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In 1993, Thomas Rollerson phoned a wish-granting agency for children and discovered no such place existed to honor the final wishes of adults. One year later, with the support of his community, he created Dream Foundation.

The mission of Dream Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families facing a life-threatening illness by fulfilling a heart’s final wish.

For details and applications:  www.dreamfoundation.org 

 

CONTACT US

HERE TO HELP FOUNDATION

P.O. Box 480
Royal Oak, MI 48068

Fax: 248-534-1490

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 Military Heroes Fund
Emergency Financial Assistance
The Military Heroes Fund emergency financial assistance program offers financial assistance for wounded, ill, and injured Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) veterans who are experiencing an unexpected financial setback.
Who we serve: Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veterans who have a VA disability rating or one in progress.
Eligibility

As you may know over 45 percent of our American Veterans are suffering from a debilitating condition that could possibly be acknowledged by the Social Security Administration. The Disability Care Center wants to help these Veterans get back to their lives by providing resources on how to attain Social Security Disability.

The primary purpose of the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund (FWSF) is to help veterans in Michigan who return from the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns and find themselves in need of support and assistance.
The FWSF is an all-volunteer organization, whose members are a diverse collection of concerned people from the business and private sectors. Since mid-2006 when the FWSF starting distributing funds to individual soldiers' families, a lot has occurred. The country's involvement in both Iraq and Afghanistan has changed. However, the needs of our soldiers have not dissipated, but have, in fact, increased
 

 

http://www.fwsf.org/

Department of Michigan

We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and       dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America's injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government;  
Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically;  
Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government;  
Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local Chapters; and  
Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs

 

http://www.davmembersportal.org/mi/default.aspx

Women Veterans: The Long Journey Home

DAV report shows service gaps for women in health care, transition services, disability compensation, employment and housing.

 

The research reveals that America’s nearly 300,000 women veterans are put at risk by a system designed for and dominated by male veterans.

This report paints a compelling picture of federal agencies and community service providers that consistently fail to understand that women are impacted by military service and deployment differently than men. And it points to changes that are needed in the overall culture and services provided by the federal government and local communities, listing 27 specific recommendations.

 

http://www.dav.org/women-veterans-study/

 

VA’s Caregiver Support Line facilitates monthly telephone education groups for family Caregivers of Veterans with a theme of “Care for the Caregiver.”  A different topic is presented every month with the goal of helping Caregivers develop tools and strategies to help balance the demands of caregiving, while also focusing on the importance of self-care.   Topics include Focusing on the Forgotten…ME!, Goodbye to Going It Alone: Learning to Ask for  Help, and Safe Haven: Building on Family Strength.  These groups are available to any family Caregiver currently caring for a Veteran enrolled in VA healthcare.  Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare who are caring for a loved one at home are also eligible to participate.  For more information or to register for a group, please contact your local Caregiver Support Coordinator. To find your local Caregiver Support Coordinator or for more information, tips, and tools to support you in your role as the family Caregiver of a Veteran, please visit VA’s website dedicated to Caregivers,www.caregiver.va.gov.

 

. VA Issues Fraud Alert: The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a fraud alert about a marketing scam that is targeting veterans who misdial the VA National Call Center (800-827-1000) or the GI Bill Call Center (888-442-4551) phone numbers. A marketing company created two phone numbers that differ from the real VA numbers by one digit. If a veteran calls the bogus number by accident, the answering party will offer a gift card and try to obtain sensitive personal data, to include credit card information. Please note that the VA will "never" ask for credit card or banking information over the phone. The two bogus numbers are 800-872-1000 and 888-442-4511. Law enforcement officials have been notified.

. Department of Labor Introduces Website
for Women Veterans:
is http://www.dol.gov/vets/womenveterans/

New VA Hotline for Women Veterans: The VA launched a new hotline, 1-855-VA-WOMEN or
1-855-829-6636, to respond to questions from women veterans, families and
caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women
veterans. . Learn more
at www.eBenefits.va.gov and
MyHealtheVet.va.gov.

 

 

VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Are you interested in improving your relationship with a
loved one? VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System offers PAIRS training for Veterans
and their significant others. If interested call for (734) 845-3041 for more
information.





PAIRS Best Practices In Marriage, Family and Relationship Education

www.pairs.com

The nonprofit PAIRS Foundation develops
and delivers educational programs that provide evidence based skills for
successful relationships. Originally created in 1975, PAIRS is one of the
world's oldest and leading relationship skills training organizations,
providing skills-based education for impro...

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