As of July 1, 2017, the Thomaston Veteran's Affairs Office was officially closed. Thomaston, along with the towns of Bristol, Plymouth, Wolcott, Plainville, Burlington, and Harwinton, is now working in collaboration with the Veteran's Strong Community Center in Bristol. The Center is a regional information and resource center for all veterans, service members and military families, regardless of branch or component of service, or status of discharge.
The knowledgeable staff will help identify what services may be available to you and then connect you with the resources. The VSCC is a former USAR program that now operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Some of the areas the VSCC can assist in include, but are not limited to, applying for Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' fund assistance, helping obtain employment, finding emergency financial assistance, obtaining information for Post 9/11 GI bill for college education, speaking at local groups for general information, learning about other benefits and services, requesting DD214 (discharge papers).
For more information, like hours of operation, updates on specific programs and services and upcoming events, visit VSCC on Facebook and follow them on Instagram and Twitter @VSCCBristolCT. You can email VSCC at email@example.com or call 860-584-6258/6257. The website is www.vetstronginc.org.
Veterans Strong Community Center
111 North Main Street (Bristol City Hall)
Bristol, CT 06010
Veteran's Assistance Specialist
Phone: (860) 584-6258