topics:
Monday, March 19
- Loan servicers available 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Educational sessions at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Modern Maturity Center
1121 Forrest Avenue
Tuesday, March 20
- Loan servicers available 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Educational session at 5 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Wilmington
4727 Concord Pike
Wilmington DE 19803
No appointments necessary.
For more information, visit www.delawarehomeownerrelief.com, www.attorneygeneral.delaware.gov, email email@example.com, or call the Delaware Homeowner Relief Hotline at 800-220-5424 or the Attorney General’s Foreclosure Prevention Office at 302-577-8393.
What happens if I miss my mortgage payments?
ANSWER: Foreclosure may occur, but it doesn’t have to. You can take action to save your home. To learn more about the foreclosure process in Delaware, click here >
The Caregiver Relax & Recharge and SibShops events on Saturday, March 17th, are for military-connected families having special needs. The events are open to Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, Retiree, and DoD civilian.
Those interested MUST REGISTER by contacting Sonya Dyer no later than March 9th:
firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 677-6383
Base access is required. Respite Camp for young children and children with special needs is available on a limited basis for no charge.
Supporting Veterans’ Children is a FREE training offered by the Military Child Education Coalition on Wednesday, March 21st. The training is open to educators, counselors, parents and other professionals working with veteran families. Space is limited so please follow registration instructions on the flyer to reserve your spot now.
For more information on Supporting Veterans’ Children training:
Sonya R. Dyer, LCSW
Military Child Education Specialist
EFMP Family Support Specialist
864 Center Rd.
Dover AFB, DE 19901
Facebook: Dover AFB School Liaison/EFMP Family Support