Spring Veteran’s Outreach Program

veteran's outreach programTHIS EVENT IS NOW SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 24, 2015. WE HOPE YOU CAN ATTEND!

On Tuesday, March 24th, from 10AM to 1PM a Veteran’s Outreach Meeting will be held at Home Sweet Home Care Inc. at 346 Main Street, Smithfield. Members of the Wounded Warrior Program, the Virginia Rural Health Initiative from the Hampton VA Medical Center, and the VA CapTel Outreach Coordinator will present information on benefits available to veterans. Subjects will cover benefits, housing, jobs, education, and health, as well as programs specifically available to those veterans who have hearing issues. The veteran’s outreach program is relevant to both veterans and their spouses and is free to attend. There will be opportunities for Q&A and light refreshments will be served.

 You must RSVP to 757-356-0342 to attend. Limited Seating so RSVP soon.

This is a great opportunity for veterans and their families to connect with people who can help them take full advantage of the benefits and programs available to our service people.

Along with Daphne Eaton, a Resource Specialist for The Virginia Wounded Warrior program, and Carvin Harmon, a Rural Health Social Worker for the Hampton VA Medical Center, our guest speaker is Stephanie Ulmer from Hamilton Relay.

stephanie ulmerStephanie Ulmer, an employee of Hamilton Relay, works with the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) as the Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator. In this role, Stephanie provides outreach and education throughout the commonwealth to raise awareness of the availability of Captioned Telephone (CapTel®) services to Virginia residents. Stephanie, who has a strong background in healthcare business and customer service, assumed this role in November 2014.   She is a native of Chesterfield, Virginia, and currently resides in Richmond. She also spent several years in the Hampton Roads area.

Captioned Telephone is a free public service designed specifically for people who have difficulty hearing over the telephone. Using a CapTel phone, users speak directly to the other person and are able to listen while reading word-for-word captions of what’s said to them during phone conversations. CapTel phones are available at no cost to Veterans and other qualifying individuals through the Virginia Technology Assistance Program, through Hamilton Relay at no cost with certification of hearing loss from a qualified health care professional, or by direct purchase for $75.   In addition, Hamilton CapTel sponsors the Heroes with Hearing Loss Program which is designed to raise awareness, initiate dialog about shared hearing loss experiences, and provide insightful solutions among veterans, their families and friends. Additional information is available at www.VACapTel.com and www.HeroesWithHearingLoss.org.