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Still Serving Veterans

Rating: 3.78 stars   9 reviews 916

Nonprofit Issues:

Veterans

Address:

224 Spragins St NW Huntsville AL 35801 USA

Mission:

To empower Veterans and their families to optimally transition into post-military lives through job readiness training and connections to Veteran-friendly businesses that are ready to hire, through assistance obtaining all the VA benefits and services they have earned and deserve, and through expert referrals to local, state, and national resources to ensure every need is met.

Results:

Since 2007, the year Still Serving Veterans opened their doors, SSV has served over 8,000 Veterans and secured over $78 million in cumulative new benefits, services, & salaries for their Veteran clients. In 2012, SSV conducted 3,499 one-on-one case management sessions and helped 164 Veterans secure meaningful new careers.

Target demographics:

Veterans and their family members

Programs:

Jobs & Training, VA Claims & Benefits, Community Resources

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Rating: 5 stars  

I received Incredible personalized (and personal) support from the staff after I learned that I was subject to layoff by my company, even as a senior (30+ years experience with an engineering Master's degree) candidate for placement. My situation is not an "easy fix" in this economy and yet they took on my case with compassion and focus. I remain actively in the hunt but I don't think I could find more capable hands or hearts on which to rely for sound advice and reliable direction in a scenario I did not anticipate and have not been through in some time. Bravo to SSV from a grateful veteran!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Helpful and connected. Robust network allows for maximum exposure or in my case, opportunities for me to volunteer. They helped place my best friend, thank you. I am wary of some of the other huge veteran charities who pump out large sums but also have a huge overhead; luckily SSV is transparent and committed to veterans. I have nothing but good things to say about SSV.
As a volunteer I helped organize a motorcycle poker run with proceeds going to SSV; I helped with their resume workshop which had an awesome turnout and through them I am able to help veterans who may need a handyman or small repairs.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I went to ssv 3 times hoping for a little bit - but was treated like a stain on the carpet that needed to be removed as soon as possible- they ran a credit & background check on me ?!?!?!-and on my next visit my so called case worker spent my 45 minute appointment telling me his life story and his problems!- finally he said go home and look for employment on the internet- wow- I put on a clean shirt and drove 20 miles and put my best foot forward for this. I have had a fairly serious health issue in the last 3 years, lost my job and at age 55 find no one willing to hire me- its hurts. but my treatment at ssv hurt even more- my name is Robert Mitchell 256-828-6889 if anyone might know a job for me. but don't bother ssv- they only care with cameras on.

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Rating: 3 stars  

After the economic decline in 2008, I ended up loosing my business. Through SSV I was able to enroll in renewable energy courses. This lead to becoming certified as a Building Analyst. Because SSV partnered with other local non-profits that provided a gateway into a job.

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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

still serving veterans is just a rip off- the big cheese makes well over a hundred thousand per year to run this so called "non -profit"- as a veteran I went to them for a little help finding a job and was treated to a 45 minute lecture y my case worker about how little he was paid to work as ssv!- they couldn't wait to show me the door- I returned 2 more times thinking maybe I just went on a bad day- wrong! they just ask the federal govt. for grants and hand outs from local companies and individuals so they can eat donuts and pocket the rest as "operating expense" ie a round of golf followed by a round of martinis or two- give to an honest non profit and help the needy

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Robert, You have made several disparaging remarks on this site and others. Allow me to address your specific comments. The office spaces you refer to are the result of a very generous landlord who is determined to help us with our mission. Our new office space actually costs less than our previous space. The desks you condemn are used furniture that was donated by a local bank. We are not a clique of former or wannabe contractors, we are Veterans ourselves determined to help other Veterans because there is a need. We have helped over 16,000 Veterans since our inception and last year helped 315 Veterans get jobs. We are justifiably proud of the organization’s accomplishments. Can we help everyone? The answer is nobody can help everyone. Your experience with the counselor was unfortunate, but that is not indicative of this organization. In fact, that particular counselor is no longer part of Still Serving Veterans and we have other counselor’s that you could have, and are welcome to talk to. Our financials are posted for anyone to look at, and we undergo two robust audits every year from outside agencies. We do not now, nor have we ever received Federal funding. We have received awards from the Better Business Bureau for ethics, the Department of the Army, and are recipients of the Call of Duty’s seal of distinction. The people who work here are passionate and committed to helping Veterans. We are proud of who and what we are, and will gladly do our best to help you, if you still need and/or want help. Bill Koch Director, Still Serving Veterans

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I was fortunate enough to learn about Still Serving Veterans last October...what a wonderful organization! I have been volunteering there and not only is it a fulfilling experience, the staff there makes you feel so very appreciated.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of a thing...unless it were to clone the VERY hard working people who work there. The dedication of everyone in the building is truly inspiring.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Volunteering with Still Serving Veterans has been a great experience. I have learned a lot more about the Huntsville veteran community, the needs of our local veterans and ways to help them that I never knew were possible. They will help a veteran with any problem. If they don't have some who can help, they will find another person or organization who can. I have witnessed this organization change lives for the better on numerous occasions.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The people who came to the event were very appreciative of those taking the time to help them. The people I came in contact with were genuinely excited on what they learned and seemed positive with the critique on their resumes.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2000

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

SSV is one of the few nonprofits that provide our Veterans , wounded warriors and their families a holistic approach to reintegration. They are a national fully service agency for providing Veterans assistance in filing their VA claims or appealing their claims. They provide an individual employment plan for Veterans and mentor them so they can be trained, educated and provided with a meaningful new careers as they transition into post military live. The staff are all Veterans and professional counselors who can assist with benefits and job placement.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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