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Upcoming: Free Veteran Improv Class

ASAP is hosting a free beginner-level improv course in Spring 2016. This course is free to veterans, service members, and military family members. The course will run from February 13th through March 19th. If interested, click on the image to register or contact megan@asapasap.org.

Charlotte Hall’s New Application Procedures

Charlotte Hall, located in St. Mary's County, Maryland, offers a continuum of care from its assisted living program to the skilled nursing program. Recently, the facility changed their admission procedures in an effort to reduce the length of the process.

DOL Offers Webinars for Women Veterans

U.S Department of Labor (DOL) is offering free webinars for women veterans who are seeking additional assistance when seeking employment.

NPR: Service Dogs & PTSD

More and more veteran are using service dogs to help cope with their Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). However, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) will not pay for veterans to receive service animals.

In Crisis – Texting Now Available

Mental Health Association, through their H.O.P.E.S Program, offers free and confidential Text services. A trained specialist is available Monday through Thursday 4pm to 9pm at 301-738-2255.

FOCUS Intervention for Military Families

Psych Central posted an article highlighting a study published by the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The study looked at the outcomes of the FOCUS (Families Overcoming Under Stress) intervention on military families

NPR: Trouble Finding Housing

NPR shared a story December 23rd about the issues that many homeless veterans face when seeking housing. Even with a government funded housing voucher, many veterans have a difficult time identifying a landlord who will rent a unit to them.

ASAP Comedy Bootcamp Looks Nationally

Stars and Stripes posted an article December 20th highlighting the success and growth of the Armed Services Arts Partnership. A program that was started in Hampton Roads opened their second Comedy Bootcamp at George Washington University in D.C

HHS Veterans Career Expo – Jan 28

On January 28th, HHS is hosting their 2016 Veterans Day Career Expo in Washington, D.C. from 9am to 3pm. Click on the image to be taken to the registration page.

TIME: Operation Santa Claus

TIME History tells the story of the rush to get service men and women home to their families in the United States by Christmas in 1945.

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