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After the Uniform: Serving the Veterans Who Served Us

Volunteers of America will host a panel discussion which will focus on the critical challenges facing America’s returning veterans at a time when their numbers are rapidly growing but budgets for social services are shrinking.

 
PRLog - Mar. 26, 2012 - What: Volunteers of America will host After the Uniform: Serving the Veterans Who Served Us panel discussion which will focus on the critical challenges facing America’s returning veterans at a time when their numbers are rapidly growing but budgets for social services are shrinking. This event is the first in a planned three-year conversation on the obstacles facing veterans, needed policy changes and solutions.

Panelists include  David Gregory of NBC’s Meet the Press will moderate, with panelists including Bob Woodruff of ABC News, retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Dr. Betty Mosley Brown of the Veteran Affairs’ Center for Women Veterans and Barbara Banaszynski of Volunteers of America.

When: Tuesday, May 8 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Where: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, N.W., 13th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20045

Additional: Volunteers of America is one of the largest national providers of housing and programs for homeless veterans and their families.  The organization is a national, faith-based non-profit dedicated to helping America's most vulnerable groups—including seniors, at-risk youth, the homeless and disabled-- to rebuild their lives. Responding in particular to the challenges facing veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, many of whom suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as well as those who served in prior conflicts, Volunteers of America is building housing for veterans. A program for women veterans is also helping single mothers and other female veterans who are finding it difficult to transition back into civilian life.  For more information on Volunteers of America programs, visit www.voa.org

Additional information on the panel and online registration is available at www.VolunteersofAmerica.org/2012npc.  There is no charge to attend.

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