HARRY Bulletin Board
Updated Thru: 07/04/09
How Can HARRY
The Post–9/11 GI Bill VA
is now accepting applications for the Post–9/11 GI Bill benefit
that is effective August 1, 2009. Read more
Priority Group 8 Enrollment Relaxation Changes
VA eligibility rules changed on June 15, 2009, making it easier for more Veterans to enroll in VA’s health care system.
Helping 2 Advocate 2 Research 2 Respond 4 You Veteran Community Outreach Service (HARRY VCOS) is a not-for-profit public charitable organization founded in 2008. It became incorporated in 2008 and is comprised of veterans, family and friends. The organization was established by a dying (Vietnam War era Marine Corpsman who served in the Cuban Conflict) veteran along with his sister. The mission of HARRY VCOS is to provide a compassionate network that is responsive to the health, social, economic and well being of the veteran and their eligible family members.
HARRY VCOS goal is to identify the veterans who are underserved and provide free supportive services to the veteran and their eligible family members. North Carolina has a population of 772,000 veterans. The veterans’ physical, economical, social, educational life is intrinsically connected to their benefits. Peripherally, the veteran is faced with many challenges due to the inconsistencies of the existing VA system. These challenges have far too often led to heartaches, frustrations, drug/alcohol addiction, crime, broken homes, violence and unnecessary deaths.
HARRY VCOS provides a non-systematic avenue to identify the benefits available to foster a wholesome lifestyle by implementing a system or preferable method to ensure that delivery of benefits is fair, equitable and in a timely manner. We strive to reach for the untreated, underserved, and uninformed. We embrace them by empowering, encouraging and engaging them with the fundamental tools that will restore their confidence.
We respond to the veteran and their family with an expression of care, concern and compassion to the barriers of a system that is chaotic. Our advocacy, imparted by the veterans personal experiences, is the most crucial and significant action that we utilize to seek justice and address the issues that are prevailing in the lives of the veterans. Our advocacy is building a consistent model that encourages a mission-driven fellowship to affect a positive impact on what is needed in the now.
Our Goal is to;
Identify the veterans and their eligible family members who have been underserved, and empower them by; assisting with the filing of claims for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, advocating on their behalf , researching to help resolve issues, and responding to the veterans needs.