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Widener University Delaware Law School Veterans Law Clinic is offering virtual appointments this Fall for VA Appeals cases.

If you would like to discuss your case with an attorney at the clinic, please leave a message at 302-477-2090 stating you are interested in setting up a phone or video conference.


Fall 2020 Notice

NAMI Delaware is pleased to announce we will be hosting the following virtual Support Groups during August. Registration can be located on the links below or by visiting our website > .

Once registered, an email is sent from Eventbrite with the secure Zoom information for the meeting included in this email.

If there are any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Jenn Ford via email.

NAMI Delaware Virtual Family Support Groups for family members and caregivers who have a loved one living with a mental health condition.

Family Support Group

Monday, August 10th at 7pm: REGISTER NOW >

Thursday, August 13th at 7pm: REGISTER NOW >

Monday, August 24th at 7pm: REGISTER NOW >

NAMI Family and Friends is a free 90-minute program open to family members, friends, neighbors, advocates, and anyone interested in learning more about mental health conditions and how to support those impacted by the

Tuesday, August 18th at 12pm: REGISTER NOW >

NAMI Connections Virtual Peer Recovery Support Groups will be held on:

Thursday, August 6th at 6:30pm: REGISTER NOW>

Thursday, August 20th at 6:30pm: REGISTER NOW>

Jenn Ford
Multicultural Engagement Manager
National Alliance on Mental Illness in Delaware (NAMI Delaware)
Office Voicemail: 302-427-0787 x116

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!


Friday, Aug 7 starting at 11am

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

Pre-Register >>>


Wed, Aug 11 starting at 11am

Glasgow High School
1901 S College Ave., Newark

Pre-Register >>>

Stay safe and healthy!



The Stand Down originally scheduled for Friday, 24 September 2020 is now rescheduled for Friday, 23 April 2021.

Sadly, the event is delayed due to the ongoing Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Your health and well-being remains our top concern, as always and we do not want to jeopardize you in any way. Safe distancing, masks and so many more guidelines established by our State Governor by direction of the CDC, to keep everyone safe still may have the potential for unhealthy risks even with our best efforts.

For Veterans, Family Members and Service Providers, we look forward to the twelfth annual Stand Down event and hope that moving from September to April will not cause too much delay in your services. If you are in need of any
type of service please do not wait until April. Our Committee Members are standing by to assist you at any time. Call the Veterans’ Awareness Center in Greenwood, Delaware at 302-349-4898.

Our Committee appreciates the organizations that have already registered, as Service Providers for the upcoming 2020 event and we will continue to hold a place for you for the 2021 event. You need not reapply. If you are unavailable to attend, please contact the Veterans Awareness Center at:
302-349-4898 or
We will ensure that any information that you would like to provide to attendees will be set in a special planned area.

We wish you all continued good health as the world navigates back to a safe and normal life. Thank you for your patience and understanding and we will see you in April!

Liz Byers-Jiron
Director, Veterans Stand Down

William F. Jiron Jr.
Public Relations Manager

Delaware Veterans’ Stand Down
302 349-4898

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Please join a virtual workshop that teaches stress-management and relaxation techniques for service members, veterans and their families. This will be a live, facilitated discussion around the challenges of living through the COVID-19 outbreak. You will have an opportunity to share with others, learn and practice new skills and ask questions in a small online group.

We invite you to join us on video and audio for a 1-hour conversation with a Red Cross mental health volunteer and other members of your community.

June 17th –  11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


June 23rd – 2:00 – 3:30 PM  Eastern Time (US and Canada)


June 25th – 7:00 – 8:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


June 30th – 3:00 – 4:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Jul 2, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Mary Beth Griffin from the Dover A&FRC will facilitate a workshop on civilian resumes.

Topics include: type/styles of civilian resumes, writing a targeted or master resume, how to market your resume, Linkedin for your job search, and more.

Jovy Juanillo of Militaryonesource.com will present employment resources available from Military OneSource.

Topics include the types of resumes, writing targeted and master resumes, marketing resumes, LinkedIn fundamentals, job search, and more. Military OneSource will go over all the employment & education resources, virtual job fair events, LinkedIn Premium membership, My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA), mock interviews, and career counseling.

Join Zoom Meeting >

Meeting ID: 302 494 3825
Password: 933544
Dial IN: (646) 876-9923 (if computer audio and video is disabled – muststill enter PW and Meeting ID)

Mr. Jovy Juanillo | Delaware Military OneSource Consultant
Mobile: (302) 494-3825
Office: (302) 326-7455

CivResume Workshop

The Brain Injury Association of Delaware is partnering with Procino-Wells and Woodland to provide an informative webinar discussing the top legal issues that arise for caregivers and survivors of brain injury, as well as other disabilities.

Kristy Handley, M.S.
Executive Director
Brain Injury Association of Delaware
P.O. Box 1897, Dover, DE  19903

302-346-2083 | 1-800-411-0505

Brain Injury Top Legal Issues

8th Annual Operations SEAs the Day (OSTD) Warrior Family Beach Week, scheduled for every September, will be delayed until 2021.

The OSTD Board thanks the organizations you represent & all your members for their unwavering support for the Warrior Families that have been (& will be) served by the Bethany Area OSTD event. We look forward to seeing all of you again in 2021 when the OSTD Warrior Family Beach Week can restart in a safe health environment.

Operation SEAs The Day has announced the 8th Warrior Beach Week will not be held in 2020. Becky Johns, President, stated “This event is important to Bethany Beach and surrounding areas, and we are extremely disappointed to make this decision.   However, the impact of COVID-19 on the health and well-being of our guest families as well as our volunteers and the community outweigh holding this event this year.”

Warrior Beach Week provides military veterans a week of rest and relaxation in the Bethany Beach area to enjoy the sun, sand, and recognition of our community. Our community’s tremendous support has changed lives and made this a highly desirable event for veterans and their families. Recognizing that warriors and their families still need our help, we respectfully suggest contributions that would be made to OSTD this year, be directed to veteran organizations and/or those being impacted by the pandemic.


While disappointing, all who support Operation SEAs The Day should be proud of the significant positive impact the Bethany community has made on our honored guests in past years.  In our 7 prior events, we have hosted over 1,000 individuals, held four weddings and, with your generosity, positively impacted the lives of our guests simply by the “Thank You” you have extended.  We look forward to again recognizing, cheering, and celebrating September 7-12, 2021.

Keep in touch with OSTD via our website www.operationseastheday.org .

FOOD BANK OF DELAWARE Drive-Thru Mobile Pantry

To help address increased demands for food assistance a midst the coronavirus public health crisis, the Food Bank of Delaware will host an additional three drive-thru mobile pantries in each Delaware county for families struggling to afford food. The Food Bank of Delaware is prepared to serve up to 2,500 households at each pantry.

  • Participants are asked to bring proof of identification and Delaware residency.
  • All food recipients must stay in a vehicle.
  • The Food Bank of Delaware also requests that participants make sure their trunks are cleared out so volunteers can load food with minimal interaction.
  • Service will be first-come, first-serve.
  • Participants should bring proof of identification and Delaware residency. Assistance is limited to one per household.

New Castle County

When: Monday, April 20 starting at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Christiana Mall, Newark, Del. (upon arrival, please follow traffic message boards)
Pre-registration: newcastlecountyfood.eventbrite.com

Kent County

When: Wednesday, April 22 starting at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Dover International Speedway (please enter through the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino entrance); 1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover
Pre-registration: kentcountyfood.eventbrite.com

Sussex County

When: Friday, April 24 starting at 12 noon
Where: Sussex Central High School (upon arrival, please follow traffic message boards), 26026 Patriots Way, Georgetown
Pre-registration: sussexcountyfood.eventbrite.com

Veterans Awareness Center Foundations Delaware 2020 Veterans Stand Down Registration Package is available. We are proceeding with Registration of Service Provider, Volunteers and Veterans with hope that the pandemic will be over before September. With our country in such turmoil from the Coronavirus, we are erring of the side of caution and safety.

Pre-registration of Veterans is new for 2020. We are allowing Veterans to fill out their Registration Forms prior to arriving at the Stand Down event. The event seems to get larger each year and registration time becomes longer and longer. We would rather you take
time to visit with Service Providers than to stand in line to register.

We are handling Registration for the 2020 event as usual. However, if it becomes imperative to cancel the 12th annual Stand Down event, we will notify you quickly! Please write your email address and phone numbers clearly, so that our Team at the Veterans Awareness Center Foundation may be able to contact you.

We are looking forward to another great event. You make the event a success from year to year!

Founder, Veterans Awareness Center & Stand Down Public Affairs

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