Mar. 04, 2022

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) will host the first in a five-part series of virtual Veteran Town Halls on Wednesday, March 16, from 5-6:30 p.m., according to Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming). The topic will be veteran suicide prevention, with a focus on the support and resources available to veterans throughout the Commonwealth. 

“As majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, I am pleased the DMVA has made suicide prevention the topic of its first virtual town hall of the year,” said Boback. “It is critical that Pennsylvania veterans know what resources are available to them when they need someone to talk with about their emotional issues.”
 
Attendees can participate by using a WebEx link. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters live through the chat feature. They should visit DMVA’s website at dmva.pa.gov, Twitter of Facebook pages for the WebEx link.  
  
The series of virtual town halls will provide the Commonwealth’s nearly 800,000 veterans with a convenient platform to learn and ask questions about programs and services earned through their military service. 
 
The following are the dates, times and topics for the four remaining 2022 Virtual Veteran Town Hall events:

     May 18, 5-6:30 p.m. – Serving Older Veterans.
     July 13, 5-6:30 p.m. – Resources for Homeless Veterans.
     Sept. 14, 5-6:30 p.m. – Transportation Issues Facing Veterans.
     Nov. 2, 5-6:30 p.m. – Honoring Veterans for Their Service and Sacrifice.



Representative Karen Boback
117th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Andy Briggs
717-260-6474
abriggs@pahousegop.com
RepBoback.com


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