By FRANK LEWIS
PDT Staff Writer
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will have a Mobile Vet Center (MVC) at Daymar College’s New Boston campus on Dec. 6, from noon to 6 p.m. Allison McConnell, director of Admissions at Daymar, said military veterans of southern Ohio and northern Kentucky are welcome to visit the MVC during that time to receive counseling services.
McConnell said vet centers provide readjustment counseling for veterans in easily accessible, consumer-oriented facilities, addressing the social and economic issues veterans might have upon returning from combat duty. This includes psychological counseling for traumatic military-related experiences and family counseling when needed for the veteran’s re-adjustment.
According to the VA, they recently put into service a fleet of 50 new MVCs, and report the widespread distribution of the fleet from coast to coast marks a new chapter in the VA’s innovation to reach rural and underserved veterans with high-quality re-adjustment counseling. The idea is to bring services closer to veterans, no matter where they live.
The typical counseling layout of the MVC can be converted to support emergency medical missions, such as natural disasters.
McConnell said anyone wanting more information may contact the New Boston campus of Daymar College at 740-456-4124.
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