Ellsworth “Tony” Williams, President and CEO of Veterans Counseling Veterans Inc (VCV), has been honored with induction into the prestigious Florida Veterans Hall of Fame. The recognition acknowledges Williams' significant contributions to the state of Florida through his tireless efforts in the field of mental wellness and suicide prevention for veterans.
The Florida Veterans Hall of Fame is a distinguished institution that celebrates military veterans who have made exceptional post-military service contributions to the state of Florida in various areas, including civic engagement, business leadership, public service, and more. Williams' induction underscores his enduring commitment to the well-being of veterans and their families.
Ellsworth Williams, a proud son of a career Vietnam combat veteran, served in the Army for an impressive 24 years, holding roles both as an enlisted soldier and a commissioned officer. His extensive military background laid the foundation for his passion for supporting veterans and their families in their mental wellness journey.
Under Williams' leadership, Veterans Counseling Veterans Inc (VCV), a 501C3 nonprofit organization, has emerged as a beacon of hope for veterans facing mental health challenges. VCV's primary mission is to prevent veteran suicides through its Model of Teaching, Engagement, Advocacy, Mentoring, and Service (TEAMS).
VCV focuses on several critical areas, including suicide prevention, military sexual trauma, mental health support for families of veterans, women veterans' mental health, diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, mentorship, and referral services. The organization's unique approach, guided by the TEAMS model, has proven to be highly effective in reducing the risk of veteran suicides.
Ellsworth Williams' dedication to preventing veteran suicides has earned him this prestigious induction into the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame and led to the transformation of countless veterans' lives. His vision and leadership have created a ripple effect, inspiring individuals and groups to unite to support veterans and their families.
In response to this recognition, Williams humbly expressed his gratitude, stating, "I am deeply honored to be inducted into the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame. This recognition is a testament to the collective efforts of our team at Veterans Counseling Veterans and the unwavering support of our community. We believe that veterans and their families are obligated to help each other, and this spirit of unity drives our mission."
Williams' induction ceremony into the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame is scheduled for November 14, 2023, in Tallahassee, Florida. This event promises to be a significant moment not only for Ellsworth Williams but also for the entire veteran community and those committed to the cause of mental wellness and suicide prevention.
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Veterans Counseling Veterans Inc. is a respected 501C3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing veteran suicide by improving the mental wellness of Veterans with mental health disorders, military sexual assault survivors, and their families. Founded in April 2014, VCV employs a comprehensive Model of Teaching, Engagement, Advocacy, Mentoring, and Service (TEAMS) to achieve its vital mission.