. Military-Civilian: Hot Jobs, Events, and Helpful Information for Veterans Seeking Civilian Careers: Agenda 2014 - Sacramento Valley Collaborative

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Agenda 2014 - Sacramento Valley Collaborative

 Sacramento Valley Collaborative

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
Brandman University, 3001 Lava Ridge Court, Suite 250 (2nd Floor) Room 136, Roseville, CA

The Collaborative is an open forum promoting the exchange of information and resources for the care of our military, veterans and families. Interested service providers, veteran organizations and community programs that provide support for active duty military, veterans, wounded warriors and military families are encouraged to attend. The Sacramento Valley Region includes Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Nevada, Yolo, Sutter, Yuba and Sacramento Counties. The meeting provides networking and an information program to facilitate our working together.

10:00 a.m.           Pledge of Allegiance and Flag Salute.

10:05 a.m.           Welcome: Jonah and Ellen, Veterans Community Support Network.

10:10 a.m.           Self-introductions (briefly state your name and organization.)

Guest Speaker introductions:  Ellen O’Neil, Volunteers of America

10:15 a.m.           Becca Bettis, The Soldiers Project.  Becca has devoted herself to non-profit management since
receiving her bachelors and masters degrees in psychology. She has directed a landmark senior center, been a clinical practitioner and currently is the therapist liaison and outreach coordinator with The Soldiers Project.  She has opened the door to best practice’ family support service programs. Becca will update us on the activities of the program, how it helps combat veterans and their families, how to refer and what we can do to support the program.                                                 
10:45 a.m.          Kathy Marty, LCSW, UCD Hospice Clinical Supervisor. UCD Hospice is part of the “We Honor
                             Veterans” program. UCD works very closely with the VA in providing end-of-life care to our
                             veterans. The program teaches respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful
                             acknowledgement to comfort patients with a history of military service and possible physical or
                             Psychological trauma. The program has a veteran-to-veteran volunteer program where veterans can provide companionship to a dying veteran.

11:15 a.m.         Jonah Johnson, Who is running this collaborative and would you like to do lunch? Jonah will
                            present the history of the Veterans Community Support Network and hopes for its future. He is
                            an Air Force veteran who has worked as a director for family liaison services in the state prisons &
                            as a manager at Sac. Veterans Resource Center. Currently, he assists veterans transition into the
                            food and farming industry through the Farmer Veteran Coalition.

11:45 a.m.           Announcements: upcoming events, services, programs and resources focusing on health, housing, education, employment, finance and legal matters for veterans and families.

 (Please bring 60 business cards and brochures to share.)

RSVPs are appreciated. Thank you for your continued support of our veterans and their families.

In collaboration with the vision of the California Statewide Collaborative for our Military and their Families: “Building fully integrated partnerships of Federal, State, local and community.” Mary Ellen Salzano

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 2014 Sacramento Valley Collaborative Dates:
Jan. 8
Feb. 19
Mar. No meeting.
Apr. 2
May 14
Jun. 25
Jul. No meeting.
Aug. 6
Sep. 17
Oct. 29
Nov. No meeting.
Dec. 10

Contact eoneil@voa-ncnn.org  to get on the agenda.

Please distribute far and wide. Light breakfast goodies and coffee are provided.

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