Veterans

Mission

The Veteran's Agent administers a State public assistance program for veterans and their dependents who qualify. Financial aid, which is reimbursed in a large part by the Commonwealth, is rendered in the form of cash grants to cover such items as living expenses and medical bills. The Veteran's Agent also offers assistance in applying for pensions and other programs administered by the United States Veterans Administration.

 September is Suicide Prevention Month:

(#BeThere)... is a great VA resource to explore ways to show you care, and share ideas with your friends on social media.

Be There for Veterans and Service Members

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/BeThereSupport.aspx

To someone going through a difficult time, reaching out can help them feel included and supported. Small actions of support – calling up an old friend or bringing over dinner – are thoughtful ways to show you care. Whether you have one minute, one hour, or more time over the course of a week, you can help someone feel less alone.

 

                      VA is here for the people who support our Veterans.

 

Whether you’re a Veteran’s spouse, child, parent, sibling, grandparent, friend, or caregiver, the Veterans Crisis Line is here for you. If you are concerned about the safety and well-being of a Veteran, stand by them. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive free, confidential support from an experienced, caring U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs responder.

Family members, caregivers, and loved ones are often the first to realize a Veteran may be in crisis and need support. Responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained to help Veterans’ families and friends make sure their loved ones get connected to care.

Crisis feels different for everybody and can arise from a wide range of situations before, during, or after military service. Some Veterans are coping with stress or similar challenges faced during civilian life while others may experience difficulties in their relationships or transitioning back to employment or education.

Whatever’s got a Veteran down—chronic pain, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, anger, or even homelessness—a Veterans Crisis Line responder can provide support, day or night. If you know a Veteran in crisis, stand by them and make the call.

Confidential Help for Veterans and their Families

Text to 838255

1-800-273-8255, press 1

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Louis Cimaglia IV Director
Joe Downs Veterans Agent