Vet Center to be at Macon’s homeless resource fair

Veterans who are living on the street, their families and others struggling with post-duty issues are encouraged to come to Central City Park on Friday.

The Macon-Bibb Economic Opportunity Council is hosting the Johnny Fambro Memorial Homeless Resource Country Fair in memory of the community advocate who died last year.

From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Vet Center experts also will be on hand to direct veterans to various services available to those having readjustment issues or problems related to their duty.

Workers from the center can help with transitional needs and connect veterans with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Motivational speakers, free health screenings, various activities and haircuts will be available in the park in support of the Macon Coalition to End Homelessness.

Veterans who need services should bring a copy of their Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. The DD-214 form will help determine eligibility for services.

Vet Centers provide a range of outreach and referral services to combat veterans and their families. Individual and group counseling is available for post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol and drug assessments, and suicide prevention.

All of the services are confidential and at no charge.

The Mobile Vet Center also will be open for tours at Central City Park during the event.

The RV-type vehicle has confidential counseling space and an updated communication system.

To contact writer Liz Fabian, call 744-4303.