WHO: Local veterans, partner agencies and staff of the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area.
WHAT: A complimentary lunch and information session for veterans participating in the agency’s new Ohio Veterans Education, Training and Services (Ohio V.E.T.S.) program.
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 12, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Community Action Partnership office, 719 S. Main St. in Dayton.
WHY: In honor of Veterans Day, the agency is inviting participants in the Ohio V.E.T.S. program to enjoy lunch and learn more about services available to veterans. Ohio V.E.T.S. will assist veterans in obtaining education, training and meaningful employment and provide them and their families with other supportive services to help them attain self-sufficiency.
There are more than 76,000 veterans living in Montgomery, Greene, Darke and Preble Counties. Nearly one-quarter of the veterans in those four counties are not in the civilian work force. Many veterans, especially those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, often need assistance with childcare, mental health services, financial literacy, transportation and many other issues.
Veterans may need workforce preparation services and supportive services such as utility payment assistance and weatherization. They also need job training, placement and coaching.
Ohio V.E.T.S. will provide assistance and coordinate services to address emergency needs, housing, health, personal finance, education/training and employment. Financial assistance such as work clothing, bus tokens, gas cards, tools and uniforms may also be provided.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dominic Flemingson at dominicf@cap-dayton.org or (937) 341-5000 ext. 137 or Carlos Morrison at carlosm@cap-dayton.org or (937) 341-5000 ext. 154.