Kalamazoo Valley Community College is collaborating with the State of Michigan’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the Workforce Development Agency to offer a unique, one-day services and benefits fair for military veterans and their families. The Mobile Vet Center will host an event on the college’s Texas Township Campus on Thursday (May 10) from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Commons Forum.
Veterans of all ages and branches of service will be able to meet one-on-one with state, local and college representatives to ask questions related to Veterans Administration benefits for education, training and health care, legal issues, and other service-related matters. No appointments are necessary.
The Mobile Vet Center is the Department of Veterans Affairs’ latest effort to reach the underserved veteran populations of rural America. The primary mission is to help veterans readjust to civilian life by helping them identify problems and then offering individual, family, and group counseling for a host of issues.
Veterans service officers with a compassionate understanding of the problems which confront veterans, widows, widowers, and children will be on hand to apply specialized knowledge in the best way to meet the needs of each veteran or other beneficiary who comes to the event for assistance.
Representatives from the VA Health Care System will be available to help resolve concerns about any aspect of a veteran’s health care experience, particularly those concerns that cannot be resolved at the point of care. VA Health Care System patient advocates listen to any questions, problems, or special needs and refer the concerns to the appropriate Medical Center staff for resolution.
For more information contact Kalamazoo Valley Community College Counselor Colleen Olson, (269) 488-4744 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download a flyer about the Veteran Resources Fair, click here.
Source: Information from Colleen Olson, Director of Prior Learning Assessment/Student Veteran Support at KVCC and Dawn Kemp, Public Information Specialist at KVCC
Editor’s Note: This post was modified at 10:55 p.m. 5-5-12 to add further information about the May 10th event at KVCC.