Veterans in need can get free services and resources from MCVET

FRANCIOTTI LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW MCVET CAN HELP. >> I’M LOOKING TO GET INTO WEB DEVELOPMENT. SPECIFICALLY, WITH MOBILE APPLICATIONS. JENNIFER IT SKILLS MARINE: VETERAN SCOTT WINK LEARNS HERE AT MCVET IN DOWNTOWN BALTIMORE. >> I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW I COULD COME HERE AT FIRST AND I HAVE BROUGHT WITH PTSD AND ADDICTION FOR ABOUT 25 YEARS. JENNIFER: THE MARYLAND VETERAN EDUCATION AND TRAINING CENTER OFFERS EVERYTHING FROM HOUSING FOR HOMELESS VETERAN TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, ALL FREE FOR VETERAN. >> ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO THROUGH THE DOORS WITH A NEED IF YOU ARE A VETERAN WHO JUST NEEDS HELP WITH BENEFITS COME TO THE DOORS MAYBE YOU JUST NEED A CASE MANAGEMENT WILL SIT DOWN AND TIE YOU WITH ONE OF OUR TREATMENT COUNSELORS SIT DOWN AND GET YOU HELP. JENNIFER WINK IS REGISTERED IN A: WORKFORCE TRAINING PROGRAM. WHICH ALSO OFFERS EDUCATION TO C1 VETERANS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR RELEASE STATUS OR INCARCERATION HISTORY. I LOVE TO SEE THE LAYERS. PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, SEEING SOMEBODY JUST COMPLETELY ENTER JUST KNOCKED THEIR FOOT AND THEY ENTER AND WHEN THEY ARE READY TO GO, THEY’RE JUST THEY HAD THAT LIGHT DOWN. I HAVE NOT HEARED, SEEN OR BEEN AROUND ANY OTHER PLACE THAT GOES UP TO THE LEVEL OF NEED THEY CAN TAKE CARE OF HERE. I WANT, LITERALLY, EVERYTHING FROM SOAP AND SHAVING CREAM TO, YOU KNOW, CERTIFICATIONS SO I CAN GET OUT HERE AND SUCCEED IN LIFE. I WANT, EVERY CROSSING T, ALL EYES POINTED HERE. IF YOU ARE A VETERAN IN NEED OR YOU KNOW A VETERAN IN NEED, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO OUR WEBSITE WITH A LINK TO MAKE VET. AND IF YOU CAN’T GET HERE, MAKE VET WILL COME TO YOU ANYWHERE IN MARYLAND, BALTIMORE.

MCVET connects veterans in need to free services, resources and training

A Baltimore-based, veteran-run organization helps other veterans with a wide range of free services. All you have to do is walk through the doors with a need. If you’re a veteran who just needs help with benefits, walk through the doors. Maybe you just need case management? We will sit down and connect you with one of our treatment counsellors, sit down and get some help,” said Adobolia Buford, Acting Executive Director of MCVET. Navy veteran Scott Wink learns computer skills at MCVET. He is enrolled in a workforce training program that also offers training in automobiles, cooking skills and community health work. “I’m looking to get into web development, especially with mobile apps,” Wink said. “We will also be launching our fiber optic cable training.” The association works with veterans, regardless of their release status or history of incarceration. “At first I didn’t even know I could come here. I struggled with PTSD and addiction for about 25 years,” Wink said. level of need they can take care of. I mean, literally, anything from soap and shaving cream to certifications to be able to get out here and be successful at I mean, every ‘t’ is crossed out, every ‘i’ is dotted here. leave, they have that glow,” Buford said. Veterans in need, or anyone who knows a veteran in need, can come to MCVET for services. MCVET will also pick up Maryland veterans who cannot make it to its location.

A veteran-run Baltimore-based organization helps other veterans with a wide range of free services.

The Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training in downtown Baltimore offers everything from housing for homeless veterans to mental health services, all free for veterans.

“All you have to do is walk through the doors with a need. If you’re a veteran who just needs help with benefits, walk through the doors. Maybe you just need management. We’ll sit down and connect you with one of our treatment counsellors, sit down and get some help,” said Adobolia Buford, MCVET Acting Executive Director.

Navy veteran Scott Wink learns computer skills at MCVET. He is enrolled in a workforce training program that also offers training in automobiles, cooking skills and community health work.

“I’m looking to get into web development, especially with mobile apps,” Wink said. “We will also be launching our fiber optic cable training.”

The nonprofit organization works with veterans, regardless of their release status or incarceration history.

“At first I didn’t even know I could come here. I struggled with PTSD and drug addiction for about 25 years,” Wink said. “I haven’t…been anywhere else that’s above the level of need they can take care of. I mean, literally, anything from soap and shaving cream to certifications to be able to get out here and succeed at I mean, every ‘t’ is crossed out, every ‘i’ is dotted here.”

“I love seeing the layers peel off — someone comes in completely kicked up. And, when they’re ready to go, they have that glow,” Buford said.

Veterans in need, or anyone who knows a veteran in need, can come to MCVET for services. MCVET will also pick up Maryland veterans who cannot make it to its location.

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