Transition Assistance

"The transition from uniformed duty to civilian status is not just a change of jobs, it’s a change in virtually every aspect of life: their careers, responsibilities, jobs, homes, communities, lifestyle, health care, training and more."


If service members have families, the transition to civilian life will also mean big changes for spouses and children. In some cases, active-duty service members have  not had the chance to apply what they have been taught in the civilian world. Some military occupations may not have a civilian counterpart, leaving the recently transitioned veteran and family at a disadvantage.


SHELTER Foundation's mentoring programs, and family support groups help to provide new veterans and their  families to prepare for a life after service.