Veterans & Police Officer Resources

Concerns of Police SurvivorsConcerns of Police Survivors - Logo (C.O.P.S.) - Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss. C.O.P.S. provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives. There is no membership fee to join C.O.P.S., for the price paid is already too high.

Today, C.O.P.S. membership is over 54,000 survivors. Survivors include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and co-workers of officers who have died in the line of duty according to Federal government criteria. C.O.P.S. programs for survivors include the National Police Survivors' Conference held each May during National Police Week, scholarships, peer-support at the national, state, and local levels, "C.O.P.S. Kids" counseling reimbursement program, the "C.O.P.S. Kids" Summer Camp, "C.O.P.S. Teens" Outward Bound Adventure for young adults, special retreats for spouses, parents, siblings, adult children, extended family, and co-workers, trial and parole support, and other assistance programs.

USO - Over time, the USO has become the vital bridge between Americans and their military service members. The USO is a family of volunteers, sustained by the charitable contributions of millions of generous Americans. We are united in our commitment to support America’s service members by keeping them connected to the people, places and things they love. We do this through countless acts of caring, comfort, connection and support. Our work is America’s most powerful expression of gratitude to the men and women who secure our nation’s freedoms.

Collier County Veteran Services

Tunnel to Towers - Are you a Veteran with a severe service-connected disability that affects your mobility? Do you know someone who is? If you answered “Yes” to either question, then you or someone you know may be eligible for the participation in the Foundation’s Smart Home Program.

Gary Sinise Foundation - At the Gary Sinise Foundation, we serve our Nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.

Project EverGreenGreenCare for Troops - Project Evergreen logo - A needs-based program for active-duty deployed service members of the rank of E-6 and below. This includes all military branches. Only one residence is permitted and the military member must reside at this location. Lot size must be less than 1 acre.

Mowing, trimming shrubs/bushes/hedges, aeration, fertilizing/weed control, perimeter pest control, mosquito control, fire ant control, spring clean-up, fall/leaf clean-up and snow removal — although not every volunteer will offer every service.

Lawn, landscape and snow removal services are provided free of charge by our program volunteers. Our volunteers absorb all of the cost of providing service to a military family. We suggest a thank-you card or email to let them know you appreciate their support.

Florida State Veterans Benefits - property tax exemptions, homestead exemptions, driver's license fee, recreation benefits, hunting and fishing license, etc.