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Former VA Secretary in Broward County for Opening of Veteran Service Center and a Plan to End Chronic Veteran Homelessness

Local nonprofit sets goal to replicate Miami-Dade’s 2018 end to chronic veteran homelessness in nearby Broward. Broward County will host Dr. Paul F. Lawrence, former Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 to celebrate the opening of the Operation Sacred […]

Military and Veterans News
Finding a gift in the coronavirus epidemic

There’s a gift in planning for coronavirus epidemic

5 min 3 yrs

There’s a potential gift in coronavirus planning and preparations: conversations that deepen connection, understanding, and love.

Health News
Reaching homeless veteran in Miami
6 min 3 yrs

Saving Veteran lives means hitting the streets 24/7 motivated and resourced

Will big tech come to the rescue to save veteran lives and end veteran homelessness? The same passion and technologies that help America explore distant worlds, connect billions through virtual communities, and catalog sextillions of data is key to reaching homeless veterans and saving lives.

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James-Turner-funeral
8 min 3 yrs

VA holding professionals accountable for veteran suicides is important step

Veteran advocates say veteran lives can be saved if VA national and local leadership urgently improves coordination and utilization of existing resources to prevent veteran suicide.

Military and Veterans News
Help for Your Valentine's Day Card
29 min 3 yrs

Last minute help with your Valentine’s Day card – 187 examples of appreciations for those we love

Ready to write the perfect Valentine’s Day card? Here are 187 real life examples of appreciations for the ones we love to get your inspired.

American Life Culture News
V.A. Chaplain Ed Waldrop
4 min 3 yrs

A warrior lives on through his commitment to helping Veterans overcome the wounds of war in the arms of their loved ones

V.A. Chaplain Ed Waldrop was searching for an answer to the consequences of post traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, and other visible and invisible wounds of war that had altered the lives of people he loved. He hoped and prayed these warriors would find life in the arms of those they’d fought to protect.

Military and Veterans News
3 min 3 yrs

Getting over grudges that can sabotage Valentine’s Day

How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day when you’re holding onto grudges? Writing a “Letting Go of Grudges Letter” can help.

Lifestyle & Leisure News
3 min 3 yrs

A Valentine’s Day Gift that Lasts: Ending Family Power Struggles

A Valentine’s Day gift that lasts: Learning to put family power struggles behind you.

American Life Marriage Education News
Ana Rubirosa with Veteran Robert Jacoby at his new Miami Beach apartment.
9 min 3 yrs

Overcoming homelessness, Miami Veteran is ready for fresh start at life, love

The former New Yorker who’d known the good life in Yonkers and Miami became homeless on the streets of his own community, sleeping on the cement in front of a local church, fighting off thieves after the few possessions he could carry, even his medicine … even his life. Homelessness came to an end when he discovered veteran benefits earned decades earlier that he never knew he had.

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Allman Betts Band
7 min 3 yrs

Daddy Is a Rock Star: The Allman Betts Band

Discover how the offspring of the legendary Allman Brothers Band handle expectations as artists and parents.

Music News
Reza-Kavoosi
2 6 min 3 yrs

Who are the warriors searching for the Tony Rankins and other homeless veterans in America?

Who are the warriors searching alleyways, parks, and abandoned buildings for homeless veterans like Tony Rankin? Reza Kavoosi is on the front line of a war fought in every American community.

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7 min 3 yrs

Veteran, 74, becomes homeless in Fort Lauderdale after 33 years at same apartment

A 74-year-old Army veteran became homeless in Broward County recently after 33 years at the same apartment.

Fortunately, the help this Florida senior urgently needed was looking for him.

Housing News philanthropy
Emotional jug at Planetree conference on patient-centered care
5 min 3 yrs

Emotional numbing is contributing to veteran homelessness and suicide

In the military, if you were supposed to have feelings, they would have been issued. Although emotional numbing may help warriors survive the battlefield, as civilians, they may be paying a heavy price that’s impacting homelessness, addictions, and suicide. At a recent conference on patient centered care, leaders said they’re hopeful about the future.

Culture Health Military and Veterans Research
4 min 3 yrs

Veterans Day and the Heroes Among Us

Dr. Juan Flores had just sat down in French class at South Broward High School on the morning of September 11th. He went on to become one of more than four million who offered his life to protect America after the 2001 terrorist attacks. Not yet an American citizen, Flores knew when the second plane hit the World Trade Center that it was his nation that was attacked, his duty to respond.

Military and Veterans News World
4 min 3 yrs

Homelessness Challenging Florida’s Post-9/11 Veterans

“Every conversation around me, people were saying, ‘This is real. This is real.’ And then I see the news caption, ‘America Under Attack,'” Michael Desir remembered. Three post-9/11 Veterans offer an intimate perspective on the people behind the numbers.

News Research
Justin Miller at wedding of Alissa Harrington
3 min 3 yrs

‘There is hope and meaning moving forward’: Sister becomes advocate after brother’s suicide at VA

In the 18 months since her younger brother killed himself in the parking lot of a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital, Alissa Harrington has joined a support network, passed the bar exam, become an advocate for veteran suicide prevention and continued to share his story.

American Life Military and Veterans News
woman contemplates the water
3 min 3 yrs

Memorial Day Challenge

A Memorial Day challenge to “make their courage, our courage … their commitment, our commitment.”

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Camille Eisenmann
3 min 3 yrs

Broward County Homeless Veterans Find Hope, Help, Healing

Camille Eisenmann helped distribute more than $4.3 million in emergency assistance for homeless and at-risk Veteran families in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

News
Eddie Miller in Miami, 2013.
13 min 3 yrs

Veteran Overcomes Loss, Finds His Direction Home

After 20 years in the Army, former First Sgt. Eddie Miller was in and out of addiction, homeless on the streets of Miami.

Housing Military and Veterans News Nonprofit
4 min 3 yrs

PAIRS skills training made them their own best relationship coaches

Unlike many popular self-help and motivational training programs, PAIRS isn’t about the presenter; it’s about the participant.

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7 min 3 yrs

Empathy in the Workplace

In the workplace, empathy is a crucial skill for both organization leaders and mental health professionals.

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