Resources

Alcohol/Substance Abuse Resources for Veterans

Alcohol Rehab Help - Learn more here

The Recovery Village
They volunteered their time and service to our country. They sacrificed their comfort and peace of mind. "They" are the veterans of the United States military. Many men and women retire from the military with memories they wish they didn’t have. For many of them, these thoughts have the power to wreak havoc on their lives and those of their loved ones. In many cases, veterans turn to drugs and alcohol as a result of various mental disorders associated with these thoughts, especially post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Luckily, there are resources available to help.

Learn more at https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/veterans/.

Addiction Center - Learn more here

Detox Local - Learn more here

Disaster Relief

If you have been affected by the latest flooding in Iowa, you may be eligible for disaster relief. Download the form here.

Email completed form to: iowapvakim@yahoo.com

Or

Mail to:
Iowa PVA
7025 Hickman Rd. Suite 1
Urbandale, IA. 50322

Education

Psychology Degrees - Learn more at www.psychologydegrees.org.

Health

Lung Cancer Center - Learn more at www.lungcancercenter.com.

Vision Center - Learn more at https://www.visioncenter.org.

Medicare

Medicare Plans - Learn more at www.medicareplans.com/iowa/.

Mesothelioma and Veterans

Asbestos.com

Veterans who develop mesothelioma because of military asbestos exposure can file for VA health care, benefits and other forms of compensation. Every branch of the military used asbestos products during the 20th century, and now veterans file nearly 30% of all mesothelioma lawsuits in the U.S.

Learn more at www.asbestos.com/veterans.

Mesothelioma.net

Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer usually affecting the lining of the lungs and is caused by inhaling asbestos particles. Unfortunately, asbestos was used heavily in various branches of the military and now many veterans are now diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer. Learn about the best treatment options for veterans and other diagnosed with this terrible disease.

Learn more at Mesothelioma.net.

Mesothelioma Hope

Learn more at www.mesotheliomahope.com

Mesothelioma Hub - Find Your Hope

As you may already know, of the 3,000 individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma every year, approximately 30% of them are veterans. Therefore, we are making it our mission to provide our resource to as many people as possible and we would love to be included on your website!

Learn more at www.mesotheliomahub.com/veterans

Mesothelioma Justice Netword

Learn more at www.asbestos.net

Senior Assisted Living in Iowa

Get the insights you need to find the right city. Visit the Caring.com website to learn more.

Urbandale Residents

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.

Hearing Health for Veterans

The Ultimate Guide to Hearing Health for Veterans - Learn more here.

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