STAMFORD -- Come this fall, a new resource center for veterans will open in Stamford and Mayor David Martin has announced who will lead it.
Martin appointed Citizen's Service Supervisor Frank Fedeli to run the newly established Veterans' Resource Center, which will be located in the Stamford Government Center.
Until the office opens, Martin says Fedeli will serve as the veterans' service contact person for the city, and assist local veterans in gaining access and information to services.
“We have a dedicated community of veterans here in Stamford, who served with distinction in order to protect us and the freedoms we have come to enjoy.
All too often, they find themselves unable to secure the support they need and deserve. The Veterans’ Resource Center will help address this problem by providing veterans with a local contact who can help them obtain access to public and private resources,” said Mayor Martin.
The Mayor's office says the resource center will work in conjunction with local veterans organizations. It will serve as a resource to veterans on issues relating to reemployment, rehabilitation, education, adjustment to peacetime living and other issues of concern.
The resource center will cooperate with national, state, local and private agencies in securing services and benefits to which a veteran or his or her dependents may be entitled. It will also encourage and coordinate veterans' vocational training services.
The city is encouraging local veterans to contact Frank Fedeli at (203) 977-5858 or firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries before the office opens.