The U.S. Department of Veterans Affair has rescheduled a visit by one of its counselors to the College of Southern Maryland's Prince Frederick Campus. A VA center outreach coordinator will be on the campus at 115 J.W. Williams Road in Prince Frederick from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Flagship Building A, Room 107.
The visit previously had been scheduled for Sept. 29.
Veterans in Southern Maryland who are making the transition from military to civilian life can always use a little help. Life isn't always easy after a deployment. That is why the VA wants to provide assistance and make it as convenient as possible for veterans and their families to access a broad range of counseling, outreach and referral services.
VA outreach coordinators help guide veterans and their families through many of the major adjustments in their lifestyle that often occur after a veteran returns from combat. Services for a veteran might include individual and group counseling in areas such as post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol and drug assessment, and suicide prevention referrals.
All counseling services are provided free of charge and are strictly confidential.
The VA estimates there are 422,282 veterans living in Maryland; nearly 42,000 of them reside in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties.
For more information about veterans outreach, visit http://vetcenter.va.gov/.
For information about veteran and military support services at CSM, visit http://www.csmd.edu/student-services/veteran-military-support-services/ or call Robert Henry, CSM's veterans affairs coordinator, at 301-934-7656.
VA Vet Center Outreach at CSM Prince Frederick Campus. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 11. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Flagship Building A, Room 107, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Department of Veterans Affairs outreach coordinator will be on campus to provide counseling, outreach and referral services to veterans. Free and confidential. Visit http://www.vetcenter.va.gov/.