VETS Canada to open Ottawa Drop-in and Support Centre
VETS Canada is extremely pleased to announce that we will be opening our first Veterans’ Drop-in and Support Centre in downtown Ottawa at 517 Besserer Street on 17 September, 2018. The Centre will be open throughout the week and be a place where Veterans will be welcomed and receive the immediate and timely support that they may need. from VETS Canada, Veterans Affairs Canada and other government and community organizations.
The Centre will be operated by a full time VETS Canada social services worker who has the necessary skills to effectively support our Veterans. The Centre will also include a Veteran’s lounge, computer center, library and common area. Veterans will be able to use the laundry facilities, a phone and receive food and gas cards, bus tickets, a coffee, and sandwich, if needed. Our work over the years and research with Veterans, clearly points to the need for a Veteran’s facility where Veterans receive immediate and timely support from qualified personnel and Veterans. The Centre will also become the home for our serving and retired military personnel, former members of the RCMP and those who support the Canadian military from our Ottawa VETS Canada Chapter, helping them to continue to effectively support our Veterans in need in the Ottawa and surrounding area, and to volunteer at the Centre.