There are over 800,000 Veterans living in Virginia. With more Veterans returning from combat every day, the federal government is straining to help all of our injured heroes and many are falling through the cracks.
HMVHE (Helping Military Veterans through Higher Education) is an expansion of the highly successful collaboration between William & Mary Law School's Lewis B. Puller, Jr.'s Veterans Benefits Clinic and Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Psychological Services and Development.
HMVHE was created to serve as a safety for these Veterans who might otherwise be left behind. HMVHE's goal is to bring together Virginia's higher education institutions to participate in this important work, to step-up to the challenge to help Virginia's Veterans.
A partnership in HMVHE provides students with real-world clinical experience under supervision by their professors while helping Virginia's veterans in education, outreach, evaluation, treatment and the benefits claims process.
The HMVHE consortium will serve as a model for inter-institutional, multi-disciplinary collaboration across the Commonwealth of Virginia, and ultimately, can be expanded to other states.
Made possible through the generosity of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.