• ARMY STRONG COMMUNITY CENTER, Coraopolis, PA
ASCC provides support and resources to all branches of current military members and their families as well as veterans. They serve as a "virtual installation" to assist those who are holding down the home front when their loved ones deploy. For more information or to refer someone, please contact Lisa Ellek @ 1-800-400-2650 ext. 8314
• YELLOW RIBBON GIRLS
These dedicated sisters and countless volunteers send boxes to troops deployed overseas. Each month a group from MPC heads over to Ellwood City to help assemble their wonderful boxes full of necessary and seasonal items. Visit the Yellow Ribbon Girls website and/or their Facebook page. Packing days occur on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
• STAND DOWN PITTSBURGH - SHEPHERD'S HEART MINISTRIES
Stand Down is a day-long homeless Veterans services fair. Each year we offer breakfast, lunch, 60 health and community service providers, entertainment, barbers, clothing, and supplies. 2014 details will be announced here as they are confirmed.
• SEND OUT CARDS - SendoutCards.com
Send a real card for just over a dollar. You may choose from one of 15,000 options in their catalog or create your own. They do the rest (Print, stuff, stamp and mail).
• MAKE CARDS FOR OPERATION TROOP APPRECIATE - Community Care for Military has cards for individuals and groups to sign. These cards will be added to OTA's packages that are send to warzone areas.
• VETERANS BREAKFAST CLUB -
VeteransBreakfastClub.com Their mission is to create communities of listening support. Much has been learned in the past decade about the healing benefits of veterans sharing their stories. No two stories and experiences are alike. These are held monthly rotating in four areas in Pittsburgh. To register or see their schedule go their website or call 412-623-9029. Their North Hills meeting often meets at Grazie located in Wexford at the Oxford Athletic Center.
WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT - woundedwarriorproject.org
The WWP staff work to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded warriors in our nation's history; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. To find out how you can donate and support WWP, please visit their website for events in our area.
MILITARY PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
Dr. Roger Brooke Ph.D., Duguesne University - MPS offers free counseling and support to military service members who have served or expect to serve in the Iraq and/or Afghanistan conflicts (OIF/OEF), to the veterans of those conflicts, and to their families and loved ones. He helps them regain a sense of self and to deal with the stresses of war and re-entry. It is completely confidential and there is no time limit. Services are provided to those in active duty, Reserve or Guard units. Dr. Brooke states, "We provide help to any of those who might be struggling with issues related to the psychological trauma of war, as well as separations and the cycles of deployment, homecoming, and reentry to civilian life." Visit http://www.duq.edu/about/centers-and-institutes/psychology-clinic/military-services