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Returning home can be complicated for recent soldiers and their families but the Help Desk wants to make it a smooth transition by providing programs and jobs that are available for veterans.

Veterans can sometimes suffer from traumatic events like war, assault or disaster. Bridge the Gap is a foundation dedicated to helping veterans transition smoothly back into society. They aid veterans into reestablishing themselves and provide them with the much needed resources and guidance to maintain a lifestyle once returning home. BTG also allows veterans to network and assist one another to "bridge the gap." Veterans in need of assistance or anyone interested in finding out ways to help can visit www.btg-foundation.org.

In addition, Veterans for Community Services is a non-profit organization helping military personnel, veterans and families. They offer support to veterans and families struggling with issues in homelessness, hunger and disability compensation. They also offer job readiness training, referrals to substance abuse programs, access to clothing distribution centers, referrals to support groups for PTSD and stress management.

In addition to emotional and medical stress veterans are faced with the difficulties of finding a job. There are many programs that can assist vets land a job. Hire Heroes USA, headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, helps unemployed veterans locate jobs and offer assistance to overcome employment obstacles. They offer overviews or cover letters and resumes, resume writing workshops, interviewing tips and strategic planning. In addition, they provide a job board for US military veterans with an up-to-date list of local job openings. Walmart also helps with improving the quality of life for soldiers returning home by offering thousands of jobs. Walmart and Sam's club are committed to hiring over 100,000 veterans by 2018. The positions range from corporate leadership to store management logistics.

For more information on a list of programs, organizations and job boards dedicated to assisting military families and veterans see our resource guide.

Resource Guide: Veterans Assistance

AMVETS

AMVETS enhances the enti­tle­ments for vet­er­ans and improving the qual­ity of life for them, their fam­i­lies and the com­mu­ni­ties where they live through lead­er­ship, advo­cacy and services.

4225 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
770-745-4217
www.amvets.org

Braveheart Veterans

Emory University and the Atlanta Braves partnership helps veterans of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan with expert support.

Atlanta, GA
404.727.8964
care@braveheartveterans.org
www.braveheartveterans.org

Bridging the Gap Foundation of Georgia

Bridging the Gap Foundation of Georgia assists veterans with transitioning back into society and helping them with employment support.

Bridging the Gap
P.O. Box 5065
Gainesville, Georgia 30504
678-929-8197
vethelp@btg-foundation.org
www.btg-foundation.org

Care for the Troops

Care for the Troops works to improve the mental health infrastructure of veterans and assisting military family members.
1795 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta, GA 30062
770-977-7473
cftt.hq@gmail.com
www.careforthetroops.org

Disabled American Veterans Department of Georgia

The Disabled American Veterans Department of Georgia assists disabled veterans in receiving the assistance they are entitled to while providing a caring and resourceful community.

4462 Houston Ave
Macon, GA 31206
478-972-5024
www.davmembersportal.org/ga

Georgia Department of Veterans Service

The Georgia Department of Veterans Service helps 774,000 veterans and their families understand and obtain their benefits. This organization also has a veteran's education and training program which assists veterans in obtaining the appropriate training they may need to secure future employment.

Floyd Veterans Memorial Building
Suite E-970
Atlanta, Georgia 30334-4800
404-656-2300
www.veterans.georgia.gov

Helping Our Veterans, Inc.

Helping Our Veterans, Inc. ensures that veterans are enrolled in the proper programs so that they can receive the necessary treatment required.

P.O. Box 361044
Decatur, GA 30036
1-800-575-0949
info@helpingourveterans.us
www.helpingourveterans.us

Joseph and Sarah Caring for Veterans, Inc.

Joseph and Sarah Caring for Veterans, Inc, provides homeless veterans with job assistance, temporary housing and life skills support.

P.O. Box 43792
Atlanta, Georgia 30336
info@jandshouse.org
www.jandshouse.org

Veterans Resources

Veteransresources.org offers an extremely comprehensive list of every nationally-established business that offers discounts for veterans. Discounts include restaurants, mechanics, hotels, grocery stores and clothing stores.

http://www.veteransresources.org/military-discounts/

The Georgia Veterans Group

The Georgia Veterans Group assists veterans and their families with VA and Social Security claims as well as support with PTSD.

506 Sheppard Rd.
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
404-736-6356
www.georgiaveterans.org

The Transition House, Inc.

The Transition House, Inc. caters to homeless veterans through transitional housing and job assistance.

970 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
404-815-1535
www.transition-house.org

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line is a 24/7 phone number and online chat system that provides confidential counseling and advice for veterans or families of veterans in crisis. Many of the respondents are veterans themselves and have been trained to handle situations of PTSD, depression or emotional distress. They can also help direct you to any services or resources you may need.

1-800-273-8255 and press 1

www.veteranscrisisline.net

Veterans Empowerment of Georgia

Veteran's Empowerment provides assistance to veterans who are "neglected, sick, hungry and homeless".
386 Lanier Street NW Atlanta, Georgia 30318
404-889-8710
www.veteransempowerment.org

Veterans for Community Services

Assists with referrals for employment, legal assistance and substance abuse assistance.

116 Holiday Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
678-984-5193
vcs_atl@yahoo.com
www.aidetoveterans.org

Veterans Heart Georgia

Focuses on the emotional and spiritual needs of veterans through workshops, counseling and community outreach.

770-338-7463
www.veteransheartgeorgia.org

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