Veterans Can Find Help At ‘Stand Down’ Event

WHEELING — Homeless veterans, veterans needing some help, along with their families and the general public are invited to a free event where their questions and concerns may be addressed.

A Stand Down for Homeless Veterans and Veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Education Building at West Virginia Northern Community College in Wheeling.

The Stand Down is open to veterans, their families and the general public.

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Wheeling Vet Center, Workforce West Virginia and VA Healthcare Systems along with numerous community partners, are working hard to eradicate veteran homelessness.

During the Stand Down, homeless veterans and other veterans will learn of the various resources the VA and other community providers can assist them with including: VA surplus for all veterans, clothing, health screenings, medical care, hygiene products, rapid re-housing, prevention of substance abuse, help with addictions, counseling, as well as spiritual support, employment and training opportunities.

There will be give aways and door prizes of items donated by community members and businesses.

While there everyone also will have the opportunity to learn about services provided by the following: Change Inc., Division of Rehabilitation Services, Amedisys Hospice, Helping Heroes, Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless, Woodforest Bank, I.C. Care, Northern Panhandle Workforce Investment Board, American Job Center, Human Rights Commissions, West Virginia Northern Community College, Seeing Hands, Information Helpline, Vietnam Veterans Support Group, Department of Veterans Assistance, Acuity Specialty Hospital and Health Benefit Services of Pittsburgh as well as many more.

This will be the fourth year for the Veterans Stand Down Resource Fair held in the Northern Panhandle. Please like us on Facebook @ Veteran Stand Down — Wheeling, WV

For more information, call Angie Goodson at Information Helpline, 304-233-6300; or Theresa Kurtz at the Seeing Hand Association, 740-457-6777.

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