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A group of people sitting in a large room eating Thanksgiving dinnerVoluntary Service puts the thanks in Thanksgiving
For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect while breaking bread with family. For some Kerrville inpatients, that is not possible so Voluntary Services changes that. Something they have done since 1999
An image of the Golf Tourney banner with spoonsors names on itGolfers hit the fairways for Fisher House
Almost 200 golfers hit the links at two golf courses in Boerne, Texas to raise money for the Fisher House. In 2019, they set the highest mark ever, at $63,388.50 raised. The funds support Fisher House programs.
A group of people are visiting employers at their info tablesSTX VA holds inaugural hiring summit for Veterans
The South Texas VA CWT program held its first hiring summit to assist local Veterans with their job search. Over 100 Vets strolled through the summit visiting nearly 50 employers representing a variety of industries.
A group of people are sitting around in a room.STX VA looks upstream for suicide prevention
The South Texas Veterans community began meeting in an effort to come up with solutions to combat the suicide epidemic. The monthly meeting brought in veteran service organizations, veterans, and community providers.
A group of people sitting around a table looking at a large screen.South Texas VA Nursing holds first tele-Town Hall
The South Texas VA Nursing Service held its first-ever tele town hall September 19. Using telephone systems enabled the service to reach the 1500 staff members and update them on the service's latest initiatives.
A group of people in a crowd sitting and listening to a speaker on a stageVBA Regional Outreach Event held in San Antonio
On 30 August, dozens of Veterans Affairs and stakeholders came together in San Antonio for the VBA outreach event. The host of the event was the Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Office in Houston, Texas.
A large room filled with summit attendees listens to Veteran testimonials.South Texas VA hosts 2019 Mental Health Summit
On August 8, the South Texas VA hosted the 2019 Community Mental Health Summit on the St. Phillips College campus. Over 150 mental health providers, VA staff and Veterans attended.
A man and a girl are standing in front of a building with an oversized check.Veteran's daughter becomes youngest fundraiser
Danielle Resendez took part of her summer break to run a lemonade stand and help raise money in support of the local South Texas VA Fisher House. She raised $750 in one weekend.
A group of several people standing with shovels for a groundbreaking ceremonySTVHCS breaks ground on NW Health Care Center
On July 12, over 100 people attended the groundbreaking for the new San Antonio Northwest Health Care Center. The new facility, part o STVHCS, is slated to open in 2021 to meet the healthcare needs of local veterans.
A woman is presenting a quilt to a man laying in a hospital bed.They are brothers in arms, and in hearts
South Texas VA engineering employees, David Tolliver and Daniel Janson Jr., raced to the room of Mario Medina when they found out he had been admitted as an inpatient. They have known Mario for 25 years.

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