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Stiggy's Dogs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that
provides psychiatric service dogs to our military veterans living with
combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or Traumatic Brain Injury.
 Unlike other organizations, we do not charge veterans for our task
training or dog placement.


The 17th District Court in Redford, Michigan, has established a special veterans court that addresses the problems of military veterans who have encountered legal issues stemming from their military experiences. It allows veterans who were convicted of or plead guilty to certain charges the opportunity to be placed into a special program that, while still holding them accountable for the charges, allows the veterans to receive a coordinated response to the unique problems they are facing. It provides the veterans with a positive interaction between court personnel, prosecutors, probation staff, the VA, and local veterans groups.


One of the big features of this court is that it has established a “Military Veterans Mentoring Program” to assist the veterans appearing before the court. The program pairs troubled veterans with veterans who successfully made the transition from military to civilian life.  It allows a positive interaction and provides the troubled veterans with the opportunity to receive advice and guidance from one of their veteran peers who understands the rigors of returning to civilian life.


Right now, the court is in need of veteran mentors. If you or someone you know is a veteran is willing to commit to a few hours each month to assist a fellow veteran in need, please call the Veterans Coordinator for the 17th District Court, Jim Badeen, at (313) 387-2792 or visit the mentoring program’s website at You will be trained prior to being paired with a veteran involved in the program.


Brig. General Carol Ann Fausone (ret)

Jim Fausone


Dear State Director of Veterans Affairs,


We would like to help women veterans in your state find meaningful employment and advance in their careers. But first we need your help to make that happen.  Earlier this year, Linda Schwartz introduced you to the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation FREE mentoring program.


Can YOU help us get the word out and send this information to women veterans in your state?


Joining Forces Mentoring Plus™<> empowers women veterans and military/veteran Spouses through a mentoring relationship focused on career development.


Mentoring is a powerful tool to help Service Women as they transition back into civilian life and help Military/Veteran Spouses figure out the best way to design a portable career. The Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation<> is seeking women who are looking for mentors or interested in being a mentor/subject matter expert. The program is free and training and resources are provided to ensure your success.


We’ve all heard the reports about high unemployment among veterans; and one of the more effective ways to get a job or advance a career is with a mentor’s guidance.  Our high-tech, high touch platform empowers women veterans to contact mentors, subject-matter experts, and a wealth of career transition resources.


To hear first hand from women veterans who have benefited from this program, click here to view Joining Forces Mentoring Plus mentees and a mentor featured on NBC Sunday Today<> and the NBC Nightly News.<>


Help us serve women veterans and military/veteran spouses through Mentoring Plus. We need your help to get the word out!


We need your help to get the word out! Please send a message to your membership, employees or constituents.

You can COPY/PASTE/FWD the language in this email or contact Joan (<>) to help craft a message personalized for your organization.


Thank you,


Joan Grey | Army Veteran, Army Spouse, Coastie Mom


Mentoring Liaison | BPW Foundation | 571.318.9713 |<>






Joining Forces Mentoring Plus™ empowers women veterans and military spouses through a mentoring relationship focused on workforce development.  Mentoring is an important tool to help service women as they transition back into civilian life and military spouses as they seek meaningful careers. Business and Professional Women’s Foundation is seeking women who are willing to be mentees, mentors or subject matter experts. This program is free and training and resources are provided to ensure your success.


Anyone interested in being part of this initiative can sign up at<> or email<> Please support our mission of serving those who have served us.



Reflect on the sacrifices made by our service members and their families over the years, especially over the last ten.  Have you thought about how you can say thanks?  Why not mentor a women veteran or military spouse?  Share your work and life experiences with a woman who needs your support.  Sign up as a mentor or subject matter expert on Joining Forces Mentoring Plus.  You will receive training and the resources you need to be an effective mentor.  Working Women Helping Women Work™<>



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