Saginaw Vet Center to Host Community Open House, Celebrating 40th Anniversary
What: Saginaw Vet Center invites Veterans, active duty service members, their families and the general public to an Open House event, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Vet Center program.
When: June 14, 2019 11a.m.-3p.m.
Who: Veterans, active duty service members, their families and the interested public.
Where: Saginaw Vet Center
5360 Hampton Place, Suite 200 Saginaw, MI 48604
RSVP: Media interested in attending should RSVP to Michael.McMann@va.gov or call (989) 321-4650 to confirm.
Background: Public Law 96-22 was signed on June 13, 1979 establishing the Vet Centers within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in response to Vietnam combat and era Veterans not accessing VA services at the same levels as Korean and World War II Veterans. Today, 300 Vet Centers and 80 Mobile Vet Centers provide community-based counseling for a wide range of social and psychological services, including confidential readjustment counseling, outreach and referral to eligible Veterans, active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve components and their families. Individual, group, marriage and family counseling is offered in addition to referral and connection to other VA or community benefits and services at no cost. Vet Center counselors and outreach staff, many of whom are Veterans themselves, are experienced and prepared to discuss the tragedies of war, loss, grief and transition after trauma.