Former Homeless Veteran Attends
White House Summit
At a White House ceremony on November 14, 2016, seated in front of Michelle Obama was a woman who not long ago was living from couch-to-couch, sometimes spending nights in her Toyota Venza.
Remembering what she once heard in an orientation class during her active duty days, Veteran Monique Beck, reached out to the VA for help. She was referred to VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System’s Housing & Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH). This national program aims to provide necessary education, resources and counseling services to homeless Veterans, or those in danger of becoming homeless.
Though this program, Ms. Beck attended the “Hire MI Vet” hiring event in Ann Arbor where soon after, she was hired by Michigan Ability Partners as a Job Developer where she finds jobs for other Vets. She also completed her Bachelors degree in Vocational Rehabilitation. Ms. Beck was chosen by the White House to attend the White House Summit on Homelessness as part of the President’s “Mayors Challenge to End Homelessness.” According to WhiteHouse.gov, the goal is to bring together partnerships and secure resources to end homelessness across the country. Read More at this Website…Ann Arbor VA.gov
We have some great successes from the Hire MI Vet Hiring Event on November 3, 2016. We know of 13 job seekers that started employment after networking at our Hire MI Vet Hiring Event. Are you employed as a result from this Hiring Event? We would like to hear from you. Please reach out to us and share any information (we’ll keep confidential). Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a veteran and a job seeker, you have come to the right place because we are arranging two events just for you. We are working with the largest and most veteran-friendly employers in the area to host a hiring event on November 3, 2016. (for a list of committed employers, click here). Every employer who attends will have more than one open job and a good history of hiring veterans. That is not just good news because they know the leadership traits, problem solving skills, positive attitude and work ethic that you bring them; they also know how to translate your military experience and training so that you get the right job. For details about the hiring event, click here.