Webinar – Working with SSVF
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT
The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) hosted the webinar “Marketing Your HVRP” on Thursday, October 29 at 2:00 pm EDT. Programs working with homeless veterans understand the fundamental connection between housing and income. This webinar will examine the overlaps between HVRP and Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF). Staff from HVRP grantees shared lessons learned and promising practices for integrating HVRP and SSVF to better serve veterans. Featured speakers represent an agency that operates both grant programs internally, as well as one that works closely with an external SSVF partner.
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Webinar – Marketing Your HVRP
Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT
The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) hosted the webinar “Marketing Your HVRP” on Thursday, October 22 at 2:00 pm EDT. This webinar explored a range of activities that help meet the needs of homeless job seeking veterans in the community. For HVRP grantees, marketing includes program promotion; outreach to veterans, employers, and service providers in your community; conducting orientation workshops; and awareness activities. We will review some HVRP grantee efforts to use the web, facebook, and brochures; explore the challenges of marketing HVRP; share marketing tools; and highlight how social media can support the HVRP mission. This webinar featured John Rio and Joe Manney from NVTAC.
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Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT
The NCHV NVTAC hosted the webinar "Serving Younger Veterans" on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Veterans of the post-9/11 era are engaging in social services differently than their predecessors, thus service providers must adapt outreach techniques in order to reach this cohort. This webinar focused on effective techniques for outreaching to post-9/11 veterans from a post-9/11 veteran who is also an expert in the field of veteran services. We looked at "outside the box" techniques that will allow you to reach a generation of veterans who are not accessing the VA or joining veterans organizations at the rate of previous generations, even with health and other issues manifesting at an accelerated rate. Geoff Millard from Swords to Plowshares San Fransisco facilitated the webinar.
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Webinar – Serving Homeless Veterans in Rural Programs
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT
The NCHV NVTAC hosted the webinar "Serving Homeless Veterans in Rural Programs" on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Serving homeless veterans is both challenging and rewarding work. For organizations that work in non-urban areas, that challenge is further complicated by a unique set of barriers associated with the realities of rural life. This webinar explored these obstacles and discussed strategies to overcome them including how to establish effective partnerships. This session featured two successful HVRP grantees, Skye Biasetti from U.S.VETS - Prescott (AZ) and Cathrene “Cat” Nichols from the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs as presenters.
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Webinar – Job Retention Approaches
Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT
This webinar provides an opportunity to explore the key concepts of facilitating long-term job retention and career advancement for veterans. We discussed both formal and informal assessment techniques, developing a better understanding of critical factors that impact job retention and identifying strategies that can support job retention and career development. The session was facilitated by Pat Tucker of AHP.
Webinar - Providing Reasonable Accommodations for Employees with Disabilities
Hosted by Job Accomodations Network(JAN)
Thursday July 16, 2015 2p.m. EDT
Job accommodations are important for the successful employment of individuals with disabilities, but for those with traumatic brain injury and mental health impairments such as post-traumatic stress disorder, accommodations are essential. Knowing how, when and why it might be necessary to disclose a disability is the first and often most difficult part of the accommodation process.
This webcast provides information on the disclosure of disabilities in the workplace and common accommodations that might be needed. Real-life accommodation situations and solutions are interspersed throughout the session. A question and answer session was included at the end. Melanie Whetzel from the Job Accommodations Network (JAN) lead the discussion.
The Corporate Connection engages the private sector to join the campaign to end veteran homelessness.
NCHV created the Corporate Connection, in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, to help America’s businesses increase access to housing, employment and family stabilization services for homeless and at-risk veterans and their families. This specialized site explores two background and resource-rich tracts, practical briefing papers, Veterans Housing Portal, and more.
Young male veterans (those ages 18-24) who served post 9/11 have an unemployment rate of 29.1% compared to 17.6% for non-veterans.1.5 million homes are currently in foreclosure.
The 1.4 million veterans in pove rty have the highest chance of experiencing homelessness of any group.
The Knowledge Tract considers frequently asked questions, demographics and location of homeless veterans, and distills key information on the latest veterans-related reports, background on today’s military, and provides resources so you can help build your own business case to help homeless veterans.
The Solution Tract presents firsthand accounts of success stories from veterans and businesses, information on benefits to your organization to help join in the campaign, and further resources to help personalize your solution to address veteran homelessness. From employee volunteer programs to Good360's expertise in donation of excess inventory; this section will help you discover how your business can help.
The CC Briefing Papers provide targeted subject matter to help facilitate strategies and tactics the private sector can utilize in helping end veteran homelessness. In addition, community-based organizations and government agencies will find these papers useful in communicating and partnering with local businesses.
In addition, the Veterans Housing Portal presents information on how businesses, community-based organizations, and local, state and federal agencies can convert abandoned and foreclosed properties to support the campaign.
To view past newsletters from Corporate Connection, please click here.
The ultimate goal of the Corporate Connection is to help America’s businesses increase access to housing, employment and family stabilization services for homeless and at-risk veterans and their families.