Veterans Count, the philanthropic arm of Easterseals Military & Veterans Services, provides critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to service members, veterans and their families, to ensure their dignity, health and overall well-being.
We continue to ensure that 90% of every net dollar raised for Veterans Count is spent to provide services and grow resources for VT service members, veterans and their families.
Easterseals VT Military & Veterans Services (MVS) is a program that provides supports and resources to veterans of all eras and their families. Care Coordinators work with individuals and families to create a care plan toward self sufficiency. Care Coordinators can help with linkages to benefits and services, general resource referrals, housing stabilization, budgeting and financial management, and emergency financial assistance through Veterans Count. Since MVS and Veterans Count launched in 2015, more than 1,650 individuals have received supports and services.
Significant Outcomes to Date (as of December 2017)
- 922 service members, veterans and their families (1,686 individuals) have been served
- Homelessness has been prevented for 129 families at risk of foreclosure or eviction, and an additional 251 families have received Care Coordination services that addressed housing stability
- 5,289 referrals have been made to community and military resources
- $91,124 has been distributed in emergency financial assistance
To learn more contact Michelle Hogan.