Jennifer Morzenti is a trauma counselor at the Vet Center in Eugene, Oregon. She provides readjustment counseling to combat Veterans and their families. Part of her trauma therapy is enabling Veterans to cope with tragic events. Within hours of the shooting tragedy at Umpqua Community College, Morzenti and Carl Robertson, a Mobile Vet Center technician from Salem, Oregon, arrived in Roseburg to offer immediate support to Veterans and their families.
The Salem, Oregon-based Mobile Vet center provided on-site counseling at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg.
The Eugene Vet Center team has long had an established presence at the school, meeting with student Veterans every two weeks at the campus Veterans center. Now, as students and community react to the tragedy, the team remains on-site at the campus center daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through October 16. At that point, regularly scheduled visits every two weeks will resume.
Nationwide, VA’s Vet Centers provide a broad range of counseling, outreach and referral services tocombat Veterans and their families. Mobile Vet Centers regularly provide Veterans with vital, on-the-spot treatment and resources. They can receive counseling for post-traumatic stress and military sexual trauma, marriage and family counseling, and information on VA benefits. One of the primary benefits of Mobile Vet Centers is the ability to bring services directly to the Veteran when and where they need it, providing a confidential resource for any Veteran seeking readjustment counseling.
Vet Center team Jennifer Morzenti, Carl Robertson and James Brann on site in Roseburg, Oregon.
If you are a Veteran, active-duty Servicemember or a military family member in the Roseburg area, please call the Eugene Vet Center at 541-465-6918 for more information. All calls and inquiries to any Vet Center are confidential.
The Veterans Health Administration’s Readjustment Counseling Service contributed the information in this article.