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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

 

 

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 Dingle 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.

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.

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.

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 disorders.

 

ion for Vets: