VA resource fair in Oakland will focus on women veterans |

VA resource fair in Oakland will focus on women veterans

Patrick Varine
Tribune-Review file
Dr. Rowan Flamm started up a weekly support group in 2015 at VA Butler Healthcare’s Center for Behavioral Health for female veterans who experienced Military Sexual Trauma (MST). An Aug. 16, 2019, fair at the VA in Oakland will focus on women veterans’ issues.

The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System will host a veterans resource fair aimed specifically at military women.

“We had a similar event in October 2016, and we do outreach all the time, not just specifically at our center, but throughout the system, for women veterans,” VA Public Affairs Specialist Sheila Tunney said.

The Aug. 16 fair will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Drive campus, on Allequippa Street in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood.

“There will be organizations on hand talking about everything from medical care to social services to recreational therapy,” Tunney said.

Resources will be available to aid female veterans with a host of issues including behavioral health, reproductive planning and counseling, intimate partner violence, LGBT health care, military sexual trauma, chaplain programs, nutrition coaching, suicide prevention, registration, benefits and more.

“We want women veterans to understand that there a lot of services, both VA and non-VA, that they could be taking advantage of, and we’ll present a lot of those at the fair,” Tunney said.

There is no cost to attend. To register or for more information, call 412-360-3500.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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