What are the programs and initiatives helping our veterans successfully transition to civilian life?
Since 2001, 2.6 million service men and women have been deployed to support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Twenty-six percent of Louisiana’s veterans fought in these conflicts. The needs for these veterans are plentiful including securing employment and housing, and dealing with the mental rigors of transitioning from military back to civilian life.
Louisiana Public Square explores the unique programs and initiatives that are helping our state’s younger veterans successfully overcome these challenges on “Louisiana Veterans Back Home” Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Thursday, October 18.)
Veterans Coming Home is a collaborative, multi-platform public media project between Wisconsin Public Television and Kindling Group in partnership with local stations and other national organizations. Veterans Coming Home is made possible with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Stand Down for Homeless Veteran Event – Saturday, October 27 at V.A. Health Care system in New Orleans
LPB Louisiana Veteran Stories | Stories highlighting Louisiana veterans. | veterans.lpb.org
Veterans Crisis Line | https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/education/veteran-suicide
Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans | LSU program | https://www.lsu.edu/business/executive-education/academics/ebv/index.php
LED Job Connections | Job opportunities for Louisiana veterans | https://louisianajobconnection.com/veterans
Louisiana Department of Veteran Affairs – Serves Louisiana’s 300,000+ veterans and their families | https://www.vetaffairs.la.gov/
Louisiana Veteran Entrepreneurship Program | The Louisiana Veteran Entrepreneurship Program (LVEP) is a statewide entrepreneurship “Boot Camp” program for veterans interested in running their own business. | www.lsu.edu/innovationpark
Louisiana Beekeeping for Veterans – USDA Contact | https://www.ars.usda.gov/people-locations/address/?person-id=51215
LSU Entrepreneurship Boot Camp | https://www.lsu.edu/business/executive-education/academics/ebv/index.php
The Mission Continues – Community Service Organization for veterans | https://missioncontinues.org/service-platoon/new-orleans-1st-platoon
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System - V.A. healthcare facility located at 1601 Perdido Street New Orleans, LA 70112 | 800-935-8387 | http://www.neworleans.va.gov
Team Red, White & Blue – Veteran & Civilian Physical Activity Club | https://www.teamrwb.org/chapter-locator/
Veterans of Foreign Wars | Louisiana Department | http://vfwdeptla.org/di/vfw/v2/default.asp