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If you are enrolled in the VA Health Care System, getting your flu shot at Walgreens or Duane Reade is easy.
A Soldier Without a Uniform
A special recognition for donations of $500 or more by individuals or institutions given in honor of a Veteran or group of Veterans is available from the Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation. It is called the Circle of Honor, and the first member of this esteemed group of warrior-heroes is Pete Lane made possible by the generous donations of the Koziol Family Foundation to the Soldier Pete Peer Support Specialist scholarship fund. Joining Soldier Pete are Vietnam Veterans Michael D. Bohrman and Kenneth B. Luttel and SSGT Frank P. Jaros for anonymous donations made in their memory to the Foundation's General Fund. To make a donation in the name of your Veteran, click here.
Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships for Equine Therapy that are available for qualified applicants. Each scholarship is for 8 therapuetic sessions conducted at nationally recognized Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding Center in Lake Forest and clinically supervised and delivered by Urban Balance of Denver, Colorado. This proven and unique alternative therapy for various behavioral issues is conducted by certified clinicians and trainers. The special offer of free therapy is available to Veterans and/or members of Veteran Families. The scholarships have been granted to Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation through the generosity of Koziol Family Foundation.
Anyone interested in applying for an Equine Therapuetic Scholarship should contact Lake County Veterans and Family Services through our website at: www.lakevetsfound.org, or call us at 847-986-4622.
We need your help in the fight to pass The Purple Heart Heroes Act of 2015 (H.R. 3963), which provides tax relief on food, water, and clothing to Veterans who have been wounded and disabled in defense of our country. H.R. 3963 extends commissary privileges to Veterans who have been wounded and disabled by enemy combatants Please ask your U.S. Congressman to Co-Sponsor the Purple Heart Heroes Act of 2015, TODAY!
PLEASE SUPPORT THE MISSION BY:
1. Finding your representative by entering your zip code in the upper right hand corner of the House site http://www.house.gov.
2. Call your Congressman's DC office and ask to speak with their veterans liaison. Plan a meeting or conference call with your Congressman, and ask him or her to stand up for our wounded veterans by Co-Sponsoring H.R. 3963 with Congressman Bob Dold of Illinois' 10th Congressional District.
3. MOST IMPORTANTLY, every call influences your Congressman! Pleasespread this plea to anyone who you know will stand up for our Veterans! The mission is to go VIRAL!
We are grateful for the contribution of North Shore Sign Company to helping the Veterans of Lake County
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Together We Can End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
The NO MORE PSA Campaign, spearheaded by the Joyful Heart Foundation in partnership with NO MORE and directed by actress and advocate, Mariska Hargitay, involves more than 50 celebrities and public figures asking bystanders to get involved. After 18 months in development, with critical input from domestic violence and sexual assault organizations, we are excited to launch this campaign.
Beginning September 2013, the three-year PSA campaign rolled out across the country in local and national markets via print, broadcast, online and outdoor advertising and in major airports and medical facilities. The Ad Council's Endorsed Campaign program has endorsed the campaign, and The Entertainment Industry Foundation is also helping generate awareness. Other major partnerships include Viacom, Lifetime Television, ConnectiVISION Digital Networks/ClearVISION and OK TV!.
Family Coping and Resiliency Suicide Prevention Training Tip Card
This card is to be used as a training aid for the Suicide Prevention for Army Family Members awareness brief.
Army life can be stressful. Stressors that you and your Family might experience include:
- Deployment separation. Separation from a loved one inevitably strains communicationwhich can affect your relationship. In addition, taking on new responsibilities at home can be which can affect your relationship. In addition, taking on new responsibilities at home can be challenging and frustrating.
- Previous suicide attempts.
- Frequent moves. Many of the stressors that families experience are related to moving.
- New schools. Adjusting to a new school and a new schedule can be very difficult.
- New jobs. Finding a new job and/or learning the details of a job that you have been transferred to can be exhausting and overwhelming.
- Meeting new friends. Both adults and children can have a hard time meeting new people and developing friendships.
- Not making the next rank, UCMJ, or bad ratings.