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Businesses, organizations & women veterans network at Team Lioness Luncheons

The Career Services for Women Veterans Coalition is a network of nonprofit agencies, public and private organizations, and veteran-friendly employers. With a focus on economic empowerment of women veterans, this coalition hosts monthly Team Lioness Hiring & Networking Luncheon in Houston. The Career Services for Women Veterans Coalition is a network of nonprofit agencies, public and private organizations, and veteran-friendly employers. With a focus on economic empowerment of women veterans, this coalition hosts monthly Team Lioness Hiring & Networking Luncheon ...

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Take the Our Place women veterans center services assessment survey

Our Place women veterans center is conducting a survey to gauge interest in services provided.

To take the survey, click on https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YYDFFMN

Our Place will be located one the CAMPV (Community Assisting Military Personnel & Veterans) campus located in Tyler. CAMPV is a one-stop resource center that provides a range of services on the campus and connects veterans to services in the surrounding community. Programs and services will include:

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Grieving the loss of a military loved one? Get in touch with TAPS

TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) offers compassionate care and resources to those grieving the loss of a military loved one. Taps offers peer support, seminars, retreats, counseling and programs for adults and youth.

TAPS also offers ways for people to get involved with and support the programs they provide.

For more information visit https://www.taps.org/

For those grieving the loss of a fallen service member, or if you know someone needing support, TAPS has a 24/7 National Military Survivor helpline. Visit online ...

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Congressman Hurd recognizes El Paso Veteran Employment assistance to food drive

Texas Veterans Commission Employment Services helps beyond job seeking skills and coordinating with employers. In February, Special Congressional Recognition from the Office of Congressman Will Hurd was presented to El Paso Veteran Employee Liaison Kevin Bowes and District Outreach Coordinator Don Parrot, pictured from left to right. The recognition was for their efforts in assisting the El Paso Veterans and Riders Association’s annual food drive.

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Employer of the Year awards recognize commitment to employing veterans

The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Employment Services (VES) Program presented its annual Employer of the Year awards in February. The awards recognize public and private-sector employers who have a positive effect on Texas veterans, other employers, workers and their communities.  Awards are presented in each VES District of Texas and are listed below:

Gulf Coast Large Employer of the Year – Texas Department of Criminal Justice

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) currently has 36,883 employees, including 4,913 veterans which ...

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Women Warriors business pitch competition awards MilkSpace as winner

Entrepreneur and Navy Veteran Kelli Mumphrey won the Women Warriors Winning the Business Battle Pitch Competition held in February. As winner, she receives a $500 line of credit to help fund her business, MilkSpace LLC.  MilkSpace provides pop up, mobile spaces for mothers to nurse children in a comfortable, clean environment and includes breast feeding essentials for them. Mumphrey was inspired to start the business based on her own experiences as a mom. The business pitch competition was an event ...

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New Claims office opens in Cedar Park

The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) has opened a Claims office in Cedar Park. The office assists veterans in claiming the benefits they have earned through filing disability compensation claims with the VA. The service is provided at no charge to the veteran.

Opened in February, the new Cedar Park office offers area veterans an alternative to traveling to TVC Claims offices in other locations such as southeast Austin and Fort Hood.

“Opening a new office is a great opportunity to help more ...

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Audie Murphy hospital earns first as VA Purple Heart hospital

Pictured representing the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) at the Purple Heart Hospital and Healthcare System designation event are TVC Commissioner Laura Koerner and TVC Claims Southwest District Manager Mike Jaeger.

On February 24, 2020, the Audie L Murphy Memorial VA Hospital became the first VA Hospital in the nation to be honored and designated a Military Order of the Purple Heart Hospital. Additionally, the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, to which the hospital belongs, became the third system in the ...

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Veterans Affairs & Border Security Hearing attracts 200

On February 24, 2020; the State of Texas Veterans Affairs & Border Security Committee held a public hearing on a variety of topics including: Veterans Treatment Courts, Veteran Health Care, and Veterans Mental Health. Held in Harlingen, the hearing attracted over 200 veterans and was attended by a Texas Veterans Commission delegation led by Chairman Eliseo “Al” Cantu Jr.

Veterans Affairs & Border Security is chaired by Senator Donna Campbell. After the public hearing, she and Senator Eddie Lucio hosted an ...

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Veterans Treatment Courts receive with $250K in grants to get veterans back on track

The Fund for Veterans Assistance (FVA) awarded Veteran Treatment Courts in 17 counties a combined total of $250,000 for FY 19-20. These grants assist the courts with their mission of getting justice involved veterans back as positive members into their communities.

FVA grantee Galveston County Veterans Treatment Court tells how these courts benefit their veterans; watch Galveston’s video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jVVrzV9lCQ

Since 2010, $11 million in FVA grants have been awarded to Veteran Treatment Courts across Texas.

The program is designed to provide ...

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