Joining Forces is a national program attempting to foster support for military personnel and their families. First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden lead the organization, which was formed to offer assistance in the unique environment in which military families exist. To accomplish their goal of increasing consciousness regarding the lives and struggles of military families, Joining Forces will focus their efforts on several specific areas, which will include:
- education; and
- general wellness.
Code for America is a different type of program, which has a technology and service focus. Code for America members are being used by multiple different government agencies and private companies to help military families gain access to things that will make their lives easier. For example, families are given technological help, new technological avenues in which to look for employment, and help with developing necessary skills in order to become competitive and land jobs. Many veterans offer unique skill sets that make them attractive to civilian employees, especially in innovative areas. Successfully bringing together the private and public sectors by marrying returning veterans with career opportunities will likely solve many problems affecting military families.
There are countless ways to show support for this country’s military families. Multiple companies across the nation have developed programs and offer services specifically for military families. Most of these programs focus on wellness and education so as to provide a better quality of life to military family members.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, contact LaVan & Neidenberg. You may be entitled to certain programs and benefits so contact our veterans disability rights firm today.