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The mission of the SEMPER FI Ministry is to help Veterans and their families who live in low-income areas and are homeless to connect to the proper resources & solutions in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, housing, and employment. Semper Fi will ensure there is "no wrong door" for veterans in need and, in turn, help veterans and their families achieve a sustainable quality of life post-military service.

Semper Fi Ministry will use the local community using a variety of methods that include but aren't limited to a county-wide veteran meeting or event designed to draw veterans. This event should consist of elected officials, leaders from local veteran groups, first responders, educators, social groups, service providers (behavioral health, wellness), churches, and other faith-based organizations.

Area veterans can be identified in many instances through tax office records, Veterans Service Organizations such as the VFW & American Legion, recruiters, and elected officials. Note: Semper Fi will comply with disclosure policies of veteran status by/from government agencies and/or records. Best practice: Update the list at least bi-annually.

Veteran rosters/lists should be designed to allow secure communication via email or telephone. The list should include name, telephone number, email address, veteran status (disabled/non-disabled, veteran preference), and home address.

Host a few meetings a year and stay in contact with local veterans and leaders from the first coast area.

  • City of Jacksonville Veteran Affairs

  • VFW- Veterans of Foreign Wars

  • American Legion

  • Disabled American Veterans

  • Vietnam Veterans of America

  • Marine Corps League

  • Jewish War Veterans

  • Wounded Warrior

  • Knights of Columbus

  • Catholic Charities



Announcement of Stand Down Grants

Department of Labor

Veterans Employment and Training Service

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