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Current and Future Services

The services will be at no charge to the families of those who are deployed.  The Foundation hosts fund raising events such as: concerts, silent auctions, dinners, and accepts corporate and public donations.

Research has shown that although there are many organizations helping military families, there are no organizations that recognize special events that traditionally, find the family unit together.  By providing a gift on a birthday, religious holiday, anniversary or traditional holiday on behalf of the deployed family member, the foundation gives the recipient a special gift given to him/her on behalf of his or her spouse from the American people.  This gratitude can go a long way in filling a void left by the absence of a beloved family member.


Shine Family Foundation will also assist veterans to research and apply for services offered by the Veterans Administration (VA).  They provide a wide range of benefits including:

Disability, Education and Training, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Home Loan Guarantee, Dependant and Survivor Benefits Medical Treatment, Life Insurance and Burial Benefits.


The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program.  The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs.  For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

  • Comprehensive rehabilitation evaluation to determine abilities, skills, and interests for employment
  • Vocational counseling and rehabilitation planning for employment services.
  • Employment services such as job-training, job-seeking skills, resume development, and other work readiness assistance.
  • Assistance finding and keeping a job, including the use of special employer incentives and job accommodations.
  • On the Job Training (OJT), apprenticeships, and non-paid work experience.
  • Supportive rehabilitation services including case management, counseling, and medical referrals.
  • Independent living services for Veterans unable to work due to the severity of their disabilities.

The Dependent’s Educational Assistance provides educational and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans.  The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits.  These benefits maybe used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training.  A spouse, may take a correspondence course.  Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses maybe approved under certain circumstances.

  • AUTOMOBILE ALLOWANCE:  Veterans and service members maybe eligible for a one-time payment of not more than $11,000 towards the purchase of an automobile or other conveyance if they have service-connected loss or permanent loss of use of one or both hands or feet, permanent impairment of visions of both eyes to a certain degree, or ankylosis (immobility) of one or both knees or one or both hips.  They may also be eligible for adaptive equipment, and for repair, replacement, or reinstallation- required because of disability or for the safe operation of a vehicle purchased with VA assistance.  To apply, contact a VA regional office at 1-800-827-1000 or the nearest VA health care facility.
  • CLOTHING ALLOWANCE:  Any veteran who is service-connected for a disability for which he or she uses prosthetic or orthopedic appliances may receive an annual clothing allowance.  This allowance also is available to any veteran whose service-connected skin condition requires prescribed medication that irreparably damages outer garment.  To apply, contact the prosthetic representative at the nearest VA medical center.
  • AID and ATTENDANCE for HOUSEHOLD VETERANS:  A Veteran who is determined by VA to be in need of the regular aid and attendance of another person, or a veteran who is permanently housebound, maybe entitled to additional disability compensation or pension payments.  A veteran evaluated at 30 percent or more disabled is entitled to receive an additional payment for a spouse who is in need of the aid and attendance of another person.
  • VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION & EMPLOYMENT RATES:  In some cases, a veteran requires additional education or training to become employable.  A subsistence allowance is paid each month during training and is based on the rate of attendance (full-time or part-time), the number of dependents, and the type of training.


During his Second Inaugural Address, President Abraham Lincoln pledged America’s solemn obligation “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.”  More than 140 years later, the spirit of Lincoln’s words are very much alive.  However, women have joined the military’s ranks-serving in new roles, in greater numbers than ever before, and in combat.  Like their male peers, women veterans have shown enormous dedication and courage in defending their country.  But too often, they do not receive the same support, within the military and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

While new positions and doors of opportunity have been opened for women in the services, they still face significant, unique challenges.  Career progression is often slower for women and they are underrepresented in the military senior ranks.  Challenges for women with young children and perceived lack of opportunity for advancement have led many women to leave the service early in their careers.  Inadequate military health care for women and staggering rates of sexual assault and harassment are also hindering some female troops from continuing their military careers.  These challenges are not only bad for service members’ well being and reflect the military’s failure to properly protect its own, but they have a substantial impact on the mission readiness of the overall force.

When they come home, female veterans are confronted with new challenges.  While it has made strides in recent years, the VA is still underprepared to provide adequate care to the surge of female veterans coming to its hospitals and clinics.  In addition, women veterans face significant barriers when entering the civilian workforce, and homeless rates among female veterans are on the rise.  Given the lack of support services for our women veterans, this comes as no surprise.  Female troops and veterans deserve the same access to high-quality health care, transitional resources, and benefits as their male counterparts.  After honorably fighting abroad, they should not have to wage new battles here at home.  In order to fully honor their outstanding contributions to the military and service to the country, much more must be done to support our women warriors.

For female service-members, who like their civilian counterparts often assume the role of primary caretaker for their children, balancing a military career and a family can be especially challenging.  More than 40 percent of women on active-duty have children.  According to Army officials, “the constraints on reproduction, child rearing and family are a key factor leading many female soldiers to quit the Army, and have discouraged many civilian women from considering enlistment.”