Armed Services and Veteran Affairs
The Armed Services & Veterans Affairs Committee focus areas for 2021 are local San Antonio military/veteran resources and events that address homelessness, free employment training for veterans affected by COVID-19, job fairs, free legal aid and COVID-19 vaccine resources.
1. Veterans Homelessness Resource
About the Committee
The Committee on Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs Shall:
Establishes a working relationship with those governmental agencies that have the responsibility in the affairs of members of the various Armed Services.
Committee Chair and members name:
Chair: Mr. David Sherman
Bylaws (1) seek to establish a working relationship with those agencies in government, national, state and local, having the responsibility in the affairs of members of the various Armed Services and Veterans and to see that the programs to which they are responsible are administered fairly and justly to members of the minority community; (2) study conditions pertaining to veterans and members of the Military Service and their dependents and/or survivors in the community; (3) serve as a center of information on matters affecting the members of the Active Military, Reserves, State National Guard and Veterans; (4) maintain a repository of materials, information and forms to be used in assisting veterans and/or dependents of veterans and military personnel with their problems; (5) receive and act on all complaints relative to acts of discrimination on account of race, color, creed, or denial of benefits to which they are entitled because of discrimination; (6) prepare a quarterly report on committee activities to be submitted to the Executive Committee of the Unit and the National Director of Armed Services and Veterans Affairs.
Armed Services and Veterans Affairs committee chair, David Sherman, visited Crosspoint Inc. (Friday, 06/04/2021) for a site visit and to donate gift cards to the nonprofit organization. Crosspoint’s Veterans program provides transitional residential rehabilitation and case management services for homeless veterans.
“The Vets program emphasizes comfortable, structured transitional housing and includes case management that provides a bio-psycho-social needs assessment, individual program planning and structured groups such as life skills classes, self-help support groups and individual counseling. All services are coordinated with social work staff from DVA. The program offers Veterans a chance to reestablish stable, happy lives.
Admission to the Vets program is managed through DVA HCHV social workers, Call 210 225-0864 ext. 2048 for more information, or call Healthcare for Homeless Veterans at (210) 616-9915.”
Veterans Program information from CPSATX.org Veterans Program