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The US Department Of Veterans Affairs is your important link to all federal benefits for Veterans and their dependents. This website is your link to benefits for Health Care, Careers, Veterans Services, Forms, Education and Training, Home Loans, Life Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation, Hospital And Clinics, Health Topics, Affordable Care Act, Burial Benefits, Headstones and Markers, Nationwide Grave site Locater, and much much more! This is a must see website for all Veterans!
Lorain County Veterans Service Commission is another great link for veterans and their families for links to other great charities and services dedicated to Lorain County Ohio. Also you can find local events and monuments on this link too.
Mission: Meet the needs of the homeless veterans suffering from addiction within our community and provide them the support they need to maintain a life long commitment to recovery and thrive in the community.
What we do: The Joseph House is certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and offers housing and In-patient chemical dependency treatment at our Marx Recovery Center and housing, Out-patient treatment and Reintegration support in our Ready & Forward program.
Are you a Veteran looking for a job? Are you an Employer looking to a Veterans? Then this is your link to success! Ohio DVS specializes in getting jobs and training to our veterans. This website gets you everything you need in Ohio for veterans from Legislative, Veterans Education, Veterans Homes, Ohio Veterans hall Of Fame, and even a Veterans Bonus! This website can navigate you to almost all a veteran’s needs including federal.
"The goal of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program is to promote housing stability among very low-income veteran individuals and families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing. Supportive Services are designed to resolve the immediate crisis and promote housing stability." For more information contact our Veteran Support Line at 1-855-234-7310
Stockhands Horses for Healing is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing service to veterans, adults & children with developmental, physical & emotional disabilities through equine facilitated therapies as well as able body lessons, boarding and other equine services. Call us at 614-318-5781 for more information.
Travel can be stressful at the best of times, but when you have to factor in a disability, getting from point A to point B can become that much more frustrating. Airlines know this and do their part to make air travel as comfortable and seamless as they can for every passenger. Since each airline is different, they may have differing policies where travelers with disabilities are concerned.
We’re sharing some tips and information on what 15 major airlines do for travelers who need extra support when flying.
Welcome to Disability.gov, the U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide. The site connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing. You can also find organizations in your community to help you get the support you need.
Emergencies can happen at a moment's notice. Mobility problems and hearing, learning, or seeing disabilities can add complication. It is important to plan ahead so you are better prepared for any urgent situation. Our booklet Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs gives tips on getting informed, making a plan, assembling a kit, and keeping your plans up to date. These tips provide people with disabilities and their caregivers with guidance in managing communications, equipment, pets and home hazards. The materials were co-authored by the American Red Cross and Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.
Changing, remodeling or making additions to your home to accommodate people with disabilities can be done in a variety of different ways. If you are building a new home, you can ensure that it be single-level without door jambs to impede a wheelchair. If you are remodeling aspects of an existing home, you may need to do reconstruction or creative planning to make the changes. Disability accommodations can range in cost depending on the complexity of the changes. If you need to accommodate a wheelchair then you may choose to add ramps, stair lifts or an elevator. There are many ways to change your home or business to accommodate for disabilities including turning written signs into Braille or adding alerts to things like clocks and computers.
Statistics have proven that a very small percentage of luggage is damaged during air travel. However, if your bag is damaged, it is an inconvenience. You can help reduce the risk of damaged luggage. Here are some tips for you!
Resources for Doctors and Health Professionals
More than 21 million US adults 18 – 64 years of age have a disability. These are adults with serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs; hearing; seeing; or concentrating, remembering, or making decisions. Adults with disabilities are three times more likely to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer than adults without disabilities. Aerobic physical activity can help reduce the impact of these chronic diseases, yet nearly half of all adults with disabilities get no leisure time aerobic physical activity.
Chronic pain is a pain that is described as lasting for over six months. Chronic pain is not considered a temporary or short-term pain and the most common forms are headache, joint pain, and backaches.
Muscle or nerve pain is also a chronic condition that can develop as well. This article looks at how exercise, and more specifically swimming, can make a positive difference for chronic pain sufferers.
To outline the discussion, we’ll take our usual 3-prong approach to the topic of Chronic Pain.
Regular physical activity is good for everyone's health, including people with disabilities. Getting active can help you:
Relieve stress, improve your mood, and feel better about yourself
The 2004 study, “Disabled People's Costs of Living,” found that disabled people have higher expenses in almost every aspect of life—from food to medical care to utilities—and have additional costs due to their disabilities. And yet, the U.S. Census Bureau found that adults age 21 – 64 with disabilities made almost $800 less each month than those with no disability.
Due to these financial constraints, it is essential for people with disabilities to have the personal finance skills that will help them manage their money so that they can live fulfilling lives.
Following is a resource guide for people with disabilities to help them manage their finances and meet their financial goals.
Veterans of the U.S. military account for nearly a third of all mesothelioma diagnoses — and those veterans qualify for special financial benefits from the Veterans Administration. Veterans are a special group. Unfortunately, these men and women are at higher risk today than the general population for developing an asbestos-related illness like mesothelioma cancer. This is a result of the military's past reliance on asbestos, the primary cause of the disease, and the civilian jobs these veterans performed when they left the service. Our Veterans Department can help you or a loved one file asbestos-related VA claims and secure potential benefits. Click below for more details….
The mission of P.R.I.D.E. FOR VETERANS
(Patriotism, Respect, Integrity, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence) is to assist veterans and their immediate families. We are dedicated to this mission by partnering with and donating to organizations which have similar goals. Additionally, we will educate the general public of the sacrifices made by these Veterans and their families and to the special circumstances they endured to ensure patriotism burns deeply in the hearts and souls of all Americans.