The Governor’s Office on Tribal Relations (GOTR), in partnership with the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (ADVS), the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council and the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, announces the Arizona American Indian Veterans Town Hall and Benefits presentation to be held at the WeKoPa Resort and Conference Center on October 12-13th, 2016.
We have created an incredible program to address health and human service issues, workforce development, and public safety issues that impact tribes and other stakeholders in the state of Arizona. The agenda is currently being finalized, which includes numerous outstanding speakers, and officials.
This event kicks off with an evening reception on October 12th at 5:30PM on the WeKoPa Courtyard with a showcase of a Veteran tribute created by Jim Covarrubias (artist) and light refreshments.
The goal of the town hall is to ensure that all veterans and their dependent leave the event with sufficient information to meet their immediate needs. The dialogue among the speakers aims to:
1. Articulate the difference between the Arizona Department of Veteran Services and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
2. Inform our attendees on programs and resources available through non-government organizations
3. Identify barriers to receiving access to behavioral health services
4. Discuss the correlation between workforce development issues and healthy living
The remainder of the event is geared to present all the tools to access benefits available through the Department of Veterans’ Services. This event is at no cost to veterans and their family members.
We invite you to attend this significant gathering!
This event is dependent on community support and in-kind donations, please visit the site to show your support https://2016veteranstownhallsponsorship.eventbrite.com