Resources

Adaptive Sports Iowa (ASI)

Mark Houseman at ASI is looking for veterans with physical disabilities to encouraged and provide venues to participate in regular sport and recreational activities.

ASI's goal is to help Veteran athletes with physical disabilities enjoy the activities they are passionate about. With your help and referrals, ASI can be an exceptional and free venue for veterans to improve their physical, emotional, and mental health.

If this is you, or if you know a Veteran with ambulatory or visual impairments and would benefit from such a program, Contact Mark Houseman at the following:

Veteran Outreach
Adaptive Sports Iowa
1421 Bell Avenue #104 Ames, Iowa 50010
Cell (515) 707-3082
mark@adaptivesportsiowa.org

More information can be found at the following link: http://www.adaptivesportsiowa.org/About/Brochure.aspx

Assisted Living Benefits

Veterans who are injured in the line of duty face many challenges when they return home, including the inability to live an independent life. Whether fully or partially disabled, many need assistance with daily activities.

Thankfully, there are assisted living options that can help veterans who have disabilities, as well as elderly veterans who need help as they grow older. There are two basic ways for eligible veterans to receive assistance: obtain an assisted living benefit from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or apply for residency in a veteran's home.

The guide located here contains information about the benefit programs available from the VA. Learn whether you are eligible, how to apply, and what programs are available in your state.