Our goal is to ensure that the service providers in our region offer and promote quality support services for veterans and their families including primary care, behavioral health care, and other social support services.
There are currently 44,000 service organizations registered in the state of Ohio that claim to offer help to veterans. While many are offering assistance, the quality of the service provided does not always meet the needs of the veterans and families receiving those services.
The Health, Wellness and Family Services workgroup will collaboratively create a service directory of trusted “go to” organizations to ensure the quality of the services accessed by veterans. This list will include providers of food, clothing, shelter, benefits and family support. The providers will be evaluated by the veterans after service is received and this information will be fed back to the provider agencies to allow follow-up and on-going improvement.
We also intend to create a community calendar of tristate events for veterans and their families to allow them to feel welcomed and be able to seek advice and information from providers directly at these events.
As we collaborate with our partners on issues affecting service delivery, we can elevate common challenges to the TVCA Board for further review and action. One example currently under review is how to shift community and local government spending on homelessness from treatment of the symptoms to earlier intervention and prevention of the underlying causes. If you are interested in assisting us in enabling veterans and their families to receive higher quality care and become self-sufficient more quickly, then please join us today or provide your contact information so we can respond to your questions.