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(Disclaimer - Information on Organizations provided by Post 91 is meant to be provided as a service to Veterans. Post 91 does not endorse nor offer recommendations for any of the organizations listed here. Post 91 highly recommends that Veterans interested in any service or organization listed below conduct their research before making any decision.)

 


Operation Comfort Warriors

Operation Comfort Warriors is a program dedicated to meeting the needs of wounded, injured or ill military personnel by providing them with comfort items not usually supplied by the government. OCW ensures that patients at U.S. military hospitals and warrior transition units are given items like sweat suits, DVDs, puzzles, electronic devices, books, calling cards and more. OCW also provides larger items such as ping pong tables, entertainment centers, computers, kayaks and other recreational goods for use by wounded warriors in common areas.


 Temporary Financial Assistance

Since its establishment in 1925, The American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program has awarded cash grants to minor children of veterans who are eligible for American Legion membership. These grants help families in need meet the cost of shelter, food, utilities and health expenses, thereby keeping the child or children in a more stable environment. 


Family Support Network

The American Legion's Family Support Network is ready to provide immediate assistance to service personnel and families whose lives have been directly affected by America's war on terror.

 

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US Government Made Easy For Veterans


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VA Loan Information


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TriCare


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Social Security Administration


Morris County Veterans Services Office

The Morris County Veterans Service Office provides information and assistance to discharged Morris County Veterans and their families in obtaining VA benefits and entitlements. The Veterans Services Officer is responsible for recording the location of graves of Morris County Veterans.  The office provides flags each year to decorate those graves on Memorial Day.

For further information or services, please call or check the website:


New Jersey Department of Military & Veterans Affairs


 

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Overview

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder can occur following a life-threatening event like military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people have stress reactions that don't go away on their own, or may even get worse over time. These individuals may develop PTSD.

People who suffer from PTSD often suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping, and feeling emotionally numb. These symptoms can significantly impair a person's daily life.

 PTSD is marked by clear physical and psychological symptoms. It often has symptoms like depression, substance abuse, problems of memory and cognition, and other physical and mental health problems. The disorder is also associated with difficulties in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems, family discord, and difficulties in parenting.If you are suffering from PTSD, or know someone who is, the following list of resources and information will help you find help in dealing with PTSD and related conditions.  

Featured PTSD News

Center for Psychological Health and TBI Opens


The Department of Defense today announced the opening of a 24-hour outreach center to provide information and referrals to military service members, veterans, their families and others with questions about psychological health and traumatic brain injury. More

PTSD News
National Center for PTSD
PTSD FAQs
PTSD Discussion Forum
PTSD Resources.org
What You Need to Know About PTSD
Readjustment Counseling Resources
PTSD Facts for Veterans
PTSD Information for Guard and Reserve Members 
Military Severly Injured Center Articles
Military OneSource
Army Behavioral Health Website


Education Information

 

Affordable Colleges Online

This site is a resource which provides information on affordability and accreditation of colleges.

http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/

 


Veteran Care & Nursing Homes

All states have a Nursing Facility Medicaid program that provides general health coverage plus coverage for nursing home services. These services include room and board, nursing care, personal care and therapy services.

Nursing Facility Medicaid may pay for a stay in a nursing home if you need a “nursing-home level of care” or meet nursing home “functional eligibility criteria; and have income and assets below certain guidelines.

More information Click Here

 

New Jersey Veteran Memorial Homes

The Division of Veterans Healthcare Services operates three modern long-term care nursing homes located in Paramus, Menlo Park, and Vineland. These homes are inspected and licensed annually by the New Jersey Department Health and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

For more information yes  

 

Veterans Home Care

This organization helps adminster the VA Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit.

For more information yes 


Information on Veterans Benefits and How to File/Ask for Them


Additional Resources/Information for Veterans


Women Veterans 

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Center for Women Veterans and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

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National Foundation for Women Legislations
 

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For a list of not only the women who gaves their lives in Vietnam but the start of a complete women's casualty list see:

They Gave Their Lives

Salon.com has featured an interesting story about female Vietnam Veterans, entitled

"Unarmed and Under Fire: An Oral History of Female Vietnam Vets."
Women in Vietnam



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Women Combat Vets Battle for Acceptance


Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient Placards

  • New Jersey law (N.J.S.A. 39:4-207.10) permits exemption from payment of municipal parking meter fees, for up to 24 hours, for disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients under certain, specific circumstances:
    • The parked vehicle is owned by the disabled veteran or the Purple Heart recipient.
    • The disabled veteran or Purple Heart recipient is the driver or a passenger in that vehicle.
    • The vehicle displays a unique placard issued by the MVC.
  • A disabled veteran or Purple Heart recipient placard affords the vehicle owner the same privileges as the license plates.
  • An applicant for a placard must be the owner of the vehicle in which the placard is to be used, and the placard can only be used by the owner if that owner is the driver of the vehicle or a passenger in it.
  • To receive such a placard, applicants must submit BOTH of the following:
    • Proof of disabled veteran or Purple Heart recipient status (DD-214, DD-215, award of disability letter, citation awarding Purple Heart, etc.) and,
    • An application (MVC form BA-49).
      • Application is available at any MVC agency, by mail, or by calling (609) 292-6500.
  • Placards are available at any MVC agency or by mail.
    • In person, submit proof of status and a completed, signed application (BA-49), or
    • By mail, send photocopy of proof of status and a completed, signed application (BA-49) to:
      • NJMVC
        Special Plates Unit
        P. O. Box 015
        Trenton, NJ 08666-015
  • Placards are subject to renewal/recertification every 3 years.
  • Placards clearly show their expiration date, which will be on the last day of the month that is punched out. The year of expiration will also be punched out.
  • The holder of a disabled veteran or Purple Heart recipient placard can also be issued a Person with a Disability (PWAD) placard, if eligible. These unique placards do not replace a PWAD placard.
  • The disabled veteran or Purple Heart recipient placard cannot be used for parking in PWAD labeled parking spots.
  • Applicants who meet the requirements for both a disabled veteran and Purple Heart recipient placard must decide which type of unique placard - DV or PH - they wish to receive. Only one type of these unique placards can be issued.
  • The holder of a unique placard will be issued a placard recipient identification card that will match the owner information on the vehicle registration card for the vehicle in use.
  • This specific identification card indicates the actual person who is entitled to use the privilege of the unique placard.

Purple Heart Recipient Placard

Disabled Veteran

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pod Drop!

Thanks to all who donated laundry pods to the residents at Veterans Haven North! Post 91 delivered these on Friday, November 18th! The pods are a hot commodity - there is always a need for them at Vets Haven North!