Three new Vet Centers and six satellite locations coming to communities across the US and its territories.
VA creates scholarship program to help aspiring Vet Center mental health professionals
If you are a Veteran, service member or a family member, Vet Centers are in your community to help with counseling and outreach services.
Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional counseling to eligible Veterans, service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families. Counseling is offered to make a successful transition from military to civilian life or after a traumatic event experienced in the military. Individual, group, marriage and family counseling is offered in addition to referral and connection to other VA or community benefits and services. Vet Center counselors and outreach staff, many of whom are Veterans themselves, are experienced and prepared to discuss the tragedies of war, loss, grief and transition after trauma.
Life isn't always easy after a deployment. That's where we can help. We offer confidential support for Veterans, service members, and their families at no cost in a relaxed, non-medical setting. Our services include counseling for needs such as depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST). We can also connect you with more support in VA and your community. All services are strictly confidential.
Mobile Vet Center
Our 83 Mobile Vet Centers (MVC) are large mobile vehicles with space for confidential counseling and are used to provide outreach to eligible individuals in communities that are distant from existing services. MVCs can access records through encrypted connection. With this capability, MVCs are often called upon to support VA in its important mission of providing emergency services in response to national emergencies and disasters.
Vet Center Call Center
1-877-927-8387 is a free, around the clock confidential call center where Veterans, service members and their families can talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in transitioning after military service or trauma and get connected to their nearest Vet Center. Our call center team is comprised of combat Veterans from several eras as well as family members of Veterans.