Thursday, April 25, 2024

New Wodonga veterans’ hub named after former Deputy PM

The latest addition to the Veterans’ and Families’ Hubs network has officially opened today in Wodonga, providing tailored services and support to the veteran community in regional Victoria.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Matt Keogh acknowledged the importance of the hubs in welcoming and supporting the whole veteran family.

“I am pleased to officially open the latest Veterans’ and Families’ Hub in Wodonga, the Tim Fischer AC Veterans and Families Hub, named after former Deputy Prime Minister and Vietnam veteran, the late Tim Fischer AC,” Minister Keogh said.

“Lead organisation for the Hub, RSL Victoria, has been working in partnership with other ex-service and community organisations and the Victorian Government to develop the hub.

“We want to ensure the services the hubs provide are targeted at what the community actually needs rather than taking a cookie cutter approach, the organisations providing services via the hub will support individual veterans as well as their families.”

“The local veteran community can access tailored services including those that support transition to civilian life, advocacy services and social connectedness, physical and mental health services, and a range of community activities, including volunteer and sporting opportunities.

“The Federal Budget includes $46.7 million to deliver 10 Veterans’ and Families’ hubs across the country to improve access to the specific services and supports that local veteran communities need and frankly deserve,” the Minister said.

For more information about the Veterans’ and Families’ Hubs, visit www.dva.gov.au/vfhubs.

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