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6 Ways AmeriCorps Helps Veterans Transition Home

By    |   Thursday, 04 October 2018 10:18 AM

Military service can be dangerous and demanding but returning to civilian life has its own set of challenges, which is why organizations such as AmeriCorps exist — to assist veterans in their transitions back home.

The basis the of AmeriCorps is "to serve and engage the talents of veterans and military families across the country," and the organization achieves this goal through a series of programs designed as a means of support.

This is demonstrated in one such initiative, the Michigan Veterans Coalition Outreach AmeriCorps Program, which connects military veterans with services to reduce the negative economic consequences of chronic health, unemployment, housing, and education, according to the Michigan Community Service Commission.

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There are various other outreach initiatives available. Here are six ways in which AmeriCorps helps veterans in their transitions home:

1. Vet Corps — This program, run by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, helps place veterans in colleges across the state and provides support to family members as they transition from military life to college life, according to AmeriCorps.

2. Veterans Legal Corps — By teaming up with the Veterans Legal Corps, AmeriCorps offers low-income and homeless veterans legal assistance when facing issues involving debt, disability benefits claims, family law, or other legal aspects.

3. VetsWork— The Mt. Adams Institute drives this 11-month career development program by AmeriCorps, which is designed specifically for veterans interested in pursuing work in natural resources management and public lands employment.

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4. Volunteer Opportunities — According to AmeriCorps, there are various programs that provide recruitment to veterans transitioning from military to civilian life through service opportunities that utilize their military experience.

5. Making Veterans a Priority (MVP)—The MVP AmeriCorps program is operated through the Tennessee Community Assistance Corporation and provides assistance to veterans and their families on the verge of losing their homes, or who are already homeless.

6. Supporting Military Families— Through a series of community-based efforts, AmeriCorps works to meet the needs of military families by providing mentorship, tutoring to military children, counseling, affordable housing, legal assistance, and more.

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Military service can be dangerous and demanding but returning to civilian life has its own set of challenges, which is why organizations such as AmeriCorps exist — to assist veterans in their transitions back home.
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