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Nonprofit Overview

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, SSV has served over 16,000 Veterans and secured over $208 million in cumulative new benefits, services, & salaries for their Veteran clients. In 2015, SSV conducted 6,044ndividual counseling sessions and helped 523 Veterans secure meaningful new careers, and brought back to our Veteran clients over $13.5 million in new benefits, services, and salaries that they may not have gotten without an advocate.

Target demographics: Veterans and their family members

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 300 Veterans with employment issues and conducted over 3,000 one-on-one counseling sessions

Geographic areas served: Alabama

Programs: Jobs & Training, VA Claims & Benefits, Community Resources

Community Stories

35 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I attended a job fair and met the wonderful staff at Still Serving Veterans in Phenix City AL. I just walked up and simply asked them what they did. I'm a widow of a Veteran and they offered to help me any way they could. They made me an appt and the resume' that i had made was not sufficient. They helped me to re-write my resume' and gave me some information on some job leads. Thanks to them I am gainfully employed and starting a new chapter in my life. I am very blessed to have found them because I've been lost since my husband passed and they rescued me. I am grateful.

Jerry B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Still Serving Veterans is phenomenal! They provide a multitude of services for veterans. They assisted me with filing my VA disability claim. I also had the opportunity to attend their Resume Writing and Interview Class. They help veterans in a number of different ways. If your a veteran and in Alabama give them a call! I'm proud of what the services they provide to us veterans. They get it and are passionate about helping Veterans however they can.

Retired US Navy.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I started my journey with SSV (Huntsville, Ala) about a year ago. I am proud of my association with all these dedicated people. If it were not for the assistance and support of Ms. Trudy Lewis and the entire staff, I would still be struggling to get help for my service connected problems. Thanks to folks like Ms. Lewis and the SSV organization staff of volunteers I received immediate help and guidance on what I had to do and provide to VA so as to obtain the help I now so gratefully receive. With the assistance and support of Ms. Lewis I was able to obtain records and documentation that I could never procure on my own. I received more help and assistance from "day 1" working with Ms. Lewis and SSV than I received from DA, VA and TRICARE, in the past 20 years. I can not say thanks enough for
the genuine caring shown to myself and my family by the blessed folks at SSV.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Still serving veterans made me feel comfortable from the moment I walked into the door. They sat down with me and completed a resume for me that was very professional. They gave me great tips on how to setup my Linked in account and information on creating a profeesional email account. They gave great information about posting on facebook. They offered to do mock job interviews with me. I was called for an interview for a job based off of the resume they assisted me with. I was chosen over individuals who had a college degree while I was 6 classes away from completing mine. I would recommend them to any veteran.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Members of still serving veterans provided me with that welcoming feeling of camaraderie during the civilian re-integration period. They provided me with a handful of resources that are also helpful to other veterans to get back on their feet such as resume preparation, jobs search, and mock interviews to name a few. Another value that intrigued me most of some of the staff was their ability display care, by periodically checking in with members who've received their services in the past, and ensuring them that someone from Still serving Veteran is always there to help with anything.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is furnishing veterans & spouse with skills to be successful on the civilian job market by networking and restructuring resumes to nurture a particular job interest. Their local office is readily available and the staff is friendly, polite and packed with lots of knowledge in reference to available positions and social events.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Went in with a solid resume. Still serving assisted with some tweaking and interview tips Everyone in the Phenix City office had great personalities and were willing to help. Their follow ups were great and timely and appreciated.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

My name is Daphne, I was job hunting and seems as if I could not get a job interview, for jobs I am totally qualified to do. Just the same I was a little reluctant to go to "Still Serving Veterans" mostly because I did not understand what they really assist a veteran with. Well I finally needed some assistance trying to figure out what I was doing wrong....
My first appointment was 26 Jan 2016. And we went from there. The have a GREAT team, they assisted me with my resume, and ideas and different approaches for how to job hunt head on, and I finally got and interview.. It might not sound like much but that's a huge stone for me. I've been looking for work since July 2015. My goal was to check and search the internet daily and fill out at least 1 job application a day. Absolutely NO HITS...until I went to "Still Serving Veterans" From Jan 26, to 4 March 2016..... I finally got an interview.
Thank you so much to Still Serving Veterans for you assistance with all that you do for FREE to veterans actively trying to find employment. Keep up the GREAT work with that GREAT team. Daphne

Client Served

Rating: 5

I met an Advisor while at a Job Fair and they really try to help with and educate in the job search. And they still contact me from time to time! I Love what they are doing for Veterans and their families!

April69

Client Served

Rating: 5

Love what they do to help veterans and soldiers. They have been very helpful through my job searching process. They have also been very supportive every step of the way. Love how they call an see how things are going. Also love how they give you information to help you along the way. Like sending me an email about an upcoming job fair. They do a wonderful job and I would recommend them to any veteran or solider I know looking for help.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Still Serving veterans is like career center.Helping with things such as Resume building,Job search,Tips on Interview Technique Skills,and a Great point of contact for various jobs in our community.All with a Friendly and Professional touch for Free! Check it out, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Still Serving Veterans is not just a great name or organization. It is committed people helping, sacrificing and striving to assist veterans in finding employment The process was smooth and their continued resolve to follow through is superb. From the initial, first time encounter to the first person to person appointment to go over goals, producing a finish product (resume), information gathering for jobs and subsequent follow up, has been wonderful. The entire team of Kim Woods, Jim and Charles have been great in extending their knowledge and passion for helping others.

Client Served

Rating: 4

Still Serving Veterans gave me the tools I needed to hopefully land a good job and Veterans benefits. The day I called them, I was seen the next morning. Still Serving Veterans will do what they advertise, and it's all free!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am in the process of transitioning and am confident because I have Still Serving Veterans and Joe Woods assisting me along the way. Very professional and helpful. Still Serving Veterans is there when I need them for questions anxious moments /questions such as resume building and building health records of which I otherwise would not have known, they arecovered there. Because of this service I'm less anxious regarding my separation process. I'm looking forward to continued positive experiences.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The name speaks for itself and says it all! This group of professionals will take the time out to point you in the right direction when searching for employment. Their follow up is unlike anything I've encountered which further lets you know that they really do care about finding the right job for you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been unemployed for a substantial period of time. At about the 4 month point, I went to Still Serving Veterans and was immediately provided outstanding personal service. I get regular Emails for jobs and talk to them weekly. Although I still am seeking work, they have helped me immensely. My job history was of good paying jobs and many employers simply won't make an offer but Still Serving Veterans keeps me morivated. I wish to acknowledge two people in particular; Paulette Risher and Anthony Bush. They have both been exceptional! I believe in what this organization does and highly recommend them as a Top of the Line organization!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great experience. Their sole purpose is to help veterans and they don't charge a dime. Great people, always willing to help with great attitudes.

Alvin5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I met several staff members who were veterans themselves and quickly became acquainted with their services. Jeremy squared me away with a workable and solid resume. Kim kept me in line and on time by communicating timely and relevant information. Charlie and I engaged in a powerful "sitdown" about entrepreneurial and business startups, all intertwine in sharing Gods' Word. Three meetings within three weeks with three awesome people. A great experience I must say.

- Alvin Benjamin

Advisor

Rating: 5

I'm using their there search engine for Jobs. I hold them in the highest esteem. They also provide me with temporary available jobs. I hold them in the highest esteem. I don't have anything else to say about the Still Serving Veterans.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Still helping veterans is a very helpful and caring organization that does what they can to ensure you are assisted, would recommend to every veteran for help in employment and va benefits two thumbs up