The Superior Health Foundation is focusing its Giving Tuesday efforts this year on raising funding for the Michigan Veteran Homes D.J. Jacobetti in Marquette and the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
The Michigan Veteran Homes D.J. Jacobetti has a Life Enrichment Fund. This fund is used to improve the quality of life for veteran members through experiences, community outings, therapeutic programming, purchase of tickets for outside events such as sporting events, movie tickets and other life- enriching activities.
Meanwhile, the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain offers a E-Range Program that provides specialized teams of social workers and trained staff who travel and connect to our veterans across the catchment area to support those with severe mental health issues. The team helps establish links to VA medical services and coordinate VA and local community care for the veteran while creating opportunities for veterans to connect with each other to support recovery and socialization.
Funds raised will support outreach events and activities for these high-risk veterans, allowing them the opportunity to interact with other veterans and acclimate to social settings with staff coordination.
“We have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for our esteemed veterans in the Upper Peninsula,” said Jim LaJoie, executive director of the Superior Health Foundation in Marquette. “Our veterans fought bravely to defend our country, so this is our way of helping raise much-needed funds to replenish the Life Enrichment Fund and the E-Range Program.”