Fisher House Offers A Home Away From Home
The Fisher Houses offer free lodging to members of the military, veterans and their relatives who need treatment at the nearby military or Veterans Affairs hospital.
VA and HUD Release Homeless Data
VA and HUD announced that a new national report shows a 7% decrease in homeless Veterans between January 2011 and January 2012.
Portraits of Success
Veterans face unique challenges when they come home. Strong at the Broken Places—a project that profiles 12 Veterans—will help change the conversation our country has with its Veterans.
At today's VA, especially in the Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs (OPIA), we focus on creative and innovative ways to connect with Vets, the media and other stakeholders.
We're just getting started, and that's where you come in – check out our issues page, sign up for email, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter ( Yes, I tweet). But more than that, we need your help. We want you be part of the dialogue about some of the biggest issues facing our nation's Veterans. Join us to contribute solutions, especially solutions about how to communicate important facts and messages to Veterans.
OPIA's mission is to completely change the way we talk to Vets and the media. We want to communicate with each of the over 22 million veterans, their families and their survivors in their preferred medium, tone, time and frequency. We'll get there faster if we go together.
Here you can find information about some of VA's most important issues, including Fact Sheets, photos of recent events other resources for media and for the general public.
Our office acts as the conduit between VA and federal, state, local, American Indian, and Native Alaskan Government officials.
This program motivates, encourages and sustains participation and competition in adaptive sports among disabled Veterans and members of the Armed Forces through partnerships with VA clinical personnel as well as national and community-based adaptive sports programs. We're also responsible for the National Veterans Day Observance held annually in Washington, DC.
Here you can find out about the range of services VA provides to homeless Veterans, including health care, housing, job training, and education. Find out more about the partnership and programs VA has spearheaded to end Veteran homelessness by 2015.
Browse our extensive collection of VA events from around the country.