Thank you to Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development for awarding Unified Community Services with the Gold Award for Being a Veteran Ready Employer!

Award Presentation at Unified Community Services 2.13.2024

Thank you, Grant County Herald Independent!

We appreciate the article today in the Grant County Herald Independent covering Unified Community Services being one of only two governmental entities recognized in the State of Wisconsin as a “Vets Ready Employer!”

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Unified Community Services Receives Gold Award from Department of Workforce Development for Being a Veteran Ready Organization

Governor Evers and the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) awarded 17 organizations in the State of Wisconsin an award for being Veteran ready. Unified Community Services was among the 2023 Gold Award winners listed as their fiscal agent Grant County. The DWD initiative, called Vets Ready, awards organizations that “build a support system for Veterans within their workplace, hire and retain more Veterans, and connect to Veterans in the community and their families. Every year the Department of Workforce Development recognizes businesses who have gone above and beyond for the Veteran workforce.”

One unique focus of the Unified Community Service plan is to include military spouses in the support as they most certainly serve and rarely receive recognition worthy of their sacrifices during and long after the uniform is worn.

With deep gratitude we thank all Veterans, their spouses, and families.

Thank You Veterans

Veterans often face a range of mental health challenges after their military service. These challenges can result from the unique stressors and experiences associated with military life. Some common mental health issues among veterans include:

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Exposure to traumatic events during deployment can lead to PTSD. Symptoms may include intrusive memories, flashbacks, nightmares, and heightened anxiety.

Depression: Veterans may experience depression due to a variety of factors, including the challenges of transitioning to civilian life, coping with physical injuries, or dealing with the loss of friends.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): TBIs, often caused by blasts or other head injuries, can result in a range of cognitive and emotional symptoms, including memory problems, mood swings, and difficulty concentrating.

Substance Abuse: Some Veterans turn to alcohol or drugs as a way to cope with stress, pain, or mental health symptoms. Substance abuse can exacerbate existing mental health issues.

Anxiety Disorders: Generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and other anxiety-related conditions may develop or worsen as a result of the stressors experienced during military service.

Adjustment Disorders: Transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging. Veterans may struggle with adapting to new routines, relationships, and work environments, leading to adjustment difficulties.

Isolation and Relationship Issues: Difficulty reconnecting with family and friends or feeling isolated from civilian society can contribute to mental health challenges. Relationship problems may arise due to communication issues or the emotional toll of military experiences.

Crisis: Veterans may be at an increased risk of crisis, especially if they are dealing with untreated mental health conditions.

It’s important to note that not all veterans will experience these challenges, and the severity of symptoms can vary widely. Many Veterans successfully transition to civilian life and thrive with the support of mental health services, social connections, and community resources. If you or someone you know is a Veteran struggling with mental health issues, reaching out to mental health professionals or Veterans’ support organizations can be a crucial step toward recovery.

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Gratitude for Veterans

Unified Community Services appreciates and honors our staff, clients, community members and their families who serve and have served- making sacrifices in this way for our country. To show support we have participated in Operation Green Light at both of our office locations. Take the time to check in on and show support for a service member or their family members!