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Detroit Tigers All-Star pitcher Justin Verlander's Wins for Warriors foundation has committed funds to Give an Hour to launch an initiative that supports the mental health and emotional well-being of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and the loved ones. Give an Hour is active in the Detroit, Richmond and Norfolk area to accomplish three missions:

  1. Increase the usage of the Give an Hour free and confidential mental health services among Post-9/11 service members, veterans, and their loved ones,
  2. Recruit additional licensed volunteer mental health professionals to offer free mental health services, and
  3. Assist in the coordination of community-based efforts to create a comprehensive and integrated system of care for service members, veterans, and their loved ones.

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Recent Activity

November 11

Give an Hour Admin @Norfolk Community: • Our partnership with Mission United allows us to directly serve the Hampton Roads military and veteran community. To find out more about how you can either give or get help, click here: http://www.missionunited-hr....

7 months ago

February 03

Sylvia Muller @Norfolk Community: Mindful Therapy for Veterans. Wednesday at 1145 and located at the Studio Bamboo Yoga, 2661 Lynnhaven Dr. Suite 108, Va Beach. Classes are $10 and are for Veterans and active Duty only. For more information call 757.496.7444

1 year ago

January 11

Give an Hour Admin @Norfolk Community: Norfolk Community Collaborative's very own, Michael Thompson is featured in ODU's Monarch magazine. Be on the lookout!

1 year ago

December 14

Sylvia Muller @Norfolk Community: For the men and women who put their lives on the line for our country, coming home can be a difficult adjustment. In Part 2 of WHRO’s Veterans Voices Town Hall we’ll look at challenges so many veterans face. Challenges like: PTSD, Homelessness and depression. See their stories and learn how they’ve overcome. Tune in Monday, December 14th at 9pm for Veterans Voices, part of the WHRO Veterans Coming Home Initiative. WATCH & CHAT LIVE ONLINE Can’t view the broadcast on TV? Login to the live streaming event online to watch live, chat with others and ask questions of the guest panel. All you need is a computer and internet to participate. Sign up here and mark your calendar for Monday night.

2 years ago

November 25

Sylvia Muller @Norfolk Community: On December 11th from 900am to 1100am, Give an Hour and Virginia Veteran and Family Support will present Understanding Military Ethos and Current Transition Issues Facing Veterans and Service Members. The training will take place at the Webb Center on the campus of Old Dominion University. The focus will be on todays military, including information on branches, organizations, individuals and operations. It will also focus on how to build rapport with military-affiliated individuals and discuss issues related to transitioning from active duty to civilian life. Following the presentation there will be a Q&A and panel discussion with a veteran and other military service organization professionals. A continental breakfast, free parking and 2 free CEU’s through NSAW will be offered. Questions or to register email

2 years ago

November 18

October 23

Sylvia Muller @Norfolk Community: Join us for the 2015 Military Family Festival on Sunday, October 25 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center from 12pm - 4pm. This "circus themed" event is free for military and their family members featuring entertainment, fun family activities, face painting, crafts, costume contests and, of course, candy. For details visit

2 years ago

October 15

October 14

Sylvia Muller @Norfolk Community: The Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic invite you to Recovery Summit on October 21st 800-400 at Fort Myer, Arlington, VA. The summit will spotlight on the urgent needs of those who have chosen to serve in our Armed Forces or as emergency first responders, groups that are particularly susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). While medical professionals and the public are engaging in dialogue about these mental health conditions, the frequent co-occurrence with addiction is less widely discussed, understood—and addressed. In order to bring the men and women on the frontlines to the forefront of care, we will explore ways to capitalize on the services currently available and identify initiatives to strengthen access to care. To register please visit

2 years ago

October 09

Sylvia Muller @Norfolk Community: Transition-On-The-Go Wednesday, October 28, 2015 7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Hampton, Virginia (Limited Seating - Registration Required) Topics Include: Tips on Successful Networking Resume Rx: Prescription to Heal Your Resume Disorder Interview IQ Federal Employment Workshop Social Media Workshop Employer's Panel Resource Fair FREE BREAKFAST SNACKS, REFRESHMENTS, AND LUNCH PROVIDED Please register at:

2 years ago

October 02

Sylvia Muller @Norfolk Community: Please join the Financial Planning Association of Hampton Roads and the City of Va. Beach on Nov. 7th from 830am to 100pm for Financial Planning Day. In addition to the Financial Planners they will have Thrift Savings Plan, IRS Tax Advocate, Legal Aid, Virginia Employment Commission, Fleet and Family Support Centers, South Hampton Roads EITC Coalition, State Corporation Commission, FDIC, AARP and many more community partners offering free information you can use. Get your Annual Credit Report reviewed by a credit counselor, meet with housing counselors, accountants, career counselors and more at this once a year event! Registration is free at

2 years ago

Sylvia Muller @Norfolk Community: Veterans Health Screening Free Veterans Health Screenings will be provided on Saturday, October 17 from 9am to 1pm at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Lifestyle Building located at 800 Battlefield Blvd., North in Chesapeake. Screening services include general health assessments, physical therapy, women’s health and mental health services, vision, hearing and dental. Advisors and representatives from other non-profit and community organizations will be on hand to discuss other social service needs including veterans claim assistance, education, family and homeless veterans assistance, to name a few. Veterans are asked to show proof of military service such as a DD form 214 or ID card. No appointment is necessary. For information go to

2 years ago

September 30

Sylvia Muller @Norfolk Community: On Monday October 12, 2015 from 100 to 500pm, Gauthier Vineyard presents Veterans in the Vineyards. The event is a salute to our Nation’s active military, Guard, Reserves, Veterans and their Families. The famous Code Blue Bluegrass Band will entertain. The event is free of charge. Food, beverages and entertainment are provided. The supporting organizations will be on hand with information on the various resources available to our military and their families. Virginia’s Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs will be in attendance, and national and state legislators have been invited. This salute is a thank you to all our service members past and present. The event is rain or shine and will be held indoors at the equestrian center and vineyard. Dress is country casual. For informaiton and to please contact

2 years ago

September 17

Sylvia Muller @Norfolk Community: The SMVF TA Center has announced its third webinar for this year, Military Culture Training for Strengthening Access to SMVF Behavioral Health Services, to be held September 22 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EDT. Learn more and register for this webinar on our event registration page: http://smvftacenter.prainc.c...

2 years ago


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