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.
The Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs invites you to their annual Memorial Day Ceremonies honoring all our fallen military members.
Saturday, May 26th
Parade Field Grounds of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
2465 Chesapeake City Road
Bear DE 19701
Hosted by the DAV – Disabled American Veterans, led by Commissioner Paul Lardizzone at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery
Wednesday, May 30th
War Memorial Plaza
163 Cherry Lane
New Castle DE 19720
Hosted by the DNG – Delaware National Guard, led by Vice Chair Angela Showell at the War Memorial Plaza (Delaware Bridge)
The National Guard’s Youth ChalleNGe program is for high school dropouts, those no longer attending, and those failing in high school.
The 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. The Delaware National Guard is offering 15 seats in the upcoming class. There is no cost for tuition, room, or meals.
The start date for the next class is July 15, 2018. Interested candidates should apply by June 15, 2018.
Program requirements are as follows:
Age: 16-18 years old
Legal: No violent or felony offenses and cannot currently have charges pending
Mental: No history of mental disorders
At-risk students: Students who dropped out or are in the process of dropping out of high school.
Information session briefings will be conducted in May/June for those who want to learn more about the program. Refer to flyer link below.
For more information on Info Sessions or the Program, please contact:
Youth ChalleNGe Counselor Liaison
Be a part of the Easterseals Annual Caregiver Conference!
This year’s theme is “Plan Today to Thrive Tomorrow” with the goal of helping 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 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.
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.
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*
*If you would like to bring an additional person, the cost is $25 to cover food expenses.
Nancy Chipman Ranalli, PT
Director of Community Outreach & Assistive Technology
Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore
61 Corporate Circle
New Castle, DE 19720
Saturday, June 30, 2018
9:00a – 10:30a
200 Continental Drive
Newark, DE 19713
Learn how to use your EARNED benefit of buying a home with YOUR VA Home Loan! This is THE CLASS for you.
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
REALTORS: This is for military and veterans only. There will be other classes coming up specifically for you!
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
REGISTRATION REQUIRED! NO WALK INS.
Have a question, or cannot attend, and still need guidance?
EMAIL US at VA101classes@gmail.com
FOR QUESTIONS, CONTACT:
Darren Corder, CMVLP
Loan Consultant, VA Specialist
US Navy and Delaware National Guard Veteran
NMLS ID: 812438
State Lic.: # MLO-812438
200 Continental Drive
Newark, DE 19713
If you or someone you know has had a traumatic brain injury and needs assistance purchasing/paying for an item or service not covered by insurance, the person may be eligible for funding assistance through the Brain Injury Trust Fund.
For information and an application, visit the website. >
or call Dee at 302-257-3614
FREE Workshop for Veterans, Current Service Members, and Families
Sponsored by Help The Veterans (helptheveterans.org)
The Power Breath Meditation Workshop is a mind-body program that emphasizes techniques to build resiliency. It offers practical breath based tools that decrease stress, anxiety, anger, and sleep problems resulting in improved overall wellbeing.
Here’s what some participants say about the Workshop…
“Beautifully taught and life-changing. Offers life-long tools enabling you to face any crisis, hardships or challenge. Lucky me for having the privilege of participating.”
“I am a Vietnam Combat Vet. I highly recommend the Power Breath Workshop to all vets. The course is effective for dealing with combat civilian life stressors. You learn through breathing practices to slow down, get in touch with yourself and gain a measure of inner peace.”
“I am calmer, less anxious, more centered and able to interact less reactively with intimates. I am feeling more spiritually connected to others and to a higher Power. Remarkable that attention to the breath can be the royal road to a greater sense of well-being and interpersonal harmony.”
Five-Day Workshop: Attendance to all sessions is required
Aug 1-5, 2018
Weeknights: 1800 – 2100 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Weekends: 1000 – 1400 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
Venue: Wilmington VA Medical Center – Building 5
ONE HOUR SESSIONS FOR VA APPEALS ONLY*
*Discharge upgrade advice available on June 12
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
WIDENER UNIVERSITY DELAWARE LAW SCHOOL
VETERANS LAW CLINIC
4601 CONCORD PIKE
WILMINGTON, DE 19803
TIME: ONE HOUR APPOINTMENTS
PLEASE CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
NO WALK-INS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Brought to you by the Association of the US Army Delaware Chapter
Benefitting the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund
Friday, May 18, 2018
Registration begins at 7:30am
Shotgun start at 8:45am
See flyer for details and registration.