Tri-C hosts Veterans
Experience Action Center
PARMA: Veterans and their families can learn how to claim benefits
and services during the second annual Veterans Experience Action
Center, scheduled for Aug. 9-11, 2018 at the Western Campus of
Community College (Tri-C®).
The free event brings together federal, state and county
organizations dedicated to serving veterans. Specialists will be
available to assist with filing or expediting benefit claims;
health care enrollment and exams; issuing veteran identification
cards; and more.
The Veterans Experience Action Center essentially serves as a
claims clinic, providing a one-stop shop for answers and
More than 1,100 people received assistance at the inaugural
clinic in 2017.
“With every ‘thank you’ we heard last year, we knew we had to
bring this event back,” said Rick DeChant, executive director of
Tri-C’s Veterans Initiative. “Our goal is to break down barriers
to make it easier for veterans and military families to access
the benefits they earned.”
The Veterans Experience Action Center will run noon to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 9, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, and
Saturday, Aug. 12.
Tri-C Western Campus is located at 11000 Pleasant Valley Road in
Parma. Parking is free.
For additional information, dial 2-1-1, call 216-436-2000 or
www.211oh.org to chat with a community resource
Agencies collaborating on the event with Tri-C include the U.S.
Department of Veterans Affairs, Cuyahoga County Veterans Service
Commission, American Red Cross, United Way of Greater Cleveland
and Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.