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Vet Center helping to redefine “I’m fine”

Navy Vietnam Veteran Harry Collins always believed he was fine. He stuck to his daily routines and went to work, leading an outwardly normal life. But his "I'm fine" routine never included how to manage his thoughts and emotions following his war time service. 

By |July 15th, 2021|Vet Centers|2 Comments

VA deploys Mobile Vet Center to Surfside community following condo collapse

VA has deployed a Mobile Vet Center to Surfside, Florida, to support individuals impacted by the events of the Champlain Towers South condo collapse. The Mobile Vet Center will provide free, easily accessible mental health resources and counseling to individuals in crisis.

By |June 30th, 2021|Disaster Response, Top Stories, Vet Centers|Comments Off on VA deploys Mobile Vet Center to Surfside community following condo collapse

VA deploys Mobile Vet Centers to Capitol Grounds

Today, VA announced the deployment of two Mobile Vet Centers to the Capitol Grounds to ensure that those impacted by the events of January 6th can access support and mental health resources needed during this critical time. The two Mobile Vet Centers will provide free, easily accessible mental health resources and counseling to the U.S. Capitol Police, members of the National Guard, and any Congressional staff in crisis.

By |February 2nd, 2021|Disaster Response, Mental Health|3 Comments

Billings Vet Center welcomes Vietnam Veterans home with Quilts of Valor

Mary B. Walter became an official volunteer at the Billing (MT) Vet Center a day after she formally retired as the Vet Center’s office manager. Walter is a Veteran herself, married to a Vietnam Veteran, and she’s made supporting Veterans her life’s work. As she became involved with her local Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF), she quickly understood why creating quilts for Veterans, especially Vietnam [...]

By |August 10th, 2020|Honoring Vets, Vet Centers, VSO / Partners|1 Comment

VA deploys Mobile Vet Center units to increase outreach during COVID-19 outbreak

VA began deploying Mobile Vet Center units the week of March 16 to expand Veteran outreach in communities affected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By |March 30th, 2020|Coronavirus, News Releases, Top Stories|4 Comments

Veterans find assistance, camaraderie at Vet Centers

At rows of tables in a packed community center, nearly five dozen Veterans smiled and swapped stories over a potluck meal. The Veterans spanned generations, from Vietnam, Cold War, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. Donning Veteran ball caps and jackets with their spouses nearby, the group swelled to about 100. After the meal, hands shot up during a drawing. Shouts of “BINGO!” during the raffle brought laughs from the crowd. As Veterans heard their winning ticket called, Fayetteville Vet Center staff brought prizes to smiling Veterans. After the raffle, there were pats on the back and talking with old friends and meeting new ones. Two Veterans donning Marine Corps hats came together to talk for the first time, asking the other what unit the Marine served in. This scene from the annual Christmas luncheon put on by the Fayetteville Vet Center Dec. 13 is typical of the camaraderie Veterans experience when they engage with any center, said Ed Clark from the Fayetteville Vet Center in North Carolina.

By |December 17th, 2019|Health, Mental Health, Top Stories, Vet Centers|9 Comments

Veteran, Vet Center outreach specialist gets new home

Army Veteran Craig Hall’s home on wheels is a 35-foot Mobile Vet Center for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He drives more than 1,000 miles a month throughout the northeast attending events, answering questions about VA programs and services and helping Veterans with readjustment advice. On Wednesday, he and his family got to see and explore their new home for the first time.

By |November 30th, 2019|Vet Centers|1 Comment
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