PA VETConnect, a new statewide initiative by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), identifies new community partnerships to broaden referral capabilities and connect veterans to resources.

“Pennsylvania provides a variety of programs and benefits for veterans, but there are still areas that we do not have formal programs due to lack of funding,” said Gov. Tom Wolf in a press release.

The key to PA VETConnect is an Information and Referral (I&R) database that provides those who serve veterans – such as county directors of veterans affairs and veteran service organizations – with the names, contact information and an overview of thousands of organizations throughout the commonwealth that have the resources to assist veterans’ specific needs.

“PA VETConnect is our solution because it allows us to address these gaps through creative inter-agency coordination and community partnerships. We owe it to our veterans to provide them with the help they need and have earned through their military service,” said Gov. Wolf.

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