How Many Veterans are in South Alabama?

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The Community Foundation of South Alabama has recently completed its Southwest Alabama Veterans Needs Assessment and anticipates the results from the assessment will be released in early January 2017. In the meantime, you can learn about the veteran data that is currently available. The dashboards provide demographic snapshots on our veteran community in Southwest Alabama to get an idea of why the need for Veterans Recovery Resources is so great.

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Veterans Recovery Resources Campus

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Veterans Recovery Resources purchased two buildings located on a three-acre parcel in the medical corridor on Springhill Avenue in Mobile, Alabama. These buildings will serve as the permanent campus for the non-profit’s unique recovery program for military Veterans and their families suffering from substance abuse, post-traumatic stress and other mental health issues. Using a grant from The Community Foundation of South Alabama’s Veterans Initiative and other funding sources, the initial focus is on remodeling 1156 Springhill Avenue to provide intensive outpatient counseling and a range…

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Veterans Recovery Resources Programs

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Veterans Recovery Resources is different. It is a community-based program designed specifically for Veterans, by Veterans. The goal? To provide therapy and treatment options for Veterans in crisis, regardless of their ability to pay for services. And ultimately, to foster a vibrant community of Veterans–and their families–who support each other over a lifetime. By removing the barriers to treatment for substance abuse disorders and mental health care, Veterans Recovery Resources will provide a compassionate and caring recovery program for Veterans and their families. Mental health disorders are…

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How Veterans Recovery Started

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The idea for Veterans Recovery Resources came to John through time and experience. John is a combat Veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm (1990-91), Kosovo (2005-06) and Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (2015). He has over 31 years reserve military service including 12 years as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and over 18 years as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. He also served an eighteen month tour at the Pentagon in the Office of the…

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The Time is Now

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Our country is facing a national epidemic and a local crisis.  Our military Veterans in the Mobile and Gulf Coast region need your help today. Of the roughly 22 million Veterans in the U.S., one in four has serious addiction and mental health issues.  A staggering 22 Veterans commit suicide every day.* In the Gulf Coast region, there is an even greater gap to fill.  Did you know that there are over 5 million military Veterans* in this region, yet it has even fewer Veteran-specific…

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