The Pledge represents an ongoing effort to strengthen public-private-philanthropic partnerships that address the needs of veterans and military families, such as affordable housing, health and wellness services, education and job training, combatting domestic violence, and more. This report outlines what the pledge entails and who is involved.
The Council has consistently heard concerns from federal officials about the service provision capacity needed in communities as young veterans increasingly seek services from community providers and not from the federal government. The need for ongoing specialized services and community reintegration support is now essential for their successful transition to civilian life.
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The Social Cost Analysis of the Unemployment and Underemployment of Military Spouses study reveals the economic costs to society from the high rates of unemployment, underemployment, and reduced labor force participation among U.S. military spouses. The research was conducted by the Sorenson Impact Center, a division of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, in consultation and collaboration with Blue Star Families.
The Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey is the leading resource for policy makers, corporations and nonprofits to understand the issues military families face. It is a unique opportunity for military families’ voices to be heard by key decision-makers.
Members of the Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge and the Veterans Philanthropy Exchange gathered for learning and sharing.
From the Lincoln Community Foundation, this report details their veteran support initiative and provides recommendations for future collaborative efforts between community foundations seeking to impact the circumstances of military service members and their families on a regional basis.