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Press Releases: 2010

New Horizons Un-Limited: Reaching Out to Our Disabled Veterans
Sharing Information, Providing Hope

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information, contact:
New Horizons Un-Limited
P.O. Box 510034
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 299-0124
Email:
horizons@new-horizons.org


New Horizons Un-Limited: Reaching Out to Our Disabled Veterans


Through our NHU Access Information Initiative - Sharing Information, Providing Hope for Disabled Veterans

Thousands of young servicemen and women are coming face to face with the realities of disability. What would have mortally wounded a soldier years ago, is now, with the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, leaving them with lifelong disabling conditions such as limb loss, brain injury, paralysis, and physical and emotional scars, among other debilitating injuries. In a very real sense, disabled veterans, in giving others their freedom and independence, have lost their own.

As they recover and attempt to come to terms with their loss of freedom and independence as a disabled American, they are discharged by the government, and often, due to extremely limited resources, forgotten - left alone to struggle with this unknown world.

So that our newly disabled veterans and their families do not have to spend critical months, or even years lost in bureaucracies and red tape, missing out on opportunities and benefits they so rightfully deserve, we at New Horizons Un-Limited have developed a segment of our website dedicated to educating our disabled servicemen and woman about the services and programs available to them.

Check out our Disabled Veteran Support page by visiting www.new-horizons.org/cmtvet.html

At this time we have information on more than 50 programs that offer support on a national basis in areas such as: Benefits Assistance, Employment, Financial Assistance, Home Ownership, Injury Specific Support, and Mental Wellness.

This past year, nearly 1400 veterans from across the United States, accessed this information via our website. Based on visits from the first few weeks of January, it is expected that more than 3300 veterans will access this resource in 2010; a testament to the growing need for such a resource.

This coming year, we are hoping to double the content and resources available for disabled veterans. Please contact us if you wish to help in further developing this much needed resource.

Visit the Disabled Veterans Support page on the New Horizons Un-Limited website.

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