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More mobile vet center clinics deployed to Indy

Posted at 8:47 PM, Jul 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-11 20:47:41-04

INDIANAPOLIS – The city of Indianapolis recently welcomed new fleet of veteran mobile care centers for those who may not have access to a traditional VA clinic.

The 20 new mobile centers provide emergency support and various forms of counseling. Indianapolis was chosen as one of 20 cities to deploy 20 new centers.

Driver of one of the mobile clinics, Bill Moylan, is trying to spread the word about the services the clinic can offer the community.

"When a service member goes on deployment, it's hard on them but it's just as hard on their families. So, we offer a family counseling when a loved one's away. We also do military sexual trauma, bereavement counseling, marriage counseling," he said.

The 20 vehicles will be added to the existing 50 mobile centers already on the streets.

The Director of the Indianapolis Vet Center Melanie Harris said a third of veterans who serve in the military do not seek help at the VA.

 

She said the mobile centers hope to address more of the issues veterans experience, including decreasing suicide rates.

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