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New counseling center in Wausau for veterans

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WAUSAU (WAOW)--A new counseling center is available for veterans who are finding the transition to civilian life difficult. The Wausau Vet Center Outstation,  is located at 605 South 24th Avenue, Suite 24.

  The center is run through the U.S. Department of Veterans affairs. But, organizers say the counseling services offered there are confidential. Veterans who need to talk  are paired with other veterans.

   For more information you can make a local call:  715-842-1724  or fax 715-842-9634. Other contacts can be reached @   608-782-4403 or by e-mail at Robert.Thoen@va.gov.

PRESS RELEASE

"This kind of service is wonderful to offer to our Veterans who answered the call and now we're providing the services they need as they come back into civilian life, said Joe Huth, the team leader for the Wausau Vet Center. "We are excited to be a part of the Wausau community, and our staff is excited about serving Veterans in this area,"

The Wausau Vet Center represents the Department of Veterans Affairs' commitment to the delivery of quality care to war veterans in and near their communities. For Veterans who have served in any combat zone, Vet Centers are in the community to help them and their family with readjustment counseling and outreach services. VA's readjustment counseling is provided at community-based Vet Centers located near Veterans and their families. Readjustment counseling is a wide range of psycho social services offered to eligible Veterans and their families in the effort to make a successful transition from military to civilian life.

They include individual and group counseling for Veterans and their families, family counseling for military related issues, bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death, military sexual trauma counseling and referral, outreach and education including PDHRA, community events, substance abuse assessment and referral, employment assessment and referral, VBA benefits explanation and referral, screening and referral for medical issues including TBI, depression, etc.

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