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VA Partnerships Showcase

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On November 18, 2014, VA will host three Google+ Hangouts.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is hosting another “Partnerships Showcase” on Tuesday, November 18, 2014.  This event will showcase three public-private partnership (P3) presentations on ways the Department is working to reduce and address homelessness among our Veterans and their families.  Ms. Sandy Beahm, Coordinator of the Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Program at VA Butler Healthcare, and Mr. Anthony Love, Director of Community Engagement for VHA Homeless Programs are VA subject matter experts who will highlight successful non-monetary P3s between the VA and a non-governmental organization (NGO).

Through this presentation-style set up, Sandy and Anthony will provide in-depth elemental information on key components to the P3, while leaving time for general Q&A at the end.  While VA will not necessarily be offering P3 opportunities during this Google Hangout, the event will provide NGO representatives with the opportunity to learn about key elements to some of VA’s successful P3s and the formula for a model that is both scalable and replicable.


Google+ Hangout Schedule

  • 12:00 P.M. EST: Providing a safe and secure environment for Veterans
    • In this showcase, Ms. Sandy Beahm will discuss a partnership at VA Butler Healthcare in Pennsylvania that seeks to provide a safe, secure, and restorative environment for our Veterans.  This partnership, which is localized in Western and Central, Pennsylvania, provides quick placement to a safe and stable living environment while facilitating access to VA and community services for long range solutions.
  • 1:30 P.M. EST: VHA Homeless Programs
    • Mr. Anthony Love will highlight a partnership that was established in 2012 that he currently maintains in the VHA Homeless Programs Office.  This national organization helps Veterans in expediting the move into housing while also serving to fill that critical transitional gap.  Anthony will walk through the chronology of the partnership from the initiation, to how it was formalized, to current day.
  • 3:00 P.M. EST: Working together to end Veteran homelessness
    • This showcase will feature Mr. Anthony Love as he explains the details of a VA partnership with a local non-governmental organization (NGO) in Philadelphia that serves homeless Veterans.  This NGO, also a grant recipient, provides services to Veterans who are chronically homeless and/or are experiencing mental health issues.  The VA and NGO partner to implement a shared outreach initiative to identify these Veterans with special needs.



Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sandy Beahm

Sandy Beahm

Ms. Sandy Beahm LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and acting Coordinator of the Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program at VA Butler Healthcare.  Ms. Beahm also coordinates the community residential homeless programs.  She has worked for the VA since 1991 in various capacities. 

Director of Community Engagement

Anthony Love

Anthony Love

Anthony Love serves as the Director of Community Engagement for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Healthcare Administration, Homeless Programs.

Special Assistant to the Secretary for Public-Private Partnerships

Douglas B. Carmon

Douglas B. Carmon

Mr. Carmon was appointed as the first-ever Special Assistant to the Secretary on Public-Private Partnerships for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on July 20, 2009. He is responsible for exploring, facilitating, and stewarding relationships between VA and non-governmental organizations.

Acting Director, VHA Office of Community Engagement

Lelia Jackson

Lelia Jackson

Lelia Jackson retired from the U. S. Marine Corps after 20 years of active service. She began her VA career in the VA Office of Policy and Planning. Lelia is very active in the Women Marines Association, the Montford Point Marines Association, and several other community organizations.


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