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The Florida Veterans Multi-Purpose Center (VMPC), is unique. It was started by Veterans in 1989 out of a single desire to help and benefit all Veterans and their families in South Florida.
Since the granting of its IRS 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt status in 1991, the Center has been involved in a broad base of Veteran services. The Center works closely with the VA and other government agencies as well as the public and private sectors to provide quality services and benefits to Veterans throughout Florida.
We are proud that we are the only Veterans organization in Florida with an IRS 501(c)(3) status that:
Provides professional referral and outreach services to Veterans utilizing public, private, and government organizations.
Owns and operates a Mobile Veterans Center that travels throughout the state and participates in community based Veterans' events.
Funds food programs for Indigent Veterans and their families.
Partnerships with other non-profits for the sole purpose of providing transitional housing for homeless veterans.
Provides a substance abuse and recovery program for Veterans.
Doesn't have special eligibility requirements for veterans to receive services.
Our position is to work towards making a change in the life of veterans who have suffered from the trauma of war or any other duty-related issue. Our goal is to provide veterans of all ranks, backgrounds, and socioeconomic statuses with the services they need and deserve.
We will be highlighting our work in the community at the upcoming Westgate Military Weekend in beautiful Orlando, FL. Our friends at Westgate Resorts is offering exclusive discounts at any of their Orlando hotel. Come to learn more and meet with other vets!
We recognize that substance abuse and alcoholism is alarmingly prevalent among veterans. For this reason we dedicate a good portion of our programs and projects to those suffering from the trauma of war (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD) and those who may need ongoing counseling and special assistance.
War-torn Troops Soothed by Horses� Spirit (zootoo.com)
MIAMI -- The science of the human-animal bond is proving very effective in a new arena: on the home front of a new war. Returning veterans are finding help, as well as healing in therapy that involves a saddle and a set of reins.
"It feels pretty good. I feel tall," said U.S. Marine Gene Calonge, who recently returned from his deployment. Learning to ride again is strengthening the bodies and minds of young vets here at the South Florida Veterans Multi-Purpose Center in Davie, Fla.
The last time Calonge mounted a horse, was his service with the Marine Corps. This time around it's Sam, a 4-year-old Arabian, giving him a much-needed boost.
"It's different bonding with an animal, you feel like you're not going to be judged so much about anything so ... you and him just have a good time,� said Calonge.