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ARVets and SAMHSA are working together on strategies that address substance abuse.

ARVets and SAMHSA are working together on strategies that address substance abuse.

ARVets, a statewide nonprofit organization providing innovative programs for Arkansas veterans and their families, will host the Substance Use Disorders Virtual Implementation Academy on Wednesday, May 20th and Thursday, May 21st from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. The event is in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Since 2008, SAMHSA has offered policy academies to help states strengthen behavioral health service systems that support service members, veterans, and their families. The two-day Virtual Academy at ARVets will include informative trainings and technical assistance directed by expert facilitators.

“This type of academy is a great place to start creating a sustainable support system for our service members, veterans, and their families,” said ARVets CEO Nicole Hart. “We have to find comprehensive strategies for addressing substance abuse, treatment, and recovery for veterans and the military community. Bringing everyone to the table to confront these issues is essential and ARVets is excited to lead the way and work collectively with other organizations and experts.”

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PTSD counseling for Arkansas veterans

PTSD counseling for Arkansas veterans helps our heroes transition back into the civilian world.

At ARVets, our core mission is to fight for the veterans that fought honorably for their country. Veterans suffering from PTSD need rehabilitative therapy in order to acclimate to life away from the battlefield, which is why ARVets provides a variety of behavioral programs for our Arkansas veterans. Our group therapy and counseling for veterans equips them with the tools they need to restore their health and mental wellness while suffering from PTSD—a disorder with lasting effects just as dangerous as a traumatic brain injury.

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HAVEN grant helps fund home repairs for veterans.

HAVEN grant helps fund home repairs for veterans.

If you are a veteran living in central Arkansas who needs to make home repairs, then ARVets can help.

ARVets is partnering with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and Simmons First National Bank to offer Housing Assistance for Veterans (HAVEN).

The HAVEN grant program provides home-modification funding to assist veterans and service members who were disabled by an injury during active duty since September 11, 2001.

For more information about the program and to learn if you are eligible for assistance call 501-246-5341.

ArkansasGives grants ARVets supporters an opportunity to maximize their giving potential.

ArkansasGives grants ARVets supporters an opportunity to maximize their giving potential.

Today, ARVets is joining other nonprofit organizations across the state for ArkansasGives, a one-day giving event to raise funds and awareness for charitable organizations in the state.

In Arkansas, ARVets is on the front lines developing programs, initiating partnerships, and providing services that have already helped over 3,000 Veterans and military families. Funds collected during today’s ArkansasGives event will grant ARVets the resources necessary to increase outreach efforts.

Right now, between 8am and 8pm, you have an opportunity to donate to ARVets and those contributions can be matched with additional funds from a matching pool of $250,000 from the Arkansas Community Foundation.

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ARVets salutes the life and legacy of Ted Smith.

ARVets salutes the life and legacy of Ted Smith.

At ARVets, we celebrate the service of our nation’s heroes and remember the sacrifices they made to preserve freedom.

Ralph “Ted” W. Smith, a Veteran who served in the Army, died on December 19, 2014 surrounded by his family.

Recently, Ginger Ritchie and Graham Gillis, the niece and nephew of Ted Smith, made a generous contribution to ARVets in honor of their uncle. Ginger and Graham wanted their donation to support programs and services that improve the lives of Veterans and their families.

The entire ARVets team thanks Ginger and Graham for their generosity and we salute Ted Smith for answering the call to serve our great country.

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