The Veterans Multi-Service Center supports Veterans in need Download

29:38 Download June 7th

Joe Brooks, Executive Director of the Veterans Multi-Service Center, discussed their FREE comprehensive services for all veterans.   

Founded by veterans, today it addresses homelessness, hunger, incarceration, mental illness, drug abuse and unemployment, from housing and emergency relief, to VA benefit, lost documentation, job placement, to drug and alcohol counseling to military burials and survivor benefits at locations throughout PA, Southern NJ, and DE.   

No initial appointments are required, their headquarters at the corner of 4th and Florist by the entrance of the Ben Franklin Bridge is open Monday – Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM.  

They ask vets to bring their DD-214 or VA Medical card for verification of military service.  If a vet does not have one or has lost it, the VMC can help them obtain one, the first step to restoring or uncovering benefits.  They will also work on behalf of a vet to correct a discharge status to obtain benefits.   Joe noted that the VMC uncovered over 15 million in unclaimed benefits last year alone. 

While the majority of vets served are male, in 2014 the VMC created the Women Veterans Program (WVP) to address the growing and unique needs of Women Veterans. It offers comprehensive resources for Women Veterans and their families in a trauma-informed space, tailored to the unique needs of military women. The WVP Old City location features a clothing closet, open computer lab, lending library, children’s play area and a full calendar of wellness and fellowship events. All activities, resources and events are free for military women and their children.

On June 21st, Beasley Media Group station WMGK 102.9FM will host its annual Vets Radiothon to benefit the Vets Multi-Service Center. The all day broadcast will feature special guests, hourly incentives, auction items and  prizes as they raise money for this center so vital for area vets.  Learn more at wmgk.com.

To learn more about The Veterans Multi-Service Center, their services, volunteer opportunities and how you can donate in kind, visit VMCenter.org

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