Brave men and women serve in the United States Armed Services around the world. When they come home, reintegrating into civilian life can be a complex and difficult process. Deployments can disrupt educations, careers, finances, and family relationships, and the experiences of war can cause physical and mental trauma. Cities of Service helps cities support veterans with peer mentoring programs to connect newly returning veterans to trusted sources of information and get them the support they need for a successful transition. 

Operation Reintegration

Returning home after military service is challenging. The Cities of Service Operation Reintegration Blueprint outlines a volunteer model where experienced veterans support newly returning veterans. 

30 and 90 day follow-ups for every veteran.

Develop a Citywide Service Plan

The Cities of Service Playbook can guide cities of any size and makeup, i.e. whether mayor-council, council-manager. It guides city leaders in the development of a citywide service plan – an essential, living document that establishes goals and means, evolves over time with city priorities, and is key to successful implementation of impact volunteering initiatives. This Playbook provides examples and planning tools to help cities assess needs and arrive at their own unique plans. Many cities use the Playbook as a step-by-step guide while others reference specific sections and/or resources.

Cities Working on Veterans

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