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Date: ____August, 2016__________
Program/Location: _Rural Veterans Coordination Pilot Program_
The Rural Veterans Coordination Home Base Pilot Program (RVCP) is operated through a grant from the WestCare Foundation and serves as one of five demonstration projects, established by Congress, to improve the coordination and access to services for veterans residing in defined highly rural areas.
As with any grant program, there are goals that must be met in order to meet the grant requirements. RVCP Goals and Objectives include “Assist 500 veterans and their families annually who are transitioning from military to civilian life; 250 veterans in Oregon and 250 in WA."
On August 25th, the RVCP accepted its 1,000th intake, doubling its original goal!
“We are really proud of all the hard work everyone has done to get to this milestone. I can tell you it was definitely a team effort to get here,” said the RVCP Outreach Pilot Specialist, Ryan Nabors. “It is amazing being able to work with this group.”
The WestCare Foundation partnered with WDVA and Lines for Life to submit a successful application targeting five qualifying rural counties in Washington and Oregon.
Partner with local veteran providers, Veteran Service Organizations and the VA to coordinate services to individual veterans.
Implement formal strategies which increase outreach as well as access to services and resources for veterans residing in highly rural communities with a priority to health care.
Help veterans overcome barriers when trying to access services and programs in highly rural communities.
Expand awareness within the veteran’s community of resources, such as VA Choice and VA VASH Housing Vouchers Programs, as well as telehealth services.
For more information, please contact:
Brenda Berrios, Program Manager Rural Veterans Coordination Pilot (RVCP) WestCare-Washington/Oregon, Cell- 503-983-0887
Ryan Nabors, Rural Veterans Outreach Pilot Specialist, 360-725-2229 RyanN@DVA.WA.GOV