DENVER -- Sometimes the people who need the most help are the most reluctant to ask for it.
“When I separated [from the military] I went back to school and I found myself in some financial struggles,” Air Force veteran Stacey Moslet told Anne Trujillo on this weekend’s Politics Unplugged. “But never once did I consider myself ‘Stacey, you’re a veteran why don’t you contact a veterans services organization.’”
Veterans in need of immediate help in any situation can call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255. Individuals can also chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net or by texting 838255.
Moslet now works in the veterans services office of Denver Human Services. She says sometimes vets open up to her a bit more after they learn she’s a veteran as well.
“Veterans have a sense of community and camaraderie. We really have our own vocabulary and that kind of stuff,” she said. “I find myself not really immediately offering that I’m a veteran but a lot of time it helps someone become more comfortable when they’re in our program dealing with tragedies or just vulnerable situations.”
Stacey says her office can help vets navigate many of the programs out there designed to help them, even programs offered through the VA. They even have career coaches that help veterans in need of employment, everything from resume building to how to search for a job and get ready for interviews.
“If you served one day in the military, please come through our door and we will help you,” she said.
Politics Unplugged airs Sundays at 4:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Denver7.