The Community College of Aurora is committed to helping our military and veteran students and their families. Below are many good resources to help you and your families, whether you're still active duty, have just left the service, or have been separated for years.
CCA Career Resources page contains links to a job board, resume help, job resources for people with disabilities, and information on in-demand jobs.
The Colorado Department of Labor has many resources to help veterans and servicemembers transitioning out of the military to re-enter the labor market. As part of Colorado's Priority of Service job postings are available to veterans before they are made available to the general public. The DoL also assists with licensing and certification, employment services, and provides virtual seminars, among other services.
Veterans Employment Center is a tool from the VA that can help translate your military skills to the civilian workforce, allows you to build a profile and resume that allows you to connect with potential employers, and has a Veterans Job Bank.
AfterDeployment.Org provides "wellness resources for the military community." They have a wide variety of resources on my different topics along with assessments to help you determine what areas of your life may be of concern. The interactive site is for servicemembers, veterans, and their families.
The Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs has a wide range of information, including tuition assistance for members of the Colorado National Guard, the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, jobs, and requesting military records.
Military One Source is a 24/7 resource for military members and their families.
The National Resource Directory offers online access to over 10,000 services and resources at the national, state, and local levels to support Veterans, their families, and those who support them. The website provides information on a number of subjects, including benefits & compensation, education & training, employment, homeless assistance, housing, and volunteer opportunities.
The Veteran Services Office (VSO) mission is to provide and assist all qualified military veterans and their families with information related to the Veteran's Administration (VA) benefits system; to provide assistance for the betterment of all qualified veterans and to assist in their time of need; and to access and use those services made available to the City & County of Denver to guide and help veterans.
VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System is the Denver-area healthcare center.
My HealtheVet is the VA's Personal Health Record. It was designed for Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, their dependents and caregivers. My HealtheVet helps you partner with your health care team. It provides you opportunities and tools to make informed decisions.
Wounded Warrior Project's mission is "To foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history." The organization works to help veterans in mind, body, economic empowerment, and engagement with a variety of opportunities and support systems.
Mental Health Advocates and their ULifeline is an ANONYMOUS online resource where you can learn more about emotional health and ways to help yourself or a friend if you are struggling with your thoughts or feelings. We ask you to select your school so that we can provide you with information about resources at your school.
Returning Service Members with Disabilities The US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division has released a new technical assistance publication, “ADA: Know Your Rights -- Returning Service Members with Disabilities”. The publication provides service members who have been seriously wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom a basic understanding of their rights under the ADA and where to turn for additional information and assistance. This publication is available on their website.
The VA offers many Veterans Benefits. This page has information on Compensation and Pension, Education, Home Loans, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Life Insurance.
VA Claimants Rights and Responsibilities provides information on the rights of veterans regarding their benefits. Information regarding appeals is also available on this page.
VA Forms has all of the forms used by external users for the VA, searchable by keyword and form number.
The VA has a stated goal of ending homelessness among veterans; veterans can also call 877-4AID-VET (877-424-3838).
The Center for Minority Veterans is part of the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and acts as a mediator and facilitator for minority veterans.
The Center for Women Veterans was created "to monitor and coordinate VA's administration of health care and benefits services and programs for women Veterans. The Center serves as an advocate for a cultural transformation (both within VA and in the general public) in recognizing the service and contributions of women Veterans and women in the military, and in raising awareness of the responsibility to treat women Veterans with dignity and respect."
Community College of Aurora does not accept solicitations to add resources to this list.