So here is something I am taking on: I joined the Tampa Veterans Advocacy Council. I was briefly involved with it 6 years ago but I stop going to the meetings, however recently I decided that I would join and see what good I can.
I am going to focus on three areas: first build the organization, the VAC is lacking in membership. The second one is doing their social media outreach. I have already started up a Facebook account and will set up a twitter soon. I really want to get vets and the public involved in this. Thirdly, I will work with veterans, try to be there for them. I also want to bring attention to Moral Injury and how the VA will address it. There are other issues I want to give my attention. Peer to Peer counseling and the changes I feel need to be made.
Here are the Goals of the VAC:
1. TO BUILD A WORKING ALLIANCE BETWEEN VETERANS, STAFF, ADMINISTRATION, FAMILY, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS ( COMMUNITY PARTNERS ) TO ENSURE THE DELIVERY OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AT JAHVH ( INCLUDING ASSOCIATED CLINICS AND COMMUNITY BASED OUTPATIENT CLINICS ).