Veterans' Art Workshop Online Portal

Exit12 Dance Company, De-Cruit and Women Veterans Empowered and Thriving are leading a cohort of veteran services organizations with the launch of The Veteran’s Art Workshop Online Portal.

This platform will offer live classes/workshops via ZOOM to veterans, their families and caregivers. Using theatre, movement & personal writing as tools to re-engage the imagination and stimulate creativity, these offerings will provide a social outlet for connection and camaraderie. Additionally, wellness classes will encourage mindfulness and physical and emotional well-being. Post activity discussion will facilitate community building in the face of social distancing.
Participation and hope are free.

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Project9line Presents: Virtual Platoon

Are you Military or a Veteran?  
Are you sick and tired of limited socializing? 
Do you want to do something fun and exciting with other Veterans?
If you answered yes to all 3 questions and have internet access by way of phone or computer, with a camera and microphone, please join Project9line virtually for their free, weekly art-based programs to include: art class, comedy open mic, guitar class, yoga, drums, saxophone, and bass guitar. 
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VOLS Elderly Project & Veterans Initiative

Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) Elderly Project & Veterans Initiative establishes legal hotlines for seniors during COVID-19 crisis.

Veterans Initiative not only provides wills to qualifying veterans, but also health care proxies, powers of attorney, and other critical advance directives that older veterans need, all with the assistance of a real life attorney and all free of charge.

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Bunker Labs #All_In Online Resources

Bunker Labs has launched the #All_In campaign - a series of 10 minute daily interviews to share your stories, hear from battled tested entrepreneurs, and provide resources. They invite you to join the conversation and share your pro tips on how to survive and thrive.

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Travis Manion Foundation Virtual Character Does Matter

Travis Manion Foundation is excited to announce that Veteran Mentors are stepping up to share the “If Not Me, Then Who…” ethos with children on a new platform starting the week of March 23. Their team of trained, vetted, and inspirational veteran leaders will share the Character Does Matter program with youth throughout the country via Facebook Live each weekday at 1pm (EST).

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Blue Star Virtual Book Club

Blue Star Families offers a virtual Book Club where everyone can feel welcomed and part of the community.

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Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Offices Closed

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Regional Offices will be closed to the public starting March 19.

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Objective Zero App

Check out the Objective Zero App from the Objective Zero Foundation.

Roughly 20 Veterans and one current service member take their lives every day, at a rate that is over twice that of non-Veterans.

The 501(c)3 Objective Zero Foundation uses mobile app technology to reverse this trend by connecting the military community to peer support, wellness, and mental health resources. 

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Merging Vets and Players Virtual Programming

Merging Vets and Players is proud to announce to all combat vets and retired athletes VIRTUAL MVP Meetings every week until we are through this scary time — allowing us to practice social distancing while still being connected to our new tribe. 

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TRR Train the Trainers

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Trauma and Resiliency Resources, Inc offers Train the Trainers: Herd, Tribe, Team on April 17-19 in Warwick, NY. The training is for military veterans, veteran service providers, chaplains, first responders, first responder service providers, licensed mental health and medical professionals and equine professionals. 

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Veterans Benefits at CUCS Benefits Center

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Veterans may receive free assistance at the Center for Urban Community Services.

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Low Income Staten Island Housing

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North Shore Apartments offers low-income housing on Staten Island.

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MyCommissary Portal Open to New Patrons

With the launch of the new patron access initiative on Jan. 1, customers in the new categories of disabled veterans, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war and their certified caregivers can now sign up for an account on the Defense Commissary Agency’s eCommerce portal. 

System changes now allow everyone in the new customer categories to create an online account on the MyCommissary portal so they can register for their Commissary Rewards card, view commissary sale flyers with prices and use the curbside CLICK2GO service where available.

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*POSTPONED* Mission 22 Rock Climbing Weekend

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Mission 22 offers a rock-climbing and mental training program for combat veterans and their families April 24-25.

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*POSTPONED* Mission 22 Rock Climbing Weekend

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Mission 22 offers a rock-climbing and mental training program for combat veterans and their families April 17-18.

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Jericho Project Veterans Employment Program

Jericho Project's Veterans Employment Program (JVEP) provides a range of employment services to prepare veterans and their families for advancing along their chosen career paths. They can help you navigate the complex world of finding and transitioning to a good civilian job.

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Military to Mercy College to Math Teacher

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Earn a tuition-free Master of Science Degree in Mathematics Education funded by the National Science Foundation. Go from the Military to Mercy College to Math Teacher. 

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*POSTPONED* Military Veterans in Journalism

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Military Veterans in Journalism offers an Immersion Journalism Workshop April 29-May 2. 
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Bunker Labs Veterans in Residence

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A partnership of WeWork and Bunker Labs, Veterans in Residence is a six-month startup incubator and leadership program that provides veteran and military family member entrepreneurs the community, business support, and workspace to help launch and grow their businesses.

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AITAF Student Veteran Internship Program

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Applications for the Summer 2020 Arts in the Armed Forces Student Veteran Internship Program are open through April 1. 

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