Mobile Veteran Center stops in Conway
Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:24:41 GMT —
More than two dozen veterans took advantage of a mobile veteran center that stopped at the Coastal Workforce offices on Thursday.
"The hardest part is that some veterans don't know that they have these benefits. And you think that they may think that they get this information and they may have gotten it if they were in the military. Maybe they've forgotten it or because they have so much going on in their life they just don't know
" Sonya Johnson with the mobile vet center said.
The mobile center is a partnership between The Department of Veterans Affairs, South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, Berkeley County Veterans Affairs Office and Ralph H. Johnson VAMC.
Counselors of the center on wheels provide readjustment counseling for Active-Duty, National Guard, and Reserve as well as, post-deployment health reassessments for returning combat service members.
Veterans can also receive services such as counseling for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Military Sexual Trauma, bereavement counseling, marriage and family counseling, and resources like VA benefits information and suicide prevention referrals.