During the extraordinary challenges our community faces in the fight against COVID-19, we know that resources can be hard to find. ServingTogether is committed to serving you, building resiliency, and increasing capacity for our Veterans, Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Spouses, Caregivers, Survivors, MilKids, and MilFamilies. We are especially passionate about connecting you to resources that promote mental health and well-being. Our parent organization, EveryMind, has been a mental health provider for youth, families, adults, and the homeless population in the region for over 60 years. As one of 17 AmericaServes Coordination Centers for IVMF, we can help you get connected to resources across the nation.
Join Defense Communities upcoming Virtual Town Hall meetings! The Association of Defense Communities (ADC), Blue Star Families, and participants of the White Oak Collaborative are joining forces to create a united, national platform for sharing information, maintaining engagement, developing best practices and policy approaches to ensure our military receives the support it deserves. The COVID-19 Military Support Initiative (CMSI) will provide resources and expertise to support communities, states and military families through this crisis.
The Hope For the Warriors 2020 Scholarship Application Period is now OPEN through May 31, 2020. The Spouse/Caregiver Scholarship Program identifies, recognizes, and rewards post-9/11 spouses/caregivers for their strength, fidelity, and resolve despite adversity. Scholarships aid in continued education at a reputable, accredited university, college, or trade school for spouses/caregivers as they assume critical roles in the financial well being of their families.
The Bob Woodruff Foundation has published an original research paper, Veterans and COVID-19: Projecting the Economic, Social, and Mental Health Needs of America’s Veterans, analyzing the specific needs of the veteran community related to the coronavirus. This paper details the potential acute and long-term impacts for our veterans including mental health challenges, economic concerns, and changes in the veteran-serving organization landscape.
Maryland's Commitment to Veterans is offering a new program called Operation Roll Call. The veteran will need to call the MCV 24/7 Hotline at 1/877-770-4801 to request to be a part of MCV Operation Roll Call. Once the veteran has completed registration, the RRC will call to check in on the veteran once a week or once every two weeks (whichever the veteran chooses).
Are you in Northern Virginia and concerned about your legal rights during this COVID-19 pandemic? Legal Services of Northern Virginia is a non-profit legal firm providing free counsel to the region's low income and neediest population on matters related to COVID-19. They can assist in a wide range of legal issues and concerns.
Concerned about your finances during COVID-19? The Financial Empowerment Center will be offering several virtual workshops to help cope financially during this challenging time. The FEC also provides Financial Coaching sessions available in English and Spanish and can help clients to re-organize their finances and budget during this crisis. Coaching can be provided over the phone or with a video conference. Services are free & open to the entire community.
Join USO for a USO Diaper Division & USO Discovery Kids web-based session…USO STORYTIME with Regan Rohde!
Join the Armed Services Arts Partnership's comedy community for a Friday evening show. This online show will feature veterans, service members, military family members, and caregivers.
Join in for a free online TAPS Talk as Tony Paz shares how adding outdoor activities to your daily routine can boost your mood and relieve stress.