One of the biggest problems that many veterans may face when returning home from service is re-acclimating themselves to civilian life. Now, another organization exists to help them with that goal.
The group is called Recovery and Reintegration of Veterans and operates out of Ohio, according to a report from the Marysville News. Its focus is on helping former servicemembers with post-traumatic stress disorder or brain injuries better integrate back into society by assisting them in finding places to live, jobs, and crucial health care.
"We have a complete vision dedicated to services for veterans and not only know first-hand what it's like to be separating from the service and come out with skills very applicable to service to your country, but what it's like trying to get those skills to translate to the private sector," Rich Johnson, a veteran of the Air Force who set up the new organization, told the newspaper. "There are a lot of barriers to that. A lot of obstacles."
These kinds of efforts go a long way for many veterans, because not every wound they suffer during service is visible, and transitioning back to civilian life isn't always easy for a number of reasons.