VetCorps

What is VetCorps?

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VetCorps is a three year project being conducted by Healthy Androscoggins along with Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America in partnership with the National Guard Bureau’s Prevention, Treatment , and Outreach Program.

Healthy Androscoggin is one of CADCA’s 100 community coalitions located throughout the country which provides support to veterans and military families (VMF) with a special emphasis on serving the needs of the National Guard and Reserve VMF.

Substance Abuse Prevention Manager, Scott M. Gagnon, and Healthy Androscoggin were presented with the ESGR-Department of Defense "Patriot Award"

Substance Abuse Prevention Manager, Scott M. Gagnon, and Healthy Androscoggin were presented with the ESGR-Department of Defense “Patriot Award” in August, 2014

What are the goals of VetCorps?

  • Develop a community assessment on the needs of veterans, active duty military members and military families.
  • Promote substance abuse prevention and treatment using marketing, networking and outreach strategies.
  • Connect with civic organizations, civilian agencies and military organizations to integrate the efforts of all community preventive education resources.
  • Work for related policies that adequately address the needs of veterans and their families.

Needs Assessment and Volunteer Surveys

We are using three different surveys to assess services available for VMFs in Androscoggin County.   The Military Community Needs Assessment asks VMFs their current needs.   The Volunteer Survey is for those who might like to volunteer over the next three years of the project.  An additional survey has gone out to community service organizations and leaders to gather what organizations are currently doing or willing to do for our VMF community.

To date surveys have been distributed to local communities through churches, veteran’s organizations, community service organizations, and social organizations.   If you are a military member, veteran, or a family member of either and would like to fill out a needs survey or the volunteer survey, visit the links below.  If you need a paper copy, please contact us and we will send them in the mail.

VMF Community Needs Assessment Survey

VetCorps Volunteer Survey

If you are an organization who works with VMF or would like to work with VMF contact us and we will e-mail you the community service organization survey.

For surveys or any questions regarding the VetCorps project please contact the Americorps VISTA CADCA VetCorps Prevention Coordinator, Alley Smith, at 795-2545 or send an e-mail to smithal1@cmhc.org