Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiative
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.
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.
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.
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). Our mission is to engage, educate and inform faith-based, community, and non-profit organizations about the VA tools and resources that will equip them to better serve the Veterans, their families, survivors, caregivers, and other beneficiaries within their organizations
The Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiative was established on June 1, 2004, by Executive Order 13342 and we are excited to celebrate our ongoing impact on the Veteran community! We need your organizations help to make every year a success by assisting us to reach the 24.4 million Veterans across the country.
We do this by:
- Partnering with organizations to host outreach events that serve our Veterans, their families, and beneficiaries through breakout sessions on Veteran Benefits, survivors assistance, Veteran homelessness, opioid epidemic, and suicide prevention training by a trained VA suicide prevention coordinator (SPC), to name a few
- Providing faith-based and community organizations (FBCOs) with tools and resources about VA programs and services.
- Strengthen FBCO partnership through volunteering, coordinating clergy specific suicide prevention training, and establishing a Veterans welcome center/ministry
VA CFOI wants to hear about all the good work and stories your organization is doing in the community to support Veterans to be featured on our webpage. Also, please subscribe to our webpage to start receiving VA CFOI news and upcoming events. Respectfully,
VA Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiative (CFOI)
November 1st, 2018: "Day of Prayer and Reflection"
VA Central Office, VACO, Sonny Montgomery Conference Center, Rm #230,
810 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington, DC
November 3rd, 2018: "CFOI and Salvation Armey, West LA Outreach Event"
Salvation Army Bell Shelter, 55600 Rickenbacker Road, Bldg. 2a, Bell Gardens,
November 5th, 2018:"Clergy Training on Suicide Prevention"
Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, 209 Joralemon Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11201
November 8th, 2018: "Dallas (Job Fair/Outreach Event)"
Gilley's Dallas, 1135 Lamar Street, Dallas, TX 75215. To learn more about this
event and to register: https://vasession.eventbrite.com
November 11th, 2018: "Veteran Appreaciation Day"
Clarendon Road Church, 3304 Clarendon Road, Brooklyn, NY 11203
November 14th, 2018: "CFOI and Volunteers of America Outreach Event"
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrance, Miami, FL 33137