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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.

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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.
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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.

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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). 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,

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

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Connect with Us

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