- The Lunch & Learn Showcase
November 16, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join us for "It's Just Lunch".
This lunch and learn showcase will give you the opportunity to learn about three local nonprofits and the services they provide to increase the opportunities for and success of Milwaukee's veterans and their families. Lunch will be provided.
Nonprofit Service Organizations
The Center for Veterans Issues (CVI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving low-income, homeless veterans and chronically homeless veterans for over 29 years. We are the largest community based veteran services organization in the state of WI, with a service area covering more than 45 counties. Under the leadership of Brigadier General (ret.) Robert A. Cocroft, CVI continues to pursue its mission to assist the men and women of our armed forces and their families when they find themselves in need upon returning to civilian life. This assistance includes but is not limited to: housing (transitional (TH) and permanent supportive housing (PSH) for those with and without disabilities), education, employment and training (ETE), supportive services for veterans and their families (SSVF) – which includes rental assistance, rapid re-housing, veterans assistance, benefit and discharge upgrade assistance just to name a few. CVI believes it is our duty to take care of our veterans when they are in need – now that they’ve served us, we very proudly serve them.
Camp Hometown Heroes is a national free week-long overnight summer camp for children and siblings between the ages of seven to seventeen of fallen U.S. service members who died in any manner: combat, accident, illness or suicide. During their visit to camp, perhaps for the first time in their young lives, the children have the opportunity to openly discuss their feelings and experiences. Through the support of pediatric grief specialists, the children partake in art and music therapy programs and optional discussion groups. The children are afforded the opportunity to enjoy typical summer camp activities such as swimming, dance, arts and crafts, archery, drama, canoeing, fishing, climbing and more. But more importantly, the children are given many opportunities to begin or continue the healing process.
Healing Patriots was established to serve our nation’s injured military Veterans and First Responders with a healthy, positive, and multiple day therapeutic freshwater fishing experience. The mission is to help restore confidence in our Veterans and First Responders so they can get back out to contribute in their community, develop new career opportunities, and develop these therapeutic opportunities on their own.
A multiple day Fishing Expedition (FishX) or Ice Fishing Expedition (IFishX) with Healing Patriots will help Veterans and First Responders kick start a path to a positive and healthy lifestyle, but now with a network of comrades dedicated to working with them. The focus will be to help educate Veterans and First Responders not only in the sport of fishing, but with resources available to help them and their families as they transition from military and public service to civilian life, overcoming the challenges related to physical and mental health concerns, and utilizing educational benefits for career opportunities. We will accomplish this training program in a non-clinical environment with fellow Veterans and First Responders with personal and relevant field experience.
Our vision is to inspire communities to serve our nation’s heroes with the same commitment in which they have served us.
Pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is November 15, 2017.
Two days prior to the event, you will receive an email with directions and parking information.
Free for WPN Members and non-member funders, open to funders only.
Contact Amanda Buckley, Director of Program Development, or call her directly at 262.317.6005.