Veteran’s Employment Program (VEP)
Helping Veterans Overcome Barriers to Employment
The Veteran’s Employment Program at River City serves our veterans by assisting them with all aspects of the job search process. We work with participants to overcome many of the barriers that have made finding meaningful employment difficult. Each participant is assessed to determine their unique needs, and services range from resume assistance to mental health counseling. The program operates a drop in assistance center Monday-Friday, where participants can stop by without appointments to use computers, get assistance with job searches, practice interview skills, and get help from skilled case managers, among other things. We also support participants with transportation, clothing, tools, and training needed for employment. Once a participant has found employment, our case managers will continue to work with them as they navigate the transition, aiding in any additional training or supportive services that may be required. Program participants are also encouraged to take part in our weekly wellness groups and computer training classes. Additionally we have periodic on-site trainings including, but not limited to, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, Serve Safe and OSHA; as well as workshops featuring local employers and employment specialists.