Monday thru Saturday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Your donation will help us make a difference in the life of a veteran
What Is A Veteran?
A "Veteran" -whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve - is someone who, at one point in their Live, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for the amount of "up to, and including their life."
That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country today, who no lunger understand that fact
The veterans place is proud to serve the men and women who have and still is wearing the military uniform to protect and serve this country.
Our Vision is to be a central point of contact for Veterans and their families to learn about benefits and services available in Central Louisiana and provide assistance, where possible, to assist Veterans in need through information, referral and consultation.
Our Mission is to assist Veterans, of all ages and service eras, and their families to navigate through the network of public and private agencies to obtain assistance, services and support to establish and maintain productive lifestyles within our Central Louisiana communities.
The Veterans’ Place is a veritable labyrinth of rooms and surprises, spanning from custom patchwork sewing and monogramming, a tea room, and a wide array of essential oils and diffusers. The business also includes a private room where area veterans can come in to speak with counselor volunteers from the VA Medical Center in Alexandria.
The building also includes a conference center next door with tables and televisions which will be utilized for any number of social activities such as hosting guest speakers, watching various sporting events, parties, dinners, and more. It's a place where veterans can come let their hair down,Be themselves and be heard.
On the retail side, you can shop a variety of military memorabilia along with Mrs. Murray's collection of essential oils and herbal teas.
On the non-profit side is a lounge area where lunch can be purchased or given to veterans in need. Volunteers from the VA and other organizations are available throughout the week to help with benefits and health claims at no charge.
The Veterans Place is a nonprofit organization that supports Veterans and their families to locate benefits and services required to establish productive lifestyles.
Not only do we provide a place where our veterans and community can come and have someone to help with a lending hand or ear, we also provide you with a place to get some good home cooked country style food. Stella's became part of the Veterans Place in March of 2019 and is growing every day.
The Veterans Place was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in June 2014. We are dedicated to helping Veterans and their families receive assistance to enable them to be successful members of their communities. We are exceptionally well connected in the Central Louisiana community and are able to provide referrals to support a multitude of issues and situations. We are able to assist veterans locate living wage employment; obtain affordable short term and long term housing; obtain financial, legal and medical assistance; navigate the Veterans Affairs (VA) system or overcome any of a myriad of other issues that life presents – We can help! We can assist all Veterans independent of discharge, service history or current living location. All we ask is that you can confirm you are a Veteran and you are committed to work with us and our service providers to resolve your issues. Once we receive your commitment, we will work until all of your needs and issues are satisfied.
There is not a charge for our referral services and most of our service providers offer free or reduced charges for their services. We qualify all of our service providers to ensure they are respectful and offer high quality services for our Veterans and their families.
The transition from military to civilian life can be challenging. For many, they face physical and emotional health issues, isolation, and loss of camaraderie.
There are a myriad of Federal, State and local programs available to Veterans and their families. The eligibility criteria for government programs are often complex and difficult to understand. The Veterans Place can help you understand the benefits and eligibility criteria for Federal, Veterans Affairs, and Texas state and local programs. We have helped Veterans and their families receive benefits for government programs to include the following:
VA Disability Benefits
VA Burial Benefits
Dependents and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Social security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
GI Bill Programs
Many Veterans seeking health care assistance are dependent on the VA medical facilities for their care. The Central Louisiana area is fortunate to have several very good VA medical facilities capable of treating physical and mental health issues. In addition to the VA system, there are private doctors, dentists and vision care centers as well as non-profit organizations that provide medical, dental and optical care as well as treatment for Post Traumatic Syndrome (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Several Veteran support groups are also available to help Veterans discuss their issues in non-threatening environments. Although the medical system is huge and complex, the Veterans Place can help you register with the VA medical system, transfer your service from another VA Medical Region, and help you find the right facility to address your health issues, whether they are inside or outside the VA medical health care system.
Finding a living wage job is difficult and hard work. It requires preparatory activities such as determining the type of job you are seeking, preparing your resume and developing interview skills. Attention to appearance and grooming are also important. There are many avenues to conducting your job search. You can apply at specific companies, government employment agencies, job search firms, job fairs, and online job listing services. Networking and social media services such as LinkedIn are also important tools for finding a job. The Veterans Place has access to many different service providers to help you prepare for and find employment. We understand the unique needs of Veterans who have recently separated from the military and are entering the civilian workforce. We also have access to service providers that have programs to address the special needs of female and disabled Veterans seeking employment.
The Veterans Place offers a wide range of services to help Veterans and their families. Counseling services include marriage, family, child and spiritual counseling. Veterans face many challenges when moving to a new community. The Veterans Place can connect Veterans to many different types of support and mentoring groups to include peer-to-peer support, business, student, female Veterans, and Veterans organizations. The Veterans Place also conducts an annual golf outing that provides the opportunity for Veterans to develop relationships and network with local community and business leaders in a relaxed environment. This event, which is free to eligible Veterans, promotes understanding between the civilian community and Veterans.
Your donation will help assure the continuance of our services to our veterans
Veterans Place is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.
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