Have you served in a combat zone, area of hostility or experienced a military sexual trauma? If so, you qualify for free community-based counseling at a Vet Center and you qualify whether you are active duty now, recently separated or served many years ago. Families dealing with bereavement are also eligible for counseling. There are 300 Vet Centers across the nation that offer free counseling, referral services and other assistance to eligible Veterans, Servicemembers and their families.
On Jan. 28, VA partnered with Team Red White & Blue for an #ExploreVA Facebook chat to spread the word about the services that VA Vet Centers provide. In addition to answering questions on Team RWB’s Facebook page, VA and Team RWB aired a live discussion of Vet Center services from our Silver Spring, Maryland, location. Two Vet Center counselors, an outreach worker and a member of Team RWB shared their experiences with Vet Centers and answered questions about what Vet centers have to offer eligible Veterans and their families.
Check out the discussion in full or see our summary below.
Many Veterans, Servicemembers and their families tuned in on Facebook to ask questions about Vet Centers. Here are some of these questions and their answers.
A number of Veterans asked to be connected to their local Vet Center, and the VA team promptly provided contact information based on the viewer’s zip code.
You can find the VA Vet Center nearest to you with the online locator tool.
If you have loved ones who could benefit from the services offered at Vet Centers, we encourage you to share the discussion on Vet Centers from VA’s YouTube channel. Thank you to everyone who tuned in to the event—and especially to Team RWB for hosting the chat.