As veterans residing in Monroe County prepare for an upcoming trip on Honor Flight, it is important to remind all men and women, who fought so courageously for our country, of the many services which are provided by the Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. Senator Joe Robach, over the years, has worked very closely and has supported the VOC and veterans for their tremendous contributions to our community, and for the services in which they provide for out veteran population.
The Wellness and Supportive services the VOC provides, ensure veterans’ success by overcoming barriers to economic well-being, employment, physical and mental health. In most cases, veterans seeking assistance, work with an individual case worker to ensure their needs are being met.
Another service which VOC provides are the educational counseling services. With so many veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, many vets are now enrolling in college under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The objective of this service is to assist with issued both inside and out of the classroom, and also to assist with the transition back to a civilian lifestyle.
Another service which VOC has provided for many years now, is the free-of-charge Veteran Benefit Counseling. This services provides aid to veterans looking to enroll in the VA health care system, applying for disability benefits, or even a person seeking help in choosing health care coverage from their employer.
A relatively new service which VOC is now offering is the Green Initiative for Veteran Employment. G.I.V.E. is an employment retraining project created to encourage local companies to adapt environmentally friendly practices while providing training employment to military veterans in the community. Currently, veterans involved in this program have over a 90% job placement rate. Senator Joe Robach values the work of VOC to assist veterans from all eras and will continue to work to ensure funding for this great organization continues well into the future.
For more information about veteran services, contact the office of Joe Robach.