The Missouri Job Center is hosting an information and resource fair aimed at helping active military and veterans connect with the services they need. The Post-Independence Day Information Stand Down is Wednesday, July 11, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Missouri Job Center, 2900 E. Sunshine in Springfield.
“At the Post-Independence Day Information Stand Down, active military as well as veterans and spouses can get information on the federal, state and local benefits in which they are entitled,” said Sabrina Bonnette, Disabled Veteran’s Outreach Program Workforce Specialist.
There will be more than 30 service providers on hand to help active duty, retired military and spouses with housing, education and career needs. “This is not a hiring event, it is an avenue to learn how to access earned benefits, gain helpful insights and find an outlet of support from other military members,” said Bonnette, who is a retired U.S. Navy Chief.
Participating agencies include Burrell Behavioral Health, Citizen Soldier for Life, Catholic Charities SSVF Program, Dogwood Ranch Healing, Reins Program, Employer Support of Guard & Reserve, Evangel College Veteran Student Center, Fleet Reserve Association Branch 316, Home At Last, The Kitchen Inc, Legal Services of Southern Missouri /MSU Veteran Law Clinic, Lunar Lady, Missouri Air National Guard Recruiter (Prior service advantages/eligibility), Missouri National Guard Family, Missouri State University Veteran Student Center, Missouri Veterans Commission, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Navy Reserve Recruiter, OACAC of Springfield, OTC Apprenticeship, Ozarks Technical CC Veterans Upward Bound Program, American Red Cross, SRCC /Veterans Treatment Court Rep, SW Center for Independent Living, T-Mobile Veteran Outreach, Transition Care Management Post 9/11 Veterans, United Way of the Ozarks, Veterans Affairs -Women Veterans Regional Representative, Vet Center of Springfield, Veterans Care Ministry, VFW 3404, Vietnam Veterans of America Ch. 952, and Warrior Wives of Springfield.
For information about the event, please contact Katherine Trombetta at 417-841-3389, or [email protected].