Division Spotlight: Veterans
CSC runs four veterans intiatives that collectively strive to improve the lives of veterans in Oklahoma through various work efforts and community collaborations. These teams are set to reach their current goals, and are establishing new goals and visions in pursuit of an Oklahoma that is ready and able to care for our community’s returning warriors.
Oklahoma Veteran Connections Serves 300+ Veterans in Six Months
There has been tremendous progress since the October 2017 launch of CSC’s Oklahoma Veteran Connections, six months ago. The program expects to have approximately 30 agencies in its network by end of April and estimates providing service to more than 300 veterans resulting in over 400 referrals.
WPEO Brings Together Local Veteran Initiatives to Promote Collaboration
BRRX4VETS on Target to Reach Goal of Housing 400+ Veterans this Year
Community Service Council’s BRRX4VETS is working toward its goal of serving at least 400 veterans this year. The program has already served 225 veterans and anticipates serving approximately 450 veterans by Sept. 30, 2018. Additionally, BRRX4VETS is working on further development and implementation of its employment program and outreach strategy.
Veterans Treatment Court Expands Mentoring Program
Community Service Council’s Veterans Treatment Court has launched a new program this year to highlight the critical role that mentors play in the 18-24 month process that is required of participants in the Veterans Treatment Court program. Each month the program selects a Mentor of the Month. Pete Luitwieler, a Veterans Treatment Court mentor for three years and a Vietnam Veteran, was the first recipient of the award.