• Collaborative Journeys: Fox Valley Veterans Council

    We caught up with the leader of our Local Partner in Appleton, Wisconsin to talk about Fox Valley Veterans Council’s collaborative journey, and what they’ve learned about serving their community’s veterans.

    By Jim Strong, President, Fox Valley Veterans Council & Rhi Guzelian, NVI Communications Manager

    Community Profiles

    Aug 21, 2020

  • Living with PTSD: One Veteran’s Recovery Story

    June is PTSD Awareness Month. Our Local Partners list mental health support among the top needs of the veterans in their communities. Part one of a two-part blog series explores one veteran’s mental health recovery journey. Part two will share some considerations for communities serving veterans. 

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community Tools

    Jun 26, 2020

  • Living with PTSD: Three Considerations for Collaboratives Serving Veterans

    June is PTSD Awareness month. Veteran-serving collaboratives play an important role in connecting the local systems that serve veterans. In this blog, we share three considerations communities can keep in mind as they work to make it easier to seek treatment. 

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community Tools

    Jun 26, 2020

  • Dispatches from the Field: NVI Local Partners Respond to COVID-19

    NVI’s Local Partners are leaning into collaboration now more than ever. Find out the clever ways they’re keeping communities connected and care for during coronavirus.

    Community News

    Apr 24, 2020

  • Going Virtual: Merging Vets and Players Shares What They Learned Pivoting Their Program in 72 Hours

    When Merging Vets and Players members work out each week, they’re not just getting stronger physically. They’re also strengthening their resilience through connection. So what happens when it’s no longer safe to gather? In just 72 hours, MVP figured it out. Here’s how.

    By Jacob Toups, Executive Director, MVP

    Community Tools

    Apr 14, 2020

  • ​COVID-19: Resources for Veteran-Serving Collaboratives

    As the current public health crisis causes or reveals needs among veterans in your community, veterans will turn to you for support and information. There's a vast amount of content out there regarding COVID-19. We are working to curate updates and resources that are relevant to your collaborative work and the veterans you serve. We encourage you to bookmark this page for reference.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community Tools

    Mar 16, 2020

  • Systemic Barriers: “Drink Water, Drive On” Culture

    There are systemic barriers to veteran reintegration hiding in plain sight. You may hear about them anecdotally, they may go unspoken, but observed to the trained eye, and while there may be tangential research, they’ve not been examined directly. In this series, we examine these barriers, which include cultural paradigm shifts, lifestyle changes, and support system changes.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Systems Change

    Feb 27, 2020

  • Meet the VetPop of 2030: Service Era and Geography

    At the turn of this new decade, we’ve been thinking about what’s ahead for our nation’s veterans. Statistics tell us that the veteran population in 2030 will look quite different than it does today. So what might these pending demographic shifts mean for communities serving veterans?

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Research and Data

    Feb 20, 2020

  • Meet the VetPop of 2030: Size and Diversity

    At the turn of this new decade, we’ve been thinking about what’s ahead for our nation’s veterans. Statistics tell us that the veteran population in 2030 will look quite different than it does today. So what might these pending demographic shifts mean for communities serving veterans?

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Research and Data

    Feb 7, 2020

  • This Veteran Is Building a Movement to Help Other Vets Excel in School

    Former Airman Camden Ege takes a collaborative approach to ensuring every veteran has the resources — and support — to graduate from college.

    By NationSwell Team

    Community Profiles

    Jan 27, 2020