VETERAN RESOURCES
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Wayne County Veteran Services Office
Grand Park Centre Building
28 W. Adams, Suite #1710
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone:  313-224-5045
Website:  www.waynecounty.com
Hours of Operation:  Monday-Friday  9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Veterans Bureau Monroe
965 S. Raisinville
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-240-3287
&
Bedford Township Veterans Center
760 W. Temperance
Temperance, MI  48182
Phone: 734-224-7032
Website: www.bedfordtwpvets.com
Serves Veterans and their families who live in or are from the Bedford
area. Provides application assistance for benefits, transportation, auto
repair, utilities, housing and educational opportunities. VA Representative
available twice per month by appointment. Offers food/household pantry,
family support and support meetings, peer-to-peer service connected PTSD
support, housing resources, job mentorships and training opportunities. 
Welcome Homes, active duty support, referrals and cafe.


Oakland County Veteran's Services
1511 Crooks Road   Entrance B
Troy, MI  48084
Phone:  248-655-1250
AND
1200 N. Telegraph Bldg. 26E
Pontiac,. MI  48341
Email:  veteran-services@oakgov.com
Website:  https://www.oakgov.com/veterans/Pages/default.aspx
Walk-In Hours: Mon-Fri
8:30am - 11:30am and
1:00pm - 4:30pm
&
Office Hours: Mon-Fri
8:30am - noon and
1:00pm - 5:00pm


DISABILITY & MEDICAL ISSUES:

Having problems receiving your Disability benefits?

VA Regional Office / Veterans Benefit Section
Patrick V. McNamara Federal Bldg.                                                                
477 Michigan Ave., Room #1200                                                              
Detroit, MI  48226        
Phone:  800-827-1000       Website:  www.vba.va.gov 
AND
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
4646 John R Street
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone:  313-576-1000       Website: www.detroit.va.gov
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 Center
4161 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone:  313-831-6509

NOTE:
Blue Water Navy Veterans’ disability claims to be decided beginning Jan.1, 2020!
Did you serve in the offshore waters of the Republic of Vietnam between Jan. 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975?
If so, then you’re considered a Blue Water Navy (BWN) Veteran. On Jan. 1, 2020, the Blue Water Navy Act of 2019
goes into effect and extends the presumption of herbicide exposure, such as Agent Orange, to BWN Veterans who served as far as 12 nautical miles from the shore of Vietnam and have since developed one of 14 conditions related
to exposure.


Veterans Integrated Service Network
(VISN) 11
PO Box 134002
Ann Arbor, MI  48113
Phone:  734-930-5950
Website: www.va.gov


Brain Injury Association of MI
7305 Grand River   Suite #100
Brighton, MI  48114
Phone: 810-229-5880
OR  800-444-6443       800-772-4323 Veterans toll-free
Website: www.biami.org
Services Offered:
EDUCTAION:
Our Continuing Education Series offers specific conferences, webinars, and events throughout the year
that educate communities and professionals on brain injury.
ADVOCACY: 
We work vigorously alongside our provider network to establish, protect and preserve the laws, policies
and systems that comprise the very foundation of Michigan's robust network of brain injury care.
SUPPORT:
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
Phone: 800-870-9244    
Website: www.dvbic.org
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 injury.


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.
Website: https://www.va.gov/homeless/for_women_veterans.asp


Mesothelioma Lawyer Center
Website: https://www.mesotheliomalawyercenter.org
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
https://www.mesotheliomalawyercenter.org/contact-us


COUNSELING RESOURCES:

Veterans Crisis Line
Phone: 800-273-8255     TEXT:  838255
Website:  www.veteranscrisisline.net
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.


Mission 22
Website:  www.mission22.com
Mission 22 is funding Veterans to get treatment for PTS, TBI and other issues they are facing when they need it the most, right now. If you or someone you know needs support, please contact us today!


Buddy-to-Buddy
Stephanie Zarb
Traverwood 3
2025 Traverwood, Suite C   
Ann Arbor, MI  48105
Phone: 734-998-5829  OR 1-888-22-BUDDY  OR 1-888-822-8339
Email: szarb@umich.edu
Website: http://buddytobuddy.org
OR
Landon Dupee
Volunteer Veteran
Phone:  734-548-2460
Email: ldupeeb2b@gmail.com
OR
Main Website
http://outreach.umich.edu/programs/buddy-to-buddy-volunteer-veteran-program
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.
Get help with:


W2SM / Warrior to Soul Mate Program
Chaplain Service
Detroit VA Healthcare System
Detroit, MI
Phone: 313-576-3362
A new program that provides hope and renewal to relationships impacted by military service, deployments
and war. It provides a safe and healing environment for Veterans to renew and reconnect with their significant
other through the teaching of communication skills. This program is supported by Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills (PAIRS) curriculum.  PAIRS is a research validated and educational approach to creating
and sustaining positive relationships. Workshops are offered on weekends and provide communication skills
to enhance emotional intimacy and bonding within the relationship.


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.
Phone:  734-487-4410.   
Website:  www.emich.edu


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. 
Phone:  248-370-2633.      
Website:  www.oakland.edu


EDUCATION RESOURCES:

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. A 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 Superintendent's office!


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 post- secondary education institution in Michigan. Information and application forms are available from your county Veterans Affairs office or on the Internetat http://www.va.gov


Wayne State University:
Patrick Hannah, Supervisor
Student Veteran Resource Center
5211 Gullen Mall, Suite 687
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-577-4753
Email:  Eb6536@wayne.edu
Website: www.omvae.wayne.edu


"Returning Veterans Tuition Assistance"
Western Michigan University
Veteran's Dept.
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
Phone:  703-684-9444
Website:  https://www.horatioalger.org
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 & 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.    
Website:  www.macomb.edu


EXERCISE RESOURCES----FREE!!

Victory Gym and Veterans Health Club
23156 King Road
Brownstown, MI  48183
Phone:  734-984-7040
Email:  victorygym22@gmail.com
Website:  www.victorygymvhc.org
Conquering PTSD Through Physical Activity, Peer Support and Connection.
FREE to Veterans and First Responders such as Police, Fire, Rescue, Corrections, etc.


RUCKING DETROIT EVERY SUNDAY!
Meet Here:
Bobcat Bonnies      10 a.m. to 12 p.m
1800 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI  48126
Email:  Mike.Przybylo@teamrwb.org Eagle Leader contact
Website:  www.teamwrb.org
Team RWB's mission:
To enrich the lives of America's Veterans by connecting them to the community through physical and social activitiy. Join Team RWB and 22 Unitl None for a stroll in Downtown Detroit. Feel free to bring a ruck with any weight or no weight at all, YOU decide! We plan to ruck 4 to 6 miles. We will start and finish at Bobcat Bonnie's in Detroit.


RUCKING MACOMB COUNTY EVERY SECOND SATURDAY!  
Meet Here:
AMVETS Post 52
51285 County Line Road
New Baltimore, MI  48047
Email:  Macombcountyveterannavigator@gmail.com  William Schranz
Team RWB's mission:
To enrich the lives of America's Veterans by connecting them to the community through physical and social activitiy. Every second Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join fellow veterans and allies for a stroll in Macomb County. Feel free to bring a ruck with any weight or no weight at all. You Decide! We ruck 4 to 6 miles and grab lunch together afterward. Dress for the weather as we will be rucking in all climate conditions. 


HOUSING RESOURCES FOR THE DISABLED VETERAN:

Homes for Our Troops
6 Main Street
Taunton, MA  02780
Phone:  866-7-TROOPS (866-787-6677)
Website:
https://www.hfotusa.org/?_ga=2.222183256.1334824358.1507407324-81332726.1507407324
OUR MISSION:
To build and donate specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans,
to enable them to rebuild their lives.


Stephen Siller TOWER TO TUNNEL FOUNDATION
2361 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY  10306
Phone: 718-987-1931
Email: Info@Tunnel2Towers.org
Website:  https://tunnel2towers.org
OUR PROGRAMS:
THE GOLD STAR FAMILY HOME PROGRAM
Launched in September 2018, honors the legacy of those made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. The Foundation will provide a 100 percent mortgage-free home to surviving spouses with young children.The Foundation
is committed to raising $250 million to provide 1,000 homes to Gold Star Families.
&
SMART HOMES
Are you a Veteran with a severe service-connected disability that affects your mobility? The Stephen Siller Tunnel to  Towers Foundation builds mortgage-free smart homes for our most catastrophically injured service members.Each home is custom designed to address the unique needs of each individual. Smart homes host a myriad of features such as automated doors and lighting, wider halls and doorways, special showers to accommodate wheelchairs, automatic door openers, cabinets, counters, and stove tops that can be raised and lowered, back-up generators, and central heating and air conditioning systems that can be controlled by tablets.These homes enable our most severely injured heroes’ live better, more independent lives.
&
FALLEN FIRST RESPONDER HOME PROGRAM
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is committed to ensuring we never forget the events of 9/11 and
the sacrifices that were made and continue to be made by our first responders in the line of duty.Through the Fallen First Responder Home Program, Tunnel to Towers aims to pay off the mortgage on the family home of every law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty that leaves behind young children. It is the Foundation’s mission to provide these families with the stability and security that they so desperately need. By lifting this financial burden, promising their home will be theirs forever, we hope to offer some relief when tragedy strikes.


Military Warriors Support Foundation
211 N. Loop 1604 E #25
San Antonio, TX  78232
Phone:  210-615-8973
Website:  https://militarywarriors.org
We award mortgage-free homes to combat wounded veterans and to unmarried Gold Star spouses whose loved ones were Killed-In-Action.
Who Can Apply?
1) Must be a combat wounded veteran (Purple Heart recipient given priority) from any American conflict or be an unmarried spouse of a veteran who was KIA during combat or combat training during any American conflict.
2) Must be honorably retired or separated from the military. (Those with compelling situations, whom are still active, but scheduled to retire, or separate, from the military within 90 days, may be considered)
3) Must intend to use this home as your Primary Residence. (Priority will be given to applicants who do not currently have a mortgage. Applicants with mortgages may still be considered, on a case by case basis)


HOUSING RESOURCES:

U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs
Phone: 877-424-3838  available 24/7
Website:  www.va.gov/homeless
Access services for homeless and at-risk Veterans


Community Resource and Referral Centers (CRRCs)
301 Piquette St.
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone:  313-576-1580  OR  877-484-3838  toll-free
Provides Veterans who are homeless and at-risk of homelessness with one-stop access to community-based, multiagency services to promote permanent housing, health and mental health care, career development and
access to VA and non-VA benefits.


Piquette Square Apartments  VETERAN NURSING HOMES LISTED BELOW!
285 Piquette
Detroit, MI 
Phone: 313-841-3727
Website:  www.swsol.org
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
307 Salliotte
Ecorse, MI  48229
Phone: 313-389-2700
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.


VETERANS RETURNING HOME
17955 E 11 Mile Rd
Roseville, Michigan  48066
Phone: 586-285-5606
Email: info@vetsreturninghome.org
Website: https://www.vetsreturninghome.org
The goal of Vets Returning Home is simple: to end chronic homelessness among veterans in our communities. Our mission is complex, requiring more than putting a roof over the veterans’ heads. It requires an approach that address the “total veteran” and his needs and making sure they succeed after they are transitioned. We are a volunteer operated 11,000 square foot facility with 43 beds and commercial kitchen. 6 of the 43 beds are dedicated to females only. We provide a stable and sober living environment to veterans in crisis. Onsite services including employment readiness training, aid with job placement, disability benefit connection, legal support and life skills training. Community support both physical and financial has been vital to our ability to continue our mission. Vets Returning home receives NO government funding. We have successfully transitioned on average 250 veterans a year back into society as a fully functioning community member.


Michigan Ability Partners
Ann Arbor Office
3810 Packard Road, Suite 260
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone:  734-975-6880
OR
604 Greenwood Place
Jackson, MI  49203
Phone:  517-841-5780
Email: info@mapagency.org
Website: https://www.mapagency.org
Permanent Supportive Housing 
MAP maintains housing stability for the chronically homeless by offering subsidized rent and long-term case management services. MAP owns and operates seven properties, and continues to develop affordable housing. Participants eligible for this program are homeless, low-income, and have a documented disability.
&
Rapid Re-Housing    
Rapid Re-Housing helps individuals experiencing homelessness quickly locate and obtain  housing, and provides
short-term rental assistance.Participants receive case management services to help them stabilize in their new home. MAP creates strong relationships with local landlords who work
with us to serve those with housing barriers.
&
Supportive Services for Veteran Families
To procure and retain housing for homeless Veterans, MAP provides:
•    Affordable housing help through payment of application fees, security deposits and move-in costs
•    Short-term rental subsidy
•    Access to job training and placement services
Through temporary financial assistance and other supportive services, this program helps individual Veterans and Veterans with families find stability in their new housing and self-sufficiency as they work towards financial independence.


HOMELESS RESOURCES

U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs
Phone: 877-424-3838  available 24/7
Website:  www.va.gov/homeless
Access services for homeless and at-risk Veterans


Community Resource and Referral Centers (CRRCs)
301 Piquette St.
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone:  313-576-1580  OR  877-484-3838  tollfree
Provides Veterans who are homeless and at-risk of homelessness with one-stop access to community-based, multiagency services to promote permanent housing, health and mental health care, career development and
access to VA and non-VA benefits.


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
Website:  www.detroit.va.gov
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 participate 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. 
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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
Program Coordinator
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
Phone: 313-576-1000
Website: www.detroit.va.gov
An intensive residential 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.


Emmanuel House
Recovery House Program
18570 Fitzpatrick Court
Detroit, MI  48228
Phone: 313-270-4099    Hotline: 313-270-4099
&
17800 Woodward Ave.
Detroit MI 48203
Phone: 313-865-6136
Substance abuse treatment / halfway house.


Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
150 Stinson
Detroit,  MI  48226                 
Phone: 313-993-4700
Website:  www.drmm.org
"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!


IN-HOME HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES

Home and Community-Based Care Services are available to all Veterans who receive VA care. 
Care must be ordered by a VA provider.  The VA pays for these services!
Provides personal care services in a Veteran's home.  An aide can assist the Veteran with bathing,
dressing, grooming, meal preparation, medication reminders, shopping and errands
Designed to relieve a caregiver from the physical and emotional burden of caring for a chronically
ill and/or disabled Veteran in the home.
How to Apply:
Veteran Specialist Kimberly Willingham
VFW Life Member Post #1138
Will assist you at NO COST with applying for this VA benefit.
Right At Home In-Home Care & Assistance
1114 W. Front Street
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-731-0988
Email:  homecare@rahsemi.com
Website: www.rightathome.net/semich


GENERAL RESOURCES FROM MICHIGAN-BASED ORGANIZATIONS:

Downriver For Veterans
P.O. Box 275
2447 Fort Street
Wyandotte, MI  48192
Phone:  734-934-0532
Email:  contactus@downriverforveterans.org
Website:  www.downriverforveterans.org
We provide assistance to veterans in the downriver communities south of Detroit
and north of Monroe, MI.


Love A MI Vet Project
1515 Fort Street    Unit 255
Lincoln Park, MI  48146
Phone: 313-693-6556
Email: info@loveamivet.com
Website:  www.loveamivet.com
Love a Michigan Vet Project provides numerous services to Veterans in Michigan. We work closely with four Veterans shelters in the Detroit area. We serve dinner at one of the shelters monthly. We also service our veterans with resources. One example is we have a food pantry and keep toiletries on hand. When a Veteran is in need, those
items are available. We ship care packages overseas to those deployed. We also furnish the homes of Veterans
when they leave the shelter. We adopt Veteran families that are in need for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We provide Veterans with the information on how to find resources such as counseling, employment, housing and legal aid. Anything a Veteran needs, we try to provide it.


Veterans Haven Inc.
4924 S. Wayne Road
Wayne, MI  48184
Phone:  734-728-0527
Email:  vetshaven@earthlink.net
Website: www.vetshaveninfo.org
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!


Macomb Veteran Action Collaborative 
Verkuilen Building Training and Conference Center
21885 Dunham Road
Clinton Township, MI 48036
Website: 
http://mvac.macombgov.org/sites/default/files/content/government/mvac/pdfs/MVAC%20Membership%20Application.pdf
MVAC MISSION
The development of a "no wrong door" system of care where veterans and their dependents receive the care they need and are referred to appropriate resources.  MVAC meets the first Monday of every month at 9 a.m. In the event of the first Monday of the month is a holiday, MVAC will meet the following Monday.


LEGAL RESOURCES:

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 becoming 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-turned office. 
Website:  www.law.udmercy.edu


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 readjustment.


LAKESHORE LEGAL AID / FREE VETERAN'S SERVICES LEGAL CLINIC
Phone:  888-783-8190 (new clients)   586-510-1814 (office) 
Website:  https://lakeshorelegalaid.org/services
Lakeshore Legal Aid’s mission is to exercise all methods of legal advocacy, training and outreach to empower
people, provide access to the legal system, and preserve the dignity of clients.
Lakeshore Legal Aid has 14 locations across Southeast Michigan.


NOTE:
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 for more details at 734-258-3068, ext. #3643.


FOR MORE LEGAL RESOURCES, PLEASE SEE THE LEGAL RESOURCES PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE!



POST- SERVICE CAREER ASSISTANCE:

State of Michigan Re-Employment Rights for Veterans
Phone:  800-455-5228
Website: http;//michigan.gov/veteranjobs
In 2002 the Michigan Legislature enacted a law to strengthen the Michigan law regarding re-employment
of employees after military service.


Pure Michigan Talent Connect-Veteran
Phone:  800-285-WORK (9675)
Email: veteranservices@michigan.gov
Website: www.mitalent.org/veteran
Visit your local Michigan Works! service center to take advantage of covational counseling, education
and training programs and job skeeking assistance.  Veterans receive Priority of Service and screening
for intensive employment services.


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.


Affirmative Action Register
Phone: 800-537-0655
Email:  aareeo@concentric.net
Website: www.aar-eeo.com
The National EEO Recruitment Publication directed to females, minorities, Veterans, and disabled persons.
Check this publication to find professionaljob openings across the country!


Patriot Express Pilot Loan
Phone: 313-226-6075
Website: www.sba.gob/patriotexpress
Available to active-duty service members as well as veterans and their spouses. The Small Business Association is making the Patriot Express loan available through its network of participating lenders across the county.The loans, which are available in amounts up to $500,000 which can be used for most business purposes, including a start-up, expansion, equipment purchases, working capital, inventory or business-occupied real estate purches.


Veterans Empowerment Tools (VET) Program
Jewish Vocational Service and Community Workshop
29699 Southfield Road
Southfield, MI  48076-2063
Phone:  313-833-8100  Donna Rhodes  OR  248-449-5000 (Main)
Email:  drhodes@jvsdet.org  Donna Rhodes
Website:  www.jvsdet.org
Veterans with service-related disabilities are assisted in successfully re-integrating into the community.
Services provided include support groups, anger management techniques, volunteer and socialization
activities, one-on-one support and vocational and educational counseling.
To qualify for the program, Veterans must have:
•At least a 10% service-related disability
•An open case with VA Vocational Rehabilitation Unit and Employment Chapter 31 services
•A direct referral to JVS from a VA counselor
Two ways to apply:
•Online at http://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/index.asp
•Complete the VA application form 28-1900 and mail or drop off at the nearest veterans service center


Michigan Ability Partners
Ann Arbor Office:
3810 Packard Road  Suite 260
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone: 734-975-6880
&
Jackson Office:
2301 E. Michigan Avenue Suite 108
Jackson, MI  49202
Phone: 517-841-5780
Email: info@mapagency.org
Website:  www.mapagency.org
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 individuals. Each year MAP
assists close to 1,500 vulnerable individuals.


Michigan's Opportunities for Veterans Employment  (MOVE)
Phone:  800-455-5228
Website: http://michigan.gov/veteranjobs
MOVE, part of the Dept. of Labor and Economic Growth, identifies,contacts and recruits veterans separating
to Michigan 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)
Email:  mrs-customerassistance@michigan.gov
Website:  www.michigan.gov/mrs
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
Phone: 313-745-1160
Website:  www.rimrehab.org
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.  


Helmets to Hardhats
Website:  www.helmetstohardhats.org
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                                                           
Website: www.operationheroforhire.com                        
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. 


MARINE FOR LIFE
Website:  https://usmc-mccs.org/services/career/marine-for-life-network
Marine For Life Network (M4L) connects transitioning Marines and their family members to education resources, employment opportunities, and other Veterans services that aid in their career and life goals outside of military
service.


For information on VetFran, the International Franchise Association program, go to www.franchise.org.
&
Website: https://www.veteranownedbusiness.com/blog/tag/center-for-veterans-enterprise



VEHICLE OR TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES:

Military Warriors Support Foundation
211 N. Loop 1604 E #25
San Antonio, TX  78232
Phone:  210-615-8973
Website:  https://militarywarriors.org
Military Warriors Support Foundation awards payment-free vehicles to combat wounded veterans
and to unmarried Gold Star spouses whose loved ones were Killed-In-Action.
Who Can Apply:
1. Must be a combat wounded veteran (Purple Heart recipient given priority) from any American
conflict or be an unmarried spouse of a veteran who was KIA during combat or combat training
during any American conflict.
2. Must be honorably retired or separated from the military. (Those with compelling situations,
whom are less than 90 days from retirement or separation may be considered)
3. Must be able to obtain vehicle insurance.
4. Must not have more than 1 vehicle loan.


PLEASE ALSO SEE ON THIS WEBSITE UNDER LOW-COST CARS & CAR REPAIRS RESOURCES
& TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES!



VETERAN HOMES IN MICHIGAN:

D.J. Jacobeti Michigan Home for Veterans
425 Fisher
Marquette, MI  49855
Phone:  800-433-6760
Website: https://www.michiganveterans.com/p/D-J-Jacobetti-Home-for-Veterans
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                                           
Phone:  800-642-4838                                             
Website:  www.military.com/benefits/veteran-benefits/michigan-state-veterans-benefits
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
Phone:  269-731-4164
Website:http://www.cem.va.gov
 
                                     
Great Lakes National Cemetery
Grand Mall and Office Center          
4200 Belford
Holly, MI  48442               
Phone: 1-866-348-8603  OR  248-328-0386     Burial Arrangements:  800-535-1117
Website: http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nhcp/greatlakes.asp


Midwest Memorial Group
34300 Southfield Road
Beverly Hills, MI  48025
Phone: 248-646-4228
Website:  http://midwestmemorialgroup.com
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 cemeteries are not eligible.
There is a limit of one certificate per household.
&
The participating cemeteries are:
ACACIA Park Cemetery
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
&
WOODMERE CEMETERY
9400 W. Fort Street
Detroit, MI  48209
&
OAKLAND HILLS MEMORIAL GARDENS
43300 W. Twelve Mile Road
Novi, MI  48377
&
OAKVIEW CEMETERY
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 site
and under BURIAL RESOURCES

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Veterans who need Disability Ramps for their homes, can apply to receive one FREE thru the V.A. no matter their age or the reason they became disabled. 
&
You must have an examination by
a V.A. doctor in order to receive a prescription and ramp from the V.A


For other Medical Supplies & Equipment, please look under DISABIED RESOURCES on this website!



For Replacement of Discharge Documents:
National Records Center
Phone: 314-801-0800
Website: www.archives.gov


Military OneSource
Phone: 800-342-9647
Website: www.MilitaryOneSource.mil
Offers a wide variety of resources
and information available 24/7.


Veterans and their family that care
for them, are entitled to FREE Respite Care each year! The Veteran MUST have been in the military during wartime (please be aware that many prior "conflicts" or "police action" wars are now classified as "wartime" so that veterans may access benefits!)
&
If the Veteran is being cared for at home, they are entitled to 30 HOURS of free respite per year....this may
be taken in any increment.  A few days at once, several hours a day, etc. If the Veteran is being cared
for in a nursing home or Assisted-Living, they are entitled to 30 DAYS each year. Please call 734-769-7100
in order to apply for these benefits!
Veteran's Cafe
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26641 Lawrence
Center Line, MI 48015 
Phone: 586-756-1350
Email:  alvomi@yahoo.com
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