Veterans are in need of support now more than ever. Men and women retiring from the military after years of service are now needing to find employment, home loans, benefits, and more. Norfolk offers all of this and more to veterans to ensure they can make the most out of their civilian lives. Check into all available resources in the area and gain some insight into what you need to do to make things work for you in the city.
The Norfolk Vet Center is your primary option in the city when looking for resources. Go there first if you want to learn about the application process, find out how to obtain a loan, look for a job that meets your qualifications, or otherwise receive assistance. The center resides at 1711 Church Street, Suites A&B. There are extra hours available on Monday and Wednesday. You can visit anywhere between 7:30 am and 7:30 pm. On Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, the facility opens at 8 am and closes by 4:30 pm.
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services has a regional office in Norfolk. The benefits office sits at 6350 Center Drive, Building. 5, Suite 100. Call to discuss your options at (757) 455-0814. You can make an appointment for anytime between 1 pm and 3 pm, or walk-in between 8 am and 11 am.
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services helps connect veterans and their families to valuable resources. You can use their online search tool to find a location near you or utilize the online resources available. Links to the VA Homeless Veterans Services, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and a full resource guidebook fill the website with the details you need.
Find a post with the help of the VFW website. The Veterans of Foreign Wars organization has ties to the Norfolk area thanks to the two VFW posts set up there for veterans to utilize. The two posts include:
Post 4809 Tidewater Post - 5728 Bartee Street; Meets at 7 pm on the second and fourth Monday each month.
Post 3160 Ocean View Post - 111 A View Ave; Visit on the second Thursday of every month at 1900 hours, which equates to 7 pm.
Both posts are available to residents in the area so they may talk with other veterans, find out about local resources, and get help applying for benefits.
The city of Norfolk offers a full list of Veteran’s Day events ready to honor those who have fought for our country. The Veteran’s Day Ceremony starts off the day at 11 am on November 11th. The Boy Scouts and Cub Packs host the event at the West Point Cemetery, address 238 E. Princess Anne Road. The Commemoration hosted by the MacArthur Memorial takes place at 2 pm. Following the ceremony, there is a wreath-laying at General MacArthur’s grave.
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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