Introduction

The pillars selected for this website are guided by the Veterans Wellness Model adapted from Nancy Berglass and Margaret C. Harell’s community blueprint, Well After Service: Veteran Reintegration and American Communities which highlighted the national best practices in developing community plans to support military members, veterans, and their families.


Education and Jobs

The employment resources in this pillar include services for those that want to prepare for civilian career options as well as services for those who are ready to find an employer. 

Included are resources that provide access to online skills assessments and industry matching tools, coaching by sector leader in the area of interest, access to community resources for resume writing and interview skills, access to veterans resource centers, directory of small/mid-sized companies ready to hire, linkages to existing education and employment navigators, and access to current employment website directories.


Basic Needs

zero8hundred is committed to connecting active duty military, veterans, and their families to resources that can help furnish their basic survival needs. 

This pillar includes emergency food, shelter/housing, material goods, transportation, utilities, financial services and legal aid services.

 

 


Mental and Physical Health 

This pillar includes programs that provide preventive, diagnostic and treatment services in a variety of community and hospital-based settings to help people achieve, maintain and enhance a state of emotional well-being, personal empowerment and the skills to cope with everyday demands without excessive stress or reliance on alcohol or other drugs.

Included are resources for health screenings and diagnosis, health supportive services, counseling services, mental health support services, and substance abuse.

 

Social and Personal Connections

This pillar includes programs that provide organized opportunities for active duty military members, veterans, and their families to meet, socialize, share experiences, create new memories and most importantly, stay connected.

Included are support groups, social development, self-care and personal enrichment, and military family support services.