GWINNETT COUNTY—TOA space where veterans and their families can find local, state and federal services in one place is now open in Gwinnett County.
Commissioners, veterans and community leaders cut the ribbon to the Veteran and Family Services office in Lawrenceville on Oct. 10. The project streamlines access to resources such as food, transportation, workforce development, housing and childcare.
The renovation of the office was funded by the American Rescue Plan Act.
“This is a proud day for the board and great example of how the County uses federal funding to implement innovative solutions to challenges we face as a community,” said Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson. “We are honored to serve our veterans, who sacrificed so much to serve our country.”
Retired Lt. Col. and District 3 Commissioner Jasper Watkins spearheaded the project, alongside County staff and partner organizations from around the community including Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 90.
“As a veteran myself, I understand that navigating veterans’ resources can be time-consuming, complicated and frustrating,” Watkins said. “The goal of this office is to connect our veterans and their families with what they need – free of charge.”
The Veteran and Family Services office is located inside the Gwinnett Senior Services Center on Swanson Drive. A OneStop 4 Help community navigator will be onsite to assist veterans and their families Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Gwinnett County New Vet Office