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Court Diversion Program selected as Grantee of the Year!

Court Diversion Program selected as Grantee of the Year!

Tarrant County Veterans’ Court Diversion Program has been selected as the Texas Veterans Commission Grantee of the Year!

The award will be presented during the Texas Veterans Commission 68th Annual Statewide Training Conference in Galveston next month.

The Veterans Court Diversion Program is for Justice Involved Veterans currently facing prosecution for a criminal case. The program offers offenders a judicially supervised treatment option with a goal of successfully rehabilitation and re-entry into the community.

Find out more about the Veterans Court Diversion program…

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VETCO Welcomes New Board Members Lindsey Gribbin and Domingo Rodriguez

VETCO Welcomes New Board Members Lindsey Gribbin and Domingo Rodriguez

VETCO welcomes new Board Members Lindsey Gribbin and Domingo Rodriguez.  Their extensive work and continuous commitment to veterans especially those who have served during Iraq and Afghanistan made them emerge as great candidates.  We look forward to their energy and passion in fulfilling the mission of VETCO to improve the quality of life for service members, veterans, and their families.

Lindsey Gribbin is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Peer Specialist with the Recovery Resource Council.   She works with the counseling programs, Enduring Women and Enduring Families Veteran Services; these are free and confidential services to …

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Job Search Tricks for Veterans

Job Search Tricks & Resources for Veterans

Job hunting is no fun and it can be particularly challenging for veterans transitioning back to civilian life. Whether you need assistance creating a resume or cover letter, practicing your interview skills or training for a new type of job, here are a few tips to give you a head-start when updating your resume and plenty of local Fort Worth resources to help out where needed.

Be Specific. Set an Objective

It is difficult to effectively market …

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How to Carry your Resume on Your Phone

How to Carry your Resume on Your Phone

Get your Resume Right from your Phone

Tarrant County College Northwest Campus hosts Alliance 4 the Brave on KVCE 1160AM every Tuesday night from 6pm-7pm CST.

Join us as Dave Cook of webinfused.com shares how to leverage technology through social media, including updating your LinkedIn profile, to instantly share your resume with an employer. Find out how to carry your resume in the palm of your hand!  In a split second you are able to WOW them with that first impression!  No more elevator pitches!  Or pulling out paper copies!  This provides the advantage necessary in the Reward …

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Attitudes and Attire on Alliance 4 The Brave KVCE 1160AM

Tarrant County College Northwest Campus hosts Alliance 4 the Brave on KVCE 1160AM every Tuesday night from 6pm-7pm CST.  You may listen live at KVCE 1160AM or stream online at kvceradio.com.  Lynn Berman, Executive Director & Founder of Attitudes & Attire, shared on the show its organization assists women veterans, and disadvantaged women to gain skills and values for becoming self confident and self sufficient in every day life.  These women will learn valuable employment skills during the two day workshops.  The women veterans program, Boots to Heels, …

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Recovery Resource Council A Leading Provider To Women Veterans & Families of Veterans

Recovery Resource Council A Leading Provider To Women Veterans & Families of Veterans

Counseling & Support for Women Veterans and their Families

Recovery Resource Council provides unique counseling programs, Enduring Women for women veterans, and Enduring Families for the veteran and their family. As of March of 2015, these programs have served 193 veterans and family members.  The clients with 12 sessions of counseling have had a 47% reduction in depression scores and 51% reduction in anxiety scores from their baseline data.  These counseling programs are evidence-based therapy through 2 full time counselors, an intake coordinator and peer navigator, …

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Visionary Veterans – An Art Therapy Program

The Art Station, with help from United Way’s Veterans Fund, offers a 16 week art therapy program for returning OEF/OIF military personnel. Art Therapy is an effective treatment facilitated by an art therapist in which clients use creative process and artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem. For further information or to enroll in the program, please call 817-921-2401 to determine eligibility.

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How to File a VA Claim & Service Connect Rating

How to File a VA Claim & Service Connect Rating

This process tends to be long and complex. The good news is that there are people in Tarrant County that can help, including:

Fort Worth Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic
Tarrant County Veterans Services
Texas Veterans Commission Claims Assistance

See VA Claims for a full list of agencies providing benefit claims support services.

Filing Your Claim

Step 1 – There are several ways to file, both via paper form and electronically.  Be sure to use the most updated forms to file your VA claim.

Learn More about Filing

Receive Confirmation of Receipt from the …

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Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act (Clay Hunt SAV Act)

Clay Hunt was a Marine veteran who died by suicide in March 2011. Clay was a founding member of several local veteran organizations, including Team Rubicon.

You can read more of Clay’s story on the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) Website…  

After Clay’s tragic suicide, members of the IAVA and Clay’s family worked to get a bill passed that would combat veteran suicide.  The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act will help reduce military and veteran suicides and improve access to quality mental …

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Alliance 4 The Brave

Alliance 4 The Brave

Please tune in to KVCE 1160am, or www.kvceradio.com for live streaming of Alliance 4 The Brave on Monday through Thursday 6pm-7pm CST.  The show engages in wonderful conversations about the experience of military servicemembers and veterans along with first responders.  http://www.kvceradio.com/alliance-4-the-brave/

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