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The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) Virginia Veteran and Family Support (VVFS) is continuing services to Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) as the Commonwealth deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. Our offices are open for in person appointments. We are serving our SMVF population as before, but with certain protocols and screenings in place to ensure the safety of our staff, customers and community partners.  To ensure for everyone’s safety, all visitors will be screened prior to entering our offices and face coverings are required. There will not be lobby or waiting room availability and we ask all visitors to respect our social distancing and mask protocols.  Frequent disinfection of all high-touch surfaces occur frequently throughout the day and after each visitor to our offices. 

The VDVS VVFS program will continue to maximize personalized service options such as behavioral health, rehabilitative, and supportive services for the SMVF community, including in-person meetings, approved public meetings, virtual and phone appointments.  If you or your family have an urgent or emergency situation requiring in person assistance, please let us know when you contact us. To determine whether your local office is open on a particular day, please contact 1-877-285-1299 and your call will be routed for assistance.  Please be sure to clearly state your name, a return phone number, and your location. Appointment requests may also be made electronically by clicking on the Red Appointment Request button at the top of this page.

 

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Claims
A page dedicated to finding you assistance with the Department of Veterans Affairs Claims process.

Domestic Violence
Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by a person in a relationship to control the other. Partners may be married or not married; heterosexual, gay or lesbian; living together, separated or dating.

Employment
One of the most prevalent issues facing veterans today is employment. Veterans unemployment rates have surpassed those of their civilian counterparts and continue to rise.

Financial
One of the most prevalent issues facing veterans today is employment. Veterans unemployment rates have surpassed those of their civilian counterparts and continue to rise.

Health Administration
Veterans of the U. S. Armed Forces have spent their time serving our country and may be eligible for enhanced benefits through many different agencies.

Healthcare
This page contains a listing of state and national Health Services; which includes information about provision of treatment, support and information to persons in need of medical or dental care.

Housing/Homelessness
This page contains state and national housing and homeless resources for veterans.

Legal
This page contains a listing of state and national Legal Services which provide information about: consultation and legal representation are available free or at discounted rates for a variety of situations including, but not limited to, VA and Social Security claims, civil matters, and other non-criminal proceedings.

Leisure Activities
One of the best ways to relieve stress and improve mood is through activity.

Mental Health Services
This page contains a list of national resources for veterans in need of Mental Health Services which provide: treatment, support and information to persons experiencing a psychological or emotional crisis, a traumatic event, or substance abuse or addiction including misuse of medications.

Military Children
There are over 2,000,000 military children in the United States that face unique challenges such as multiple deployments, moving, an injury to a loved one and in some cases the loss of a loved one.

Re-entry Roadmap for Veterans Incarcerated in Virginia

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Virginia Department of Veterans Services,
Virginia Veteran and Family Support, and the Virginia Department of Corrections
have partnered together to develop this roadmap resource guide to create a
smoother transition for veterans and their families when entering back into the community.

 

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