A new, free, statewide program is offered by Easter Seals Maine to assist Maine’s military.

The program, offered in partnership with the VA Office of Rural Health, the Maine Department of Labor and the Maine Bureau of Veterans Affairs, will assist Maine Veterans who have separated from military service in the past two years. The goal of the program is to assist recently-separating veterans and their families as they make the shift from full-time military service to full-time civilian life.

Some of the services offered through this free program include:

Ӣ Support in finding (or keeping) a job in Maine;

Ӣ Guidance in applying for benefits through the Veterans Administration;

”¢ Coordination of one’s health care and veterans benefits;

Ӣ Support in accessing timely, high-quality medical and mental health services;

Ӣ Information and referral to other helpful resources in the community;

Ӣ Assistance with items and resources needed to secure or retain a Maine job, such as: resume-writing support, transportation, vehicle repair, tools, and uniforms, work boots and work shoes.

For more information, email [email protected] or call one of Easter Seals Maine’s program coordinators at 828-0754, ext. 1004.