Redding Chamber of Commerce Greeters & Award Presentation
There was a donation of a $15,000 check by Pam and Mike Dahl, from the Nick Dahl Memorial Veterans Fund. The funds will be used by the Redding Veterans Resource Center to sponsor housing for local veterans.
The event concluded with the unveiling of a large portrait of Army Spc. 4 Nick Dahl.
Nick Dahl Memorial Veterans Fund
The Nick Dahl Memorial Veterans Fund was established by Mike and Pam Dahl in memory of their son, Army veteran, Nicholas Dahl, as a means to assist local veterans with housing and to help with other veteran-related issues in the Redding community.
Nick was honorably discharged from the Army and returned to Redding in September of 2010. He suffered from prolonged war injuries resulting from combat actions, IED and mortar attacks This contributed to an on-going battle with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other medical issues. Despite the constant turmoil during his last few years, Nick’s pride, happiness, and friendly nature were so evident when he was able to play golf, work out at the gym, or fish on the Sacramento River.
Nick fought his hardest battle ever trying to overcome the issues that affect so many of our Veterans. Sadly, he eventually lost his internal battle and constant struggle on October 14, 2014, at the age of 25, due to complications associated with PTSD and TBI. Nick died in Medford, Oregon, where he had been sent on the chance that a residential treatment program for veterans would accept him. Nick’s family had tried to get him admitted into several VA treatment programs, but each time Nick was turned away and told his PTSD was too severe for their residential facility to treat.
The Nick Dahl Memorial Fund has been very successful – since the first fundraiser in October 2016, twelve veterans have been moved off the street and into the Redding Veterans Resource Center transitional living facility. Since moving into this stable housing, two of the veterans have found jobs and soon will be moving out into their own homes. They will be replaced by two veterans who are receiving treatment outside of Shasta County and want to come back home.
Redding Veterans Resource Center (RVRC)
If you are a veteran thinking about restarting your life, think about relocating to Redding, CA. We have multiple services available to veterans who are in transition and looking for a fresh start.
Redding Veterans Resource Center (RVRC) is now in its third year of operation. We are the sole provider of the Supportive Services for Veterans and Families program (SSVF) in the far Northern California area. Since opening, the SSVF grant has enabled us to stabilize housing, or house the vast majority of the Veterans and their families who have participated in our program.
We work closely with the Veterans Administration Clinic, other VA services and local community partners to provide a wraparound model of services. The services provided utilize a holistic and individualized approach that is, family driven, culturally competent, and community based. RVRC is a committed participant in the Continuum of Care project, Project Homeless Connect, North Valley Stand Down, and many other programs that support and aid veterans.
RVRC is partnering with Shasta County to utilize special funding earmarked to provide rental assistance to veterans for up to 18 months. Low income rental assistance is also available through our coordinated efforts with HUD-VASH. RVRC is on the fast track to increase the number of veterans to be served by SSVF program assistance and has plans to implement supportive and transitional housing in the Shasta County area. RCRV envisions a great future for veterans in Redding and the surrounding communities and welcomes the opportunity to help all veterans of all eras.
Military Veterans Addiction Recovery Resources
VA Northern California Health Care System https://www.northerncalifornia.va.gov
Valley Division – Sacramento VA Medical Center – https://www.northerncalifornia.va.gov
10535 Hospital Way
Mather, CA 95655
916-843-7000 | 855-771-9321
East Bay Division – Martinez Outpatient Clinic – https://www.northerncalifornia.va.gov/visitors/mtzopc.asp
150 Muir Road
Martinez, CA 94553
925-372-2000 | 800-382-8387
Chico Outpatient Clinic – https://www.northerncalifornia.va.gov/locations/Chico_OPC.asp
280 Cohasset Road
Chico, CA 95926
530-879-5000 X 9 – or – 530-879-5000
Hours of Operation: 7:30 – 4:30
Redding Veterans Resource Center – http://vetsresource.org/vrc-redding.html
153 Hartnell Avenue, Suite 100
Redding, CA 96002
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