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‘Project 60’ offers housing and support to struggling veterans in LA

Project 60 is a two year project that has targeted 60 of LA’s most at-risk veterans to provide them with much needed housing and then “medical treatment, mental health counseling, addiction rehab, and job training.”

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Unique Way to Connect Veterans to Mental Health Services

By training bartenders at Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) clubs to “identify veterans in trouble and direct them to mental health professionals”, researchers hope to help more struggling veterans. The theory behind the study is to engage the community and people who see veterans on a regular basis, rather than doctors who may only see their patients once a year.

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Veteran Civilian Dialogue gets the attention of The NY Times

Intersections International, a social justice non-profit organization, organizes the Veteran Civilian Dialogue Project, that brings Veterans and lay people together to share their respective experience and understanding of war. The New York Times covered the last event, which was their largest to date. Read the article here.

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Veteran’s Bookmaking Project

The Veteran Book Project, is a workshop that teaches bookmaking to veterans as a way of processing their wartime experience.

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Happy Holidays!

Every day of the year is a good time to appreciate what veterans have done for us, but doing a little extra during the holidays doesn’t hurt either.

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Stop the Re-deployment of Traumatized Troops

Help stop the re-deployment of troops who are suffering from war trauma by signing this petition hosted by Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). Men and women who have served should have the time they need to heal and should not be deployed again. Read more about this campaign and about Spc. Jeff Hanks who […]

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It’s Veteran’s Day Every Day at HB Headquarters.

We are very concerned for soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan because every day we are reading accounts of how difficult re-entry into civilian life has been for so many.

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Army puts $17M toward suicide research

We are happy to hear that the US Army is trying to find a way to curtail suicide amongst veterans. But this is huge problem now, and will probably be an even bigger problem in the near future…

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Washington Post explores wartime brain injuries through multimedia

American soldiers are surviving injuries that they might not have without the advanced protective gear. This six part multimedia piece by The Washington Post features five soldiers who return home from war with brain injuries and touches on the very personal and difficult journeys they have ahead of them.

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Los Angeles County court helps Veterans get help

There is a new courtroom in Los Angeles County – a Veterans Court, where vets who commit non violent felonies can go to get help for their problems instead of go to jail, reports the Whittier Daily News. The court’s inception comes at a time when an increasing number of veterans are returning home […]

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