Wisconsin Veterans Network

Wisconsin Veterans Network Wis. Veterans Network (VetsNet) is a collaborative network of 30+ agencies in six Southeastern Wis. counties bringing critical services to veterans and their families in crisis.

We will serve anyone who wore the uniform, and their families. Try us! Our collaborating agencies are veteran service organizations, state and federal veteran agencies, other nonprofit veteran and community social service agencies. Navigating the growing number of veteran help groups and other agencies (more than 500 in Wisconsin) can be a daunting, time consuming task. That's where VetsNet comes in. Once we identify the needs of the veterans or their families and match them with the qualifications of various agencies, VetsNet assigns the case to the ones best able to help as quickly as possible. Agencies we have collaborated with include the VFW, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Wis. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, VA, Dryhootch, Center for Veterans Issues, La Causa, Outreach Community Health Centers, Sojourner Family Peace Center, County Veteran Service Officers in Milwaukee, Washington, Sheboygan, Waukesha, Racine, and Ozaukee counties; Community Advocates, Wis Veterans Chamber of Commerce, GreenPath Financial Wellness, Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative, Racine County Workforce Solutions, Women Veterans Initiative (WOVIN). Salute the Troops, Catholic Charities, Wis. Department of Workforce Development, Advocate for Veterans, Military Family Assistance Centers, Community Action Coalition for South Central Wis., Wis Veterans Foundation, Wis. Military Network, 4th HOOAH WI, Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic, and Heat for Heroes. The list continues to grow. VetsNet's mission is to serve veterans, active military members and their families facing crises, by assessing their needs and helping them access a full range of agencies which can meet those needs. We do that without respect to time spent in service, type of discharge, branch of service. We only require that service to country was given. If you took the oath and wore the uniform -- on active duty, Reserve or National Guard member -- we will help. In 2016, the first full year of operation, our phenomenal partners served 407 veterans and their families with the help of the VetsNet staff.

We will serve anyone who wore the uniform, and their families. Try us! Our collaborating agencies are veteran service organizations, state and federal veteran agencies, other nonprofit veteran and community social service agencies. Navigating the growing number of veteran help groups and other agencies (more than 500 in Wisconsin) can be a daunting, time consuming task. That's where VetsNet comes in. Once we identify the needs of the veterans or their families and match them with the qualifications of various agencies, VetsNet assigns the case to the ones best able to help as quickly as possible. Agencies we have collaborated with include the VFW, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Wis. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, VA, Dryhootch, Center for Veterans Issues, La Causa, Outreach Community Health Centers, Sojourner Family Peace Center, County Veteran Service Officers in Milwaukee, Washington, Sheboygan, Waukesha, Racine, and Ozaukee counties; Community Advocates, Wis Veterans Chamber of Commerce, GreenPath Financial Wellness, Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative, Racine County Workforce Solutions, Women Veterans Initiative (WOVIN). Salute the Troops, Catholic Charities, Wis. Department of Workforce Development, Advocate for Veterans, Military Family Assistance Centers, Community Action Coalition for South Central Wis., Wis Veterans Foundation, Wis. Military Network, 4th HOOAH WI, Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic, and Heat for Heroes. The list continues to grow. VetsNet's mission is to serve veterans, active military members and their families facing crises, by assessing their needs and helping them access a full range of agencies which can meet those needs. We do that without respect to time spent in service, type of discharge, branch of service. We only require that service to country was given. If you took the oath and wore the uniform -- on active duty, Reserve or National Guard member -- we will help. In 2016, the first full year of operation, our phenomenal partners served 407 veterans and their families with the help of the VetsNet staff.

Mission: VetsNet's mission is to serve veterans, active military members and their families facing crises, by assessing their needs and helping them access a full range of agencies which can meet those needs.

Operating as usual

11/09/2020

Streaming live on Veterans Day, Episode 10 of A Veteran's Podcast! Juan shares how his 28 years of service from enlisted to officer led him down a path to continue to assist other service members on their transition out of the military.

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11/09/2020

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**Veteran Of The Week***Amy served 5 years in the Navy.She is from Elkhorn, WI.Amy's friend submitted her because she is...
11/06/2020

**Veteran Of The Week***

Amy served 5 years in the Navy.

She is from Elkhorn, WI.

Amy's friend submitted her because she is always being an encouragement to female veterans. She has motivated many veterans to find the help they need in navigating the VA system as well as been a supportive listening ear when needed. She advocates for veteran suicide awareness and lets all veterans she comes in contact with, know they are not alone.

Thank you for your service, Amy!
If you would like to submit a veteran to be our "Veteran Of The Week," please fill out the google form below.
https://forms.gle/cEot6EQpc2Kw6gi99

With the holidays just 7 weeks away, we would like to remind you that while you are busying shopping for your loved ones...
11/05/2020
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With the holidays just 7 weeks away, we would like to remind you that while you are busying shopping for your loved ones (or yourself), please remember to add Wisconsin Veterans Network to your Amazon Smile. At no cost to you, a portion of your total balance will be donated to us, to be used to directly to impact veterans in the state of Wisconsin.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Wisconsin Veterans Network Inc. Support us every time you shop.

Noah served 15 years in the Air Force and Army. He also was a Service Navigator here at VetsNet. We were able to get an ...
11/04/2020
EP9: Noah – An Army Veteran – A Veteran's Podcast

Noah served 15 years in the Air Force and Army. He also was a Service Navigator here at VetsNet. We were able to get an outstanding podcast interview with him right before he moved out of state and on to a new adventure. Listen to his story by clicking the link below!

Noah served a total of 15 years in the Air Force and Army. After spending time trying to “find” himself and bouncing from corporate career to corporate career, he landed a position in a Veteran non-profit. Listen to how the struggles Noah faced gave him the tools to help other Veterans build a s...

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11/02/2020

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New law creates 988 as a suicide hotline with special designation for Veterans. More info below.
10/30/2020

New law creates 988 as a suicide hotline with special designation for Veterans. More info below.

www.betherewis.com

***Veteran Of The Week***Noah served 15 years between the Army and Airforce.He is from Menomonee Falls, WI.Noah's friend...
10/30/2020

***Veteran Of The Week***

Noah served 15 years between the Army and Airforce.

He is from Menomonee Falls, WI.

Noah's friends submitted him because of all the work he does in the veteran community.

The staff at VetsNet has been grateful for his hard work and dedication in providing solutions for veterans who needed assistance. As a host on A Veteran's Podcast, he helped create a platform for veterans to share their stories that will further impact the veteran community.

We are sad to see Noah leave VetsNet but we wish him well on his next adventure!

Thank you for your service, Noah!

If you would like to submit a veteran to be our "Veteran Of The Week," please fill out the google form below.
https://forms.gle/cEot6EQpc2Kw6gi99

Are you a veteran, or do you know a veteran who is struggling? Has 2020 created issues for you and your family that you ...
10/29/2020

Are you a veteran, or do you know a veteran who is struggling?

Has 2020 created issues for you and your family that you need help navigating?

Are you tired of waiting on hold for answers about benefits?

VetsNet can help. We have highly skilled service navigators waiting to assist you!

Call us (414)257-3624, we are here Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.

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Are you looking to start school this winter? Are you unsure about property tax credits for disabled veterans? Have you f...
10/27/2020

Are you looking to start school this winter?

Are you unsure about property tax credits for disabled veterans?

Have you fallen behind on your utilities or rent?

Are you looking for help navigating the VA Pension and Claims red tape?

Do you have a need not listed above?

Times are tough, but Wisconsin Veterans Network is here to help.

If you are a veteran or know of a veteran who is struggling or just has questions about benefits, give us a call, we would be happy to help. (414) 257 - 3624

#mememonday #militaryhumor
10/26/2020

#mememonday #militaryhumor

***Veteran Of The Week***Anjuli served 7 years in the Coast Guard.She is from Kenosha, WI.Anjuli's friend submitted her ...
10/23/2020

***Veteran Of The Week***
Anjuli served 7 years in the Coast Guard.

She is from Kenosha, WI.

Anjuli's friend submitted her because she is always willing to help veterans. She was an assistant to the certifying official at UW-Parkside and ensured ALL veterans understood their school benefits as well as other veteran service organizations in the area. She is currently going to school to pursue her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to further give back to the veteran population.

Thank you for your service, Anjuli!

If you would like to submit a veteran to be our "Veteran Of The Week," please fill out the google form below.
https://forms.gle/cEot6EQpc2Kw6gi99

10/22/2020
Waukesha County Veterans Services

Need information on the Veteran identifier on your drivers license? Here is some from the Waukesha County Veterans Services

Good Afternoon Veterans of Waukesha County, I thought I would put a quick post together regarding the Veteran Identifier for your Drivers License - Veteran Identifier Eligibility
To be eligible for the Veteran Identifier on your Wisconsin drivers license or ID Card you must meet certain requirements related to your term and characterization of military service.

Character of Service: The Character of Service Field on your DD214/DD215 must show, Honorable, General under Honorable conditions, or Honorable under General. (Other than Honorable conditions will not allow you to certify through this process.)

Length of Service: You must have at least one period of service that encompassed at least two continuous years of “active duty” or 90 days of “active duty” during a Statutorily-Designated Wartime Period, where the character of service meets the requirements above.* For this purpose, “active duty” means active duty (other than active duty for training) military service in the armed forces of the United States or in forces incorporated as part of the armed forces of the United States. (Full-time National Guard duty does not qualify as “active duty” under federal law. Active federal military service performed by the National Guard members under Title 10 of the U.S. Code may qualify as “active duty.”
If you have any questions, please contact our office and we may discuss further. If you qualify and want to have the Identifier added to your license or ID, contact the office and we will assist you with the process.

Now streaming on ALL platforms, Episode 8 of A Veteran's Podcast. Listen to Jamie tell her story of transition from serv...
10/21/2020

Now streaming on ALL platforms, Episode 8 of A Veteran's Podcast. Listen to Jamie tell her story of transition from servicemember to civilian. Jamie shares how Merging Vets and Players, Team Rubicon, and Team Red, White & Blue as well as working for Wounded Warrior Project has given her the ability to not only have a successful transition, but also connect with other veterans along the way.

To listen to this week's episode or to sign up to be a part of the show, click the link in the comments below.

10/20/2020
Jamie - An Army Veteran

Check out this sneak peek of our next episode streaming live TOMORROW! Jamie has some great tips on getting connected with veteran service organizations like Wisconsin Veterans Network and Wounded Warrior Project to help your transition!

#mememonday #militaryhumor
10/19/2020

#mememonday #militaryhumor

***Veteran Of The Week***John served 10 years in the Air Force.He is from Waukesha, WI.John's friend submitted him becau...
10/16/2020

***Veteran Of The Week***

John served 10 years in the Air Force.
He is from Waukesha, WI.
John's friend submitted him because he continues to serve his community as the Waukesha County Veteran Service Officer. No matter the obstacles in helping his fellow veterans, John has always shown determination to overcome them and ensure his fellow veterans need's are always met.

If you are a veteran in need in Waukesha County, please reach out to John at Waukesha County Veterans Services

Thank you for your service, John!

If you would like to submit a veteran to be our "Veteran Of The Week," please fill out the google form below.
https://forms.gle/cEot6EQpc2Kw6gi99

With the holidays just a few months away, we would like to remind you that while you are busying shopping for your loved...
10/15/2020
Support Wisconsin Veterans Network Inc by shopping at AmazonSmile.

With the holidays just a few months away, we would like to remind you that while you are busying shopping for your loved ones (or yourself), please remember to add Wisconsin Veterans Network to your Amazon Smile. At no cost to you, a portion of your total balance will be donated to us, to be used to directly to impact veterans in the state of Wisconsin.
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-1043745

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Wisconsin Veterans Network Inc. Support us every time you shop.

Episode 7 streaming on all platforms. Listen to Eugene talk about how he served 5 years in the US Navy and his transitio...
10/14/2020

Episode 7 streaming on all platforms. Listen to Eugene talk about how he served 5 years in the US Navy and his transition to civilian life that ultimately led him to reenlist 11 years later.

If you are interested in telling your story of transitioning from service member to civilian visit aveteranspodcast.com.

Happy 245th birthday to the U.S. Navy! We are grateful for those who have served and continue to serve on the mighty oce...
10/13/2020

Happy 245th birthday to the U.S. Navy! We are grateful for those who have served and continue to serve on the mighty oceans! Semper Fortis!

10/12/2020
Eugene, A Navy Veteran

Eugene served 5 years in the US Navy and then transitioned to civilian life. Listen to this sneak peek to hear about why he chose to get our of the military and on Wednesday listen to what brought him to reenlist 11 years later!

#mememonday #Militaryhumor
10/12/2020

#mememonday #Militaryhumor

***Veteran Of The Week***Max served 8 years in the Marine Corps.He is from Milwaukee, WI.Max's friend submitted him beca...
10/09/2020

***Veteran Of The Week***

Max served 8 years in the Marine Corps.

He is from Milwaukee, WI.

Max's friend submitted him because he continuously makes sure to reach out and offer support to the Marines he served with, as well as their families, and the overall Veteran community. With the further aim of connecting others to the healing powers of the outdoors, Max started his own fishing excursion company called @hardwaterfreaks , which frequently partners with another nonprofit aimed at Veteran Outreach - @wiherooutdoors . Max also volunteers for a program called @fishingfortheheart6 , which provides inner city kids and those less privileged with the opportunity to connect with nature through fishing.

Thank you for your service, Max!

If you would like to submit a veteran to be our "Veteran Of The Week," please fill out the google form below.
https://forms.gle/cEot6EQpc2Kw6gi99

Thank you to MISSION BBQ for dropping off lunch! Mission BBQ prides itself in supporting military, veterans, and first r...
10/08/2020

Thank you to MISSION BBQ for dropping off lunch! Mission BBQ prides itself in supporting military, veterans, and first responders. We look forward to having you as our new neighbors in West Allis!

Now streaming on ALL podcast platforms, Episode 6 of A Veteran's Podcast. Listen to how Rande had a seamless transition ...
10/07/2020

Now streaming on ALL podcast platforms, Episode 6 of A Veteran's Podcast. Listen to how Rande had a seamless transition to civilian life, after 11 years of service, and what resources she used to set herself up for success.

#mememonday #militaryhumor
10/05/2020

#mememonday #militaryhumor

10/03/2020
Rande - A Navy Veteran

Rande wants everyone to know that it is ok to ask for help during your transition out of the military. She found great resources in Military1 , Wounded Warrior Project, and Fleet and Family Support Program.

Wisconsin Veterans Network is a great tool for those who have outprocessed and have questions in the state of Wisconsin. List a resource below that you found useful in your transition out of the military.

***Veteran Of The Week***B.J. served 9 years in the Marine Corps.He is from Reedsburg, WI.B.J.'s friend submitted him be...
10/02/2020

***Veteran Of The Week***
B.J. served 9 years in the Marine Corps.
He is from Reedsburg, WI.
B.J.'s friend submitted him because of his relentless efforts with cleaning up the Veterans Museum in Madison after the protests, and the positive messages he emulates through social media and Veteran outreach. He has particularly rare resolve in regards to dealing with diversity and respect towards all people. B.j. celebrates differences rather than fears them. He continues his service to other Veterans through Semper Fi & America's Fund and through his position as Dane County Veteran Service Officer prior to that. His current efforts are with Sierra Delta Service Dogs , a nonprofit that aims to create a national network that provides connectivity between veterans, accredited service dog providers, and generous supporters. B.j’s list of accolades and experience expands beyond what fits into this summary, but it is interesting to note that he met former President George W. Bush, and was painted by him on two separate occasions. He also appeared on David Letterman.

Thank you for your service, B.J.!
If you would like to submit a veteran to be our "Veteran Of The Week," please fill out the google form below.
https://forms.gle/cEot6EQpc2Kw6gi99

We would like to thank the Green Bay Packers Foundation for their generous grant. Grants like this help us continue to h...
10/01/2020

We would like to thank the Green Bay Packers Foundation for their generous grant. Grants like this help us continue to help veterans find the resources they need for housing, food pantries, VA Benefits, school benefits, and other needs they may have. We would not be able to do what we do, without the help from your foundation.

#PackersGiveBack

With the holidays just a few months away, we would like to remind you that while you are busying shopping for your loved...
10/01/2020
Support Wisconsin Veterans Network Inc by shopping at AmazonSmile.

With the holidays just a few months away, we would like to remind you that while you are busying shopping for your loved ones (or yourself), please remember to add Wisconsin Veterans Network to your Amazon Smile. At no cost to you, a portion of your total balance will be donated to us, to be used to directly to impact veterans in the state of Wisconsin.
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-1043745

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Wisconsin Veterans Network Inc. Support us every time you shop.

Episode 5 of A Veteran's Podcast is live! Listen to Dick share his story of serving 20 years and how he didn't give up o...
09/30/2020

Episode 5 of A Veteran's Podcast is live! Listen to Dick share his story of serving 20 years and how he didn't give up on applying for benefits when all he heard was "NO!"

Click the link in the comments to hear our newest episode and episodes from previous weeks.

We are hiring a receptionist. Please see the job description below. We would love to have you on our team!
09/29/2020

We are hiring a receptionist. Please see the job description below. We would love to have you on our team!

Tomorrow, Episode 5 of A Veteran's Podcast, streams on all platforms. Listen to Dick talk about how serving 20 years in ...
09/29/2020

Tomorrow, Episode 5 of A Veteran's Podcast, streams on all platforms. Listen to Dick talk about how serving 20 years in the military changed his life and the steps he took after retirement to set him up for the future.

To hear other episodes or to sign up to share your story, click the link in the comments below.

#mememonday #militaryhumor
09/28/2020

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6317 W Greenfield Ave
West Allis, WI
53214

General information

WHO WE ARE: VetsNet, founded and run by veterans to serve veterans, service members and their families, is a non-profit social service agency headquartered in West Allis d serving southeastern Wisconsin. We link those we serve with the agencies who can best meet their needs and solve their problems, and do follow-up to make certain there are successful outcomes. WHO WE SERVE; We will help any man or woman in crisis who served in the military. Anyone who took the oath and wore the uniform -- Active Duty, Reserves or National Guard. Overseas or stateside. War or peacetime. Front lines or in the rear. Regardless of discharge. They are all veterans, every one. We are here for them and their families. In our first year of operation, we served 407 veterans and family members. WHERE WE OPERATE: Based in Milwaukee County, we also serve Waukesha, Racine, Washington, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan Counties, and other areas upon request. WHAT WE DO: VetsNet facilitates and coordinates services in these broad areas, all of which are at the top of the list for veterans and their families: Emergency relief, homelessness, benefits counseling, financial counseling, substance abuse, mental health, legal assistance, relationship (personal & family counseling), employment counseling, training & placement, and more? HOW WE DO IT: Veterans and families experience a modern, comfortable, relaxed environment, conducive to building trust and reducing stress. Drop in and scheduled appointments are available, and immediate referrals are made to an array of participating providers. We use a collaborative, holistic approach. We are located five minutes from the VA hospital and one block from the Milwaukee County Veterans Service Office, making collaboration and referrals easy. We offer shared space to other agencies, and our VetsNet staff helps connect vets and families with the help they need. Our principles of operation with our 20+ partner agencies: (1) A shared commitment to improving service delivery, (2) Working together to meet the need. (3) Selfless organizational support by all provider participants. (4)Program development through collaboration of providers and consumer advocates, (5)Evidence-based evaluation and decision making, refining the system WHY WE DO IT: In serving homeless and at-risk veterans since 2008, the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (MHVI) identified serious gaps in the veteran safety net, and launched VetsNet as a result. Many veterans and family members in need find it nearly impossible to navigate the myriad of agencies that provide services, and find that regulations and restrictions often prevent them from qualifying for some programs. VetsNet is unique in that it provides open access to all veterans and military families who seek assistance, many of whom do not qualify for federal veteran benefits or programs. The Veterans Administration is the main provider of veterans services, and our local VA gets good marks and reviews, but only 41% of Wisconsin veterans receive VA health care. There are many barriers to receiving help, including the definitions of “veterans” and “homeless.” VetsNet will serve anyone who wore the uniform, including Reserves and National Guard members, and their families We do it with as little red tape and bureaucracy as possible, and eliminate any Catch-22s. For many veterans, we are the last resort. VetsNet began in early 2016 as a project of the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative, but in March 2017 was incorporated as an independent non-profit organization. It is registered with the State of Wisconsin as a charitable organization and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) charity. Contributions are tax deductible.

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Are you a woman veteran 18 to 44 years old? Or do you know a woman veteran 18 to 44 years old? Nurse researchers from UW-Madison are seeking women veterans 18 to 44 years old to participate in a brief study about their health. Wisconsin Women Veterans Health Study https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4Orq0HQCbWhuGMd What is the study about? We plan to describe women veterans’ reasons for, and barriers to, getting health care. We invite you to join our study if you are a woman veteran 18 to 44 years old. We would ask you to answer questions about your health in an anonymous, online survey. We would also ask you to: Use any computer, tablet, or smart phone. Take our online survey once. This may take about 20-minutes. Your participation is voluntary, and you can stop at any time. You can skip any question you don’t want to answer. Are there any benefits to me? There may be no direct benefit to you. Your participation can help us to learn more about women veterans’ health care preferences and needs. This may help healthcare providers, such as nurses, improve healthcare services for women veterans. Will I be paid if I join? The first 200 eligible women veterans who complete the online survey will receive a digital $20 cash card. How do I get started? Click https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4Orq0HQCbWhuGMd and see if you are eligible to take the survey. Or visit Women Veterans Health [email protected] on Facebook What if I have a question? Email: [email protected] or contact Nurse Researchers: Jen Orshak [email protected] or Diane Lauver [email protected]. Please do not message us about the study through social media and do not leave a comment. We are happy to answer any questions via email.
Korean War #veteran, Tony Dantzman, is still #missing. The nationwide #SilverAlert is still active. Please #HelpFindTony by sharing his website link below where the public can download flyers to print and post near them. Please help us #BringTonyHome. 🙏🏼🇺🇸❤️
There are openings in the January 24-26 Healing Warrior Hearts retreat in Milwaukee. (free to veterans!) If you are interested, or know someone who is, we would be happy to connect to answer any questions you may have. More information is available on our website http://www.healingwarriorhearts.org Registration is at http://registration.healingwarriorhearts.org You deserve a joyful heart and peaceful life. We're here to help you create it!!
Please continue to share 🙏🏼💔🇺🇸 #HelpFindTony #MissingVeteran #SilverAlert #Dementia https://www.facebook.com/112756666774629/posts/160355002014795/
MISSING VETERAN SIGHTING :::::: There was a potential sighting of my missing Grandpa, Tony Dantzman, for which there is a nationwide silver alert. Possible sighting in Jackson so we are notifying neighboring neighborhoods. Please keep an eye out! And share with friends and family in the region. https://www.facebook.com/112756666774629/posts/150128279704134?sfns=mo
Please share 🙏🏼💔 Missing veteran with dementia that could be anywhere in Wisconsin, or the country by now... SILVER ALERT EXTENDED STATE WIDE! https://www.facebook.com/112756666774629/posts/126968728686756?sfns=mo
Please share 🙏🏼💔 Missing veteran with dementia that could be anywhere in Wisconsin, or the country by now... SILVER ALERT EXTENDED STATE WIDE! https://www.facebook.com/112756666774629/posts/126968728686756?sfns=mo
On Friday 8/30, Tony Dantzman, a veteran who has dementia and was visiting rural Winter, Wisconsin for a family centennial reunion, walked away from his motel room and disappeared. Search and Rescue canines lost his scent along a road heading toward County Hwy W so it may be he got a ride, hence our country-wide search. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! We are asking for the public’s help locating Tony. Please reach out to your local news channel to request they cover this story. Take flyers and photos to your local homeless shelter. Share this post. Share our page. Any little effort could be the one that finds Tony! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! If anyone has information about his whereabouts, please contact the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office at 715-634-5213. He is 5’9″, 136 lbs., with brown eyes, gray hair and glasses. He was last seen wearing a checkered shirt, black vest, black pants, and light colored cap that read U.S. Marines. Having been born and raised in Winter WI, Tony had traveled from California back to Winter with his daughter and son-in-law to attend a family centennial celebration. Review of motel surveillance cameras at the Winter Northern Lights Motel where they were staying show Tony walking away from the motel on August 30th at approximately 9:00am. The last sighting of him is believed to have occurred at the Norwood Trailer Court in Winter where eyewitnesses indicated they observed an elderly male fitting Dantzman's description walk through the trailer court and continue to walk north on County Highway W. - - - - - - - - - Physical Features - Tony has a crooked right hand index finger. His left hand index finger is also noticeable crooked. Material Items - He was wearing a ring on his right hand when he was last seen at the motel on August 30th. Other Things to Note - He was originally from Winter WI, was a merchant Mariner stationed out of Duluth MN, living in California for the past 60+ years and his hobbies include golf, ballroom dancing, singing, going for walks and going to casinos. - - - - - - - - - #MissingPerson #SilverAlert #MissingVeteran #MissingInWisconsin #Wisconsin #California #SilverAlerts #Dementia #Veteran #MissingMarine https://www.facebook.com/bringtonydantzmanhome/
Sent Senator Feyen an e-mail on 7/6/2019 concerning the fact that veterans rated 100% disabled by VA are being penalized by Dept. of Revenue (DOR) because they cannot claim a refund for property tax credit beyond 4 years. Many of these veterans wait years for a rating which in so many cases is retroactive way beyond 4 years leaving the disabled veteran helpless to file for what is rightfully his or hers. Did not receive a response from the senator to my email. Resent it again on 7/25/2019 and was then informed the staff would be in touch with DOR to get a reading on the policy. No response since then. On 8/20/19 sent another email to the senator explaining that to change the 4 year limitation legislation would likely be required etc. Again crickets. At this point I am not confident that anything will be done to rectify this injustice to 100% disabled veterans at least if Senator Feyen is involved in getting it done. Posted the above today to the Senator's page. Going to be interesting to see if the crickets continue.
New program in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Veteran Suicide Prevention Program Friday, September 22, 2017, Noon – 6:00 P.M. Ramada Waupaca 110 Seasons Drive Waupaca, WI 54981 To register go to www.vvawi.org The war on Veteran suicide starts at home. Based on the most recent ever conducted it is known that 20 Veterans commit suicide every day – that is 7,300 Veterans dying from suicide every year! At no cost, you can learn the reasons for near epidemic levels of Veteran suicides and discover some of the tools you can employ to curb Veteran suicides in your area. Drs. Tom Berger and Thomas Hall will lead the first part of this extraordinary program from Noon – 6:00 P.M. As experts from Vietnam Veterans of America, Drs. Berger and Hall’s portion of the program will include: ♣ Discovering what makes a Veteran Suicide Attempt different. ♣ Exploring Potential Suicidal Triggers associated with a Veteran Suicide Attempt. ♣ Learning Unique Signs Veterans often display prior to a Veteran Suicide Attempt. ♣ Discussing the STEPS you can take to Prevent a Veteran Suicide. This team brings a wealth of professional knowledge, skills, and experiences with Veteran suicide. As the Executive Director of the Veterans Health Council and member of the Executive Committee of the National Alliance for Suicide Prevention, Dr. Berger draws his audience into the program so they understand the reasons for Veteran suicide and develop a set of practical tools for day to day activities in Preventing Veteran Suicides. Similarly, Dr. Hall who is the Chair of the Addiction Counselor Training Program at the Kansas City Kansas Community College, Professor of Psychology, Therapist, and Chair of the Vietnam Veterans of America PTSD and Substance Abuse Committee is uniquely skilled in integrating today’s research, proven psychological methodologies, with practical strategies in Preventing Veteran Suicides. The second part of this program, from 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M., will be presented by Barb Bigalke, Executive Director of the Center for Suicide Awareness and a certified QPR trainer will be accompanied by Mike Crum (USMC) Veteran and together will be introducing the QPR Program. QPR which stands for Question, Persuade and Refer is a way to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. During this portion of the day’s program, the presenters will prepare you to: ♣ Recognize the warning signs of suicide ♣ Know how to offer hope ♣ Know how to get help and save a life Whether a Veteran or family member of a Veteran, some who serves Veterans, a caregiver, EMT, or first responder, fire fighter or law enforcement officer, medical professional or health care provider, therapist or educator, religious or community leader or someone interested in Veteran Suicide Prevention this program is for you. For those interested in obtaining .6 CEU for this program at a cost of $5.00, please contact Joseph Eiting at [email protected] or at 920-2051565.