Rural and small-town Veterans, in particular, have limited choices for healthcare. This training is meant to mitigate that problem. Members of the clergy, and their houses of worship, can serve as important contact points for Veterans in a community. As health/mental health providers, Veteran support organizers, or as Veterans you can make a difference in the lives of Veterans looking for community resources, or who don’t realize the resources available in their community.

The Veteran’s Administration (VA) National Chaplain Center, the VA Office of Rural Health, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Federal Bureau of Chaplains, the West Virginia/Western MD Synod of the ELCA, the Garrett College of Continuing Education, and many others join together to offer a Rural Clergy Training Program (RCTP) training event on May 24-25, 2016 at Garrett College in McHenry, MD. All faith backgrounds are invited.

Use the following link to learn more and to register for this chance to help veterans in need: