Our MISSION is to assist veterans and their dependents who are in need, to advocate for those in active crisis/emergency, to prevent homelessness, and to help those who are homeless to transition into stable housing.
Existing government funded programs have specific contractual requirements that do not always meet the needs of the veteran. Most of these contracts do not require 24/7 availability. And many require a process that takes time and have administrative processes that delay the ability to provide the needed services. MVN, taking no government funds, does not have the administrative requirements of other organizations and provides the services after an initial review of the need and usually meets the need quickly and efficiently. As many of the MVN members are the organizations that have the government funding, MVN is in a position to connect the veteran with the appropriate agency that can meet the long-term need.
EXAMPLE OF SERICES WE HAVE PROVIDED
- Food Cards
- Gas Cards
- Hotel room rent during times that other agencies aren’t available
- Phone cards and Trac phones
- Assisted in enrollment with VA Healthcare
- Assisted in the process of obtaining a used car for a veteran leaving a homeless situation through the Maine Veterans Project organization
- Made payments on:
- Phone bills (to prevent phone disconnect)
- Car payments (to prevent repossession)
- Home heating fuel
- And more.
Most of these services were provided during weekends, holidays, and when no other agency or funding source was available.
Address : 62 Pegasus Street, Brunswick Landing, Suite 101, Brunswick, ME 04011
Phone : (207) 751-5672
24/7 : (207) 751-5672
Brunswick Retired Activities Office
We assist military retirees, veterans, and family members with any military benefits/veterans administration claims or questions, to include survivors benefits.
Street Address:62 Pegasus Street
Unit B Box 5 Brunswick, ME 04011 Phone Number:207-406-4103
Our Mission is to provide short term shelter for Homeless Veterans who do not have immediate access to shelter. At the present we are partnered with Maine Veterans Affairs at Togus VA Medical Center to identify current needs. FMI call Ed Harmon at 207-633-7935.
Veterans Forward provides critical assistance to create a sustainable future for Maine’s veterans, service members and their families. By working with each veteran’s unique needs, Veterans Forward seeks to remove barriers impacting their health, safety, or well-being. Filling in the gaps in care often not provided by other resources, Veterans Forward is proud to serve our veteran community in Maine.
Veterans Forward, a program of Fedcap – Serving Maine, is made possible through philanthropic support and the unwavering commitment of the former Veterans Count Maine Board. Launching in 2022, Veterans Forward needs your support to grow and ensure that Maine’s veterans never go without much needed care. Please consider making a donation today.
Visit the Veterans Forward website at www.maineveteransforward.org. For questions please contact HelpME@Fedcap.org or leave us a message at 844-653-0316
Building Strong Futures
FedcapCARES (Customer Assistance for Re-employment and Economic Support) is an automated cloud-hosted software application which serves as a hub for case management, client activity and tracks attendance, employment and retention. It also provides a state of the art approach to document management along with advanced bi-directional data integration Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) so that we can transfer data to and from external systems including government, subcontractors and partners’ systems.
Open: Mon-Fri 0800-1700 (8am-5pm)
Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional counseling to eligible Veterans, service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families. Counseling is offered to make a successful transition from military to civilian life or after a traumatic event experienced in the military. Individual, group, marriage and family counseling is offered in addition to referral and connection to other VA or community benefits and services. Vet Center counselors and outreach staff, many of whom are Veterans themselves, are experienced and prepared to discuss the tragedies of war, loss, grief and transition after trauma. FMI call Erik or Jerry at 207-783-0068.