Here are some very helpful resources that in the event you find you are ever in need,
these organizations are the ones to go to for assistance.
It's a great feeling. To get RELIEF during a crisis, a place to RECOVER if you need it and a little bit of RECOGNITION for a life of sacrifice. That's what we do at Operation Homefront... and it's making a difference
We are the people in VA who welcome home war veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment counseling in a caring manner. Vet Centers understand and appreciate Veterans’ war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community.
Soldiers' Angels has many wonderful programs to support our military families, deployed service members, wounded service members and our veteran. Our programs are broken into categories based on the population they serve. Soldiers’ Angels offers programs for wounded, deployed, families, and other. Most of our programs could not be possible without the support of the wonderful Angels who dedicate their time, money and talents, to the organization.
Soldier On is a private nonprofit organization committed to ending veteran homelessness. Since 1994, the organization has been providing homeless veterans with transitional housing and supportive services. In 2010, Soldier On opened the first Gordon H. Mansfield Veterans Community, a permanent housing cooperative that provides formerly homeless veterans with safe, sustainable, affordable housing – transitioning them from homelessness to homeownership. This housing model will be replicated nationally as Soldier On continues to change the end of the story for homeless veterans throughout the country.
American Bar Association offers several programs to assist caregivers and veterans with legal matters:
ABA Home Front is an online resource designed to help servicemembers, veterans, and their families address their civil legal matters. The site includes many informational legal articles as well as a national directory of legal organizations that can provide in-person assistance.
The ABA Military Pro Bono Project connects junior-enlisted servicemembers and their dependents to pro bono lawyers to assist in resolving legal issues in a wide range of civil matters.
Starting in June 2014, the ABA Veterans’ Claims Assistance Network will begin providing pro bono legal assistance to veterans with pending disability compensation claims made to the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA).
What Veterans Need to Know About Asbestos
Asbestos Widely Used in Military
Asbestos materials have been widely used in every branch of the military. Exposure to asbestos was extremely common in the military until the late 1970s. While the Navy has the most cases of mesothelioma, veterans of any branch may be at risk.
Secondary Exposure Risks
Veterans serving in construction and labor occupations weren’t the only veterans at risk of asbestos exposure. Other personnel (doctors, secretaries, etc.) may have had secondary exposure to asbestos or direct exposure if serving on a ship.
All Veterans Have Risk of Asbestos Exposure
Exposure was unavoidable for these men and women who put themselves in harm’s way. The latency period for mesothelioma is 20-50 years. Because of this, a majority of these service members are being diagnosed now.