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

Caregiver Appreciation Night

January 16th, 2018, 2:00 PM

Steeles Trading Post & The Elusive Fox Boutique present a monthly event geared towards caregivers of disabled veterans, but ALL caregivers are welcome! Take a couple hours for yourself - relax, unwind, be pampered, and chat with other caregivers. A night of support and encouragement, led by the wife and caregiver of a 100% disabled veteran. The event will be held at Steeles Trading Post, located at 2424 Peach Street, Erie, PA on both Friday, January 19th from 6 pm to 8 pm and Saturday, January 20th from 10 am to 12 pm. There is also a Facebook group for caregivers of Erie and surrounding areas. If you are unable to attend our events, we would love to have you join the group so you can still be supported and encouraged and get to know other local caregivers! For more information, contact Rachel Miller at (814) 873-6755 or theelusivefoxboutique@gmail.com. 

Military Share Produce Express

January 16th, 2018, 1:50 PM

On Tuesday, January 30th at 5 pm, the Military Share Produce Express will be parked outside the Erie VA Medical Center's 2nd floor pavilion. This is a mobile food pantry which makes fresh, healthy produce and grocery items available FREE to Veteran and military families who qualify. This event is made possible, free of charge, through the Second Harvest Food Bank of NW PA. To see if you qualify, call (814) 860-2780 and register. Advanced registration is required.