Welcome to the Sons of The American Legion - Detachment of Vermont
The Sons of the American Legion was organized in 1932 as an organization within the American Legion. The S.A.L. is made up of boys and men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States Military and became eligible for membership in the American Legion. Together members of the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion make up what is known as the Legion Family. All three organizations place high importance on preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.
Commander's Project 2013 - 2014
This year the Commanders of both the Detachment and Department of Vermont are committed to the wonderful work of the Children's Miracle Network. All the funds raised will be going to Vermont Children's Hospital for a Giraffe Omni Bed. This piece of equipment is the most advanced, user-friendly and developmentally Supportive microenvironment available today; innovative design and exceptional thermal performance to create an unsurpassed healing environment for intensively ill infants. Think of how many infants life's it could save. Please lets work together on this project, I know we can do this as a team. -S.A.L. Commander Eric Buckley
Dodge House Plays Key Role
The Dodge House, located at 95 Crescent Street in Rutland, Vermont, is a transitional housing project administered by the Veterans Assistance Office, Inc. (VAO). Since 1998, The Dodge House has been the first and only transitional housing program in Vermont that is specific to Veterans who are homeless.
Our goal is to provide Veterans a base to get their feet back on the ground in the community they volunteered to serve and defend. We provide supportive services during the Veteran’s stay at the Dodge and as they eventually move to stable permanent housing in Vermont. Supportive services include: shelter, employment counseling, job search, financial literacy, educational opportunities and peer networking. These services are provided at no cost to our residents.
Referrals to the program at The Dodge House come from service organizations, substance abuse treatment centers, emergency homeless shelters, Veterans Medical Center in White River Jct., and various other support agencies that come in contact with the Veteran.
The Dodge House has had numerous successful residents who have completed their stay here and moved on to further their education, start their own business or simply assimilate into the community as productive members of that community.
I encourage folks who would like more information about the Dodge House to give us a call at 775-6772.
The Dodge House