Press release:

Midland Vet Center and Abilene Mobile Vet Center Reaches Out to Veterans in Six Counties in West Texas

When:

Tuesday, June 26

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

When:

Tuesday, June 26

3 – 6:30 p.m.

Where:

Tom Green County

Federal Parking Lot

17 E Twohig Ave

San Angelo, Texas 76903

Where:

Irion County Court House

209 N Park View

Mertzon, Texas 76944

When:

Wednesday, June 27

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

When:

Wednesday, June 27

3 – 6:30 p.m.

Where:

Reagan County Court House

300 N Plaza Ave.

Big Lake, Texas 76932

Where:

Sterling County Court House

609 4th St.

Sterling City, Texas 76951

When:

Thursday, June 28

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

When:

Thursday, June 28

3 – 6:30 p.m.

Where:

Glascock County Court House

117 Currie Ave

Garden City, Texas 79739

Where:

Howard County

Walmart

201 W Marcy Dr.

Big Spring, Texas 79720

The Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center (MVC) is a 34-foot "office on wheels” equipped with satellite communications hosting audio-visual equipment, encrypted phone and fax lines, computers, and wireless internet. MVCs are driven to far-reaching rural areas to assist Veterans with counseling and referral services pertaining to Post-Traumatic Stress, Military Sexual Trauma counseling, bereavement counseling, marriage and family therapy, and resources for suicide intervention as well as VA benefits. Readjustment Counseling Services are provided for Veterans who served in combat as well as for their dependents. For more information on the capabilities of the Mobile Vet Center, contact Donovan Smith at (325) 232-7925.

Representatives from West Texas VA Health Care System and Waco VA Benefits Office will be on site to answer questions.

The Midland Vet Center is located at 4400 N. Midland Dr., Suite 540, Midland, Texas 79707. To better serve Veterans and their families, the hours of operation are:

Monday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Friday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Services include:

  • Individual, group, and family readjustment counseling to veterans, active duty service members, 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 and active duty service members of both genders, regardless of combat experience.
  • For more information or to schedule a visit, call the Midland Vet Center at (432) 697-8222.

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.

www.vetcenter.va.gov

Combat Call Center: 1-877-WARVETS (927-8387)

VA Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255