Clean Heart Ministry introduces Veterans Outreach Program
By Kim Swindell Wood | April 26, 2018 9:45 am
Rotary Club of Sparta recently invited Clean Heart Christian Ministry to introduce their Veterans Outreach Program expected to roll out this year. The program is designed to assist veterans and their families with how to access Veterans Administration eBenefits and My Healthy Veteran, which is an online health record.
According to Military.com, “The VA program My HealtheVet is the gateway to veteran health benefits and services.”
eBenefits is a VA created “web portal that would provide service members, veterans, their families, and authorized caregivers with a single sign-on, central access point to clinical and benefits information.”
“CHCM is not a government affiliated organization,” said Bill Rabchenia, facilitator and board member. “Rather, it is a group of volunteer facilitators providing a location to assist veterans and their families navigate the VA healthcare system.”
A key objective of the program is to assist veterans with their basic computer skills to navigate the internet with VA eBenefits programs. The “multi-purpose” classroom enables facilitators to teach basic computer skills while providing a quiet, family-friendly environment and academic atmosphere.
“All CHCM programs and ministries are compliant to all HIPPA and PPI rules and regulations to protect those in the program,” Steve Colquitt, founder and facilitator, says. “All participating veterans will have access to all CHCM programs including parenting classes, baby needs, workbook classes for addictive behaviors, family recovery, and handling loss and grief.”
For more information about CHCM Veterans Outreach or other programs, contact the ministry at 17 E. Maple St., Sparta, TN 38583, (931) 837-5050. Veterans who have computer skills or resume writing experience or have a desire to help veterans, contact CHCM.
“An important part of the CHCM Veterans Outreach is ‘veterans helping veterans’ to understand and take advantage of benefits for which they are eligible,” Rabchenia said.