Veterans Helping Veterans in Missouri
When the volunteer veteran mentors in the St. Louis Veterans Treatment Court noticed a need for skills training for the veterans in the program they took action. With the assistance of the Veterans Treatment Court, the St. Louis Post Dispatch, and local nonprofits Veterans For Peace and The Employment Connection, the mentors created the Veterans Court Technology Clinic.
Launched in 2012, the Veterans Court Technology Clinic is a not-for-profit organized to educate veterans and others lacking minimal skills to become comfortable with modern office technology leading to jobs, business ownership or career opportunities in areas of interest and of service to the community.
In its first year, the program served over 60 veterans with four 12 week classes per year. Five participants have obtained good jobs, and another ten have gone on to higher education.
The clinic now houses 17 work stations, with 7 donated laptops and 10 donated desktops. We try to have extra computers on hand to give to clients successfully completing the course work.
Read more about this incredible community program on their website, www.vetcourtcomputerclinic.org/.