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Social Work

About the Program

Social Work at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center is an integral part of health care. We help Veterans and their families with problems associated with the stress of an illness.

Social workers help Veterans find resources to meet their needs within the VA system and in their community such as —

  • Home Health Services
  • Legal Services
  • Transportation
  • Community Living

Services Offered

Social work offers counseling —

  • to Veterans with drug, alcohol and emotional problems
  • to help Veterans and their families understand and adjust to an illness or disability
  • to Veterans and family members who want to prepare advance directives and durable powers of attorney for health care or finances
  • to help Veterans and their families cope with terminal illness
  • to family members about legal issues such as commitment and guardianship

Counseling is conducted through —

  • one-on-one discussions
  • family conferences
  • group classes

Caregiver Support

Our Caregiver Support offers several programs to support caregivers of our Veterans. For more information contact Heather Cole-Lively, Caregiver Support Coordinator at (216) 791-3800 ext. 2145.

Former Prisoner of War Services

If you are a Former Prisoner of War, please contact:

Jeffrey M. Sedlak

Jeffrey M. Sedlak, LISW-S
Clinical Social Worker
Former Prisoner of War (FPOW) Advocate
Social Work Supervisor
Wade Park Acute & Ambulatory Care Program
(216) 791-3800 Ext. 5375


Contact Info


  • Building 6, second floor

Contact Number(s)

  • 877-838-8262
  • 216-791-3800

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm