Recent­ly, I stum­bled across a repos­i­to­ry on GitHub that I had for­got­ten about. This repo was infor­ma­tion from the Depart­ment of Vet­er­ans Affairs such as pro­grams, forms, home­less assis­tance resources, and the like. I found pro­grams and ben­e­fits in this cache of data that took me years to find when I first got out of the mil­i­tary. So, I decid­ed to build a web­site that would put all this infor­ma­tion at the fin­ger­tips of the vet­er­ans who could use it. Infor­ma­tion doesn’t do any­one any good if no one knows it.

The site, that I had writ­ten about ear­li­er, is not as fin­ished as I was claimed. I am work­ing on rewrit­ing the entire thing and migrat­ing it away from local files and PHP to jQuery that will grab the remote JSON files. This should, I hope, keep the data as up-to-date as human­ly pos­si­ble.  While the project is in its infan­cy, I hope that it will be use­ful for every vet­er­an that finds it. We don’t real­ly get much help find­ing pro­grams to bet­ter us, aside from word of mouth between each oth­er.

If any­one would like to help me with this effort, you can reach the orga­ni­za­tion and repos­i­to­ry I have been build­ing here.

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