It all started with Brian.
Out of the Kavanagh family’s own struggles, Vetlinks.org was founded and launched with the singular goal of providing one on one support to combat veterans and their families.
We believe the value of our society is determined largely by the way we care for those who sacrifice on our behalf. It is therefore our responsibility to do what we can to support veterans, their loved ones, and their caregivers. VetLinks.org provides personalized, tailored support to individual combat veterans and caregivers suffering from the effects of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.
Vetlinks.org will accomplish their mission through its singular dedication to understanding each Family’s unique, individual situation.
This focus on the individual Family will facilitate VetLinks.org’s ability to fill in the resource and support gaps lacking in the support provided by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs(VA) and / or the Family’s current non-VA sourced care plan. By serving as a resource bridge between what care and resources the Family currently receives and the care and resources the Family actually needs, VetLinks.org can make tangible, long-term improvements in the overall health of each supported Family’s lives.
The care and resources provided by VetLinks.org is multi-faceted and includes: mental health care, therapy, counseling, legal assistance, education, and administrative assistance. In addition, VetLinks.org can also connect combat veterans and their Families to additional resources not provided directly through our charity.
About The Board
The VetLinks.org Board of Directors unknowingly developed almost 30 years ago.
Lifelong friends and classmates, LTC Kirk Duncan, MAJ Brian Kavanagh, Joe Fleming, and Pat McNally shared bond and friendship few will ever experience. Brian touched the lives of many with his enthusiasm for life and contagious smile. After his passing in June 2016, his widow Jessica vowed to continue on his concept forVetLinks.org.
Pat, Kirk, and Joe joined Jessica on her mission. Becky Duncan, Sara Huerter, John Purcell, and Mark Schremmer were recruited to help with marketing, legal, fundraising, and public relations – all Brian’s friends and former classmates. Together, this group of friends and accomplished professionals continue to shape VetLinks.org into a resource for supplying caregivers, families, and Veterans with PTSD financial support and program referrals.