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Veterans Services

Veterans

We honor our nation’s veterans. Those brave men and women who literally put their lives at risk for our country. Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast partners with a network of professionals, volunteers and other organizations to provide quality end of life services for all veterans and their families. “Community Partners” include the Veteran’s Hospitals in Gainesville and St. Petersburg and the Veteran’s Clinic.

Pending death can be more difficult for veterans who have experienced active combat or with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Trained nurses, social workers and chaplains offer specialized services to both the patient and family members. They improve the veterans’ access to hospice and palliative care services at any location and at various levels of care and educate the veteran about end-of-life issues.

Phone assistance line to help Homeless Veterans or those Veterans at risk of becoming Homeless.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has established a toll free hot-line to serve homeless veterans, or those veterans at risk of becoming homeless.

National Center for Homeless Veterans
This is 24/7 hot-line Call 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838)
http://www1.va.gov/homeless/nationalcallcenter.asp

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) has founded a National Call Center for Homeless Veterans hot-line to ensure that homeless Veterans or Veterans at-risk for homelessness have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. The hot-line is intended to assist homeless Veterans and their families, VA Medical Centers, federal, state and local partners, community agencies, service providers and others in the community.

Veteran Affairs website