What is the Veterans Opportunity Center?
The Veterans Opportunity Center (V.O.C) is a community based resource center. The Veterans Opportunity Center provides services to veterans and partners with other organizations in order to provide a full spectrum of opportunities.
Who does the Veterans Opportunity Center help?
The Veterans Opportunity Center strives to meet the needs of veterans from all eras.
How long has the Veterans Opportunity Center been serving veterans?
The Veterans Opportunity Center has existed in one form or another since 1992.
What services are provided?
The Veterans Opportunity Center operates two homes for veterans, a closet for clothing and personal hygiene items, assistance with various issues ranging from transportation, and employment to advocacy with certain landlord tenant issues. In addition, the V.O.C houses several other agencies who provide free counseling, as well as access to certified service officers to file service related claims. We also provided free access to a copy/fax machine and have a free notary service available to veterans.
How is the Veterans Opportunity Center funded?
The V.O.C has receives funding through a local endowment as well as a bi-county grant; however, the Veterans Coalition relies heavily on fundraising events and community donations.
How can I get a copy of my DD214?
You can come into the Veterans Opportunity Center and fill out a SF 180 military record request form or you can follow the steps at www.archives.gov
How can I get a Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC)?
You need to be enrolled in the VA health care system which can be done online at www.va.gov/healthbenefits/enroll, on the phone by calling 1-877-222-VETS (8387), or in person at your local VA medical facility. Once enrolled and verified, your picture will be taken at your local VA medical facility and the VHIC will be mailed to your place of residence.
Can the Veterans Opportunity Center fill out my VA claim paperwork?
The V.O.C partners with agencies and houses agencies that provide Veteran Service Officers (VSO). Veteran Service Officers are trained and certified to fill out VA disability claims and to advocate on your behalf to the VA and others