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LDVA to begin initial outdoor in-person visitation program on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at four veterans homes

LDVA TO BEGIN INITIAL OUTDOOR IN-PERSON VISITATION PROGRAM ON TUESDAY, SEPT. 22 AT FOUR VETERANS HOMES BATON ROUGE, La.—Under the direction of Governor John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs will begin conducting an initial outdoor in-person visitation program on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at four of its...

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Third Annual Suicide Prevention Summit on YouTube

The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs hosted its Third Annual Suicide Prevention Summit virtually on Friday, Sept. 18. The Summit’s guest speakers included: · Aimee Johnson, LCSW Program Analyst, VHA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention · Jennifer True, Ph. D. Investigator, South Central Mental Illness, Research, Education...

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Grants for VA Employees and Veterans Impacted by Hurricane Laura

If you are a VA employee or a veteran and have been impacted by Hurricane Laura, please see the flyer from the federal VA regarding assistance. The fund offers grants for the reimbursement of home repairs not covered by insurance, temporary lodging or extreme hardship expenses. Applicant information is...

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Main Street Recovery Program offers grants to veteran-owned small businesses

The Main Street Recovery Program, administered by the Louisiana Department of the Treasury, is a grant authorizing $40 million in aid to be distributed to women, minority and veteran-owned small businesses in Louisiana. Applications will open on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at https://www.louisianamainstreet.com/. During the first 21 days, the...

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LDVA’s LaVetCorps Program is hiring!

Do you want to serve Louisiana’s student veterans? YOU could be a campus Navigator through the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs’ LaVetCorps program! As a LaVetCorps Navigator, you would: provide a safe and welcoming space for student veterans; provide referrals for Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs services and other...

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You could be eligible for emergency financial assistance through LDVA.

The Military Family Assistance Fund awarded $350,000 to assist 171,000 veterans and their families affected by flooding in 2016. The fund provides support for a variety of financial hardships when certain criteria apply.

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The Veterans Crisis Line is here to support you.

Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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We care for our elder veterans in VA homes across the state.

Our state-of-the-art facilities provide specialized services for veterans, their spouses, and Gold Star parents in five locations across the state, including Jackson, Bossier City, Monroe, Reserve, and Jennings.

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We honor veterans and their families with dedicated burial honors.

LDVA operates four Veteran Cemeteries across the state, offering a variety of burial options for veterans, spouses, and dependent children. We are proud to honor our service members and their families with beautiful, spacious grounds and a variety of burial benefits.

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