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Veterans: Local Resources

Resources for, by, or about veterans of interest to student veterans, current military and their families as well as all other interested students, faculty and staff at CCBC.


Maryland's commitment to veterans

How does it work? Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans provides a confidential forum for veterans and family members to discuss challenges they are facing.  Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans helps link you with needed resources; we want veterans and family members to know they are not alone. 
Who is eligible? Approximately 450,000 Maryland veterans and their families are eligible to utilize services provided by Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans.
Where are we? Regional Resource Coordinators cover the entire state of Maryland; they assist in coordinating comprehensive wellness and behavioral health services.

New Local Veterans' Opportunities

Veterans Book Group 2017

Select Mondays, February to May 2017
February 13, March 6, March 27, April 24, May 15, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Towson Baltimore County Public Library

 Led by Dr. Karen Arnold, former visiting professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, this book group is open to current service members and veterans from all eras. Participants should plan to attend all five sessions. Dinner and materials are provided. Registration is required - click link.

Last year's readings

adventure challenge PEFT101 class

Adventure Challenge

Female Veteran Artists

Project Summary
Call for Artwork by Women Veterans Project Summary VAP is honored to partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Center for Women Veterans (CWV) to lead the call for artwork created by women veterans for display at 10 VA medical centers around the United States. The call for artwork will begin in December 2016 and the project will launch in March 2017 to coincide with Women’s History Month as well as the 100-year anniversary of women being allowed to enlist in the US military with military rank and pay. VAP will lead a coalition of arts organization who focuses on fostering, encouraging and promoting veteran artists as they continue their journey in the arts.
The Artwork
The call for art will result in the selection of 10 women veteran artists whose digital still prints and storyboards will be exhibited together at 10 VA medical campuses across the country. Alongside prints of paintings, photography, and mixed media will be headshots of the veterans and a short bio of their military and creative journey. The images on the storyboard may show the women veteran in uniform, conducting a mission or serving, as well an “after’ photo of how she is engaging in her community presently. We believe this is a powerful narrative that shows women veterans as not only a key part of our military but as active participants in our communities across America.
Project Timeline and Deliverables
December 31, 2016 – Deadline to submit artwork


National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Howard County

Family to Family 12 week course Thursday, January 12, 2017 - Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:00pm-9:30pm Owen Brown Interfaith Center If interested in taking and registering for this life changing course please email your name and contact information at or call the office at 410-772-9300. What is NAMI’s Family-to-Family Program? The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a 12-week course for families and friends of adults living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders, and borderline personality disorder. Course participants gain vital information, resources, insight, and understanding of their loved one that many describe as life-changing. The program is taught by trained NAMI family members who have relatives or other loved ones who have a mental illness.

Student Loan Forum and Resource Fair Jan 18, 7pm Howard Community College Join us for a panel presentation of local, state and federal experts who will answer questions about the student loan process, provide vital resource materials and offer one-on-one guidance.

Veteran Transition Workshops - are one-day interactive workshops designed to empower Veterans in their transition from military to civilian life using a holistic approach. Jan 28 Washington, DC Travis Manion Foundation

MD CASH Academy classes are for adults who want to learn more about managing their financial lives. We offer a wide range of free classes for people who are interested in budgeting, managing debt, home buying, saving for the future, filing their taxes or managing their insurance. Our Educators and Partners provide fact based financial education without providing financial advice or selling any products or services. You must complete our free registration on the site in order to be able to sign-up for one of our classes online.

Need Help with Medicare Costs? Howard County Office on Aging and Independence State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). The SHIP program provides free information and access to programs that may help you with the costs of your Medicare health and/or prescription drug coverage. Our counselors can assist you with determining eligibility and with applying for these programs. Contact us for help at 410-313-7596 to schedule an appointment.