Veterans Support Services
“Catholic Charities Veterans Services weren’t the only agency assisting me during my period of homelessness, but without them my family would not be in a warm, nice, two-bedroom apartment we can call home. I repeat, “my family would not be in a warm, nice, two-bedroom apartment we can call home”, if Catholic Charities Veterans Services had not assisted us. For me, Catholic Charities Chamblee Veterans Services is a God-send and blessing that I cannot express in words. Their assistance was invaluable, immeasurable and possibly life-saving.” -John from Newnan, Ga
Public and VA Benefits Assistance
Many veterans do not receive VA benefits, as they are unaware of how to access them. Additionally, 86% of veterans do not receive public benefits such as food stamps, even though they are eligible. These numbers show a clear gap in veterans becoming self-sufficient and reintegrating back into civilian life. These stats tell the story as to why so many veterans experience homelessness.
CCA staff helps veterans access appropriate public and VA benefits. These benefits help families stabilize their living situation, provide food for their families, and access medical care.
Financial Education and Planning
Military members and veterans have lots of financial opportunities available to them but even still three in four military service members (77%, more than the national population) have some financial worries, most commonly a lack of savings to cover retirement or other needs. Through CCA’s financial literacy workshops, veterans learn to
- Create a Budget
- Savings Options
- How Credit Works
- Tips for Building and Maintaining Good Credit
- Debt Management Strategies
Mental Health Counseling
Our community-based outpatient mental health and counseling services focus on the challenges families and individuals face in dealing with life transitions, unexpected tragedies, and mental health issues. The goal is to help clients gain the skills to effectively manage their issues and improve their ability to cope with life’s challenges.
We help veterans and their families by providing mental health counseling services or by helping them access VA mental health services.