The needs of a veteran are incredibly unique. They require special care, attention, and support when they return home and as they age. Whether they have been injured during their time in the military, suffer from mental illness, or just need additional support finding employment or education, vets need specific services providers to help them find comfort.
In the city of Columbus, there are a number of resources available to vets to help them through whatever they may be struggling with.
For local resources available to Columbus veterans, the following organizations and centers are available:
Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center – 420 N. James Rd. The Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center provides health care services to veterans in the Columbus area. Services offered by the center include cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology & diabetes management, general surgery, geriatrics and extended care, and primary care services. Veterans can also receive mental health support, social work services, and wound care service.
Military Veterans Resource Center – 1395 E. Dublin Granville Rd. The Military Veterans Resource Center is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Services offered by the Military Veterans Resource Center includes career and life coaching, employment services, food and clothing services, transportation assistance, housing assistance, and supportive and referral services. They can also help with financial hardships, legal issues, or mental and physical health concerns.
Veterans of Columbus also have access to organizations and centers located in Ohio, including:
Ohio Department of Veterans Services – (614) 644-0898 The Ohio Department of Veterans Services can help veterans throughout the state of Ohio get in contact with the service providers and organizations that they need. The Ohio Department of Veterans Services also help veterans in the area by helping them discover the benefits they qualify for and filling out the applications to receive those benefits.
With Columbus-based chapters, veterans can also receive the benefits and support of nationwide support groups and centers. Here are a few of the most popular for veterans:
Veterans of Foreign Wars The Veterans of Foreign Wars allow veterans to come together and create a sense of community. In addition to meeting other veterans and their families in the area, connecting with a VFW post can allow for social interaction and activity. VFW posts in Columbus include Post #4044, Post #4931, Post #6065, and Post 3441.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Ohio – 1225 Dublin Rd. For veterans suffering from anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or other mental illnesses, connecting with the National Alliance on Mental Illness Ohio chapter can bring comfort and support.
Every Veterans Day, The City of Columbus Office of Veterans Affairs conducts a parade through downtown Columbus. Columbus is very proud to say that their Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony has been recognized by the Department of Defense as one of the largest Veterans parades in the nation. Each year, the parade has a different theme that honors the veterans of a specific war.
For more information on the Aid & Attendance Benefit and to learn how it can help pay for assisted living, please visit VeteranAid.org.
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