Battle Creek VA Medical Center seeks to promote the health, welfare, and dignity of LGBT Veterans and their families. We are committed to making sensitive and high quality health care accessible. Our policies and practices focus on ensuring a safe, welcoming, and affirmative environment of care for LGBT Veterans. Our employees receive training in clinically competent care that is responsive to the unique needs of LGBT Veterans.
As of March 2016, each VA facility has a local LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator (VCC) who is appointed by their facility leadership. The VCC is responsible for promoting best practices for serving LGBT Veterans and connecting LGBT Veterans to services.
Formed through the merger of the American Military Partner Association and OutServe-SLDN, the Modern Military Association of America is the nation’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to advancing fairness and equality for the LGBTQ military and veteran community. Through education, advocacy and support, we are making a real difference in the lives of LGBTQ servicemembers, military spouses, veterans and family members.
The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program works to help homeless or near homeless Veterans, both individuals and families, get access to housing and services. The program serves Veterans in Jackson, Lenawee, and Hillsdale counties. The goal of the program is to promote housing stability among very low-income Veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing