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The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) Virginia Veteran and Family Support (VVFS) program is continuing services to Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) as the Commonwealth begins reopening after the COVID-19 shutdowns. We are serving our SMVF population as before but with certain protocols in place to ensure the safety of our staff, clients and community partners. Our Regional offices will be opening at different times across the state but we are continuing to support the needs of eligible individuals by phone/email until all offices have re-opened.

Our staff will be serving the needs of our veterans and their family members by appointment only.  As we re-open offices, we are ensuring all social distancing protocols are in place for the safety of our staff and service members and veteran families.  If as a veteran, you or your family has a need which requires a face-to-face meeting In an urgent or emergency situation, please advise when you speak with the Regional Director or Resource Specialist at the time of initial contact. To determine whether your local office is open, please contact 1-877-285-1299 and your call will be routed to the appropriate region for assistance. Please be sure to state your name, a return phone number, and your location clearly.

 

West Region

Serving Southwest Virginia

Counties Include:

Alleghany County, Amherst County, Appomattox County, Bath County, Bedford City, Bedford County, Bland County, Botetourt County, Bristol City, Buchanan County, Buena Vista City, Campbell County, Carroll County, Covington City, Craig County, Danville City, Dickenson County, Floyd County, Franklin County, Galax City, Giles County, Grayson County, Henry County, Lee County, Lexington City, Lynchburg City, Martinsville City, Montgomery County, Norton City, Patrick County, Pittsylvania County, Pulaski County, Radford City, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Rockbridge County, Russell County, Salem City, Scott County, Smyth County, Tazewell County, Washington County, Wise County, Wythe County

 

Regional Contact Numbers:

Statewide Toll Free Number: 1-877-285-1299

Regional Director – Leanna Craig – 540-556-9112

Senior Resource Specialist – Kristi Holt – 540-357-1113

 

The West Region of VVFS proudly serves Southwest Virginia’s veterans and their family members with access to behavioral health, rehabilitative, and supportive services. VVFS places special emphasis on assisting service members, veterans, and families on their road to recovery from the effects of stress-related injuries (such as combat stress, post traumatic stress or military sexual trauma) or traumatic brain injuries. This includes:

  • Veterans of any era who are Virginia residents
  • Members of the Virginia National Guard not in active federal service
  • Virginia residents in the Armed Forces Reserves not in active federal service
  • Family members of veterans and members of Guard and Reserve not in active federal service

 

Services Offered

Through a regional consortia of Community Service Boards, brain injury services providers and other public and private services providers in the West region of VVFS offers the following examples of services available to veterans and their families in Southwest Virginia:

  • Assessment of individual and family needs and direct provision of needed services available through the CSBs’ outpatient treatment programs
  • Linkages to veterans benefits services, transportation sources, housing and employment assistance programs, and financial assistance
  • Veterans networking, peer support groups, and family support groups throughout Southwest Virginia

 

 

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