Jesse Brown Hosts Town Hall Focused on LGBTQ Veteran Health Care

Updated 6/18/2021 9:05 AM

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center will host a Veteran town hall on Thursday, June 24 at 2:30 p.m. The topic of this town hall event will be health issues and health care services for LGBT Veterans.

The town hall will be a virtual event. To participate, Veterans can call 833-380-0741 to participate by phone or visit The town hall will also be streamed live on the Jesse Brown Facebook page at


"This town hall event is a great opportunity for Veterans of the LGBTQ community to learn about resources and support available to them," said Becky Powers, social worker and LGBTQ Veteran Care coordinator at Jesse Brown.

This town hall is open to the public. Veterans do not have to be current patients of Jesse Brown to participate in the event. The livestream will also have closed captions available.

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center serves all Veterans who are eligible for health care regardless of their sexual orientation or identity. Visit for contact information, information about LGBT health care services at Jesse Brown, and a calendar of VA PRIDE Month events.

About the Jesse Brown VA: Jesse Brown VAMC is located near downtown Chicago in the Illinois Medical District. It is a 220-bed acute care facility and operates four community-based outpatient clinics in Auburn Gresham, Lakeside, Chicago Heights, and Crown Point, Indiana. Jesse Brown VAMC provides care to approximately 62,000 enrolled Veterans who reside in the city of Chicago, Cook County and six counties in northwestern Indiana.