Veterans Crisis Hotline
If you're a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, the Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that connects you to a real person specially trained to support Veterans. Launched in 2007, the Veterans Crisis Line started with 14 trained responders working out of a call center in Canandaigua, N.Y. It’s grown to include an online chat and text service with 500 responders in three call center locations. Because many responders are Veterans, they’re familiar with the challenges Veterans face.
Continuing care after the call, chat, or text, Veterans Crisis Line responders can refer Veterans to a local suicide prevention coordinator (SPC). Available in each VA medical center across the country, SPCs can connect Veterans to the counseling and services they need.
Responders are also available 24/7 to help active-duty service members and their families and friends through a crisis through the Military Crisis Line. Service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, along with their loved ones, can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online at www.MilitaryCrisisLine.net, or send a text to 838255 to receive free, confidential support.
The Swinney Foundation
The Swinney Foundation was created in 2019., after both parents were lost to cancer. The foundation was created in honor of Sherman and Beatrice Swinney. They both worked for Mead School and Office Products in Atlanta, Georgia their entire adult lives. They both believed in people acquiring work skills that would allow people to move into the workforce quickly and be able to provide for themselves and their families.
The Swinney Foundation provides scholarships, stipends, and community outreach programs to assist single parents, both mothers and fathers. The United States has the highest rate of single parents in the world. China has a rate of 3%, Nigeria is 4%, and the United States is 32%. Here, 1 in 4 children will live in a single-parent household at some point during their lifetime.
Being a parent is challenging and life-changing even in the best of circumstances. Parenting impacts your time, education, career choices and opportunities, and finances, and this is even more so for single parents. Regardless of how someone became a single parent, The Swinney Foundation seeks to provide much-needed support. We are happy to partner with local colleges to provide scholarships and stipends to students to get them work-ready skills needed to quickly move into the workforce and provide a living for themselves and their families.
FOB Hope collects sleeping bags, tents, socks, toiletries, jackets, hats, gloves, and more to help these Veterans. Once donations are collected/received, FOB Hope conducts outreach and distributes the items to Veterans living under and on the side of the freeway, in the park, in tent cities, and in their cars.
We combine veteran reintegration with sustainable agriculture- creating a holistic solution to fighting the multitude of issues the veteran population faces and simultaneously empowering our fellow vets to strengthen the incredibly important sustainable agriculture movement.
Team Red White & Blue's mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
THE MISSION CONTINUES
The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. We deploy veterans on new missions in their communities so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve.
Sound Outreach helps Pierce County residents experiencing low and/or fixed-incomes build financial security through financial coaching, job training, and other connected services. Our Financial and Employment Coaches provide guidance and tools focused on increasing household income, attaining relief from predatory loans, improving credit scores, achieving high-wage jobs, and realizing long-term financial goals. Our services are always free; it is our mission to stabilize, elevate, and motivate our clients to greater heights.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
HIRE AMERICA'S HEROES
Hire America’s Heroes connects America’s corporations with the rich skills and abilities of military service members and their families for the purpose of employment in the corporate workforce.
The IVMF is higher education’s first interdisciplinary academic institute, singularly focused on advancing the lives of the nation’s military veterans and their families.
Manny Martinez is the President of Relentless Leadership LLC., a Crestcom International authorized agent. Crestcom delivers interactive learning experiences in leadership and management which help people produce real business results across 60 countries and 25,000 clients. In October 2018, Manny completed a 30-year career in the United States Air Force, reaching the summit of leadership as Chief Master Sergeant and Senior Enlisted Leader. He served military tours in the U.S., Germany, Italy, and Turkey, and deployed to military operations in Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, and Afghanistan.
GOODWILL OF THE OLYMPIC AND RAINER REGION MILITARY AND VETERAN AFFAIRS
Goodwill helps people with barriers to employment go to work by providing over 30+ training and educational opportunities all designed to prepare entry into the competitive job world.
The USO provides programs, entertainment, and services at more than 200 USO locations worldwide, including Afghanistan, Djibouti, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Italy, Japan, Iraq, South Korea and the United States.
Join thousands of Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses in setting up free 1-hr mentorship phone calls with successful professionals. We’re the only Veteran Mentorship Platform to let you choose your own mentors and as many as you would like; our average member selects 4 mentors, and some mentees have 25+ mentors! Create a free profile at Veterati to get unlimited access to thousands of volunteer mentors: CEOs, recruiters, entrepreneurs, managers, Veterans & civilians alike.