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Veterans Day

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There will be an exciting event happening on veterans day! Stay tuned!

Genesee Co Veterans Stand Down

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Time to Purchase the Home!

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

With the draw down of previous conflicts, over 2 million veterans are set to return to the United States this year alone.


Sadly, when people think of veterans, most of society’s attention is devoted to men returning from the battlefield. However, the

reality is that many of these returning heroes are women. Moreover, they are our mothers, wives, sisters and daughters.


Many female veterans returning from the military face a complicated transition back into civilian life. Women are among the strongest individuals in our society and it is because of that fierce independence they are the least likely to ask for help. Tragically, the number of homeless women veterans has doubled from 2006 to 2010. These statistics do not paint the full picture; insofar, most never report that they are homeless or a veteran. Women such as these are presented not only with harrowing circumstances but with few resources in which to meet the challenges of daily life. Complicating matters further, the state of Michigan lacks sufficient transitional centers for female veterans.

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Help our homeless female veterans

Posted on August 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Please click here to donate to our Crowdfunding site to help us raise funds for our services.  Due to sequestration cuts, new vet orgs are not elibible for fed funds or govt grants.  So we are doing what we can to fund raise.  If we raise the most $ on this campaign we will win up to 250k! So please donate as little as $20 and share with your networks.  Our homeless single female veterans with and without kids need your help!  Blessings

Scoop It!

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Greater Grand Rapids Veteran Service Forum

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Greater Grand Rapids Veteran Service Forum - Tuesday, July 16 2013 - 10:00am to 1:00pm at Habitat for Humanity - Please RSVP

Our quarterly Veteran Service Forum meeting will be held Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 10:00AM-1:00PM at Habitat for Humanity, 425 Pleasant Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Stephanie Goorhouse, Also, feel free to share this announcement to any one that may want to attend (Veterans, Employers, Veterans Service Organizations, etc). Thank you.


The July's GGRVSF meeting will highlight Veteran Employment & Housing resources. Attached is the agenda, if there are any changes I will let you know. Feel free to contact me your earliest convenience if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you.


"The Greater Grand Rapids Veteran Services Forum is collaboration between local military friendly organizations that provide support, information, and resources to veterans and their families. The forum meets quarterly to highlight military friendly organizations and businesses, and to promote and enhance services to our heroes."



Elena Bridges

Coordinator, Veterans TBI Education Project

Grand Valley State University

301 Michigan Street NE, CHS 500

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Office: 616-331-5668


Reintegration though Education!


TOPIC: Veteran Employment & Housing Resources

WHEN: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

TIME: 10:00 PM-1:00 PM

WHERE: Habitat for Humanity of Kent County

425 Pleasant Street SW

Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4925

RSVP: Stephanie Goorhouse,





I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Elena Bridges, Veterans TBI Education Project – Welcome and updates

III. Spotlight Session:

a. Gail Hollen - Habitat for Humanity

b. Michael Poyma, VA Voc Rehab

c. Mel Bauman, Hero’s 2 Hired

d. Brandi McBride, TALENT 2025

IV. Lunch, provided by Habitat for Humanity

V. Open MIC for introductions during lunch

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