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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.

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For more information on Info Sessions or the Program, please contact:
Karen Hughes
Youth ChalleNGe Counselor Liaison
302-326-7102 OFFICE

Saturday, June 30, 2018
9:00a – 10:30a

200 Continental Drive
Suite 201
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.


  • 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

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Have a question, or cannot attend, and still need guidance?
EMAIL US at VA101classes@gmail.com

Darren Corder, CMVLP
Loan Consultant, VA Specialist
US Navy and Delaware National Guard Veteran
NMLS ID: 812438
State Lic.: # MLO-812438
200 Continental Drive
Suite 201
Newark, DE 19713
Direct 302-722-8516
Fax 844-539-5706

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

Space is Limited. To register please contact Leslye Moore
Email: leslye.moore@pwht.org
Phone: 208-409-7806

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Join us for this 5-week workshop geared towards veterans and their caregivers

Every Wednesday, from April 25 until May 23, 2018
10 am—11:30 am

Georgetown VA Clinic
Conference Room, 105

Jennifer Kelly
Georgetown PACT Social Worker
Georgetown CBOC
302-944-2511 x2319

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Training on Supporting Children of Vets through transitions

Educators and helping professionals, there are still seats available for this FREE training coming to Dover on May 8th. Participants will receive breakfast and lunch, excellent training, networking opportunities, and a bag full of resources to take with them. Please see the flyer for registration details and sign up today!

No cost to attend.

POC for questions:

Sonya R. Dyer, LCSW
Military Child Education Specialist
EFMP Family Support Specialist
864 Center Rd.
Dover AFB, DE 19901
(302) 677-6383

Free Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class for people with cancer and their love ones

Facilitated by Dr. Carmelina D’Arro

Monday, May 7 & 14 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 12 – 9 am – 4 pm
Monday, May 21 – 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

at Cancer Support Community
4810 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807

Spaces are limited. Please register at (302) 995-2850.

Learn about the new Medicare cards, elder abuse and protection, social security, consumer fraud prevention, VA healthcare services and much, much more.

Roadshow Schedule:

Sussex County
Wednesday, April 11
VFW Greenwood
301 Mills Street Ave., Greenwood, DE 19950

Sussex County
Friday, May 11
Long Neck Cheer Senior Center
26089 Longneck Road, Millsboro, DE 19966
10am – 2pm

Wednesday, April 25
Brandywine Library
1300 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
1pm – 3pm

Wednesday, May 23
MOT Senior Center
300 Scott Street, Middletown, 19709
10am – 12:30pm

Kent County
Thusday, May 17
Modern Maturity
1121 Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE 19904
10:30am – 1:30pm

Every Monday during the month of April (4/2-4/30), the Wilmington VA Medical Center will collaborate with our community partners to provide educational workshops for older Veterans and their Caregivers on the following:

  • Medicaid and long-term care planning
  • Social Security benefits (SSI/SSDI)
  • Medicare (new cards are coming!)
  • Senior living options
  • Elder law and estate planning
  • End of life services

There is no cost to attend the workshops. All workshops will be held in the auditorium on the ground floor from 10:00am-11:30am. Please see the attached flyer for more details about the weekly workshops.

For more information, please contact Tracy Pearson at 302/994-2511 x4403.

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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

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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
Dover, DE

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.comwww.attorneygeneral.delaware.gov, email consumer.protection@state.de.us, 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 >

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