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CARF is proud to continue a relationship with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA is a member of CARF’s International Advisory Council, and VA programs have been achieving CARF accreditation since 1997. Veterans are served by CARF-accredited programs in the following accreditation areas:
This page highlights positive programs, stories, and resources for veterans and their families.
Got Your 6 is a campaign led by the entertainment industry that will help create a new conversation in America, one where veterans and military families are perceived as both leaders and civic assets. In order to set up military veterans for success in civilian life, the Got Your 6 campaign focuses on the six pillars of reintegration: Jobs, Education, Housing, Health, Family, and Leadership.Visit http://www.gotyour6.org/ for more information."Hiring our Heroes" is a program by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in coordination with the Got Your 6 campaign. View the following video about this program:
Mission: Hire Heroes USA (Hire Heroes) is dedicated to creating job opportunities for US military veterans and their spouses through personalized employment training and corporate engagement.As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, Hire Heroes’ services are provided at no cost to the veteran.Visit www.hireheroesusa.org for more information.
The Defense Media Network is an online database of articles and content on the topics of defense, homeland security, military medicine, and veterans affairs.Visit www.defensemedianetwork.com/sections/miltary-security-news-veterans-affairs for more information.
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.The caring professionals at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances. Many of the responders are Veterans themselves and understand what Veterans and their families and friends have been through and the challenges Veterans of all ages and service eras face.Visit veteranscrisisline.net for more information.
Purple Heart Homes, Inc., is dedicated to providing personalized housing solutions for service-connected disabled veterans and their families that are substantial in function, design, and quality—homes that are fit to welcome home and thank the fighting men and women of America.Purple Heart Homes offers two distinct programs for service-connected disabled veterans and their caregivers:
The goals of both programs are to help reintegrate the veterans into the community in which they live and to proudly acknowledge the sacrifice they have made on their country’s behalf. Whether it is adapting an already owned home, building a home from the ground up, or adapting and modifying a foreclosed home, Purple Heart Homes is committed to guiding the veteran through the entire process.Visit www.purplehearthomesusa.org for more information.
Moving Forward is a free, anonymous, online educational and life-coaching program that teaches problem-solving skills to help you overcome life’s challenges. It was designed specifically for veterans and military service members but can help anyone facing stressful problems.
The program was developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services in partnership with the Department of Defense National Center for Telehealth and Technology as part of a coordinated public health initiative to help veterans and service members.
Visit http://startmovingforward.t2.health.mil for more information.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) assists homeless and at-risk veteran families.Through the SSVF Program, the VA aims to improve very low-income veteran families’ housing stability. Grantees (private nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives) will provide eligible veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits.Visit http://va.gov/homeless/ssvf.asp for more information.
Eight years of collaboration between the VA and CARF–CARF Connection Newsletter archives January 1, 1997, marked the launch of a historic agreement between the VA and CARF International. For the first time, the VA's rehabilitation programs began preparing for accreditation surveys by applying the same CARF International standards to their own programs that were applied to private-sector providers.
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