In 2014, the Washington Post released a report stating more than half of the 2.6 million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars struggle with physical or mental health problems stemming from their service, and feel disconnected from civilian life (Chandrasekaren, 2014) . And the Substance Use Mental Health Administration estimates 1 in 15 have a substance use disorder (SAMHSA 2015). We want to change that.
Local Help Is Right Here
Together, we work with veterans toward freedom from addiction, trauma, and mental health disorders, and from homelessness, unemployment, and incarceration.
Reality Check board member, Bradford Volz, is an Army veteran. As a veteran in recovery with over two decades of service, Bradford understands what it means to be deployed numerous times, only to come home to face overwhelming challenges directly related to service.
Frustrated with the incredible challenge of getting needed services, Bradford created Veterans Recover to help other veterans access services and benefits they are entitled to. Bradford is also a Recovery Coach and offers recovery support for veterans struggling with drug and alcohol use and abuse.
If you just want to talk to another veteran , give him a call.
Want to be a Mentor to veterans in Veterans Treatment Court?
There is a 2-day Justice For Vets Mentor Corps Boot Camp that provides critical training for volunteer veteran mentors who want to be of service to their fellow veterans in veterans treatment court.
For more information go to www.justiceforvets.org/Mentor-Corp
The nation's only training conference dedicated to justice-involved veterans, known as the VetCourt Con, is being held outside Washington, DC from July 9 - July 12, 2017. For more information go to https://www.justiceforvets.org
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Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) / Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Transition Program
The Manchester, NH VA has established a dedicated team to meet the needs and concerns of OEF/OIF Veterans returning from combat theater.
The OEF/OIF transition program is available to help you deal with obstacles you and your family may face by providing support, education, resources and other services. Case Management Services are available for OEF/OIF combat Veterans.
- OEF/OIF Program Manager David Simpson, MSW
Office: 603-624-4366 Ext. 6483
David.Simpson @ va.gov
- OEF/OIF Transitional Patient Advocate
Orelia.Hayden @ va.gov
- OEF/OIF Program Assist. Adam J. Talbot
dam.Talbot @ va.gov
Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV)
Program Help for housing/homeless issues at Manchester VA Medical Center Lisa Jacobus, MSW Homeless Coordinator
Phone: 603-624-4366 Ext. 3622
Lisa.Jacobus @ va.gov
Substance Use Disorder Treatment
VA Medical Center
718 Smyth Road
Manchester, NH 03104
Coordinator Substance Abuse Services Licensed Clinical Psychologist Caroline Hatala, Psy.D
Phone: 800-892-8384 Ext. 3621
Caroline.Hatala @ va.gov
Veteran Readjustment Counseling Servs.
103 Liberty Street
NH National Guard Information Line
800-472-0328 choose prompt #1
Military One Source is provided by the Dept. of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve and families.