The G.I. Go Fund
Where Veterans Go Forward
Upon their return from combat, veterans face enormous challenges transitioning back to
civilian life. Dealing with anything from battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), receiving VA health benefits, or facing financial
hardships, our nation’s heroes often become overwhelmed.
To combat these problems, our organization has partnered with former Mayor and
current Senator Cory A. Booker to establish the GI Go Veterans Transition Center.
Located in Newark, NJ, the center provides help by offering transition assistance to our
veterans, giving our brave men and women the aid they need upon their return home
so they can get back on their feet. The GI Go Fund accomplishes this by implementing
new and unique programs, as well as supplementing existing efforts to assist our
veterans through this challenging process.
The Transition Center is a hub that connects Veterans and their families to the following
When veterans return home, many of them are entitled to compensation from the
Department of Veterans Affairs and other government agencies. However, veterans soon
discover that receiving these benefits can be a battle in itself. The GI Go Veterans
Transition Center works with our former service members to provide the resources they
need to access the federal, state, and local benefits they have earned.
One of the keys to a successful transition is securing employment. As Veterans are
returning home from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, they face unemployment at a rate that
far exceeds their civilian counterparts. The GI Go Veterans Transition Center is helps
veterans find employment, coordinate events like Career Fairs for veterans to meet
prospective employers, and resume writing assistance, skills evaluations, and information
regarding potential job openings.
The Post 9/11 GI Bill and The Montgomery GI Bill are two of the greatest pieces of
legislation passed in the United States of America and provide veterans with the opportunity
to have a better future. The Transition Center encourages veterans to use their education
benefits and works with veterans who seek information about going to college by educating
them on various opportunities and determining the best paths for them.
Homeless Prevention and Assistance
Far too many veterans return home to financial emergencies that often times result in
homelessness. This national tragedy has occurred since the Vietnam War era with veterans
historically making up a third of the total homeless population. The Transition Center plays a
critical role in ending homelessness among veterans through strong outreach efforts like the
Stand Down for Homeless Veterans and the Midnight Outreach event, where Newark’s most
at-risk homeless veterans are provided essential services, food, clothing, and access to
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