Pike County Veterans Affairs Office Relocates to Shohola Business Center

“The Veterans Affairs office is open at our new location, and we are ready to continue assisting Veterans and their families,” said Veterans Affairs Director, Jesiah Schrader.

Over recent months, the Pike County Veterans Affairs Office (VA) has been in the process of relocating. As of the first of this year, the office is fully operational in the new location at the Shohola Business Center, 835 Route 6, Unit 3, Shohola, PA 18458. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The new office is located next door to the Pike County Workforce Development Agency.

Two accredited Veterans Service Officers, Jesiah Schrader, Director; and Karen Olson, Deputy Director are available to assist the nearly 4,000 Pike County Veterans with navigating Veteran benefits processes. Services provided by the office include County Benefits, State Benefits, and Federal Benefits, including Real Estate Tax Exemption Programs, Pike County Veterans Discount Card, Cemetery Flags, Filing of Claims such as Disability, Service-Connected Deaths, Dependent and Indemnification, Pensions, VTA Grants, and Assistance with Homelessness.

“Our intent with the new facility at the Shohola Business Center is to create a Veterans Hub of information and resources within Pike County,” said Schrader.

“This past year, the VA Office has increased its service to the Veteran population by expanding upon the services it provides,” added Commissioner Osterberg. “With the recent growth of the office, this move will provide additional opportunities to support our Veterans.”

This transition would not have been possible without the help of the County Maintenance Team, as well as the generous donations from Stone Furniture in Scranton, and VetStock, a local Veteran non-profit organization.

The VA Office plans to hold a Grand Opening later this year to celebrate the successful relocation. Additional details will be provided as they become available.

“We look forward to welcoming Veterans to the new facility,” said Olson.

For additional information on the Pike County Veterans Affairs Office services, contact Jesiah Schrader and Karen Olson of Veterans Affairs at jschrader@pikepa.org or kolson@pikepa.org, or call (570) 296-3563 to schedule an appointment.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred so each client receives individualized attention.

Additional information can be found on the Pike County website, www.pikepa.org/va.

Photo ID: Left to right: David Weber, Stone Furniture; Commissioner Matthew Osterberg; Jesiah Schrader, Veterans Affairs Director; Joe Barth, VetStock Representative; and Karen Olson, Veterans Affairs Deputy Director.