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2020 Virtual Veteran Resource Fair

Congressman Gus Bilirakis Virtual Veteran Resource Fair

Every year my office organizes a Veteran Resource Fair to connect veterans to resources available to them in the community. Thank you to St. Petersburg College and the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions for helping us adapt to the challenges of the pandemic and still help to make connections between Veterans and services in the community. 

My highest priority is to ensure all our nation’s heroes receive the care and benefits they deserve. I know that these are troubling times, however, I am encouraged by the deep sense of community and connectedness everywhere you turn. I remain committed to serving you and doing everything in my power to ensure we have the resources our community needs to fully recover.  

While we have made progress in providing better care of our Veterans there is still more work to be done. I’m particularly concerned about Veterans who were exposed to toxic burn pit chemicals during their service getting the care and benefits they need, expanding Veterans’ access to dental care, changing the way we approach suicide prevention in the Veteran community, improving GI benefits, and keeping Veterans from becoming victims of exploitation. I will not stop fighting for each of these priorities and for you!

I hope you find the information you receive to be helpful. As always, if you have unmet needs, please continue to reach out to my office so we can try to help you. Please call:

727-232-2921. 

Bay Area Legal Services

 https://bals.org/

Bay Area Legal Services is a nonprofit law firm that helps veterans resolve their legal issues. In the past year, Bay Area Legal Services has assited over 1,200 local military veterans with their legal needs. 

 

Mid Florida Community Services

https://www.mfcs.us.com/

Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., is a mid-size nonprofit Community Action agency dedicated to eliminating the causes of poverty through a comprehensive service delivery approach.

 

Veterans Alternative

https://veteransalternative.org/​

Veterans Alternative serves Veterans experiencing combat triggers and their significant others through a resiliency & strength-based program.

 

Florida Dept. of Veterans Affairs

https://www.floridavets.org/​

The Florida Department of Veterans Affairs works to link veterans with services, benefits, and support. 

 

Veterans Affairs

https://www.va.gov/

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs works to provide veterans with the world-class benefits and services they have earned - and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.

 

K9 Partners for Patriots

https://k9partnersforpatriots.com/

K9 Partners for Patriots works to help veterans with PTSD, TBI, & MST win the war against suicide, depression, and anxiety through the experience of training their own services dog.

 

Amskills

https://www.amskills.org/

Amskills works to transform lives and strengthen communities, through workforce training and apprenticeship opportunities for youth, adults, veterans, and the economically disadvantaged.

 

 

United Way of Pasco ​

https://www.unitedwaypasco.org/

United Way of Pasco County is a nonprofit organization working to improve lives for children, families, veterans, and individuals in all of Pasco County. United Way works with over 40 partner agencies to assist neighbors in their darkest hours and to find sustainable solutions to major issues within the community.

 

 

St. Vincent de Paul Cares

https://www.svdpsp.org/

St. Vincent de Paul works to alleviate pain and suffering, in a spirit of charity, justice, and mercy through person to person involvement.

 

 

One Community Now

https://onecommunitynow.com/

One Community Now works to bring churches, business, schools, organizations, and local government together to help meet the needs of the community as well as local veterans.