Jesse Brown VA in Chicago held an important Veterans Information Week aimed at providing Veterans with a range of resources and information surrounding the PACT ACT and to help them navigate the complex web of benefits and services available to them.
The weeklong event was held in partnership with 15th Ward Alderman Raymond Lopez and featured a range of activities and events designed to educate and inform Veterans. Lopez said Jesse Brown VA will bring services that are provided at the hospital with a high Veteran population and need.
One of the key goals of Veterans Information Week was to raise awareness about the many benefits and services available to Veterans, such as health care, education and training, employment assistance and disability benefits, among others.
Helping 44% of eligible Veterans in Chicago market
Jesse Brown VA director Rick Ament pointed out that the hospital was busy with helping 44% of the Veterans in its market who are eligible for care.
“When we were driving through the communities and serving our Veterans in the community-based outpatient clinics, we realized they are significantly underserved. We have an opportunity to get these services to these Veterans. This is the first of the new Jesse Brown outreach program,” he said. “Veterans Information Week is apart of our comprehensive strategic initiative to be present to all the Veterans we serve throughout Chicagoland, especially those in underserved areas.”
“Owe a debt of gratitude to our Veterans.”
The event also provided Veterans with an opportunity to connect with representatives from a range of organizations and agencies that provide services and support to Veterans. In addition to providing information and resources, Veterans Information Week also featured several events aimed at honoring and recognizing the sacrifices made by our nation’s Veterans.
Lopez stated that the event was an important opportunity to show gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices made by Veterans. “We owe a debt of gratitude to our Veterans, and this event is just one small way we can show our appreciation for all they have done for our country.”
In the photo above, Alderman Lopez observes the hospital’s “I Care” employee photos.
Veterans Information Week was an informative and inspiring event that provided Veterans with the tools and resources they need to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives after their service to our country.
This post, Jesse Brown VA in Chicago holds Veterans Information Week, was originally published by the Veteran's Administration.
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