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VA to Hold Homeless Veterans Stakeholder Meeting

December 7, 2012

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NEWS RELEASE  

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Will Ackerman -- Public Affairs Officer
VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
4101 Woolworth Avenue (00P)
Omaha, NE  68105
Office:  (402) 995-4719
Cell:  (402) 332-6780
E-mail:  William.Ackerman@va.gov
Twitter: http://twitter.com/VANWIHCS
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NebraskaIowaVA 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
7 December 2012

VA to Hold Homeless Veterans Stakeholder Meeting

 

OMAHA, Neb. — The Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a Homeless Veteran Stakeholder Meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Riverview Lodge, Mahoney State Park, near Ashland, Neb.

The meeting is hosted by the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System to discuss its five-year plan to end Veteran homelessness.

It will also focus on how community agencies and stakeholders can collaborate with the local VA to meet the goal of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to end Veteran homelessness by 2015.

Community agencies, Veteran service organizations and other groups interested in working with the VA to end Veteran homelessness are encouraged to attend.

A free lunch will be provided.

Those planning to attend should contact Linda Twomey, VA NWIHCS Mental Health Specialty Programs director, by Dec. 14 at Linda.Twomey@va.gov or 402-599-2193 with these details:

 -First and last name of those attending (and if you will be eating lunch there)
 -Name of your organization
 -Contact phone number and/or email address

Visit http://www.va.gov/homeless to learn more about helping VA to end Veteran homelessness.
 
The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System’s mission is to honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. VA NWIHCS employees serve more than 161,000 Veterans in Nebraska, western Iowa and portions of Kansas and Missouri. The system includes a tertiary medical center in Omaha and a Community Living Center in Grand Island, Neb.  Community-based outpatient clinics are located in Lincoln, Grand Island, North Platte, Norfolk, and Bellevue, Neb., and Shenandoah, Iowa; and a contract outreach clinic in O’Neill, Neb. For more information, visit http://www.nebraska.va.gov.    

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