VA Vet Centers Update10

Posted: March 15, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Congress established the Vet Center Program in 1979 out of recognition that a significant number of veterans were still experiencing readjustment problems. Vet Centers are community based and part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In April 1991, in response to the Persian Gulf War, Congress extended the eligibility to veterans who served during other periods of armed hostilities. These periods include:
 World War II
 Korea
 Vietnam
 Lebanon (25 Aug 82—26 Feb 84)
 Grenada (23 Oct 83—21 Nov 83)
 Panama (20 Dec 89—31 Jan 90)
 Persian Gulf (2 Aug 90—To Date of Presidential Proclamation Ending Operation Desert Storm)
 Somalia (17 Sep 92—To Date of Presidential Proclamation Ending Operation Restore Hope)
 Yugoslavia
 Bosnia
 Iraq
 Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

FREE Counseling at Your Local Vet Center
To locate the Vet Center nearest to you refer to http://www.veteranprograms.com/id234.html. The goal of the Vet Center program is to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach and referral services FREE of charge to eligible veterans in order to help them make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life. The Women Veterans Health Program Act of 1992 {Public Law 103-452} authorizes counseling for women veterans who have experienced acts of sexual violence or harassment while on active duty and the Women’s Health Extension Act of 1994 authorizes sexual trauma counseling for all veterans who experienced acts of sexual violence or harassment while serving in the military. In addition, he following are available upon request:
 Individual Counseling
 Group Counseling
 Marriage and Family Counseling
 Alcohol/Drug Counseling & Referral
 Community Education
 Liaison With VA Facilities
 Referral To Community Agencies
 Bereavement Counseling
[Source: http://www.veteranprograms.com/id234.html Feb 2011 +]

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