Mission : NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND is dedicated to assist the men and women who served in the armed forces, and their families, to assure that they assimilate seamlessly back into civilian life and are aware of all of the services available to military veterans and their families.
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NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded to help combat some of the ills of returning Military Veterans. Mental health issues, unemployment and homelessness are just a few that are plaguing the returning soldier and we are here to help. According to VA health statistics the number of Military Veteran suicides exceeded 6,000 each year from 2008 to 2017.
That was without a worldwide pandemic. Our agency members, volunteers and interns, through outreach, are currently purchasing supplies (PPE, food, water and sanitizers) for Senior Citizen Military Veterans in need. Additional and ongoing funds will be needed throughout the COVID19 crisis.
Virus Protection, Suicide Prevention Assessments, Access to and from VA Hospital appointments and addressing the lack of Food and Other household necessities.
Our goal is to assess individual needs of each Senior Citizen Military Veteran and provide some level of comfort, stability and reassurance during this uncertain time.
Being a home bound, differently abled Senior Citizen Military Veteran during normal times, is a challenge. Add in a viral disease, and the fear to some, we are finding, is unbearable.
At the very least we expect to bring encouragement and a sense of safety and security. We expect to protect those who have protected us when our nation needed them the most, with the basic needs, such as food, water and PPE supplies that some are lacking. Senior Citizen Military Veterans have sacrificed much for our freedom. Some have given the ultimate sacrifice.
In times of need we often turn to our American heroes for protection, guidance, and inspiration; this pandemic is no different. NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND is currently recruiting Military Veterans in good health and sound mind to assist during this most crucial time.
Military Veterans not only serve us during their years on active duty, but many often continue to better the lives of those around them even after they return to their communities, displaying the true meaning of an American hero.
Our goal, as an agency of Military Veterans, is to assist those that are vulnerable and lack resources during this most crucial time. We are appreciative of all Americans who understand this undertaking and assist where they can.
Thank you for this opportunity for your support during this unprecedented time.
NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND is a non-profit organization founded in 2014 to help combat some of the ills of returning military veterans. Mental health issues, unemployment and homelessness just to name a few are plaguing the returning soldier.
Mental Health Services
Accessible, quality mental health care is a key contributor to the overall health and wellness of our veterans. NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND contributes to filling gaps in governmental services by providing evidence-based mental health screenings, assessments, and diverse therapeutic interventions. No veteran should be alone in managing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use disorder, major depressive disorder, or any mental health issue. We have a solid mental health framework for: what services are available; how services are provided; what mental health services are provided; and measuring making a difference.
As a community-based outpatient organization, we strive to provide veterans with quality therapeutic structure, process, content, and successful outcomes. Structured care is defined as making quality services available from Master-level clinicians, supervised by a Psychologist (doctoral level), with manageable caseloads and flexible hours of operation. Our process of care begins by providing a risk assessment, clinical interviews, and formal testing (as needed) for clarifying specific needs and strengths. Empathic clinicians provide strength-based, evidence-driven weekly or bi-weekly individual and group therapy. This warm and supportive environment provides a safe space to ease barriers to experiencing a purposeful, fulfilling and peaceful quality of life. The scope, duration, and frequency of services provided are individualized and veteran-centered.
The content of mental health services reaches the needs of veterans and their families. Individual, couples, family, and group therapy contain opportunities to educate, develop understanding and acceptance, redefine roles, and develop pro-social skills for successful reintegration into civilian life. Treatment extends beyond traditional talk therapies of cognitive-behavioral (CBT) or dialectical behavioral (DBT) approaches. Research supports specialized therapies for PTSD. Unique to our program is the family component. Family members can actively participate in clinician-facilitated group therapies. Groups are comprised of the veteran's young children or teens or significant others. Group therapy lasts up to 2 hours and includes each sharing their story, supportive group feedback, one educational topic (e.g. reflective listening skill development), and a related interactive activity (e.g. team building game requiring demonstration of reflective listening skills).
Assessing outcome involves using a validated and reliable therapeutic performance measure, the Working Alliance Inventory (WAI; Horvath & Greenberg, 1989) to measure the quality of services delivered as reported by both the therapist and veteran. The WAI is collected periodically throughout treatment to ensure that the therapist and veteran are aligned in goals, tasks, and bond. As research suggests, we address differences in therapeutic alignment throughout treatment, not as an afterthought. NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND... We Rescue Those Who Have Rescued Us!
Military Veteran Student Services
Helping Veterans Transition....From Service to the Classroom to the Workforce. Veterans' Upward Bound offers a variety of Free Educational Services to military veterans. Students can earn monthly stipends and get a Loaner Chromebook while actively participating in VUB courses.
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Sous Chef Culinary Apprentice Program
Detroit Institute of Gastronomy (DIG) has recently received approval by the US Department of Veterans Affairs for their Sous Chef Culinary Apprentice Program. Now, our incredible Veterans can enroll in Southeast Michigan's only Sous Chef culinary apprentice program and offset their education expenses using VA funding.
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The NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND Youth Empowerment Program (YEP)
For Children of Active Military and Military Veterans
A youth life skill, substance abuse and violence prevention program
This evidence based "Positive Action" program will focus on prevention regarding the ills that plague today's youth, while navigating the stresses of the Military lifestyle. The youth once recruited will practice positive role-playing techniques that will assist them in their day to day interaction with others.
The NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND Youth Empowerment Program will also provide youth with a rare opportunity to plan and implement activities that will encourage their peers to be free of substance abuse and violent behavior including cyber- bullying.
Health education topics, field trips and community service projects will also be a valued part of the NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND Youth Empowerment Program. This will allow the youth to see real life examples of the successes of living a healthy drug free life but will also allow them to sit in Veteran's Court and witness cooccurring effects of one's mistakes.
The target age of the participants is 10-17 years of age and will meet 2 hrs. per week on one weekday and after school and on some weekends.
The impact of the NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND Youth Empowerment Program will be the change in attitudes and inevitably actions that will result in our Military and Military Veteran Youth leading a healthy, drug and violence free lifestyle.
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NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND - Cyber Education Program
The NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND - Cyber Education Program is designed to help Military Veterans re-enter the workforce after receiving on-line Training. The Main courses offered are:
The medical industry will have almost 50% more jobs available in 2018 therefore, a surplus of medical facilities will continue to hire candidates who specialize in medical technology. Military Veterans who qualify will be subject to study for a certification that spans from 3 weeks to 2 years. The trainings range from clinical responsibilities of a medical office to medical billing to understanding and implementing the HIPPA Laws.
Most courses are designed to provide students with "real life" computer experience using 'Medcin Software' and performing tasks in health information departments.These programs will prepare students to function effectively in their chosen field(s) and be able to apply their course knowledge seamlessly and successfully into their medical careers and become a viable force in the healthcare industry.
Certain Military Veterans will be hired as contractors or move on to self-employment. The Introduction to Small Business course will cover everything from obtaining an employer identification number and bookkeeping to filing estimated tax forms and making federal tax deposits (if applicable).
All courses will begin online at home, some will be dually enrolled at the University level culminating in exciting new career opportunities.
All Military Veterans must:
Students shall be in attendance for the entire Training. Students who have absences exceeding 10% (16 hours) of the total class hours for an Training may be released.
Students will be excused from class for the following reasons:
BEHAVIOR AND CONDUCT
A student's behavior reflects directly on their employer. Students must conduct themselves in a manner that does not discredit themselves, NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND,
or The Cyber Education Center. Failure to maintain this standard may result in supervisory intervention, and/or dismissal from the Training.
Students are expected to:
WITHDRAWAL, SUSPENSION OR RELEASE
A student who is withdrawn, suspended or released from the training due to illness, injury, personal hardship or worthy cause otherwise shown, may be allowed to return to a subsequent session. Students re-admitted to training may be required to repeat the training, in whole or in part, as determined necessary by NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND or the Cyber Education Center. A student may be suspended during an investigation for any rules violations. The student is responsible to obtain all materials related to any class presentations missed due to this suspension.
Illness will be reported directly to the NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND office by telephone prior to 7:30 a.m. Absences will be considered unexcused until a phone call is received. The student will be required to provide a phone number where they can be contacted throughout the period of illness. The student's agency will be advised of illness or absence from the training. Students who become ill during class will report to the NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND staff prior to leaving the campus (when applicable). All illnesses will be documented on a student memorandum and/or Personal Injury/Illness Report Form (NVLB/CEC Absence Form)
We believe: Our success depends upon satisfying the professional education needs of our students. This is accomplished within the framework of meaningful standards that are applicable to the Military Veterans employment.
Therefore, it is our intention to:
Listen to students as a primary information source in evaluating instruction, delivery, curricula, and training environment
Actively respond to any needs or issues that may impact learning. These can include academic, agency, and personal issues
Treat all students with dignity and respect
Reward individual and group excellence
Provide training that is culturally sensitive and promotes diversity in the work place Enforce standards and policies through a deliberate, published process that protects and preserves the learning environment for all students
The NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND Cyber Education Center Training Program to be a full-time work assignment for all that attend.
The students to display values consistent with the highest level of performance in the criminal justice profession.
Students to conduct themselves in a professional manner always
Students to familiarize themselves with the Rules, Regulations, and Policies before arriving at the Academy.
Students to be accountable to the Rules, Regulations, and Policies while attending the NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND Cyber Education Center Training Program.
NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND VET2WORK Program
The NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND VET2WORK Program is designed to train military veterans in the art of landing and maintaining a career that fits their skill set.
NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND Monetary Management for Military Veterans
10 Basic Principles of Monetary Management
For Personal Finances
Organize Your Finances
Organizing your finances is the first step to creating wealth. Credit cards, bank accounts, personal loans, brokerage accounts, mortgages, car loans and retirement accounts should to be tracked. Budgeting software can provide complete solutions to track all such accounts, make on-time payments and more
Spend Less Than You Earn
Personal financial software provides powerful tools to help you track and budget your spending and take steps to achieve your long-term goals. If you learn to track your finances and know where you spend the most, you'll be able to control your money. The best way to ensure that you either overcome debt or avoid it in the first place is to never spend more than you make.
Put Your Money to Work
Take advantage of the time value of money. A 21-year-old who invests $17.50 a day until retiring at the age of 65 at a 5 percent average annual investment return can be a millionaire. At age 30, the required daily savings amount almost doubles. At age 40 the amount quadruples. So, save early and often, even if the amount is small.
Limit Debt to Income-Producing Assets
With credit cards and car loans, every penny you spend to repay that debt is money flushed down the drain. All but a few models of cars depreciate to zero and require more in repairs and finance charges than can be reasonably expected to be returned to the owner upon being sold. With their ultra-high interest rates, credit cards utilized to buy household goods and clothes that quickly wear out are bad bargains. If you must be in debt, stick to financing items that retain their value over time, like real estate and education.
Maximize Your Employment Benefits
Employment benefits like a 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts and medical and dental insurance yield some of the highest rates of return that you have access to. Make sure you are taking advantage of all the ways benefits can save you money by reducing taxes or out-of-pocket expenses.
Pay Attention to Taxes
Go to IRS.gov then find a Certified Public Accountant for Business or a good tax preparer/consultant for personal taxes.
Plan for the Unexpected
Despite of your best efforts, you'll face unforeseen emergencies. Save enough money and stock up on insurance to be able to weather extended unemployment, accidents, catastrophic medical care, large car or house repairs and natural disasters. Increasing the amount of money, you save when times are good can help you manage the cost impact of hedging against bumps in the road, making sure unexpected financial exposure does not derail your long-term goals and your family's financial security.
For small Business:
Important Financial Documents for Your Small Business
Managing the finances of your small business can be a challenge. To survive and thrive, you must earn profit consistently, generate cash flow from profit, and control your financial condition. You need a separate financial statement to highlight each aspect:
The P&L Statement (also called the Income, or Earnings Statement) summarizes revenue and expenses and reports your resulting profit or loss - that's what the P and L stand for.
The Statement of Cash Flows begins by reporting the net increase or decrease in cash from your revenue and expenses during the period (which is a different amount than your profit or loss for the period); this statement also summarizes other sources of cash you tapped during the period, and what you did with your available cash.
The Balance Sheet (also called the Statement of Financial Condition) summarizes your assets and liabilities at the close of business on the last day of the profit period and reports the sources of your owners' equity (assets less liabilities).
Make sure that you know how to read and interpret your financial statements. Not understanding your own business's financial statements puts you at a serious disadvantage in making good business decisions and in dealing with your lenders and owners.
Of course, the information in your financial statements is no better than your accounting system.
Hire a competent accountant to design and run your accounting system. Your accountant can be a valuable helpmate in managing your financial affairs.
Don't confuse your balance sheet with the market value of your business. True, your balance sheet reports your assets and liabilities, and the difference equals the book value of your owners' equity.
Keep in mind, however, that historical costs are the values for many assets, and the balance sheet does not report your profit performance over recent years. Yet, the market value of a business depends heavily on current replacement values of your assets and your recent profit performance.
Paying Attention to Profit in Your Small Business
Your small business is designed to make a profit - even if you're not making one yet. Managing the financial aspects of profit requires specific skills and powers of recognition. The following list offers tips on what to pay attention to:
Cash flow accounting doesn't tell you profit for the period, and accrual-basis profit accounting doesn't tell you cash flow for the period. Credit sales are recorded as revenue before cash is received. Some expenses are recorded before cash is paid, and some are recorded after cash is spent.
Depreciation expense is not a cash outlay in the period. Never confuse profit and cash flow. You need to look at your P&L report for your profit, and you need to look at your Statement of Cash Flows for your cash flow.
Read the preceding tip again! Deep down in your psyche you probably believe that profit equals cash flow. You may want to believe this, but it isn't so. Make certain that you have a firm grip on what cash flow is - and isn't.
Use a compact profit model for decision-making analysis. The P&L report is indispensable for controlling profit performance, but this profit performance report is too bulky for decision-making analysis. A compact profit model is better. The P&L statement is like a high-end digital SLR camera; a profit model is like a pocket-size digital camera that you carry around with you and is good enough for most uses.
Seemingly slight changes in profit factors can cause staggering differences. A small slippage in the ratio of margin on sales revenue can have a devastating impact on profit. A slight boost in sales price or a relatively modest increase in sales volume can yield a remarkable gain in profit. Slight changes mean a lot.
How to Make the Most of Your Small Business's AssetsThe assets of your small business drive your financial picture to a significant extent, so you need to know how to manage those assets to maximize their use to you. Use the tips in the following list to help put your assets to work for your business:
Determine the sizes of assets you need to support the level of your annual sales revenue. The amount of your total assets determines the amount of capital you must raise, and capital has a cost. The more assets you have, the more capital you need. Downsize your assets if you don't hurt sales.
Don't rush into securing debt and equity capital without doing due diligence. Many small businesses are desperate for capital. Carefully examine the true, total cost of the capital and scrutinize the potential for interference from capital sources in running your business.
Businesses that make profit generate taxable income. Small business ("S") corporations, partnerships, and LLCs (limited liability companies) don't have to pay income tax. They are pass-through tax entities; so, their owners include their respective shares of the business's taxable income in their individual income tax returns. The profit of a pass-through business is taxed only once - in the hands of its owners. Cash dividends paid to stockholders by regular ("C") corporations from their after-tax profits are included in the individual income tax returns of their stockholders and are thus subject to a second tax in the hands of the stockholders.
To keep your assets working for your business, trust, but protect. Business is done based on mutual trust, but not everyone is trustworthy, even a longtime employee and a close relative. Enforce effective controls to minimize threats of theft and fraud against your business. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
How to Plan for Your Small Business
As the owner or manager of a small business, of course you're very busy, but it pays to step back and plan for your financial future. Take the time to forecast, plan, and budget. Have your Controller (chief accountant) prepare the following pro forma (according to plan) financial statements:
Budgeted P&L statement for the coming year. Even if this budgeted P&L is abbreviated and condensed, it plays an invaluable role. Provide your Controller your best estimates and forecasts for sales prices, costs, and sales volume during the coming year. From this information your accountant can prepare a P&L that serves as your performance benchmark as you go through the year. Don't be afraid to change the budgeted P&L in midstream. Sometimes totally unpredictable events make your original P&L budget out of date.
Budgeted Balance Sheet at end of coming year. You don't necessarily need a detailed listing of every asset and liability one year off. But you should look ahead to your general, overall financial condition one year later. It's better to spot problems earlier than later. Looking down the road at where your financial condition is heading can help you avoid major problems.
Budgeted Statement of Cash Flows.
Preparing this budgeted financial statement is an excellent way to keep close tabs on your cash flow from profit (operating activities) and how you plan to use this cash flow. If you are planning major capital expenditures (new investments to replace, modernize, and expand your long-term operating asserts) a budgeted statement of cash flows is essential for making strategic decisions regarding how you will secure the cash for these expenditures.
Greening Mandate - The "Deeply Rooted" Program
NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND implements empowerment programs for Military Veterans. Our goal is to not just assist Military Veterans with implementation back into civilian society but to also empower the Military Veteran and immediate family.
One such empowerment program is one of our Greening Mandates entitled the "Deeply Rooted" program.
After enrolling in the NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND "Vet2Work" program the Military Veteran is simultaneously enrolled into the "Deeply Rooted" program.
The "Deeply Rooted" program is a volunteer program benefiting Demographic Inspirations-Detroit with projects designed to help plant trees, clean up parks, and work in farm gardens
The "Deeply Rooted" program gives the Military Veteran the opportunity to continue to serve while also healing. According to Psychology Today: "...some of the therapeutic power of gardening is that it allows us to unleash our anger and aggression as well as providing an opportunity to nurture. Why beat pillows with a baseball bat or yell at the cat when you have a hedge to hack?"
We at NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND have found that Military Veterans who volunteer are more likely to have a smoother transition into civilian society. They find that volunteerism manifests in several ways; including a sense of pride, feeling motivated and 'giving something back'.
Military Veterans can register for the NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND "Vet2Work" Program by emailing a resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 313-595-1262.
CHANCE FOR LIFE NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND Program
The CHANCE FOR LIFE ORGANIZATION/ NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND program challenges incarcerated Military Veterans to redefine their lives by setting and pursuing positive goals through higher education and by offering a curriculum that serves the needs of a diverse and innovative population.
The CHANCE FOR LIFE / NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND program will raise high the banner of participation, communication and cooperation to those who believe in the idea of transforming their minds and becoming responsible, productive citizens--- understanding and promoting basic moral values.
The CHANCE FOR LIFE ORGANIZATION and NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND's collaborative partners include: religious, civic, business and community organizations, i.e. St. Vincent De Paul, Volunteers of America, Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority, National Council on Alcohol & Drug Dependency, Veterans Administration, MDOC, Law Enforcement, etc.
The CHANCE FOR LIFE ORGANIZATION and NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND are committed to enriching the lives of Military Veterans who are incarcerated by expanding opportunities for education. The CHANCE FOR LIFE/NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND program will continue to encourage through inspiration, the importance of incarcerated Military Veterans taking responsibility for their own actions and not blaming others for their condition, thus acquiring wisdom to rise above difficult circumstances. In understanding these principles, it is our resolve to teach the value of Forgiveness, Love, Compassion and Progress.
The CHANCE FOR LIFE ORGANIZATION was founded in 1992 by Tom Adams who enlisted Jessica Taylor to develop and deliver the CHANCE FOR LIFE program Curriculum. Tom and Jessica traveled to Correctional Facilities throughout the State of Michigan introducing the CHANCE FOR LIFE concept. In 1999 the program was implemented at the Mound Correctional Facility in Michigan as the "Transformation Project". Twenty-five men were selected to participate in a long-term training program consisting of Mediation/Conflict Resolution, Critical Thinking/Communication, Substance Abuse Awareness, Diversity, Parenting, Family Reunification, etc.
One year after CHANCE FOR LIFE was implemented, the Mound facility reported a 40% decrease in violent incidents among inmates. The CHANCE FOR LIFE program is currently implemented in nine Correctional Facilities across the State of Michigan including: The Detroit Reentry Center, G. Robert Cotton, Gus Harrison, Jackson Cooper Street. Lakeland, Macomb, Macomb, Muskegon, Parnall and the Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility, the State of Michigan's only all women's correctional facility.
The CHANCE FOR LIFE ORGANIZATION will continue to offer programs such as the CHANCE FOR LIFE NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND program that educate returning citizens in the areas of social and economic awareness as well as provide collegiate and vocational opportunities.
CHANCE FOR LIFE ORGANIZATION
2000 Town Center
Southfield, MI 48075
DEARBORN VET CENTER
19855 Outer Drive, Suite 105 W
Dearborn, MI 48124
NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND
1515 W. Fort Street
P.O. Box 1429
Lincoln Park, MI 48146