COMMUNITY & VETERAN RESOURCES

 


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, operating the nation's largest integrated health care system, with more than 1,700 hospitals, clinics, and community living centers, administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to service members, veterans, their dependents and survivors.



The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs Office (KCVAO) mission is to provide Kansas veterans, their relatives, and other eligible dependents with information, advice, direction, and assistance through the coordination of programs and services. KanVet, a KCVAO website for all of Kansas veteran resources, provides direct access to State of Kansas veteran-specific resources and benefits without having to navigate multiple state agency websites.

 


Military records can be valuable resources in personal and genealogical research. The National Archives & Records Administration is the official repository for records of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard and other government agencies.

 



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Founded in 1962, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children. For more than 55 years, the organization has been providing access to affordable education for the children of Marine and Navy Corpsman attending post-high school, under-graduate and career technical education programs.



Creating collaborative learning environments and educational events for military veteran entrepreneurs, and empowering military veteran entrepreneurs to create thriving startups through a world class training program that provides access to mentors, funding, and social services.., the mission of Bunker Labs is to catalyze the entrepreneurial potential of military experience to lead the American economy. The Bunker provides access to vital entrepreneur educational resources that provide the foundation to any successful small business, connects veteran-led startups with small business mentors who have proven success as entrepreneurs, and helps military veteran entrepreneurs get their foot in the door with angel investors, venture capital, and alternative investment opportunities.

 

The EBV program (Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities) is a selective, rigorous and intense educational initiative.., which program is offered by a consortium of schools. The EBV program is specialized and limited to those veteran entrepreneurs who are interested in Hospitality/Food & Beverage related businesses and have been discharged after 911.

  


Operation Gratitude sends care packages filled with entertainment, hygiene, and handmade items, non-perishable snacks, and personal letters of appreciation to U.S. Troops, First Responders, Veterans, Military Families, and Wounded Heroes & their Care Givers.


 

 

 

 

Let’s Help is a not-for-profit organization that serves Shawnee County and the surrounding area. Let's Help provides a variety of programs and services for the community and collaborates with other public and private agencies for greater effectiveness.., and is committed to building a better community by inspiring hope, promoting self-sufficiency and breaking the cycle of poverty one person at a time.