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Need help after combat? Start at the Vet Center

It’s hard for many young military spouses to imagine that they would need to seek out a Veteran Center to help care for their husband – before they’ve even reached retirement age.

But the number of young veterans, some as young as 21, who require veteran medical services has skyrocketed with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers a wide range of services to combat veterans learning to re-adjust to the civilian world.

All service members who served in any combat zone are eligible for re-adjustment counseling, as are their family members.

Re-adjustment counseling is intended to help veterans and their families transition from military to civilian life.

The services include:

  • Individual and group counseling for veterans and their families
  • Family counseling for military related issues
  • Bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death
  • Military sexual trauma counseling and referral
  • Outreach and education including PDHRA, community events, etc.
  • Substance abuse assessment and referral
  • Employment assessment & referral
  • VBA benefits explanation and referral
  • Screening & referral for medical issues including TBI, depression, etc.

The counseling is offered at all Veteran Centers throughout the country. To find the center closest to you, please visit,

For families who want to talk to a counselor prior to visiting the vet center, you can call the Vet Center’s 24-hour confidential call center and speak to a counselor about your concerns.

Call 1-877-WAR-VETS (927-8387)

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