This Veterans Day, I’d like to take the opportunity to share some important resources available to local veterans and their families. Our community is dedicated to ensuring the men and women who have served our nation have the benefits they have earned, and there are two important facilities in the Fifth District that are providing health care, counseling, and other support to our veterans.
Two weeks ago, I attended Operation Open House, an event at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home that highlighted the services available to our veterans. The facility offers a full range of medical and rehabilitation services, as well as speech, physical, and occupational therapy and respite care. These services will be enhanced when a new Community-Based Outpatient Clinic opens next year. Working with VISN-5, federal, state, and local officials, and area veterans, I helped secure the funding needed for the new clinic so we can improve services and ensure veterans can access the care they need close to home. Click here for more information on the services available in Charlotte Hall.
I also visited another important facility for veterans in our community recently. The Prince George’s County Vet Center in Clinton is assisting local veterans in finding jobs, applying for VA benefits, and obtaining counseling they need as they transition to civilian life. During my visit, I spoke with veterans who are benefitting from the Vet Center, and could see what a positive impact it is having in their lives. Click here for more information on the Vet Center.
We must honor our commitment to our veterans community, and I will continue to work with federal, state, and local officials and area veterans to strengthen the resources available to the nearly 76,000 Fifth District Veterans. I encourage veterans and their families looking for additional information to reach out to my office.
Thank you for allowing me to share this update with you.