Veterans Services

Accomplishments

  • Fought for improved Veteran support services Countywide; supported funding for improvement to the Brentwood VFW Hall and lead the effort to transfer the Danville Veterans Hall to the Town of Danville. 

Highlights 2015

  • Provide office space in Brentwood Office for Veterans Services in order to serve East and far East County Veterans and their families.
  • Served 5,618 Veterans in four locations including Martinez, San Pablo, Danville, and Brentwood, which included 2,883 claims filed for VA benefits, which were valued at $23,891,107.
  • Completed a conversion to electronic records of over 13,000 Veterans’ files.
  • Organized and participated in VetCon held August 17th at the Concord Hilton hotel. This event was attended by over 400 Veterans.
  • Participated in the planning of and attended Standdown on the Delta held September 11th – 14th at the Contra Costa Fairgrounds in Antioch. This event was attended by over 300 homeless Veterans and their families.
  • Built a flag pole, memorial garden, and tribute benches at 10 Douglas Dr. in honor of Veterans, Service members and the Fallen.
  • In cooperation with CCTV, produced a monthly live one hour Veterans talk show titled “Veterans Voices. This show received a CSAC Merit Award.

Highlights 2014

  • The dedicated staff of the Veterans Service Office performed another year of high volume workload and client assistance by conducting 5,360 office interviews, attending 146 outreach events interacting with 1,985 Veterans and their family, and sending approximately 55 outreach letters per month to Veterans and CalVet.
  • The Veterans Service Office applied for and received a $25,000 grant from CalVet.  This grant has allowed the department, in connection with CCTV, to produce a monthly live one hour program titled “Veterans’ Voices”.  This program is critical outreach tool for Veterans that are not comfortable leaving their homes and engaging in personal interaction with others.
  • The Veterans Service Office has converted 50% of their files to electronic files, which allows staff to access a Veteran’s file from any of the outstation offices and at outreach events to maintain the highest level of service.
  • Additionally, the Veterans Service Office participated in East Bay Stand Down 2014.  This is a 4 day event held at the Alameda County Fair Grounds.  Staff were able to interact with approximately 450 homeless Veterans and provide them with compressive information about benefits potentially available to them and their families as well as submitting claims on their behalf.

Contact Friends of Mary Nejedly Piepho

MaryNejedlyPiepho@gmail.com

P.O. Box 1014, Brentwood, CA 94513

FPPC ID# 1254519

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