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Our Programs

Our mission is to support all Indian River County veterans and their families while raising awareness of veteran needs and their contributions to society. 

Our services are offered to qualifying veterans at no cost. We are able to provide these services by charitable donations and grants.

Veterans may apply for services by calling 772-410-5820 or emailing info@veteranscouncilirc.org

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Emergency Financial Assistance

​Emergency financial aid to veterans facing immediate financial crisis, including housing, utilities, medical bills, necessary home repairs, and other critical needs.

 

Since its inception in 2012, generous donations have allowed the UAV program to assist veterans and their families with more than $323,000 in direct aid expenses .

We are proud to be able to support our veterans in need.

 

Funds for this program come from grants & charitable donations.

Case Management & Access to Resources

Veteran individual needs and
circumstances are assessed, and personalized plans are developed to ensure the veteran
has access to resources that will improve their circumstances. With over 130 community
partnerships established; we can connect the veteran to a wide range of support services.

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Veteran Advocacy & Outreach

Ensuring veteran voices are heard & their needs are addressed. We strive to raise awareness to the challenges faced by veterans, and to build
community relationships with partners that can provide additional veteran support.

Assistance Navigating Veterans Affairs (VA)

Navigating the VA is not only overwhelming, butmany veterans are often not claiming benefits they are eligible for, including
healthcare services, educational benefits, disability eligibility, & more.

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Transportation

The Veterans Council of Indian River County offers non-emergency bus service to transport veterans from Indian River County to the VA Hospital in West Palm Beach as well as to some local medical appointments.

 

The service operates Monday through Friday. The bus leaves very early in the morning to make appointments in West Palm and returns in the early afternoon. Local appointments are more flexible. We are now able to offer transportation to accommodate the transfer of a wheelchair for local transportation.  

For emergency transportation, please call 911.


Rides must be scheduled 48 hours in advance. 

To Schedule a Ride:

Please call 772-226-1695

(Monday-Friday 10 am to 2 pm) to schedule.

All local & West Palm Beach transportation are handicap accessible (wheelchair and scooter).

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL TRANSPORTATION.

Buses DO NOT RUN on Federal Holidays.

Veterans in the Classroom

Teaching Respect for the Nation, Flag Honors, Military Service, and Citizenship

Veterans in the Classroom sends veterans to local schools. The Veterans Council of Indian River County is pleased to sponsor these visits and have veterans explain how patriotism, honoring veterans, and respect for the American flag should be an integral part of American life. The students have the opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of military service, history, and patriotism.

To become a volunteer leader,

please call 772-410-5820.

Interested Educational Institutions & Teachers, please call 772-410-5820 to set up a visit.

Veteran leaders ask that they are given at least one month’s notice.

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Veterans may apply for services by

calling 772-410-5820 or

emailing info@veteranscouncilirc.org

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