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    The Coming Home Project

    What is The Coming Home Project?

    The Coming Home Project is an effort by the School of Social Work at Monmouth University to recognize and prepare social work students and community practitioners to meet the needs of returning career, reservist, and National Guard military personnel and their families. While remaining invested in social work’s historic commitment to work for peace, we are also cognizant of our duty to serve vulnerable populations, such as persons who have experienced combat either directly or indirectly.

    History

    On Friday, October 3, 2008, The Coming Home Project hosted an all-day conference at the University on the need for providing support for returning combat veterans and their families. The conference brought together career and reserve military personnel, chaplains, community practitioners, and academics to learn from each other and to set an initial agenda for action on the part of the School of Social Work. From that day’s meeting, the following action plan emerged:

    Additional Information

    The Coming Home Project Action Plan

    The Coming Home Project Advisory Committee


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    Upcoming events 

    Veteran Caregiver Conference - March 14, 2013

    Care Package Drive - Spring 2013

     


    Get Involved

    If you are a social work student and would like to be involved with The Coming Home Project, please contact the School of Social Work at 732-571-3543.


    Information/Resources

    Internal

    Monmouth University Military Resource Center   

    External

    Child Care Aware - Provides childcare assistance for children of wounded soldiers

    Housing Assistance (HUD-VASH)

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    National Resource Directory

    Operation Homefront

    Our Military Kids - Provides grants for military children to participate in recreational activities

    Spring Reins of Life - Provides equine therapy for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Student Veterans of America

    United States Department of Veterans Affairs- Mental Health

    Veterans Crisis Line

    Vocational Rehabilitation - Provides re-training assistance to disabled veterans

    Wounded Warrior Project - Serves wounded soldiers with various needs