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10/18 - Louisiana Veterans Back Home

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.

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2016 “Louisiana Veterans Coming Home” program. | View Online.


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Stand Down for Homeless Veteran Event – Saturday, October 27 at V.A. Health Care system in New Orleans
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LPB Louisiana Veteran Stories | Stories highlighting Louisiana veterans. | veterans.lpb.org

Veterans Crisis Line | https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/education/veteran-suicide

Bastion: A Community of Resilience | The country’s only intentionally designed neighborhood for veterans with lifelong rehabilitative needs and their families. | Dylan Tete, Founder .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | http://joinbastion.org

Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans | LSU program | https://www.lsu.edu/business/executive-education/academics/ebv/index.php

Heroes on the Water Southwest Louisiana Chapter | Veteran social group that organizes fishing and kayaking events for veterans. | Josh Droddy .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | https://heroesonthewater.org/chapters/southwest-louisiana/

LED Job Connections | Job opportunities for Louisiana veterans | https://louisianajobconnection.com/veterans

Louisiana Armed Forces Foundation | A statewide veterans’ assistance organization founded by post 9/11 veteran, Jaye Townsend. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | https://www.facebook.com/Louisiana-Armed-Forces-Foundation-193809554037451/

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

Magnolia Care Center Veterans Home - The only licensed private Veteran’s home in the State of Louisiana. Located in Baton Rouge | Byron Comeaux .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The Mission Continues – Community Service Organization for veterans | https://missioncontinues.org/service-platoon/new-orleans-1st-platoon

National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Louisiana | An agency under the U.S.D.A. that provides free agricultural advice as well as financial assistance to veterans through the Farm Bill. | Amy Dufour Robertson, State Public Affairs Specialist .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/la/home/

NextOp | NextOp provides employment assistance to post-9/11 veterans. They are currently housed on-site at Bastion in New Orleans. | Ben Armstrong, Louisiana Regional Manager .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | www.NextOpVets.org

Our H.O.M.E. | A Monroe, Louisiana service organization focused on providing service to fellow veterans. | Andrew Yarbrough Jr. President & Founder .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) ; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | https://ourhome.vet/

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

Women Armed Forces Action Committee | A newly-created Louisiana service organization focused on women veteran issues. | Angella Lawrence .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | www.wafacvets.com

Women Veterans of Louisiana | The oldest Louisiana women veterans group in existence, is comprised of women from all branches of service and those who have served since WWII. | Tanya Whitney .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | https://www.facebook.com/Louisiana-Women-Veterans-683341718443459/

Wounded War Heroes | A Louisiana civilian created organization that provides hunting and fishing expeditions to veterans having 30% or greater disability assessment. | Emeric Watson, Civilian Founder .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | https://woundedwarheroes.org/

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     10/18 - Louisiana Veterans Back Home

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.

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2016 “Louisiana Veterans Coming Home” program. | View Online.


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