Hundreds of thousands of military members complete their time in service every year and are quickly left with the “now what” moment after discharge. 67% of our newest Veterans are being honorably discharged without a degree and without any kind of financial stability. This overwhelming statistic largely contributes to the our daily veteran suicide rate as well as our homeless veteran statistics.
In 2015, United States Army Veteran Elizabeth Bannon founded Veteran Transition Redeployment and Outreach Cohort (VTROC) in an effort to provide ongoing opportunities for our Veterans. VTROC provides housing accommodations and education assistance along with an array of other services needed to forge a path to a successful future.
To date, VTROC is not alone in our initiative to assist our transitioning service members as there are over 500 programs and organizations assisting our Veterans. This leads to a starvation within a feast concept for many veterans. In the end, to utilize many of these organizations our veterans need to know what path to forge and have the degrees to do so.
VTROC provides a cure for the starvation within the feast of transition assistance organizations providing the housing and educational components many organizations are lacking. Veterans are able to access housing accommodations for up to four years allowing for degree completion. Once they are ready, our Veterans can access our directory of transition assistance organizations and assess which one is the right fit for them.
Veterans will also be afforded the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship opportunities and internship or on the job training as desired.