TVCA Connect & Support Newsletter June 2016

first_imgTVCA Connect & Support Newsletter  June 2016Cincinnati Stand DownFriday, June 10, 9:00am-2:00pmWashington Park2016 Tri-State Women Veteran Appreciation BanquetThursday, June 16, 6:00pm-9:00pmDrees Pavilion, Covington, KYPlease direct veterans, military families and caregivers to the TVCA Veteran and Family Resource Portal for easy access to reliable local resources and benefits. If you see any changes or additions needed, please let us know.Interesting Facts on Housing and Food Insecurity* Fifty percent of pre-9/11 veterans and 57% ofpost-9/11 veterans had lined up housing whenthey left the military.* Nineteen percent of post-9/11 veterans reportedbeing homeless in the past three months,compared to 16% of pre-9/11 veterans.* Food insecurity was reported as a concern forboth pre- and post-9/11 veterans, with 7% ofpre-9/11 veterans and 12% of post-9/11 veterans reporting it was often a problem.Annual Program Honors Women VeteransOn June 16th, the Cincinnati VA Medical Center and the Cincinnati Education and Research for Veterans (CERV) Foundation will be holding their annual Women Veterans Appreciation Banquet and Tristate Women Veterans Lifetime Achievement Awards. The event will be held at Drees Pavilion in Covington. This event is free of charge to women veterans, however registration ends on June 8th.  Please contact the VA’s Women Veteran Program Manager Shirley May today!Family Support Efforts in the ForegroundThe TVCA and our partners were busy in May with several efforts intended to build bridges with the community and support military families. The largest of these efforts was our first Military Moms Conference that took place on Saturday, May 21 at the American Red Cross. Approximately 40 family members gathered for a day of inspiration and education. Thanks to our event sponsors Kroger, PNC, the VA, the Red Cross, P&G, and the Cincinnati Reds among others. A special highlight was the talk given by Elaine Brye, author of “Be Safe, Love Mom: A Military Mom’s Stories of Courage, Comfort, and Surviving Life on the Home Front.” Breakout sessions hosted by the VA (PTSD and depression) and the Red Cross (communication) rounded out the event. Afterwards, families attended the Cincinnati Reds game against the Seattle Mariners.Over 20 veterans and family members particpated in the PWC’s Repair Affair on May 14th. The crew helped Mr. W., a disabled veteran, by painting his house, general landscaping and fixing a gate. If you are interested in future volunteer opportunities please contact Lisa Pruett.Finally on May 26th, we were at the Kenwood Theater to host a Memorial Day public screening of Project 22, a documentary highlighting two veterans’ trek across the country by bike to seek out hope and support for struggling veterans. Let us know if you are interested in sharing this with your veterans.Thanks to everyone who helped plan and participate in these important events!June is PTSD Awareness Month FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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