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Free Resource Fair for Cincinnati Veterans

Upcoming Free Resource Fair for Cincinnati Veterans

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio and the Cincinnati VA Medical Center are hosting the Cincinnati Veterans Resource Fair 2017

Cincinnati, OH – Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio and the Cincinnati VA Medical Center will host a Veterans Resource Fair in Cincinnati on Thursday, June 22, 2017, to provide valuable access to free services and information about community resources for veterans in the Cincinnati area. The free resource fair will last from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will be held at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 7801 Anthony Wayne Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45216, located near Bus Route 78.

An opening ceremony, presentation of colors, and brief remarks will begin at 9:30 a.m.

For the remainder of the day, service agencies and employers will provide much-needed information and giveaways to the veterans. Services and resources provided include housing information, job training services, medical screening, legal services, hygiene kits, free food, haircuts, and health screenings. Over 50 agencies will participate in the Veterans Resource Fair. Three-hundred fifty veterans are anticipated to attend.

"No veteran who has bravely served our country should ever struggle with getting the help they need," said Dennis Kresak, Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio President and CEO. "For those veterans who have fallen on hard times, this resource fair will provide much needed access to important resources and services."

The Veterans Resource Fair is open to all veterans and also includes Stand Down activities and services targeted specifically for homeless veterans.

About Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio

Volunteers of America is a national, non-profit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Through thousands of human services programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America helps nearly 2 million people across the country – more than 12,000 in Greater Ohio alone.

Established locally in 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups including at-risk youth, veterans, the frail elderly, men returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. Learn more about Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio at www.voago.org.

About the Cincinnati VA Medical Center

The Cincinnati VA Medical Center is a two-division campus located in Cincinnati, Ohio and Fort Thomas, Kentucky serving fifteen counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana with six Community Outpatient Clinics located in Bellevue, KY; Florence, KY; Lawrenceburg, IN; Hamilton, OH; Clermont County, OH, and Georgetown, OH. Cincinnati VAMC also supports as secondary campus located in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky and two off main campus locations in the Cincinnati area via an Eye Center and Mental Health Outreach Community Division. Cincinnati VAMC is a 1b complexity, clinical referral facility. It is an affiliated teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, medical education, and research. The Medical Center provides comprehensive health care through primary care, dentistry, specialty outpatient services, and tertiary care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and neurology. The facility is a regional referral center for PTSD.

Cincinnati VAMC has an active affiliation with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and is connected both physically and functionally to the University. Over 500 fellows, residents, and medical students are trained at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center each year. In addition, there are also over 85 other academic affiliations involving dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, social work, and psychology.

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