Veterans Care and Assistance Program

(VetCare)


America’s Veterans have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country and we believe it is never too late to give them a hero’s welcome home. Now it is time that the church step up, acquire the necessary resources and fulfill our mission to serve these men and women with the dignity they deserve. By recognizing the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families, The Shepherd’s Tabernacle Church, in partnership with VA staff, accompany and guide them through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending. The goals and objective of VetCare, demonstrates a systematic commitment and approach to improving the life for our community veterans.


The Shepherd’s Tabernacle Veterans Program (VetCare) is a faith-based program that assist the men and women in transitioning from a combative society with entry and adaption to non-combative society.  The community-based services are note below:


Companionship Services

Our mission is to enable veterans to re-enter non-combative society and  live independent, dignified lives for as long as possible.  In many cases, the only thing that is needed is a listening ear or a helping hand.  Because each individual is different, we tailor our services to each veteran. Some of these services include:

  • Companionship and socialization
  • Advocacy, information, and resource referral
  • Peer counseling, active listening, reading
  • Escort and transportation to medical appointments, shopping and social outings
  • Light meal preparation
  • Light chores
  • Special projects, arts, writing, exercise


Transportation Assistance


Our VetCare transportation assistance program works in collaboration with several community partners to provide accessible transportation to:

  • Medical Appointments and Shopping
  • Work and Volunteer Work
  • School and Job Interviews
  • Library


Education and Professional Growth


  • Comprehensive rehabilitation evaluation assessments to determine abilities, skills, and interests for employment
  • Vocational counseling and rehabilitation planning for employment services
  • Employment services such as job-training, job-seeking skills, resume development, and other work readiness assistance
  • Assistance finding and keeping a job, including the use of special employer incentives and job accommodations
  • On the Job Training (OJT), apprenticeships, and non-paid work experiences
  • Post-secondary training at a college, vocational, technical or business school


Planned Goals for 2015-2017:

  • Transitional Housing and Day Recreation
  • Society Re-Entry