WHAT WE DO
Veterans Lives Matters advocates for the overall wellness of veterans by connecting them with resources needed to sustain a healthy lifestyle and healthy mindset for re-entry into civilian life and offers the following programs.
ESSENTIALS FOR LIFE
The Essentials of Life Program helps Veterans in transition find their footing into civilian life, and offers resources in the following:
Assist homeless Veterans in rebuilding their lives by providing Transitional Housing to permanent resources.
In partnership with the U.S. Office of Veteran Affairs, VLM will provide access to medical and mental health resources and support.
Food, Clothing & Hygiene
VLM will supply Veterans in need and their families with groceries, toiletries, clothing, and other necessities.
Financial Management Services range from basic bill paying to estate and investment management.
VLM will provide workforce development (resume’, writing, application assistance, interview preparation), resources for employment opportunities, and job referrals.
VLM will provide coaching and resources for developing small business management and record-keeping.
Post-Military Employment Resources
BAGS OF LOVE
Bags of Love is just another way for VLM and the community to show love and appreciation to all our military veterans for their service and sacrifice. It is our hope that this small token of gratitude helps elevates a veteran’s moral, help deter suicides, send a clear message of positivity, ensures the veteran is confident in knowing that they are not forgotten, and to simply say “thank you!” This effort is 100% funded by generous people like you, and will consist of various items like non-perishable snacks, toiletries, socks, gloves, hats, gift cards etc., as well as items for military animals both local and deployed.
PARTNER IN PAW (VLM SERVICE ANIMAL PROGRAM)
Partner in Paw Animal Service Program was inspired by VLM’s Founder’s service dog, Azure. This inspiration has proven that having a service animal promotes independence, and self-confidence makes the owner aware of the surrounding dangers, helps with the struggles of isolation and loneliness, and relieves symptoms of depression.
VLM advocates for and assist Veterans (who are not yet service connected) to obtain the companionship of a service animal, as well as the Veterans with their own dogs that require service animal training resources. We will also offer those Veterans assistance with nutrition and veterinarian care for service animals.
Veterans Lives Matters is dedicated to putting our Michigan community first. Our Community Outreach program provides a much-needed service for those in dire need. Lend a helping hand and join our efforts today.