Military life involves many sacrifices that can create immediate and long-term challenges for veterans and their families. Easter Seals Military & Veterans Care coordinators stand ready when a service member, veteran or military family encounters problems with relationships, mental and physical health, substance abuse, employment, housing, finances, navigating the VA and community support service systems, or any other issue.
Easter Seals New Hampshire offers care coordination to veterans of all eras –
from World War II veterans to those who are currently serving. Services are free, confidential and provided locally – in the veteran’s home or other convenient location.
Care coordinators are master’s-level community caseworkers with extensive training in military culture. Their job is to do whatever it takes to help service members, veterans and their families thrive. Care coordinators help those in crisis situations, and are also available to help families plan ahead and avoid problems when facing life changes and challenges.
Easter Seals care coordinators can specifically help with:
- Counseling and emotional support
- Housing and homelessness
- Domestic violence
- Child care resources
- Respite care
- Disability services resources
- Legal issues
- Mental health
- Substance abuse
- Budgeting and financial management
- Emergency financial assistance through Veterans Count
- Navigating and accessing the system (civilian and VA) and cutting the red tape
This program has been highly effective, achieving positive outcomes in areas such as suicide prevention, connecting veterans to much needed health care and counseling, preventing homelessness and securing meaningful employment. By meeting with veterans and families where they live, providing confidential and nonjudgmental care, addressing emergencies in the context of planning for self-sufficiency and doing whatever it takes, the Easter Seals care coordinators have made a real difference for more than 9,000 service members, veterans and their families.