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Articles, Organizations & Resources
for Michigan Veterans
- Getting Vets to Services, Coordinating Efforts Remain Obstacles for Groups (Crain's Detroit Business – 7/22/12)
Southeast Michigan stands out for the number of nonprofits working with the local U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs site to provide supportive services for veterans so they can get back into society and back into jobs. But lack of transportation and lack of coordination of those services are hurdles to accessing them, nonprofits say. In outer Wayne County, the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency has a good handle on referring veterans to job training programs.
- Projects Aim to Expand Housing Options, Funds For Emergencies (Crain's Detroit Business – 7/22/12)
The Detroit regional office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which serves veterans in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and St. Clair counties, estimates that about 350,000 vets are eligible for benefits in those counties. An estimated 2,000 of them are homeless.
Organizations and Resources
- Department of Military & Veterans Affairs (Michigan.gov)
Information on benefits and resources for Michigan veterans.
- Michigan Talent – State of Michigan
Welcome to your launch pad for new jobs, careers and talent.
- Michigan Veterans Foundation
The primary mission of the Michigan Veterans Foundation is to fill the gaps that currently exist in providing services to Michigan's veterans.
- Resources for Veterans and Employers (Crain's Detroit Business – 7/22/12)
A listing of state and national resources for veterans, including employment, training, education and housing opportunities.
- University of Detroit Mercy Law School
The school's Project Salute works with low-income veterans to help obtain their benefits while training pro bono attorneys. The Veterans Clinics address legal and professional needs of veterans