No one is talking about women veterans returning from the war. The reality is women veterans are facing unique challenges in a system designed for men.

Women have been serving at record numbers. In fact, women make up an unprecedented eight percent of all U.S. veterans. That is close to two million women. The situation has become so dire that the Department of Veterans Affairs had to take action. They formed a Women Veterans Task Force to address these unique issues.

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If you are a military veteran (or still on active duty), there are several specialized loans for veterans that you can take advantage of. However, not all loans for veterans are created equal. Some are outright fraudulent and you should avoid them at all costs.

If you are looking at getting loans for veterans, the best place to start your research is the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits program. Additionally, here is a

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Many veterans struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD. The good news is that help is available, and there’s no shame in asking for help. If you’re struggling, please call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255. Press 1 to talk to someone immediately. You can also text 838255 or use their online chat feature. Sympathetic people care and are available to help 24/7. Veteran suicide is preventable with the right care, and we hope this resource proves helpful.

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Veterans Count is the philanthropic arm of Easter Seals Military and Veterans Services, which provides resources and services to veterans, service members and their families. Easter Seals Military and Veterans Services, in conjunction with Veterans Count, developed a one-of-a-kind program which has a proven track record of helping service members and their families with a wide range of family, personal and financial needs.

The following interview was conducted with Judy Fortier, Director of Development for Veterans Count and Easter Seals RI.

In your words, what does Veterans Count do?

Veterans Count started in New Hampshire in 2007, by Mike Salter, long-term Easter Seals (ES) board member, and veteran of US Army Special Forces. Mike felt the country as a whole was not recognizing the military and veterans the way they should be recognized. The ES New Hampshire (NH) Board of Directors (BOD) then led a call to action to then Easter Seals NH Chief Operating Officer, Christine McMahan, to start a relationship with the NH National Guard, and grow their military veterans services. Out of that relationship grew the philanthropic arm, Veterans Count. (Headquarters of Veterans Count is located at 555 Auburn St, Manchester, NH 03103) Continue reading →

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The goal of Veterans Inc is to end homelessness among our veterans. Using our triangle method of services, we provide housing, employment & training, and supportive services to veterans and their families. We take the time to prepare veterans for careers that will help them attain sustainability and secure permanent housing while addressing their health and benefit concerns.

Veterans Inc. is New England’s leading provider of support services to veterans and their families. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the organization’s single-minded mission is to be there for our veterans in their time of need. Continue reading →