R.I. Veterans Home
Families Working Together to Improve Our Veterans Quality of Life
We, the relatives and friends of the veterans that reside at the Rhode Island Veterans Home, are solely dedicated to providing a formal vehicle for communication and information sharing between administration,
staff and family members/friends to best serve our loved ones.
"Families Supporting Families"
"Families Supporting Veterans"
A family council is a group of dedicated family members and friends working together with the facility to improve the quality of life for our loved ones. A family council is unique to each facility. The Rhode Island Veterans Home Family Council was formed in the year 2000 by a core group of family members. Previously, the facility provided a “family support” group run by the Home.
We believe that involvement in this Council helps families and friends resolve their feelings of helplessness and gives them the ability to bring about positive changes, not only for their relatives, but for all veterans.
What is a Family Council?
To protect and improve the quality of life for all veterans living in the Home
To empower families to have a voice in decisions which affect them and their loved ones, especially those residents who are unable to speak for themselves
To advocate and educate the community on the current needs of the veterans living in the Home and their family members
What is the purpose of a Family Council?
MEET ON THE
OF EVERY MONTH
AT 1:00 P.M.
EMAILED TO ALL
FAMILIES BY THE
R.I. VETERANS HOME
WHAT WE DO
Rhode Island Veterans Home Family Council
480 Metacom Avenue
Bristol, Rhode Island 02809
Chairman: Donna St. Angelo