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Veterans Employment Training Services . QUAD V.E.T.S. RESTORING HONOR. No Crawfishin'. On Vets. “Crawfishin’”. Retreat. Disengage. “Backing Away”. New Orleans = N’Awlins or New Orlenz. Lafayette = La fie yet. Café Du Monde . Café au lait & Beignet . C’est Bon = Dat Real Good.

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veterans employment training services

Veterans Employment Training Services

QUAD V.E.T.S.

RESTORING HONOR

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“Crawfishin’”

Retreat

Disengage

“Backing Away”

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New Orleans = N’Awlins or New Orlenz

Lafayette = La fie yet

Café Du Monde

Café au lait & Beignet

C’est Bon =Dat Real Good

“Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulet”

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MISSION STATEMENT

Quad V.E.T.S. is a program designed to help homeless, incarcerated, and unemployed veterans become successful, self-sufficient, law-abiding citizens upon completion of the program. .

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Quad V.E.T.S. Goals

To house veterans in a facility that is close to

our home office so that we can manage their

facilitation into our communities.

1.

To utilize our programs that are in place and give each veteran an opportunity to qualify for job openings

in today’s challenging employment market.

2.

To assist in each veteran’s re-entry into today’s society

by providing housing, transportation, job placement,

and financial counseling to better insure a successful new

beginning and hope for his/her future.

3.

historical background
Historical Background
  • “If any man shallbee sent forth as a souldier and shall return maimed hee shallbee maintained competently by the Collonie during his life.”
  • With that statement, the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony enacted into law first veterans’ benefit recorded in America. The year was 1636 and the Colony was engaged in a conflict with the Pequot Indians. History shows that first declaration of concern, the American people have continued and strengthened their efforts to compensate for the losses and to minimize the disadvantages suffered by those who have responded to the Nation’s call to serve.
introducing quad v e t s
Introducing Quad V.E.T.S

Education Assistance

Social Assistance

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

CAREER COUNSELING

FATHERHOOD TRAINING

LITERACY, EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT

RESUME WRITING

HOUSING

TRANSPORTATION

CONNECTION WITH BENEFITS

JOB TRAINING

JOB PLACEMENT

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37% need help finding housing

23% of all homeless are veterans

45% need help finding a job.

76% experience alcohol, drugs or mental health problems

85% of all homeless veterans have a high school /GED compared 56% non-veterans.

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Flow Chart for Incarcerated Program

Time to Restore Honor

Start with a Veteran

Model tax paying citizen

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Raymond and Cliff

Vets Incarcerated

Two of our successful homeless veterans.

In seven weeks they departed our shelter, working full time jobs, and share an apartment.

Ricky, Eric, and Louis

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KEYPARTNERS

  • Faith based community service
  • Churches
  • Local businesses
  • Department of Labor
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Corrections
  • Northshore Homeless Coalition
  • Social and Community agencies
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Louisiana Technical College
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Social Services
  • Rural Development
  • Department of Agriculture
  • HUD
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Hurricane Katrina

Hammond, La.

New Orleans, La.

Relief

QuadVETS

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QUAD V.E.T.S.

www.quadvet.org

1-800-NEW-QUAD

(1-800-639-7823)

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Who is Eligible?

All veterans who have not been dishonorably discharged

All veterans who are serving time for a felony and are within 18 months of release

All veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

All veterans who have active duty service

Spouses of veterans according to public law statutes of the 107th Congress

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Bottom Line

Our overall objective is to provide veterans with an equal opportunity to be reunited with their families, society, and their confidence in themselves. We strive to ensure permanent rehabilitation and success in their new beginnings and hope for new futures.

With your confidence and help,

Quad V.E.T.S. can turn this

vision into a reality!!

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In 1776, the United States of America recognized the need to provide for those who had risked their lives for the cause of freedom. Since then, there have been changes in many different aspects of our country, but the urgency to provide benefits to veterans has stayed the same.

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QUAD VETS

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

  • Presentation and Sales
  • Transportation
  • Construction
  • Office Management
  • Food and Hospitality
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“Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom.”

General George Patton

What’s wrong with this picture?

Who are homeless veterans?

The vast majority are single, most come from poor, disadvantaged communities, 45% suffer from mental illness, and half have substance abuse problems. 57% of homeless veterans served during Vietnam.

How many homeless veterans are there?

Although accurate numbers are impossible to come by…according to the VA, more than half a million are homeless in course of one year. That is one out of every four homeless men who are sleeping in an alley, box, or door way has put on a uniform and served our country.

Why are veterans homeless?

There has been extreme shortage of affordable housing, livable income, and access to health care. A large number of displaced and at-risk veterans live in lingering effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, substance abuse, compounded by lack of a family support network.

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QUAD AREA TRANSITIONAL HOUSING

MOVED IN JULY 30, 2005

16 DAYS OF RENOVATIONS

KEYS RECEIVED ON JULY 11, 2005

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Everyone Deserves a Second Chance…

Especially those that have served our country and given us all a chance to live free and prosper under that blanket of security they helped to provide by risking their lives.