(VA) Caregiver Assistance Expanding, 16 Virtual Events, Virtual Appeals Hearings, Leadership Training

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This month, and every month, take a moment to reach out to a Veteran in your life. Your simple acts of kindness can help give a Veteran hope. Click BE THERE for some ideas to help you get started with a call, text, or email.


Please Take the PREVENTS Survey

On March 05, 2019 President Trump signed Executive Order 13861, known as the President's Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS),

Veterans, Veterans service organizations, and communities are requested to take this first-of-its kind PREVENTS survey to share perspectives and feedback on mental health services and suicide prevention. Filling out the survey takes less than 5 minutes! 


Upcoming Live Virtual Events

Sept. 3 - VA Benefits Tele-Townhall with VFW
Sept. 4 - Heroes Connect: Smithfield Foods Veteran Hiring
Sept. 4 - Blue Star Families of Dayton "Flyer Talk Friday"
Sept. 8 - Learn about the Veterans Benefits Administration Hiring Process
Sept. 9 - Virtual Hiring Fair with Hiring our Heroes, SVA, VA
Sept. 9 - VA Careers' Virtual Open House (Every Wednesday)
Sept. 9 - VA Suicide Prevention Month Series: Sex Differences in Suicidal Behavior
Sept. 10 - Pledge To Prevent: Action to End Veteran Suicide with Kevin Hines
Sept. 11 - VA Suicide Prevention Month Series celebrating the Art, Music & Poetry
Sept. 16 - Women Veteran Series: Transitioning, Employment, Building a Business
Sept. 20 - National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic (NVSSC) at Home (Watch All Week!)
Sept. 22 - Woman Veteran Series: Appeals, Mental Health, Military Sexual Trauma, and Supporting Military Spouses
Sept. 23 - Heroes Connect: Colgate-Palmolive Veteran Hiring
Sept. 24 - Woman Veteran Series: Women's Reproductive and Whole Health Resources
Sept. 24 - Toast To Our Troops with Code of Support
Sept. 30 - Women Veteran Series: Q&A with VA & Acting Deputy Secretary Pamela Powers


Veterans and Pets Adopt Each Other and Both Benefit

Expanded Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers


To support those who support our Veterans, VA's Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers is expanding in October to include: eligible WWII, Korean, and Vietnam Veterans, eligible Veterans with a service-connected disability rating of 70% or higher, and access to financial planning and legal services. And all Caregivers have access to many supportive resources, such as workshops, a Support Line, and Peer Support Mentoring.

Apply after the official launch of the expanded Program. Stay tuned for a VA announcement in mid-September. 


Hear How Veterans Managed Their Stress and Anxiety and Got Back to Enjoying Life


A New Electronic Virtual Assistant Helps Veterans Connect With VR&E

VA's Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Service is rolling out its electronic Virtual Assistant (e-VA) to help Veterans securely schedule VR&E appointments, text and email their VR&E counselor, receive automated alerts, and submit documentation, all from a smartphone or computer!


VA Expands Access to Emergency Mental Health Services and Ending Veteran Homelessness

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Virtual Appeals Hearings

On April 10, 2020, President Trump signed legislation making virtual tele-hearings a permanent option for Veterans. 

If you have a cell phone, computer or tablet with Wi-Fi, you can have a virtual BVA hearing anywhere with a Veterans Law Judge (VLJ).


Veteran Talks About Life as a VA Employee

Mission BBQ

Calling All Those Who Answered the Call

MISSION BBQ is hiring Veterans for all positions in CT, DE, FL, IL, IN, KT, MD, MI, NJ, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WI.


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Student Veterans: Apply for Virtual Leadership Training

Student Veterans of America (SVA) Regional Summits provide the tools, techniques, and tactics needed for student Veterans to manage a successful and sustainable SVA chapter. Apply today for this virtual, immersive experience being held on September 19-20 and September 26-27.


VA Partners with RallyPoint to Identify Suicide Risk on Social Media Posts

Army Veteran Blake Hall: Entrepreneur and CEO of ID.me


In this week's episode of Borne the Battle, Army Veteran Blake Hall shares what drove him to join the Army and his experience transitioning out of the military. He also talks about how he founded ID.me, a secure identity verification service that can help Veterans receive discounts, and discusses tips on pitching ideas to investors.



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No Veteran Should Be Without a Place to Call Home

Free Help for Homeless Veterans Dial 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) for 24/7 access to VA services for homeless and at-risk Veterans

Homeless Veteran Chat Confidential, 24/7 online support for homeless Veterans and friends

https://www.va.gov/homeless for more information

Are You a Veteran in Crisis or Concerned About One? 

Did you know that VA offers same day services in Primary Care and Mental Health at 172 VA Medical Centers across the country? Make the Connection Resource Locator

Contact the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255.)