Virginia Wounded Warrior Program
Virginia Caregiver Coalition
Martha Johnson Mead, Special Projects Coordinator
Virginia W...
VETERANS IN VIRGINIA
Veteran/Family
QOL
 Virginia has approximately 837,051 veterans
 1 in every 10 citizens is a vetera...
3
WE ARE VIRGINIA VETERANS
VIRGINIA WOUNDED WARRIOR PROGRAM
 The Virginia Department of Veterans Services:
 Established ...
Virginia Wounded Warrior Program
MISSION
Veteran/Family
QOL
The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (VWWP), in cooperation
wi...
2.1 Million Deployed OEF/OIF
1/3 PTSD and/or TBI
50,000 physical wounds and
16,000 severely wounded
WHY?
Executive
Assistant
Executive
Director
Region 5
Director
Regional
Coordinator &
Staff
Community
Services Boards
(9)
Region...
Albemarle
Amelia
Appo-
mattox
Buckingham
Campbell
Caroline
Charlotte
Clarke
Culpeper
Fairfax
Fauquier
Greene
Greensville
H...
INTERAGENCY COLLABORATION
A SYSTEMS APPROACH
Veteran/Family
QOL
 Program grounded in the Code of Virginia
 State funded;...
VWWP
Commissioner
Department of
Veterans
Services
Commissioner
Department of
Health
Commissioner
Department of
Aging &
Reh...
10
What We Do
 Comprehensive Assessment of Individual
and Family Needs
 Case Management/Care Coordination
 Marriage and...
11
WE ARE VIRGINIA VETERANS
VIRGINIA WOUNDED WARRIOR PROGRAM
FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12
Veterans and
their families
served
N/A 1,...
Primary Nature of Requests for Assistance
from Regional Consortia – June 2012
Employment
Financial Aid
Housing
37%
PTSD/TB...
Era of Service for Veterans Served
by Regional Consortia – June 2012
Non-Combat
Related
24%
Vietnam
15%
Afghanistan
Iraq
4...
Branch of Service for Veterans Served
by Regional Consortia – June 2012
Air Force 5%
Marines
18%
Army
65%
Coast Guard
1%
N...
Gender of Veterans and Family Members
Served by Regional Consortia – June 2012
Male
81%
Female
19%
VWWP Statewide Goals
Serve Veterans
 No Wrong Door
 Employment V3
 Reentry
Emphasize Families
 SAMHSA Policy Academy
...
VWWP Statewide Goals
• Educate and Inform
 Conferences/Training (Caregiver Forums)
 Website
 VISTAs
 AmeriCorps, Virgi...
V.A. Resources for Veteran Caregivers
VA Caregiver Support Line
Toll Free: 1-855-260-3254
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. -11:00 ...
V.A. Resources for Veteran Caregivers
Other VA Resources for Qualifying Family:
Adult Day Health Care Centers
Home-Base...
V.A. Resources for Veteran Caregivers
Caregivers of Veterans Omnibus Health
Services Act of 2010 – Services for Family
Ca...
Resources for Veteran Caregivers
National Military Family Association
Spouse Scholarships
Operation Purple Program
Mil...
VWWP Training Portal
www.WeAreVirginiaVeterans.org
Online courses
CEU/CME credits
Family of Heroes
Technology/Features:
• Accessed on any computer with an internet connection
• Takes 1-hour (broken to mod...
VWWP Goal: A Well Coordinated System
of Care and Support for Our Veterans and
Their Families through Partnerships
25
Behav...
Our community,
our strength!
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Virginia Wounded Warrior Program

  1. 1. Virginia Wounded Warrior Program Virginia Caregiver Coalition Martha Johnson Mead, Special Projects Coordinator Virginia Wounded Warrior Program Virginia Department of Veterans Services March 21, 2013 Battlefield Homefront
  2. 2. VETERANS IN VIRGINIA Veteran/Family QOL  Virginia has approximately 837,051 veterans  1 in every 10 citizens is a veteran, 1 in 5 in Hampton Roads  By 2016 Virginia is projected to have the 4th largest veteran population in the nation  Virginia ranks seventh among the states in total veteran population and fourth in younger veterans (age 20 – 49)  Virginia has the largest percentage of women veterans, 18%  Governor’s goal is to become the most veteran-friendly state
  3. 3. 3 WE ARE VIRGINIA VETERANS VIRGINIA WOUNDED WARRIOR PROGRAM  The Virginia Department of Veterans Services:  Established in 2003; first Commissioner appointed in 2004  Virginia Wounded Warrior Program  Benefits Services  Veterans Care Centers  Cemeteries  G.I. Bill and Educational Assistance  Virginia War Memorial
  4. 4. Virginia Wounded Warrior Program MISSION Veteran/Family QOL The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (VWWP), in cooperation with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services, monitors and coordinates behavioral health and rehabilitative services and support through an integrated, comprehensive and responsive system of public and private partnerships. VWWP facilitates these services for Virginia veterans, members of the Virginia National Guard and Armed Forces Reserves (not in active federal service), and their families especially those affected by stress related conditions or traumatic brain injuries resulting from military service.
  5. 5. 2.1 Million Deployed OEF/OIF 1/3 PTSD and/or TBI 50,000 physical wounds and 16,000 severely wounded WHY?
  6. 6. Executive Assistant Executive Director Region 5 Director Regional Coordinator & Staff Community Services Boards (9) Region 4 Director Regional Coordinator & Staff Community Services Boards (8) Region 3 Director Regional Coordinator & Staff Community Services Board (10) Region 2 Director Regional Coordinator & Staff Community Services Board (5) Region 1 Director Regional Coordinator & Staff Community Services Boards (8) Special Projects Coordinator Community Providers Veteran Services Organizations Faith Based Community Virginia Wounded Warrior Program
  7. 7. Albemarle Amelia Appo- mattox Buckingham Campbell Caroline Charlotte Clarke Culpeper Fairfax Fauquier Greene Greensville Halifax Loudoun Louisa Lunenburg Madison Mecklenburg Nottoway Orange Page Pittsylvania Powhatan Prince Edward Rappa- hannock Stafford Region 2 Northern Henrico Isle Of Wight King George New Kent Surry Sussex Norfolk Portsmouth Amherst Augusta Nelson Rockingham Alleghany Bath Bedford Bland Botetourt Buchanan Carroll Craig Floyd Franklin Giles Grayson Henry Highland Lee Mont- gomery Patrick Pulaski Russell Scott Smyth Tazewell Washington Wise Wythe Alexandria Lynchburg Rockbridge Hampton Charles City Co. York Region 1 Northwestern Region 5 Greater Hampton Roads Region 4 Central Region 3 Southwest Arlington Charlottesville Statewide toll free number: 1-877-285-1299 Virginia Wounded Warrior Program Regional Consortia Middlesex Matthews Lancaster Chesapeake Virginia Beach Chesterfield Dinwiddie Richmond
  8. 8. INTERAGENCY COLLABORATION A SYSTEMS APPROACH Veteran/Family QOL  Program grounded in the Code of Virginia  State funded; augmented with grants and donations  Reinforced by Executive Order 29  Inter-Secretariat Letter of Support  Interagency Executive Strategy Committee  Interagency Advisory Council  Strategic Plan in Place
  9. 9. VWWP Commissioner Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Department of Health Commissioner Department of Aging & Rehabilitative Services Commissioner Dept of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services Adjutant General Virginia National Guard Virginia Armed Forces Reserve Component Director Medical Assistance Services Director USDVA VISN 6 Commissioner Virginia Employment Commission Director Dept of Health Professions INTERAGENCY EXECUTIVE STRATEGY COMMITTEE
  10. 10. 10 What We Do  Comprehensive Assessment of Individual and Family Needs  Case Management/Care Coordination  Marriage and Family Support  Outreach and Community Education  Linkage to VA Benefits, Financial Assistance, Employment and Education Programs  Homeless Services
  11. 11. 11 WE ARE VIRGINIA VETERANS VIRGINIA WOUNDED WARRIOR PROGRAM FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 Veterans and their families served N/A 1,650 3,617 5,283 Community events attended by VWWP staff 335 573 615 822 Virginians reached at events 9,500 19,000 13,450 17,450 Military personnel and families reached at VWWP briefings 2,795 4,400 6,550 4460 Annual Services Provided
  12. 12. Primary Nature of Requests for Assistance from Regional Consortia – June 2012 Employment Financial Aid Housing 37% PTSD/TBI MH or Family Counseling 26% Other 23% VA Benefits Medical GI Bill 14%
  13. 13. Era of Service for Veterans Served by Regional Consortia – June 2012 Non-Combat Related 24% Vietnam 15% Afghanistan Iraq 48% WWII Korea & Other Combat 6% Desert Storm 7%
  14. 14. Branch of Service for Veterans Served by Regional Consortia – June 2012 Air Force 5% Marines 18% Army 65% Coast Guard 1% Navy 11%
  15. 15. Gender of Veterans and Family Members Served by Regional Consortia – June 2012 Male 81% Female 19%
  16. 16. VWWP Statewide Goals Serve Veterans  No Wrong Door  Employment V3  Reentry Emphasize Families  SAMHSA Policy Academy  Schools  Caregiver Summits/Conference Strengthen and Foster Partnerships  IESC and Advisory Committees Grow and Sustain VWWP  Grants/Foundation
  17. 17. VWWP Statewide Goals • Educate and Inform  Conferences/Training (Caregiver Forums)  Website  VISTAs  AmeriCorps, Virginia Veterans Corps  Virginia Funeral Directors Association
  18. 18. V.A. Resources for Veteran Caregivers VA Caregiver Support Line Toll Free: 1-855-260-3254 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. -11:00 p. m. ET Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET Helps callers learn about VA assistance Helps caller access services and benefits Connects caller with local family Caregiver Support Coordinator at VAMC if nearby
  19. 19. V.A. Resources for Veteran Caregivers Other VA Resources for Qualifying Family: Adult Day Health Care Centers Home-Based Primary Care Skilled Home Care Home Health Aide Program Home Telehealth Respite Care Home Hospice Care
  20. 20. V.A. Resources for Veteran Caregivers Caregivers of Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 – Services for Family Caregivers of Post 9/11 Seriously Injured Must qualify and be enrolled with VA Monthly Stipend Travel Expenses Mental Health Services and Counseling Comprehensive VA Caregiver Training Respite care  www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/Caregiver_Services.asp
  21. 21. Resources for Veteran Caregivers National Military Family Association Spouse Scholarships Operation Purple Program Military Officers Association of America www.moaa.org Online Caregiver Manual www.Veterancaregiver.com Peer and Resource Support DARS Services VDVS and VWWP Services
  22. 22. VWWP Training Portal www.WeAreVirginiaVeterans.org Online courses CEU/CME credits
  23. 23. Family of Heroes Technology/Features: • Accessed on any computer with an internet connection • Takes 1-hour (broken to modules) • Fully private and confidential • Integrated local resource list (VA and non-VA) Online, role-playing resiliency training simulation where family members learn essential skills to manage common challenges facing families in adjusting to post-deployment life. 1. Managing expectations, 2. Identify post-deployment stress 3. De-escalating arguments, negotiating responsibilities 4. If needed, motivating the veteran to seek help for PTSD, TBI, or thoughts of suicide
  24. 24. VWWP Goal: A Well Coordinated System of Care and Support for Our Veterans and Their Families through Partnerships 25 Behavioral Healthcare Healthcare Financial Assistance Housing Transportation Care Coordination Crisis Intervention Employment Vocational Rehab Outreach Education
  25. 25. Our community, our strength!
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