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.
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.
Reminder to REGISTER!
This event is free and is open to active duty service members, Guard and Reserve, veterans, and military spouses.
THU, APRIL 12, 2018
Dover AFB, THE LANDINGS
At this free evening networking and hiring reception event, build your network and engage with valuable contacts including recruiters, community leaders, local professionals, and military leaders. You’ll also have the opportunity receive resume guidance before the hiring fair – plus, get a free professional LinkedIn profile image. This event is free and is open to all service members, and veterans as well as military, veteran, and Gold Star spouses, as well as employers and service organizations.
Dover Air Force Base is a security-controlled installation. Once your registration is confirmed, you will be emailed instructions to submit your information to request base access.
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.