Armed Services & Veteran Affairs

About the Committee

The Committee on Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs Shall:

Establish a working relationship with those governmental agencies that have the responsibility in the affairs of members of the various Armed Services.

Committee Chair: David Sherman

Bylaws (1) seek to establish a working relationship with those agencies in government, national, state and local, having the responsibility in the affairs of members of the various Armed Services and Veterans and to see that the programs to which they are responsible are administered fairly and justly to members of the minority community; (2) study conditions pertaining to veterans and members of the Military Service and their dependents and/or survivors in the community; (3) serve as a center of information on matters affecting the members of the Active Military, Reserves, State National Guard and Veterans; (4) maintain a repository of materials, information and forms to be used in assisting veterans and/or dependents of veterans and military personnel with their problems; (5) receive and act on all complaints relative to acts of discrimination on account of race, color, creed, or denial of benefits to which they are entitled because of discrimination; (6) prepare a quarterly report on committee activities to be submitted to the Executive Committee of the Unit and the National Director of Armed Services and Veterans Affairs.

Armed Services and Veteran Affairs

The Armed Services & Veterans Affairs Committee focus areas for 2023 are local military and veteran resources that address homelessness, employment readiness training, job fairs, legal aid, veterans claims and benefits.

  1. Veterans Homelessness Resource

https://www.samm.org/learn/how-we-help/veterans-housing-stability-program-2/

  1. Employment Readiness Training

https://www.bexar.org/509/Department-of-Military-and-Veterans-Serv

  1. Upcoming Job Fairs

https://www.eventbrite.com/d/tx–san-antonio/job-fair/

  1. Veterans Legal Aid

https://sanantoniobar.org/index.cfm?pg=veteran-resources

  1. Veterans Claims and Benefits

https://www.bexar.org/3747/Veterans-Claims-and-Benefits

Veterans Crisis Line – Dial 988 then Press 1

24/7, confidential crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw4bipBhCyARIsAFsieCyNEB4ANR8i-dEyCDRQT7f2WFe8tjTKamcYxXIHqoVciLEsYXrHdCIaApZsEALw_wcB

Military & Veterans Affairs Department – San Antonio, Texas

https://www.sanantonio.gov/military-veteran-affairs

Crosspoint Inc. 

Armed Services and Veterans Affairs committee chair, David Sherman, visited Crosspoint Inc. (Friday, 06/04/2021) for a site visit and to donate gift cards to the nonprofit organization. Crosspoint’s Veterans program provides transitional residential rehabilitation and case management services for homeless veterans.

“The Vets program emphasizes comfortable, structured transitional housing and includes case management that provides a bio-psycho-social needs assessment, individual program planning and structured groups such as life skills classes, self-help support groups and individual counseling. All services are coordinated with social work staff from DVA. The program offers Veterans a chance to reestablish stable, happy lives.

Admission to the Vets program is managed through DVA HCHV social workers, Call 210 225-0864 ext. 2048 for more information, or call Healthcare for Homeless Veterans at (210) 616-9915.”

Veterans Program information from CPSATX.org Veterans Program 

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