OAS Listed in DoD and VA National Resource Directory (NRD)
NRD Connects Us With the DoD and the VA
Once a Soldier is now part of the National Directory Resource. The National Resource Directory and the Office of Warrior Care Policy engages with programs for Service Members and Veterans across the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, other U.S. Government agencies, and associated organizations. Our listing can be found here.
“This is a big step forward on a few fronts,” said David Barbush, CEO of Once a Soldier. “First, the uniqueness of our mission’s focus enabled this assignment. Second, we are on a national stage where more families can find us. That brings us great satisfaction.”
Veteran Suicide Families Now Have A Place to Call
The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them.
It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics that supply an abundance of vetted resources.
Once a Soldier got the call from Max Dolan from the Defense Health Agency’s Recovery Coordination Program. Mr. Dolan is part one of a handful of PEER Support Coordinators. He is responsible for Region 9 that covers North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia.
Most of the NRD deals with Veterans issues for those who are in need of medical and mental health. While we don’t expect the parents and families of Veteran suicide to reach out via the NRD, it brings us closer to our mission accomplished goal of raising awareness about their unmet needs.
ABOUT ONCE A SOLDIER
Our Veterans are killing themselves in record numbers mostly due to PTSD. An overmatched VA can’t take care of them or their families. We will.
Soldier suicide leaves Veteran families with thousands of dollars of bills unpaid, mostly bank loans.
We are the only nonprofit standing with the families after a veteran suicide. Stand with us.
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