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Community Resource Guide

  

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 -General Resources

 -VA & DoD Resources

 -Mental & Physical Health Resources

 -Family Resources

 -Transition Resources

 -Employment & Job Resources

 -Financial Resources

 -Legal Resources

MCC does not endorse the external partner information listed herewith. Information deemed accurate at time of posting. MCC regrets any errors or omissions.

General Resources

Veterans Affairs Benefits Administration

VBA administers all VA benefits, i.e. insurance, GI Bill, compensation, VR&E, etc.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

Resources and Community support for OIF/OEF/OND Veterans

American Legion

Scholarships, advocacy services, and connections to other veterans.

Bob Swanson

Omaha Post 1

Omaha Chapter American Legion Riders

402-630-5632

swansoro@msn.com

Nebraska Business Development Center Business Assistance for Veterans

402-554-2521

tracimiller@unomaha.edu

Nebraska Resource & Referral System

The NRRS is a statewide database that provides 1-800 numbers as well as websites and email contacts to help you connect faster to the services you are seeking.

Military One Source

Teri Clark

(402) 314-6955

Regional expert on local resources for families.

Transition Assistance Advisor

Bonnie Bessler

VA liaison providing information for all veterans and their families.

(402) 309-1543

bonnie.bessler@us.army.mil

National Resource Directory

Connecting wounded warriors, service members, veterans and their families with those who support them.

Health & Human Services

Behavioral health resources across Nebraska.

Military.com

Variety of information.

Red Cross Military Services

(877) 272-7337

Financial assistance, emergency communications, counseling, and more for military servicemembers and their families.

County Veterans Service Officers

Assist with VA benefits and local resources.

 

Suicide Prevention

1-800-273-TALK

VA & DoD RESOURCES

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Omaha VA PTSD Clinic

Information on the PTSD clinic located in the Omaha VA.

State Department of Veterans' Affairs

Provide assistance to Nebraska veterans and their dependents in acquiring county, state, and federal benefits.

Tricare (TRIWEST)

DoD health care.

Tricare - TRS Site

Tricare reserve select enrollment link.

VA After Hours Nurse

1-866-NURSEVA (687-7382)

To talk with a medical professional after "normal" VA duty hours.

Make the Connection

Shared experience and support for veterans with PTSD and other conditions.

Women's Benefits Coordinator

Jenny Bos

(402) 910-3957

jenny.bos@cps-ne.org

Veterans Affairs Benefits Administration Women's Benefits information.

OIF/OEF Coordinator (Omaha)

Heather Bojanski

(402) 657-3573

Coordinators are in place to specifically assist veterans with VA health care.

Appointment Phone Numbers

Omaha 1-800-451-5796 ext 93076

Bellevue (402) 591-4500

Phone numbers for appointment scheduling. If you are an OEF/OIF veteran please let the scheduler know so you access the correct clinic.

Homelessness Program

1-877-4AIDVET (424-3838)

Information for those that might be facing homelessness.

Women's Veterans Health Care

Cindy Niemack-Brown

(308) 389-5105

cindy.niemack-brown@va.gov

Assist with health care needs of eligible women veterans, providing appropriate, timely, and compassionate health care at the facility level.

My Health Vet

A free, online Personal Health Record that empowers Veterans to become informed partners in their health care. Veterans who are enrolled in a VA facility can refill their VA prescriptions and more.

Veterans Affairs Suicide Hotline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

GI Bill Assistance

1-888-GIBILL (442-4551)

Veterans Affairs Benefits Administration GI Bill website.

MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH RESOURCES

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Defense Centers of Excellence (DCOE)

DCoE assesses, validates, oversees and facilitates prevention, resilience, identification, treatment, outreach, rehabilitation, and reintegration programs for psychological health (PH) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

"At Ease" - Lutheran Family Services

(402) 292-9105

AtEase@lfsneb.org

Confidential, individualized counseling services for those affected by PTSD to include loved ones.

Omaha Vet Center

(402) 346-6735

Readjustment counseling & support for military members and their loved ones. 

Brain Injury Resource Network

1-800-742-7594

Nebraska Brain Injury Resource Network – for those who have experienced TBIs and their caregivers.

Army Wounded Warrior Program

(719) 338-5284

Provides services to severely wounded, injured or ill and their families.

Real Warriors

1-866-966-1020

An initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.

Nebraska Client Assistance Program

1-800-742-7594

CAP is a free service to help you find solutions if you are having problems with any of the following programs: State Vocational Rehabilitation, NE Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Centers for Independent Living.

Mental Health Assessment

Self-screening for mental health issues.

Wingman Project

Provides training, awareness, and outreach to teach Warfighters and their families how to identify the signs of suicide and intervene to save a life.

Nebraska Rural Response Hotline

1-800-464-0258

NE Department of Health and Services

Information about behavioral health services, laws and related news.

Air Force Wounded Warrior Program

1-800-581-9437

Provides services to severely wounded, injured or ill and their families.

Social Security Administration

Wounded warriors maybe eligible for SS benefits.

 

FAMILY RESOURCES

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Military & Family Life Consultants

Barb Shupe (402)

613-3080 Barbara.E.Shupe@healthnet.com

Louise Jacobs

(402) 219-2163 Louise.E.Jacobs@healthnet.com

Renee Duffek

(402) 219-2446 Renee.L.Duffek@healthnet.com

Informal "anonymous" consultations--no fees, no paperwork involved!

Airman & Family Readiness Center

(402)-650-2218

55FSS/FSFR@offutt.af.mil

Offutt Family Support system helps families and singles achieve readiness and enhance their quality of lives. All services are free.

Blue Star Mothers

Mothers who now have, or have had, children honorably serving in the military. Non-profit (501[c]3) service organization supporting each other and our children while promoting patriotism.

Parents as Teachers

(402) 294-9444

1-866-728-4968

"Parents as Teachers" is the overarching program philosophy of providing parents with child development knowledge and parenting support. The organizational vehicle for delivering that knowledge and support is Parents as Teachers National Center.

Family Program Office - State Youth Coordinator

David Hall

Jessica Shottenkirk

(402) 309-7338

Provides information and resources during entire deployment cycle for all Army National Guard children and youth to ensure needs are met.

Family Program Office - Volunteers

Greg Engler

(402) 309-7341

gregory.engler@us.army.mil

Recruiting and training of family readiness group volunteers and military points of contact.

American Red Cross

Provides emergency communication, access to emergency financial assistance and information and referrals for servicemen and women and their family members.

Families United for Our Troops and Their Mission

A national organization of Gold Star and Blue Star families including some with loved ones in harm's way, Veterans, and Americans who share a deep appreciation for our men and women in uniform and support them in their efforts to keep America safe by supporting them, their families and their mission.

Health & Human Services

Provides information, opportunities for dialogue, education and support to Nebraskans with special needs and their families.

Operation Military Kid (OMK)

A collaborative effort with America's communities to support children and youth impacted by deployment.

TRANSITION RESOURCES

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After Deployment Web Site

DOD Mandated web site to assist veterans with post-deployment problems.

Transition Assistance (TurboTAP)

Transition resources in one location.

   

EMPLOYMENT & JOB RESOURCES

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New Century Art Guild

Provides career and skills training in fine arts for veterans and active duty servicemembers.  May be covered under Voc. Rehab. 

MCC Entrepeneurship Program

Instruction on how to start your own business.  More information can be found in the program brochure.

U.S. Department of Labor

Veterans Employment and Training Assistance.

Small Business Administration

The Veterans Business Outreach Program (VBOP) Is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referral for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business.

Employer Support - Guard and Reserve

John Bryan - Omaha

(402) 432-6383

Assists with resolving employer/employee issues, USERRA.

Neb. Department of Correctional Services

Careers in Correctional Services.

Helmets to Hard Hats

Careers in Construction Industry.

Hire Vets First

Job search.

Vet Jobs

Job search.

USA Jobs

Job search.

America’s Heroes at Work

Job assistance for those that suffer from TBI and or PTSD.

GI Jobs - Job Fairs

Job search.

More Job Fairs

Job search.

Military Stars

Job search.

Military.com Job Search

Job search.

Military Job Fairs

Job search.

Ticket to Work

Employment Assistance for Nebraskans with Disabilities

Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces

Service members can leverage their military training and experience for career opportunities in today’s civilian job market with national, regional and local Employer Partners.

American Corporate Partners

Offers free career counseling and mentoring to recently returned veterans by professionals from America's finest corporations and universities.

Nebraska Department of Labor

Employment Assistance.

VetNet

Leading organizations in have combined forces to create veteran career development tools and resources.

 

 

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

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Financial Assistance - Army

Army Emergency Relief

1-866-878-6378

Grants, loans, spouse education assistance.

Financial Assistance - National Guard

Nancy Kelly

(402) 309-7565

nancy.j.kelly@us.army.mil

Angie Hansen

(402) 309-7934

angela.hansen@us.army.mil

Provide assistance with deployment pay and travel.

Veterans Affairs Mortgage Counseling

1-877-827-3702

VA mortgage counselors are available to assist veterans who are having a difficult time paying their mortgage.

Veterans Service Organization

1-866-789-6333

Provides financial assistance to veterans and families

Better Business Bureau Financial Tips for Military Servicemembers

Contains practical information about being financially prepared for deployment, buying a home, minimizing taxes and avoiding the scams that often target military families.

 

 

LEGAL RESOURCES

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Legal Aid of Nebraska

1-877-250-2016

Provides legal aid for those whose income is 125% of the poverty level or less. Usually represents for civil legal matters. Represents victims of domestic violence regardless of income level.

 

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