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Macomb Veterans Action Collaborative

Resources

If you or your organization would like to participate in the Macomb Veteran Action Collaborative download the membership form and bring it along with you to the next meeting or contact us for further questions.

MVAC Membership Application

As part of our goal to assist organizations navigate through the VA Benefits and Services maze we have developed a series of flow charts to assist you. There are flow charts for each of the most common veteran benefit areas.

Homelessness

Before and After a Veteran Dies

Healthcare

Financial Empowerment

Education,Training and Employment

Transportation

Utility Assistance 

Mental Health Services

Legal Services

 

Helpful Websites

The Right Connection:"The Right Connection" has been designed by the Macomb County Youth Council for use by Macomb County service personnel to assist families in locating free or low-cost community services.

Congressmen Sandy Levin's Office: There are many resources available for Veterans on both the state and federal level. Visit our website to find out more.

Visit VA.Gov For general questions about all the benefits available to Veterans and for information on contacting the VA Regional Office or the John D Dingell VA Medical Center.

Additional Resources

Financial Coaching: Financial coaching services are offered at no cost to you. They can assist you in eliminating debt, building your credit, save for retirements, creating a budget and taking control of your finances. 

Veteran Employability Bootcamp: Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works is offering a new and innovative Job Seeker training session for Veterans and Spouses of Veterans.

VA Benefits Matrix   A list of benefits based on disability rating or Non service connected ratings.

A Veterans Guide to Starting and Financing a Small Business  A step by step guide in starting a small business.

A Guide into Funding a Small Business - Step by step processing into funding a small business.

Compass Point Outreach : non-profit organization that recognizes the turmoil and frustration experienced by returning veterans and their families while they reestablish themselves in society. In an effort to reconnect, some have experienced the labyrinth of bureaucratic and regulatory requirements, personnel problems, and obstacles that permeate the Veterans Health Administration.

Nursing Home Guide  A guide to moving into a nursing home.  What to expect, what to take and how to prepare for that first day and first week there!

PTSD Help : For all too many veterans, returning from military service means coping with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). You may be having a hard time readjusting to life out of the military. Or you may constantly be feeling on edge, emotionally numb and disconnected, or close to panicking or exploding. But no matter how long the V.A. wait times, or how isolated or emotionally cut off from others you feel, it’s important to know that you’re not alone and there are plenty of things you can do to start feeling better. These steps can help you learn to deal with nightmares and flashbacks, cope with feelings of depression, anxiety or guilt, and regain your sense of control.

Understanding a Veteran With PTSD

Help with Asbestos Claims  To help support patients through a rare diagnosis of mesothelioma which includes helping with evidence for VA claims.

Mesothelioma.net   Free resources and support for patients with mesothelimoa.  Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by asbestos exposure. About 30% of all mesothelioma victims are Veterans, usually being exposed aboard asbestos laden ships and aircraft. 

The Recovery Village

Brain Life Center

Addictioncenter.com

The Complete Guide for Aging Veterans

A Veterans Complete Guide to Drug Abuse

http://detoxrehabs.org

Rehabspot.com

https://www.alcoholtreatment.net

DR Addict for Vets: Veterans often cope with stress after returning from multiple deployments. They may also suffer from illnesses and injuries that can contribute to a substance use disorder. Addiction delays an already complex social reintegration process and can have negative repercussions. However, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers treatment plans to support veterans as they recover from substance use disorder.

Free Tax Prep   FREE preparation tax site (state and federal) for income under $66,000 a year.  Once you sign in it and create a profile it will link you to HR BLock website but it is FREE.