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Weld County services and programs focus on veterans
Posted on 11/11/2017
Weld County services and programs focus on veteransWeld County Government proudly offers numerous programs and benefits to assist veterans and their families in many different aspects of their lives.

WELD COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES

There are over 20 million veterans living in the U.S. and between 18,000 to 19,000 reside in Weld County. The Weld County Veterans Services Office provides assistance to 5,000 veterans annually by distributing between $107 to $110 million each year in assistance and services.

Deon Harris, Weld County Veterans Services Officer and Army Veteran himself, finds the process of helping veterans extremely rewarding. “These men and women served our country to help ensure we retain our freedoms, our safety and protection, and our way of life,” said Harris. “By working in this office, I can help make sure they receive the assistance, information and support they have earned and deserve.”

Information and assistance covering 14 different categories is available to veterans and their families through the Veterans Service Office. Some of those categories include healthcare, financial assistance, housing, home loan benefits, disability benefits, and retirement benefits. In addition, resources are also available to those needing physical or mental therapy or assistance treating post-traumatic stress disorder or any other condition that may be present.

In addition to facilitating benefits, the office will also order replacement medals and badges for veterans. This service is provided free of charge to veterans and their family members. Additionally, DD214s can be obtained through the Veterans Services Office.
To learn more about the services available through the Veterans Services Office, please visit www.weldgov.com or call the office at 970-400-3444.

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

With the mission of “serving those who have served,” Employment Services of Weld County proudly offers numerous employment training and job assistance classes to veterans on a priority basis.

The Veterans Priority Services program, offered year-round, focuses on providing veterans and their spouses with services and skills necessary to compete in today’s job market. Veterans and their spouses who use Employment Services of Weld County are given priority on job placement and access to employment services centered on strengthening hiring skills.

Workshops are also available free of charge and allow veterans to receive help in numerous areas such as resume writing and interview preparation. Workshops also focus on seeing what skills a veteran already has and how those skills best transfer to the job market. Advice on how to strengthen job applications are presented, as well as how to sharpen certain professionalism skills necessary to the job market.

More information about the Veterans Priority Services program, please visit their page under employment services at www.weldgov.com or call 970-353-3800.