Volunteers of America-Veterans Service Center & Ian Fletcher

  1247 Santa Fe, Denver, CO

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There is an innovative project in the works for a Veteran Service Center slated to open in April of this year.  Volunteers of America- Colorado is utilizing an existing building to create a stepping-stone for veterans who are acclimating to life back home.  VOA- Colorado’s vision is to design a central convening point for the Veteran Community, and  provide space for a variety of services and organizations.   Organizations that can offer tools and direction in order to assist with some of the daily challenges returning Veterans encounter.

According to Ian Fletcher, the Senior Project Manager for,  Back Home Program – SSVF, the goal for this one stop shop for our Veteran’s includes three specific areas: survive, thrive, and engage.

First step, to help the Veteran survive by assisting with housing, health and food services.  Secondly, to thrive  in areas including employment, education, benefits, legal assistance, transportation, clothing and peer support services.  Also included under this center’s umbrella, organizations providing the Veteran to engage in their community, offering volunteer and service opportunities, creative outlets and reintegration services.

VOA-Colorado, Mr. Fletcher, and  many others who are working hard on this project, hope to provide a network of services to create a vehicle that enables our Veterans to truly come home, and feel supported.  A salute to this dynamic team!  Their enthusiasm is apparent.

It is a pleasure to showcase this beneficial community center.  At 1247 Santa Fe, in Denver,  the possibilities for our veteran’s to connect before getting lost in the shuffle is encouraging.   Additional information will be provided once it is up and running.  Volunteers of America-Colorado’s link with more information, including how you can get involved:

http://www.voacolorado.org

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Ian Fletcher, Sr. Project Manager

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