How We Serve

Government resources alone cannot fully meet the needs of Virginia’s veterans. That’s why your support is so important. Your contribution will lend a helping hand to veterans in need and honor all veterans for their service and sacrifice. Whether you want to help wounded warriors and their families, elderly veterans, or to memorialize our veterans, you can choose how your dollars are used.

Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program
(Virginia Wounded Warrior Program)

Virginia Veteran and Family Support (VVFS) coordinates behavioral health, rehabilitative and support services through public and private partnerships. VVFS facilitates these services for all Virginia veterans, members of the Virginia National Guard, and Reserves (not in federal service), and their families (including the homeless and those involved in the criminal justice system), with emphasis on military connected stress related conditions such as post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. The Foundation is seeking private funding to help meet the needs of Virginia’s veterans and their families in need of support. VVFS was previously know as the Virginia Wounded Warrior Progran (VWWP) and is no longer affiliated with the “We are Virginia Veterans” organization.  Rationale for this change is at this link.

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SItter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center

Named for two Medal of Honor recipients, the Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center provides quality short-term and long-term care for Virginia’s veterans. Your contributions are needed for activities, equipment, and to help indigent veterans. The Care Center is noted for its highly popular aquariums, donated by a caring veteran and maintained through your contributions.

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Virginia Veterans Care Center
Roanoke

The staff of the Virginia Veterans Care Center proudly serves Virginia’s veterans, giving affordable, high quality, comprehensive nursing and domiciliary care to the men and women who served us.  Your contribution ensures that Care Center residents are remembered during the winter holidays and with other activities throughout the year.  Contributions also are used for rehabilitation, special equipment, and to help the indigent.

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Virginia Veterans Cemeteries

Virginia’s veterans cemeteries provide a final resting place for our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines—a place of honor, dignity, respect, and remembrance. Your contribution can help maintain memorial quality facilities at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, The Virginia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Amelia near Richmond, and our newest cemetery, the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin near Blacksburg.

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Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program

The Commonwealth has a comprehensive program in the Department of Veterans Services to educate and train employers on the value of veterans and help employers connect with these high value assets to maximize the productivity of their workforces. The program is unique because instead of veterans having to seek employers, V3 promotes strategies for assisting employers recruit, hire, train, and retain veterans. Also included is the Virginia Transition Program for veterans who have recently left active duty.

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Veterans Benefits Program

The Department of Veterans Services advocates for Virginia veterans, their surviving spouses, and siblings and connects them to previously earned benefits and services to which they are entitled..  Information on current federal, state, and local veterans’ programs, entitlements, and referral services is available in Virginia through a network of 23 benefit services offices.  All benefits are provided free of charge.  Donations are sought to enable veterans to gain access to their benefits.

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Additional Responsibilities

Foundation Non-General Fund (Formerly the “Endowment”)

The Foundation Non-General Fund contains revenue, provided by the Commonwealth and donors, which furnishes a basis for Foundation continuity and ensures contributors’ donations support veterans and their families. The Foundation Non-General Fund must be expanded to support the growing needs of veterans as well as funding contingencies during periods of fiscal austerity.

Foundation Support Fund

The Foundation Support Fund provides resources for Foundation operations (such as administration, education, and fund raising) to ensure that contributions intended for direct support of veterans programs are not used for Foundation operational activities.