Veterans Multi-Service Center Philadelphia

What Does Hero Mean?

 

Since 1980, VMC has served those who preserve our freedom, our heroes, our veterans.
In 2015, they were at the forefront of ending veteran homelessness in the city of Philadelphia, placing hundreds of local heroes in housing and effectively achieving this goal last December.

Now, more than ever, they are focused on expanding sustainability measures to perpetuate our current success. The only non-profit agency in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas that provides a comprehensive resource center available to all Veterans in need, we offer meals six days a week and services like job training and placement, benefits analysis, ongoing case management, Women Veteran programming, and a multitude of other resources to educate, inspire, and empower Veterans during their transition.

About Veterans Multi-Service Center Philadelphia

Since 1980, Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC) Philadelphia has served those in the area who help preserve our freedom and each year helps more than 3,500 local veterans through their transition back to civilian life. As the only non-profit agency in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas that provides a comprehensive resource center available to all veterans in need, VMC offer meals six days a week as well as services like job training and placement, benefits analysis, ongoing case management, Women Veteran programming, and a multitude of other resources to educate, inspire, and empower Veterans during their transition. Find out more at http://www.vmcenter.org/.

Our Story:

Each year, we help more than 3,500 local veterans through this transition, one of which was US Marine and Drexel Hill native, Jim Davie.

After sustaining physical and psychological wounds of war, including traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder, Jim honorably discharged in 2004, but needed assistance navigating his benefits and discovering his new path as a civilian.

A VMC Veteran Service Officer met one-on-one with Jim to identify his needs, connect him to psychiatric assistance, help with the claims process, and discuss what comes next.

We helped Jim utilize educational benefits to complete classes in business management at Drexel University, ultimately propelling him forward to start his own construction business. Today, he is the successful President and CEO of his own company, JD Bravo Company.

Inspired by the assistance and warmth he received at the VMC, Jim continues to volunteer to serve his fellow Veterans as an integral member on the VMC Board of Directors where he assists with VMC employment programs to help other Veterans achieve personal success.