Veterans’ Services Consolidated with DHHS
Dare County is home to a number of brave service members who protected and defended our great country, and has had a Veterans Services Officer available to serve veterans and their families. In an effort to best serve Dare County’s veterans, Veterans’ Services has joined the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services. The move allows the Veterans Services Officer to partner with other units in public health and social services, specifically adult services.
Director of Health & Human Services, Jay Burrus said, “We are pleased to add Veterans’ Services to our department. It was a common sense approach to further support consolidation. This change and the colocating of social and veterans’ services will allow our staff to work in unison to best support the needs of Dare County’s veterans.”
The Veterans Services Officer is available to provide information and assist veterans and their families with connecting to resources and services like: disability benefits, dependent and survivor benefits, hospital and medical care, burial benefits, education and training, vocational rehabilitation, home loans and linking to State of North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs. The Dare County Veterans Service Office is available to help access these additional resources and services.Patty O’Sullivan serves as Veterans’ Affairs Officer with the Veterans’ Services Division. Veterans and their families are encouraged to contact the Veterans Services Officer to schedule an appointment at the new location at 107 Exeter Street in Manteo. For more information, visit www.darenc.com/vets or to make an appointment, call 252.475.5604 or email email@example.com.