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How to start a Veteren's Ministry?

posted on January 14

VA Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiative (CFOI) partners with faith based and community organizations (FBCOs) nationwide to assist our Veterans, their families and beneficiaries.  Below is a quick illustration of our collaborative events and attached is our “fact sheet” as well as our Veteran ministry guide. 


VA Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiative (CFOI:



The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiative (CFOI) is an office located in Washington DC.  Our mission is to engage, educate and inform faith-based, community, and non-profit organizations about the VA tools and resources that will equip them to better serve the Veterans, their families, survivors, caregivers, and other beneficiaries within their congregations/organizations



Connect faith-based and community organizations (FBCOs) with VA program and services to promote hope, help and resilience for Veterans experiencing mental health concerns and/or conditions to reach the 20 million Veterans nationwide by:


See attached flyers for more helpful information. 
  • Partnering with organizations to host outreach events that serve our Veterans, their families, and beneficiaries
    • Breakout sessions
      • Suicide prevention training by a trained VA suicide prevention coordinator (SPC)
      • Veteran Benefits
      • Veteran homelessness,
      • Opioid epidemic
      • Survivors assistance
      • And much more!
  • Starting or partnering with VA CFOI for a Veterans ministry/Welcome center sign-up
  • Strengthen FBCO partnership through:
    • Coordinating clergy specific suicide prevention training,
    • Volunteering