Jasper County could soon have access to Vet Center services
In 1979, Congress recognized that an overwhelming number of Vietnam veterans were having trouble re-adjusting to civilian life and were experiencing psychological and social distress. They also realized traditional VA services weren’t the solution to the problem and created the Vet Center program.
“Vet Centers help veterans and their family members make a satisfying post war readjustment to civilian life through a broad and successful range of counseling, outreach and referrals,” according to one of its pamphlets.
Another unique aspect of the Vet Center versus traditional VA hospitals is that it is open to combat vets and their families. Vet Center services are absolutely free. Some of the services they provide are:
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