Veterans make up the fabric of our communities around this great nation. When veterans return home from combat, they have many needs that often go unmet. We simply can’t allow that to happen anymore. That’s why we created Veterans Recovery Resources.
Record numbers of military Veterans and service members are making their way to college campuses across the U.S. to purasue new educational and vocational goals. A two-year study of student Veterans reveals important findings about the support they need.
Having spent the last 10 years treating Veterans and Soldiers with chronic pain, I’ve learned there are both challenges and common approaches that work.
“Veterans Recovery Resources is on a mission that I want to be a part of,” Jeremy Fletcher explains. “Sometimes it is difficult, especially for our younger Soldiers, to ask for help. I want them to know they have choices and they have support.”
The Community Foundation of South Alabama has just released the findings of its Southwest Alabama Veterans Needs Assessment (SAVNA) and the results are both resounding and illuminating.
Inspired by his father, who served 40 years in the Alabama Army National Guard 115th Expeditionary Signal Battalion including an 18-month tour in Mosul, Iraq, Jay Watkins is ready to roll up his sleeves at Veterans Recovery Resources.
One of the central tenets of Veterans Recovery Resources is Veteran peer support. As a “by Veteran, for Veteran” organization, our team has been there and understands what Veterans are experiencing.
About a year ago, I took a criminal defense appointment in District Court involving a young veteran charged with some drug and alcohol offenses. He already had a DUI conviction in Municipal Court, and he was on probation for that. This veteran needed help. His history and symptoms were classic.
The start of a new year is a fresh slate for most of us–a chance to wipe away the past and forge ahead with new resolutions and experiences. This holds true for veterans as well, in spite of the memories they cannot erase.
Veterans Recovery Resources is proud to announce Tribute Gifts as part of our Honoring Veterans Campaign. Join us in honoring the brave men and women who sacrifice and serve our country to preserve our freedoms.