Warrior Bridge – Veterans Services
A bridge to resources, support and sustainable employment
Warrior Bridge is a vital connection to resources and support for veterans with disabilities as they seek employment, self-sufficiency and improved quality of life. In response to an overwhelming need for coordination among veteran-serving organizations, Warrior Bridge works to facilitate greater collaboration among government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private sector employers.
In the past year, the Warrior Bridge program served 538 veterans with disabilities through a range of support services, directly employed 115 veterans and placed 99 veterans in community employment.
Warrior Bridge Florida
2735 Whitney Road
Clearwater, FL 33760
Warrior Bridge Virginia
10467 White Granite Drive
Oakton, VA 22124
Warrior Bridge North Carolina
600 Ames Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Operated by the Abilities Foundation and the Abilities Guild, the Veterans’ Mall in Clearwater, FL provides donated household items such as small kitchen appliances, cookware, bed and bath linens, as well as business attire and other necessities for wounded veterans transitioning from homelessness into new housing. Since its grand opening in October 2011, the Mall has served over 1,000 veterans.
Contact us at:
Phone: 727-538-7370 Ext 8930
Resources and Links
http://www.americasheroesatwork.gov/ –Supporting the Employment Success of Returning Service Members with TBI & PTSD
http://www.warriorgateway.org/ – This site serves as resource for the military community to quickly locate service organizations that satisfy their needs, identify academic programs they are interested in and easily find employers seeking their valuable skills.
http://www.va.gov/ – The Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.aw2.army.mil/ – U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program. Provides personalized support for severely wounded, injured and ill soldiers and their families. Local advocates assist families with benefit information, career guidance, educational opportunities, and more. Toll free: 1-800-237-1336
http://www.vetsuccess.gov/ – Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program. An online employment resource center for veterans, including videos explaining VR & E’s services and programs, links for job searching, current and direct employment opportunities and helpful resume and interview resources.
http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp – United States Office of Personnel Management. Contains a wealth of information for veterans who are returning to the workforce, including information on eligibility for benefits and application processes.
http://acpol.army.mil/employment/veterans_employ.htm – Information from the Army Civilian Personnel office about continuing your career as in the Army Civilian Corps. Includes links to current job opportunities.
http://www.rntobsn.org/resources/ptsd/ – Raising Awareness About PTSD – A Resource Guide
http://www.mesotheliomagroup.com/veterans/ – Information about Veterans and mesothelioma.