Veteran's Support Services
When veterans return home after serving their country, they want peace of mind, a home of their own, the support of their loved ones, and the opportunity to earn a decent living. Together, we can help veterans in Northern New England find their way All the Way Home™ with these additional resources.
Volunteers of America programs
Services for Jailed Veterans: Changing lives one-on-one. The Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center in Belfast concerns itself directly with the issues of those in the criminal justice system as they prepare to reenter their lives in society
All the Way Home™ integrates case management, housing, and transition services to help homeless veterans in major life areas — employment, mental health, substance abuse, life skills training, and more — as they rebuild their lives and come “all the way home” into everyday society.
GI Bill: The home for all educational benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Accredited Online Colleges: A large and user-friendly directory of accredited colleges and universities that specialize in online education.
VA-Approved Education and Training Programs: A list of approved programs geared for veterans, compiled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Veterans.Gov: This site brings together job banks, state employment offices, American Job Centers, opportunities in top trending industry sectors and tools for employers.
Resume Engine: A helpful resource, provided by Hiring Our Heroes, that translates military service into work experience and creates a strong resume, guiding veterans through their first steps of job searching.
VA for Vets: A gateway to a rewarding career serving our nation's Veterans.
Veterans Guide to Getting Hired: A comprehensive national database of employment and educational resources.
Free Income Tax Assistance: a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program the provides free assistance, by IRS-certified volunteers, to anyone whose combined income is under $51,000 or $57,000 for facilitated self-assistance. Volunteer tax preparers are certified through the IRS.
Veteran's Administration Home Affordable Modification program: FHA, VA and USDA all offer programs for struggling homeowners that strive to lower your monthly mortgage payment to 31 percent of your verified monthly gross (pre-tax) income.
VA Home Loans: VA provides programs assisting with home-related tasks, guaranteeing loan benefits.
Military One Source: 24/7 Support for Veterans
VA Vet Centers: Community-based VA centers that provide a "broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to eligible veterans."
Maine Military & Community Network: A community-based network that aims "to understand, prevent, and help deal with the lingering aftereffects of war on service members, their families, and their communities" by raising awareness of the challenges veterans face and resources available for them.