Visiting Veterans Corps

Program Description

The Visiting Veteran Corps is a community-based program that provides visitors, who are former military themselves, to elderly and disabled veterans in Rhode Island. Visiting Veterans offer support and friendship through face-to-face visits and phone calls, keeping veterans connected to their communities and easing the isolation veterans might feel. The Visiting Veteran Corps is a branch of the Diocese of Providence Neighborhood Friendly Visitor Program.

Services

  • Visiting Veterans may visit in person or talk by phone. When visiting in person, veterans might want to reminisce, play a game, or work on crafts. Visiting Veterans may also provide help writing letters or reading mail.

Eligibility

  • To be eligible for visits from a Visiting Veteran, an individual must have served in the military and live in Rhode Island.
  • To become a Visiting Veteran, an individual must have served in the military, supply personal references, pass a background check, and complete volunteer training through the Diocese of Providence Neighborhood Friendly Visitor Program.
  • There are no income requirements or fees associated with this program.
  • Eligibility does not depend on length or place of military service or religious affiliation.

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Contact Info

401-421-7833 x 209
One Cathedral Square
Providence, Rhode Island 02903

About Diocese of Providence

The Diocese of Providence is a geographic delineation for a community of hundreds of thousands of Roman Catholics. In 2011, Diocesan outreach programs served more than 325,375 individuals in Rhode Island through its various hospitals ... MORE