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Friday, July 19, 2019

American Security Council Foundation
The American Security Council Foundation (ASCF) was formed in 1958, and it was originally known as the Institute for American Strategy. For almost 50 years the Foundation has focused on a wide range of educational programs which address critical challenges to U.S. foreign policy, national security and the global economy.

AVETS Project, Inc.
The AVETS Project provides programs and services of assistance, entertainment and counseling services, and to also bring focus and heighten awareness to the needs of United States service men and women.

Benefits.gov
Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) was launched in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. A great source to find out which government benefits a soldier or veteran may be eligible to receive.

BrainandSpinalCord.org
Our mission is to be the most reliable, timely and complete resource on the internet for brain injury and spinal cord injury veterans survivors. These injuries can be devastating, causing physical and emotional distress, as well as loss of wages.

Department of Military Affairs

Financial Benefits of a Military Career

Financial Assistance for Homeless Vets

Florida Department of Veteran's Affairs
FVA is a Veteran's service agency created to provide benefits and educational assistance, and long-term healthcare service to veterans, their family members and survivors.The Brevard County Veterans Services Team is nationally accredited as veteran claims representatives by the VA, American Legion, Florida Department of Veteran Affairs, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars. The team provides direct assistance to all of Brevard's veterans and families to assure they receive the full benefits earned by the veteran's military service. The team further helps eligible surviving family members receive the all benefits they are entitled to.The team completes and submits claims for VA and State veterans benefits to include helping the veteran/family member assure that the claim contains all required supporting evidence. This assistance maximizes the veteran/family members opportunity for approval of the claim.

Florida Embassy
Florida House in Washington D.C. for Florida visitors.

Florida Army National Guard

Guide to Finding a PTSD Therapist

Homes 4 Wounded Heroes Military Warriors Support Foundation
Military Warriors Support Foundation awards mortgage-free homes to wounded heroes injured during combat in service to our country. The homes are for families who have severe and/or unique circumstances due to their injuries received while serving our country. In addition to the home, the families will receive 3 years of family and financial mentoring.

Homes for Homeless Vets

Homeless Veterans’ Resources

How to Stop Living Out of Your Car - Guide for Homeless Vets

Legal Advice for Veterans

Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)
The Military Child Education Coalition focuses directly on educational opportunities and tackles the collegiate system for the military child that is affected by the constant movement/ deployment of their parents. This is a very worthwhile charity that does not receive the recognition or publicity of others, like the Wounded Warrior Project, that focus on the veteran.

Military Life Insurance - SGLI
SGLI is a VA program that provides low cost group life insurance to members of the Uniformed Services, including commissioned officers of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, cadets and midshipmen of the service academies. Members are automatically insured under Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) for the maximum amount of $400,000 unless an election is filed reducing the insurance by $50,000 increments or canceling it entirely. 
In addition the SGLI coverage now includes Traumatic Injury Protection. This coverage provides servicemembers protection against loss due to traumatic injuries and is designed to provide financial assistance to members so their loved ones can be with them during their recovery from their injuries. The coverage ranges from $25,000 to $100,000 depending on the nature of the injury.

The Military Wallet
The Military Wallet is a personal finance website for military members, veterans and their families. Our goal is to help the military community better manage money and understand the variety of programs and benefits available to them.

My Florida.com | Veterans Employment Training Service (VETS)

National Coalition of Homeless Veterans
Legislative information, web links, technical assistance for service providers and other resources regarding homeless veterans.

National Guard’s Florida Youth Challenge Academy (FLYCA)
The FL Youth ChalleNGe Academy focuses on troubled teenagers that volunteer for the program and commit to their completion. The residential phase of the program takes place in a highly disciplined and motivational environment promoting structure and academics along with leadership, health, community service, life skills, job skills, physical fitness and citizenship.

National Veterans Homeless Support
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed by Veterans for the purpose of helping homeless Veterans in Brevard County and who have fallen on hard times.

Nine Line Apparel - Foundation
A Veteran owned and operated Company that gives back to American Combat Wounded through our foundation Nine Line Foundation. We have our own apparel line and we also supply custom promotional products.

PTSD and Substance Abuse Help for Veterans

Space Coast Honor Flight
Space Coast Honor Flight’s mission is to make it possible for our WWII Veterans to have the opportunity to visit their memorial in Washington D.C. This is a unique opportunity to say thanks to a group that sacrificed so much to make possible the freedoms we enjoy today! Our goal is to ensure all have an opportunity to visit their memorial and to be recognized for their contribution to our nation.

Support for Veterans and Their Struggles

Veterans and Mesothelioma Resource
Mesothelioma Resource Online has created and developed this site to provide answers and support for people diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, as well as their families and loved ones. Approximately 30% of all patients in the US diagnosed with this lethal form of cancer served in the military at some point. This site is an excellent resource to learn about Asbestos in the military and the various treatment options for Mesothelioma.

Veterans Transitional House & Facility
The Vietnam and All Veterans of Brevard is a not for profit organization incorporated under the laws of the state of Florida. Its purpose is to promote veteran's affairs, give service to the community, and to provide assistance to those veterans who have temporarily lost the ability to manage their lives successfully. This facility is a temporary shelter for homeless veterans with their immediate families and to provide for the immediate needs of homeless veterans while permitting them to search for work, and once employed, to save enough money to acquire living quarters and transportation The Facility consists of ten apartments housed in two buildings which can accommodate up to nineteen residents. In addition to the living areas there is a dayroom, a commercial kitchen for preparing meals, and a storeroom for storing food and other supplies.

 

USO
Support Our Troops! Our troops make incredible sacrifices. They leave their families and put their lives on the line. That’s why the USO supports them every day. We do everything we can to bring our brave troops a touch of home. We keep them in contact with their families, send care packages, and provide morale-lifting entertainment tours. Sign up to join the USO in supporting America’s heroes.

Vets Driving Vets | Aging Matters in Brevard
Volunteer veterans providing safe and relialble transportation for low-income veterans in Brevard. For more information, please call (321) 806-3779.

Vets.gov | Disability Benefits
You may be able to get VA disability benefits if you got sick or injured, or developed a mental health condition (like PTSD) while serving in the military. You may also qualify if your service made a condition worse that you had before you began serving. Even when a condition doesn’t appear until years after your service ends, if it resulted from an injury or illness that happened during active military service (called “service connected”), you may qualify for monthly VA disability payments. Find out if you can get disability compensation and other benefits like health care.

Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project enables us to help the thousands of wounded warriors returning home from the current conflicts and to provide assistance to their families.