United States Veterans Initiative

United States Veterans Initiative (U.S. VETS)
Program Name: 
Outside the Wire
Grant Year: 
2011
Grant Type: 
General Community
Grant Amount: 
$20,000
Interest Area: 
Financial Literacy and Veterans
Grant Purpose: 

Outside the Wire provides veterans at community colleges and service members at the Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) who suffer from mental health related issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression with direct counseling and support.

Description: 

Founded in 1992, U.S. VETS facilitates the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support. The organization provides comprehensive services to war veterans, including case management, employment assistance, job placement, and counseling. At its facilities, veterans progress through a continuum of services designed to help them increase their level of responsibility and prepare them to live independently in the community.