Outreach event at veterans center

Staff report

HAZARD — The Lexington Vet Center is participating in a Veteran Outreach/Information event at the Hazard VA Clinic on June 28th and July 12th, 2016. The event is scheduled to run from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the VA Clinic in Hazard, Kentucky.

Veterans and their family members are invited to come out and receive information on Vet Center services. Staff will be available to discuss readjustment and transitional needs and to connect veterans to VA and community resources. A Mobile Vet Center (MVC) will be on site —- all are welcome to tour the vehicle. The customized motorized vehicles, closely resembling RVs; are equipped with confidential counseling space; and equipped with a state of the art communication package.

Vets can receive counseling for post-traumatic stress issues, military sexual trauma, marriage and family counseling, and information on VA benefits information. The vehicles also serve as part of the VA emergency response program.

Vet Center staff will be on site to answer questions and assist veterans in making a positive readjustment from military to civilian life. Veterans are highly encouraged to bring a copy of their DD214 (discharge paperwork) to assist in determining eligibility for services. For more information, contact Jeffrey Weems at 859-327-0835.

Staff report

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