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State and Community Programs and Services

AspenPointe Peer Navigator Program

The Peer Navigator Program developed by AspenPointe seeks to provide a military peer (veteran) to help other veterans navigate complex systems of care such as the VA, Social Security, education systems, legal systems, and community resources in order to improve their quality of life. An array of services is offered to address Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Major Depression, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Family Crises. The program also assists veterans and families through career, employment, training, mentoring, and community transition services. For more information, please visit www.apenpointe.org

Colorado National Guard Foundation

The Colorado National Guard Foundation assists soldiers and airmen experiencing financial hardship. The Foundation awards interest-free loans and grants. This can be for medical emergencies; line-of-duty injuries in which incapacitation pay is not made to the military member in a timely manner; pay and allowances for Guard duty are late or a disaster such as a home burning down all qualify as emergencies.

Hearts Across The Miles (HATM)

Based out of Aurora, Colorado, Hearts Across The Miles (HATM) sends care packages to any deployed service member regardless of branch of service or affiliation. HATM works with local Girl Scout troops to during cookie season. All the items as well as postage costs are from generous donations received from the community. For more information, visit www.heartsacrossthemiles.org

Military Family Relief Fund

The Military Family Relief Fund provides financial assistance to Colorado military families impacted by mobilization and active duty military members deployed to hostile fire zones. For more information call 303-733-3441 or visit www.checkoffcolorado.org

Military Spouse Residency Relief Act

On November 11, 2009, the President signed into law the Military Spouse Residency Relief Act. This Act, among other things, provides that when a service member leaves his or her home State in accord with military or naval orders, the spouse of a service member may retain residency in his or her home State for voting and tax purposes, after relocating from that State to accompany the service member. In the State of Colorado an exemption from Colorado withholding tax may be claimed if an employees spouse is a member of the US Armed Services and their state of legal residence is not Colorado. For more information visit www.colorado.gov/cs/

Redistribution Center

The Redistribution Center provides military members and their families furnishings and household items they need in the event of family tragedies. The immediate need of the family is coordinated between the Center and service member and delivery of the items is arranged through the volunteer staff of the Redistribution Center. For more information please visit http://www.redistributioncenter.org