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State and Community Programs and Services

Buddy-to-Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program

The Buddy-to-Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program trains Michigan vets to help OEF/OIF veterans adjust to life outside the military community. From family concerns to financial struggles to emotional challenges, trained Buddy-to-Buddy volunteer vets are there to listen and to help OEF/OIF veterans. For more information, visit www.buddytobuddy.org.

Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund

The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund (FWSF) helps Michigan veterans who return from the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns and find themselves in need of assistance. For more information, visit www.fwsf.org.

Making the Right Connection

Although Making the Right Connection is primarily for Macomb County Soldiers, veterans, and Families; the site also offers links to services for other Michigan residents. Find resources for employment, counseling, wounded warriors, education, legal services, financial assistance, homes, medical needs, and much more. For more information, visit www.misd.net/connection/military.

Michigan Military Family Relief Fund

The Michigan Military Family Relief Fund provides grants during times of financial hardship to qualifying families of Service Members. For more information, visit www.michigan.gov/rf.

Michigan National Guard Family Fund

The Michigan National Guard Family Fund assists Air and Army National Guard families who experience financial difficulties with temporary emergency financial assistance. For more information, visit www.michigan.gov/ff.

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 service member's spouse 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 Michigan an exemption from Michigan 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 Michigan. For more information visit www.michigan.gov/taxes/tax.

Project Blue Star

Project Blue Star is MichiganAca,!a,,cs effort to assist Families of Michigan Soldiers serving overseas. Organizations can register on line and identify the services they are able to provide. Families can search for services by county and be matched with volunteer organizations. For more information, visit www.michigan.gov/homeland.

VetBizCentral

VetBizCentral serves veterans, members of the National Guard and Army Reserve, active duty military personnel and veterans' surviving spouses throughout Michigan. Their veteran resource center offers training, education, mentoring, counseling, advocacy, networking, etc. For more information, visit http://vetbizcentral.org.

Veteran Job Fairs & Events

Michigan veterans can learn about jobs fairs and seminars that will help obtain a position. Veterans can also register on the Michigan Talent Bank web site, contact a VeteransAca,!a,,c Employment specialist, and view newsletters. Employers can post positions, apply to attend job fairs, and be guided by the VeteransAca,!a,,c Employment Specialist.

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