Our Veterans and their families have served and sacrificed, putting the priority of our Country before their own. The Support Siouxland Soldiers Food for Veterans program is a way for our community to rally around our Veterans and Military families of Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska. The monthly Food for Veterans events include “Waffles for Warriors” and “Honoring All Who Served” events and are open to all Veterans, Retired or Active Military personnel and their family members. Both events require plenty of volunteers! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer of Support Siouxland Soldiers, please email Sarah at siouxlandtroops@gmail.com

All of the Food For Veterans events are free to attend and include a hot meal; a box of groceries including fresh produce from local gardeners, new and gently used clothing and other services like free haircuts, gift cards and coupons to local businesses. These events will also have representatives present from other organizations to share information about free programs and services that are available to Veterans, Military personnel and their family members. Whether you just need a fun, social outing to meet other military families or are looking for resources specific to Veterans and military, the Food for Veterans events are a great way to catch up with old comrades or make new ones! We hope you will join us for the next event:

 

 

MORE RESOURCES FOR VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES

Military Discounts

Sioux City VA Clinic: Veteran’s Healthcare Benefits
1551 Indian Hills Drive, Suite 206
Sioux City, Iowa 51104
Phone: 712-258-4700
Fax: 712-258-4777
http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?id=5176

Woodbury County Commission of Veteran Affairs: Filing for VA Benefits to include: enrolling in healthcare, completing means tests, filing for compensation or pension, help with other Veteran issues and emergency financial assistance
http://www.woodburyiowa.com/departments/veteran-affairs
Danielle, Kelly or Lisa 712-279-6605 ddempster@sioux-city.org

Sioux City Vet Center: Confidential Help for Employment, Shelter, Support, Counseling, Compensation and more
1551 Indian Hills Dr., Ste. #214
Sioux City, IA 51104
Phone:  712.255.3808http://www.veteranprograms.com/id344.html
Hours:  8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Monday – Friday

Army National Guard Family Assistance: Tricare, Dental insurance, VA Assistance, Pay, Red Cross, Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Military ID Cards, Childcare assistance, Legal assistance, Financial needs due to hardship, Assist with casualty or server injury, Providing link of communication with the military, support FRG meetings to acquaint with the Military Families
email NGIA.FAC@ng.army.mil
phone: 515-252-4758
cell: 515-669-7634

185th Air Refueling Wing
http://www.185arw.ang.af.mil/resources/familyreadiness/index.asp
POC: Lori Risdal
712-233-0817
Loretta.risdal@ang.af.mil

National Guard Teen and Youth Program
Jeremy Van Wyk, State Youth Coordinator
515.252.4040

Military One Source – child care, personal finances, emotional support during deployments, relocation information, or resources needed for special circumstances, Military OneSource is there for military personnel and their families… 24/7/365!
https://www.militaryonesource.com/skins/MOS/home.aspx

Military HOMEFRONT – is the official Department of Defense web site for reliable Quality of Life information designed to help troops and their families, leaders and service providers. Whether you live the military lifestyle or support those who do, you’ll find what you need! –
http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/

Turbo Tap – is Department of Defense’s official website providing information for servicemembers on transitioning from military service. This site is also supported by the Departments of Labor and Veterans Affairs. TurboTAP.org is intended to supplement the services offered by the Transition Assistance Offices and other groups.
http://www.transitionassistanceprogram.com/register.tpp

Ready America; Department of Homeland Security
http://www.ready.gov/america/publications/allpubs.html

Iowa Strong Bonds Events
http://www.iowanationalguard.com/Chaplains/StrongBonds.htm

PTSD Resources:
http://www.ptsd.va.gov

http://www.ptsdinfo.org


http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/ds00246/dsection=symptoms

www.realwarriors.net/ The Outreach Center
866-966-1020
e-mail at resources@dcoeoutreach.org

http://www.armyg1.army.mil/hR/suicide/
The ARNG Leader’s Guide to Soldier Resilience: a guide for Soldier Resiliency training, found on the G1 SharePoint.

Military Family and Life Consulting
David Brown (western half of the state) 800-294-6607 ext 3130
david.n.brown@healthnet.com
515-252-3130
515-727-3130 (cell)
http://www.iowanationalguard.com/family/Documents/MFLC.pdf

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance
As you probably know, Mesothelioma is an extremely deadly disease that unfortunately affects many of our nations service men and women, and their families. People do not find out that they have mesothelioma until long after exposure to asbestos (sometimes over 20 years) and early detection is key. Please visit mesothelioma.com for more information.

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