Nevada's Big Give - April 25.
Life After Active Duty (LAAD) cordially invites you to join us for 24 hours of unprecedented nonprofit giving, in support of NEVADA's BIG GIVE, a statewide event to support and raise awareness for charitable giving across Nevada. It's your chance to make a real impact.
Your gift will make a difference in the lives of so many veterans and families throughout the community. All you have to do is commit to donating to Life After Active Duty on April 25, 2014.
As an added incentive, your gift that day will make LAAD eligible to win prizes ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.
ROVER Program Schedules Visit to Laughlin Wednesday
The Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) Veterans Outreach “ROVER” Program has just announced a visit so veterans and family members will be able to meet with a Veterans Service Officer (VSO) to learn about benefits and services they may be eligible for but unaware of. A Veterans Service Officer will be at the Laughlin American Legion Post #60 1510 Bruce Woodbury Drive 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM. To down load a flyer click here.
Nathan Adelson Hospice Veteran’s Support Groups
Nathan Adelson Hospice will host free bereavement support groups for people experiencing grief and loss due to the death of a loved one.The support groups will provide attendees an opportunity to explore, process and externalize feelings in a confidential environment staffed with skilled facilitators. www.nah.org
Date: Monday, April 21, 2014 | Location: Veteran’s Village, 1150 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas 89104
Plans for Northern Nevada Veterans Home Underway
During the 77th Legislature, funds were approved to begin planning for a Northern Nevada State Veterans Home (NNVSVH) and those plans are now in full swing. NDVS has partnered QD Construction to begin work on a 96-bed facility in Northern Nevada. The first state veterans home was opened in Boulder City 11 years ago. "Since then, thousands of veterans have lived at the home, receiving quality care worthy of America's heroes," said NDVS Director, Kat Miller. The experience from operations of this home will be a launching point as staff works with architects and other consultants in development.
Attempts to Extend Veterans Retraining Program through June 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) introduced H.R. 562, the VRAP Extension Act of 2013. The bill would extend the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) through June 30, 2014, a move that would make it easier for program participants to finish job-training programs they have already started. Read more:
Ken Santor Recognized as
Veteran of the Month- March 2014
Ken Santor was recognized as the March Nevada Veteran of the Month during the Veterans Legislative Symposium in Reno on Saturday, March 8, and was presented the award by Veterans Services Commission Chairman, Bill Bauman. “Ken was a leader during his entire military career,” said Bauman, “and he’s continued to be a leader as a veteran by continuing to serve locally and nationally through a variety of organizations and efforts to help other veterans.”
Governor Sandoval Proclaims 2014
as the Year of the Veteran
In a proclamation by Governor Sandoval, the state will recognize 2014 as the year of the Veteran. “The Governor has stated clearly it is our goal to make Nevada the most veteran friendly state in the country,” says Kat Miller, Director NDVS. “That is evident in his support and of veterans issues and advancing efforts to create more accessibility state wide for veterans and their families.” You can read the proclamation here, or see view a copy on the Governor’s website.
Nevada Office of Veterans Services - Serving Those Who Have Served Us
For over 65 years we have been dedicated to helping Nevada veterans get the services, benefits and quality of life they deserve. With approximately 330,000 veterans living in our state, they rely on us to not only understand their lives, but to help them get a better quality of life. We do everything we can to show our American Heroes the Same amount of respect, empathy, gratitude and service that they have shown us.
At the Nevada Department of Veteran Services we focus on being advocates for veteran benefits. Throughout the State of Nevada, we offer a variety of services and benefits. Our Nevada State Veterans Home is located in Boulder City, Nevada and provides a home with specialized care, compassion and assistance. We also offer burial services with military honors at our memorial cemeteries located in both Northern and Southern Nevada. At the Nevada Department of Veterans Services we care about providing Nevada veterans and their families with services and benefits for a better life.
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