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Posted on: September 14, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Vet Center Providing Free Mental Health Services in Texas City after Harvey

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The US Department of Veterans Affairs stationed a Mobile Vet Center at the Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic, 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City. The center is available free of charge to veterans and non-veterans weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Source: http://www.gchd.org/Home/Components/News/News/1674/65


People working to rebuild their lives after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey have access to free counseling services in Galveston County.

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has stationed a Mobile Vet Center at the Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic, located at 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City. The center is available free of charge to both veterans and non-veterans weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until further notice. Appointments are not needed.

The center in Texas City is one of several locations in the Houston region.  

“Most of the people we’ve spoke to are non-Veterans,” said David Caldwell, readjustment counselor for the Vet Center in Houston. “They are confused, scared, they aren’t sure where to go. This disaster has caused mental health issues, and we have the staff who can help.”

Although VA’s Vet Center mostly works with combat veterans, Hurricane Harvey has resulted in the mobilization of Vet Centers to not only serve veterans, but anyone in the community seeking their assistance.

“We have seen children, and notice sad looks in their eyes,” continued Caldwell. “We show a friendly face, and ask what’s wrong? We chat and make them feel better; it is about the whole family in this situation.”

Vet Center services include: social services, psychotherapy, outreach and networking, veterans benefits counseling, bereavement counseling, substance abuse counseling, community education and referrals for basic needs including shelter and financial assistance.

For more information about Vet Center, visit www.vetcenter.va.gov or call 1-877-WAR-VETS.

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