10 Nov 2016 – Harrisburg, PA –
Governor Tom Wolf today joined Adjutant General Anthony Carrelli and Secretary of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas to announce the launch of the Network of Care site for veterans, military members and their families, which seeks to centralize services and benefits available to them.
“I am proud to be here to announce the creation of a valuable new service that seeks to enhance and improve our outreach to Pennsylvania veterans, service members and their families,” Governor Wolf said. “The Pennsylvania Network of Care will streamline information about support and resources together in one place for our veterans. It will significantly reduce the confusion and complexity faced by our brave men and women and their families when looking for the services that they have earned by making the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. And it ensures that they have access to the support they need when returning home from duty.”
The Pennsylvania Network of Care provides information that is accessible by computer or mobile device and can be accessed by visiting http://veterans.networkofcare.org and selecting Pennsylvania and a county. The website allows veterans to find services in all 67 counties.
The Network of Care is a highly interactive, locally based Web portal that can be used by service members; military families, veterans, and those who support them (such as community-based organizations and local and state governments) to quickly access a wide variety of important information relating to local, state and national social services.
A sample of the comprehensive, local information that will be provided for each county in Pennsylvania includes:
- Crisis intervention and emergency services;
- All services by category and location, regardless of how they are funded;
- A state-of-the-art Library of all conditions, injuries, medications, treatments, assistive devices, assessment tools and online recovery programs;
- A remarkable Job Board that can drill down to jobs by category that are reserved for veterans in a given county;
- Peer support and advocacy;
- Social networking;
- News from all over the country, updated daily;
- Personal Health Records;
- Community Calendars;
- More than 80 language translations.
The Network of Care for Veterans, Service Members & Their Families is provided in partnership with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors; the National Association of County Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Directors; Mental Health America, and many others. It was developed in cooperation with the National Association of Counties. At the state level, the Network of Care is coordinated and funded by the Department of Human Services.
SOURCE: news release