The Platoon Veteran Services Center will serve as a best-in-class transitional support for our warfighters and their families throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. This facility is located in Frederick, Maryland and will provide a comprehensive resource serving the Veteran community. With more than 400,000 Veterans living in the state of Maryland and 100,000 Veterans living in Frederick and the immediate surrounding areas, the need is clear. Platoon 22 and Goodwill partnered to be a part of serving those that served this nation as they overcome obstacles to reach their fullest potential.
The center will be home to more than a dozen staff and strategic partners, all committed to eliminating the oftentimes frustrating bureaucracy that is a barrier to the Veteran and their family in receiving their much-deserved, hard-earned benefits. Through classes, counseling, and benefits navigation Warriors and their families will receive the support they need to ensure a smooth and rewarding transition into civilian life. Among these services, the center will assist individuals in obtaining and maintaining meaningful employment.
A significant amount of focus will go toward intervention and support to Veterans and their families who require mental health services, who are looking for a peer support network, and want to participate in recreational activities. Every day in America, roughly 22 Veterans die by suicide. The center will raise awareness for the suicide epidemic among Veterans with the hopes to one day eliminate this crisis.