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August 11, 2020

Mental Health Association in Delaware

2020 Military and Veterans Mental Health Summit

Monday, August 31, 2020 – Friday, September 4, 2020

Due to the ongoing public health crisis, this year’s summit will be virtual! This is a free event; however, registration is required!  The login information to access each session will be sent out prior to the event.

REGISTER NOW >

Schedule

Monday, August 31, 2020
10:00-11:30 AM

Keynote Address: “Veterans Perceptions of Behavioral Health Services”
Dr. Larence Kirby, LPCMH
Director, Delaware Office of Veterans Services

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
10-11 AM or 2-3 PM

“Virtual Resources and Telehealth”

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
10-11 AM or 2-3 PM

“Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and the Crisis Hotline”

Thursday, September 3, 2020
10-11 AM or 2-3 PM

“Personal Self-Care”

Friday, September 4, 2020
10-11 AM or 2-3 PM

“Cognitive Approach to Resiliency”

CEUs are not being offered.

Additional information pertaining to the summit, including access to the PowerPoint slides, will be available on the Mental Health Association in Delaware’s website the last week of August.

For summit-related questions, contact:
Jennifer Smolowitz
jsmolowitz@mhainde.org
Mental Health Association in Delaware
SUMMIT INFO >

2020 Military and Veterans Mental Health Summit
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State Council for Persons with Disabilities – Brain Injury Information

If you are living with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), or know a survivor, please review and share the information below. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are often referred to by medical professionals as the “Silent Epidemic.” We need your help to end the silence!

Applications from TBI survivors are considered on a case by case basis by the TBI Fund Committee to determine funding eligibility for short-term therapy, treatment, or necessary equipment that is not paid by healthcare insurance.

Learn more or to submit an application to the TBI Fund >

The new SCPD Traumatic Brain Injury Fund – Project Gallery is now LIVE and accessible from the Information dropdown menu on the SCPD website.

See the type of things that Delaware’s Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Fund can help Survivors obtain >

View the TBI Survivor Stories on the SCPD website>
We are sharing these stories of Delawareans who ARE the Silent Epidemic.

While you are visiting the SCPD website, view the Traumatic Brain Injury Fund – Thank You section of the site >

The Brain Injury Information section of the SCPD website contains Facts, Financial Assistance, TBI Information, a list of Resources, Rehabilitation Centers, and Support Groups available for Brain Injury Survivors and a Q & A
section. This section is also available from the “Information” dropdown menu or you can visit it quickly by clicking here. >

Dee L. Rivard
ES & TBI Fund Administrator for John McNeal, Director
State Council for Persons with Disabilities
Margaret M. O’Neill Bldg., Suite 1
410 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302-257-3614
Email: Dee.Rivard@delaware.gov
Email: SCPDBrainInjuryFund@delaware.gov

SCPD-TBI-Information
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Operation Homefront Villages “Transitional Housing” Program

Operation Homefront is looking for applicants for our Transitional Housing Program located in Gaithersburg, MD. Please alert anyone who may know of service members in need.

Operation Homefront’s Transitional Housing Program provides rent-free full furnished apartments for wounded, ill & injured service members & their families.

Who is eligible?

Wounded, ill or injured service members with family (spouse or children) who are in the process of medically separating from the military or recently separated and awaiting benefits.

How to apply?

Please go to our website >
Select Operation Homefront Villages. Scroll down for the application link.

Questions?

Please call 703-581-8089.

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Free Legal Advice for VA Appeals

Veterans Assistance Day

Winter/Spring 2021 Appointments

Widener University Delaware Law School Veterans Law Clinic is offering virtual appointments this semester for VA Appeals cases at 10:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. on the following days:

February

Thursday, February 25

March

Tuesday, March 23 • Thursday, March 25

Spring VA Day Notice
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Disability and Transition Briefing

For those interested in VA service connection and transitioning from service.

All are welcome and prepare to ask questions! There is no pre-registration required.

Topic: Disability and Transition Briefing
Time: Feb 4, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time

Join Zoom Meeting >

Meeting ID: 963 8541 6184
Passcode: DOVS

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+16465588656,,96385416184#,,,,*626719# US (New York)

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+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 963 8541 6184
Passcode: 626719

POC:
Joshua Matticks
Executive Director
Main line: 302.739.2792

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Food Bank of Delaware

Food Bank of Delaware Drive-Thru Mobile Pantry

The Food Bank of Delaware is prepared to once again carry out their Emergency Food Mobile Pantry. Participants are asked to bring proof of identification and Delaware residency. Service will be first-come, first-served.

Please stay in your vehicle and have your trunk or back seat cleared out!

SUSSEX COUNTY

Monday, October 19 starting at 11:00 a.m.

Crossroad Community Church, 20684 State Forest Road, Georgetown

Pre-Register >>>

KENT COUNTY

Wednesday, October 21 starting at 11:00 a.m.

Dover International Speedway
(please enter through the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino entrance)
1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover

Pre-Register >>>

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Thursday, October 22 starting at 11:00 a.m.

Glasgow High School
1901 S College Ave., Newark

Pre-Register >>>

Stay safe and healthy!
Visit our Website >
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Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Accepting Clients

We are excited to share that funding continues at Courageous Hearts LLC to provide FREE Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for Veterans and active military members.

Below is an informational flyer to share as well as referral form. Vets can also self-refer.

ASG flyer PDF (1) updated Oct 2020
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American Red Cross Logo

AMERICAN RED CROSS – Upcoming Workshops

COVID-19 Stress Management Workshop

Topic:  Effective Communication
November 10th  3pm – 4:30pm

REGISTER IN ADVANCE >

Topic: Stress Solutions
November 19th 12pm -1:30pm

REGISTER IN ADVANCE >

POC:
Tommy Bolin
SAF Specialist
American Red Cross National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region
100 W 10th St. Suite 401
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-518-5957 (c)
thomas.bolin@redcross.org

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Food Bank of Delaware

Food Bank of Delaware – Healthy Pantry Center

Food Bank of Delaware directly distributes EMERGENCY food to the public through the Healthy Pantry Center. Participants may receive assistance every 14 days. 

Pantry hours are:

NEWARK
222 Lake Drive, Newark, DE  19702

Please park near the loading ramp in the back of the building and someone will come out to your vehicle. 
  • Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Third Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The pantry will be closed from 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. for restocking 

DE Driver License or DE State ID will be required for proof of identification. If address on your ID does not match your current living address, please bring a utility or other bill or leasing agreement.

MILFORD PANTRY
1040 Mattlind Way, Milford, DE  19963

Please park and someone will come out to your vehicle.
  • Monday-Friday: 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (closed from 12:30p.m. – 1:00 p.m. for restocking)
  • Fourth Tuesday: 8:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (closed from 12:30p.m. – 1:00 p.m. for restocking)

DE Driver License or DE State ID will be required for proof of identification. If address on your ID does not match your current living address, please bring a utility or other bill or leasing agreement.

Stay safe and healthy!
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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.