Veteran's Resource Fair helps vets get in touch with vital services

Posted at 6:31 PM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 19:31:27-04

The sixth annual Veteran's Resource Fair filled the Clement J. Zablocki Veteran Affairs Medical Center's gymnasium Friday with over 30 different booths. 

U.S. Navy Veteran Marc Farmer, just went to the fair and says a crowded room is a good sign.  

"This facility, this area, they take care of their veterans. In the like most prestigious way," said Farmer. 

Army Veterans Willie Charles Martin and Jessica DeRosa agree with Farmer, getting to the fair and taking advantage of everything that's offered is important. 

Nadine McAlister-Agara, is also an army veteran, who was at the VA for a completely different reason. But she heard about the fair over the building's intercom and wanted to see what services were available to her and her family.   

"Groups that help a lot with mental health or just being bored of just needing to get out and you're disabled," said Nadine. 

Continuing to talk about the fair, she struggles to explain some of her favorite booths. 

"Social security has been... I have um... a stress disorder...trauma. So, yeah so...that was really good," said Nadine. 

Nadine is a survivor of Military Sexual Trauma or MST. She says while her strength is important, so is getting help.