Readjustment counseling: Readjustment counseling is a wide range of services provided to combat veterans in the effort to make a satisfying transition from military to civilian life. Services include individual counseling, group counseling, marital and family counseling, bereavement counseling, medical referrals, assistance in applying for VA Benefits, employment counseling, guidance and referral, alcohol/drug assessments, information and referral to community resources, military sexual trauma counseling & referral, outreach and community education.
MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA COUNSELING: What is military sexual trauma counseling? Military sexual trauma counseling may include individual or group counseling, marital and family counseling, referral for benefits assistance, liaison with community agencies or substance abuse information and referral to help you deal with the emotions of military sexual trauma and regain confidence in your everyday life.
BEREAVMENT COUNSELING: What is Bereavement Counseling? Bereavement counseling is assistance and support to people with emotional and psychological stress after the death of a loved one. Bereavement counseling includes a broad range of transition services, including outreach, counseling, and referral services to family members.
Eligibility: Does VA have readjustment counseling for family members? Family members of combat veterans have been eligible for Vet Center readjustment counseling services for military related issues since 1979. Am I eligible for Vet Center readjustment counseling? If you, or a family member, served in any combat zone and received a military campaign ribbon (Vietnam, Southwest Asia, OEF, OIF, etc.) you are eligible for Vet Center services.
WAR ZONE VETERANS – all eras, including:
VIETNAM WAR – 28 Feb. 1961 to 7 May 1975 KOREAN WAR – 27 June 1950 to 31 Jan.
1955 WORLD WAR II – 7 Dec. 1941 to 31 Dec. 1946
AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINES – In ocean-going service during the period of armed conflict, 7 Dec. 1941 to 15 Aug. 1945
LEBANON -25 Aug. 1982 to 26 Feb. 1984
GRENADA – 23 Oct. 1983 to 21 Nov. 1983
PANAMA -20 Dec. 1989 to 31 Jan. 1990
PERSIAN GULF – 2 Aug. 1990 to- –
SOMALIA – 17 Sept. 1992 to-
OPERATIONS JOINT ENDEAVOR, JOINT GUARD, JOINT FORGE – Veterans who participated in one or more of these three successive operations in the former Yugoslavia (Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia, aboard U.S. Naval vessels operating in the Adriatic Sea, or air spaces above those areas).
SEXUAL TRAUMA / HARASSMENT COUNSELING – veterans of both sexes, all eras
GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM – Veterans who serve or have sewed in military expeditions to combat terrorism on or fter September 11, 2001 and before a terminal date yet to be established.
BEREAVEMENT – Parents, spouses and children of Armed Forces personnel who died in the service of their country. Family members of Reservists and National Guardsmen who die while on duty are included.
Other Center Locations:
Bismarck Vet Center
619 Riverwood Drive, Suite 105
Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone: 701-224-9751 Or 701-224-9751
Fargo Vet Center
3310 Fiechtner Drive. Suite 100
Fargo, ND 58103-8730
Grand Forks Vet Center
3001 32nd Ave S. Suite 6A
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK(8255)