SoldierStrong Donates Its First StrongMind Virtual Reality System to Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center
A unique arrangement between Syracuse University, the Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center and two national nonprofits has resulted in the donation today of a groundbreaking virtual reality system to treat veterans experiencing post-traumatic str... Read More ▶
SBA Awards $100,000 to Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families to Offer Additional Entrepreneurship Training to Service-Disabled Veterans
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced $100,000 in grant funding to Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families to develop additional programs that support service-disabled military veterans. The funding announcement represents exactly one-third of the total $300,000 in funding distributed nationally to organizations offering entrepreneurship training to service-disabled vets.... Read More ▶
Women Face Extra Challenges Compared to Men When Transitioning from the Military to Civilian Life
Maureen Casey, COO for The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University was invited onto Veteran Radio to talk about the specific challenges facing female veterans transitioning from active service into civilian careers. ... Read More ▶
IVMF Employees Reflect on 9/11
Almost two decades later and September 11th still feels like just yesterday to most Americans. Maureen Casey, IVMF chief operating officer, was in New York City on that day. When the first plane crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001, Maureen Casey felt the impact. The windows behind her desk had a clear view of the towers. A former Deputy Commissioner for the NYPD, Casey was immediately ordered to set up a plan for evacuations. Along with so many other first responders – she drove toward the towers as thousands of people were trying to escape.... Read More ▶
9/11: Remembering the Pentagon Attacks
This article was originally published in 2017 but we think this story continues to remain relevant as we will never forget.
By Beth Kubala, Army veteran and IVMF Senior Director of Programs & Services
Today our country observes the 16th ann... Read More ▶
To our partners and clients, AmericaServes will continue to support our veterans, service members and their families throughout Hurricane Dorian and during recovery.
For emergency services in North Carolina, call 1-800-985-5990 or visit readyNC... Read More ▶
10 Tips for Veterans and Servicemembers in Transition
The success and failure of 3,000 Onward To Opportunity veterans were captured to help the next cohort of transitioning servicemembers succeed. These practical tips capture what they learned and what “they wish they knew”.
1. Start early
Even wh... Read More ▶
TXServes San Antonio Marks Two Years of Impact
Today, Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) in San Antonio, The Walmart Foundation and San Antonio-area health and human service providers celebrate two years’ of performance in the community’s TXServes San Antonio collective impact initiative. The occasion is being marked with a partnership meeting at AACOG in San Antonio.... Read More ▶
25 Veterans Graduate from IVMF’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) at Syracuse University
Last week, 25 veterans from 17 states advanced their goal of business ownership by attending classes, networking events and presentations to learn the fundamentals of running a business from accomplished entrepreneurs and professors as part of Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV), an eight-day, no-cost-to-veterans intensive on starting and building a business.... Read More ▶
Tropical Texas Behavioral Health and AmericaServes Introduce Care Coordination Network for Veterans, Service Members and Families in Rio Grande Valley
TexasServes Rio Grande Valley – the newest network in the national AmericaServes movement and third in Texas – will guide veterans, service members and families directly to needed services... Read More ▶