Social Work - Chillicothe VA Medical Center
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Social Work

About the Program

Social Work at Chillicothe 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

Social Work manages or co-manages several programs, including:

  • Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Program
  • Community Residential Care
  • Former Prisoners of War Program (FPOW)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) Program
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) Seamless Transition Program

Former Prisoner of War Services

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

Jeff Montgomery, Former Prisoner of War Advocate

Jeff Montgomery, LISW-S, BCD

Former Prisoner of War (FPOW) Advocate

740-773-1141, x6345

Key Staff Members

  • Sherri Goudy, LISW-S, Social Work Executive, (740) 773-1141 ext. 7832
  • Elizabeth Bellman, LISW-S, Divison Manager, Housing & Community Reintegration, (740) 773-1141 ext. 6888
  • Elizabeth Wickham, LISW-S, Caregiver Support Coordinator, (740) 773-1141 ext. 7906 
  • Lindsay Jeffers, LISW-S, Inpatient Medicine & Extended Care Social Work Supervisor, (740) 773-1141 ext. 7618 
  • Rochelle Harwell, LISW-S, CRC/MHICM Program Manager, (740) 773-1141 ext. 7458
  • Tisha Hardin, LISW-S, Veterans Justice Outreach Social Worker (VJO), (740) 773-1141 ext. 6981
  • Jeff Montgomery, LISW-S, PACT/CBOC SW Supervisor & Former POW Advocate, (740) 773-1141 ext. 6345
  • Amy Jones, MSN, MHA, Homeless Program Supervisor, (740) 773-1141 ext. 7705
  • Patrina Lee, LISW-S, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, (740) 773-1141 ext. 6704
  • Deborah Crabtree,  Transition Care Management Team, Program Manager, (740) 773-1141 ext. 6075
  • Angela Banks-Mason, LISW-S Women's Health Social Work and Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Coordinator, (740) 773-1141 ext. 6310

Contact Info


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Contact Number(s)

  • 740-773-1141 Ext. 7266
  • 800-358-8262

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm