The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) have expanded their partnership. A new agreement will make it easier for Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) regional offices and Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities to work with local YMCAs to ensure that veterans are connected to needed resources and opportunities in their communities. The partnership connects veterans to services and benefits in the areas of employment, homelessness, healthy lifestyle programming, and reintegration into the local community. While the collaboration might look different in each participating community, the mutual goals of improving the lives of veterans and their families will remain consistent nationwide.
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