Local Vet Center participates in Benefits and Information Fair

By Nikki Henderson | nhenderson@ktalnews.tv

Published 07/31 2014 03:44PM

Updated 07/31 2014 03:47PM

The Shreveport Vet Center is taking to steps to better inform veterans in East Texas about available resources and services.

The event will be held on Aug. 8, 2014 at the City Center Square at 102 W. Houston St. in Marshall.
The Readjustment Counseling Services Mobile Vet Center will be on site to support the event and provide counseling services. 

Active duty service members who served in a combat or war zone and eligible family members are now eligible to get counseling at the Shreveport Vet Center, in addition to retired or honorably discharged Combat Veterans and their eligible family members.  The services offered include:

  • Individual, group, and family readjustment counseling to assist active duty service members in making a successful transition from combat, to garrison, or civilian life.  
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder treatment and help with other related problems that affect functioning within the family, work, school or other areas of everyday life.
  • Military sexual trauma counseling for active duty service members of both genders.
Service members will be required to provide documentation by their third visit indicating they have served in a combat or war zone to continue counseling. 

A copy of one of the following documents will meet this requirement:  deployment demobilization order, enlisted record brief, officer record brief, or an award citation indicating service member served in a combat zone.

In addition to its regular operating hours Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Vet Center has extended hours two nights a week, Monday and Tuesday until 7 p.m.

Active duty service members or Veterans needing more information should call the Shreveport Vet Center at (318) 861-1776.

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