VETERAN BENEFITS & ASSISTANCE


Here is a collection of Veteran Benefit & Assistance information we believe may be helpful to some veterans. If you have information you believe belongs here please email the details to info@vfwwy.org, Attention: Veteran Benefit & Assistance. Thank you.
 
Wyoming Outreach Calendar-- August 2018   
 

Wyoming Veterans & Military Resource Booklet A collection of Wyoming Veteran Programs and Contact info updated 7 Sep 2017.

 
Wyoming Veterans Commission
Website: http://WVC.wyo.gov
Facebook: http://facebook.com/wyovets
 
Cody VA Clinic Contact Info
307-587-4015
 
 M-VETS
Pro Bono Legal Services for Veterans

Brochure

 
Information about New VA Issued ID Card
This may be accepted by retailers in lieu of the standard DD-214 form.
 
Veteran Designation on Wyoming Drivers License info
Note: This should be done before renewing your drivers license, the approval process takes about three weeks. Complete the paperwork now, once approved it will be in your drivers license file and next time you renew your drivers license just ask to have the Veteran Designation added to your drivers license.
 
The Coalition To Salute America's Heroes
552 Fort Evans Road, Suite 300
Leesburg, VA 20176
703-291-4605
Our Department Surgeon, Jayson Zimmerman, can not say enough good things about this organization. 
 
Wyoming Protection and Advocacy System, INC
You were here to help all Americans and now we are here to help you by providing free advocacy services to all disabled veterans and help them to maintain their rights to: Housing, Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Service Animals
Our goal is to establish, expand, protect and enforce the human and civil rights of persons with disabilities through administrative, legal and other appropriate remedies.  All inquiries are handled with respect and confidentiality.

Phone: (307) 632-3496
Website: www.wypanda.com
Mailing address:
Wyoming Protection and Advocacy System
7344 Stockman St.
Cheyenne, Wyoming  82009
 
The Recovery Village
An organization with locations across the country dedicated to helping those struggling with substance abuse into recovery. We understand the unique struggles military personnel and their families experience and how their selfless role can be both rewarding and stressful, causing some to turn to various forms of substance abuse to cope; we believe education can help prevent this.
Our new resource outlines the mental effects of deployment, combat, and separation, among other relatable subjects, the signs and consequences of substance abuse, and how to get help for those who are using substances to cope.
Website:  https://www. therecoveryvillage.com/resources/military-resources/
POC: William Bungarden, Awareness Advocate
 
PTSD and Substance Abuse Help for Veterans
https://www.yourstoragefinder.com/guidance-for-veterans- mental-health

Guide to Finding a PTSD Therapist
https://www.ptsd.va.gov/ public/treatment/therapy-med/finding-a-therapist.asp

How to Stop Living Out of Your Car - Guide for Homeless Vets
https://www.thezebra.com/ insurance-news/5518/guide-how- to-stop-living-out-of-car/

Homeless Veterans Resources
https://www.bigrentz.com/how- to-guides/resources-homeless- veterans

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

http://nchv.org/index.php/ help/

Financial Benefits of a Military Career
https://blog.taxact.com/how- to-make-the-most-financially- out-of-your-military-career/

Financial Assistance for Homeless Vets
http://www.operationwearehere. com/FinancialAssistance.html

Homes for Homeless Vets

https://www.homecity.com/ homes-for-homeless-vets

Support for Veterans and Their Struggles

https://www.realwarriors.net/ 
 
 
A Veterans Guide to Health and Nutrition (Brenda Snow)
 
Tuck
Tuck has been researching the effects of cancer and cancer treatment on sleep. We’ve found cancer patients are at high risk of suffering from undiagnosed sleep disorders that can harm their sleep duration and quality, which can have significant impacts on recovery.
Tuck Sleep is a non-commercial community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. Tuck has been referenced by Well + Good, Smithsonian Magazine, Shape, Harvard University and by many sleep organizations across the web.
Website: https://www.tuck.com/sleep-and-cancer/
POC: Kellen Smith, Community Relations
ksmith@tuck.com
PO Box 61293
Seattle, WA 98141-6293 
 
Nursing Home Abuse Center
Mission is to be the top online resource educating the public on the risks of senior abuse in an attempt to save lives and rebuild shattered trust.
               https://www.NursingHomeAbuse.org
POC: Brian Mitchell, Director of Advocacy
101 S New York Ave Suite 201
Winter Park, FL 32789
 
Alcohol Rehab Guide
Alcohol Rehab Guide is an organization that provides comprehensive, reliable information on the various aspects of alcohol abuse and addiction. We are taking this month to focus on helping veterans struggling with alcohol dependency to safely, and comfortably quit. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome affects nearly two million Americans each year. Our goal is to provide helpful information to as many people as possible on alcohol abuse, addiction, and recovery options.
Website: Alcohol Detox

College Resources For Veterans


Higher Education Resources For Veterans and Their Families
https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/higher-education-for-military-veterans/

What are the Most Military Friendly Universities in the U.S.?
https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/military-online-colleges/

Resources, Tips and Advice for Veterans Returning to the Workforce
https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/veterans-guide-to-getting-hired/

Students Coping With Grief and Loss at School
https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/managing-grief/

Scholarships and Financial Aid for Veterans: Expert Guidance to Help Pay for College
https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/financial-aid-for-veterans/

Paying for Graduate School as a Military Service Member
https://www.gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships/military-veterans/

Fighting Suicide and Depression In College
https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/college-suicide-prevention/

Guide To Suicide Prevention
https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/suicide-prevention/

Complete Guide to VA Mortgage Benefits
https://www.moneygeek.com/mortgage/resources/veterans-benefits-for-housing-guide/ 
 
Small Business Administration
https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/plan-your-business/fund-your-business
A tool for planning on how much financing your business will take and the best ways to go about funding. We really liked the section on crowdfunding, because most people would never even consider this route. --Ryan

Fundera Inc.
https://www.fundera.com/resources/veterans-guide-starting-financing-small-business
A "how-to” guide for Vets on getting everything started in their entrepreneurial adventure. I thought it was more reader-friendly than others I've come across. It was independently written, so it did a great job at highlighting the best resources available and there's a bunch of opportunities I didn't know existed. Also has a helpful section on the most advantageous loans and grants available and how to seek them out and qualify. --Ryan
 
Bankrate.com
Bankrate.com claims to be the trusted source of financial rates and information for outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, CNBC and Bloomberg, just published a guide detailing what assistance options are available for those with physical disabilities, specifically those within our armed forces, and I am hoping you can have this included on your page.
You can view the guide here: https://www.bankrate.com/personal-loans/bad-credit-loans/#veterans
POC: David Lafferty
Bankrate, Inc. | 1675 Broadway 22nd Floor | New York, NY 10019
 
 
The Public Outreach Department for the Pleural Mesothelioma Center

Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma even qualify for special benefits from the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs.

Website: https://www.pleuralmesothelioma.com/cancer/

POC: Chad Maycumber

Email: cmaycumber@pleuralmesothelioma.com
Phone: (407)704-9480
 
Mesothelioma Fund (offers free services for patients dealing with the cost of treatment)

Website: https://www.mesotheliomafund.com/veterans/

POC: Chelsea Montanaro

Email: chelsea@mesotheliomafund.com

Phone: 800-215-9896

 

Mesothelioma Guide

Website: www.MesotheliomaGuide.com

POC: Macy Eubank Community Outreach
macy@mesotheliomaguide.com

Phone: (407) 613-2052


Mesothelioma Veterans Center

Website: www.mesotheliomaveterans.org

POC: Lashane Jackson, Outreach Support,
lashane@mesotheliomaveterans.org

Phone: (844) 863-2464
 
MesotheliomaHelp

Website: www.mesotheliomahelp.org/ mesothelioma/veterans/

POC: Hannah Bessinger 

 
Mesothelioma.net
https://mesothelioma.net/mesothelioma-and-veterans/
more info:  https://mesothelioma.net/mesothelioma/
 
Mesothelioma Help Now
Provides educational resources, support, and information to anyone that may have questions about mesothelioma.
POC: Jessica Miller - Patient Help Advocate
Website: MesotheliomaHelpNow.com
1330 Boylston Street, Suite 400
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(877) 227-0254 
 

Mesothelioma Justice Network

The Asbestos.net website and everyone involved with it are dedicated to improving the overall quality of life for individuals who have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease. They strive to be one of the top comprehensive and educational resources online to help support sick patients and their families. The website provides hundreds of pages with the most current and detailed information about the asbestos industry and its medical impacts. Their mission is to be the leading online resource for victims suffering from asbestos-related diseases.

POC: Brittney Rogers - Justice Advocate
Website: Asbestos.net
1330 Boylston Street, Suite 400
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(855) 722-2974

 
Mesothelioma Lawyer Center   
Website: https://www.mesotheliomalawyercenter.org/mesothelioma-lawyer/   
800-793-4540 
 
 
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Wyoming Senator John Barrasso's military/veteran POC is Daniel Gallegos Daniel_Gallegos@Barrasso.senate.gov Daniel is very willing to help with veteran issues, especially dealings with the Veteran's Administration