|Additionally, the office is larger than the previous location, which allows the Veterans service officers and their clients to more easily practice proper social distancing. The building also houses the St. Joseph Hospital Recovery Center, which treats individuals suffering from substance use disorder, and WorkForce West Virginia’s adult learning and training centers, creating an access point for Veterans who need help addressing employment issues.|
The goal is that the building, which used to house St. Joseph’s Hospital, will serve as a one-stop-shop for Veterans’ needs.
“We’re really pleased with this new location,” WVDVA Secretary Dennis Davis said. “It’s in a state-of-the-art building that gives us the opportunity to utilize the technology we need to address Veterans’ issues in today’s world.”
As of today’s ceremony, four new regional Veterans Assistance offices have been opened since last year. Under the Justice Administration, over $2 billion has been provided supporting West Virginia’s Veterans, including funding for medical support, financial loans, education, and more.
“Governor, I can’t say it any better, you have been one of the strongest supporters of Veterans that we’ve ever had, and I am appreciative to be a part of all the great work you’re doing” Sec. Dennis said. “I can honestly say that you’ve committed yourself to our Veterans and, quite frankly Governor, the Veterans know it and they appreciate all that you’ve done.”