Midwest Military Outreach

Supporting those who serve and their families

General Resources

  • Veterans and Substance Abuse: The Many Sides of the Problem

    Veterans and Substance Abuse: The Numbers That Reveal the Reality The following statistics reveal the extent of the problem of veteran substance abuse in the United States: About 7.1% of veterans developed substance use disorder (SUD) during the period from 2004 to 2006, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). About 2 out of 10 veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) go on to develop SUD, according to the National Center for PTSD. About 1 in 6 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns experiences symptoms of PTSD
  • Veterans and Tobacco Addiction: Where to Seek Support

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking-related diseases have killed 10 times more Americans than the combined toll in all the wars the country has fought. And yet smoking continues to be an important part of the military culture. According to the CDC, smoking is more common among military personnel than civilians.
  • American Veterans

    To enhance and safe­guard the enti­tle­ments for all Amer­i­can Vet­er­ans who have served hon­or­ably and to improve the qual­ity of life for them, their fam­i­lies, and the com­mu­ni­ties where they live through lead­er­ship, advo­cacy and services.
  • Department of Human Services

  • Donkeys & Dog Tags

    Donkeys and Dog Tags, an Equine-Assisted Program using miniature donkeys, is in the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) Tax Deductible Charitable Organization based in Boone, Iowa. Donkeys and Dog Tags provides time away in a country setting for our Active Duty Military, Veterans, and their families to enjoy the therapeutic wonder of donkeys and the outdoors, to relax, restore relationships, and mend hearts.
  • Employer Support of the Guard & Reseve

    Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense office that develops and promotes supportive work environments for Service members in the Reserve Components through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws, and resolves employment conflicts between the Service members and their employers All employers support and value the employment of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States and Territories, thereby increasing the readiness of the Reserve Components.
  • Harleys for Heroes

    Healing Heroes Network (HHN) is a national 501(c) (3) charitable organization, committed to healing America's Heroes by providing financial assistance to military personnel injured in the line of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan since 9/11/01. Through communication, education, and community outreach, HHN strives to bring awareness to the often untreated injuries sustained in war and the desperate need for our services.
  • Helping Heroes

    Helping Heroes is committed to helping those who have honorably served our great nation. As Veterans, we recognize the need to help others fight through and overcome the obstacles life throws at them. Although we all have full time jobs, we are committed to spending as much time as it takes to make this project successful. Nobody involved in this organization is being paid, and 100% percent of the donation money is being used to fund the services that we provide for those in need. It is our goal to be able to help as many of our veterans as we can!
  • Home Base Iowa

    Home Base Iowa is a one-of-a-kind program assisting veterans and transitioning service members. Currently, Iowa’s unemployment rate is under four percent, but businesses need skilled workers. This program helps connect these businesses with qualified veterans looking for career opportunities. Countless resources help veterans and their families with education and in transitioning to a new community with focused support and individuals who want to help. Home Base Iowa’s private-public partnership provides a high level of commitment and resources for our veterans, transitioning service members
  • Iowa Able Foundation

    Iowa Able helps Iowans with disabilities and the aging achieve and maintain independence through micro lending and financial coaching programs statewide. Iowa Able is a non-profit, regulated lender focused on providing holistic financial services, financial services and the education necessary for building credit and assets while attaining the assistive technology needed to live, work and learn in Iowa communities.

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