Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.
Attention A T users. To access the combo box on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Press the alt key and then the down arrow. 2. Use the up and down arrows to navigate this combo box. 3. Press enter on the item you wish to view. This will take you to the page listed.
Menu
Menu
Veterans Crisis Line Badge

Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiative

Pause1 Play1
How to Start a Veteran's Ministry

How to Start a Veterans Ministry

Want to help Veterans learn about the benefits they’ve earned?
VA’s Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiative (CFOI) can help you support those who served.

Download the Pocket Guide

Community Engagement

What is a Veteran-Friendly Community?
The Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB) Model enables Veteran advocates, service providers, Veterans and stakeholders to convene and have a voice in identifying their community goals and work to resolve issues at the local level to improve service delivery for Veterans, families, caregivers, and survivors.
Learn More>

VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention

Mission of the Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention

To Integrate surveillance with intervention development through research to inform the implementation of effective Veteran suicide prevention strategies.

Learn More>

Eligibility Determination

Pre-Need Burial Eligibility Determination


Now offering Veterans and family members eligibility determinations for burial in a VA national cemetery. Plan in advance and ease the burden on your loved ones.

Learn more »

 

Veteran's Day Message

Welcome Message

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiative (CFOI) is an office located in the Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs (OPIA).  The CFOI was initially established on June 1, 2004 by Executive Order 13342 and most recently re-established on May 3, 2018 by Executive Order 13831. 

Our Center for Faith participates in numerous outreach events nationwide to partner with organizations that serve our nation’s Veterans. During partnership events, we bring a broad spectrum of VA resources and information through breakout sessions that include Veteran E-Benefits, survivors assistance, Veteran homelessness, opioid epidemic, and suicide prevention training by a trained VA Suicide Prevention Coordinator (SPC). We need your organizations assistance to reach the 24.4 million Veterans across the country by partnering with us to host an event, through volunteering, coordinating clergy specific suicide prevention training, or learning how to establish a Veterans welcome center/ministry. 

Reach out to us to develop a partnership at VACFOI@va.gov. VA CFOI wants to hear about all the good work and stories your organization is doing in the community to support Veterans and their families. Additionally, we welcome the opportunity for your organization to be featured on our webpage. Also, please subscribe to our webpage to start receiving VA CFOI News and Updates.

Respectfully,

Conrad Washington
Director 
VA Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiative (CFOI)


Connect with Us

  • Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiative (CFOI)
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    810 Vermont Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20420
    Phone:  202-461-7689
    Email:  VACFOI@va.gov