Wellness for Veterans

A Non-Profit organization

Transition Assistance for Veterans By Veterans in the Pittsburgh,
Westmoreland and Allegheny County Area.




WebPage designed and edited by RJ Ross, CIO

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  • A Non-Profit, 501(c)3, that provides a transitional environment for veterans. 

  • The mission of Wellness-for-Veterans is to locate, educate, and assist all veterans in obtaining
    their entitled benefits. These benefits are, but may not be limited to: housing, compensation for
    service connected injuries, PTSD counseling, and employment.

  • Once Wellness-for-Veterans becomes a more established entity, the second phase would be to
    obtain a building complex to assist the veterans. The primary goal of this complex would be to
    provide housing for homeless veterans. In addition, it would provide them with the education,
    wellness, and tools necessary to transition successfully from a military world to a civilian world.

  • Wellness-for-Veterans provides a FREE service to veterans. However, it is not without costs.

  • Donations, contributions, and the sale of Wellness for Veterans apparel help to fund this much needed service.

  • Please see the donation page for links to buy Wellness for Veterans apparel from the web-store.

Wellness for Veterans Staff:
Steve Miller - President/CEO-
 smiller5005@yahoo.com or smiller@wellness-for-veterans.org
Robert Nolan -  Vice President/Chief Financial Officer - wackofxr@verizon.net or rnolan@wellness-for-veterans.org
Roger Ross - Chief Information Officer - Rangerc756@outlook.com
Austin Hatfield - Chief Operations Officer - 
austinhat159@gmail.com  412.667.9493

Board Members:
Todd Kelley
 Dave Pastrick

John Cooper
Jeff Gaskell
 Tom Refferty 


Wellness for Veterans address for mail contact: PO Box 110 Blairsville, PA 15717-0110

Web Page designed and edited by RJ Ross, CIO


$25

Donation Amount

  • PO Box 110 Blairsville, PA 15717-0110
  •  24/7 Monday thru Saturdays.

"Links provided on this page are for informational purpose and Wellness for Veterans is not responsible for content of other sites" 

                                                                                                     LINKS                     



health-advocacy.orghttps://addictionexperts.com/intervention

https://definingwellness.com/resources/social-drinking-vs-binge-drinking

 https://firstcityrecoverycenter.com/resources/veterans


Medicare Plans--------------------------> https://www.medicareplans.com/pennsylvania/

A Drug and Alcohol Detox Center Resource--------------------> https://www.detoxrehabs.net/

Sokolove Law helps people suffering from asbestos diseases--->https://www.sokolovelaw.com/about-us/healthcare-resources-for-veterans/

7 VA Loan Tips for Veterans, Service Members and Military Spouses:------>https://money.com/va-loan-tips/

Rob Cosman's Purple Heart Project ----------------------------------->www.robcosman.com

Mesothelioma Vets--https://www.mesotheliomavets.com/mesothelioma/complications/mental-health-complications/

Granite Recovery Centers------------------->veterans mental health and types of trauma therapy

Provided by The Military Guide organization

COVID19 Military Support------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------> https://covid19militarysupport.org

Addiction Rehab Centers----------------------------------------------------------------------------------> https://www.addictionrehabcenters.com

Housing Assistance for Vets---> https://www.apartmentguide.com/blog/veteran-housing-assistance-with-apartments

Best Jobs for Servicemen:--------------------------------> https://www.bigrentz.com/blog/best-jobs-returning-service-members

Mental Health Education Guides include lists of scholarships, comprehensive degree program data, licensing & certification info by state, & career profiles for the industry.------------------------------>  https://www.psychologydegrees.org 

PTSD in veterans ------------------------------------------- ------>  https://socalsunrisemh.com/ptsd-in-military-veterans/

 Learn how veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma can get financial help-https://mesothelioma.net/mesothelioma-asbestos-trust-funds/

We help you connect with only the top lawyers>https://www.mesotheliomalawyercenter.org/mesothelioma-asbestos-law-firm/

Pennslyania Senior Care Resources for Veterans--> https://www.caring.com/senior-living/assisted-living-benefits-for-veterans/

Addiction Treatment Service:----------------------------------------->  https://addiction-treatment-services.com

Willow Springs Recovery Tricare information------------->:https://www.willowspringsrecovery.com/tricare-coverage/ 

Sunshine Behavioral Health: CM METHOD:---------------------->  https://www.sunshinebehavioralhealth.com

A useful link combating PTSD and Addictions>https://www.addictioncenter.com/addiction/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/

VA-On the website there is information on service connected disabilities/injuries/claims process-->http://www.va.gov 

Disabled American Veterans:  For assistance with VA Claims, membership in DAV ------->. https://www.dav.org/ 

Veterans of Foreign Wars: Membership, assistance with VA Claims ----------------:----https://www.vfwpahq.org/

Pennsylvania Department of Veterans Affairs. The Office for Veterans Affairs mission is to provide advice and assistance to Pennsylvania's nearly 800,000 veterans----------------> https://www.dmva.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx 

 Outreach Department for The Pleural Mesothelioma Center-------------------------------->pleuralmesothelioma.com  

Site provides education and informs our veterans, whether it be by connecting individuals with other veterans, or by educating them about potential health issues they may face once  home.>http:www.mesotheliomahub.com/veterans 


 Our goal is to spread awareness of substance abuse & to be an informational resource for those impacted by alcohol and drug dependence:--------------------------------------------->  - https://www.floridarehab.com/resources/veterans/

This Page would also be helpful to family members curious about how they could support a loved one struggling with addiction-related issues-------------------------------------------------->.https://www.drugrehab.com/addiction/veterans/


To order Wellness for Veterans T-Shirts, Hats, and Polo Shirts please use the link 

 http://gofancy.com/product-category/wellness-for-veterans/ 

Your order will be greatly appreciated.

               T-Shirt                          Polo-Shirt                       Visor

Gildan – DryBlend 50/50 T-Shirt$10.00Port Authority Silk Touch Polo$20.00$10.00$10.00

Thank You for your support!

Here are some other resources that have been useful, which perhaps you might find worthwhile as well: 
Military Guide to Moving and Storage: www.yourstoragefinder.com/guide-to-moving-storage-in-the-military 
 Financial Assistance for Homeless Vets: http://www.operationwearehere.com/FinancialAssistance.html 
Homebuying Guide for Veterans: https://www.thezebra.com/resources/personal-finance/veterans-homebuying-guide 
 Community and Support for Veterans: https://www.realwarriors.net
 Mesothelioma and Asbestos Lawsuits www.justgreatlawyers.com/mesothelioma-asbestos-lawsuits  

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Wellness for Veterans Golf Outing

See Flyer and Reservation Form by clicking READ MORE below. All reservations must be received by 17 June 20222 Mail Reservations to Bob Nolan, 300 Pershing Ave., Blairsville, Pa. 15717-1167. Make checks payable to: WELLNESS For Veterans Click on READ MORE , THEN CLICK ON LINK FOR DOWNLOADABLE REGISTRATION FORM.


  • Date: 06/27/2022 07:00 AM
  • Location: Totteridge Golf Course (Map)
  • More Info: 2029 Totteridge Drive Greensburg, Pa

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Additional Vocal Video's:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msYPbjFC50w 

 Hallelujah by Sailor Jerri, Veteran of Navy.  I rewrote hallelujah for our Veterans. Every picture in this video was sent to me by the great members of our Armed Forces  

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HboNZ8HFF8  

 The Sound of Silence - Peter Hollens feat. Tim Foust


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0oenkCT8EY&list=RDo0oenkCT8EY&start_radio=1

Music video by Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson performing Because Of You. (C) 2007 MCA Nashville, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc. 

ITo1I&list=RD9TlBTPITo1I&start_radio=1

Tom Petty Video You don't know how it feels.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GONmFCkCGCc&list=RDGONmFCkCGCc&start_radio=1

Mix - Bob Seger - Turn The Page (1973 Radio Version)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SiylvmFI_8&list=RDo0oenkCT8EY&index=10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSz16ngdsG0

Sarah McLachlan - In the arms of an angel and will you remember me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUaO50nWnvg

Otis Redding These Arms Of Mine


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uG2gYE5KOs

Janiis Joplin; 'Piece of my Heart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb1TIGvvWWE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruNrdmjcNTc&list=RD9TlBTPITo1I&index=3

Ken Matsko

Veteran

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Wellness for Veterans, especially Steve Miller. He helped me to obtain my VA Benefits. It started with him driving me to the American Legion to apply for my lost or misplaced DD214, I was asked if I had any service related injuries. I told them about my problem. They were shocked to hear that I waited so long. I informed them that I was unaware that Reservist were eligible for VA Benefits. We initiated the proper paper work and I was scheduled for an exam. Following the exam I was awarded a partial disability. None of this would have happened without the help and guidance of Steve Miller. He takes pride in helping veterans get what they are entitled to. Thank You WFV and Steve Miller. P.S: I was discharged in 1966

Ken Matsko

Veteran

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Wellness for Veterans, especially Steve Miller. He helped me to obtain my VA Benefits. It started with him driving me to the American Legion to apply for my lost or misplaced DD214, I was asked if I had any service related injuries. I told them about my problem. They were shocked to hear that I waited so long. I informed them that I was unaware that Reservist were eligible for VA Benefits. We initiated the proper paper work and I was scheduled for an exam. Following the exam I was awarded a partial disability. None of this would have happened without the help and guidance of Steve Miller. He takes pride in helping veterans geet what they are entitled to. Thank You WFV and Steve Miller. P.S: I was discharged in 1966

Vicent Murphy

Veteran

My story starts with a visit to Idlewild park in ligonier pa the summer of 2021! It’s been my happy place since I had a life changing injury where I broke my back in two places in June of 2017! And with that i became disabled and not able to work or do many things as before ! For someone who been active and worked all their life! The journey and days been rough ever since so I find a little peace at Idlwild! Well on this certain day I heard someone call out Vince and since that’s my name I answered ! It was a former co-worker , and as we began to talk he mention how he is receiving a Va disability! And when I reply that I had some knee issues due to my service time and he said he will send me a guys name of Steve Miller who represents Wellness for Veterans and he may be able to help me! So within a few days I got a message via Facebook from my former co-worker ! It wasn’t till this pass summer of 2022 that I finally called Steve ! Really not sure why I waited so long ! Steve answer right away and we set up a appointment to get started on my claim, which took place around June 30 of 2022, Steve assure me he would be there every step of the way and he was ! He said his success rate was like 99 percent ! Well a few weeks later I get a letter from the Va administration stating they gotten my claim and I will hear back soon. And I did, I gotten a appointment for a hearing test and again Steve again for support and encouragement! I like to add no matter when I called Steve he always got back to me, if he didn’t answer at that time which he did 85 percent of the time ! A few days ago I came home from my Happy place (idlewild) and o got a letter from the Va stating how I was approved for Va disabity ! I couldn’t wait to call Steve to let him know how much I appreciate his help and how he changed my life for the better! Since I been on SSI things been tough I earn about 35 percent of my working wage so there been some big adjustment of my standard of living and some sleepless nites ! I’m not going to lie but with the cost of everything like home heating oil had me concern for this up coming winter, ! Even with the cold nites so far I haven’t turn on the furnace trying to save money and using space heaters to stay warm! But now with Steve’s help and Veterans for wellness I can sleep easy now and be warm to boot! A Million thanks to all involved with this great organization that helps out those who served this great country and who suffered a injury while doing so! I Salute you Steve and for all u do ! Your a game changer and life safer! Sincerely Vince Murphy Veteran of the US Navy 1984 to 1990! Thanks again and thank you to all the service memebers and those who served ! Sent from my iPhone