NCOA has partnered with the following organizations that provide services for those seeking assistance in the areas of employment as they are transitioning from the military, corporate mentorship, mental health counseling, etc. We have also partnered with a company that can provide members and chapters with a wide range of promotional products to highlight their respective chapters, NCOA affiliations, and businesses.
AMERICAN CORPORATE PARTNERS – is a national nonprofit organization focused on helping returning veterans find their next careers through one-on-one mentoring, networking and online career advice. https://www.acp-usa.org/about-us
GIVE AN HOUR – Give an Hour is a nonprofit organization with national network of mental health professionals who provide free mental health services to military personnel, veterans, and their loved ones. Give an Hour will not charge nor accept payments from NCOA members or families. https://giveanhour.org/.
A military caregiver is a family member, friend, or acquaintance who provides a broad range of care and assistance for, or manages the care of, a current or former military service member with a disabling physical or mental injury or illness. Military caregivers are the backbone of their families; facilitating whole health and wellbeing for veterans, military and even others in the community. There are a total of 5.5 million caregivers caring for former or current military personnel in the U.S. Nine in 10 (96%) caregivers of veterans are female and 70% provide care to their spouse or partner. Eighty-eight percent report increased stress or anxiety as a result of caregiving, and 77% state sleep deprivation is an issue. A key recommendation from the 2014 RAND “Hidden Heroes: America’s Military Caregivers” report highlights that efforts are needed to help empower military caregivers. Those efforts should include ways to build their skills and confidence in caregiving, mitigate the potential stress and strain of caregiving, and raise public awareness of the caregiver’s value. In that light, Give an Hour® and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation partnered to provide a brief overview of best practices in providing mental health care to America’s Hidden Heroes. By creating an understanding of the unique challenges of the military caregiver experience and the Military and Caregiver Experience Map, we hope that this guide can help nonprofits, support organizations and mental health providers raise public awareness and provide adequate services to caregivers. View the Guide Online.
HIRING OUR HEROES – Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities. https://www.hiringourheroes.org/fellowships/
As a valued member of NCOA, I want to provide an exclusive offer to NCOA Members for personal training services. Being in the fitness and health industry and having been part of luxury Fitness Clubs and corporate wellness centers, I have learned that preventative health is not considered a priority to most, and very rarely are these available among a community. With the growing rate of health problems and chronic diseases, health should be a priority but should also be specific to an individual. Over time, I have learned the crafts necessary to provide a personalized approach to an individual’s fitness and health. Certifications include – certified trainer through National Academy of Sports Medicine, certified Nutrition Coach, certified in Pre-Post Natal Fitness, and Functional Movement Screening. Specialized in Older Population and Animal Flow (a mix of yoga and Brazillian capoeira). J. Min Fitness is offering 10% off on all personal training packages which will include two additional complimentary sessions, to aid you in improving your life and living a more healthy lifestyle. Visit J. Min Fitness, Coupon codes: NCOA10 (in person personal training packages) or NCOA10ONLINE (virtual/online training packages). J. Min Fitness will donate 10% back to NCOA in support of the Association’s benevolent programs.
REACHING NEW HEIGHTS – Reaching New Heights Foundation (RNHF) provides an array of services that assist Veterans transitioning from active duty, incarceration, or homelessness. Services are provided through collaboration with local and government agencies to build pride and stability. http://reachingnewheightsfoundation.com/
TOGETHER WE SERVED – NCOA has partnered with Together We Served! If you served in any branch of the United States Military, as an added bonus to your NCOA Membership, you can claim a FREE 1 Year Premium Membership (a $19.95 value) to TogetherWeServed.com – the largest online community of U.S. Military Veterans, where you can create a visual record of your military service and quickly find and re-connect with old friends you served with. You can take advantage of this FREE offer, which you can cancel at any time, by going to https://join.togetherweserved.com/ncoa. Join NCOA today and claim your membership to Together We Served.
Tuesday’s Children provides a lifetime of healing for families who have been forever changed by terrorism, military conflict or mass violence.Through a time-tested, long-term approach, Tuesday’s Children programming serves and supports our nation’s military Families of the Fallen; keeps the promise to support all those impacted by Tuesday, September 11th; and builds resilience and common bonds in communities worldwide recovering from tragedies. Tuesday’s Children’s Military Initiative supports losses from all branches of service, regardless of circumstance of death and status with the military at the time of loss, all at no cost to the family members. Click here for info on volunteer opportunities in their Mentoring Program
Veteran suicide is a serious problem. Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves. This free support is Confidential, Available 24/7 and serves All Veterans, All Service members, National Guard, and Reserve, and their family members and friends. Phone – (800) 273-8255 (press 1). Text – 838255. Online – https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/chat. Support for deaf and hard of hearing – (800) 799-4889.
XPERT MEDIA MANAGEMENT (XMM) – Providing NCOA and NCOA Auxiliary members, and NCOA chapters a wide range of promotional products to highlight their respective chapters and NCOA affiliations. If you have your own business or work for a company that uses promotional items – XMM is ready and willing to help you find just the right items to promote your business. https://www.xmmllc.com/showrooms.htm