Minority Veteran care
VA Richmond health care works to increase local awareness of minority Veteran-related issues, to increase participation in VA benefits, and to ensure that we provide equitable benefits and services without barriers to access. Our care coordinator can help you find the resources you need.
Connect with a care coordinator
VA Minority Veterans Program
Minority Veteran Coordinators are here to assist you with benefits access and resources. Please feel free to contact Minority Veterans Program Coordinator Toni Jones, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or Alicia Witherspoon, Sunday through Thursday 12:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., at extensions 2056 or 2716.
Care we provide at VA Richmond
Our Minority Veterans Program serves all Veterans, including Black Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans, including American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Island Americans. We focus on:
- Management of the medical center in their efforts to address the needs of minority Veterans
- The needs of minority Veterans in the local community
- Identifying barriers and creating a more accessible environment for minority Veterans
- Informing Veterans of VA benefits, services, and programs
The Minority Veterans Program is dedicated to ensuring that all Veterans are aware of benefits, services, and programs offered by VA. The program is designed to act as a mediator and facilitator. We do not process claims, handle equal employment complaints, or employee related issues.