When it comes to addressing the needs of veterans returning from active duty, no two cases will be the same. Agencies that accept this fact and work on becoming flexible may be the best-equipped to really make a positive difference in vets’ lives.

Veterans leaving the service may need assistance transitioning back to civilian life, but in some cases they hesitate to actively look for assistance. Groups that know how to offer many different kinds of help, even if it just entails listening to individuals who need to express themselves, are a valuable resource in their communities.

Considering the unique experiences that come along with serving in the military, it is perhaps unsurprising that many of the most effective veterans outreach efforts are themselves run by people who have served.

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