Helps returning veterans re-acclimate to civilian life and assists them and their families with employment and other services. We also provide information and referral and case management services.
Services For Local Veterans
Goodwill responds to the multitude of challenges facing veterans, their families, and the families of those who serve on active duty. Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program focuses on providing comprehensive case management and vocational services.
American Veterans And Their Families
Employment Program designed to help all veterans and their family members with the transition from military service, re-acclimation to civilian life and finding meaningful employment.
Job Search classes to better equip veterans and their families to obtain gainful employment. Classes include – Service Provider Day, Resumes, Interviewing skills, and mock interviews. Helps participants assess career goals and identify prospective employers.
Veterans' Resource Directory
Goodwill maintains an updated comprehensive resource guide outlining the many community resources available to veterans.
Special Emergency Resources for Veterans – Assists qualified veterans with emergency needs when there are no other resources for the need. This program is funded by donations from the community.
Information And Referral Services
Provides information about and referrals to community-based organizations based on the specific needs and eligibility qualifications of the individual. Such services include but are not limited to housing, information about VA benefits, education, veteran groups, AA/NA, treatment programs, legal aid, etc.
Lutz Buddy Up Manasota
A social group for military and first responders wherein local veterans and first responders connect for an evening of food, fun, and comradery. Whether you fought out of the country or protected us in the country, we have a common bond. We get in a room together and we have a conversation like no other- swapping stories.
Certified Veteran Services Officers Through The DAV (Disabled American Veterans)
We are dedicated to one single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
This mission is carried forward by:
Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies of government.
Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the judicial branch, as well as state and local government.
Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level departments and local chapters.
Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
This service is provided for veterans and their families. Stop by today and get notarizing checked off your list or contact us at Veterans@gimi.org.
Operation Achieve Grant
A grant to assist African-American, Latinx Veterans, and their qualifying spouses obtain training and certifications to further advance their career or lead to job placement.
Bishop Parker Grant
An essential part of the American Veterans And Their Families program
is upskilling opportunities for veterans. Through grants from Bishop Parker Foundation, we can provide free access to certification programs enabling veterans to increase their marketability in the workforce and to obtain better jobs with higher wages.
We can assist veterans with up to $1,000.00 per veteran or spouse in Manatee County.
If you would like more information about any of our Veterans Services Programs, please call or email us.