Counseling center for veterans, families to visit region

news_inthenews_greenBy Lena Mitchell

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

The Veterans Administration Memphis Mobile Vet Center will make the rounds to several Northeast Mississippi counties this week to offer counseling support to veterans and veteran families who need assistance.

The “VA 2 Vets” program is coordinated by Don Moore, a Department of Veterans Affairs counselor. The program is not part of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis.

“We try to coordinate our visits with veterans service officers in each county,” Moore said. “We’ll have our mobile unit all around north Mississippi next week.”

The Memphis Vet Center services include:

• Individual, group and family readjustment counseling to veterans and their families in making a successful transition from combat to civilian life.

• Post-traumatic stress disorder – PTSD – 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 veterans of both genders, regardless of combat service.

Beginning Monday, Moore will bring the mobile center to the following locations:

• Monday, June 23, 10 a.m.-noon, Pontotoc, Pontotoc County Courthouse; 1-3 p.m., New Albany, Union County Courthouse.

• Wednesday, June 25, 9-11 a.m., Tishomingo Community Center; noon-3 p.m., Iuka, Tishomingo County Courthouse.

• Thursday, June 26, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Booneville, Prentiss County AgriCenter.

• Friday, June 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Corinth, Crossroads Arena.

Local veterans service officers also will be on hand to provide additional services at most of these events.

lena.mitchell@journalinc.com