• Vet Center: Veteran Sandra Hardy no longer suffering in silence

    Although Vet Centers offer unlimited counseling appointments, U.S. Army Veteran Sandra Hardy had it set in her mind she would only need a couple of visits.  Three years later, she's still going.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Vet Centers: 42 years of serving Veterans

    Vet Centers were established to support the significant number of Vietnam-era Veterans who were not accessing VA services. They provide readjustment counseling and many other services.

  • A Gold Star Mother on learning to live again

    Memorial Day may come for some once a year, but for Sallie Woodard it is every day since the passing of her son, U.S. Navy Engineman Second Class Sebastian Woodard, on March 4, 2015 (Served from 2006-2015).

  • Vietnam memorial walls release schedule, with COVID restrictions

    Veterans, families, friends and the general public have several options to see Vietnam memorial walls in 2021 with the release of traveling wall schedules.

  • Billings Vet Center welcomes Vietnam Veterans home with Quilts of Valor

    Mary B. Walter became an official volunteer at the Billing […]

  • Borne the Battle COVID-19 Update No. 4

    In the latest COVID-19 update on VA’s Borne the Battle Podcast, Gabriel Botero, Brooklyn VA Vet Center Director, and Lizabeth Kosmopoulos, Biloxi Vet Center Director, discuss being mobilized into two of the current hardest affected areas for COVID-19, New York City and New Orleans.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • San Antonio Vet Center celebrates 40th Anniversary

    Vet Center services are also provided to family members of Veterans and Service members for military-related issues when they aid in the readjustment of those who have served. This includes bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death.

  • EMDR, VA PTSD treatment helps Veteran after 10th deployment

    Rogelio "Roger" Rodriguez used EMDR treatment from his Vet Center to overcome PTSD from his 10 deployments with the Air National Guard.

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