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 last fiscal year, ServiceSource served 1,300 veterans with disabilities through a range of support services.
Florida: Veterans Mall
Operated by the all-volunteer Abilities Guild, the Veterans Mall in Clearwater, FL distributes new household items such as small kitchen appliances, cookware, protective face masks, bed and bath linens, as well as business attire and other necessities for wounded veterans transitioning from homelessness into apartments in the community. Since its grand opening in October 2011, the Mall has served more than 3,600 veterans.
Contact us at:
Phone: 727-538-7370 Ext 8930
North Carolina: Employment Assistance & Support
The North Carolina Warrior Bridge program has provided supported employment assistance and job placement to more than 400 veterans and transitioning service members with disabilities and their families. The program assists with resource navigation, employment readiness, job development, job placement, job coaching and peer support. Warrior Bridge also supports with skill training and provides a barrier removal fund which helps with financial aid, housing and mental and physical health referrals.
Contact us at:
Phone: 910-826-4699 Ext 225
Delaware: Home Starter Kits
The Delaware Warrior Bridge Program offers Home Starter Kits for veterans and their families as they transition into more permanent housing. Home Starter Kits contain the following essential household items (and many other items):
- 8 Piece Bed in a Bag
- 16 Piece Glassware Set
- 12 Piece Dinnerware Set
- 21 Piece Kitchenware Set
- 16 Piece Flatware Set
- 7 Piece Cookware Set
- Coffee Maker
For more information and eligibility requirements, contact us by email at WarriorBridgeDE@servicesource.org or by phone at 302-762-0300.
HIRE Vets Medallion Awards
ServiceSource Virginia, Delaware and North Carolina are honored to be recognized by The U.S. Department of Labor as recipients of the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Award.
ServiceSource Virginia received the Gold Medallion Award for Large employers and ServiceSource Delaware and North Carolina received the Platinum Medallion Award for Medium employers. The award recognizes our commitment to hire and retain veterans, establish employee development programs and improve veteran retention.
For more information on our award, click here.
AMVETS Veteran-Friendly Employer of the Year
ServiceSource was recognized as the AMVETS Veteran-Friendly Employer of the Year (medium company). This award recognizes employers who make a commitment to include veterans in their organizational culture through both their hiring practices and community involvement. On December 31, 2018, we had 194 veteran employees.
We Serve Award
Our Warrior Bridge program received a 2014 We Serve Award in the “Crisis” category. Award winners were chosen by veterans/family members who vote for service providers they believe offer the most tangible, holistic and compassionate services to the military community.
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.
https://www.dvs.virginia.gov/virginia-veteran-and-family-support-2/contact-vvfs-2 – Virginia Veteran and Family Support
https://www.egglestonservices.org/warrior-bridge – Eggleston Warrior Bridge Program
www.operationtohidu.org – A holistic retreat helping wounded warrior overcome obstacles to their recovery and supporting their successful reintegration