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Soldiers’ Angels and Atlanta United supply food to Veterans at 3 Atlanta VA locations

Hosting Veteran food distributions in various locations is an example of the AVAHCS commitment to implementing solutions to addressing pervasive food security” says Dr. Anthony Cooper, AVAHCS, Chief, Center of Development and Civic Engagement.

Providing food for Veterans

Rosalyn L. Williams, AVAHCS named VISN 7 2022 Peer Specialist of the Year

“I started at the VA as an MSA. I spoke with Veterans and tried calming them down before they spoke with providers. I was going through therapy and later recommended to become a peer specialist,” said Rosalyn.

Williams

Veteran finds strength through sports and music at the Atlanta VA

After losing his wife of 55 years, one Veteran decided to take ownership of his health and wellbeing through music and sports. At 76, he is going strong with the help of his support groups.

Owen Rogers competing in the discus throw.

Smith garners NVGAG highest honor - Gangi Inspiration Award

Joe Smith fought through man adversities which paid off at the NVGAG. His hard work earned him the coveted George Gangi Inspiration Award.

Smith with Gangi Award

National Veterans Wheelchair Games are under way. AVAHCS sends 12 to compete.

Veterans who receive care at the AVAHCS are participating in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

Christopher Littlejohn shows how he took home the Bronze Medal in Bocce ball.

Atlanta holds June Veterans Town Hall Meeting

Director Ann Brown and staff led a Veterans' Town Hall to address concerns and questions.

AVAHCS Dr. Anthony Cooper receives The Warrior Alliance Veteran of the Year Award

Dr. Anthony Cooper, Chief, Center for Development and Civic Engagement (CDCE), received the Veteran of the Year Award for Greater Atlanta from The Warrior Alliance

Cooper at award ceremony

With VA’s help, a Veteran claims to have been transformed into a new person

Howard feels his position as a trainer allowed him to hide a personal secret. “I got to a point where I said, ‘I am done’,” he said. “Then there was a voice that told me to call the Crisis Hotline and that kind of got the ball rolling”.

Henry Howard

Dr. Maria Ribeiro to receive Unsung Heroine Award

Dr. Maria Ribeiro has been selected as a recipient of the Unsung Heroine Award as part of the Emory Women of Excellence Award, presented by the Center for Women at Emory and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Each year, an award ceremony celebrating those who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication to issues affecting women at Emory and in the larger community is held.

Dr. Maria Ribeiro

The Season of Giving

During the holiday season, the staff of the Atlanta VA Healthcare System continued to provide services and care to Veterans while also spreading cheer and joy with the gift of giving.

Our team has partnered with various community partners to provide holidays decorations to help fill our facilities with warmth and joy during this holiday season.