The National Remember Our Troops Campaign is a 501(c)(3) military and veterans charity dedicated to remembering the service and sacrifice of all military servicemembers, all veterans and their families, supporting those in need and letting them know they are not forgotten.
There are also over ten times that many, 154,000 veterans who are homeless on a typical night in America.
Over the course of a year, approximately twice that many experience homelessness. Nearly 20 percent of military service members who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan, (300,000 in all), report symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, (PTSD) or major depression. Government money is limited and many veterans fall through the cracks.
In today’s tough economic times, many of our servicemembers, veterans and their families, particularly those who have been recently deployed, through no fault of their own, find themselves unemployed, under-employed, homeless or AT-RISK of being homeless.
Often overlooked is the military spouse or military family who may be living close or miles from their loved-one serving… who may also be in dire need of help and support. NROTC wants to help these families also, especially the young mom with young children involved.
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The devastating effects of war lead to severe depression, broken relationships, drug and alcohol abuse, unemployment, homelessness, violence, incarceration and more including suicide.
PTSD Suicide has reached an alarming 18 per day! Many of our veterans really need help!
NROTC’s LOCAL OUTREACH:
NROTC is officially partnered with The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, (VA) in their latest groundbreaking effort to end veteran homelessness, Operation Reveille. The VA is in the process of conducting over 200 “Operation Reveille” Stand Downs in local communities throughout the USA during 2017. Operation Reveille Stand Downs are typically one- to three-day events providing supplies and services to homeless Veterans, such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling.
Local Stand Downs are widely publicized in an effort to attract those local veterans who are in need. At these Stand Downs, NROTC provides basic needs items as well as making veterans aware of the services our organization is able to provide including debt negotiation, VA benefits counseling and PTSD assistance.
This project has been a life saver for over 18,000 homeless veterans to date.
MORE ON OPERATION REVEILLE INCLUDING LOCAL EVENT DATES AND LOCATIONS
Why are veterans homeless?
In addition to the complex set of factors influencing all homelessness – extreme shortage of affordable housing, livable income and access to health care – a large number of displaced and at-risk veterans live with lingering effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse, which are compounded by a lack of family and social support networks. Additionally, military occupations and training are not always transferable to the civilian workforce, placing some veterans at a disadvantage when competing for employment.
Doesn’t VA take care of homeless veterans?
To a certain extent, yes. Each year, VA’s specialized homelessness programs provide health care to almost 150,000 homeless veterans and other services to more than 112,000 veterans. Additionally, more than 40,000 homeless veterans receive compensation or pension benefits each month. Other government agencies are also providing support.
Since 1987, VA’s programs for homeless veterans have emphasized collaboration with such community service providers to help expand services to more veterans in crisis.
What seems to work best?
According to The National Coalition For Homeless Veterans, the most effective programs for homeless and at-risk veterans are community-based nonprofit groups.
Government money, while important, is limited, and available services are often at capacity. It is critical, therefore, that community groups reach out to help provide the support, resources and opportunities that most Americans take for granted.
This is where NROTC comes in!
NROTC ASSISTS WITH:
*LATE MORTGAGE OR RENT PAYMENTS
*UTILITY BILL TURN-OFF NOTICES
*OVERDUE AUTO LOAN/INSURANCE PAYMENTS
NROTC’s ASSISTANCE HELPLINE is unique in its services. The 800# is answered live and is not a recording unless a member of our Professional Services Team is assisting another Veteran or Military Family. Our specialists are experienced service officers who work directly with the VA, other charities and corporations who provide direct assistance and grants. EVERY MISSED CALL IS CALLED BACK WITHIN 48 HOURS. So far in 2017 NROTC has received 255 calls resulting in confirmed assistance to 241 Veterans and Military Families.
NROTC believes that no veteran or military family, especially a military family with young children involved, should ever find themselves living on the streets due to lack of transportation, meaningful employment or government assistance.
If you know of a veteran in need, a military or veteran family in need, please refer them to this page.
If you ARE a veteran in need, we want to help you and/or your family if we can. NROTC may be able to help in TWO WAYS:
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