CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, September 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Today, The Independence Fund and Loyal Source launched the Independence Line, a call center designed to help US veterans, Afghans, their friends and family resolve issues with the Afghanistan Withdrawal. This call center will be staffed with highly trained and highly trained clinicians, to provide assistance to both Afghans currently in United States who have served side by side with our American servicemen and the American veterans themselves who may struggle in these difficult times.
The “Independence Line” to help American veterans, Afghans, their friends and family.
“With tens of thousands of Afghan men, women and children arriving in the United States,” noted the CEO of The Independence Fund, Sarah verardo, “It is absolutely necessary to help these refugees navigate the complex United States refugee and asylum systems and ensure that American veterans get the care and benefits they need, where and when they need it. need. “
This call center will sort through incoming requests for help related to housing, food, mental health, healthcare, clothing, legal aid and a host of other matters. The call center will do full assessments and work with our case management team to find the best and fastest services to fill the gaps in the current system and The Independence Line will not turn anyone away.
Sarah verardo, CEO, The Independence Fund, also pointed out that, “We want Veterans, Afghans, their families and friends to know that the Independence Fund is there for them. We recognize your service and are ready to help you navigate a complex system to get the care and service you need.
Brian moore, CEO, Loyal Source, stressed the importance of providing assistance to Afghans, their friends and family: “We are delighted to partner with the Independence Fund in this crucial mission. The call center is a natural progression of our existing work with refugees across the country. “
The Independence Line toll-free number is 1-855-341-5456 and will start taking calls on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.
In August, The Independence Fund, along with the Mighty Oaks Foundation, formed the Save Our Allies Coalition, dedicated to saving our Afghan allies who served side-by-side with the U.S. armed forces and ensuring our veterans receive the care they deserve. they need after courageously serving our nation. As Save Our Allies settles into Phase 2, the partnership between The Independence Fund and Loyal Source was created as the next step in the holistic approach to helping US veterans and Afghans.
The Independence Fund:
Founded in 2007, the Independence Fund is committed to empowering our nation’s catastrophic, injured and ill veterans to overcome the physical, mental and emotional injuries suffered in the line of duty. We are committed to improving the lives of our Veterans and their families. Thanks to our Mobility, Caregiver, Advocacy, Case work, Operation RESILIENCE, [email protected] and family programs, the Independence Fund works to bridge the gap in the unmet needs of Veterans and their caregivers. Prior to joining the coalition, The Independence Fund had programs in place to include Afghan SIVs and their families in its programming, including Operation RESILIENCE, a veteran mental health-focused retreat to combat veteran suicide. by bringing together combat units that have served and fought together and includes their performers living in United States through the Afghan Special Immigration Visa (SIV) program.
Loyal Source, founded in 2009, is a comprehensive workforce solutions provider providing medical, behavioral health, rapid response and technical solutions to military, civilian and private customers in all 50 states and the ‘foreigner. We pride ourselves on supporting our clients’ most difficult and urgent missions, helping military members, military families, veterans, law enforcement, refugees and underserved populations. Loyal Source also provides military readiness services for all branches of the military and has a travel nursing division that has been instrumental in the current COVID response.
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