The Wages of Valor
On May 12, Volunteers of America Northern New England took part in a National Press Club Simulcast entitled "The Wages of Valor: Economic and Employment Challenges Facing America's Veterans." It revealed new research—conducted in partnership with the University of Southern California’s Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families—focused on the often harsh economic realities faced by America’s veterans after they return home, especially in Northern New England. A panel discussion explored issues, strategies and solutions illuminated by the research. Job training and employment, affordable housing, and the physical and mental barriers to self-sufficiency were explored.