Our 3 hand-picked Charities for Returning Veterans
To preserve and strengthen a spirit of fellowship among blinded veterans to give mutual aid and assistance to one another. And to promote the welfare of blinded veterans so that, notwithstanding their disabilities, they make take their rightful place in the community.
A vote for Blinded Veterans Association will help provide valuable skills training to a newly blinded veteran.
Since 1945 Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) has been the number one resource to veterans who suffer from blindness. The BVA’s newest program, Operation Peer Support, allows combat-blinded veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam to connect as mentors with veterans that have been newly blinded during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
By working with a blinded peer that has been through the same challenges, newly blinded veterans not only learn the skills and tools that are necessary to become independent, they also get the emotional support they need while they learn to live with their disability.
Since 1945 BVA has been working to help blinded veterans acquire skills so that they may gain independence. One program, Operation Peer Support, partners newly blinded veterans with a blinded peer so they can get the training and emotional support needed to adjust to life.
Puppies behind bars trains prison inmates how to raise service dogs for war veterans. This training program gives inmates an opportunity to contribute something meaningful back to society, while at the same time giving hope and confidence to veterans in need.
Located in New York City, The Jericho Project is the first organization in 20 years to provide supportive housing programs dedicated solely for veterans. The project has been so successful that they are working on providing affordable housing to veterans nationally.