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Wisconsin Community Support

Military & Veterans Initiative

Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin has launched a number of different programs to help meet the needs of veterans and service members in our community.Full Story

Veterans Trek - Healing One Step at a Time

Walking With A Purpose. From Milwaukee to Los Angeles - August 30, 2013Full Story

Dryhootch of America

“helping the veteran and their families who survived the war, survive the peace"Full Story

Military veterans to get priority for police jobs under COPS grants

Federal grant program to put more cops on the street emphasizes jobs for military veterans who served after 9/11.Full Story

Camp American Legion

On the shores of Big Carr Lake, in the heart of The Northwoods, there is a haven with a Mission to provide rest, relaxation, recuperation and rehabilitation to Wisconsin veterans of all ages, active duty military service members and their families. Full Story

Milwaukee County Zoo - Veteran Family Day
Attention all military members and veterans! On Sunday, June 30, enjoy free admission and parking at the Milwaukee County Zoo!
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Mobile App Helps Families with Military Life
The Department of Defense has a new smartphone mobile application to help service members and their families manage the challenges of military life.
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Welcome Intro for Wisconsin

Welcome to the Wisconsin Community Support Coordinator Landing Page. I am Denise and I am the Community Support Coordinator (CSC) for the state of Wisconsin. As an Army OneSource (AOS) Community Support Coordinator (CSC), serving as a liaison for the Army, I am here to help you!

As a CSC, I travel throughout the state supporting various military events and connecting the geographically dispersed Soldiers and their Families with resources closest to where they live. I can connect you with a number of different resources, such as local job fairs, great deals on affordable housing, or workshops near you. CSCs make connections between local Army Family members and available services. Make Army OneSource, your source for local information, news, and valuable resources gathered by the Community Support Coordinators. We are working hard to solve the issues faced by Spouses, Family, Veterans, Retirees, Reservists and others.

If there is a resource that would be beneficial to any Army Family, please forward this information to me.  As always, if you have any suggestions as to how we can make Community Support pages on Army OneSource better, use the Contact Us or Content Requests links found at the bottom of every page.

It is my pleasure to service this great state and I look forward to working with everyone.

MyFreeTaxes

MyFreeTaxesVeterans and active duty military can join millions of their fellow Americans and save money at tax time. MyFreeTaxes provides free federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance both online and in person for qualified individuals and families earning $58,000 or less. MyFreeTaxes.com is the only free online tax preparation and filing service available in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., allowing users to file both a federal and state return no matter where they live. Learn more at myfreetaxes.com/ArmyOneSource.

These cities have an IRS certified tax coach onsite in a Veterans organization to assist Service members, Veterans and their Family members with preparing their own taxes through MyFreeTaxes.

  • Washington DC – VA Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center
  • Dallas, TX – Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center
  • Atlanta, GA – Ft. McPherson Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center
  • Nashville, TN - Operation Stand Down
  • Detroit, MI – VA Hospital & Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center
  • Jacksonville, FL – City of Jax Department of Military Affairs & Veterans Services
  • Chicago, IL – Workforce Centers promoting through Veterans staff
  • Los Angeles, CA – Workforce Centers promoting through Veterans staff

MyFreeTaxes Flyer

 

Download the MyFreeTaxes Flyer for more information.







Our Military Kids - National Guard Families Eligible for Grants!

Our Military KidsAttention National Guard Families! Our Military Kids wants to help your family through this deployment. 

If you have a child ages 5 to 18 whose parent is currently deployed overseas with the National Guard (180-day deployments for Army, 120-day deployments for Air), your child is eligible for a grant. The grants, which can be up to $500, will pay for up to six months of an extracurricular activity of your choice. This includes sports, fine arts, and tutoring programs – almost any activity other than religious programs, daycare, and private school tuition.

The process is simple.

Click here to select the appropriate one page application.

  • Download and complete the application, send it to Our Military Kids – along with copies of three supporting documents:

1) A copy of the Title 10 deployment orders;

2) A form of ID for your child that proves dependency to the service member – we accept a Military ID, birth certificate, or 1172 DEERS form;

3) Fee/pricing information that clearly states the cost of the activity of your choice – a flyer, brochure, invoice, etc.

  • After Our Military Kids receives your application and documents, a check is sent within 14 days directly to the service provider of the activity.

Visit Our Military Kids FAQ page for any questions. If you don’t see an answer to your question, call the Our Military Kids office at (703) 734-6654.  Keep in mind – Our Military Kids can only provide grants to children with a parent who is currently deployed – if your service member has yet to deploy, or has already returned home, the child is not eligible.

Our Military Kids looks forward to recognizing our littlest warriors for their service to our country!



Wisconsin Service Members Support Division

Wisconsin SMSD will provide Wisconsin’s Service Members and their Families mobile, high quality, effective, and efficient assistance throughout the deployment cycle. Programs shall consist of informational events and activities for members of the Armed Forces, their families, and community members to facilitate access to services supporting their health and well-being. Supporting services includes education, advocacy, intervention and short-term counseling, resource awareness education, support in accessing resources, referral to community resources and services, youth and parent education and enrichment programs.

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Online Veteran & Family Resource Directory

MHA has partnered with Dryhootch, a veteran peer-run organization, to create an online Veteran & Family Resource Directory. The directory was compiled by Veteran Peer Support Specialists from Dryhootch.

This project was funded by the United Way of Greater Milwaukee. If you have questions please contact Dryhootch at 414-763-2785 or veterans@dryhootch.org.

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Victories for Veterans

Year of the Veteran Earlier this year, Governor Walker declared 2012 the Year of the Veteran. Actions taken this session proved that this declaration is more than just words. It is a call to action for all citizens to honor our veterans, service members, and their families that have sacrificed so much for our nation.

Governor Walker and the legislature put action behind these words. This legislative session was a veterans session for the ages.

Groundbreaking legislation and program initiatives were adopted that will assist veterans for decades to come and make Wisconsin second to none in states that honor and assist their veteran heroes.