4-H Clubs for Veteran Dependents

4-H clubs provide quality educational experiences to military-connected youth using research based curricula for military youth ages 5-18. 4-H clubs in communities across Georgia have opened their doors to veteran dependents. As a parent’s transition from military life to veteran status may cause family moves, or induce reintegration stressors, 4-H clubs provide predictability and stability throughout the child’s life.

Contact your County 4-H Agent for more information on how you can become involved with 4-H!

Georgia 4-H is a proud member of

Community Blueprint of Metropolitan Atlanta

This group is a collaboration of veteran serving agencies in the Atlanta area that share resources to help veterans achieve success. See below for select partner organizations.

Action Ministries Housing Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

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Action Ministries Housing’s SSVF program serves 200 veterans in Georgia each year, by helping them find housing and providing the assistance they need to maintain their housing stability.

Action Ministries started the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program in the fall of 2012 to provide support to low-income veterans and their families. Funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the SSVF program provides supportive services to low-income veteran families residing in or transitioning to permanent housing. These outreach and case management services are designed to improve veteran families’ housing stability, and to prevent at-risk families from becoming homeless.

American Legion

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American Legion is an organization of U. S. Military veterans that share the ideals of service and patriotism. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. If you are serving or have served in the military during war, you may be eligible for membership.

Click here to find an American Legion post near you.

Clearpoint Military Reconnect

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ClearPoint Reconnect is a program that serves military service members and their families. The program is based on the realization that it is difficult for those in the military to “reconnect” and establish themselves when they return home from service. ClearPoint knows about this struggle from firsthand experience. In fact, they have an entire counseling staff made up of veterans and close family members of those who served.

Services include free budget, housing, & debt management counseling.

For more information call 888.808.7265 or visit http://www.clearpoint.org/military-reconnect-program.

CobbWorks Financial Coaching

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Don’t let transition affect your financial stability. CobbWorks offers free financial coaching that can help you!

Learn to: create a positive credit rating, identify bad money habits, create lasting wealth habits, & fix leaks in your financial foundation.

To get started contact Rhonda Williams, rwilliams@cobbworks.org, 770-528-8093.

Cobb County Veterans Treatment Court

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Cobb County Veterans Accountability and Treatment Court (VTC) seeks to divert eligible veteran defendants with substance dependency and/or mental illness who are charged with felony criminal offenses,  to a specialized criminal court.

The court substitutes a treatment problem solving model for traditional court processing. Veteran participants are identified through evidence-based screening and assessments. The veterans voluntarily participate in a judicially supervised treatment plan that a team of court staff, veteran health care professionals, veteran peer mentors, and health care professionals develop with the veteran.

Disabled American Veterans

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DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. The organization provides more than 700,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with more than 300,000 benefit claims annually. In 2015, DAV helped attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits to care for themselves and for veterans, their families and survivors.

DAV is also a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible.

With almost 1,300 chapters and nearly 1.3 million members across the country, DAV empowers our nation’s heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need and ensuring our nation keep the promises made to them.

Find your local office here.

Emory Healthcare Veterans Program

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Emory’s Veterans Program offers post-9/11 veterans free expert and collaborative care to help heal the invisible wounds of war. Our comprehensive approach combines behavioral health care, including psychiatry and neurology, rehabilitative medicine, wellness, and family support to help you reintegrate and reclaim your life.

They treat: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), anxiety, & depression.

Georgia Department of Veteran Services

Georgia Department of Vocational Rehabilitation

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The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Division provides a variety of individual services to persons and veterans with disabilities in preparation for their employment in the competitive labor market and to employers seeking to retain valuable employees with disabilities or hire qualified individuals for their workforce.

Services provided to jobseekers include: Counseling & Guidance, Assistive Technology, Job Placements, Vocational Assessments, Work Adjustments, Medical Evaluations, & Certain Physical Restoration Services.

Georgia State University Veterans Upward Bound Program

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Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education. The program provides assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction in the core subject areas.

Goodwill of North Georgia Veteran Program

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Goodwill has helped thousands of servicemen and women transition into the civilian workplace by matching them with jobs that fit their unique skills. Goodwill of North Georgia will help you create a résumé that highlights your skills, prepare for interviews and match you up with a job and work setting that fits your needs. Services offered at little to no cost.

The Impact! Group

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The IMPACT! Group is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community development corporation that serves Metro Atlanta & Northeast Georgia. The agency offers a spectrum of housing assistance services that help families from all economic backgrounds.

By partnering with the United Way of NE Georgia and Two Men and a Truck movers, The Impact! Group helps move homeless Veterans into permanent housing.

Mary Hall Freedom House T.R.O.O.P.S. Program

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T.R.O.O.P.S. stands for Training Reintegration Outreach & Opportunities Program Services. T.R.O.O.P.S. is a Veteran specific career development and employment services program offered by Mary Hall Freedom House. The program is exclusively designed to address and meet the employment needs of our country’s military veterans and veterans with families who are at risk of, or currently experiencing homelessness.

Provides a platform to meet veteran integration needs through five core program areas: Assessment & Orientation, Career Development, Employment Opportunities, & Ongoing Case Management.

Military One Source

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Transitioning from military service just got a bit easier with programs and resources to help you along the way. Take advantage of the best resources available to help you plan a smooth and successful transition.

Safe America Foundation Transitional Assistance Program

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The Safe America Foundation’s “Welcome Home, Heroes!” Transitional Assistance Program is intended to be an information resource for returning and returned Warriors. In addition, the program will seek to help these individual’s friends and family better understand the transition process and challenges their soldiers will face in returning to civilian life.

Troops to Firefighters

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Troops To Firefighters is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that recruits veterans and transitioning service members to become nationally certified firefighters and 9-1-1 emergency dispatch operators. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment projects growth in both fields through 2022.

UGA Student Veteran Services

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The University of Georgia’s student veterans are among the most diverse and globally experienced students on campus. The Student Veterans Association serves as the voice for the UGA student veteran community, with its core mission of engagement, advocacy and service.

A wide array of resources is available to student veterans, including the SVRC Service Desk, staffed with undergraduate student veterans who have successfully transitioned into UGA and are on the path to graduation. Additionally, the SVRC hosts a growing number of scholarships available exclusively to student veterans each semester.

Click here for additional information.

U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs (VA)

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Offering health care, benefits & services to provide assistance to service members, veterans, their dependents, & survivors.

Office of Transition, Employment & Economic Impact

Veterans Economic Communities Initiative

Vocational Rehabilitation Employment

Veterans Employment Center

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The Veterans Employment Center (VEC) connects Veterans and their families with meaningful employment and career-development opportunities.

Offering resources and tools for both job seekers and employers.

Veterans Empowerment Organization

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The Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO) connects transitioning service members, veterans, and their families in the metro-Atlanta area with employers that have made a commitment to hire them.

Women Veteran Social Justice


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Connects women veterans with job readiness resources, online community mapping, social & professional networking, peer support, continuing education, diversity training, civic technology education, as well as health and wellness retreats.