Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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April 15, 2014

Mobile Vet Center in town Wednesday

CROSSVILLE — The Department of Veterans Affairs will have a Mobile Vet Center (MVC) in Crossville at the Cumberland County Community Complex 1398 Livingston Rd. on Wednesday, April 16. MVC 844 will be at the Community Complex from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

MVC 844 is Johnson City, TN-based and provides service coverage throughout the majority of Tennessee.

MVC's, operated by VA's Readjustment Counseling Service, provide non-medical readjustment counseling and outreach to combat veterans and their families, addressing the social and economic dimensions of post-war needs.

Throughout April, veterans in several rural communities across the state of Tennessee will also have access to the MVC.

MVCs are among Veterans Affairss premier, front-line outreach resources designed to interact with veterans in rural communities, at community events, and on special occasions. As an integral part of the Vet Center system, MVCs offer veterans information on topics such as individual and group readjustment counseling, military sexual trauma, marital and family counseling, VA benefits, and community education.

Veterans and family members seeking information about Vet Center or other Department of Veterans Affairs services can visit the Mobile Vet Center on a walk-in basis during this important state-wide outreach effort.

As is often the case in many rural areas wherein VA facilities are not readily available or there is limited access to services, the MVC affords veterans an opportunity to engage in face-to-face dialog with a VA representative within the local community.

Significant too is that the Mobile Vet Center staff respects the privacy of all veterans and family members, maintaining all information in strictest confidence.

Staff will not communicate or transfer any information to any third party or agency without the express, written consent of the individual veteran except in circumstances wherein such communication is absolutely necessary to avert a crisis situation.

For more information about the Mobile Vet Center, call the Veterans Service Office at 484-0090.

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