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VA Mobile Vet Center Deploys to Dallas to Support Harvey Evacuees

September 1, 2017

 What: The Lawton VA Mobile Vet Center deploys to Dallas to offer counseling services to Veterans and the community affected by Hurricane Harvey.
 When: Thursday, Aug. 31 – Sep. 5 (times may adjust)
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 Where: City Hall Plaza
1500 Marilla St
Dallas, Texas 75201
 Background:     

On Aug. 31, VA deployed the Lawton Mobile Vet Center to Dallas to provide counseling services to Veterans and the community affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Local Vet Center staff from the Dallas, Mesquite, Arlington, and Fort Worth Vet Centers along with three staff from the Lawton Vet Center are in Dallas to provide support to Hurricane Harvey evacuees at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center “mega shelter.” 
The MVCs are 38-foot community outreach vehicles equipped with two confidential counseling rooms where Vet Center counselors can meet privately with those in need to provide counseling support.  VA personnel are on hand to provide crisis counseling and benefits referral.

VA operates 80 Mobile Vet Centers nationwide to enhance all three primary Vet Center functions of outreach, direct service delivery, and referral.

Vet Center staff respect the privacy of all clients, and we hold information in strictest confidence. No information will be communicated to any person or agency without written consent, except in necessary circumstances to avert a crisis. For further information contact www.vetcenter.va.gov.