Assistance Available to all Veterans "FREE of Charge"

Assistance with Service Connected Claims

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 Assist with completion of VA Forms for compensation and benefits, researching and collecting of evidence to submit to a VA compensation packet, request medical records, assist spouses with filling for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), referrals to Partner Organizations, request copies of DD214 or DD215, and assistance with creation of electronic VA accounts (eBenefits,  myhealthevet). 

Support Group Meetings

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Support Group Meetings every Thursday night from 1830 - 2030 hrs. Group provides participants a confidential  place to discuss issues concerning PTSD and other related topics and the staff can provide information on treatment plans and facilities that provide a more in depth treatment.  


Assistance with Housing

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Although we don't provide housing at this time, we have developed a resource list of local and surrounding area organizations that do provide temporary and permanent housing for veterans.

Personal Hygiene Facility

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We provide homeless veterans a safe place to come take a shower as need. Bathroom and shower are handicap accessible. Toiletries have been donated by several organizations will to help a veteran to get back on their feet.

Washer & Dryer Available

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Homeless veterans and veterans without access to clean their clothes can use our washer & dryer when available. 

Hot Breakfast & a Sack Lunch

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Veterans (especially homeless vets) can stop in and have  a hot breakfast with us every M-W-F starting at 10 a.m. A sack lunch can be provided to those homeless veterans in need.

Recognizing signs of PTSD

Recognizing signs of PTSD & TBI

PTSD & Other programs

PTSD Information

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a traumatic event. A traumatic event is a life-threatening event such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood."(1)

PTSD affects about 7.7 million American adults in a given year, though the disorder can develop at any age including childhood. According to the VA, experts estimate that up to 20% of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans,up to 10% of Gulf War veterans, and up to 30% of Vietnam War veterans have experienced PTSD

Do I Have PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms may start within three months of a traumatic event, but sometimes symptoms may not appear until years after the event. These symptoms cause significant problems in social or work situations and in relationships.

PTSD symptoms vary from Veteran to Veteran and are generally grouped into four types: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thinking and mood, or changes in emotional reactions.

  • Recurrent, intrusive reminders of the traumatic event, including distressing thoughts, nightmares, and flashbacks where you feel like it’s happening again. Experiencing extreme emotional and physical reactions to reminders of the trauma (panic attacks, uncontrollable shaking, heart palpitations, etc.).
  • Extreme avoidance of things that remind you of the traumatic event, including people, places, people, thoughts, or situations you associate with the bad memories. Withdrawing from friends and family and losing interest in everyday activities.
  • Negative changes in thoughts and mood, such as exaggerated negative beliefs about yourself or the world and persistent feelings of fear, guilt, or shame. Diminished ability to experience positive emotions and feeling detached from others.
  • Being on guard all the time, jumpy, and emotionally reactive, as indicated by irritability, angry outbursts, reckless behavior, difficulty sleeping, trouble concentrating, hyper-vigilance, and an exaggerated start response.


Intensity of symptoms

  1. PTSD symptoms can vary in intensity over time. You may have more PTSD symptoms when you're stressed in general, or when you run into reminders of what you went through. For example, you may hear a car backfire and relive combat experiences or you may see a report on the news about a sexual assault and feel overcome by memories of your own assault.

For more resources see the following links:

(1) PTSDUnited.org, via National Institutes of Health, Department of Veteran Affairs, and Sidran Institute http://www.ptsdunited.org/ptsd-statistics-2/#sthash.93PuPqPV.dpuf

(2)  Mayo Clinic,  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, web, http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/basics/symptoms/con-20022540

(3)  HelpGuide.org, What are the symptoms of PTSD in Veterans?, web, http://www.helpguide.org/articles/ptsd-trauma/ptsd-in-veterans.htm

Available FREE to All Veterans

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Food Pantry

 Available upon verification of veteran status DD 214 (DD 215), VA ID Card, State License w/Veteran stamp, etc.

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Clothes Closet

  Available upon verification of veteran status  DD 214 (DD 215), VA ID Card, State License w/Veteran stamp, etc. 

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Hot Breakfast M-W-F

All veterans (and dependents) welcome!