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Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol AddictionVeterans are more likely to use alcohol compared to non-Veterans. About 1 in 10 Veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have a problem with alcohol or another drug.

If you or a loved one is suffering from an alcohol use disorder or a co-occurring disorder, know that there are many free options available to help you. The Veterans Alcohol and Drug Dependence Rehabilitation Program is an option for those enrolled in the VA health care system. There are also other inpatient and outpatient treatment centers that can help you overcome a co-occurring disorder. Contact a treatment provider today to discuss treatment options. Don’t hesitate; reach out today if you need help.

LGBTQResources

There's nothing wrong with you. There's a lot wrong with the world you live in.

Studies have shown that Veterans who identify as LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or another related identity) are at an elevated risk for stress. This stress can increase the risk for certain mental and physical health conditions, such as substance use disorders, anxiety, and depression.

 

 

The MSCPVA supports our Paralyzed Veterans who are LGBTQ+. Please click here to see our dedicated page to provide our LGBTQ+ Veterans and their supporters with helpful LGBTQ+ resources.

Music Therapy

Music Therapy

Creative Remedies in Aurora, Colorado is offering free music therapy group sessions to MSCPVA members and other Veterans. Music therapy is a therapeutic approach that uses the naturally mood-lifting properties of music to help people improve their mental health and overall well-being. The groups are supervised by a board-certified music therapist, mental health counselor, and play therapist. For more information, check out Creative Remedies’ website or contact Brittany Costa at BrittanyLCosta@gmail.com or 720-251-2223.

Project Sanctuary

Project SanctuaryProject Sanctuary believes that every military family has the right and ability to heal. Veterans and service members often struggle to transition into a “new normal” after service or deployment. Faced with higher rates of unemployment, addiction, suicide, and other challenges, military families too often fight their battles alone.

 

Project Sanctuary’s comprehensive evidence-based program is one of the only ones treating the entire family, active duty service members from all branches of the military, and Veterans from all eras of service. They reconnect families, restore hope, and change lives through therapeutic retreat and long-term family support services. Get reconnected with your family with Project Sanctuary today!

Résumés & Cover Letters

Résumé BuilderThe team at ResumeBuilder.com helps Veterans craft the perfect cover letter and résumé to help them successfully transition back into civilian careers. They created a detailed guide that walks through every step of creating an effective military-to-civilian cover letter and résumé, from choosing the correct format to avoiding red flags that may cost getting that dream job. Be sure to check out the following free resources to take control of your career:

For any questions about building your cover letters or résumés, click here.

Service Animals

Service Animal

Service animals are an absolutely vital resource to our Paralyzed Veterans. Victory Service Dogs provides service dogs and companion dogs for military veterans in Colorado Springs and the Denver area. They stand apart from many other service dog organizations because the client and dog train together for the specific needs of that individual. Please contact our Victory Service Dogs liaison or use our secure contact form for more information.

Software Engineering

Programming Resources for Those with DisabilitiesResearch shows that people with disabilities are considerably underrepresented in computer science and programming jobs despite there being many recent advancements in assistive technologies. To help change this, our partners at ContainIQ created a guide that goes over resources for those with disabilities who are interested in software engineering careers. The guide goes over specific resources that can help those with disabilities find jobs in computer science fields such as disability-specific job boards, scholarships, events, and more. We hope that this guide can encourage and help our MSCPVA members take advantage of the available resources to start their careers. All of the educational resources on their website are completely free to use. If you have any questions about this resource, please reach out to our ContainIQ liaison (Dave@ContainIQ.com) or use our secure contact form.

Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans Crisis LineIf you’re a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, the Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that connects you to a real person specially trained to support Veterans. This service is available 24/7 and can help even if you’re not enrolled in VA benefits or healthcare. Simply dial 988 and select option 1. You may also use their online chat or text message 838255.

988 is the new, simpler phone number, but you may still dial 1-800-273-8255 and select option 1.

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