Rapid response teams are stepping in to stabilize veterans and their families suffering the aftermath of a war that, for them, never ends.
North Township Trustee Frank Mrvan is working with local veterans groups to create a network of support for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other lingering issues. Known as Restore Team, Mrvan said the effort, which launches early next year, will help veterans and their families with housing, education, legal issues, financial assistance and substance abuse.
“Assistance will continue until the crisis is resolved,” Mrvan said. “We will not walk away from our veterans. “The Restore Team will be the hub of our comprehensive veteran’s network, which includes mental health services, food, housing and clothing – everything they need to put their lives back together.”
VOLUNTEERS WANTED: North Township is looking for volunteers to assist in stabilization efforts. We need professionals who can address veteran homelessness, legal issues, education and employment as well as volunteers who can help with groceries, clothing, tutoring and other activities that are part of daily life. INFO: Call Coordinator Mayra Rodriguez at (219) 932-2530.