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Bay Veterans Foundation

Helping Veterans Help Themselves

http://www.bayveteransfoundation.org Tax ID 47-4708019

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The Bay Veterans Foundation’s Workshop & Learning Center will focus on supporting integration of all service members through hands-on community-oriented projects. The Foundation seeks to energize and connect to the 8,000 veterans, including 700 women veterans, residing in Bay County, which has one of the highest veteran populations per capita in Michigan. The Foundation will create synergy among veterans, targeting women and younger veterans and those who may not be eligible for existing veteran service organizations.

Objectives include the following:Veteran reconnection with the community, Development of self-confidence and ability for self-expression, Opportunity to develop new interests and skills, possibly leading to career paths, Opportunity to regain camaraderie and continue as a team player, Opportunity to serve as a mentor, Opportunity for homeless veterans to find shelter, and an alternative to continued hopelessness, Opportunity to learn about VA programs and benefits, Opportunity to access veteran resource agencies and providers, Support system for those suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and depression, Special programs for women and younger veterans.