TTM Partners With DAV

DAV DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families. Helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. Annually, DAV provides more than 600,000 rides to veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with well over 200,000 benefit claims. In 2019, DAV helped veterans receive more than $21 billion in earned benefits. DAV’s services are offered at no cost to all generations of veterans, their families and survivors.

TTM Receives 2018 Gold Star of Transparency From Guidestar

Tender Touch Ministries has received the 2018 Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. GuideStar provides timely and accurate information about charity organizations. Websites that share GuideStar’s data include:

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VOA Update on Homeless in Orange County

From Volunteers of America:

More than 60 of Orange County’s most seriously ill homeless people are on track to move into housing with services to help them address health issues, under a new county contract approved Tuesday.

County health officials will choose the homeless people, based on assessments of their health vulnerabilities, and they will receive housing and services through a contract with The Illumination Foundation, a nonprofit that specializes in helping homeless people move from the streets into housing with on-site support services, and then into permanent housing.

The goal, officials said, is to help homeless people move off the streets, stabilize their health issues, develop positive relationships with other community members, and save public money in hospital emergency services and other costs.

Health issues will include one or more physical ailments, substance addictions, or mental illnesses, officials said. On-site staff will include case managers, mental health workers, psychiatrists, therapists, housing navigators, and peer recovery counselors who have been through experiences similar to the homeless people.

The contract was approved unanimously by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday without public discussion, though they did talk about it at their April 24 meeting.

TTM Partners with Volunteers of America

Many service members leave active duty with untreated mental and physical health issues. Five in 10 military veterans report a significant physical or mental health issue for which they are not receiving care. One in 10 veterans have considered suicide or made a plan to end their life by suicide.

Nearly eight in 10 service members leave the military without a job, expecting to quickly find meaningful employment that provides adequate remuneration once they leave the military.

Nearly a quarter of veterans in California with jobs are earning at or below the poverty level. Over three-quarters of those veterans without a job are not receiving assistance in finding a job.

At the same time, veterans also report needing time to figure out what they want to do in life once they leave the military.

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