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The Mission of the National Chaplain Center is to empower Department of Veterans Affairs Chaplains in the achievement of excellence in meeting the Spiritual Healthcare needs of Veterans.


VA Community Clergy Training Program and Veteran Experience Office partnership featured in VAntage Point blog

Read about how the Community Clergy Training Program (CCTP) and Veteran Experience Office (VEO) are working together to build a strong support network for Veterans in rural communities.

VAntage Point: Official Blog of the Department of Veterans Affairs
VA working with community clergy to support rural Veterans - Free training for clergy

Photo image from VAntage Point blog post about community clergy training

VA Community Clergy Training Program (CCTP)

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The National VA Chaplain Center and VA Office of Rural Health (ORH) established the Community Clergy Training Program (CCTP) to educate rural faith communities to better identify and support rural Veterans with reintegration challenges. Through this ORH Enterprise-wide Initiative, clergy members, lay leaders, chaplains, and others can gain the knowledge and tools to become a refuge, resource, and referral point for Veterans and improve their access to care.

Watch the video* about CCTP training events held with clergy in central westeran Massachusetts in the Fall of 2017, and learn more about partnering with us with us to bring this program to your rural community.

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Visit the Community Clergy Training Program web page to learn more about this program.