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Community Outreach Assistant
Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is the preeminent organization empowering, supporting, and honoring our nation’s 5.5 million military caregivers; the spouses, parents, family members, and friends who care for America’s wounded, ill, or injured veterans. Founded by Senator Elizabeth Dole in 2012, the Foundation adopts a comprehensive approach in its advocacy, working with leaders in the public, private, nonprofit and faith communities to recognize military caregivers’ service and promote their well-being.
Mission Statement: Strengthen and empower America’s military caregivers and their families by raising public awareness, driving research, championing policy, and leading collaborations that make a significant impact on their lives.
Elizabeth Dole Foundation Hidden Heroes Program
A major campaign of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Hidden Heroes is a multi-year, multi-faceted campaign that brings vital attention to the untold stories of military caregivers and seeks solutions for the tremendous challenges and long-term needs they face.
Hidden Heroes seeks to:
- Raise awareness of the issues military caregivers confront every day.
- Inspire individuals, businesses, communities, and civic, faith and
government leaders to take action in supporting military caregivers in their
- Establish a national registry, encouraging military caregivers to
register at HiddenHeroes.org to better connect them to helpful resources and
HiddenHeroes.org is the premier online destination for military caregivers. This first-of-its-kind website
includes testimonials from military caregivers who share their personal stories; a vetted directory of valuable resources; the opportunity to join a private Facebook community for military caregivers; and calls-to-action for communities and individuals to get involved.
4Vets4Life is looking to identify 10 disabled veterans in need so they can provide a $100,000 grant to them and a new home to one.
For details regarding this initiative, please CLICK HERE.
If you have questions, please contact Nina Martin, Outreach Coordinator, 4Vets4Life.
Point of Contact:
Opportunity for Veterans to share valuable feedback to VA leadership
ELSMERE, DE – The Wilmington VA Medical Center (VAMC) will host a Veteran Resource Benefits Fair and Veteran Town Hall meeting on July 25, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Education and Resource Center (Bldg. 5), at the Wilmington VA Medical Center, 1601 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, Delaware. The event allows veterans an opportunity to receive information about the VA and provide valuable feedback about VA services.
At the fair, veterans can receive information about VA programs, enroll for VA health care, and have questions answered about VA disability claims. Representatives from the medical center and counselors from the Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Office (VBARO) will be on-hand to assist and answer questions.
Veterans enrolling for VA health care should bring a copy of their DD-214 or other proof of military service.
For additional information, please call (302) 633-5389.
EMPLOYER Connections CSP, Inc.
JOB TITLE Community Outreach Specialist
The Community Outreach Worker’s responsibility is to identify low income Veteran families who are homeless or in jeopardy of losing housing, determine their program eligibility, and provide supportive services. Our goal is to alleviate homelessness for Veterans throughout the state of Delaware.
Education and Experience
- High School Diploma or GED, prefer candidate with experience working with the homeless
- Street outreach experience a plus, in addition to being familiar with resources for low income individuals
- If interested, email resume to Joni Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org
DOVER – Beth Rosebrooks, Community Engagement Director of Team RWB (Red, White and Blue) will serve as guest speaker at the Delaware Veterans Coalition’s bi-monthly meeting on Monday, July 23, at 7 p.m. at FOP Lodge #3, 1584 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover.
A Navy veteran, she served during the Cold War as an Ocean Systems Technician Analyst within the IUSS (Integrated Undersea Surveillance System) as part of the nation’s anti-submarine warfare effort.
RWB’s nationwide mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Team RWB has two chapters in Delaware, one above the canal (Team RWB Northern Delaware) and a Kent and Sussex chapter (Team RWB Dover). Their bright red shirts with the white and blue eagle are often seen at local 5k races, volunteering at community events or just walking briskly through Brecknock Park in Camden every Saturday morning carrying Old Glory with pride. Visit www.teamrwb.org for more information.
Mrs. Rosebrooks is Land Services Manager for the Delaware Department of Transportation and is a member of the Delaware Women Veterans Monument Committee. The monument will be dedicated November 3, on the grounds of Legislative Hall. She also serves on the planning committee for the upcoming 10th Annual Veterans Stand Down on September 21, in Dover.
The Delaware Veterans Coalition is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization created in May 2011 to advocate with Delaware elected officials on issues that affect all generations of First State veterans. It meets bi-monthly on the 4th Monday beginning each January. Membership is not required to attend meetings. All honorably-discharged Delaware veterans are eligible to join.
Visit www.DelawareVeteransCoalition.com for more information.
You are invited to a complimentary demonstration to learn more about
Equine Assisted Counseling and Learning Demonstration
Date: Aug 7, 2018
Time: 9:00-10:30 am
Place: Little Bit Acres
17054 Fitzgerald’s Rd.
Lincoln De 19960
Barn is on September Way, between RT 113 and Calhoun Rd.
This is an opportunity for you to EXPERIENCE Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Personal Development
- Learn about how this model is assisting military members and their families grow and heal
- Ask questions and schedule your own event!
RSVP requested: 302-593-1378
Recognizing the Challenges of Reintegration and Building a Pathway to Care and Resources
Thursday, June 21, 2018
9:00a – 4:00p
Life Community Church
750 Otts Chapel Road
Newark, DE 19713
Check-in will begin at 8:00a. Seating is limited for this FREE event, so please register TODAY.
For registration, please call or email:
Minister Terrie Williams
Catholic Charities, Inc.
New Castle County Police Department Officer First Class Nicholas Hurst addressed the bimonthly meeting of the Delaware Veterans Coalition in Dover on May 29. Hurst, who served two combat deployments with the U.S. Marines between 2005 and 2007 in Fallujah, Iraq, is a founder of The Veterans Response Team program, launched in September 2017, and is only the second in the nation. It teaches military veteran first responders to effectively and peacefully resolve incidents involving a veteran in crisis, using their own military experiences to connect with veterans, defuse the situation, and help them get needed resources. His work stemmed from Crisis Intervention Team training that provides critical training to law enforcement officers throughout Delaware to help citizens with serious mental illness. The program has prevented suicides and other potentially violent actions.