Veterans
5:10 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Launching a new program for Cincinnati veterans

Today the Military & Veterans Initiative benefiting local veterans was announced
Today the Military & Veterans Initiative benefiting local veterans was announced
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Three Cincinnati charitable organizations are banding together to help veterans with disabling injuries get help and find work.

Navigating federal, state and local organizations is not easy as a returning veteran. Some people are looking for information on the G-I bill, some need assistance paying their bills, and others are trying to find a job. Easter Seals Tri-State is helping to pool available resources. President and CEO Pam Green says the three parts of the Military and Veterans Initiative are a support network, a OneSource website and a veterans' employment program.

"Veterans have volunteered to die for our country and we believe that they deserve an opportunity to use those talents when they return."

Navigating federal, state and local organizations is not easy as a returning veteran. Some people are looking for information on the G-I bill, some need assistance paying their bills, and others are trying to find a job. Easter Seals Tri-State is helping to pool available resources. President and CEO Pam Green says the three parts of the Military and Veterans Initiative are a support network, a OneSource website and a veterans' employment program.

The Farmer Family and Haile Foundations are funding the initiative. The program will launch in two months. The first community meeting is set for February 5th.