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Mobile Veterans Centers to Provide Services at SFCC

Submitted by on August 29, 2011 – 10:57 amNo Comment

South Florida Community College will host the Orlando Mobile Vet Center (MVC), Wednesday, Sept. 7, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The mobile unit will be stationed on the circle by the flagpole and additional veterans information along with a veterans representative from the Heartland Workforce will be located inside Building B at the SFCC Highlands Campus. The event is open to all combat veterans including SFCC students and the public who have served in any era.  Readjustment counseling will also be available to those who have recently returned from combat.

The Orlando Mobile Vet Center is an a extension of the Orlando Vet Center that offers services to veterans and their families such as individual and group counseling, medical and benefits referrals, employment counseling and many more. Each vehicle is equipped with two confidential counseling rooms where vet center counselors and outreach specialists can meet individually with veterans and family members to provide readjustment services.

Vet centers provide counseling services to surviving parents, spouses, children and siblings of service members who die while on active duty, to include federally activated Reserve and National Guard personnel. MVC’s have been mobilized to provide bereavement counseling to family members in rural areas. All services are confidential and free to eligible veterans and family members.

“We have approximately 20,000 veterans living in our tri-county area, but the closest veterans’ centers are located in Sarasota and Orlando,” said Adam Martin, SFCC Veterans Services Liaison, former Military Police Sergeant, and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Veteran.  “Mobile units such as these bring these services to the veterans in our community so they don’t have to travel so far to receive counseling.”

For more information, call Martin  at 863-784-7282.

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