Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center staff members across the region (Biloxi, Miss., Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Okaloosa County, and Bay County, Fla.) along with their Mobile Vet Center outreach vehicle, will offer free readjustment counseling services to interested Veterans and active duty service members in the following counties during the month of September:
Sept. 3: Crenshaw County, Ala.; Crenshaw County Courthouse, 29 South Glenwood Ave., Luverne, Ala., 36049
Sept. 4: Coffee County, Ala.; Enterprise Chamber of Commerce, 553 Glover Ave., Enterprise, Ala., 36330
Sept. 5: Butler County, Ala.; 201 South Conecuh St., Suite 102, Greenville, Ala., 36037
Sept. 18: Dale County, Ala.; Walmart Supercenter, 1537 Highway 231 South, Ozark, Ala., 32360
The events will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is part of the Vet Centers’ VA2VETS ongoing outreach campaign.
Other helpful information about Vet Centers:
Effective immediately, active duty service members who served in a combat or war zone will be able to get counseling at Vet Centers. The services offered include:
• Individual, group, and family readjustment counseling to assist active duty service members in making a successful transition from combat, to garrison, or civilian life.
• Post-traumatic stress disorder treatment and help with other related problems that affect functioning within the family, work, school or other areas of everyday life.
• Military sexual trauma counseling for active duty service members of both genders.
Service members will be required to provide documentation by their third visit indicating they have served in a combat or war zone to continue counseling. A copy of one of the following documents will meet this requirement: deployment demobilization order, enlisted record brief, officer record brief, or an award citation indicating service member served in a combat zone. These services are also available to family members of active duty combat service members, as well as any combat Veteran.
Vet Center staff respects the privacy of all clients, and holds client information in strict confidence. No information will be communicated to any person or agency without written consent except in necessary circumstances to avert a crisis.
For more information on Vet Center services or hours in the Gulf Coast region, please call the Vet Center in your area:
Biloxi Vet Center – 228-388-9938
Mobile Vet Center – 251-478-5906
Pensacola Vet Center -- 850-456-5886
Okaloosa County Vet Center – 850-651-1000
Bay County Vet Center – 850-522-6102
Learn more about VA Vet Centers here: www.vetcenter.va.gov. Veterans can speak confidentially with a Vet Center counselor at any time by calling 1-877-WAR-VETS (877-927-8387).