The Veterans Portal in Northwestern, PA is the best resource for area veterans

Who is a Veteran? for the purposes of the Veterans Portal of Northwest PA, the term “veteran” refers to an individual who has served in the United States Armed Forces, including a reserve component and National Guard, regardless of age, gender, or combat experience.

In 2012-13, through the anti-poverty initiative Erie Together, a group of veterans and service providers came together to discuss the concerns faced by the over 22,000 veterans in Erie County.

The purpose was to focus on important issues such as healthcare, education, jobs, and community integration, with the goal of improving the lives of the men and women who served our great country.

One of the clear difficulties identified was the need for a single-point resource for all veterans, family members, and service providers in the region.

Simply put: it should be easier for veterans to get information about the resources they need, and for service providers to share the information about the services they provide.

The Veterans Portal of Northwestern PA is that solution. Contact us today to become a Veteran Resource or explore our website to find the right resources to fit your needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recent News

7th Annual VA2K Walk & Roll

April 21st, 2017, 10:32 AM

All are welcome to join in the 7th annual VA2K Walk & Roll event on May 17 at the Erie VA Medical Center. The event kicks of at the 2nd Floor Pavilion at 11:20 am. After kick-off, participants will walk to the top level of the parking garage for a 10 minute exercise class. Classes will be held at 11:40 am, 12:10 pm, and 12:40 pm. The event is free. Donations to the Homeless Veterans Program will be accepted. For questions about the event, please call the Health Promotion Team at (814) 860-2695. For questions regarding donations, please contact the Erie VAMC Homeless Care Team at (814) 860-2038 or the Voluntary Service Office at (814) 860-2454.

Produce Express Military Share in May

April 19th, 2017, 1:22 PM

On May 1, The Produce Express Military Share program will be at the Erie VAMC starting at 5 pm. Produce Express Military Share is a mobile food pantry which makes fresh, healthy produce and grocery items available FREE to Veterans, service members and military families who qualify. Advanced registration is required! To register and see if you qualify, call 814-860-2780 today. This event is made possible through the Second Harvest Food Bank of NW PA.