Paul D. Camp Community College Career Development Center Partners with ‘Wounded Warrior’ to Host Event for Veterans and Military

Paul D. Camp Community College’s Career Development Center (CDC) will host two informational sessions for veterans on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, from 10 to 11 a.m., and 6-7 p.m., in the Technology Theater of the Regional Workforce Development Center, 100 North College Drive, Franklin.
 
An education navigator will be on hand from the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (VWWP) through the Virginia Department of Veteran Services.
 
“The VWWP serves veterans of any era and branch who are residents of Virginia,” said event coordinator and CDC Adult Career Coach Kandace Turner.
 
Confidential referral services that are offered by VWWP are as follows:

  • Comprehensive Assessment of Individual and Family Needs
  • Direct Linkage to Treatment Services for Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Care Coordination Services
  • Outpatient Behavioral Health Therapy
  • Peer Support Services
  • Rehabilitative Services
  • Family Support Services
  • Homeless and Housing Services
  • Support Groups
  • Benefit Services
  • Employment Services
  • Outreach and Education Services
  • Prisoner Re-Entry Services

According to VWWP Education Navigator Nycholle Woolfolk-Gator, the program “provides a network of community-based services that help veterans and their families overcome the challenges of stress-related conditions and traumatic brain injuries resulting from military service.”
 
She added, “These services are coordinated through local community providers, including community services boards, brain injury service providers, VA medical facilities and other public and private providers.”
 
The VWWP also provides direct support through veteran peer specialists, resource specialists and family support specialists.
 
The sessions will benefit members of all branches of the Armed Service, National Guard and Reserves not in federal service and their family members.
 
The event is in alignment with a statewide initiative to enhance military and veteran services throughout the Virginia Community College System. For more information about the informational sessions, contact Turner, kturner@pdc.edu, or 757-569-6766.