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  • Veteran Services Outreach is proud to serve America’s veterans and their families.

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  • Our goal is to educate, inspire and assist veterans in all stages of life.

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  • We thank our Armed Forces for the sacrifices made in defense of this great nation.

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How you can help.


We speak to you on behalf of veterans of the United States Armed Forces, please consider making a donation to assist in funding Veteran Services Outreach. Our charge is to honor and serve veterans through charitable giving.

Donations

Your contribution will go towards supporting veterans in The Greater Fort Hood Area by providing food, clothing, shelter and financial assistance to thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines that have seperated from the Military and are now facing difficulties in returning to civilian life.
Please donate today and give our servicement the life they so richly deserve.

Community Events

November 16,2014
33rd Annual Holiday Bazarr
Fort Hood Officers' Spouses' Club

November 29,2014
Wreath Laying Ceremony
Central Texas State Veterans Cemetary

Volunteer

Volunteers are the backbone of all charitable organizations, Veteran Services Outreach currently has several volunteer opportunities in our local community.
Please click the volunteer button if you would like to volunteer time towards our food and clothing drives, transportation services or training opportunities.

Corporate Sponsorship

Please contact us if you would like to contribute to our cause.

Private Grants

We are in the process of securing grants to assist in our goals.

Individual Contributors

Please contact us if you should have any questions about our projects or services.

Our Services.


Veteran Services Outreach provides a range of assistance programs, referral services and community outreach programs aimed at helping veterans and their families in the Greater Fort Hood Area. We are dedicated to provide food, clothing, shelter and emergency financial relief in times of need.

Programs Available

VSOutreach is currently able to provide the following programs:

Food:
Perisable and non-perishable food items.

Clothing:
Season appropriate clothing.

Shelter:
Homeless Shelter
Domestic Violence Shelter
Runaway Shelter

VA benefit application assistance:
VA FORM - 21-526.
VA FORM - 21-56B.
VA FORM - 21-0958.
VA FORM - 21-2680.
VA FORM - 10-10CG.

Community Outreach

VSOutreach is able to provide referral services for:

Basic Need Fulfillment:
Immediate Food Rations
Immediate Financial Assistance

Immediate Shelter:
Emergency Safehouse

Social Services:
Available for women
Available for youth

Successes

Lives impacted by Veteran Services Outreach:

Jonathan Howell
VA Benefit application
. Disablity claim

Christian Kevin
VA Benefit application

Joseph Turner
VA Benefit application
. Disablity claim

Earl Hogue
VA Benefit application

Testimonials.


These are some testimonials that have been sent in by VSOutreach clients:

Jonathan Howell

"J. Washington is a tireless and passionate advocate for veterans, his work through Veteran Services Outreach has been life changing to the brave men and women who have served our nation."

Christian Kevin

"Veteran Services Outreach actually cares about you. I recommend them to all other veterans. D. Smith spent several hours with me, as a veteran he understood me and my needs, and helped me in ways that I will never be able to repay."

Joseph Turner

LuRetta Smith is a miracle worker, having Veteran Services Outreach handle my issues removed every bit of my stress, she made my transition home easier than anyone I had ever worked with before.

Earl Hogue

Without Veteran Services Outreach I’d still be in limbo, the services provided are incredible they were able to fully explain their process and assist me in applying for and receiving VA benefits.

About Us.


We at Veteran Services Outreach believe that although we may never be able to fully repay our veterans for the sacrifices they have made, we must do all we can to lend a helping hand. Our purpose is to ensure that Veterans, Dependents and Survivors are well informed of the services available to them, by providing the the necessary tools, training and access to veteran services.

J. Washington

Chief Executive Officer

J. Washington, the son of an Army Veteran, nephew of Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans was inspired by the selfless service of his family members to join the Air Force in defense of his country, his passion for the military as a whole and veterans in particular is deeply rooted. With a background in logistics, training and computer science our President is dedicated in assisting our veterans in every stage of life, mentally, physically or socially.

LuRetta M. Smith

Chief Operating Officer

LuRetta Smith is the wife of a Army veteran, mother of a Air Force veteran and sister to Army, Air Force and Navy veterans. LuRetta’s background is in Civil Service and a Child Care Development, a recent retiree after 33 years of service, LuRetta is not only our COO she is our Director or Marketing directly responsible for our grassroots approach to servicing our community.

Donald R. Smith

Volunteer Instructor

Bronze Medal recipient Donald R. Smith served proudly in defense of our nation in Operation Desert Storm. Since separating from the US Army, Donald as worked with two defense contractors (United Defense and Engineering Solution and Products) instructing military personnel. His passion is working directly to educate servicemen. Although he is disabled Donald volunteers his time to help veterans in any way he can as they migrate back into civilian life.

Interns / Volunteers

Positions available

We are seeking interns and volunteers for various projects please use the contact form if you are interested in working with VSOutreach.

Useful links for all veterans.


Veteran Affairs

Its primary function is to support Veterans in their time after service by providing benefits and support. A current initiative in the Department is to prevent and end Veterans' homelessness.The VA works with the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness to address these issues. The Secretary sits on the Council and is committed to ending Veteran's homelessness by 2015 as laid out in Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, released in 2010.

www.va.gov

National Veterans Foundation

Mission is to Serve the crisis management, information and referral needs of all U.S. Veterans and their families through: Management and operation of the nation’s only toll-free helpline for all veterans and their families. Public awareness programs that shine a consistent spotlight on the needs of America’s veterans. Outreach services that provide veterans and families in need with food, clothing, transportation, employment, and otheressential resources.

www.nvf.org

American Legion

At the state level, The American Legion is organized into "departments", which run annual civic training events for high school juniors called Boys State. Two members from each Boys State are selected for Boys Nation. The American Legion Auxiliary runs Girls State and Girls Nation. In addition to Boys State, The American Legion features numerous programs including American Legion Baseball, Scouting, Oratorical Contests, Junior Shooting Sports, Youth Alumni, Sons of The American Legion, The American Legion Riders, and Scholarships at every level of the organization.

www.legion.org

Military.com

Military.com is a website for U.S. military members. In 2014 it claims to be "the largest military and veteran membership organization — 10 million members strong."

www.military.com

Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes is an American newspaper that reports on matters affecting the members of the United States Armed Forces. It operates from inside the Department of Defense, but is editorially separate from it, and its First Amendment protection is safeguarded by the United States Congress, to whom an independent ombudsman, who serves the readers' interests, regularly reports.

www.stripes.com

VetJobs

VetJobs makes it easy to reach transitioning military, National Guard, Reserve Component Members and veterans that have separated over the last several decades and are now productive members of the civilian work force in all disciplines, and their family members.

www.vetjobs.com

Contact Us.


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