MISSION UNITED

WHY?
The challenges that veterans face are too big and complex for any single organization to solve alone. For nearly 80 years, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region has forged indispensible partnerships that span every sector of society in our community. Your United Way wants to help the 40,000 veterans living in Dutchess & Orange counties receive the services and support they need. We've listened to our community that has identified key barriers that our veterans face: housing assistance, legal assistance, and employment related training and education.

HOW?
This year, thanks to your support, United Way will begin to fund programs that will to promote stability for veterans and their families by providing increased access to housing and pro bono legal services as well as greater attainment of professional training.

Instead of duplicating services from government and veterans groups, MISSION UNITED™coordinates services and provides additional resources to bridge the gap. All it takes is one phone call to United Way's 2-1-1 for the Hudson Valley Region for veterans to connect to a case coordinator who guides them through the process - from beginning to end.

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Veterans Advisory Council

Shara Abraham 
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
 
Sheila U. Appel
IBM Corporation
 
Solomon Chouicha
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
 
Chaplain Erin Clancy
Community Volunteer
 
Marc Coviello
Dutchess County Legislator
Hudson Valley Hero Project
 
Erik  Haight
Weekend for Warriors
 
Tom Lawrence
Poughkeepsie Public Library District 
 
Kate Macaluso
Adelphi University
 
Linda McNiff
West Cop
 
Robert Jennings
Vet2vet, MHA Dutchess County
 
Nelson Eddy Rivera
Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services
 
SUPPORTED VETERANS PROGRAMS 2017 - 2018
Veterans: Employment-Related Education & Training

Hudson River Housing
Employment Assistance and Training Station (EATS) 
program focuses on addressing the employment and training needs of local veterans with employment obstacles. Given that veterans make up 8.6% of the homeless population, with high rates of poverty and unemployment, it is imperative that HRH use its skills and experience in veteran services by assisting veterans in accessing employment-related education and training.

Veterans: Legal Assistance

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Veterans & Military Families Advocacy Project for Dutchess County Residents 
serves veterans and members of the military struggling to transition to civilian life while facing a range of issues including eviction/foreclosure; denial of rights/benefits; domestic violence; unscrupulous practices of predatory lenders/debt collectors; illnesses/disabilities, e.g., TBI/PTSD. LSHV provides civil legal services and refers to a network of providers dedicated to meeting veterans’ distinct needs.