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VA hoping to help homeless vets at summit
Event to be Jan. 12 in Brunswick
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The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center will host a homelessness summit Jan. 12 in Brunswick for veterans, their families and other stakeholders interested in the needs of homeless veterans.
The summit will be held at the College of Coastal Georgia, 1 College Drive, Brunswick, in the Camden auditorium. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the summit starts at 11 a.m.
According to VA officials, the purpose of the summit is to enhance the mental health and well-being of veterans and their family members through increased collaboration between the VA and the community. The goal is to educate Carl Vinson VA staff and the community on available resources for homeless veterans.
Specific topics will include the VA’s Mental Health Rehabilitation Treatment Program screening referral procedures and admission processes; available services and outreach programs; the Housing and Urban Development/Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD/VASH) services, including target population, referrals and screening procedures; the Veterans Justice Outreach program; and services available through the VA’s vocational-rehabilitation programs.
VA officials encourage participants to bring business cards and other informational materials that will help summit attendees to network effectively. Participants are also asked to encourage other community agencies to attend.

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