Provide resources and programs to help veterans in Northern Utah improve their physical, mental and behavioral health as well as their social and economic condition as they transition from military to civilian life.
VET:OPS6 was created in 2016 by veterans for veterans in connection with the Tarkken Roessler Foundation a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. After interviewing over 200 military veterans, and their families, one outstanding need emerged: A community-based, single location where veterans can receive complete assistance as they transition from military to civilian life.
Many of our veterans return to civilian life feeling lost and overwhelmed, lacking the necessary tools and assistance to help them navigate civilian life. Post-traumatic stress, anger issues, frustration with the VA, understanding the VA benefit systems, family support, job search, and loneliness lead many veterans to turn to alcohol, drug abuse and suicide.
Over the last 4-years the VET:OPS6 temporary resource center in Ogden has provided these services to veterans in the Ogden area:
- Thanksgiving dinner to veterans battling drug addiction at the VA
- Provided temporary jobs to over 20 veterans
- Found housing for homeless veterans who did not meet VA requirements for housing assistance
- Supplied 100 hygiene kits to Valor house, a First Step drug rehabilitation center
- Paid for counseling sessions for veterans who needed immediate assistance
- Provided 30 iFloat sessions to help with PTSD and anxiety
- Provided 10 suits for veterans for job interviews and Veterans Court
- Volunteered over 2,000 hours.
- Delivered gifts for 120 veterans for Veterans Day program at inner city Ogden Elementary School