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DISABILITY & MEDICAL ISSUES:
Having problems receiving your Disability benefits?
477 Michigan Ave.
John D. Dingell VAMC
4646 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201
A Veteran or family member can go directly to the building above
and be assigned a Service Officer who can review and assist with
Benefits applications. You can also to the the John D. Dingell VAMC
in Detroit and also see certified Service Officers that can help. The
Veteran's Benefits Administration sends 2 people to this hospital
twice a month as well on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month!
Veterans Integrated Service Network
PO Box 134002
Ann Arbor, MI 48113
State Regional Office--VA Regional Office
Patrick V. McNamara Building
477 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
4646 John R
Detroit, MI 48201
Brain Injury Association of MI
7305 Grand River Suite #100
Brighton, MI 48114
OR 800-444-6443 800-772-4323 Veterans toll-free
Our Continuing Education Series offers specific conferences, webinars, and events
throughout the year that educate communities and professionals on brain injury.
We work vigorously alongside our provider network to establish, protect and
preserve the laws, policies and systems that coprise the very foundation of
Michigan's robust network of brain injury care.
We provide critical assistance and community involvement opportunities for
brain injury survivors and family members on a grassroots level through the
monthly meetings of our 20 chapters and support groups across the state.
Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center
1335 East-West Highway Suite 5-100
Silver Springs, MD 20910
DVBIC's mission is to serve active-duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans
with traumatic brain injury through state-of-the-science clinical care, innovative
clinical research initiatives and educational programs, and support for force health
protection services. DVBIC fulfills this mission through ongoing collaboration with
the Department of Defense (DoD), military services, Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA), civilian health partners, local communities, families and individuals with TBI.
At 18 sites supported by a Washington, D.C-area headquarters, DVBIC treats,
supports, trains and monitors service members, veterans, family members and
providers who have been, or care for those who are, affected by traumatic brain
V. A. Center for Women Veterans
Some of the services for women veterans are Center for Women Veterans,
Outreach for Women Veterans, Health Care for Women Veterans, Sexual
Trauma Counseling and Comprehensive Health Care Centers located at
Mesothelioma Lawyer Center
The professional Mesothelioma Lawyer Center provides educational materials
and legal council for veterans affected by mesothelioma.They also help locate
some of the most reputable and reliable mesothelioma attorneys based on your
location history and work experience. For more information on their advocacy
efforts or for additional legal documents, please visit their website or fill out
their contact form located at
Veterans Crisis Line
Phone: 800-273-8255 TEXT: 838255
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and
friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders
through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and
their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send
a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day,
7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing
individuals is available.
2025 Traverwood, Suite C
Ann Abor, MI 48105
Phone: 734-998-5829 OR 1-888-22-BUDDY OR 1-888-822-8339.
A peer-to-peer outreach program that trains veterans to provide peer support
and linkage to needed resources for Post-9/11 service members and veterans.
The Program was developed in partnership with the Michigan Army National
Guard to meet the unique needs and challenges faced by Citizen Soldiers and
Reservists. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BuddytoBuddyProgram.
Veterans and civilian support staff who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan
and are now returning to civilian life, tackling job or career problems, or
struggling with depression and anxiety, may find help through Eastern
Michigan University's free counseling services. Services also can be
extended to family members. Counseling is provided by advanced
graduate students. Faculty, who are licensed professional counselors
and psychologists, will supervise all counseling.
Oakland University graduate students also provide free counseling
through the School of Education and Human Services Counseling
Center in Pawley Hall at the Auburn Hills campus, 2200 Squirrel Road.
VETERANS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE DIPLOMAS!
To provide special recognition for the service of military veterans
of WWII and the Korean Conflict, a 2001 Michigan law authorizes
Michigan school districts to award high school diplomas to WWII
and Korean veterans. e veteran must be 65 years of age, or, if
deceased, have reached the age of 65 by the date of death;
before graduation from high school, the veteran enlisted or was
drafted into the U.S. armed forces between December 16, 1940
and December 31st, 1955 (Korean Conflict); when enlisted or
drafted, the veteran was enrolled in a high school, and did not
subsequently graduate from high school, the veteran was honorably
discharged from the service. Contact your local school district's
Michigan Veterans Trust Fund-Tuition Grant Program
A program administered by the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund provides
payment for the education of the children of a veteran who is totally
disabled from service-incurred causes, was killed in the line of duty,
has died subsequently from a service-related disability, was totally
disabled before death from a service-connected illness or injury,
or who is listed by the federal government as missing in action
in a foreign country. Recipients must be attending a postsecondary
education institution in Michigan. Information and application forms
are available from your cunty Veterans Affairs office or on the Internet
"Returning Veterans Tuition Assistance"
Western Michigan University
Phone: 269-387-4115 Brenda Hamlyn
Offers veterans a free semester following their discharge or leave from
active-duty. It will cover tuition charges not covered by other tuition-
specific programs. A Veteran should apply within 6 months of his/her
deployment and must begin taking classes within the six-month period.
If the student is applying for a summer session, they can defer the RVTA
to the Fall semester if they would like to. You can receive the RVTA only
ONE time. Vets MUST be eligible for VA benefits.
Horatio Alger Scholarships
90 Cama; Cemter Plaza #320
Alexandria, VA 22314
One Scholarship. Endless Opportunities.
As one of the nation's largest need-based privately-funded college scholarship
providers, the Horatio Alger Association assists high school students who
have faced and overcome great obstacles to pursue their dreams through
higher education. While many scholarship programs primarily recognize
academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Scholarship
Program awards students who have exhibited determination, integrity and
perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as critical financial need.
The James and Dorothy Stanton Foundation Scholarship, for U.S. Armed
Forces veterans from the Iraq or Afghanistan wars, as well as their children
\and spouses, are available for those who wish to attend Macomb Community
College. For information, contact the college's Financial Aid Office at 586-445-7228.
HOUSING RESOURCES FOR THE DISABLED VETERAN:
Homes for Our Troops
6 Main Street
Taunton, MA 02780
Phone: 866-7-TROOPS (866-787-6677)
To build and donate specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely
injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives
Piquette Square Aparments VETERAN NURSING HOMES LISTED BELOW!
Southwest Solutions in Detroit has opened a four-story, 150 apartment building
in Detroit to provide long-term housing and care for homeless veterans, both male
and female. Married couples may also apply but no children are taken.
Gary L. Miles Veteran's Home
Miles Manor Apartments
Ecorse, MI 48229
A Senior housing apartment complex designed for homeless male veterans aged
55 and older. The Home will help provide a place for our homeless veterans who
have served honorably.
VETERAN HOMELESS RESOURCES
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
Health Care for Homeless Veterans
John B. Dingell VA Medical Center
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 313-576-1000, ext. 3763
Contact Person: Frances E. McGivern, Coordinator
A nationwide project of the V.A. designed to assist homeless veterans
in obtaining transitional support for re-entry into community life. Those
eligible include homeless vets in shelters or on the streets with discharge
other than dishonorable. If in service after 1980, must have served for at
least 24 months active-duty, except vets who served in the Persian Gulf
during the war.
Services include: Medical and psychiatric evaluations, education and
counseling in health care/veteran benefits/substance abuse/and social
integration, assistance for vets applying for VA compensation and pension
or VA disability, referrals for transitional housing, follow-up services at the
VA Medical Center, case management, information about the Dept. of Veterans
Affairs and community resources.
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA
The Veterans Housing Program has greatly expanded housing and other
community resources to an underserved population. Veterans may partici-
pate in the program for 18 months and are offered the following services:
case management, individual and group counseling, referrals for substance
abuse and medical treatment, budgeting assistance, job interviewing and
placement and anger management. Upon graduation, aftercare services
are offered for six months.
Eligible participants must be a homeless veteran and have at minimum a
general discharge under honorable conditions. In Lansing, Volunteers of
America operates a 50-bed overnight emergency shelter for men.
For more information about the Veterans Housing Program, please contact:
Daleth Jean-Jules MSSW, CSW
430 N. Larch Street
Lansing, MI 48912
Phone: 517-484-4414, ext. 119
Domiciliary Residentail Rehabilitation Treatment Program (DRRTP)
VA Medical Center
4646 John R St. (located offsite of the VA Medical Center)
Detroit, MI 48201
An intensive residentail treatment program for chronically homeless veterans
to receive assistance in developing healthy independent living skills in order
to break the pattern of homelessness. Domiciliary resident candidates must
obtain a referral fro a VA Medical Center.
Recovery House Program
18570 Fitzpatrick Court
Detroit, MI 48228
Phone: 313-270-4099 Hotline: 313-270-4099
17800 Woodward Ave.
Detroit MI 48203
Substance abuse treatment / halfway house.
Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
Detroit, MI 48226
"Veterans Independence Program" (V.I.P.) helps vets with transitional housing.
Must be over 18 and drug-free for the transitional housing.
See Veterans Haven below!
GENERAL RESOURCES FROM MICHIGAN-BASED ORGANIZATIONS:
Veterans Haven Inc.
4924 S. Wayne Road
Wayne MI 48184
Veterans Haven provides housing, food, clothing, medical supplies and medical
equipment, education and employment resources. Help for Michigan disabled
Veterans (including those with developmental disabilities and mental illness)
with shelters, housing and more. Must not have a dishonorable discharge!
FREE Legal Services for Veterans!
If you're a veteran and could use some help from the University of Detroit
Mercy School of Law, call 313-596-0262. The Law School is becomming
the first law school in the state to offer free legal assistance to veterans
across Michigan. And rather than asking the veterans, many of whom
have disabilities, to travel to downtown Detroit for their services, the
school's lawyers and law students will make house calls using an RV-
MOBILE COUNSELING CENTERS
The first of a fleet of 50 new mobile counseling centers for the Dept. of Veterans
Affairs-Vet Center program, was put into service with the remainder scheduled
to be activated over the next three months. Each vehicle will be assigned to one
of VA's existing Vet Centers,enabling the center to improve access to counseling
by bringing services closer to veterans. One of these new mobile counseling centers
will be based in Escanaba. The 38-foot motor coaches, which have spaces for confidential counseling, will carry Vet Center counselors and outreach workers to events and activities
to reach veterans in broad geographic areas, supplementing VA's 232 current Vet Centers,
which are scheduled to increase to 271 facilities by the end of 2009. Vet Centers, operated
by VA's Readjustment Counseling Service, provide non-medical readjustment counseling
in easily accessible, consumer-oriented facilities, addressing the social and economic
dimensions of post-war needs. This includes psychological counseling for traumatic
military-related experiences and family counseling when needed for the veteran's
If you are a Veteran and have been summoned to the 28th District Court, you may
be eligible to participate in the Downriver Regional Veterans Treatment Court. Please
tell your Attorney, Judge, Magistrate, Probation Officer or any Court Clerk that you
are a Veteran so you may be considered for the program. Call the 28th District Court
formore details at 734-258-3068, ext. #3643.
POST- SERVICE CAREER ASSISTANCE:
State of Michigan Re-Employment Rights for Veterans
In 2002 the Michigan Legislature enacted a law to strengthen the Michigan
law regarding re-employment of employees after military service.
Michigan Ability Partner
Ann Arbor Office:
3810 Packard Road Suite 260
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
2301 E. Michigan Avenue Suite 108
Jackson, MI 49202
MAP partners with Veterans and people who have disabilities in support of their
self-directed transformation to self sufficiency. MAP is a private nonprofit agency
located in southeast Michigan that has been creating opportunities for Veterans,
people with disabilities, mental illness, addictions, and homelessness since 1985.
MAP provides housing, job placement, and financial management for these at-risk
ndividuals. Each year MAP assists close to 1,500 vulnerable individuals.
Michigan's Opportunities for Veterans Employment (MOVE)
MOVE, part of the Dept. of Labor and Economic Growth, identifies,
contacts and recruits veterans separating to Michgan for employment
opportunities that match their qualifications and career interests.The
program seeks to meet the staffing needs of the business community
in Michigan with veterans re-entering civilian life after a single term or
after retiring from the armed forces.
Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS)
Lansing Main MRS Office
1048 Pierport, Suite #1
Lansing, MI 48913
Phone: 517-241-5122 OR 877-901-7302 OR 517-241-3940 (TTY)
Veterans with disabilities should also investigate the State of Michigan
Rehabilitation Services program administered by the Michigan Dept.
of Labor and Economic Growth. Services may be available to supplement
USDVA allowances for vocational rehabilitation in cases of special need
or for placement, tools, and equipment. Employment services may also
be available to veterans whose disabilities are not service-related.
Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
261 Mack Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48201
Provides vocational assistance to persons with a physical disability
who are returning to work after an illness or injury. Services include
vocational counseling, job development, and job placement.
Affirmative Action Register
The National EEO Recruitment Publication directed to females, minorities,
Veterans, and disabled persons. Check this publication to find professional j
ob openings across the country!
Helmets to Hardhats
A free program that helps transitioning military, guardsmen, and reservists
find great careers. The program works with the 15 building and construction
trade unions to list construction careers and works with qualified employers
to list all other types of careers. Here you can list your skills online to be
viewed by potential employers and view employment and training opportunities
throughout the U.S.
Operation Hero for Hire
OperationHeroforHire.com houses a customized online information center
with examples of military-to-civilian resumes, interview tips, important links
and more. You can find out how to draw parallels between skills acquired
in the military and those required in civilian positions.
Marines for Life
O*NetOnLine.com is a Website that has a specialized tool that enables veterans
to align DOT or MOC codes with similar civilian jobs. Veterans can find sample
job titles, tasks, skills and related occupations.
Did you know there are well-known businesses (such as Little Caesars Pizza)
who will help you start a new franchise for just a FRACTION of what it normally
would cost? For ex. Little Caesars will give up to $10,000 in benefits toward
starting a new Little Caesars franchise AND service-disabled veterans are eligible
for up to $68,000 for starting a franchise. A typical Little Caesars store costs
$175,000 to $300,000 to build and equip. Information on Little Caesars franchise
opportunities can be found at www.littlecaesars.com.
For information on VetFran, the International Francise Association program,
For information about the Center for Veterans Enterprise, go to www.vetbiz.gov
OR call 866-584-2344.
VETERAN HOMES IN MICHIGAN:
D.J. Jacobeti Michigan Home for Veterans
Marquette, MI 49855
Located in the beautiful city of Marquette near the shores of Lake Superior, the
Jacobetti Home provides top-notch medical and nursing care, an activities program
that is second to none, domiciliary care for homeless veterans and an after-care
program for those recovering from the effects of substance abuse.
Grand Rapids Home for Veterans
3000 Monroe Avenue, N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans is a long-term care state veterans home located
on 90 beautifully wooded and landscaped acres near the mighty Grand River. It was
originally constructed on this property in 1885 and is one of 152 state veterans’ homes
throughout the nation.
VETERAN CEMETERIES IN MICHIGAN:
The Fort Custer National Cemetery
15501 Dickham Road
Augusta, MI 49012
Great Lakes National Cemetery
Grand Mall and Office Center
Holly, MI 48442
Phone: 1-866-348-8603 OR 248-328-0386
Midwest Memorial Group
34300 Southfield Road
Beverly Hills, MI 48025
Veterans living in Michigan are now eligible to get a complimentary certificate
for burial space in a private cemetery in advance of need at no charge for the
property. The number of spaces allocated for veterans is limited and available
on a first-come, first-served basis in advance of need only. Applications will
be processed in the order they are received. Veterans or members of their
household who already own property at one of the Midwest Memorial Group's
participating cemetaries are not eligible.
There is a limit of one certificate per household.
The participating cemeteries are:
ACACIA Park Cemetary
31300 Southfield Road
Beverly Hills, MI 48025
CADILLAC MEMORIAL GARDENS EAST
38425 Garfield Road
Westland, MI 48185
CADILLAC MEMORIAL GARDENS WEST
34224 Ford Road
Westland, MI 48185
FOREST LAWN MEMORIAL PARK
11851 Van Dyke Avenue
Detroit, MI 48234
MOUNT HOPE MEMORIAL GARDENS
17840 Middlebelt Road
Livonia, MI 48152
9400 W. Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48209
OAKLAND HILLS MEMORIAL GARDENS
43300 W. Twelve Mile Road
Novi, MI 48377
1032 N. Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
ROSELAND PARK CEMETERY
29001 N. Woodward Ave.,
Berkley, MI 48072
UNITED MEMORIAL GARDENS
4800 Curtis Road
Plymouth, MI 48170
WASHTENONG MEMORIAL PARK
3771 Whitmore Lake Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
All Monroe County MI Veterans and their families:
Vietnam Veterans of America, Monroe County Chapter 142 is offering Cemetery
plots/gravesites at Roselawn Cemetary in LaSalle, MI for any United States veteran.
A veteran is any man or woman 17 or older who served or was currently serving
in the U.S. military at the time of his/her death or had received an Honorable or
General Discharge from said service. To receive the plot/gravesite, the following
conditions must be met:
#1. The veteran must be deceased.
#2 There must be proof of U.S. military service (DD-214),
#3 The family must show proof of residency in Monroe County at the time of entry
into the service or proof of residency immediately after discharge from service and
#4. The family must express/show a need for the gravesite/plot due to financial hardship
Although the actual site would be donated a no-cost for the veteran, Roselawn Cemetery
does charge a fee for opening/closing of gravesites which would have to be paid by the
veterans family. These sites do NOT have the ability to allow for a spouse or loved one
to be buried next to them, so these sites are primarily for single, divorced or no spouse
or family member co-located site needed. If all four of these conditions can be met, please
contact Larry Richterat 734-735-9646 OR 734-242-0841 for further details.
For more Burial Resources, please look under the COOL LINKS on the Homepage of this