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September 13, 2017

September is Suicide Prevention Month

Help veterans to heal invisible wounds during Suicide Prevention Month September is Suicide Prevention Month. For veterans, this is especially relevant. With nearly 20 veterans on average taking their own lives each day, no effort to prevent this horrible statistic is […]
September 11, 2017

Remembering September 11th

September 11th – A day that will not be forgotten Today, we remember September 11th. It is remarkable how that fateful day in 2001 has changed life as we know it. So many veterans, wanting to right the wrong that had been […]
August 8, 2017

DVNF’s Mid-Year Program Report

How DVNF Programs have helped our veterans in 2017 Health & Comfort One of the most difficult things for us to do as a nonprofit is celebrate accomplishments, knowing there are so many more veterans in need of help. However, it […]
June 6, 2017

DVNF Veteran Employee Spotlight – Tammi Jean Franklin

A Female Veteran with a Unique Experience As part of DVNF’s commitment to serving the men and women who stood in our defense, we understand the importance of having team members who have been in their shoes. The following story gives some […]
June 6, 2017

Remembering Heroes of D-Day

The overcast sky was an appropriate omen to the reality of that summer day. The humming of planes resonated loudly. Even if the men could hear one another talking, no one spoke a word. There was a certain understanding of […]
May 17, 2017

DVNF and O2O Give New Suits to Veterans

Suits to veterans transitioning from the military On May 6th, DVNF teamed up with Onward2Opportunity (O2O) to give out new suits to veterans, as well as a full outfit of business clothing to these transitioning service members in North Carolina. […]
May 9, 2017

PTSD – A Guide to Understanding and Getting Treatment

What is PTSD, and who does it affect? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an illness that affects approximately one-in-five veterans from all eras. It is an acute reaction to a traumatic event that can cause negative symptoms associated with that […]
May 2, 2017

Mental Health Awareness Month and What You Should Know

May is Mental Health Awareness Month May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and at DVNF, this holds added meaning. Mental health is a common issue that’s mentioned when talking about veterans. Military service not only challenges veterans physically; it tests […]
April 26, 2017

Female Veteran Suicide Rate Increasing

Veteran Suicide Still a Growing Concern – Especially for Female Veterans Veterans take their own lives at an alarming average of 20 each day. However, female veteran suicide continues to grow as well. What’s behind this alarming and upsetting trend? According to the […]