The OJRV Difference
“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne
OJRV stands by our belief that if you have worn the uniform, you have earned our support and assistance. Our OJRV Employment Transition Managers in each of our locations serve veterans from all eras and branches of service.
In addition, we provide our services to military spouses, caregivers, and military dependents. We understand that while an individual takes an oath to serve, his or her family is impacted and sacrifices right alongside their military-connected loved one. This focus on the entire military family is unique in the veteran employment space.
Our Program is Unique.
There are a number of organizations dedicated to helping veterans, and each serves a specific role and meets a specific need in the military community. We address the differences between several commonly utilized services for veterans. OJRV fills an important transitional gap, while addressing the Veteran community need with our services.
January 2022 began with the grand opening of an extension office with a partner organization that also has a focus on transition. This location will help us reach more clients on the west side of Indianapolis. Located off Lafayette Road with the Louie V. Hider AMVETS Post 99, our representatives have started building a clientele seeking transitional support services. This partnership formed as AMVETS (American Veterans) is the nation’s most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization.
Women’s Veterans Initiative
Through providing Veteran transition supportive services and resources through education, women Veterans are more likely to experience long term success and satisfying careers because of conscientious support throughout their educational transition. October 2021 marked a renewed focus on our Women’s Initiative, which aims to promote education, sustainable employment, and enchanted fellowship amongst the 2 million living women Veterans that comprise almost 10% of the total Veteran population. This bridge, constructed from a strong academic experience further builds consistent, career-minded employees capable of building strong foundational leaders in the workforce. Women continue to meet the challenges of achieving work-life balance as they have sought improved employment following the pandemic.
OJRV aims to bridge the gap between veterans transitioning into educations settings and beyond. In partnership with Indiana University’s Center for Veteran and Military Students, we assist in navigating challenges facing today’s Veteran student. OJRV seeks to plant the seeds of student stability, providing resources and support that will ultimately lead to successful academic results. These experiences pave the way for a successful transition from school into the workforce. By committing our efforts towards ensuring successful educational outcomes, Veterans will then be enabled to seek higher-skilled employment that also accompanies higher compensation. In turn, these opportunities will allow families to achieve financial stability shortly following graduation.
As D. Elton Trueblood stated a variation of Nelson Henderson’s content: “It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will someday give shade to the people he may never meet.” It is through planting and nurturing seeds of foundation, that OJRV’s legacy promotes development, growth, and future success.