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Video of Seal Team

Video Soldier's Silent Night

An estimated 370,000 military men and women return home every year after extended tours in war zones around the world.  Their arrival affects another million people including spouses, children, parents, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends.

Nearly every warrior is affected by the ravages of war and face challenges due to the transition from life on battlefield to civilian lifestyle.

The Veterans Administration reports that nationally, 18 Veterans commit suicide every day, and approximately 40 veterans attempt suicide every day.

Veterans are the highest percentage of people who are considered homeless, and veterans are much more likely to become divorced, especially after multiple deployments throughout the U.S. military.


The American Legion places special priority on the issue of veteran homelessness. With veterans making up approximately 16% of our nation's total adult homeless population, there's plenty of reason to give the cause special concern.

We Can All Do Something to End Veteran Homelessness

VA is committed to ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home.

The entire department has put its energy and resources into ending Veteran homelessness. VA's programs provide individualized, comprehensive care to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Still, VA cannot do it alone. Organizations and individuals in communities across the country are integral to providing services to Veterans and spreading the word about the resources VA provides to end and prevent homelessness among Veterans.

 

Know that one phone call can be the difference in the life of a Veteran who is homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Make the Call to 877-4AID-VET (424-3838) to be connected 24/7 with VA's services to overcome or prevent homelessness for yourself or a Veteran you know.

 

  

U.S. soldiers served in the military sacrificing part of their lives to give us our freedom. Now each veteran needs our support. Makua Aloha Center stands up for them and supports them in any way possible to meet each individuals need.  We ask you to help support by volunteering and/or supporting with your donation(s). 

President Obama Supports All Veterans

And for veterans trying to find work in a very tough economy, we’re helping with job training and placement.  And I’ve directed the federal government to make it a priority to hire more veterans, including disabled veterans.  (Applause.)  And every business in America needs to know our vets have the training, they’ve got the skills, they have the dedication -- they are ready to work.  And our country is stronger when we tap the incredible talents of our veterans.  (Applause.)

For those coming home injured, we’re continuing to direct unprecedented support to our wounded warriors in uniform -- more treatment centers, more case managers -- delivering the absolute best care available.  For those who can, we want to help them get back to where they want to be -- with their units.  And that includes service members with a disability, who still have so much to offer our military. 

We’re directing unprecedented resources to treating the signature wounds of today’s wars -- traumatic brain injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  (Applause.)  And I recently signed into law the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act.  That’s a long name, but let me tell you what it does.  It not only improves treatment for traumatic brain injury and PTSD, it gives new support to many of the caregivers who put their own lives on hold to care for their loved one.  (Applause.)

And as so many of you know, PTSD is a pain like no other -- the nightmares that keep coming back, the rage that strikes suddenly, the hopelessness that’s led too many of our troops and veterans to take their own lives.  So today, I want to say in very personal terms to anyone who is struggling -- don’t suffer in silence.  It’s not a sign of weakness to reach out for support -- it’s a sign of strength.  Your country needs you.  We are here for you.  We are here to help you stand tall.  Don’t give up.  Reach out.  (Applause.)

We’re making major investments in awareness, outreach, and suicide prevention -- hiring more mental health professionals, improving care and treatment.  For those of you suffering from PTSD, we’re making it a whole lot easier to qualify for VA benefits.  From now on, if a VA doctor confirms a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, that is enough -- no matter what war you served in.  (Applause.)

These are the commitments my administration has made.  These are the promises we’ve worked to keep.  This is the sacred trust we have pledged to uphold -- to you and all who serve. 

 

Veterans Who Fought ~ On Your Behalf Are Struggling

Roughly one in three U.S. homeless adults is a veteran. Some 131,000 veterans, about 97 percent male, are estimated to be homeless on any given night.

  • Many other veterans are considered at risk for homelessness because of poverty, lack of social support, and dismal living conditions in cheap hotels or substandard or overcrowded housing.
  • About 45 percent of homeless veterans have mental illness, and more than 70 percent suffer from drug or alcohol abuse. There is considerable overlap between the two groups.



Makua Aloha Center Inc.

 501(c)3

Non-Profit Georgia Corporation 

       Your contribution is tax-deductible, confer with your tax advisor

 

Donation Fundraising Coordinator Volunteer, Sarah Lindsey (Veteran)

Phone no. (912) 467-8004


 

 




Send Donation to:

Makua Aloha Center                                         

Attn:  Jon A. St John, CEO

P.O. BOX 47092,  
Kings Bay, GA 31548 

Or ~ 140 LAKES BLVD, STE 204, Kingsland, GA  31548

 

Phone:  (912) 227-2549 for more information

Or click on this link to make your donation

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 Veterans Memorial

( Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times / March 16, 2010 )
A memorial service is held at Pierce Bros. Valley Oaks-Griffin in Westlake Village for five veterans who were homeless and without families. The service members are Valentine Plaska, a merchant marine, and four who served in the Army: Glenn Davis, Jefferson Robinson, Sanford L. Garland and Paul Deighton. Among those paying their respects are two veterans with hats in hands: Onesimus Evans, center left, and Salvador Ayala.

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Makua Aloha Center is dedicated to our U.S. Veteran. We show our appreciation and extend ourselves to provide broad range of counseling, referral services and outreach to eligible veterans. Our goal is to help veterans make a fulfilling re-adjustment to civilian life.

Help Us Help Our Veterans to:

  • Provide safe and affordable housing
  • Develop a individualized service goal / treatment plan for each resident
  • Provide case management services
  • Increase job skills and training
  • Improve income stability
  • Assist each resident to secure permanent housing and achieve self-sufficiency

 Send your comments to MakuaAloha@tds.net