DALLAS – Reps. Mike Cabell (R-Luzerne) and Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) along with Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20) announced the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Mobile Veterans Center (MVC), which provides free outreach and counseling services to veterans and their families, is scheduled to visit Dallas on Friday, Jan. 19.
The MVC will be located in the parking lot of the Dallas Shopping Center, 1 Tunkhannock Highway in Dallas, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the third Friday of each month, weather permitting. It will remain in place until all veterans in attendance are served.
“Our veterans have made great sacrifices in their service to the nation,” said the legislators. “We owe it to the veterans and their families to reach out and make them aware of the many programs and services for which they are eligible. These monthly visits by the MVC in our area will go a long way toward achieving that goal.”
Trained personnel will be on hand to provide a variety of services including individual, marital, family and bereavement counseling; medical referrals; assistance in applying for VA benefits; employment guidance and referrals; alcohol and drug assessments and referrals; and information and referrals to community resources.
Veterans in need of individual counseling should call 570-344-2676 to schedule an appointment.
The 38-foot Mobile Veterans Center, which resembles a supersized recreational vehicle, features the following:
• Two private counseling rooms.
• Satellite communication and Internet service with VA Medical Centers.
• Video conferencing and tele-health capabilities.
• Wheelchair lift and handicapped accessibility.
The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs sponsors the MVC program to reach veterans in underserved areas. There are more than 80 MVCs that provide services across the country, including several located in Pennsylvania.
The MVC visit schedule is subject to change. For more information, call Cabell’s Dallas office at 570-675-6000.
Representative Mike Cabell
117th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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