Mobile Vet Center to Visit JJC March 26 – 28

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is reaching out to veterans studying at community colleges around Illinois with a mobile service center that will offer counseling and provide information on other benefits for veterans and their families.Mobile Vet Center to Visit JJC March 26 - 28
 
This Mobile Vet Center will stop for a few days at each of the state’s more than 40 community colleges, and will make its stop at Joliet Junior College starting Monday, March 26.
 
The mobile unit is a full resource center providing private one-on-one counseling, and welcomes all veterans and their families from the area to take advantage of its unique services.
According to information provided by the VA, the motorized vehicle visiting is one of some 50 Mobile Vet Centers that travel around the nation and are equipped with satellite technology to provide needed services like readjustment counseling, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder counseling, bereavement counseling, and marriage and family counseling. Services are free and open to the public. The center also acts as a resource for VA benefits and suicide prevention services and focuses on helping veterans make the difficult transition between military and civilian life.
The Mobile Vet Center will be located on the JJC’s Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road, outside the Campus Center or A-Building. It will be the college’s campus starting Monday, March 26 through Wednesday morning, March 28.
 
On March 27, counselors will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A barbeque will be held along with several activities to follow. The Center will also be open from 8 to 10 a.m. on March 28.
 
Readjustment counselors will also present two workshops for college faculty and staff to explain the transitions of veterans back into the community as well as college life. These sessions are approximately 30 minutes and will be held in room S-2002 at noon and 2 p.m.
 
For more information, contact Cheryl Hlavac at (815) 280-2623 or chlavac@jjc.edu.

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