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Where to Find Us:

Collier County

Veterans Council

 

Chief William Carl (President)

239.370.5428 

WCARL1722@aol.com

 

SSG Wilfredo Vasquez 

(Vice President)

blkhawk611@hotmail.com

 

Cpt James Albert (2nd Vice President)

518.527.7279

captainjimalbert@gmail.com

 

SSG Brian Sorrels

(Operations Officer)

239.821.0647

sgtsorrels3@yahoo.com

 

SGT Frank Kerr (Assistant Ops Officer)

239.877.2926

fkerr7079@gmail.com
 

 

SrA Matt Renner (Treasurer)

239.919-0964

mattr@golfh eritagebay.com

 

SSgt Erica Florio (Secretary)

239.370.0036

Erica.Florio11@gmail.com

 

CSM James Reginald Burch (Sergeant at Arms)

906.393.0055

csmskyjumper1@yahoo.com

 

JB Holmes

jgrizzly1@gmail.com

 

 

Website Email

:Erica.Florio11@gmail.com

 

Membership

Please complete the online application form.   "Voting Memberships" are open to groups consisting entirely of veterans such as VFW, American Legion, MOAA, and the ROA. If you do not fit in this category, please check the "Associate Member" box. 

Then, mail your annual membership dues to our mailing address:

 

Collier County Veterans Council

527 107th Ave N

Naples, FL 34108

 

Collier County Veterans Council
527  107th  Ave N
Mail the dues there. Applications may also be handed to the Treasurer before the monthly meeting.

 

You will be contacted once your application has been registered.  If you would like to introduce yourself to the Council, please contact us to have your name place on the upcoming meeting agenda. If you have immediate business for our attention, we will add it to the agenda as well.    

 

 

 

Veteran Suicide Prevention

If you, or a veteran you know, may be thinking of contemplating suicide please call The Veterans Crisis Hotline at:

1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

or go to their website at:

Veteranscrisisline.net

 

Helpful Suicide education is also provided here.

 

“Suicide doesn’t stop the pain.  It just transfers it to someone else!”

-Unknown

 

Service Categories

Dozens of Federal, State, Non-profit, and faith-based agencies exist to support veterans in need.  This is a rough explanation of who they are, what they do, where they are, what you need to work with them.  Each topic will be covered in a youtube webcam video.

Physical Health Needs

Physical health needs include injuries received whiile on active duty, illnesses that develop after separating, and problems that arise with age.  This will be an extended definition so that people understand what falls under the title Physical Health

Mental Health Needs

Here we break down the stigmas that rugged servicemen carry about mental health problems.  Once you can get them to open up about their state of mind, then you can start improving it.

Housing Needs

Veterans returning from combat duty with PTSD, disabling physical injuries, and few if any marketable or transferable skills often can’t find or keep jobs. With no salary to support them, military families face a high foreclosure rate. Lack of support services and social isolation after discharge also contribute to homelessness. It’s a vicious cycle. 

Financial Needs

Here you can add a short description.

Transportation Needs

Here you can add a short description.

End Of Life Needs

Here you can add a short description.

Acadamic Needs

Here you can add a short description.

Needs For Speed

Here you can add a short description.

Veteran Administration (VA) 1-800-827-1000
Ebenefits 1-800-983-0937 
Pension Management Center 1-877-294-6380 
VA Home Loans Service 1-877-827-3702 
Naples Vet Center (War-zone Veterans Readjustment Counseling Services) (239) 403-2377 
Naples Community-Based Outpatient VA Clinic (239) 659-9188 
Lee County VA Healthcare Center, Cape Coral (239) 652-1800 
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System 1-888-820-0230 
CHAMPVA 1800-733-8387 
National Archives (Veteran Records & Medal Replacement requests) 1-866-272-6272 
Defense Finance & Accounting Service (DFAS) 1-888-332-7411 
TRICARE 1-800-444-5445 
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 
Collier County Honor Flight (239) 777-9295
Naples Equestrian Challenge Operation Strides (239) 596-2988 
Collier Senior Resources (239) 252-4541 
PAWS Assistance Dogs (239) 775-1600 
St. Matthews House (239) 774-0500 
Catholic Charities (239) 793-0059 
Salvation Army (239) 775-9447 
Collier County Housing Authority (239) 732-0732 
Collier Area Transit (239) 252-7777 

David Lawrence Center (Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services) (239) 455-8500 
Home Base SWFL Program (Post 9-11 Veterans Fitness, Nutrition, and Counseling Program) (617) 724-5202 
Freedom Memorial (239) 596-7959 
Freedom Waters Foundation (Therapeutic Boating) (239) 248-1120 
Career Source Southwest Florida Naples (239) 436-4301 
Naples Museum of Military Memorabilia (941) 575-0401
Veterans Foreign War (VFW) Post 7369 Naples Memorial Post (239) 793-7369
VFW Post 7721 Golden Gate Post (239) 455-7721
American Legion Hardee Mills Post 134 (239) 774-4707
Homer Helter’s Antique and Military Mall (239) 594-9900
Disabled American Veterans 1-877-426-2838
American Veterans (AMVETS) 1-877-726-8387
Wounded Warriors of South Florida (561) 855-4207

Marine Corps League of Naples 
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 93 (239) 261-7375
Naples Civil Air Patrol U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Senior Squadron (239) 498-0438