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April is Fair Housing Month

Fair Housing Month will be marked by an array of activities that enhance the public’s awareness of their fair housing rights and promote the nation’s commitment to end housing discrimination. Please join your local communities in their efforts to ensure that safe and equitable housing is available to all.

Regional Fair Housing Training Events:
www.dpor.virginia.gov/FairHousing/VFHO_Class_Schedule/

Health on the Homefront Conference

The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program and the Virginia Public Health Association Partner to Offer the Health on the Homefront Conference.

Conference to Address the Health Needs of Members of the U. S. Armed Forces, Veterans and their Families, June 16-17, 2014 Hampton, Virginia

The FOCUS-CI Study

The FOCUS-CI Study is being conducted by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD.

Family of Heroes: Online Training Simulation

A place for family members and veterans learn critical skills to manage the challenges of post-deployment life together.

2013 VWWP Progress Report

The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program 2013 Progress Report

Find Support

Find regional support groups in your area.

Vets On Campus

Learn all about transitioning into college.

Help-Lines

Get connected with services and specific needs.

3/25/2014
The FOCUS-CI Study is being conducted by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD.
3/19/2014
A ribbon cutting ceremony took place today at the new home of Air Force-vet and wounded warrior Mari Richardson and her daughter, all in part to a multi-agency effort including the Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD), Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, Suffolk Redevelopment Housing Authority and Sherbco Inc.
3/18/2014
Each year, 25 wounded service members and 25 spouses of wounded service members receive a full scholarship to attend Colorado Technical University.
3/6/2014
Click here for a list of resources.
2/4/2014
Special MLK Day of Service

Peer Support for Military Spouses

Source: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel Schroeder/ReleasedMilitary spouses of service members face unique stressors. They often cope with multiple deployments, frequent moves, long separations and concerns about their loved one’s future. Many times they even have to manage a household and family alone. These realities of military life can take a toll on military spouses and impact the entire family. Children often take their emotional cues from their parents, so a parent’s anxiety can result in a stressful environment for the entire household. That is why it is important to address concerns as early as possible.

Profile: 1st Sgt. Aaron Tippett

1st Sgt. Tippett sustained invisible wounds, including PTSD and mild traumatic brain injuries, from explosions during combat deployments. He shares his story of seeking psychological health care and encourages others to do the same.

How Veterans Can Address Substance Misuse

Source: U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Bryan M. Ilyankoff (RELEASED)Veterans experiencing stress or a psychological health concern could be at risk for misusing substances as a way to cope. Misusing alcohol, tobacco and other drugs can cause harm to your health and well-being. Negative effects include: mood and behavior concerns, damaged relationships and financial troubles.1 When veterans misuse substances it can also have a major impact on the lives of their families and friends.

Using Social Media to Stay Connected

Source: Defenseimagery.milUntil recently, service members only kept in touch with loved ones through letters and long-distance phone calls. 1 Social media provides new ways to connect, interact and communicate. Through social media, you can stay connected with your friends and family during transitions and separations regardless of location around the world. 2 In this article, you will learn how to maintain connections with loved ones and support fellow service members using social media while deployed or in transition to a new location.

Employment Resources For Military Spouses

Source: Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Joel QuebecIt may seem stressful to consider working when balancing the demands of being a military spouse. Being a military spouse often means relocating. It may also mean being the primary caregiver during deployments and training away from home. However, many military spouses today are able to have full-time jobs that fit their lifestyle. This may include jobs with flexible schedules and work-from-home options.

38th Annual Williamsburg Conference - Brain Injury Rehabilitation

38th Annual Williamsburg Conference - Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Practical Solutions to Real World Problems

Event Location

The DoubleTree by Hilton

50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Event Date
5/1/2014 8:00 AM

Women Veteran’s Conference

The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program and VEC are partnering to provide a Women Veteran’s Conference on May 8, 2014 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, VA. This event will provide an opportunity for 200 of our areas women veterans the opportunity to learn more about how to maximize their efforts towards successful employment.

Event Location
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Dr
Hampton, VA 23666

Event Date
5/8/2014 8:00 AM

Health on the Homefront Conference

REGISTER NOW: The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program and the Virginia Public Health Association Partner to Offer the Health on the Homefront Conference

Event Location
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666

Event Date
6/16/2014 8:00 AM

Virginia Wounded Warrior Region III, 1st Annual Golf Tournament

2 Flight Tournament: 7:30 am Flight and 12:00 pm Flight

Event Location
Botetourt Golf and Swim Club
2414 Country Club Road, Troutville, Virginia 24090

Event Date
6/28/2014 7:30 AM

Operation Purple Healing Adventures

Free Familiy Retreats: Reconnect as a Family After an Injury

Event Location
NorthBay Adventure, North East, MD

Event Date
8/29/2014 8:00 AM

Our community,
our strength.

We've served our country and some have seen battle. We share common experiences and feelings. Now, we're talking about it - and that's a battle in itself. This is a battle that can be won.

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