Community Resource

Vetwork

(609) 971-7613
Forked River

Vetwork is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting our honorably discharged veterans in coming home, getting situated, receiving financial, social, and medical aid, and readjusting to to domestic life in the U.S. Our history and commitment to our patriotic heroes enables us to provide resources many veterans may not be able to acquire by themselves, or, in some cases, may not even be aware of at all.

The Ocean County POW/MIA Organization was incorporated on March 8, 1984. The Organization was formed to address Veterans’ issues such as employment, family stress, substance abuse, housing for the disabled, special needs for children of veterans, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder counseling. From 1984 to 1986, the Organization’s activities and services were conducted on a part-time, informal basis. In 1986 the directors established a program known as Vetwork to provide assistance to all honorably discharged veterans in the form of professional counseling for alcohol/drug abuse issues, PTSD, eliminating barriers to employment, supportive services, emergency shelter, homeless-prevention, food, claims for VA benefits and other entitlements, and transportation services. On November 12, 1988, the directors of the Organization changed the name to Vetgroup, Incorporated.

The Vetwork Program, now Vetwork, A Program of Vetgroup, Inc. is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The mission and purpose of the agency is to meet the immediate and long-term needs of lower-income veterans. Vetwork provides supportive services to assist the veteran in securing/upgrading employment, obtaining permanent, affordable housing, and transportation to access all necessary medical or basic-needs services. We seek to provide a continuum of care with our services, and to enable veterans to maintain, or achieve, self-sufficiency. To accomplish this end we are committed to advocacy, education, and the prudent delivery of direct, quality services.

Eligibility DD214 (condition of discharge must be honorable) Documentation of at least 180 days of active military service and/or discharge due to medical or military disability 2 years (2) years of active duty after 1980 Must meet income and residency requirements
Community Services
Basic Needs / Assistance

Last Updated: 09/11/17