Services:

Family Issues

Families are supposed to be a fortress for wellbeing, but it doesn’t always work out that way. Dysfunction can run rampant. If you are having family challenges, our counseling staff can help veterans and their family members work through issues, finding ways to live more harmoniously.

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Poverty and Financial Literacy

There are many definitions of poverty. The World Bank, for example, defines poverty as living on less than $1.25 per day. But in reality, poverty is a whole syndrome of interacting factors and only one of them is low income. Others may include homelessness, poor nutrition, an absence of social connections, inadequate clothing, limited or [...]

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Unemployment/Underemployment

Eighty-nine percent of those who seek services at CVI are unemployed.  CVI addresses this challenge in multiple ways including: Job training (link to “Educational Deficit”) Job coaching Job creation Partnering with strategic allies who are creatively addressing the same issues. Veteran Workforce Investment Program (VWIP) (*Wisconsin received one of ten Department of Labor grants awarded [...]

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Disability Issues

CVI is also able to assign you to a caseworker who will help you tap-in to disability benefits. Additionally, we are headquartered near the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. We provide transport and assistance to and from the center for our veterans on a daily basis.

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Homelessness/Housing Concerns

Homelessness is the primary condition that brings veterans to CVI. Getting veterans into a safe and supportive environment is a critical first step in helping a veteran address the range of issues that may be on his/her plate. CVI helps veterans get at the underlying causes on the road to independence and self-sufficiency. Think of [...]

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Anger Management Challenges

Anger may be justified, but what we do with it is sometimes problematic.  Wrongly expressed, anger typically “makes things worse.”  Anger expressed as violence can be deadly.  Anger turned inward may manifest itself as depression or suicide.  On the other hand, anger that is “managed” may be effective in correcting offensive or dysfunctional behavior.  Becoming [...]

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Substance Abuse (Alcohol or Other Drugs)

Some of us drink to forget, or we use another substance, or all of the above.  The polite term is we “self-medicate.”  The result can range from dysfunction to premature death.  Deciding to get control over the drinking and the drugs opens the door to the fight of your life.  We will stand by your [...]

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