Here is a collection of Veteran Benefit & Assistance information we believe may be helpful to some veterans. vfwwy.org has temporarily stopped accepting new information for posting here. We will start accepting information in the near future. Thank you.
Wyoming Outreach Calendar: August 2019
Wyoming Veterans & Military Resource Booklet A collection of Wyoming Veteran Programs and Contact info updated 27 Sep 2018.
Wyoming Veterans Commission
Health Options through VA (Mission Act Community Care Booklet June 2019)
Cody VA Clinic Contact Info 307-587-4015
Pro Bono Legal Services for Veterans Brochure
Legal Aid of Wyoming https://www.lawyoming.org/
Edwards & Patterson Veterans Grant is applicable for Veteran nominations
· First Place: $1,000
· Second Place: $500
· Deadline: July 1, 2019
Here is the link to the Veteran's Grant: edwardspattersonlaw.com/veterans-grant/
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 beforerenewing 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
Our Department Surgeon, Jayson Zimmerman, can not say enough good things about this organization.
Wyoming Protection and Advocacy
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
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.
POC: William Bungarden, Awareness Advocate
PTSD and Substance Abuse Help for
Guide to Finding a PTSD Therapist
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
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
Paying for Senior Care
Assisted Living Benefits for Veterans
Assisted Living Research Institute is an industry-leading research organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults by compiling comprehensive research, the latest studies, and real-world insight from experts, caregivers, and seniors into easy-to-understand, actionable guides, and resources.
Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.
POC: Carol Wells
Community Outreach and Senior Advocate
Legal Advice for Veterans
Berry Lawfirm: VA Disability Rates
A Veterans Guide to Health and Nutrition (Brenda Snow)
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.
POC: Kellen Smith, Community
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.
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
What are the Most Military Friendly Universities in the U.S.?
Resources, Tips and Advice for Veterans Returning to the Workforce
Students Coping With Grief and Loss at School
Scholarships and Financial Aid for Veterans: Expert Guidance to Help Pay for College
Paying for Graduate School as a Military Service Member
Fighting Suicide and Depression In College
Guide To Suicide Prevention
Complete Guide to VA Mortgage Benefits
Small Business Administration
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
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
POC: Jeff Gitlen
Content Associate | LendEDU
w: https://lendedu.com | t: (800) 928-3940
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
US Department of Veteran Affairs Crisis Hotline
Planning for Life after Discharge
Transition to Civilian Life
Surviving Spouses Resources
Best Jobs for Returning Service members
Baron & Budd
transition to civilian life,
POC: Adam G. Gonzales
POC: Jenna Baskin
- Military Resume Example - https://novoresume.com/career-blog/military-veterans-resume
POC: ANDREI-IULIAN KURTUY
A guide for families/households looking to improve or customize a home to be more accessible for deaf or hard of hearing inhabitants
POC: Sallie McBrien
We combined the government's national veteran addiction treatment center database (SAMHSA) with modern location technology to help veterans find local addiction treatment.
Our Find A
Veteran's Treatment Center Near Me technology uses the location of your
computer, tablet, or cell phone to generate a local listing of veteran
addiction treatment centers in and around your community.
Alltreatment.com is a community-based public-benefit website connecting people to the addiction resources they need. The resource is free to the public.
POC: Matthew Baker
-- Topics ranging from healthcare guides for veterans to resources for transitioning back to civilian life
POC: Noah Keegans
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.
POC: Chad Maycumber
Mesothelioma Fund (offers free services for patients dealing with the cost of treatment)
POC: Chelsea Montanaro
POC: Macy Eubank Community Outreach
Phone: (407) 613-2052
Mesothelioma Veterans Center
POC: Lashane Jackson, Outreach
Phone: (844) 863-2464
POC: Hannah Bessinger
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
1330 Boylston Street, Suite 400
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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
1330 Boylston Street, Suite 400
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Mesothelioma Lawyer Center
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