Fight-22

 

 

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There is a statistic that has been widely quoted in the veteran community that highlights an estimated 22 veterans a day are committing suicide. It is a deeply troubling statistic and has galvanized the veteran movement, both from inside the military and veteran communities, and externally, to bring about a wide range of programming nationwide.

COUNSELING TO CAREERS HAS BEEN THREE YEARS IN DEVELOPMENT.

To succeed in our C to C goal of providing a unique help center for our heroes and their families, we need your help. Time is NOT on our heroes’ side.

GIVE BACK TO OUR VETERANS.

At this time we repay our veterans with a “thank you for your service”. Help Counseling to Careers help them start their new lives by “providing service for those who have served-one heart, one mind, one hero at a time…”

COUNSELING TO CAREERS WILL HELP!

PTSD, Losses, culture shock, and even the civilian world itself can seem to be inhospitable after years of service with the men and women who always had your back. We at Counseling to Careers are determined to help.

WELCOME TO COUNSELING TO CAREERS!

Counseling to Careers in a 501c3 Not for Profit Veterans Help Organization. It is the mission, purpose & duty of the C to C Project to Address, diagnose, and treat returning U.S. Veterans and their families, with the objective of giving them better focus, identifying their strengths (mentally, physically, experience and education), thereby creating a pathway to continuing civilian success.

Vision

Our primary office will be opening in Brevard County, Florida in early 2016.

Other offices will follow, being strategically located to allow Counseling to Careers services to be within driving distance for every veteran.

Each office will offer clinical office space, and staff consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists, art therapist and volunteer business professionals.

In addition to counseling, C to C will offer the following job services:

  • Help Veterans to identify their acquired education, capabilities and skills, and recognize how they translate into civilian careers
  • Classes and seminars for Veterans on topics including resume building, interviewing skills and more
  • Identify civilian jobs which closely match militarily-acquired skill sets
  • Host meetings and seminars with business leaders to educate them about the military education and significant experience our Heroes have to offer
  • Work to remove the negative stigma military service has sometimes placed on our Heroes
  • Help launch successful civilian careers!

 

Through the creation of a self-sustaining charitable organization, C to C will ensure help for our heroes coping with PTSD and depression. We want to help our Heroes get past the wounds in their hearts which can cause these conditions.

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Our Heroes have given us years of their lives. Many repay them with a “thank you for your service”.

Help us repay them with credit for what they have done for us!

Help Counseling to Careers help them start their new lives by “providing service for those who have served-one heart, one mind, one hero at a time...”.

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Please feel free to send an email to info@counselingtocareers.org with your ideas!

Send Tax Deductible Contributions to:
Renew Healing Inc.
4373 Fletcher Lane Suite 102
Titusville, Fl 32780

TIN 46-1854819

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Team

We have a Amazing Team!

Malak Hammad

Malak Hammad

Malak Hammad is the Chairman for the 2016 Gala Committee, One Starry Night.   Malak will also be our Master of Ceremonies on 30 September, 2016 at the Hilton Rialto in Melbourne Florida.  Thank You Malak for volunteering manage this project to make Counseling to Careers a successful resource for our Veterans and their families.

Dharasina Odom

Dharasina Odom

Dhari is one of our newest members and also one of the hardest working.  Dhari works untold hours every week to place veterans into meaningful careers.  Her case load is large and comprised primarily of the recently homeless.  Dhari also serves on the 2016 Gala Committee!  Amazing work in Charity!

Matthew Wolfe

Matthew Wolfe

Matt is a former Navy EOD ( yes Explosive Ordinance Disposal! ) special forces.  Matt has been an enthusiastic member of our team since November 2016.  Matt is currently serving on our 2016 Gala Committee.

Michelle Lisenby

Michelle Lisenby

Michelle has been a member of our volunteer team since November 2016.  Michelle is the Director of Veteran Operations at Brevard County Florida Housing for Homeless.  Her faith and vision for Counseling to Careers is an inspiration to us all.  Michelle is currently serving on our 2016 Gala Committee.

Shelynn Carrigan Bonnet

Shelynn Carrigan Bonnet

Shelynn has been working to further the cause at Counseling to Careers since November 2015.  Her vast expertise case management operations is invaluable.  Shelynn runs a sister Charity called Compas 4:13 which helps with the employment of the disabled.  She is also serving on the 2016 Gala Committee.

Linda Libby Giamporcaro

Linda Libby Giamporcaro

Linda is our Education Coordinator and liaison.  She has been an icon of Counseling to Careers for over three years from the initial idea and has stuck with us  through some really rough times.  Linda is currently a member of our Gala Committee.

Sharie Eldridge Shy

Sharie Eldridge Shy

Sharie is truly patriotic and has a deep love for those who served to keep us free.  Sharie currently works with fundraising for Counseling to Careers.  Sharie is an entrepreneur who makes her living marketing her growing real estate business, and was instrumental in the success of Pharmco Labs Inc..  Sharie has worked on other fund raisers such as Fight-22, our first annual Gala 2015, and is currently Co Chairing  the 2016 Second Annual Gala Committee;  One Starry night.

Ricardo Alvarez Jr

Ricardo Alvarez Jr

Certified Computer Consultant

CompTIA A+ and Network+ Certified
Microsoft Certified Professional (eligible)

I enjoy working with people with little or no computer experience and helping them determine which system would best serve their needs, assist them with setting up said system and teaching them some basic computer skills such as setting up e-mail, surfing the web safely and maintaining their computer system(s).

I provide house calls …yes, house calls… in the Melbourne, Florida and surrounding area, AT NO CHARGE, to evalute your system and determine if any recommended service is needed. If I CAN NOT help you…THERE IS NO CHARGE!

Raymond Giamporcaro

Raymond Giamporcaro

My name is Raymond Giamporcaro, and I am a Navy Veteran. I have spent the last year and a half creating “Counseling to Careers, Our Heroes and Families”

It all started a few years ago when I was in conversation with a young man named Mike, who’s story is very similar to my own. Like me, Mike had spent years on a ship protecting all of us while in the U.S. Navy. For Him, it was an honor to serve, but he did sacrifice his most precious college years to provide us with that service. In return, the Navy had sent him to two years of intense schools to learn all about the computer systems aboard our ships.

Mike felt that he could serve out his Navy career with his schooling and, with the next four years of experience and responsibility, he would have no trouble finding civilian work.

Mike lived his life while in the Navy; He got married, and had a child on the way. He didn’t feel at that point that the long deployments were fair to his new family, so he gave up his naval career for civilian life.

Michael applied for many jobs, in which he would have similar, yet less demanding responsibilities, than those he expertly carried out while aboard ship.

Each interview ended the same way. The companies were hiring people with master’s degrees and even PhD’s to do what he was tasked with daily in the Navy! By civilian decree, Mike was deemed unqualified.

Michael realized that when he left the navy, not only had the door closed behind him, but that there were closed doors just about everywhere he looked!

After years of the most impressive responsibilities, Michael became a bench test technician for new circuit boards at a small start up company making $7.50 per hour. This was a job where his peers had just gotten out of high school, and who were trained “on the job”!

Folks, there are too many stories like this, and most are much worse than this one. Stories of men and women who have come back from battles where they have lost close friends in a flash of light and deafening crack.

Luckily, many foundations today are working to deal with PTSD, and others are working to deal with just getting these fine men and women hired: We are doing both.

Unfortunately, there is a much bigger problem today than all of these fine organizations combined can handle; we simply need more help for our returning heroes!

Vision

Our primary office will be opening in Brevard County, Florida in early 2016.

Other offices will follow, being strategically located to allow Counseling to Careers services to be within driving distance for every veteran.

Each office will offer clinical office space, and staff consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists, art therapist and volunteer business professionals.

In addition to counseling, C to C will offer the following job services:

  • Help Veterans to identify their acquired education, capabilities and skills, and recognize how they translate into civilian careers
  • Classes and seminars for Veterans on topics including resume building, interviewing skills and more
  • Identify civilian jobs which closely match militarily-acquired skill sets
  • Host meetings and seminars with business leaders to educate them about the military education and significant experience our Heroes have to offer
  • Work to remove the negative stigma military service has sometimes placed on our Heroes
  • Help launch successful civilian careers!

 

Through the creation of a self-sustaining charitable organization, C to C will ensure help for our heroes coping with PTSD and depression. We want to help our Heroes get past the wounds in their hearts which can cause these conditions.

 

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