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About Us

Connecting Veterans and their Families to Local Resources in the Greater Richmond area of Central Virginia

The VCN of Central Va. offers free support to Veterans, the military, and their families. We work one-on-one with individuals/families to understand their needs, so that we can connect them to the right resources. Our network of veteran resources includes behavioral health services, support during transitions to and within post-military life, housing assistance, end of life care/benefits, and more.

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Started by Veterans, for Veterans

The VCN of Central Va. was founded by Veterans who see the challenges that life after service brings and are passionate about creating and executing an actionable plan that maximizes impact and support of the Veteran community. 

Our Principles

Accessible​

Flexible

Inclusive

Integrated

Community-driven

Statement of Purpose

1

Be a local force that improves the quality of life of Veterans, National Guard members, Reservists and their families

2

Strategically address systemic issues impacting the veteran community in the Greater Richmond area of Central Virginia

3

Include government, profit, and not-for-profit organizations, servicemembers, Veterans and their families

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Local Systemic Issues Affecting Veterans, National Guard Servicemembers and their Families

Below are local challenges that VCNCV is addressing through its Planning Committee and Working Groups

Limited knowledge and awareness of resources and services provided at the local, regional, state and Federal levels

Veteran homelessness, including identifying those who need assistance and access to affordable housing

Access to and limited knowledge about local VA health care

Veteran suicides and limited community-wide protective factors that reduce the risk of suicide

Limited utilization of best practices to hire and fully employ Veterans, National Guard Servicemembers and their spouses

Want to help solve these challenges? Join the Veteran Community Network of Central Virginia today!

How We Support the Central Virginia Veteran Community

Working Groups

Transition

Behavioral Health

Housing

End-of-Life

Justice Involved Veterans

Meetings

In-person (Quarterly)

Planning Sessions (Monthly)

Working Groups (As Needed)

Referral Management

 

Identify Need

Refer to a Partner

Follow Up

10 Attributes of a Veteran-supportive community

**Courtesy of Veterans Bridge Home, 5260 Parkway Plaza Blvd, Suite 110, Charlotte, NC 28217

  1. Well-conceived strategic plan for community.

  2. Commitment of financial resources.​

  3. Partnership with VA and DoD.

  4. Central point of contact for veterans.

  5. Businesses committed to hiring veterans.

  6. Supportive post-secondary education and training providers.

  7. Well-informed network of health/human services providers.

  8. Housing and financial support options available to veterans.

  9. Understanding legal and criminal justice system.

  10. Peer-to-peer/volunteer network of support for veterans.

Board Members

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John Maxwell

Founder & Chair

Cathy Harrison

Treasurer

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Le'one Lee

Vice Chair

Larry Gammon

Eleanor Woodson

VSO Liaison

Communications

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