Delaware Veterans Coalition

"Veterans Are Our Only Business"

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.

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The Delaware Veterans Coalition was founded in 2011 as a registered lobbying organization to address issues affecting all generations of Delaware’s veterans. We meet every other month on the 4th Monday, beginning in January. The Coalition was instrumental in establishing the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund in 2013 to assist Delaware’s honorably discharged veterans in financial crisis. Our meetings and membership are open to all honorably discharged veterans residing in Delaware, including those with General discharges under honorable conditions, regardless of membership.

The 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 filling out the newsletter registration link on the right.

You can also submit an application for membership with the red link on the left. Please include the branch in which you served. Membership is only $20 per year. Feel free to email our Secretary Don Coffman at dcoffman63@comcast.net with questions.

Dave Skocik, president

Presented by the Veterans Suicide Prevention Coalition

The purpose of the Mental Health Summit is to bring together key stakeholders in the community with the goal of enhancing access to mental health services and addressing the mental healthcare needs of Veterans.

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
8:30am-3:30pm
Dover Downs Hotel and Casino

There is no cost to attend.  

Breakout session topics include:

  • Suicide Prevention
  • Mindfulness
  • Moral Injury
  • Veterans Law

Plenary Speakers include CW4 Clifford Bauman and Dan Miller of the Wounded Warrior Project

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Learn how to use your EARNED benefit of buying a home with YOUR VA Home Loan!

NCALL Research and Caliber Home Loans continue their collaboration to bring education and value to our military and veteran community!

WHAT: VA HOME LOAN 101 CLASS, “BOOTS TO HOMEBUYING”

WHEN: SATURDAY, AUG 25TH, 2018, 9:00A – 11:00A

WHERE: NCALL Research,363 Saulsbury Rd, Dover, DE 19904

CONTACT:  302-722-8516 (leave a message)

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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Please view these intro videos:

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LinkedIn: INTRODUCTION VIDEO TWO>

To attend, you MUST BE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • US Military Veteran
  • Currently Serving in the Military
  • Spouse of Serving Military or Veteran
  • Surviving Spouse of Veteran

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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
darren.corder@caliberhomeloans.com

Join us as we celebrate our family, friends, and neighbors in the military with a day filled with great music, laughter, and fun!

22in22: Stop Soldier Suicide presents

VET FEST 2018

Saturday, September 29, 2018
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Town of Whitehall
801 Mapleton Ave.
Middletown, DE

Festivities include:

  • Civilian, Military & First Responder 5K and Family Walk
  • Parade to Honor our Veterans
  • Music Festival

The mission of 22in22 is to connect the military and civilian communities in order to better equip our active duty and veteran military for life. We do this by supporting the non-profit Stop Soldier Suicide, Inc. and their mission, educating the community about the needs of our warriors, and engaging the community to take action.

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Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Easterseals Caregivers Conference!

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Or call to complete your registration over the phone.

POC:
Connie Brouillette
Community Outreach Assistant
Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore
O: 302-221-2087

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation

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.

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Elizabeth Dole Foundation Hidden Heroes Program

Hidden Heroes

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:

  1. Raise awareness of the issues military caregivers confront every day.
  2. Inspire individuals, businesses, communities, and civic, faith and
    government leaders to take action in supporting military caregivers in their
    communities.
  3. Establish a national registry, encouraging military caregivers to
    register at HiddenHeroes.org to better connect them to helpful resources and
    support.

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.

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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 jpatterson@connectionscsp.org

Beth Green Tie EventDOVER – 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.

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