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NEWS | Jan. 26, 2024

Virginia Department of Veterans Services offers a variety of free resources to support New Year’s wellness goals

Virginia Department of Veterans Services

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services connects Virginia’s military veterans, transitioning service members, National Guard Soldiers and Airmen and their families to federal and state benefits, support, quality care and recognition they have earned.
To accomplish this mission, DVS is organized into six service delivery sections: benefits; veteran and family support; veterans education, transition, and employment; veterans care centers; veterans cemeteries and the Virginia War Memorial.
One DVS service line that is of particular interest to National Guard personnel, regardless of time in service, duty status and other factors, and to their families is the Virginia Veteran and Family Support program. VVFS provides free and confidential links to health and mental health services, financial assistance, and community resources. VVFS also offers online and in person networking groups for service members and families.
The VVFS team also includes the Suicide Prevention and Opioid Addiction Services program which encompasses training, education, and grant funding to enhance prevention, treatment and recovery support services across the commonwealth.
To learn more or request VVFS services or any services provided by DVS, click or call (804) 786-0286. All DVS services are available in person, by phone and virtually statewide and are always free of charge.
Did You Know?
Reserve and National Guard personnel who served military active duty (active duty for training only does not meet eligibility requirements) or at the time of death were entitled to retired pay, or would have been entitled but for being under age sixty, or who received “veterans status” as a result of being called to active duty by Executive Order who was honorably discharged may be eligible for burial in one of Virginia’s three state veteran cemeteries.
For more information about the services and resources provided by DVS, visit or to make an appointment.

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