VFW

The VFW Post 345 has Advocates to help veterans navigate through the VA System. Please contact them to have one assist you.


 

 

Veteran's Support

How to Find Services:

Information regarding Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them
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For Veterans’ Information
www.archives.gov
To request Military Service Records e.g.DD-214
To use for Genealogy Research and much more


Are You A Returning OIF/OEF Veteran?

We are conducting a study that uses group counseling
techniques for helping veterans decide if they want to
engage in counseling for post-deployment stress problems.

Click here to view flyer

Visit our facebook page here:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oifoef-Veteran-Project-at-WSU/155471937976791


VA News Releases :
VA to Expedite Claims Decisions for Veterans Who Have Waited a Year or More


VA Education Benefits for OEF/OIF/OND Veterans ?
Your Road Map for Success

Move on with your life in a positive way - through education. Access your Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefit today!
1) Determine which benefit is best for you
2) Collect your relevant paperwork and information
3) Compare programs and choose the school that best fits your education goals
4) Apply today!
Learn more at: www.oefoif.va.gov/education.asp


Returning Combat Veterans: Help for Invisible Wounds
You have served our country honorably and well overseas. Now you deserve to enjoy life after your service. If you are experiencing readjustment problems, making it difficult to reintegrate with your family and stateside life, remember that it is a sign of strength to seek help.
If you think you may be experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress or other war-related problems, please check out www.mentalhealth.va.gov.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates the largest health care system in the country, with over 1,400 sites of care across the nation. And once you’re enrolled in VA health care, you stay in.
When you become enrolled, you remain enrolled and can receive your care at any VA location without having to enroll again. Learn more.

After you enroll, you can start receiving your healthcare at the VA right away, or later - the choice is yours. Applying for enrollment is as easy as completing an online Application for Health Benefits.

Need help? Contact the VA toll free at 1-877-222-VETS (8387)


The Department of Veterans Affairs is now offering marriage retreats to help returning Veterans heal themselves, and their relationships. Research shows that 70 percent of combat Veterans are experiencing marital problems.
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Announcements

 

New C4 Telemetry Unit Opens at Detroit VA:

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Senator Anderson's 7th Annual Free Veteran's Day Movie

 


Food Drive

Fall Craft Show at VFW Post 345

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Click Here to view application


Help a Veteran in Redford Township:

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2014 Document Destruction Day

Friday Feature, Courtesy of the Detroit Legal News
Veteran Court embraces its role of 'changing lives' by Beth Anne Eckerle
March 14, 2014

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Additional Veterans Court Link:

Judges hear that veterans' courts change lives, Wyoming jurist vows to bring one to Kent County


 

VA Education Benefits

 


 
Annual Affidavit for Property Tax Exemption for Veterans Pursuant to Public Act 161 of 2013, Michigan Complied Laws 211.7b
 


 

Great Lakes National Cemetery Avenue of Flags
Click here to learn how you can participate

 


 

Michigan Veterans Foundation
Thrift Store and Donation Center
27305 W. Warren Dearborn Hts., MI
313-730-1656
10am to 8pm Monday through Friday
For Pick-up call 313-831-5500.
100% of our proceeds go to supporting Michigan's Homeless Veterans


Help for homeless veterans click here


Saluting Our Military Heroes
Click Here to view announcement
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VA Hospital

Returning Combat Veterans: Help for Invisible Wounds
You have served our country honorably and well overseas. Now you deserve to enjoy life after your service. If you are experiencing readjustment problems, making it difficult to reintegrate with your family and stateside life, remember that it is a sign of strength to seek help.
If you think you may be experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress or other war-related problems, please check out www.mentalhealth.va.gov.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates the largest health care system in the country, with over 1,400 sites of care across the nation. And once you're enrolled in VA health care, you stay in.
When you become enrolled, you remain enrolled and can receive your care at any VA location without having to enroll again. Learn more.

After you enroll, you can start receiving your healthcare at the VA right away, or later - the choice is yours. Applying for enrollment is as easy as completing an online Application for Health Benefits.

Need help? Contact the VA toll free at 1-877-222-VETS (8387)

NEWS:
Detroit VA Opens New Mental Health Clinic

 

Caregivers
November is National Family Caregivers Month and VA thanks, celebrates, and honors each and every family Caregiver of a Veteran! One way VA celebrates family Caregivers of Veterans is by providing a website, dedicated to family Caregivers. The web site has tips and tools for family Caregivers, stories and videos of family Caregivers of Veterans, and a zip code look-up feature to find the closest Caregiver Support Coordinator. If you haven’t visited recently, please check out www.caregiver.va.gov/!

 


VA Celebrates National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month and VA thanks, celebrates, and honors each and every family Caregiver of a Veteran! One way VA celebrates family Caregivers of Veterans is to provide support and education. In February 2013, VA launched Building Better Caregivers (TM), an on-line, interactive workshop for family Caregivers of Veterans. To find out more about this innovative program, please visit Caregiver's for veterans here

 


VA Caregiver Support

In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month, the Caregiver Support Line will be hosting “live” brief meditation activities via telephone throughout the month of November. This is a great opportunity to take 10 minutes out of your busy schedules to focus on relaxing your mind and your body. Every Wednesday at 8am, 12pm and 8pm Eastern Time, Caregivers are invited to call toll free 1-800-767-1750. When prompted, enter access code 73687 then press the # key. Then, sit back, relax, and let a Caregiver Support Line social worker guide you through a brief activity to help restore your balance. Registration is not required! Please join us in these activities as we honor you, the Caregivers of our nation’s Veterans.

If you enjoy these groups, VA’s Caregiver Support Line facilitates monthly telephone education groups for family Caregivers of Veterans with a theme of “Care for the Caregiver.” A different topic is presented every month with the goal of helping Caregivers develop tools and strategies to help balance the demands of caregiving, while also focusing on the importance of self-care. Topics include Focusing on the Forgotten…ME!, Goodbye to Going It Alone: Learning to Ask for Help, and Safe Haven: Building on Family Strength. These groups are available to any family Caregiver currently caring for a Veteran enrolled in VA healthcare. Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare who are caring for a loved one at home are also eligible to participate. To listen to an audio recording of one of these presentations, please visit www.caregiver.va.gov. For more information or to register for a group, please contact your local Caregiver Support Coordinator. To find your local Caregiver Support Coordinator or for more information, tips, and tools to support you in your role as the family Caregiver of a Veteran, please visit VA’s website dedicated to Caregivers, www.caregiver.va.gov/

 


Training for Caregivers of Veterans

VA Caregiver Support in partnership with VA’s Virtual eHealth University (vVeHU) presents two LIVE Virtual Training opportunities designed specifically for Caregivers of Veterans. Join us at www.MyVeHUCampus.com September 23rd and October 7th to learn from highly trained, caring professionals. Have YOUR questions answered LIVE through our interactive virtual training platform.

 


VHA Caregiver Program: PTSD and Family Relationships
09/23/2014 03:00 PM Eastern

Presenters: Karen Guthrie LICSW; Michelle D. Sherman, Ph.D.

Description: This session is designed to equip the Caregivers of Veterans to recognize and respond effectively to stress within children and others in the family affected when a Veteran has symptoms of PTSD. The program will focus on educating Caregivers about PTSD and provide developmentally appropriate guidance on talking with children and adolescents about the Veteran’s symptoms and behavior.

Audience: Caregivers of Veterans

 


Understanding Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence for Caregivers
10/07/2014 01:00 PM Eastern

Presenter: Jennifer Broomfield, LISW, JD

Description: This one hour presentation will help participants understand and define “domestic violence” and “intimate partner violence,” as well as how to access resources for themselves or family and friends affected by domestic violence.

Audience: Caregivers of Veterans


Audio Recording of Caregiver Education Call - Now on Website!

Each month, VA's Caregiver Support Line provides education and support to family Caregivers via telephone.  VA recently posted one presentation, “Focusing on the Forgotten….Me!” on VA's Caregiver Support website.  This is just one of the many presentations in the series “Care For the Caregiver” facilitated by Caregiver Support Line social workers.  Are you a Caregiver juggling many responsibilities?  Do you put the needs of others before your own?  Are you feeling stressed?  If you answer yes to any of these questions, this presentation is for you!  Please visit www.caregiver.va.gov, and scroll to the bottom of the homepage for instructions on how to access this recording.  Stay tuned for additional presentations to be made available in the coming months.  If you enjoyed this presentation and if you are caring for a Veteran engaged in VA Healthcare, the Caregiver Support Line facilitates live telephone presentations monthly.  Please contact your Caregiver Support Coordinator for more information. To find the name and contact information of your Caregiver Support Coordinator or to find out more about what VA is doing to support Caregivers of Veterans, please visit www.caregiver.va.gov.


Caregiver Support Line Education Calls

VA’s Caregiver Support Line facilitates monthly telephone education groups for family Caregivers of Veterans with a theme of “Care for the Caregiver.”  A different topic is presented every month with the goal of helping Caregivers develop tools and strategies to help balance the demands of caregiving, while also focusing on the importance of self-care.   Topics include Focusing on the Forgotten…ME!, Goodbye to Going It Alone: Learning to Ask for  Help, and Safe Haven: Building on Family Strength.  These groups are available to any family Caregiver currently caring for a Veteran enrolled in VA healthcare.  Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare who are caring for a loved one at home are also eligible to participate.  For more information or to register for a group, please contact your local Caregiver Support Coordinator. To find your local Caregiver Support Coordinator or for more information, tips, and tools to support you in your role as the family Caregiver of a Veteran, please visit VA’s website dedicated to Caregivers, www.caregiver.va.gov.


Caregiving and Intimacy

During the month of February, we celebrate Valentine’s Day – a day that may create mixed emotions for many Caregivers. As a Caregiver, you are involved in every stage of your family member’s rehabilitation, recovery and new life. If you are an intimate partner who is also a Caregiver, issues related to intimacy and sexual function may arise. Healthy intimate relationships are important and could potentially help with the recovery process. The VA Caregiver Support Program has developed a Diagnosis Care Sheet titled the Family Caregiver’s Guide to Intimacy. The Care Sheet includes information about physical and mental symptoms as well as caregiving tips. These and other Diagnosis Care Sheets, such as the Family Caregiver’s Guide to Traumatic Brain Injury, the Family Caregiver’s Guide to PTSD, and the Family Caregiver’s Guide to Multiple Sclerosis, can be found here:  http://www.caregiver.va.gov/toolbox/toolbox_sheets.asp. Please visit VA’s website dedicated to Caregivers, www.caregiver.va.gov, for more information, tips, and tools to support you in your role as the family Caregiver of a Veteran.


Explore Long Term Services, Supports - Just in Case
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November is National Family Caregivers Month. VA appreciates, celebrates, and honors each and every family Caregiver of a Veteran! One way VA celebrates family Caregivers of Veterans is to provide support and education. In February 2013, VA launched Building Better CaregiversTM, an on-line, interactive workshop for family Caregivers of Veterans. To find out more about this innovative program, please visit http://www.va.gov/health/NewsFeatures/2013/August/Are-You-a-Caregiver-for-a-Veteran.asp


The VA Caregiver Support Program is pleased to announce the addition of two new Diagnosis Care Sheets to our website, www.caregiver.va.gov.  Both Care Sheets are in response to requests that we have received from Family Caregivers of Veterans.  The two new Care Sheets are titled the Family Caregiver’s Guide to Intimacy and the Family Caregiver’s Guide to Parkinson’s.  Diagnosis Care Sheets include information about physical and mental symptoms, the impact of the condition on the Family Caregiver and caregiving tips.  These and other Diagnosis Care Sheets, such as the Family Caregiver’s Guide to Traumatic Brain Injury, the Family Caregiver’s Guide to PTSD, and the Family Caregiver’s Guide to Multiple Sclerosis, can be found here: http://www.caregiver.va.gov/toolbox_sheets.asp.


VA is excited to introduce a video series of real-life stories from our Caregivers over the coming months. In these videos, Caregivers and the Veterans they care for demonstrate remarkable courage, wisdom, and hope. Our goal in sharing these experiences, advice, and support, is that you, as a Caregiver, will realize you are not alone.
Please click on the link below to go directly to the first video:
http://www.caregiver.va.gov/ connection_caregivervideos.asp
For more information on VA Caregiver resources and benefits please contact our Caregiver Support Line at 1-855-260-3274 or connect with your local VA Caregiver Support Coordinator.

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An Opportunity for Caregivers to Learn from their Peers
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Employment Opportunity

General Employment Application:
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CROSSING GUARDS
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POLICE OFFICER
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CHIEF PLUMBING/MECHANICAL INSPECTOR
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FINANCE DIRECTOR
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Firefighter/Paramedic Recruitment
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The Detroit VA Healthcare System will team up with community partners, the State of Michigan and others, to host a massive hiring fair for Veterans on March 1, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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The Redford Township Police Department is currently accepting applications for Reserve Police Officers. This is a volunteer position.
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Education

Online Colleges Database: http://www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org/

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Veteran Education and Accredited Online Colleges
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VA Education Benefits for OEF/OIF/OND Veterans ?
Your Road Map for Success

Move on with your life in a positive way - through education. Access your Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefit today!
1) Determine which benefit is best for you
2) Collect your relevant paperwork and information
3) Compare programs and choose the school that best fits your education goals
4) Apply today!
Learn more at: www.oefoif.va.gov/education.asp

 

Legal Services

LEGAL AID – WAYNE COUNTY

Legal Help for Veterans, PLLC
Fausone Bohn, LLP
41700 6 Mile Rd., Ste. 101
Northville, MI  48168
(800)693-4800 phone
(866)606-8496 fax
www.legalhelpforveterans.com
(248)380-0000 phone
(248)380-3434 fax
jfausone@fb-firm.com
kristina@legalhelpforveterans.com
www.fb-firm.com

Ms. Tammy Kudialis, Esq.
Director, Project SALUTE
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
651 East Jefferson
Detroit, MI  48226
(313)596-0235 phone
(313)596-9409 phone
kudialtm@udmercy.edu

Legal Aid & Defender   313-967-5800
At Vet Center, Park & Temple, every Tuesday 10-2pm

Neighborhood Legal Services  313-964-1975 #1206-Jeanne Griggs, Wayne #3018

 
Booth Legal Clinic
2nd Thursday of the month
Booth Clinic meets 2nd Thursday, noon-2pm
3rd Circuit Court Conference room,7th floor
Coleman Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Ave, Detroit
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER/LEAVE NAME AND PHONE NUMBER AT:
313-361-6340

Wayne State University Free Legal Aid
5425 Woodward Avenue - Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 833-0058

Southfield Legal Clinic
Tuesday evenings
248-796-4540

University of Detroit Project Salute-VA Claims only
1-888-836-5294

Southwest Counseling Solutions-Supportive Services for Veteran Families
1600 Porter Street
Detroit, Michigan  48216
Sajjiah Parker, M.Ed.
SSVF Sr. Case Manager
313-481-7907
sparker@swsol.org

 

Hubert-Fortiers-O'Grady
VFW Post 345

27345 Schoolcraft Road
Redford, Michigan 48239
Point-To-Point Driving Directions

Phone: 313-538-6294

www.vfw345.com

Calendar

Detroit VA and MCC to Host Veteran Program

Spring Craft Show April 2014

Diane L. Webb's
2nd Annual Veterans, Families
and Caretakers Event
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

 

Newsletters

Michigan National Guard Child & Youth Programs Monthly
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PTSD Information

PTSD Monthly Update:
November 2014

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Returning Combat Veterans: Help for Invisible Wounds
You have served our country honorably and well overseas. Now you deserve to enjoy life after your service. If you are experiencing readjustment problems, making it difficult to reintegrate with your family and stateside life, remember that it is a sign of strength to seek help.
If you think you may be experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress or other war-related problems, please check out www.mentalhealth.va.gov.