NH DHHS - Standing Up for North Country Veterans Supporting Homeless Veterans and Their Families

Concord, NH – The North Country Veterans Committee is announcing new

initiatives aimed at supporting homeless Veterans and Veterans who are at

risk for homelessness, in the North Country. Since the inception of this

Committee in 2009, it has done extensive outreach, education and awareness

throughout the North Country in building a stronger safety net for North

Country Veterans and their Families.

Some of the new and innovative initiatives include the North Country

Homeless Resource Guide, Vet to Vet Peer Support, engagement with the

Berlin State Prison and new programs introduced by the White River Junction

VA Medical Center.

The Stand Up for North Country Veterans Press Event begins at 12:00 PM,

Friday, May 17th and will be followed by an Open House, where media

professionals can tour the Vet Center, as well as speak with Veterans and

military providers. The Mobile Vet Center will also be on site for tours,

information and services.

Speakers include:

Executive Councilor Ray Burton

Dave Canter, Vietnam Veteran, Vet to Vet Team Leader

John Pagan, Captain (Retired), US Army Reserve

Jo Moncher, Community Based Military Programs, NH Dept of Health and Human


Rob Norris, Homeless Outreach Worker, WRJ VA Medical Center

Jay Sprinkle, Vietnam Veteran, Team Lead, Berlin Vet Center

DATE: May 17, 2013


EVENT: Stand Up for North Country Veterans

LOCATION: Berlin Vet Center

515 North Main Street

Gorham, NH