There is freedom to sit and chat with other veterans, receive help and resources and make new friends.
The Gwinnett Veterans Resource Center was established from the ashes of one man’s crisis; a veteran who lost his home after returning from multiple deployments and struggled to find support and assistance. Through this experience, retired Army Staff Sergeant Danny Pagan became passionate in helping to meet the needs of his fellow veterans. In the fall of 2013, at a local town hall meeting, he told his story and requested a one-stop shop for veteran resources. The Gwinnett Coalition then partnered with Gwinnett County officials to open the doors to the first Veterans Resource Center in the heart of downtown Lawrenceville, with retired Staff Sergeant Pagan leading the mission. Since its opening, thousands of Gwinnett County veterans and their families have been served.
The Gwinnett Veterans Resource Center (GVRC) is a program of the Gwinnett Coalition and is entirely staffed by volunteers – both veterans and civilians. Hundreds of hours are donated each month to provide many invaluable services to our Gwinnett County veterans.
A special VetCorps committee supports the mission and the heart of the GVRC. This active group is made up of veterans, agency providers and organizations committed to the wellbeing of our Gwinnett County veterans. They meet monthly at 9 am on the 4th Friday of each month at the GVRC in downtown Lawrenceville to tackle important issues. Together, they are making a difference in the lives of Gwinnett County veterans and their families.