Holiday Toy Assistance
Veterans and military families in need of assistance to deliver some cheer under the tree for your little ones can apply for this year's program sponsored by the Salvation Army of Greater Rochester. Open registration will be held on November 11, 2015- 9am to 3pm. See flyer or call VOC at 585-546-1081 for details. Find Program Info Here
Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative
Veterans Outreach Center is proud to be among the dedicated community taking action to improve our services and solutions for all. Read the report here
vetMploy- a new way to find the right job, right now!
For registered clients of Veterans Outreach Center, vetMploy is a new online networking platform that puts the power of your job search in your hands. With online database for both employers AND job seekers, vetMploy is the best way to find the best veteran job candidates. Register for vetMploy
Meet Our Veterans
Meet Tim Jacobs- Tim is a U.S. Navy veteran, a father, and a student. He's been around the world and came home to Rochester, where his transition and reintegration wasn't always 'smooth sailing.' Finding himself at VOC's Richards House residential program was a turning point for Tim. So much that he has now found his career direction thanks to the staff of Veterans Outreach Center's influence, and he's leading the veteran community to a brighter future through the power of higher education!
Konn’s military experience reaches back long before the VOC. Retiring from the Army in May 2012, where he served 24 years as a Human Resources Management Specialist, Konn relocated from Tampa, FL to Buffalo, NY, with his wife and two daughters. He then began working for the Veterans Outreach Center in 2013.
Prior to joining VOC, he worked for the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance, where he was in charge of a 12-member team that provided reemployment services to claimants receiving Emergency Unemployment Compensation.
As Program Manager for our SSVF program, Konn’s responsibilities include: meeting with our veterans and their family members who are seeking financial assistance with housing and utilities, contracting with our community partners to ensure all of our veterans' needs are met and conducting outreach to educate the community about VOC and our programs.
When asked what he liked best about working for the VOC, he replied “Although I no longer wear a uniform, it is very satisfying to know that my efforts are still supporting folks who have served. I find it very rewarding when a veteran who was literally homeless, thrives once they are provided the resources they need”. Konn also shared that he is excited about some new opportunities that are coming in the near future (workshops) for Buffalo veterans. Stay tuned!
For more information on our SSVF program, you can reach Konn at 716-424-1892.
See the 'Celebration' photos here! The 10th Annual event was held November 5th, 2015- Honoring Ken Moore, Veteran Advocate, and Roberta Abbott-Buckle, Bank of America Volunteer of the Year
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