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Veteran & Military Family Services

Our Easterseals Veterans Rally Point program serves CT Veterans, and provides free life-changing services that are philanthropy funded. 100% of all donations made to Veterans Rally Point are tax deductible as a program of the highly acclaimed, award winning Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

Easterseals believes our veterans and military families can thrive where they live—and our mission is to ensure that’s possible in every community. Easterseals is committed to the successful reintegration of veterans and their families into civilian life.

The needs of veterans and military families are evolving, not disappearing. With over 70 years of expertise and experience, award winning Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut is committed to working with veterans and their families to secure employment. It is through meaningful employment that veterans can achieve self sufficiency and independence.

We employ a holistic approach to addressing the needs of veterans and their families. Easterseals uses innovative strategies and its expertise coupled with a supportive 1:1 customized model tailored specifically to the individuals’ needs. Additionally, there is an on-site professional clothing resource room and food pantry when needed.

Our free and local life-changing Veterans/Servicemembers & Military Family programs include:

Employment & Financial Stability

The needs of veterans/servicemembers & military families are evolving, not disappearing. With over 70 years of expertise and experience, award winning Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT is committed to working with veterans and their families to secure employment.  It is through job placement that veterans can achieve self-sufficiency and independence.

On-site CT Veteran Service Officer

Veterans Rally Point has an on-site CT Veteran Service Officer on hand to answer any question concerning benefits, what services are available to them, and so on. 

VA Benefits Consultation

In addition to having an on-site CT Veteran Service Officer, Easterseals provides guidance and access to the Rally Point digital living lab to facilitate veterans effectively accessing their military benefits.

Computer Center

Utilizing Easterseals’ computer center, we provide 1:1 customized support and training that results in veterans conducting electronic job searches and completing individualized on-line employment applications.

Educational & Job Skill Training

Individuals are offered the training needed to meet the requirements of various employment opportunities. Services include interview preparedness including resume and cover letter development, computer basics and applications, office etiquette and interpersonal communication and organizational skills.

Legal Services

For qualified candidates, Easterseals offers pro bono legal services to cover a variety of needs.

Peer-to-Peer Support

Vets helping Vets meetings- join us for conversation and refreshments. No topic is off limits. Together we stand...you are not alone. Please call.

Emergency Financial Assistance

At Easterseals, we understand that there are circumstances in life that result in veterans/servicemembers needing a “hand up” to get back on track and continue their journey.  A personal finance management session is required.

Professional Clothing & Food Pantry 

Easterseals provides an on-site professional clothing resource room that is available to veterans/servicemembers & their families as they prepare to re-enter the workforce as well as a non-perishable food pantry for those American Warriors in need. 

Psychological Services 

For many of the brave men and women veterans/servicemembers who have served our country, the journey home is complicated and challenging. Whether our American Warriors are recovering from physical and/or psychological injuries, Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT walks with veterans/servicmembers & their families every step of the way.

Caregiver Training & Support

Easterseals recognizes that family members and caregivers of veterans/servicemembers also need help. If you are caring for one of these brave men or women, call Easterseals for support and guidance.

Case Management

Case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluations and advocacy for options and services to meet veterans/servicemembers comprehensive health needs.

Interpersonal Communication Coaching

Mastering interpersonal skills opens endless doors. With Easterseals' interpersonal communication coaching services, we will help you to make a great first impression every time, develop excellent listening skills, and earn trust, respect and long-lasting relationships.

Substance Abuse Coaching

Substance Abuse Coaching is another tool you can use to support your journey to lasting addiction recovery. You know you want to overcome addiction, but you don’t necessarily know how, what to do or where to start. Easterseals understands the process of recovery and is there to guide you through.

Transitional Housing

Our Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program helps eligible homeless veterans secure a safe, warm bed and a job as they work to advance into permanent housing. To learn more about this program, click here.

Referrals

Individuals receive Rally Point services following a self-referral or a referral from one of our collaborative partners including: CT DVA, CT National Guard, DOL, DMHAS, and Federal & State VA. A DD214 and photo ID is required.

If you are in immediate crisis:

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Our Locations

Veterans Rally Point I - Veterans/Service Members & Military Family Services

24 Stott Avenue, Norwich, CT 06360 
860.859.4148

Veterans Rally Point II - Military Services (State of CT Department of Veterans Affairs Campus)

287 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 
860.859.4148 ext. 1

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